“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.” Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® founder
Studio 117 is a beautiful, spacious, calm space that houses our GYROTONIC® equipment. Classes are one on one or can be arranged as a duet with someone of a similar level.
These classes are held one-on-one in Studio 117 and last for an hour.
There is usually a warm up given on the stool and some preparatory exercises on the floor. It is a very ‘hands on technique’, using the power of gentle touch to help you awaken and move neglected muscle groups.
The class will take you through a variety of sequences on the tower, moving the spine through its 4 ranges of movement; Flexion, extension, lateral bend and twist/spiral.
The emphasis is on ‘movement’ something we tend to lack these days! It is rhythmical, expressive and somewhat dance like in quality, taking influences from yoga, tai chi and other methods
I guarantee you will leave feeling balanced, light in spirit, energised, yet relaxed
The GYROTONIC® method can be used for general conditioning amongst people from all walks of life and across all ages. It is equally suitable for rehabilitation from a wide range of injuries or for those with neurological conditions
Our studio offers two GYROTONIC® towers, a leg extension unit and a Jump stretch board. Classes can be taken privately or as a duet with a friend or partner. GYROTONIC® works beautifully alongside Pilates or other exercise methods. Classes should be booked through reception.
“I want music in my body and poetry in my body, and I want to be skilful without struggle; it has to come without struggle.” Juliu Horvath
“One would be hard pressed to find anyone better at teaching GYROTONIC®. Sarah is always one step ahead with new techniques and equipment, but only allows you to use new equipment if she thinks you are ready. I highly recommend Pilates Plus!”
“Sarah is a highly skilled and inspirational teacher. She is disciplined and firm but full of generosity and humanity. Can’t be beaten!”
“What Sarah doesn’t know about the human body is not worth knowing. I have had one-to-one Gyrotonic sessions consistently twice a week for 8 years. Over time my damaged shoulder has got better, without the surgery I was told I would need, my posture has improved and I continue to play tennis.”