Gyrokinesis is a complete movement system, for all levels and ages, and can be applied to a variety of situations, as one needs very little equipment. It incorporates many key principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics and Tai Chi. The class begins with the practitioner seated on a low stool, utilizing self-massage and simple breathing patterns to awaken the body. He or she mobilizes the spine through a series of arching, curling and spiraling movements. The corresponding breathing patterns in every movement help to stimulate the nervous system and open up energy pathways.
Diane Daniel trained as a classical dancer at the Hammond School in the UK. She spent over fifteen years as a professional dancer in Israel (The Israel Ballet) and Germany (Ballet Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Tanztheater Heidelberg, Tanztheater Munster, and Tanztheater Freiburg). She is a certified Pilates, Gyrotonic & Grokinesis instructor.
Diane has worked with Alan Herdman at one of London’s most reputable Pilates studios. She also studied with Juliu Horvath in Germany for her Gyrotonic certification. She is a Pre-trainer in the Gyrotonic system and continues her education in Seattle with master trainer Karen Mullen.
Diane had her own private studio in Vancouver for over 20 years and now spends her time between Merida in Mexico and Vancouver.