AspiralAspiralThe Gyrotonic Method Contact: Lorna Pickford
Gyrotonic exercises are a sequence of specific exercises, tailored to the individual, with movements that flow and allow the joints to move through a natural range of motion without undue strain. The sequences create balance,strength and flexibility.
Exercises are performed on a custom designed pulley tower. The equipment is designed to challenge and support the body through the weighted pulleys and rotational discs. It is designed to be highly adaptable making it accessible to everyone regardless of age or physical ability. It is the ideal training programme for anyone interested in improving all aspects of their fitness including athletes, dancers, sports enthusiasts, young people, the elderly and injury rehab clients.
These carefully designed exercises aim to increase spinal flexibility and posture, stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments, increase core strength, overall flexibility and coordination as well as stimulating the nervous system and increased energy levels.
GYROTONIC® method is an original and unique movement system. It was created in the mid 1970’s by Juliu Horvath, a principle dancer. As a result of debilitating injuries during his dance career he developed this as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
It offers similar benefits also derived from yoga, dance, swimming and gymnastics.
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods are complementary exercise methods.
Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian and professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career and began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
Gyrotonic exercises are performed on custom-designed Gyrotonic equipment, whereas Gyrokinesis exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, agility, strength and flexibility.
A global community of over 13,000 Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainers teach classes in 74 countries.
Lorna is one of only a handful of qualified and experienced teacher based in Scotland. Lorna has worked with a diverse range of clients, ranging from ballet dancers to elderly clients wishing to improve their mobility. Friendly and encouraging, Lorna uses this system to help you to attain the best possible health, fitness and wellness.
Sessions are one to one with a qualified instructor. They generally last for one hour and are tailored to suit your individual needs.
Gyrotonic exercises really will benefit anybody and everybody. Scottish tennis player Andy Murray is a convert to the system.
Lorna’s studio is located within the picturesque village of Killearn, just north of Glasgow and within rural Stirlingshire. Aspiral studio is a short drive from both Glasgow & Stirling.
I first came across Gyrotonics when I worked with Scottish Ballet where I was Head of Education for 10 years. I’ve been doing it myself as a client for about 15 years. Since developing osteoarthritis in my toe joints, dancing and teaching became more painful so I made the decision to follow a new and exciting career path. With over 23 years teaching experience – it seemed a natural transition.
This is the first studio in Stirlingshire to offer Gyrotonic Sessions. This is a great opportunity for people in the local villages as well as the city of Stirling. It is so versatile that it can help with rehabilitation for clients who suffer from back pain, knee and hip problems as well supporting cyclists, runners, golfers to enhance their performance. It’s suitable for young people age 16+ to people in their 80s or older!