The Gyrotonic® Method

Are you suffering from back pain or other common issues such as neck and shoulder pain, joint pain, arthritis, headaches, anxiety, sciatica or mobility issues?  

The GYROTONIC® Method is a unique movement method that addresses the entire person by stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength and movement efficiency. With Gyrotonic exercises, 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, efficiency, strength and flexibility.

​Because the Gyrotonic specialized equipment is highly adjustable, it can be customized to fit each person’s unique physique and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm/leg length and range of motion. Whether you are a senior citizen, recovering from an injury, elite athlete, or living with a disability, Gyrotonic classes are adapted to fit your needs.

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MEET LISA, GYROTONIC INSTRUCTOR

Lisa is a successful entrepreneur and owner of Nagare, a wellness center in Haddonfield that focuses on holistic healing through The GYROTONIC® Method, Reiki and Sound Healing. A life-long lover and student of music, Lisa discovered The GYROTONIC® Method in 2006 and was immediately drawn to the fluidity and musicality of the motion.

She trained with Tony Morales in New York City, continued her certification with Master Trainer Billy Macagnone and received her final certification in Munstertal, Germany with Master Trainer, Leda Franklin. Lisa also received certifications for Musical Journey, Application for the High-Level Athlete, Shoulder Girdle Application and Psoas Principles.

As a mentor to new Gyrotonic Instructors, Lisa is humbled to be a participant in a certification program that dedicates time to training black and brown women to expand representation in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gyrotonic Method is a unique movement method that can support a wide range of people.  It is utilized by professional athletes all over the world to improve their performance and increase strength and movement efficiency.  ​The system can benefit anyone who is recovering from an injury, experiencing physical limitations in any way or looking to balance their current exercise plan.  There is a meditative impact on the mind and body while performing the exercises, making The Gyrotonic Method impactful for anyone with anxiety.  In short, this movement method is perfect for anyone looking for increased freedom of movement and strength.

The main difference between the practices is the circular movement.  Unlike yoga, you are asked to move through a position to continue the flow of not only the exercise, but the energy as well.  The same can be said for a comparison to pilates; the movement is circular rather than linear, as on a reformer.  While pilates also works to strengthen the core, Gyrotonic aims to connect every movement through the spine, thus working and energizing the entire body.

Gyrotonic can be as vigorous as you make it.  There can be cardiovascular components to a workout.  In general, Gyrotonic is a piece of your healthy lifestyle puzzle.  It is meant to bring balance to your body in every way – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

None taken!  When I first saw the tower, I was very intimidated and thought the same thing.  But, no, there is no pain. Because each motion is meant to stretch and strengthen, the body heals while moving.  Unlike most forms of exercise, which require the body to move in one way for several repetitions, Gyrotonic movements promote fluidity so joints are lubricated and blood flows easily to muscles.  

Most all limitations can be managed by taking care to make accommodations.  We use props to aid in any work out – pillows, wedges, stools – whatever is necessary for a client to feel safe and supported.

We recommend at least 1 session a week, but you could schedule 2 or 3.  In addition to each session with the equipment, you will receive homework – exercises you can do at home during the week without any specialized equipment.

In the very first session, we will go over any limitations or concerns you might have and any goals you’d like to reach. You will be taught how to do the basic movements that are at the very core of every Gyrotonic exercise. You should wear comfortable clothing, something you can move in, and socks.

LIVE THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS IMAGINED

You are deserving of a pain-free, hope-filled, joyous life. Experience 12 intentionally curated Healing Journey sessions designed to help you overcome whatever roadblock crosses your path.

  • Discover the root of your pain
  • Heal emotionally, physically and spiritually
  • Own your power and connect to a higher purpose
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The Importance of Movement

Lisa supported me and my cranky right SI joint with the Gyrotonic Method. Within a month or less my SI joint was corrected and, on the mend, and it’s all gone now. I have to say it I’m hooked; movement is so incredibly important. I will never not have it incorporated into my life. The other element to my journey is Lisa herself – she is generous, caring and insightful.

— Michelle