Gyrotonic® Method

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is an exercise modality that guides users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged during the performance of the exercises, thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity.

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Juliu Horvath discovered the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® principles that form the foundation for this novel approach to maintaining health and well-being after many years of study, as he not only tried and succeeded in repairing the bodily injuries that he sustained as a professional dancer using these new methodologies, but he also sought to create a system of exercises that anyone could perform, regardless of age or state of health.



Stefanie completed the rigorous training to become certified as a trainer in Miami in 2006 (with master trainers Leda Franklin & Lisa Marie Goodwin) after study and mentorship with movement therapist mentor Megan Reisel and master trainer Tim McMinn. In 2016, Stefanie received certification for using the GYROTONER®, a specialized piece of equipment, after study with master trainer Leslie Davenport. In 2017, she was certified on the Gyrotonic Leg Extension Unit specialized equipment by master trainer Cori Doetzer.

Stefanie currently books private GYROTONIC® sessions at her action-based dance art TOURMALINE Z STUDIO at the Clock Tower in Pittsfield and at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Lenox in the Berkshires of Western MA.  Stefanie keeps her exploration and updates in the technique fresh with continued study and practice, most recently in 2022 delving into LEVEL 2 methods.

Stefanie provides relaxed and insightful movement and mobility support sessions for people of all ages and abilities. If you are experiencing a circumstance with your body such as Parkinson’s, TBI, MS, post-stroke, chronic pain, or limited mobility from any other formal diagnosis, contact Stefanie to book a session for her specialized attention to your movement concerns.

Some sessions in the Tourmaline Z studio may include aerial silks fascial release and craniosacral fascial tuning and unwinding.

Sessions with Stefanie in the Boston, Pioneer Valley, and Detroit area are also possible. Please inquire if interested.  Contact


GYROTONIC®, GYROTONER®, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission. (Thank you Marty!)

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