Transform What It Feels Like
To Live In Your Body
Every program is completely customized to start where you are and to move you in the direction of where you want to be whether it is more agility, more strength, or a more pain-free body.
Your body in sync
The body is designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arching and spiraling paths of motion and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly and efficiently.
Opening energy pathways and stimulating the nervous system while increasing range of motion and creating functional strength prepares for even more complex movements.
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What My Clients Say
How The Gyrotonic Expansion System has changed lives
Jill has been a gift for me. She uses her mastery of Gyrotonic and adapts the exercises to what my body needs at the time. She has worked patiently with me over the last 4.5 years to strengthen my body, to shift a recurring lower back issue, and to get me fully into my body while patiently advancing me to the intermediate level.
She is always accepting and allowing without judgment, while at the same time she keeps me moving forward and on track. Her hands on touch in sessions is wise and purposeful, and it provides gentle guidance that has enhanced my training. She has a gift for teaching, and her love and knowledge of Gyrotonic is truly inspiring and encourages me to keep going.
And she is one of my favorite humans!
In seventh grade, I had a bike accident that left me paralyzed on one side. Against all odds, I did relearn to walk - but dancing was beyond what I could do. Through Gyrotonic I was able to rebuild the brain-body nerve passageways that were broken in that long-ago accident. It was quite a surprise to me to be at a weekend music festival last month and discover that suddenly I could dance! Really! This is the power of Jill and her Gyrotonic studio. Friends who have known me for years are saying - you are moving differently! What are you doing?
As a person, Jill is wonderful and even though she’s heavily booked, it's worth the wait to get in to see her. It's the best thing I've done for self-care in my life. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She's exceptional and a very special part of Santa Barbara! Read full review.
For me, there is my life before working with her and my life after. That's how big a difference she made in the day-to-day quality of my life.
The short version; in seventh grade, I had a very bad bike accident that left me paralyzed on one side of my body. They did not think I'd walk again. Overcoming all odds, I did relearn to walk - but dancing was beyond what I could do. I just couldn't make my body move the way I saw others moving. Decades later, after working with Jill to help with stiffness and body flexibility, the brilliant side effect of her guidance was that the Gyrotonic work rebuilt brain-body nerve passageways that were broken in that long-ago accident. (CONTINUED)
As a person, Jill is wonderful and I know she's often very heavily scheduled (because she's so good) working with private clients and training other teachers - but it's worth the wait to get in and see her. It's the best thing I've done for self-care in my life! I cannot recommend her highly enough! She's exceptional and a very special part of Santa Barbara!
“I want music and poetry in my body. I want to be skillful without struggle.”
– Juliu Horvath
What can Your body do?
Unlike most conventional exercise equipment where linear or isolated movements are performed, the Gyrotonic Expansion System emphasizes multiple joint articulations without compression. Currently, the Gyrotonic Expansion System is used worldwide by dancers, athletes, and in rehabilitation facilities, as well as by people from all walks of life, age and health condition.