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InBody Center is the home of Resonant Bodywork (Rachael Bouch D's private practice), as well as an educational venue dedicated to cultivating somatic awareness and embodiment through movement. We offer workshops for practitioners in professional development, and classes for all ages on various themes of embodiment. Our offerings include movement, awareness and self care classes to support greater ease in the body, and access more connectivity in the body-mind. We also offer educational workshops for professionals: healthcares practitioners, somatic practitioners, bodyworkers and therapists.
GYROKINESIS® Group Class * Saturdays 10-11:30am
Instructor: Andrea McGinnis
Gyrokinesis® is an original, total-body conditioning method created by Juliu Horvath, the founder of the acclaimed Gyrotonic® Method. Gyrokinesis® shares the movement principles of Gyrotonic®, but the sequences are practiced on a stool or the floor (instead of using specialized equipment). Through carefully crafted exercise sequences composed of wave-like, spiraling, movements seamlessly flowing together with a focused attention on corresponding breath, Gyrokinesis® deeply works the entire body in a gentle yet invigorating range of rhythmic paces, creating both a dynamic and relaxed sense of functional, coordinated and supple strength. This circular, non-linear, ebb-and-flow quality of movement signature to both Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® honors the natural, fluid, spiraled anatomy of the body. With roots in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance, these unique, rejuvenating systems help to re-educate the body in developing a greater overall sense of flexibility, power, ease, and efficiency of movement. The smooth shifting from contraction to expansion throughout the entire body is emphasized, gently stimulating the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, decompressing the joints, opening further range of motion, releasing and strengthening ligaments, & restoring balance to the musculoskeletal structure. The Gyrokinesis® method is practiced under the instruction of a Certified Gyrokinesis® Trainer.
"My personal approach as an instructor is to guide you through the process of discovery, and into a deeper sense of physical connection... Listening with the utmost respect, reverence and care to the innate biological wisdom of the body."
Date: Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am
(please arrive 15 minutes to check-in & settle)
Location: InBody Center, 1019 Solano Ave, Unit B Upstairs. Albany, CA
Cost: $25 for single/drop-in & $100 for 5 class-pack
This class will meet weekly each Saturday beginning Nov 16th.
2019 Class Dates: Nov 16th, 23rd, 30th / Dec 7th, 14th
All levels and ages welcome (12+ years)
Reservations are encouraged / drop-ins welcome
Events & Workshops:
Body Language Workshop * Dates TBA
Instructor: Andrea McGinnis
Explore un-patterned movement, biological breath, wave motion, serpentine consciousness, body intelligence
More details forthcoming...stay tuned
Workshop fee: $65 (advance registration encouraged)
Andrea McGinnis is a certified Gyrokinesis® & Gyrotonic® trainer, practiced in these methodologies for over 13 years, she has studied with numerous master teachers, including: Domini Anne, Adrianna Thompson, Nora Heiber, Debra Rose, Magali Messac, & Kathy Van Patten. She currently works with clients at several Bay Area Gyrotonic studios throughout the greater Bay Area. Additionally, she is certified to teach on the following specialized Gyrotonic equipment: Jump-Stretch Board, Gyrotoner, and Archway apparatuses.
About the Instructor: Andrea McGinnis
As a professional dancer, bodywork practitioner, personal trainer & movement instructor, Andrea's passion for creative exploration and expression, alongside her dedication to discipline and form, have guided and shaped the development of her approach. A former ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet, she continues to dance ballet/modern professionally, currently performing with SoulSkin Dance & Metamorphosis Ballet.
Profoundly impacted by the practice of Continuum Movement, she has studied extensively for over a decade with the innovators and master teachers of this field, including the Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Mariane Karou, & Cass Phelps. At the core of her personal practice and all her offerings is the process of creative inquiry. Her experience with this work has inspired her to share from the heart of her own journey, and she offers exploratory movement workshops that are born from the depth of this inquiry.
Andrea is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (since 2012), and enjoys offering her innovative bodywork sessions throughout the Bay Area.
"I believe that one's own innate connection with the body and ability to freely express and engage through it, is one of the most precious joys and gifts of being alive. To inspire others to actively participate in the physical frontier of their own evolution, to which there is no upper limit of growth & intricacy, is my passion and purpose in sharing movement in all it's forms." ~Andrea