Gyrokinesis® is a holistic movement system that combines elements from Yoga, Tai Chi, swimming and dance. Each class begins on a chair with a gentle warm up sequence to awaken the senses while stimulating the nervous system with active breathing patterns. A series of fluid spinal motions such as arching, curving, spiraling and tilting aim at increasing range of motion while creating strength through flowing movement sequences. The class then continues by expanding the movements from the spine to the legs and arms and develops on the floor by incorporating more movements in the hips, shoulders, hands and feet. Rhythmic standing sequences will aim at incorporating balance and cardiovascular exercises, the class then ends with a calming, unwinding sequence.
Hannah Shakti Bühler first studied contemporary dance in London at Laban Trinity College, obtaining her BA(Hons) Dance Theatre. Her performance practice has led her to work among others with Retina Dance Co., Centro Coreografico Galego and T.r.a.s.h. DansPerformanceGroup. She worked over 4 year with Cisco Aznar taking the position of choreographic assistant at Opera de Dijon and FolkOperan Stockholm. In 2015 she graduated from MACoDE (Master in Contemporary Dance Education) at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and received a postgraduate grant from the Hessische Theater Akademie to follow her research on documentation processes. Hannah is a certified Gyrokinesis trainer and teaches at the Hochschule für Musik and darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt.