GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training

Gain a personal understanding of the GYROTONIC® method

Taught by guest instructor, Heather Jackson, Certified GYROTONIC® Pre-trainer

It’s time to learn!

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting Heather Jackson of Center GYROTONIC® for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training this fall! The Pre-Training is a six-day course and the first of four sequential courses of the 188 hour program to become a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer. While this course is required for those wanting to teach, it is also an excellent course if you simply want to deepen your personal movement knowledge. This course is a personal immersion in which all six days will be spent moving, breathing, and exploring the work within your own body. Among all courses I have taken, Pre-Trainings are my favorite as they feel like a spa-week of movement.

Then there's Heather; as a former professional dancer for Ballet West and BodyVox, Heather understands the importance of truly embodying this work. Heather and I met as students in GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Training course back in 2014. And while we are different in many ways, its our shared silliness that connect us as friends. She's incredibly kind, detailed, and brings a lighthearted style to this work that I love. My fingers are crossed that this training will include sloth socks, cat t-shirts and so much deep movement learning.

So, with that, I strongly encourage you to join us October 29th - November 3rd for the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training. It will leave your body feeling refreshed, your mind awakened, and give you a deep insight into this beautiful movement method.

In health,


Owner + Instructor
Movement Design Lab


Developed by Juliu Horvath as a way to heal himself following a series of debilitating injuries during his professional dance career, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique, holistic approach to movement suitable for clients of all ability levels. It can be both gentle and restorative in nature but also has the ability to challenge even the most fit of athletes. The GYROTONIC® method uses sequences of rhythmic, flowing exercises that are typically circular in nature. These fluid movements, allow the joints of the body to move through a natural and gentle range of motion.

The GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training is the first of 4 sequential courses to become a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer. It is also an ideal course if you are a client looking to deepen your movement knowledge and your understanding of the the GYROTONIC® Expansion System as a whole. In this course, students will spend all six days moving through the Level 1 exercises to develop a sound, personal understanding of the GYROTONIC® Method. Prior to taking the course, it is required that students take 10 or more GYROTONIC® classes. Upon completion of this course, students are then qualified to take the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation course.



6 days - 30 hours total

$850 course Fee + $350 Studio Fee

What to bring: 

  • Notebook & pen - To be used when you are inspired to take notes!

  • Water bottle & snacks


About Heather:

Born in Albany, NY Heather began dancing at 8 and was enthralled. At 14, she became a Ballet Major at the University of Utah where she earned her BFA. After a professional career in ballet at Ballet West, Heather  moved to Portland and was a dancer with BodyVox where she has danced for 12 years, retiring in 2016. Heather has also enjoyed working with skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE, many opera companies, and other choreographic projects as well as a full teaching schedule.

About the time when Heather moved to Portland she learned about the  GYROTONIC® and  GYROKINESIS® methods and started her training which she completed with Master Trainer Emma Kingston. She was amazed to find how much this work enhanced her own dancing abilities and  prolonged her career and well-being, specifically helping with her scoliosis.  Now Ms Jackson sees her clients improving their health, posture, and confidence as well. Heather has completed the courses for all specialized equipment and is a Certified GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer.

To Register:

Registration Is now open!

The $350 Studio Fee is required as a non-refundable deposit at time of registration. The remaining $850 Course Fee will be due the first day of class on October 29th. If you have any questions or would like help with registration, please contact us.


Contact Us:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email or call us at 801.831.4391. Since this course will be capped at 9 students, be sure to register ASAP. We hope to see you October 29th-November 3rd!

GYROTONIC®  and  GYROKINESIS®  are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.