GYROKINESIS® for circus performers
Wednesday, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 2021
Schedule : from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
[ 16-hour workshop ]
January 5, 2021
Maximum number of participants
CostSubsidized Rate: 44.35$
Actual Value: 295.60$
In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.
• A stool or chair without armrests and a mat.
• A computer and a good wifi connection.
The Gyrokinesis® method is a movement program for the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic and fluid movement sequences.
Pascale Léonard, a certified teacher, presents the GYROKINESIS® method to circus artists in this interactive workshop. Through custom-made exercises adapted to their daily training, they will ensure safe practices, develop and update their knowledge of physical preparation, helping them sustain their physical practice.
Pascale Léonard implemented the GYROTONIC® system in Canada in 1997. She is certified Specialized Master Trainer GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® level 1 and 2. Residing in Montreal, she offers instructor training all around the world, notably in France, Israel, Mexico, Australia and Toronto. Trained in contemporary dance and Indian classical dance, she discovered the GYROTONIC® method in New York in 1996. She continues to explore and deepen this method by regularly participating in workshops offered by the creator Juliu Horvath. PPascale has been certified in osteopathy since 2009 and is currently pursuing post-graduate training.
Course #1 (2 hrs)
Presentation of the basic principles of the GYROKINESIS® method
Course #2 (2 hrs)
Creating space (understanding how to create space between each joint, including each vertebra, and why this space helps prevent injury)
Course #3 (2 hrs)
Learning to move other than through muscular tension (how to allow stability and mobility of the hips, shoulders, and between each vertebrae)
Course #4 (2 hrs)
The role of breathing (understand that breathing represents a moment of suction and vacuum in connection with the diaphragm which, when well mastered, allows the creation of space between all the joints)
Course #5 (2 hrs)
Series of exercises (customized exercises for: contortionists, acrobats, aerial artists, jugglers, tightrope walkers, circus trainers, etc. and development of personalized exercise series that participants can integrate into their training)
Course #6 (2 hrs)
Injury management and prevention
Course #7 (2 hrs)
Thorough understanding of the body's joints
Course #8 (2 hrs)