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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis method?

Both methods are based upon the same movement principles. The Gyrotonic Method utilizes specialized equipment to guide, assist, and challenge the exerciser. The Gyrokinesis Method is practiced on a mat and chair, without equipment. Without the feedback and guidance of the equipment, participants in a Gyrokinesis class are more dependent on their own proprioception to explore movement sequences.


Do I have to be an athlete to practice GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS®?

No, you don’t need a movement background of any kind to take a Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis session. The trainer is able to organize each session into beginner, intermediate or advanced exercise sequences depending on the needs of the client(s). In addition, the trainer will modify exercises to accommodate the unique needs, and abilities of each client.


Are the Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis methods like Pilates?

No, Pilates is an exercise method that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. The Gyrotonic Expansion System Method was developed by Juliu Horvath in the 1970s. Both methods utilize specialized equipment to facilitate better movement patterns. Both methods emphasize mindful movement and the incorporation of movement and breath, however the equipment, strategies and exercise principles of each method are distinct from one another.

Juliu Horvath never studied Pilates, and Pilates did not influence the system he came to develop. He does have an extensive movement background, which includes swimming, gymnastics, dance, ice skating, qigong, tai chi & yoga. His experiences with those disciplines have contributed to his perspective on movement. The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods are primarily founded by the profound awareness and the energetic awakening Juliu acquired through years of self exploration and working with thousands of students.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept payments through Venmo, Zelle, Check or Cash.


Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, Wave Within Studio gift certificates are a popular year-round gift. Call the studio for more information.


How can I book an appointment? 

Private sessions and classes can be booked online, in person, or by phone.

Session Info & Studio Policies

- Your trainer is fully vaccinated.

- Please park your car at the end of the driveway.

- The entrance of the studio is at the back of the house, please go up the terrace.

- HEPA air purifier will be turned on during your session.

- Private and semiprivate sessions are 60 minutes. We also provide customized sessions to meet your specific needs. Contact us for booking info and rates.

- The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are best practiced barefoot or using non slip toe socks. No shoes are required.


To avoid being charged, cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to scheduled session times. Please contact us online, by phone or email to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Expiration Date:

10 Session Package must be used within 6 months of purchase.


We do not offer refunds.

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