The Gyrokinesis pre-training course is physically challenging, in part to experience the level 1 repertoire, as well as to create proper patterning in the body. This course also prepares one to explore the material for their own self directed workout, as well as creating a strong base for those who are interested in teaching the work.
Purpose: To provide a foundational understanding of the Gyrokinesis level 1 exercises and prepare students physically for the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Course. During this course students focus on gaining experience, and developing a personal understanding of the exercises on the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Pre-Training Course exercise list.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of the Gyrokinesis, level I, 60 minute and 90 minute formats. Students typically take ten or more classes with a certified Gyrokinesis Trainer to acquire enough experience to begin this course.
Upon successful completion: Once students have successfully completed the Gyrokinesis Level I Pre-Training Course, they are qualified to proceed to the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Course
Jamila Kekulah Kinney, M.A.
Jamila has always been interested in movement and fitness from a young age. Since 2004, Jamila has been trained and certified in Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Her specialized training includes GYROTONIC® Therapeutic applications for the shoulder and pelvic girdle, JSB, Archway, GYROKINESIS beginner level 2, Lotus Blossom 2, GYROTONIC® Level 2, TRX®, Bosu, Survive and Thrive™, as well as various GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS trainings and pre and postnatal workshops. She is also an Authorized Pre-Trainer for both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.
As a teacher, Jamila utilizes her intuition and keen movement observations skills to assist clients and students to uncover their own movement potential.
Passionate about the learning process, Jamila is a Zen Shiatsu practitioner certified through the AOBTA. It is her belief that the body has the capacity to heal and re-balance itself with methodologies that promote mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Jamila holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Kent State University, a Masters of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.