A scientific mind, and a creative soul, Rebecca began exploring the art and science of movement at the age of five through classical ballet.
Upon achieving a Bachelors in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University in Montreal, Rebecca relocated to Berlin, Germany where she pursued a career as a professional dancer and hula hoop artist while maintaining a practice of teaching yoga and the Gyrotonic Method.
Any opportunity that presented itself Rebecca devoted her time to studying with yoga and movement masters, and used her own body as a laboratory to explore its limits through handstand training, Contorsion, and extreme hula hooping. Throughout this time she developed a fantastic relationship with an osteopath who helped her to maintain her health and peak performance through osteopathic manual therapy and specific exercises to balance her weaknesses.
Upon returning to North America she embarked on the process of becoming an osteopath at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Now based in Los Angeles, Rebecca see clients on a regular basis from her space in Silver Lake and travels internationally to lead trainings & retreats.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique, holistic approach to movement. Some of the benefits of a regular Gyrotonic practice include a healthier, more supple spine, increased range of motion, greater joint stability, improved agility and athletic performance, and a deep internal strength. Rebecca offers personalized sessions that are adapted to fit the needs of all ages, and abilities, from elderly patients recovering from injury, to highly skilled professional dancers, actors & athletes. Gyrotonic exercises are performed on custom-designed Gyrotonic equipment, whereas Gyrokinesis exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns.
The GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit is the result of over thirty years of research and development, and is the most widely used piece of Gyrotonic Equipment. The pulley tower provides smooth, even support and resistance via a unique, weighted pulley system. The adjustable bench and rotating handle unit can be customized to fit the individual proportions, and movement capacities of each user. The design of the equipment supports the full, and natural range of motion of the joints, allowing for three-dimensional, functional movement, and eliminating the sharp starts and stops where most injury occurs.
The Archway is considered by many to be the most physically demanding piece of specialized equipment. The vertical, tiered ladder design of the Archway accommodates advanced strength and stability sequences by allowing users to perform exercises in various relationships to gravity- vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and inverted. The included propeller accessory, and adjustable arms provide standing, and rotation exercises for people of various abilities- beginners to advanced. The Archway is especially popular with dancers, and other athletes.
Close your eyes and sink into the rhythm of your breath, and be guided through a playful, dynamic dance-y sequence of FUN asana and methodically chosen sequences that will open your body and your mind and take you far away from the challenges and worries of everyday reality. Rebecca specially structures your time together to bring you into balance, featuring your strength, your sense of humor, and your flexibility. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, fall and get back up again.
Sessions with Rebecca are tailored your unique needs, goals, and lifestyle. Using Myofascial Release—a therapeutic technique working with the body’s fascial system—and gentle Cranial-Sacral Balancing, Rebecca brings your body back into alignment through light and anatomically specific touch to help ease back and neck pain, increase mobility, reduce inflammation, and improve overall energetics.
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