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Aliyah began her training in movement as a dancer in high school. She took her first yoga class in college and has continued practicing yoga for over 20 years. A few years after the birth of her second daughter, Aliyah pursued a Yoga Teaching Certificate with world renowned yogis Max Strom, Saul David Raye & Shiva Raye and begin to teach yoga to private clients. Later, during physical therapy for knee issues, Aliyah discovered the healing power of Pilates and knew she had to teach it to others. The following year, Aliyah completed her Pilates Teaching Certification with Certified Master Teacher Marie-Jose Blom.
However, it was love at first sight with the GYROTONIC® method and it has become Aliyah’s deepest passion with regard to movement and exercise. For the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® method, Aliyah has studied with world renowned Master Teachers and she has extensively studied the GYROTONIC® Therapeutic Applications for shoulder, pelvis, and scoliosis. Aliyah has also had the great pleasure to study directly with Juliu Horvath, creator of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®.
Aliyah is passionate about the unique benefits the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and has dedicated the studio to teaching this modality solely. She strongly believes these benefits are essential to achieving radiant health in our physical bodies as well as in our subtle nervous systems. She strongly believes these benefits are essential to achieving RADIANT HEALTH in our physical bodies as well as in our subtle nervous systems. With a focus on CORE and an emphasis on RHYTHM, MOVEMENT, and BREATH, the system teaches proper fundamentals of movement, resulting in STRENGTH and FLEXIBILITY of the muscles, spine and deep fascial layers of the body.
“I believe that Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercises are the essence of movement. It is the primordial movement of the body. It is movement that begins with the spine which manifests internally and radiates outward through three dimensions via flowing and spiraling motions. Through this practice, we lengthen muscles, releasing surface tightness and deep fascial tissues while simultaneously creating deep inner core strength. The intention is to create a suppleness in the body – strength without rigidity.”