Diane Daniel trained as a classical dancer at the Hammond School in the UK. She spent over 15 years as a professional dancer in Israel (The Israel Ballet) and Germany (Ballet Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Tanztheater Heidelberg, Tanztheater Munster, and Tanztheater Freiburg). She is a certified Pilates, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor. Diane has worked with Alan Herdman at one of London’s most reputable Pilates studios. She also studied with Juliu Horvath in Germany for her Gyrotonic® certification. She is a pre-trainer in the Gyrotonic® system and continues her education in Seattle with master trainers Karen Mullen and Magali Messac. Diane has her own private studio in Vancouver where she is now based.
Gyrokinesis® is a complete movement system, for all levels and ages, and can be applied to a variety of situations, as one needs very little equipment. It incorporates many key principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics and Tai Chi. The class begins with the practitioner seated on a low stool, utilizing self-massage and simple breathing patterns to awaken the body. He or she mobilizes the spine through a series of arching, curling and spiraling movements. The corresponding breathing patterns in every movement help to stimulate the nervous system and open up energy pathways. The class continues with additional standing and floor exercises.