About the studio
PERSONALIZED CONDITIONING FOR MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT
We are a private boutique studio in Altadena, California, providing a
personalized movement conditioning in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Founded by Francesca Jandasek in 2014, Source Studio offers in-person private sessions by appointment only, live virtual classes, and video classes on-demand.
SOURCE STUDIO specializes in GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, Yoga Trapeze®, vélo-kinesis™, and Pilates exercise. We approach these movement systems as somatic practices. We invite you to tap into your mind-body connection to help you observe your internal landscape and to listen to signals your body gives you about areas of discomfort, pain, or imbalance. Implementing this knowledge while moving mindfully will help you on your journey towards self-acceptance, healing, wellness, and fulfilling your potential.
Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® pre-training with Francesca.
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JOHN & ELIZABETH
Francesca Jandasek is one of the finest teachers of any kind that we have ever had.
Francesca is in a league of her own when it comes to knowledge of the body's mechanics and its subtle workings and interconnections.
Francesca has given me hope and kept me motivated to keep my body strong to minimize succumbing to other conditions.
What is GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Exercise?
The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
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 breath. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are both highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® students live in many parts of the world, and come from all walks of life. Accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities many have become devoted practitioners of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise.
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The GYROTONIC® Method
The GYROTONIC® method is an original, and unique movement practice that offers similar benefits also derived from Yoga, Tai Chi, and dance. GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. WIth GYROTONIC® exercises, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
The GYROKINESIS® Method
The GYROKINESIS® method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original, and unique movement practice which has roots in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance. The GYROKINESIS® method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer, and can also be practiced at home with a mat, chair, and GYROKINESIS® instructional videos.