Michelle Spinner, PMA®-CPT, is the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® master trainer and a Senior Pilates instructor at the Kinected Center in New York City – home of the Kane School Pilates teacher training program where she mentors teacher trainees. She is the creator and official teacher of GYROTONIC® Applications for Equestrians and GYROKINESIS® Applications for Vocal Production, and creator of the CorEquestrian™ and Vocalates™ methods. Michelle was a long-time student of “first generation” Pilates master teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant. She is qualified from the Kane School, and she is one of the “pioneer” instructors certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. Experience with the Alexander technique, yoga, and Chinese internal martial arts also informs her teaching. Michelle’s ongoing study of human anatomy and biomechanics coupled with her background as a performer give her teaching an intellectual rigor combined with creativity, intuition, and a sense of play.
The thoracic cage – an evolutionary marvel of dynamic stability and movement potential – holds keys to healthy breathing mechanics, balanced spinal motion, reliable trunk stability, and an efficiently organized body. Unfortunately, 21st century living produces habits that have an unwelcome impact on this structure. As a result, many of our clients come to us […]