The ultimate aim is to be at home in one's body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.

- Juliu Horvath

creator of the GYROTONIC® method


The GYROTONIC® Method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength, and movement efficiency.

The Gyrotonic Method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a qualified Gyrotonic Trainer. 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.


Sarah Council is a certified GYROTONIC® trainer, choreographer and dance teaching artist based in Charlotte NC.  She has a deep passion for movement and creativity and has had the pleasure to share this passion throughout the Charlotte region by offering private and duet Gyrontonic sessions, developing dance projects with her company Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP) and conducting community dance workshops, master classes and residencies.


Sarah draws on a rich background of movement and creative practice as she leads clients through the Gyrotonic  Expansion System exercises, designing each session to meet the needs of the individual. 

In a Gyrotonic session with Sarah, clients may experience an increase in:

  • Joint range and mobility 

  • Muscle strength and flexibility 

  • Focus and energy

  • Balance and coordination

  • Aerobic capacity

Sarah has had the privilege to receive her Gyrotonic certification training from  renowned master trainers, Alissa Getz - Waller and Sebastion Plettenburg. She has also been able to study with teachers, Michelle Rodriguez, Clarice Marshall, Monica Hoekstra and Pauline Legras. She has worked at Absolute Pilates and is currently training clients independently in the Charlotte area.

Sarah's choreography has been presented in numerous venues throughout New York City, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Kentucky. She has received grant support from the Queens Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her newest dance work Dislocate was awarded the 2016 North Carolina Dance Alliance/ North Carolina Dance Festival New Works Award.

As a dance educator, she believes that the creative process is empowering and transformative for individuals and communities. Sharing this process is a passion and priority for SCDP.

In this effort, Sarah has conducted residencies, presented lecture demonstrations and taught master classes and dance-making workshops to people of all ages and abilities. She has worked with arts education organizations such as Together in Dance (NYC), The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ), The Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning for the Arts (DC/NJ/NC), American Dance institute (DC), Dance Place (DC) and Joy of Motion (DC).

To find out more about SCDP visit : www.sarahcouncildance.com

sarah council

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Exploring the GYROTONIC® Homework Series  
Monday @ 4:30 (est)
 $12 per session

*Private virtual sessions available upon request
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