The Gyrotonic “expansion system” houses hooks, ropes and pulleys to allow a full range of movement: to stretch and strengthen muscles and connective tissues and to mobilise joints. Invented by Juliu Horvath, a Romanian ballet dancer, inspired by yoga, ballet, gymnastics, swimming and t’ai chi. Pupils work on a one to one basis. For your nearest studio, visit Beatriz Pascual offers
one-to-one classes at Natureworks, 16 Balderton Street W1 (0207 355 4036).