A Gyrokinesis Master Trainer and Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer,  Charity Ellis has more than twenty years experience of teaching and studying movement.
With a training background in visual arts and music as well as in dance, hatha yoga, and Qigong, Charity approaches her teaching with the foundational beliefs that active self-care is the first step towards making the world a better place and that one should experience joy in life’s daily movements, be they work or leisure related.
Charity began teaching the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic methods in 2011 and is skilled at working with all levels and ages of clients and classes: from those who are looking to supplement existing movement routines or to add a new fitness modality into their lives, as well as those who are looking to re-train their systems due to trauma/anxiety, injury, scoliosis, etc. Charity is certified in the advanced work of both the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic methods, and also on most of the Gyrotonic Specialized equipment.
Charity spent many years at San Francisco GYROTONIC® learning from and working with Specialized Master Trainer Debra Rose. In this setting, Charity worked not only with private clients and open group classes, but also with dancers of Alonzo King Lines Ballet/Dominican University BFA program and the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. Here she also developed a love for teaching training courses and special workshops. Charity has relocated to Berlin, Germany and is working with Gyrotonic clients at Studio Rudolf Giglberger (Charlottenburg) and Gyrokinesis clients and group classes at Aquariana (Kreuzberg).
Charity holds an Intermedia Art degree (dance, performance, music, visual art) from Mills College in Oakland, California and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

Certified in:
Lotus I
Happy Moves
Metamorphosis/Breathing Course Intensive
Breathing Course Experience with Juliu Horvath
GYROKINESIS® Level II, all programs
GYROKINESIS® Cardiovascular, Level I
GYROTONIC® Level II, all programs
Jump Stretching Board
Leg Extension Unit
Pelvic Girdle
Juliu's Wrapping System
Application for Dancers
Exploration into the Extremes

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