Juliu Horvath is the creative and inspiring man behind the GYROKINESIS® method and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Originating from Hungary, growing up in Romania he practised and studied gymnastics, swimming and dance. Pursuing his dance career he became a dancer with the Romanian State Opera, dancing leading roles.
Whilst touring in Italy in 1970 he defected spending six months in a refugee camp and was then granted political asylum by the U.S.A and moved to New York.
His career grew as he was hired firstly by New York Opera Ballet, Radio City Music Hall then Houston Ballet. Unfortunately his dance career was brought to an abrupt end due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and damage to several disks in his spine.
Juliu moved to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands to recover and contemplate his future. There he practised yoga and began a journey of self study and rehabilitation. This led to his creation of the system known as Yoga For Dancers which has since evolved to become the GYROKINESIS® method.
On his return to New York he began sharing and teaching his emerging and evolving system to the dance community and later opened his first studio.
Through his teaching he realised that few students had the self understanding and technique to execute exercises successfully, needing more support and guidance. His continuous search and desire to develop and evolve, mixed with his creative energy led him to develop the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Even through to the building of the original Pulley Towers.
Now people of all ages and walks of life have benefited from his system. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® works for anyone wishing to gain strength, flexibility and coordination. It is now found in rehabilitation centres, dance studios, sports training and fitness facilities and clinics all over the world.