What Clients Say・お客様の声


Through my 20s and 30s I tried all kinds of workouts, from yoga and pilates to hiphop and jazzercise, always ending up quitting after a few months. Putting aside my commitment issues (“I’m too busy and tired” is always my excuse…), the exercises were either too exhausting after a full day at work, or the language used in class was too esoteric for me. Then, at age 41, I discovered Maya’s gyrokinesis class and have now been committed to it for 2 years. The class involves stretches and deep breathing as a way to soften and strengthen your muscles, so even though it is a workout it allows you to relax and restructure your body, which is a perfect way to end your day. Maya is always attentive to each student and tries to adjust the class content to meet our various needs. For the first time, I feel I have discovered an exercise that I can continue well into my 60s and 70s.- Shin (43)


After sitting at a desk all day and dealing with a stressful job, attending Maya’s gyrokinesis class is an excellent way to unwind. I sleep like a baby afterwards and feel great for the next couple of days. Maya’s explanations are clear and easy to follow. Classes are varied from one week to the next so there is always something new to discover. Our class is a mix of profiles, ages and levels of physical fitness, but everybody is able to follow and fully benefit from the exercises. Last but not least – the classes are great fun! Highly recommended.- Christopher (47)


As a fan of dance and yoga I couldn’t wait to attend Maya’s class. I found that gyrokinesis focused on moving and stimulating areas of my spine that I had never worked out before in any yoga class. The movements are simple and flowing but extremely effective. Maya’s calm and enthusiastic style shows how much she enjoys bringing the benefits of gyrokinesis to her students. I will definitely be going back! – Karah (35)


I feel like I can hear every cell in my body thanking me for taking this class! – Junko (76)



I encountered Maya by chance when I was seeking a new bodywork method after practicing traditional yoga for over 20 years. Compared to the contraction-expansion movements of yoga, in a gyrokinesis class we keep moving from head to toe and circulating the energy in the body. I found it to be very relaxing and soothing. Afterwards, all my muscles and joints feel looser, and every cell in my body is full of joy. Maya’s instructions are easy to understand, with fun and beautiful expressions.  You are constantly smiling during her class. Please try it out!-Hiroko (55)


Maya is the picture of grace and couldn’t be more inspiring to learn from. I’ve suffered with back problems for a few years and have never got so deeply into my tight muscles as I did at her first class. My back felt great, and now I’m hooked! – Rob (45)



Maya is an inspiring teacher and really does have a great knack for explaining how to do all of the moves properly. Her class is a great all-over body work out, like a massage for my poor spine which has been hunched over a keypad all day. At the end of class, every bit of my body feels lovely and stretched out and it is like my spine has grown a full inch! Am definitely hooked! – Bronwyn (38)



I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about taking gyrokinesis. I had visions of being contorted in awkward positions. To my amazement, after taking the first class, I could already feel the benefits – I felt taller, muscles were more relaxed and I slept really well that night. Maya is a very clear, patient and conscientious instructor – and she took my pre-existing knee and sciatica complaints into account. I look forward to every class knowing that I will feel incredible afterwards. I am now a confirmed gyrokinesis fan. – Sandy (56)


I love how my muscles immediately feel re-energized once class begins. – Miki (48)



On Archway

With Archway, gravity naturally transmitted energy where I needed it to go, helping me go beyond my limits. It supported and coaxed my body to move the right way. I felt energy deep in areas that it normally doesn’t get to, so in the gyrokinesis class after I was able to really relax yet feel deeply supported in these areas! – Megumi


First of all, the apparatus is really beautiful. You feel like you are part of a piece of art. And in this one space, you can do so many types of exercises. You don’t get bored, and without your feet on the ground you definitely develop a stronger core! – Aya

まず 器具が本当に美しい。自分もアートの1つになれる。そして1つのスペースで かなりの種類のエクササイズが出来て飽きないし 結果としても 床を踏まないことで コアが確実に 強くなる!(アヤ)

I like how you use your imagination in Gyrokinesis. You’re encouraged to relax and move freely to start, then to focus on strengthening your center. With Archway, body weight and gravity deepen the experience. It took a while to get used to the specialized equipment, but I started noticing parts of my body that I hadn’t been aware of before. A lot of bodywork focuses on form, and we tend to focus too much on this and forget the natural functions of our bodies. Gyrokinesis and Archway help you become aware of strength and suppleness while allowing the body to move freely. Thank you for coaching me. It was so much fun and helpful for my yoga practice. The way you teach helps release both body and mind. – Kumi


Archway is pretty hard at first but you get better by incorporating the breath and figuring out how to use your body, and it was fun making these discoveries.– Tokiko


It’s like doing aerial gyrokinesis. It’s a full-body workout, but because it’s gyrokinesis, all the tight spots slowly melt away as you begin to get the movements. It was really interesting. Things I was somehow getting away with at pilates were exposed because of the dynamic movements. I noticed that because I usually focus on moving carefully and safely, I was unconsciously making my movements too small and efficient. Because I could enjoy expanding my body more, my heart felt much more open. The body and mind really are connected.-Miho


On Beginner Ballet: Gyrokinesis&Barre
「バレエ超入門:ジャイロキネシス&バー」 について

As a man in his 40s, I must admit I was quite reluctant to try it at first. I had this preconceived notion (or prejudice) that adult ballet lessons were mainly for women who wanted to attain a beautiful, toned body. After the first lesson, however, I realized I was completely wrong. Barre lessons are probably one of the best workouts for building strong core muscles, regardless or gender or age. I recommend Maya’s beginner ballet conditioning and barre class to anyone who is interested in building strong muscles but is bored with machine workouts. Or if you have tried yoga and pilates and wish to try something more musical, rhythmic, and fun, this is the exercise for you! Each exercise comes with a tidbit of information on dance anatomy, so you learn to become aware of your bone structure and muscle involvement, which really helps in enhancing body coordination. I now have a renewed appreciation for the athleticism of ballet dancers and the art of ballet in general. Above all, Maya’s approach to every exercise is always fun and inspiring and brings out to the dancer in everyone, even me! – Shin (43)


It’s like the stiffness in my body has melted away and I feel very light. Ballet is wonderful. It’s hard, but I had a lot of fun. I’ll be back! – Tamiko