MOVEMENT IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE, VITALITY, AND BRIGHTNESS. WE ARE ALIVE BECAUSE OF MOVEMENT. WE HEAL, WE CHANGE, AND WE REPAIR OUR BODIES THROUGH MOVEMENT. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT AS WE AGE, WE BECOME LESS VITAL, LESS ENERGETIC? EVER WONDER WHY? IT IS BECAUSE WE NO LONGER MOVE AS MUCH AS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER—SEDENTARY WORK, LACK OF TIME, PAIN AND INJURIES, UNENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT EXERCISING, ETC.

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BIOGRAPHY

01 BALLET
PERFORMER

Arpine studied and graduated from the prestigious School of Choreography in Armenia and has more than 20 years of experience as a ballet dancer, having performed in ballets such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Le Bayadere, Paquita, Gayane, Les Sylphydes, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, and many others.

Arpine Azlvyan’s dance career began at the renowned Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theater where she danced for 2 years before moving to America, continuing her careers a performer and teacher.

02 DANCE INSTRUCTOR
CHOREOGRAPHER

Since 1993, she has been a dance instructor and choreographer, teaching ballet to both children and adults in all levels of dance, dance preparation, and performance. She also possesses a comprehensive knowledge of all forms of dance and loves to teach young children and adults.

03 GYROTONIC®
GYROKINESIS®

As a dancer first, Arpine understands the importance of maintaining the body’s flexibility, strength, coordination, and alignment to live a happy, healthy life. In fact, it was a dance injury that prevented her from moving in her body the way she always had, and the pain led her to seek many different forms of exercise as a way to find relief. Ready to accept her body’s new limitations caused by her injury, Arpine discovered Gyrotonic® Method. After several sessions she noticed her body returned to the way it was pre-injury. Inspired by her own personal results, she became a true believer in the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® methods and went on to become a certified Gyrotonic® instructor; helping to heal and empower dancers and non-dancers alike by taking their fitness and health to the next level.

I am a classically-trained, professional dancer. I have been through a lot of rigorous physical training, which was very extreme. Every single day I had to wake up and push myself past my own limits—minimum of six hours of practice daily with or without injuries—in order to accomplish my career as a ballet dancer. It was a journey with a beautiful outcome.

We live in a different time where things have become faster but also body-friendly. To push our bodies to the limits (in a healthy way) isn’t quite as brutal anymore. We can achieve what we want easier and sometimes faster with the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Methods. These methods not only help improve our natural range of motion but help undo previous damage, prevent future damage, and enable an expansion of increased physical ability. It was through my multiple injuries that I discovered Gyrotonic®, and the results were unexpectedly delightful. This method was able to repair my body to the point it was at before my injuries and gave me physical strength and stability I had not experienced even when I was younger.

There are many dimensions to discover within our own physical ability. To break the boundaries of movement-limitation, you must have determination, drive, and time to accomplish your body’s best performance. We all have days where we do not feel like being bothered. It will be discipline that propels us forward when the desire fades.

If your aspiration is to take your body to the next level — in a pleasant, healthy way with long lasting results — I am here for you. I am here to guide you through a beautiful and enjoyable experience where you will explore, improve, and exceed your expectations about your body’s movement.