Our Instructors

Rich O'Connor
Studio Owner, Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Specialized Master Trainer

Rich O'ConnorI have been teaching the Gyrotonic method of exercise and rehabilitation for the last fiftteen years – originally, in Boston and Manhattan prior to relocating to Albuquerque in 2008. I have over 25 years of experience in the strength and conditioning of amateur and professional athletes in a variety of sports, helping them reach performance goals, as well as rehabilitate from injuries. I bring a unique and inspired viewpoint to the Gyrotonic system, and I truly enjoy working with clients and teachers.

Adrian Montgomery
Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Pre-Trainer

Adrian MontgomeryI have tried all types exercise methods: pilates, dance, yoga, weight lifting, running, aerobic classes, cardio equipment, but I never stuck with any of them due to lack of results, increased soreness, or just plain boredom. Luckily, I stumbled onto the Gyrotonic method over ten years ago. I stumble no more! The process of becoming a Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis instructor has not only made my body feel stronger and more flexible, but I am now "connected" to my body and it's under my control! I love being able to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing this method.

Jes Radaelli-Nida
Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Trainer

Jes Radaelli-NidaI found the Gyrotonic Expansion System after a roller blading injury in 2002. Out of all the therapies I tried, it was the only one that provided pain relief, as well as realigning my body and increasing my strength. My background in early childhood education and therapy came to the forefront as I further delved into the Gyrotonic method to become a certified instructor. I believe we don't have to stop growing and moving as babies and children do! We can maintain and expand a lifetime of growth and bodily connection!

Patricia Harvey
Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Trainer

Patricia HarveyIf exercise isn’t fun, I don’t stick with it. After my first Gyrokinesis class, I wanted to learn everything I could about this system of exercise because I knew I would do this at home as well as in the studio. The Gyrotonic method is a wonderfully challenging and play-like way to move, to keep the mind alert, and to develop flexibility. I also love to take dance classes and have better proprioception, balance, and sense of poise in my movement because of the Gyrotonic system.

Linda Winter
Gyrokinesis Trainer

Linda WinterI took a Gyrokinesis class for the first time 6 years ago and loved it immediately. Coming from holistic psychotherapy background, I could sense my mind and emotional body expanding, getting stronger, more flexible and balanced as my body did the same. What a thrill! It has also been great for my love of horseback riding. It has made me a much better rider, and my body confidence has grown tremendously. I ride taller and more relaxed.