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About Our Studio

Nestled in a cozy neighborhood, our residential studio is a hidden gem. A short tour through the garden sets the tone for your practice. In the studio, natural light bathes the room from the large corner window. The studio blends seamlessly with the surrounding garden – a true retreat. Here, you can enjoy a peaceful and personalized session, with no interruptions or distractions.

Our studio is equipped with BASI Pilates apparatus that is beautifully engineered to fit any body type and size. Comfort and smooth action in this state-of-the-art equipment is a true dream to experience. Configuring the equipment is a breeze and frees more time for your session. If you have never worked on BASI, you are in for a treat.

 

Our GYROTONIC® tower designed by Juliu Horvath, the Gyrotonic creator, and built by Balanced Body is masterful in both functionality and aesthetic. The Gyrotonic tower is the result of many years of design and careful consideration of every element. The Balanced Body tower brilliantly facilitates the work through its integration of responsive handles and cables.  Like dancing with a good partner, you need proper feedback and support, and this apparatus is there for you in every way.

We have equipped the studio to facilitate most needs but are always open to suggestions that will make your work here more productive and comfortable.

It is our sincere hope that you can enjoy your work in this space, leaving you ready and rejuvenated.

Body Center Element Studio facing toward garden showing all the equipment

Meet Dana Burdick

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The day I tried a session in GYROTONIC® exercise my world changed. As part of finding my way to health with a compromised immune system, I had tried many things over the years. I had made many improvements and after years of carefully tweaking things for my health, I thought I had pretty much done it all. It was a complete surprise to me then that the Gyrotonic method would open me to an entirely new level and lead me back to Pilates as well.

 

From the start, the Gyrotonic exercise method's open and fluid movements captivated me and I instantly felt centered and calmed. A true shift from the workout mentality where I experienced muscle imbalance and constant soreness. With Gyrotonic exercises, movement was pure joy.  I was simultaneously building my mind, breath, muscles, and nervous system unlike anything I had ever experienced. I immediately knew that I needed to share this with others. The next year, I dedicated my time getting my certification under master trainer Debra Rose and began teaching my first clients.

 

My Pilates teaching certification was soon to follow. I had known of Pilates and its benefits since I was ten when I was introduced to it by a PT after a standard school screening for scoliosis. I returned to my roots with Pilates, seeing it with a new appreciation. During my studies I read Joseph Pilates' book, 'Return to Life'. He wrote a mere 35 pages, but you will find everything you need on recommendations for not only exercise but how to live life with vigor and happiness. The benefits he had conviction for could just be one man's opinion, but now are topics of today's serious research.

 

Since then, I have gotten my GYROKINESIS® certification and other specialized classes in both modalities list below. I have taught many clients, all with different needs and physical challenges. I love the way Pilates, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods adapt for any body and any ability. For those who seek it, this work can be truly transformative.

 

My recommendation? Don’t waste another minute doing exercises that are 'good' for you - Life is far too short. Find the thing that brings some zing to your heart – find the right teacher to help you explore the things that fill you up and go from there. The good of it will follow, I promise!

My Certifications and Continuing Education:

 

GYROTONIC® Foundation Certification,

GYROTONIC® Level 2 Program 1,

GYROKINESIS® Foundation Certification,

GYROKINESIS® Cardio Breathing Level 1,

Specialized Equipment: Jumping Stretching Board and Leg Extension Unit,

Applications for Dancers,

 

National Certified Pilates Teacher,

500 hours comprehensive training on all apparatus and mat.

 

Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies – BASI Pilates Academy 2023

 

Pain Management Seminar PMA Conference 2018

 

Other Education:

BS Mathematics

"The ultimate aim is to be at home in one's body, to be one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience."

-Juliu Horvath

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