Teacher Trainings

Teacher Trainings are available to licensed
GYROTONIC® and  GYROKINESIS® instructors only.

We're sorry, we currently do not have any upcoming teacher trainings scheduled.
If you'd like to suggest a 3-day course, please contact us with your request.


GYROKINESIS® Cardiovascular Breathing Course - Progression 1

with Master Trainers Paula Rivera and Don Friedewald

Fri, Sat, Sun  |  July 1 - 3, 2022

A grounding and revitalizing teacher training taught by Master Trainers Paula Rivera and Don Friedewald of Union Square GYROTONIC®.


This course is open to all licensed GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Trainers and fulfills continuing education (update) requirements for license renewals for both modalities.


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Course and Studio Fees

  • Course Fee: $550 USD; payable to Master Trainers at time of course.

  • Studio Fee:  $160 USD; due with registration, nonrefundable except in case of illness or emergency.


Paula Rivera comes to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® from an extensive background in dance and fitness. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Paula was first exposed to the GYROTONIC® method as part of her early dance training, and later returned after a successful career as a professional ballet dancer performing in the US and internationally.  A lifelong passionate interest in health, fitness and the mind body connection has motivated Paula to seek avenues that allow her to develop as an athlete and an artist from a healthful, grounded place.  A passionate GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®  instructor and Master Trainer, Paula is a co-founder and owner of Union Square GYROTONIC® located in New York City.


Don Friedewald is a GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® Master Trainer based in New York City.  Originally from Miami, Don studied music and attended college at Florida International University earning a B.A. in dance while dancing professionally with the Florida Grand Opera and other local dance companies.  At this time Don was introduced to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and was amazed at this intelligent movement modality and the possibilities it brought to his dancing and everyday life.  Don moved to New York in 2004 and continues to teach the GYROTONIC® Method to private clients as well as traveling extensively as a Master Trainer to educate and teach other trainers.  Don is a founding member and owner of Union Square GYROTONIC® in New York  City.