Megan McLaren has been practicing the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methodology for the past 18 years. Having a medical background in Pharmacy, she found that health and well-being could be enhanced by Functional movements and the correct breathing.
Megan has always been interested and involved in Movement and Exercise, she realized from her own experience as well as from teaching different exercise methodologies over the years, what incredible positive results could be attained from Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic Exercises.
Her enthusiasm and belief in the system led her to travelling abroad and certifying as a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teacher with Juliu Horvath, the Founder of the system. In 2009 she was privileged to be selected by Juliu Horvath to become a Master Trainer in both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis as well as the Specialised Equipment called Jumping Stretch Board.
Megan offers Courses and classes in her Studio, Gyrotonic Montagu, located in the beautiful mountains of the Western Cape, as well as at her retreat, Muckleneuk Lodge, situated on a Nature Reserve outside Montagu. She also travels extensively to run Courses all over Africa and abroad.
I am Caroline Whitehead, Gyrotonic trainer in Montagu, Western Cape. I am fortunate enough to have been both trained and mentored by Master Trainer Megan McLaren.
I discovered the Gyrotonic system of movement when it was introduced to my husband by Megan, who applied this system and, along with other therapists who were working with him, in helping to overcome life-changing physical and mental injuries resulting from an armed robbery. I then experienced the Gyrotonic system first hand, after 8 months on non-weight-bearing crutches.
The result is a passionate and dedicated commitment to work with both myself and others who can benefit from learning to move better, to know how to move, and to keep moving in spite of injury, surgery, age, or just physically active life-styles and a desire to look after their bodies.
The body is complex and fascinating, and as we learn more about our bodies and the way they need to move, so the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis movement systems keep growing. I hope next year to become a trainer on the Jump Stretch Board, and to keep adding more courses as time permits.