Shuriu Lo teaches her clients how to cultivate body awareness. The more her clients understand their bodies and habits, the more they can take responsibility for their own health and well-being. Learn to fix your own body by scheduling a session today.
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GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
Shuriu is certified in GYROTONIC® Level I, GYROKINESIS® Level I, the GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit, the GYROTONER®, the GYROTONIC® Archway, and the GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board. She offers GYROTONIC® Level I Pre-Training courses as an Authorized Pre-Trainer.
For those who want to know specifics, Shuriu took her GYROTONIC® Level I Foundation course with Lisa Marie Goodwin and did her final examination with Juliu Horvath in 2001. She took her GYROKINESIS® Level I course with Juergen Bamberger and did her final examination with Juliu Horvath in 2003. She has taken the GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit course twice, first with Sebastian Plettenburg in 2005 and again with Donna Place in 2009. Juergen Bamberger taught her GYROTONER® course in 2005 and Donna Place the GYROTONIC®Archway,] course in 2009. She went to San Francisco GYROTONIC® and took the GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board course and the GYROTONIC® Level II Prep Course with Debra Rose, Dawn Swatchick, and Donna Place. She has been a GYROTONIC® Level I Authorized Pre-Trainer under master trainer Donna Place from 2003-2005, then 2019 to the present, and under master trainer Dawn Swatchick from 2006 to 2018. She has taken two GYROTONIC® exercise applications in a physical therapy setting with Paul Horvath which focused on herniations in spinal discs and shoulder girdle dysfunction.
In PILATES, Shuriu certified on all pilates apparatus and mat exercises with a specialty in dance conditioning through kinesiologist Karen Clippinger, MSPE and Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI). She also certified in pilates mat essentials with Karen Shanley who created the pilates certification program at Orange Coast College. Shuriu encourages her clients to grow their skill level through regular practice and this is supported in part through her mind-body exercise DVD series.
Shuriu first encountered pilates mat exercises under ballet and modern dance instructor Katherine Steadman. After a severe groin tear, Shuriu completed physical therapy rehabilitation and began training as a client for three years at Long Beach Dance Conditioning to properly avoid injuries through the biomechanical fine-tuning and neuromuscular re-education of pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise. At LBDC, she primarily studied with Christine Wilson, Alicia Head, and Lisa Marie Goodwin.
Thai Yoga Approach
With Thai Yoga Massage, Shuriu studied extensively with Thai Massage Master Daniel Carr and is certified by him to treat structural injuries with Thai Yoga Massage since 2006. She continues to refine her technique through an ongoing apprenticeship with him.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Training
Shuriu has taken Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization workshops with Martina Jezkova, Zuzana Suzan and Marisa Meyer. She took DNS Sport I with Petra Valouchova and again with Martina Jezkowa; DNS Sport II with Martina Jezkova and Richard Ulm; and DNS Sport III with Dr. Pavel Kolar, Zuzana Suzan, and Richard Ulm. She became a certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer in 2016.
A dedication to movement practices . . .
Shuriu obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in modern dance from Brigham Young University. She founded, directed, choreographed for, and performed in several dance collectives: Jigsaw Dance Collective, Ione Dance, and most notably with Los Angeles based avant garde jazz and microtonal musician-composers the avant garde Auricle Ensemble. Shuriu danced for several seasons with Impulse Improvisational Dance Theatre, Metropolitan Ballet Company, the classical Cambodian dance troupe Khmer Arts Academy, Sarah Swenson Vox Dance Theatre, and other Los Angeles dance companies. She performed in the live-feed films of Carole Kim and choreographed for ballet and modern dance. Since 2010, she has been studying Orlando Paiva’s Tango Elegante style of Argentine tango with Martín & Alyssa Vaccaro.