Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri Columbia, and went on to study massage therapy in 1993. She completed her Gyrokinesis training in Lenox, MA in 2003 and Gyrotonic training in 2004 in Chicago. She completed her Gyrokinesis & Gyrotonic certification with Juliu himself in 2005.
Anne has trained in many massage modalities. These include: sports massage, deep tissue and swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Reflexology.
Anne believes in the efficacy of integrated therapies to maintain overall health and wellness. An exercise enthusiast for many years, she has personally experienced the benefits of the work she now offers.
Anne is trained in Gyrotonic Level 1 & Level 2, in Gyrokinesis, and has extensive training on all of the Specialized Equipment. Anne’s original training in Gyrokinesis was with Young-ah Kim, Master Trainer, and her training in Gyrotonic was with Juergen Bamberger, Master Trainer. She currently holds the title of Gyrotonic PRE-TRAINER and is aspiring to become a Master Trainer.
Anne is passionate about using her education in Gyrotonic to help those with specialized needs that go beyond the art of exercise. Anne has trained with Paul Horvath, Juliu’s brother in Therapeutic Applications for Gyrotonic. She has special knowledge of Therapeutic applications for Osteoporosis and Scoliosis. She is also trained in Gyrotonic Psoas principles. Anne has also been trained by Uwe Herbstreit for Scoliosis, Pelvic Girdle, and Shoulder Girdle Work. Over the years, she has also completed specialized Gyrotonic trainings for Golfers, Dancers, and for Elite Athletes.
Thanks to the dedication of clients and friends, Gyrotonic St. Louis Central has become the premier St. Louis area facility for the serious study of the Gyrokinesis, and Gyrotonic exercise methods. Since its inception, the facility has helped improve the fitness level and quality of life of numerous clients including professional dancers, performers, skaters, and athletes. Anne is proud to be the Studio Owner of our beautiful establishment. Amber Meyers is our Studio Manager.
Even after 25 years of performing massage therapy, exercise and conditioning, our founder and director – Anne Thomasson – still considers herself a student, looking for ways to improve the strength and flexibility of the human body. She partners with clients to help them realize their individual goals and understand their unique abilities.