Kinetonics was founded by Andy Clements. Andy holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Human Learning and Development and Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Colorado. During her Master’s studies she achieved a capstone project touring educational facilities in Reggio-Emilia, Italy and conferencing with world renowned experts on education, psychology, and human learning and development. She is a certified yoga instructor through an Ashram-style, Ayurvedic program that included studies in the yoga sutras, elemental and chakra yoga, the Enneagram of personalities, as well as safe practices in yoga with children and seniors. Her professional career as a dancer and dance instructor includes studying and/or dancing professionally with the Royal Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Chautauqua Ballet as well as being currently on faculty at the Colorado Ballet. She studied gyrotonics and gyrokinesis one on one extensively with one of the founders of the method.
She created the Kinetonics system based on research evidence she discovered and further developed while completing her Master’s thesis. She designed the system to address the detrimental effects of the institutionalized separation of everyday life (careers/academics/entertainment) and movement. While all living things grow through movement, humans are expected somehow to grow mentally, physically, and emotionally in situations that are completely separated from movement. Kinetonics re-integrates movement into our daily lives in order to allow participants to discover their highest potential personally, professionally, and physically.