MEET OUR MEMBERS – KINDALL PAYNE, MOVE WITH KINDALL
Blog by Marketing Assistant Mia Johnson.
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Allow us to introduce you to Kindall Payne the founder of Move with Kindall and a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer with over 10 years of experience in the art, as well as a barre teacher and stretch therapist. Kindall is originally from the United States but moved to the United Kingdom in 2010 for university and made the decision to reside in London permanently.
Kindall initially attended Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet BFA Programme at Dominican University in 2006 to develop the art of Contemporary Ballet. During her time at University, Kindall also began training in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods at San Franciso Gyrotonic due to it being part of her curriculum. Kindall graduated in the art in 2010, and officially became a certified Gyrotonic Trainer. After her graduation, Kindall explored the movement further, and attended London Contemporary Dance School M.A. She did not stop there, and further developed her knowledge in anatomy, fitness and health at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, receiving her P.G Diploma in Dance Science. Kindall has been teaching the Gyrotonic Method for 12 years across a number of studios in London and began teaching the method from her home studio in Hackney. “For me its super normal, it’s just part of who I am” – Kindall Payne.
Although Kindall has taught the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis movement for several years she did not set up her own home studio until 2015. This is when Move with Kindall was officially founded, where she obtained her equipment and opened a home studio to teach her clients.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Kindall had two studios that she was working for which shifted to online classes during shutdown, this was a simple shift which did not hold a detrimental impact of Kindall’s ability to teach classes. She also held Gyrotonic classes outside of these studios, which were based in her home studio in Hackney. Since she switched her practices to online classes, Kindall began utilising YouTube and created a playlist for her clients who require further assistance on the movements. Kindall discusses how switching to online classes during the pandemic pushed her out of her comfort zone, as this new approach to her teaching led to her encountering differences in correcting and assisting her clients during their lesson “I’ve never been online so much, it was a challenge for myself to teach on a screen”.
Kindall discovered the East End Trades Guild eight years ago after receiving a pamphlet from Mahala which is based in Wells Street, her local area. “I discovered the maps and thought it was the coolest thing to have a list of all of the businesses in the area, I realised I wanted to be a part of this collective and to discover other businesses near me”.
Although she discovered the Guild years prior, Kindall did not join the Guild until the end of the pandemic but had always kept it in the back of her mind to join. Following the pandemic, a number of studios that Kindall had worked for began to close down, which is where Kindall began to divert her attention towards being in Hackney. She discovered her love for being community-oriented and began to base her operations solely in East London. Since the East End Trades community values aligned with hers, especially the community sense, Kindall decided to join the Guild. “The Guild has guided me to discover small businesses who are based near me and helped to find a sponsorship collaboration for a wellness retreat in 2022”
“I am looking to expand and host more group classes and workshops through a regular and consistent Monday to Saturday schedule, and to potentially open classes in nearby locations such as Hackney and Islington”.
MORE ABOUT THE GYROTONIC METHOD
The Gyrotonic movement was originally created by professional dancer, Juliu Horvath following a dance injury, created as a means of promoting strength, balance and flexibility. Juliu initially began performing yoga as a way to relieve the injury, but this did not suffice and he began adapting the movement to be used as a form of injury prevention. This form of movement is inclusive and accessible to a multitude of people, most commonly used by athletes to improve their performance and recovery or those with a disability. Head over to Kindall’s blog here to find out more! And check Kindall’s social media pages below!