Adrienne Hays, DPT
In 2003, Adrienne graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This is where she first became inspired by a deeper understanding of biology and the mysteries of the body. This set her on her path of joining the healthcare field. She completed her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Pacific University in 2007 with the goal of doing her part to empower people through their relationship with and experience of their expansive nature & their bodies. She has worked in a variety of settings since then, including orthopedics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities while raising her children in Portland.
She was serendipitously introduced to the world of the Gyrotonic® method in 2011, as a person looking to reclaim herself in the context of motherhood and life in the 21st century. Her experience with the Gyrotonic® method was love at first sight and though she found the choreography challenging, it felt like a wonderful fit. She went on to become a Gyrokinesis® trainer in 2013 and a Gyrotonic® trainer in 2018. She finds it to be an effective and comprehensive method that incorporates so many aspects of wellness for mind, body and spirit. She continues to experience new layers of its teachings and is grateful for all of the teachers, students, seekers, and trailblazers who have made this path possible.
She currently enjoys working part time with kids and families in the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, in addition to running her own physical therapy and Gyrotonic® method practice. Her physical therapy practice centers around a myofascial release approach developed by John F. Barnes, which she finds works synergistically & beautifully with the movements and concepts taught in the Gyrotonic® method.