Each of the staff members is handpicked for their expertise, unique personal skills, and technical ability.

At In-Spiraling Movement Arts clients can be confident that all therapists and trainers undergo yearly continuing education in their respective fields.


Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice

Director of In-Spiraling Movement Arts

Authorized International Master Trainer GYROTONIC® / GYROKINESIS® / Master Trainer of all Specialized Equipment / GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® LEVEL 2 Master Trainer / Ballet dancer / Specialized Workshops

Lisa Marie one of the 16 Authorized Specialized GYROTONIC®  Master Trainers in the world for the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® as well as a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Master Trainer and a certified Master Trainer of all GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment and specialized workshops.

Lisa Marie has been a dancer since the age of 3. During her professional ballet career, she performed nationwide with several companies including the San Francisco Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, LA Classical Ballet and Helios Dance Theatre. Lisa Marie's background in movement naturally kindled her interest in GYROTONIC®, Pilates, and other movement-based therapeutic disciplines.

In 1991, she began her extensive training in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, created and founded by Juliu Horvath. Throughout her GYROTONIC® training, Lisa Marie travelled from her home in California to New York to work privately with Juliu in his studio, White Cloud. She frequently hosted him in Long Beach, and eventually in Los Angeles as well, to teach classes and workshops. Lisa Marie earned her first Level as a GYROTONIC® Trainer in 1994, and in 1998 Juliu appointed her as a Level 1 GYROTONIC® Master Trainer and in 2011 as a GYROTONIC® Level 2 Master Trainer. Lisa Marie became one of the first GYROKINESIS® certified Level 1 Trainers, then a GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and by 2008, Juliu raised Lisa Marie's status to GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Master Trainer.

In 1992, Lisa Marie became a certified Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence at Long Beach Dance Conditioning studio. She co-managed the studio and provided teacher training and certification to prospective Pilates instructors until 2000. She also studied under Marika Molnar (New York City Ballet's Physical Therapist) and Jean-Claude West (specialist in Kinesiology) and continues to take seminars and consult with them. During the same period, she was a principle dancer with LA Classical Ballet, Ballet Mistress for a season with the Guangzhou Ballet in China, and served as Director of the Children's Division of Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, teaching over 400 students. Lisa Marie was in high demand to assist ballet schools and dance companies set up Pilates and GYROTONIC® studios.

From 2000-2007, Lisa Marie was co-owner of LA Body Kinetics, directed the GYROTONIC® program of Angel City Body Kinetics with Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence, and was a member of faculty at Loyola Marymount University teaching advanced classical ballet and GYROKINESIS® for dancers.

Lisa Marie founded White Crane Movement Arts, from which she ran a successful movement program and GYROTONIC® teacher training courses for over 15 years.

In 2007, Lisa Marie was appointed by Juliu Horvath to be an Authorized International Master Trainer. She is one of only 16 Authorized Master Trainers in the world. As an Authorized International Master Trainer, Lisa Marie conducts the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certifications internationally and assists Certified Trainers in the rigorous process of becoming Master Trainers. She is a certified Master Trainer in all aspects of the system and specialized equipment and continues to deepen her knowledge and skills studying with Juliu Horvath on a regular basis.

In 2007, Lisa Marie her husband Jessie Rice founded In-Spiraling Movement Arts, Inc. They are running all aspects of GYROTONIC® studies there for both private clientele and continued education for instructors.

She travels extensively internationally conducting courses and workshops for the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. She has been an invited presenter at the Body Mind Spirit Conference since 2002. She also teaches specialized seminars focusing on injury prevention for dancers in schools and institutes such as Lines Ballet, California Institute for the Performing Arts, Inland Pacific Ballet, and Pasadena Ballet. While she was pregnant with her daughter, Lisa Marie began her Doula certification and wishes to further assist women with pregnancy issues in specialized workshops and classes. She studies and practices Medical Chi-Gong, combines healing on multiple levels with essential oils, and continues to embrace with grace and light the development of her studies in her career as a movement educator in the dance of life learning and sharing with others.



Jessie Rice

Director of In-Spiraling Movement Arts
Neuromuscular Healer, Founder of Rice Release Technique, Creator of Arnica Gold™, GYROTONIC®

Jessie Rice, creator of the Rice Release Technique™ and Arnica Gold™, is known throughout the healing industry for his excellence in therapeutic bodywork. He is a certified massage therapist and massage instructor with over seven year experience in medical research. Jessie is also an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Jessie's appreciation of the body and its systems was inspired by his Bachelor's degree in biology and Master's work in molecular biology. He performed laboratory research at Oregon Health Research. At the same time he studied classical ballet and jazz.

Jessie first began helping people as a mental health couselor for adults and adolescents in hospitals, group homes and domestic violence shelters. Working in the psychology field for over 13 years combined with his health science education and dance background helped Jessie first notice the importance of the mind-body connection in the healing process.

To further his understanding of the mind-body connection, Jessie traveled around the world to over 25 countries to learn more about bodywork and hands on healing practiced in other cultures. After his travels, Jessie arrived in Los Angeles, studied massage therapy and became an associate instructor at California Healing Arts college, He began a successful masssage therapy practice (A Touch of Compassion) working with doctors, acupuncturists, osteopaths and chiropractors to provide a holistic approach to healing.

During his practice, Jessie realized the benefits of combining bodywork and homeopathic herbs to work in harmony with the mind-body connection. He understood that the body releases its own painkillers but restricted blood flow can prevent it from reaching a traumatized area. To resolve this issue and aid his clients during their treament (and continue their healing afterward), he created his homeopathic cream, Arnica Gold™.  His formula contains arnica for its anti-inflammatory properties and calming effects on the nervous system, abenefistnd red clover, a vasodilator, to increase healing blood flow to the injury. Arnica Gold™ soothes and relieves muscle ache, brought on by trauma-and helps open up congested areas. Arnica Gold™ is now being used and sold by many different practitioners around the world.

Through the culmination of his spiritual upbringing, education. work, travel, and massage experience, Jessie created his own bodywork teachnique. The Rice Release™ method uses the mind-body connection to revive a flow of the body's healing mechanism: first approach is to assess holding and compensation patterns, then he addresses muscle spasm and faxcial restrictions that block or congest the body's response to trauma. Restoring the flow of blood, lymph and chi to the injured area reduces pain and encourages healing. Jessie's philosophy is that this flow must then be stabilized through healthy patterns of movement that help the body remain open. Jessie is Level 1 certified GYROTONIC® trainer, trained in the therapeutic applications of shoulder girdle, pelvic lumbar, hip and knee and is certified in the Archway.

Jessie has been successful in treating many different issues and injuries: the jaw, back, neck, chest, abdomen, leg hip, knee, calf, foot, angle, wrist and arms and many injuries such as TMJ, frozedn shoulder, scoliosis, herniated discs, -to name a few. Jessie also trained  as a doula and certified in pregnancy massage assisting in many births. Rice Release Technique™ and Arnica Gold™ used together with the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® have been a powerful tool in rehabilitating professional athletes, dancers, musicians, doctors, physical therapists and others who enjoy moving.

Jessie founded In-Spiraling Movement Arts with his wife and parnter Lisa Marie. Both Jessie and Lisa Marie are much sought after for the healing and movement excellence they provide. Jessie's inspiration comes from the harmony and joy he feels while working directly with clients and students, helping them to create and experience a better quality of life.




Nichole Beeks

Nichole Beeks has studied GYROTONIC® for the past 5 years in San Francisco under Master Trainers Debra Rose and Elizabeth Dawson. She is a recent graduate and member of the inaugural class of the Alonzo King Lines Ballet/ Dominican University of California BFA program. After graduating with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology, Nichole danced professionally with Peninsula Ballet Theatre in San Mateo CA . Nichole has spent the past two summers sharing her passion for GYROTONIC® teaching young dancers in the Lines Ballet Summer Program the direct relation and application of GYROTONIC® in dance. She is also certified in the Leg Extension Unit and Jumping Stretching Board and is studying Level 2. She enjoys sharing her love for movement and this rejuvenating system with people of all backgrounds and movement experience.


Julie Calvert

Inspired by movement from a very young age, Julie grew up studying dance and rhythmic gymnastics. In her early 20's she was introduced to Pilates and GYROTONIC® while dancing on a scholarship in Chicago, training extensively in jazz, modern and ballet. She immediately noticed the affects of both Pilates and GYROTONIC® in her body, how they helped improve her performance and gave her such strength and length!

In 2009 Julie became a certified GYROTONIC® instructor under the guidance of Lisa-Marie Goodwin-Rice and began teaching at her studio, In-Spiraling Movement Arts. Shortly after, she pursued a certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and became a certified Pilates Instructor.

Over the years Julie has continued to grow her knowledge and love of movement, attending specialized courses and working alongside physical therapists and chiropractors. In addition to her physical training, Julie has studied deep tissue massage, cranial sacral bodywork and has spent months in Chiang Mai, Thailand studying Thai Yoga Massage with renowned teachers from all over the globe. She loves to incorporate what she has learned into her sessions and strives to guide her clients toward a healthy balance of strength and mobility.



Lavinia Suna Findikoglu

Lavinia Findikoglu grew up in Arlington, Virginia. She began dancing at an early age studied ballet at Arlington Center for Dance, and later the Washington School of Ballet. Her summers were spent away from home attending summer programs for Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
In 2002 she moved to Boston. While there she earned a degree in ballet and modern dance from the Boston Conservatory. She performed works by Luis Fuente and Jose Limon, as well as her own choreography and that of her peers. It was at the Conservatory that she was first introduced to GYROKINESIS® (the mat work of the GYROTONIC® Expansion System).
After graduating, Lavinia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her interest in GYROTONIC®. She studied predominantly with Master Trainers Lisa Marie Goodwin and Barbara Schwarz. Lavinia is currently a certified Level 1 GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor.



Danielle Litman

A physical force since birth, Danielle Litman earned the nickname “The Hulk” after breaking a few walls (and noses) as a baby. Danielle’s parents enrolled her in dance and gymnastics at age two, looking for a more constructive outlet for her endless energy. She went on to compete with Abby Lee Dance Company (now featured on a popular reality TV show), travel the world and win many accolades and awards in both. In high school she shifted her focus to tennis, winning the Pittsburgh City Championship three years in a row and placing in the Israeli Maccabi (Olympics). She also excelled in track and field.

Danielle studied Dance at the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Marketing, then continued her education in Musical Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University. Always a gamer, Danielle moved to Los Angeles to work in sports radio station while earning a degree in Graphic Design. She discovered GYROTONIC®—but worked full-time—so she practiced during her lunch hour and trained on weekends to get certified. She became a full-time GYROTONIC® GYROKINESIS® Instructor, eventually to become certified on the GYROTONER® Leg Extension Unit and Stretching Jumping Board. She continues to develop her education by taking the GYROTONIC® LEVEL 2 Foundation and Pelivic/Lumbar Therapeutic courses. She has found her true calling healing and helping people.

“Teaching GYROTONIC® has taught me how to interact with the physical being though movement,” Danielle says. “I love the way GYROTONIC® helps people in all aspects of life.”

But she didn’t stop there. Danielle’s passion for her own total health drove her back to school to become a Certified and Licensed Esthetician. One of the top skin care professionals in Beverly Hills attracted Danielle—first as a client, then an apprentice—with their philosophy of healing the skin from the inside out.

Danielle has found the fountain of youth. She now shares her secrets in GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, and skincare to a select clientele.



Nicole Long

Nicole's journey of the GYROTONIC® method began in 2008 when she had a broken pelvis and continued with the system from there. Nicole is currently certified in Level 1 GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®, Level 2 GYROTONIC®, Leg Extension Unit, Jump Stretch Board, and Gyrotoner.  She is a GYROTONIC® pre-trainer in Juergen Bamberger's network.  Her other trainings include: Psoas principles, GYROTONIC® for high level athletes, GYROKINESIS® Happy Moves, and breathing intensive.
Nicole has additional certifications in STOTT Pilates mat and reformer as well as the American Council on Exercise PT.

Nicole's has many personal athletic achievements including being a former marathon runner.  She has run 15 marathons, including 2 Boston marathons and one Paris marathon.  She currently enjoys being a cyclist with road, MTB, and cyclocross disciplines.


Lani Rabin

Prior to raising three children, I had done practical nursing in a medical office for over five years where my passion of the body, health, and helping others were born. Always inspired by movement, I received my third stripe red belt in Tae Kwon Do before my own health issues led me to Pilates. I obtained certification in 2003 in Authentic Pilates™ through Romana Kryzanowska.


Through continued education I discovered GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® receiving my certification for both in early 2006 and continuing my education with certifications on the GYROTONER®, Jumping Stretching Board, Leg Extension Unit, and Archway Specialized Equipment.. My own experiences and discovered fuel my passion in teaching and I am continually inspired by the changes I see in others.


Samantha Gray 


Through her exploration of dance , Samantha has been exposed to many different practices and techniques that provide a large palette which informs her movement practices : ballet, contemporary, gaga, contact improvisation, Feldenkrais, qigong, acupuncture, physiotherapy, oesteopathy and Structural Integration and lots of informal dancing. Through interweaving these different understandings, Samantha wishes to find a balance between our cognitive mind and our natural instinctual moving body .

Samantha has worked with dancers, professional athletes, musicians, clients pre and post-natal and all clients who wish to experience the work, improve their physical well-being or rehabilitate an injury and aim for exquisite efficiency. Samantha is certified in Pilates and GYROTONIC®

"Our bodies were made to move : for freedom, inspiration, expansion and healing and it is through this connection that we have fuller experiences."



Mao Hamada

Born and raised in Japan, dance was introduced to Mao early in her life. After moving to New York under a two year grant she received from The Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan, she completed her dance education at the Ailey School, and received BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. Upon graduation, she danced professionally with multiple dance companies in NY and more. After 12 years of being a New Yorker, Mao recently moved to Los Angeles to start a new life.

She is a GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Trainer under Billy Macagnone(NY) and certified trainer for GYROTONIC® Level 2, GYROKINESIS® Level 1. The specialized courses she has done are as follows: Applications for the Pelvis & Shoulder Girdle with Uwe Herbstreit and Applications for dancers with Miriam Barbosa.  Mao is certified with all the specialised equipment: Jumping-Stretching Board, GYROTONER®, Archway with Billy Macagnone and Leg Extension Unit with Sebastian Plettenberg.

She originally began her GYROTONIC® journey through Yoga for Dancers with Hillary Cartwright in NY while suffering from minor chronic pain in her lower back for over years. She soon realized that the GYROTONIC® system was a great tool for injury prevention and physical therapy for her own body. She always looks forward to learning and growing more, and finds a joy of this great method. She truly wishes to share the happiness of the movement with everyone. She has worked with clients range from the age of 16 to 70 that include professional dancers, athletes, artists, and people recovering from injuries.