GYROTONIC® Nosara Founder

Rachel (Chelah) Carty


Rachel (Chelah) Carty has always loved dance and still dreams of living life as a dancer. She started practicing vinyasa yoga 10 years ago and continues to practice daily to this day. As fate would have it her love & dedication to her yoga practice led her to her now blossoming Gyrotonic career path.

"Practice your yoga and all is coming." - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Completing most of her training in Germany, Gyrotonic Method has been a adventure filled endeavor for her since she begin her training in 2011. Training in California, Germany, Australia and now in Bali has been a most rewarding experience. She is also certified in The Gyrokinesis® Method as of 2017. Chelah revels in sharing her joy for movement with all.

Gyrotonic exercise has become more than a movement modality for Chelah. She believes that the spiraling & graceful way of flowing is her secret to success & happiness. She receives so much joy & fulfillment from sharing this system of movement with all her clients family & friends. Her most excitement comes when she witnesses the transformation that takes place in each person after their first sessions. Chelah is also very dedicated to teaching & preparing pupils to enter into the Gyrotonic teacher training journey themselves & is currently very proud to open her first studio in Nosara, Costa Rica “GYROTONIC® Nosara” as she begins Gyrotonic career as a pretrainer.

Chelah has recently completed 3 Levels & all the various equipment teacher training programs by balance body under the guidance & supervision of Sook Fun Chen. She is also teaching Pilates at “Nosara Pilates” at Bodhi Tree Resort. Pilates has offered her a wonderful way to dive deeper into the world of anatomy and has refined her skills in teaching movement overall. Core engagement and body alignment is of utmost priority and at the forefront of her teaching focus. Together Gyrotonic exercise, Pilates & Yoga have enriched & enlivened her life beyond her dreams. She is very pleased to share these gifts with all whom are ready & willing.

Combining her background of nursing knowledge and experience with optimal nutrition and inspired physical activity is her recipe for a balanced healthy happy life. She believes in unconditional love, creative expression, holistic abundance, good vibes and tropical living.


  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer

  • Certified level 2 GYROTONIC® Trainer

  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Pre/Post Natal

  • Certified Archway

  • Certified Jumping-Stretching Board

  • Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer

  • Certified Leg Extension Unit

  • Certified GYROTONIC® instructor

  • Balance body pilates instructor (full program)

  • Certified rebirthing breathworker

  • Certified hydro colon therapist

  • Raw food vegan chef

  • Dedicated yogini

  • Registered nurse (pediatrics)

Other Services Offered:

  • Rebirthing breathwork

  • Hydrocolon therapy

  • Thai massage

  • Cranial sacral therapy

  • Chiropractic adjustments

  • Plant-based menu planning/catering

  • Yoga (kundalini/restorative/vinyasa/prenatal)

  • Kundalini 120-day conscious pregnancy ceremony

  • Osho rebalancing bodywork

  • Kobido facial massage

  • Tarot reading

  • Body positivity photography and self-love workshop



Juliu Horvath-- Creator of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods

In 1977, Juliu Horvath developed the principles behind the GYROTONIC® method through an intensive yoga practice and study into the inner workings of the body. Through his personal journey he created a new movement practice originally called “Yoga for Dancers” and now know as the GYROKINESIS® method.

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is found world-wide in rehabilitation centers, dance studios, sports training and fitness facilities. The system benefits anyone wishing to gain strength, flexibility and coordination.

Visit the GYROTONIC® International Headquarters website.





The Gyrotonic Expansion System  is a unique, holistic approach to movement. Some of the benefits of a regular Gyrotonic practice include a healthier and more supple spine, increased range of motion, greater joint stability, improved agility and athletic performance and a deep internal strength. Experienced Gyrotonic trainers offer personalized sessions that are adapted to fit the needs of all ages and abilities, from elderly patients recovering from injury to highly skilled professional athletes. Visit for more information, videos, and resources.





Our Studio


The studio is located in the pristine blue zone of Nosara, Santa Marta, Guanacaste Costa Rica. The gorgeous ocean and fresh lush national jungle forest reserve makes this an ideal setting for movement classes and trainings.


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