The mission of the ESSENTRICS® Workout
is to create a balanced body, whereby the strength
in your muscles doesn't inhibit your movement,
and your mobility is enhanced by your strength.

ESSENTRICS® strengthens and stretches every muscle in the body eccentrically, rebalancing the muscular structure in continuous rotational movements. It incorporates various techniques including PNF and isotonic movement while systematically working every joint in the body. The basis of the workout is a dynamic combination of strength and flexibility exercises, designed to pull apart the joints by elongating the muscles and challenging them in the lengthened position.

Created by Miranda and Sahra Esmonde-White, this full-body technique works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process. While the technique is original in itself, it has been influenced by several disciplines. ESSENTRICS
® draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.

Learn more about the ESSENTRICS
® technique at Essentrics.com

VIDEO: Dynamic Stretch Workout by ESSENTRICS®

Severina assisting Miranda Esmonde-White at the Spa Eastman ESSENTRICS® Retreat - Eastman, QC

Certified Level 4 with Honors 4, Mentor Trainer & Certification Advisor

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Severina Gates first discovered ESSENTRICS® in 2009 through the PBS show, Classical Stretch. After moving to Boston in 2011, she noticed there was a lack of instruction in the ESSENTRICS® technique and began training as an instructor in 2013.


Severina has trained extensively with creator Miranda Esmonde-White, and was the first fully certified Level 4 ESSENTRICS® instructor in Massachusetts. With 14 years of experience in ballet and over 1400 hours of teaching ESSENTRICS® classes, she has worked with a variety of clients, including seniors, musicians, and young professionals. She also works as an Exam Certification Advisor and Mentor Trainer for the ESSENTRICS® Teacher Training department, and guiding and evaluating instructors at all 4 levels of the certification process, as well as leading mini Teacher Training workshops.


2017: Level 4: ESSENTRICS® Strengthening Exercises

2016: Level 3: ESSENTRICS® Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercises
2015: Level 2: ESSENTRICS
® Trademark Exercises

2014: Level 1: Principles of the ESSENTRICS® Technique

2012-2019: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid (American Red Cross)




ESSENTRICS® Forever Painless Teacher Training Workshop 

Boston, MA∙2016


MUSIC Workshop 

ESSENTRICS® Symposium, MX ∙2018


Level 1: Principles of the ESSENTRICS® Technique

Montréal, QC∙2013* , 2019 - assisted Meg Feeney (Master Trainer and Educator)

NYC ∙ 2016†, 2017 


    Level 2: ESSENTRICS® Trademark Exercises

Montréal, QC ∙2014*

NYC ∙ 2016†, 2017- assisted Jenny Bertrand (Master Trainer and Educator)

® Flexibility & Therapeutic Exercises

Montréal, QC ∙ 2015*, 2016**, 2017

® Strengthening Exercises

Montréal, QC ∙ 2015*, 2016**2017-assisted Amanda Cyr (Master Trainer and Educator)                



2016 ESSENTRICS® Symposium

*assisted Jenny Bertrand (Master Trainer & Educator)- L1 & L2 workshops 


2018 ESSENTRICS® Symposium

*assisted Meg Feeney (Master Trainer & Educator)- L1 workshop




ESSENTRICS® Weekend Retreat at OMEGA Institute

*assisted  Miranda Esmonde-White

Rhinebeck, NY ∙2018, 2019

Spa Eastman ESSENTRICS® Retreat

*led classes as part of Master Instructor Team  

Eastman, QC  ∙ 2018, 2019

Spa Eastman ESSENTRICS® Retreat

*assisted  Miranda Esmonde-White

Eastman, QC  ∙ 2017

Classical Stretch® with Miranda Esmonde-White Fitness Weekend               

Boston, MA∙2013*


* led by Miranda Esmonde-White
led by Erika Vipond (Master Trainer)
** led by Miranda Esmonde-White, with Gail Garceau & Amanda Cyr (Master Trainers & Educators)






 ©2020 by Severina Gates.

ESSENTRICS® is a registered trademark of The Esmonde Technique.