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Romana Kryzanowska

I’ve found a wonderful series of historical videos featuring Romana Kryzanowska. They are from Pilates Brazil; does anyone speak Portuguese? Romana and her husband Pablo Mejia lived in Peru, which may be why there is a lot of archival material from South America.

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The Dirty Secret

Or, ‘Clinicians, what have you done to Pilates?’

“We only hire experienced Physiotherapists trained in Pilates to teach in our Pilates studios: we dig the bloke that started it, but can’t understand how you’d let anyone who can’t relate your pain and pathology to your problem come anywhere near you!”  1,390 more words
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Romana Kryzanowska

Here’s a rare bit of video featuring Romana Kryzanowska, who was one of Joseph Pilates’ early students.  I was privileged to apprentice under this vibrant Pilates Elder.

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The Pilates System (?)

As seems so often to be the case, the convergence of two sources at a similar time has got me writing. Soon after I saw… 1,045 more words

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How will you age?

I’m currently reading the intriguing “The World Until Yesterday” by Jared Diamond, some of which compares the attitudes toward, and treatment of older people in Western societies to that of ‘traditional’ (think tribal) societies. 901 more words

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If I Say “I’m a Pilates teacher”, What Does It Mean? Part 2

Following on from a mention in part 1 of this post, I think that a lot of interesting things happen on the boundaries between disciplines. Kelly Starrett, who has influenced my thinking about Pilates a lot in the last few years, talks about the benefits of sports people from different disciplines talking to, and learning from each other (power lifters talking to gymnasts talking to rowers talking to olympic lifters talking to swimmers/runners etc). 1,069 more words

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From Britney Spears to Carrie Macy, LA to the Canary Islands: Interview with Alex Estornel

A professional dancer and Pilates instructor, Alex Estornel started his career performing with recording artists such as Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez. After sustaining an injury, Alex discovered a passion for Pilates, using the technique to rehabilitate and to correct misalignments, and going on to train under Carrie Macy, a Romana Kryzanowska alumnus. 731 more words

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