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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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