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Kathryn Ross-Nash

Kathryn Ross-Nash

Kathryn was introduced to the Pilates work at the age of 14 and began her Classical Pilates training in 1982. She had the privilege to study with First Generation teachers Romana Kryzanowska, Lolita San Miguel, Kathy Grant, Sari Mejia Santo, Jay Grimes, and Edwina Fontaine.
Read More Kathryn was a Romana's Pilates Level 2 Trainer and has completed comprehensive training through The Pilates Studio, Romana's Pilates, Authentic Pilates, and Lolita San Miguel's PMMP Program. She was a principal dancer for ten years with Ballet Hispanico of NY, where she sat on the Board of Directors for three years. Kathryn holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner.

She is an accomplished author who has developed The Red Thread: The Integrated System and Variations of Pilates Series for Mat, Foundational Reformer, Baby Chair, and High Chair. Her other publications include The Little White Mat Book and Fix Your Feet: Using the Pilates Method.

Kathryn worked closely with Romana for many years and often traveled and demonstrated the work for her. Romana named Kathryn the founding Vice President to Romana's Presidency of the Authentic Pilates Guild. Romana referred to Kathryn as a "Star of Stars," saying, "she is one of her best," "her work is like ice cream," and "poetry in motion." Kathryn is the only woman featured in Romana's Pilates Mat & Legacy DVDs and she is a featured teacher in Gratz Pilates' Jay Grimes Revealed DVD.

Kathryn appeared, alone and with Romana, in multiple Pilates Style Magazine articles. She was the featured instructor in the premiere issue, served as writer for their blog, and sat on the Advisory Board. To celebrate her 55th birthday, she graced the cover as the oldest single cover model in their history, which included a ten-page spread featuring her work on The Red Thread Method®.

Kathryn's client list spans the athletic and entertainment industry. In 2016, she was the first instructor to teach Pilates on the Isle of Man at the site of Camp 4, where Joseph Pilates was interned. She is often a quoted expert, whose advice on the method and its authenticity is sought after worldwide. In addition to her work in the United States, Kathryn has taught in Russia, Chile, Australia, Spain, Russia, Germany, England, Portugal, Scotland, Israel, Brazil, and Costa Rica.

With Balanced Body, Kathryn produced and launched the KRN Pilates app in April 2022, putting The Red Thread Method® in the palm of your hand. She can be found on her site, Pilates Anytime, Pilatesology, and Balanced Body.

"My favorite thing in the world is to be able to teach the work I believe in so strongly, as my teachers so generously gave it to me."
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