Romana Kryzanowska “Keeper of the Pilates Flame” Passes Away

Romana Kryzanowska “Keeper of the Pilates Flame” Passes Away

 

“You can say what Pilates is in 3 words: Strength, Stretch & Control.”

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Romana Kryzanowska June 30, 1923 – August 30, 2013 

Last week, the Pilates world lost the most influential teacher of the method next to Joe Pilates: Romana Kryzanowska. This legendary woman worked alongside Joe and Clara Pilates for decades and dedicated her life to spreading his method the way he intended it, with spirit, strength and power. Romana trained all of the instructors you find on Pilatesology and with theirs and your contributions we have created a growing pictorial tribute to her–Play video. If you have photos of Romana you would like to share, please send jpegs directly to: jack@pilatesology.com. 

As this newsletter was being prepared, we were extremely saddened to hear the additional news that Julian Littleford, another shining light in the Pilates community, had also passed away. Our heartfelt sympathies go to his family, friends and the wide circle of people whom he touched through Pilates. 

Sincerely,Alisa & Jack


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Alisa Wyatt

Alisa has been teaching Pilates since 1999 when she left her high-powered publishing job to spread her passion for Pilates. Realizing there was a need to preserve Joseph Pilates’ original style of teaching, Alisa and her husband Jack Coble, created Pilatesology in 2011 and have since dedicated themselves to recording the work with instructors who remain close to the source.A Pilates purist, Alisa was trained and certified by Pilates legend, Romana Kryzanowska in New York City where she ran her own private studio for a decade before moving home to California. She’s an often-featured expert for Pilates Style Magazine and creator of a series of acclaimed Pilates videos: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Pilates Workout, and Pilates for Men, as well as a sought-after workshop presenter at fitness conferences.When she’s not traveling the globe filming classes with world-renowned instructors for Pilatesology, Alisa spends her time in Hermosa Beach, CA, where she and Jack get outside as much as possible, surfing, hiking and playing. Alisa and Jack believe that Pilates is what allows them to lead active, healthy lives.Alisa’s client list includes Olympic athletes, supermodels and real people who want to look and perform at their absolute best.
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