Building Inversions Part 1: Basics

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Kathi shares how to build the skills you need to effortlessly turn your body upside down. She demonstrates exercises to stretch out and strengthen the key trouble areas that you need to align your body easily when upside down. Filmed at The Red Thread Ranch, Kathi’s studio in Florida. For info on training with Kathi visit:

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  1. Kaisa
    Kaisa 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for this!

  2. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    Beautiful Kathi, you and Ruth explain beautifully and simple the work! love and light. Luz

  3. alisonsalmond 2 years ago

    only you can say ‘I am going to make you suffer’ so sweetly 🙂 I love how you teach and I love your explanation. This is due to your far superior knowledge of the pilates method. If I only lived in Florida I would be bugging you every week 🙂 x

  4. Kathryn O'Bryant

    I’ve been searching for this my whole life! You’re the best at connecting and building the “whys” and I thank you so much for making the progressions easy to understand.

  5. Nikos.Psychas
    Nikos.Psychas 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Kathi!!! Amazing explanation and the connections are brilliant!

  6. susan h lawrence
    susan h lawrence 2 years ago

    Wonderful progression with expression! Loved seeing you two and feeling the thread! Awesome!

  7. Liisa S.T. Johannsson 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful and so brilliant, I really needed this info, thank you dear Kathi <3

  8. erinmohr 2 years ago

    I was just thinking what do I need to do to build strength and confidence for inversions? Are you a mind reader too Kathi??? Fantastic explanation, thank you!

  9. Pilatesgirlie
    Pilatesgirlie 2 years ago

    Love the custom color and upholstery patterns! Really enjoy the progression and intelligence of the sequence.

  10. bethmastin85 2 years ago

    Hi Kathi,

    Your touch cue on the ribs, is that to help with stretching the lats as you reach back on the barrel ?

    Thank you Kathi! I’ve been watching more of your videos and find it thoroughly engaging.

  11. Brasfit.Cologne
    Brasfit.Cologne 2 years ago

    Thank you Kathi!!! Great class… Love the way you teach us!

  12. Jennifer Allen

    So good!! Thank you very much, Kathi! I miss the ranch, but this is the next best thing. ????

  13. Rosalie 2 years ago

    I can see inversions in my future. Thank you Kathi, I have longed for a clear pathway to building towards this goal. Simply brilliant.

  14. Mormore 2 years ago

    I love everything about this. I miss my inversions. I’ll be doing all of these to prepare. Thank you Kathi 🙂
    And the ranch looks spectacular! I can’t wait to visit ❤️

  15. Pilatesplaty 2 years ago

    Very informative. The detail in the teaching is very helpful to watch.Thank you Kathi.

  16. tracy 2 years ago

    thank you kathi!

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