Variations on a Theme Mat

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In this movement workshop, Kathi shares many variations in the mat exercises and how they can be applied to get better results for different body needs. There's no one correct way to practice Pilates, and to help make sense out of all the ways you can do an exercise, Kathi asks the question: What is the main thing the exercise is for? Knowing the goal of an exercise will help you understand why you would choose one variation over another. For info on training with Kathi visit: Thank you to Pilates Challenge where this class was filmed.

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  1. Ste70
    Ste70 6 months ago

    Great workshop Kathi! Fantastic workshop!!!

  2. Jon Hawkins

    Love it! What can I say I need to get match fit for our next meeting! Loved the breakdowns that focus on the intention of the exercise. Loving the mat more and more these days.

  3. fastedde 4 years ago

    Ohmygoodness! Amazing, as always! I love all of these workshops on Pilatesology, but for some odd reason, I always get really sore with KRN’s videos. LOL!!! It was also nice to see Chris Robinson work a bit! Haha…

  4. Awesome workshop but i could not view all of it… stopped at spine stretch. Where is the rest of it??? I need more Kathi !!!

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi Jamie!
      Not sure- but you should just get out of the class, go to any other class on the site and then come back to it. We have a new feature that will ask you if you want to resume from where you left off and should drop you right back where you left off….
      I’ll send you a quick email too : )

      • Thanks Jack….I was using my tablet and not sure what happened but on my home computer now and picking up right where I left off. Thank you…YAY for more Kathi!

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      Blushing Blushing Blushing!!!

    MARYLYON 7 years ago

    I too, can’t wait to see part 2. Absolutely wonderful Kathi. you really are the best in the business!!! hugs Mary Lyon, Lagrange, Il

  6. Helene Bogart 7 years ago

    Thank-you for your work 🙂

  7. Davamadez
    Davamadez 7 years ago

    Great workshop Kathi!

  8. Ynowak 7 years ago

    This is a fantastic workshop!

  9. Miquel Banket 7 years ago

    Wow, was much much needed! So AMAZING! Hope to be there for the next session.

  10. sheilamcgregor 7 years ago

    That was SO amazing Kathi!!! Ever thought of doing a Pilates conference in New Zealand??? – It’s REALLY beautiful and we’d SO LOVE to have you here!!! I recently had the great pleasure of some private lessons with Alisa in Sayulita, Mexico. You are SO on my bucket list of AMAZING instructors I just HAVE to meet and have a lesson with – some day – I’ll make it happen! Love you Kathi – thanks SO much for sharing ALL your fantastic Pilates knowledge with us!

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      would LOVE to do a workshop in New Zealand!!!! Heard it is one of the most beautiful places on earth!!

  11. presspaws
    presspaws 7 years ago

    Really learned a lot from this, thanks so much!

  12. Martin 7 years ago

    AMAZING! Can’t wait for part 2! I’d love to see those other variations of the 100 as well. Hope to see another variations mat workout–loved the last one, especially Clara’s stretches 🙂

  13. LKVB 7 years ago

    don’t think your short pole and shoulder plug comments go unnoticed by your fans KRN. haha. Another wonderful generous class with so much killer work. xo, liesbeth

  14. Kathi Ross Nash Author

    OHHHH Thank you!!!!!!!

  15. joesmat 7 years ago

    The MASTER at her work. Thank you for confirming in the 100 that the hands were 3″ – 6″ over the “thighs” originally. I always believed that is how Joseph Pilates was doing it on the old video pieces, but, could not get confirmation. Thank you very much for sharing, it does not get any better. We are very fortunate to have this lady share her unique ability at the work and likewise her knowledge.

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