(Past Event) Kathi Ross-Nash Conference At Moxie Mind & Body


Kathi Ross-Nash Conference At Moxie Mind & Body



Date: Saturday-Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Location: Moxie Mind & Body, 24 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website:  www.moxiemindandbody.com

Register:  More details here

A full deposit is required to reserve your space. 50% refund for cancellations prior to September 1st, 2017.
There will be no refunds after September 1st, 2017.



Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m / Pencils Down Bottom's Up (1 hr)
  • 10:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m / Break (15 min)
  • 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m / The Red Thread of Mat (2 hr)
  • 12:15 p.m - 1:15 p.m / Lunch (1 hr)
  • 1:305 p.m - 3:30 p.m / The Red Thread of the Reformer (2 hr)
  • 3:305 p.m - 3:45 p.m / Break (15 min)
  • 3:455 p.m - 4:45 p.m / Fix Your Feet (1 hr)

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m / The Body Before You (2 hr)
  • 10:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m / Break (15 min)
  • 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m / Injuries and Application (2 hr)
  • 12:15 a.m - 1:15 p.m / Lunch (1 hr)
  • 1:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m / The Baby Chair (2 hr)
  • 3:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m / Book Signing/Purchasing (1 hr)



Workshop Descriptions

Pencils Down Bottom's Up (1 hr)
A STRONG work out - feel the work to understand the work - no nonsense - no notes.

The Red Thread of the Mat (2 hr)
How to correctly add Mat exercise according to clients needs & abilities. This workshop looks at the connections between the Mat exercises in the classical Pilates Method. How do they build in the order of the Mat? How do we use The Red Thread® of spinal function to create a unique workout for the individual student? The Mat is the Heart & Soul of the Classical Pilates Method…The Red Thread® can help deepen your understanding and application of this method.

The Red Thread of the Reformer (1 hr)
How to correctly add Reformer exercise according to client’s needs and abilities. How to use the method to strengthen what is weak and challenge what is strong.

Fix Your Feet (1 hr)
Foot Rolling, Marbles, Towels, and Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector and more. Look and improve alignment from the bottom up!

The Body Before You (2hr)
Create a work out for the individual through analyzing their work, movement and muscle balance. Use "The Red Thread®" to create a workout to strengthen what is weak and challenge what is strong. Each exercise was created to work the body in a specific way. The order was created to build on what is worked. Learn to look at the Body Before You and implement the correct body position to work what is intended to work in each exercise. In this workshop we compare different bodies, how to find the correct position so they gain maximum benefits and work what should be worked.

Injuries and Application (2hr)
Pilates is a list of exercise that cleans the body from the inside out. When an exercise is removed from the Mat or Reformer it must be executed safely on the auxiliary apparatus to fulfill the needs of the Method. We will look at a few exercises and find how to apply the method within the limits and constraints presented.

The Baby Chair (2hr)
No one leaves Baby in the Corner! Learn the “Lift” of Pilates and how amazing this little Baby can be! For years Baby sat in the corner- “It’s for old ladies and delicate dancers” we were told. So for years Baby sat....off to the side and out of the light. This workshop will change your mind about the Arm/Baby Chair! It contains exercises that challenge the strongest of strong. The Arm/Baby Chair teaches us the missing component in the Pilates of today. It teaches us how to lift and engage our Powerhouse in the correct manner. You will learn to move with length in two directions from a strong center. The Arm/Baby Chair connects the front body to the back body and then both more deeply into the Powerhouse. Unique to this workshop, you will not only learn the how of each exercise, but the why, when and what. Why would I choose the Baby Chair instead of the Cadillac? When would I add a spot, bar or Magic Circle, What is the purpose of this exercise and how does it connect to the work of Pilates? Once again, The Red Thread® is woven and the connection is understood between the Mat and Reformer to increase a greater understanding of Pilates as a Method.



About Kathryn Ross-Nash

Kathryn Ross-Nash began her Pilates training in 1982 and has had the privilege to study with First Generation teachers Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Sari Mejia Santo, Jay Grimes and Edwina Fontaine. Kathryn worked closely with Romana for many years and was a Certified Romana’s Pilates Level 2 Trainer. She is the only woman to demonstrate on both the Romana’s Pilates Mat DVDs and the Legacy Series DVDs. Romana is quoted about Ms. Ross-Nash, saying “her work is like ice cream” and she is one of her best, her “Star of Stars.”

Known throughout the industry for her purity and devotion to the work, Kathryn’s client list spans the entertainment industry. She was honored to be the first Pilates instructor to train the dancers of the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg Russia and has taught in Chile, Australia, Spain, Russia and throughout the United States. Kathryn was a principle dancer for ten years with Ballet Hispanico of NY, where she often returns to re-stage ballets. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an undefeated AAU sparring record.

She serves as Chair of The Authentic Pilates Union, is an often-quoted expert and has been featured with Romana in Pilates Style Magazine as well as written articles for the magazine many times. Kathryn's studio, American Body Tech Pilates is located in Allendale, New Jersey. She is the creator of many innovative workshops including: The Red Thread™, the Add On Mat™, Fix Your Feet™, Connection to the Jump™, and Variations on a Theme - Mat & Reformer™. Her DVD Kathryn Ross-Nash New York Pilates, and book Fix Your Feet Using the Pilates Method are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.

“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,” says Kathryn Ross-Nash. Source

Kathryn Ross-Nash

Gratz Gallery
On the Electric (High) Chair
"Press Up Front-Standing" On The Electric (High) Chair
"The High Bridge" On The Contour Mat
"The Small Arm Chair"

Gratz Blog
The Red Thread: The Arm/Baby Chair
The Red Thread Book Release



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About Moxie Mind & Body

At Moxie Mind & Body we are committed to helping you build a stronger and healthier mind and body through superior quality training in the classical Pilates method. We encourage you to have moxie when reaching personal goals and facing new challenges not only within our studio walls, but in your everyday life.

We are a fully equipped Classical Pilates studio, voted as Pittsburgh's Best of the Burgh in 2013. Visit us at our primary Downtown location in Market Square where you can schedule private, duet or semi-private sessions by appointment, or enroll for a group mat, equipment or OPEN STUDIO class. Or, come see us at our satellite studio located within Sterling Yoga in the South Hills for private and duet sessions scheduled by appointment.

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