Ky Autumn Russell – Pilates, yoga, & relaxation

Hi! I'm Ky

I teach efficient Pilates and yoga workouts, Pilates teacher training workshops, and mindfully embodied stress management programs that energize and transform body, mind, and spirit.

Ky Russell, M.A., PMA-CPT

Balanced Body Master Pilates Instructor, Mindful Fitness Researcher, Educator, and Trainer

Hi! I’m Ky, and I'm here to help you care for yourself with all of the energy you put into caring for others! If you're like most of my clients and students you devote the majority of your energy and focus into caring for your family, clients, and causes you support. I have coached hundreds of women (and men) to integrate mindful Pilates workouts and stress relief techniques into their busy, stressful lives – helping them feel amazing and energized! Most importantly, these fabulous people became free to actively and enthusiastically live life on their terms, something that I desire for you too.

As a busy working mom I understand how challenging it can be to give yourself even a moment to focus on your needs. That's why I developed my Pilates virtual studio and mind and body fitness de-stress system. Effective and efficient courses and workouts that give more vitality, focus, strength, and endurance.

Through my work as a Pilates teacher trainer, kinesiologist, dancer, and yogi I have dedicated myself to honing my craft as a world-class trainer, researcher, and educator. I currently teach as faculty at San José State University, as a Balanced Body Master Pilates Instructor, and for my virtual Pilates membership. Please check out my podcast for my latest insights and current research on Pilates, yoga, stress management, mindfulness, biomechanics, and exercise.

I look forward to sharing and working with you. I believe that the care we give to ourselves lays the foundation for all the loving care we can give to others. The world needs us to access and spread our love and compassion for ourselves and each other (and to have as much fun as possible while doing so)! To help you get started here is a free guide to make every workout a core workout with strategies to connect your core when it's needed.

Much love friend,


P.S. If you would like to know more about my background check out this blog post.


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"I feel stronger and more confident. She has a light hearted beautiful way of teaching, with compassion."

— Tiffany T.
San Jose, CA

"Ky knows her stuff and keeps her students in proper, safe form while her GREAT sense of humor gets you to do more than you thought you could because she keeps you laughing while you work out."

— Laura W.
Santa Cruz, CA

"Each class really gets me working, but is also a ton of fun.  She really knows her stuff and loves what she does."

— Liz K.
San Francisco, CA