Ky Autumn Russell – Pilates, yoga, & relaxation

How to Roll-Out Your Feet with a Tennis Ball

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Need some relaxation and release from muscular tension?   If you’re like most folks you probably do (at least from time to time).   This is a quick tutorial on how to bring full-body release using only a tennis ball on your feet! It’s my favorite sequence that addresses all the common tight spots in…

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How to do Ab Crunches (or Ab Curls) Correctly

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Don’t you just love ab curls?  Said no one, ever. Well, as a Pilates instructor for almost 20 years I’ve taught and done a lot of them throughout the years. And there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to ab curl technique. The right way can strengthen your abs (and your core),…

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How to do the Pilates 100’s

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It’s #MarchMatness and today is 100’s day!   I have a love/hate relationship with the 100’s – I think they are often misunderstood, and they make me count (which is not my strongest skill)! But they are a sure fire way to keep my body and mind focused and ready for a workout, and they…

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How to do a Plank Correctly

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Do you ever wonder if you’re doing planks correctly? If your wrists, neck, or lower back hurt while you’re doing them, or you aren’t consciously engaging your core in your plank, then you probably could use a little technique tune-up. I explain proper form AND how to progress into planks if you’re not currently doing…

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How to Stress Less and Enjoy More During the Holidays

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The holiday season is kicking off.    When you hear that – do you secretly long to head for the hills, not to return to society until Jan.5th?   I know how your feel.    The holidays are frequently cited (especially by women) as one of the most stressful times of the year and it’s…

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Understanding Inspiration

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Yesterday I was asked, “What inspires you?” At first glance it seemed like I had an easy answer. My clients and students. Done. But then I couldn’t get the question out of mind. All day it sat in there and kept popping back in. I started to wonder what the heck really did inspire me.…

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3 Steps to Creating Lasting Changes

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Want to make a change? Interested in forming a new healthy habit? Think all you need is 21 days? Guess what? It takes most folks longer than 21 days to create a habit (which is the key to creating meaningful behavioral changes). But don’t despair – you have already successfully formed habits that improve your…

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Meet Ky!

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Hi, I’m Ky! I believe that there is inherent love and beauty abundantly overflowing in this world, but we can get stuck looking in the wrong places at the wrong time and not notice all this awesomeness. I realized about 20 years ago that I had a gift for helping people start to notice this…

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