You can say what Pilates is in three words.  Stretch with Strength and Control.  And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind.

Romana Kryanowska


Romana's Pilates

Romana Kryzanowska

Headquartered in the United States, Authentic Romana’s Pilates operates a global Pilates teacher training program that works tirelessly to assure clients have access to the highest quality instructors in the industry and to prepare instructors for a lifetime of learning or teaching Pilates the way that Joseph Pilates intended.


Authentic Romana’s Pilates teachers will teach you much more than just the mat or the reformer - they will teach you using all the key pieces of Pilates equipment.


When taught by a certified Authentic Romana’s Pilates teacher you can be confident you are getting quality and experience - you will feel the difference in how you walk, play, work and, most importantly, how you live.

We encourage you check your Pilates teacher's qualifications to ensure you are receiving the true benefits of Pilates, with a certified instructor, in the "style" of teaching that they claim.

Romana Kryzanowska was a ballerina and in 1940 an ankle injury brought her to Joseph Pilates’ studio. Pilates said she was a “natural,” and she quickly became his star student and an assistant at his Pilates studio.


Romana studied and worked with Joseph and his wife Clara and inherited their New York studio after they passed away.  


Romana helped preserve the Pilates’ legacy, travelling the world for six decades to educate the next generation of Pilates instructors. 


But Romana didn’t just teach, Romana was completely immersed in “Pilates” and dedicated her life to learning and teaching.  Romana appointed just three Grand Master Instructors to continue her work - Romana’s daughter Sari Mejia Santo, Juanita Lopez and Cynthia Lochard.  Cynthia Lochard regularly visits New Zealand to hold continuing education workshops to the New Zealand instructor team.

Your Pilates teacher's training is incredibly important to ensure you receive the best workout you can and are actually experiencing Pilates as it was intended.