Ky Carnell-Russell

Personal Instruction

Private Pilates instruction is an integral component of the Pilates experience. Personal sessions allow the teacher the opportunity to fully focus the workout entirely on your individual needs and goals. Ky has worked privately with clients in all stages of life and well-being, and has years of experience creating sessions specifically tailored for each of her diverse clients.

Private Pilates sessions are recommended for all students new to Pilates or anyone with an injury or chronic pain condition. Because Pilates is a cumulative and precise form of exercise, it requires an understanding of the basic fundamental concepts and exercises before one can fully master its repertory and progress. We offer an introductory special (first 3 private sessions for only $150) to encourage students to begin with private instruction. After your initial private sessions we can tailor a Pilates program consisting of individual sessions, group classes, and home based workouts, depending on your individual needs and budget.

Private sessions are held at Agile Monkey Pilates Studio, a fully equipped Pilates and teacher training studio in downtown Santa Cruz. If you would like to schedule, please check our schedule to see when Ky has an “open for private session” appointment. Then email Ky at info(at) to schedule. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

"I have had the pleasure of benefiting from Ky's pilates instruction beginning a mere two weeks before having a baby. Ky was patient and professional in teaching me the building blocks to a pilates practice and I continue to broaden my pilates ability under her high caliber training today. I appreciate her in-depth understanding of anatomy and her constant use of that knowledge during her challenging training sessions." - Halimah P.