All Things Pilates with Darien Gold - Pilates Expert

All Things Pilates with Darien Gold - Pilates Expert

Darien Gold, producer, writer, editor and host of the podcast, All Things Pilates, brings her style and interviewing skills she developed as a radio show host. Her intention is to reach a larger audience and give greater exposure to guests who knew or worked with Joseph Pilates. In addition, First, Second and Third Generation teachers are also featured who are passionate about the Pilates philosophy, tradition and principles. Considered to be a global phenomenon, the Pilates Method has profoundly changed both the wellness and fitness conversation. With the help of All Things Pilates podcast, these guests will have their own contributions preserved for future generations. Darien was the first Second Generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate Mat repertoire in an app, "Studio Darien Pilates." It was also selected by Pilates Style Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Best DVDs of the Year. Two years later, Pilates Style Magazine selected her second app, "Studio Darien Advanced Pilates" for the same honor. These two apps can be purchased on the App Store and Google Play. For more information:


September 26, 2023 65 mins

As America continues to grapple with its cultural and racial challenges, our very own Pilates community is still experiencing these divisive issues. In this episode, we hear from Rayannah Salahuddin and Rachel Gray, co-owners of Pilates School San Francisco. Classically trained and eternally curious, Rayannah and Rachael have created a unique business model designed to welcome students who otherwise couldn’t afford Pilates classes ...

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There has been a flurry of published Pilates manuals coming out of Germany, and more specifically, authored by a Pilates instructor named Reiner Grootenhuis. As a Pilates studio owner, Reiner recognized a need to document Joe’s method in all of its heritage. Reiner has published a number of books, including the well received biography on Carola Trier, one of Joe’s most talented students.

About Darien Gold ~  https://www.da...

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In this episode, Sonje Mayo, a Pilates educator and physical therapist talks about how she’s combines her experiences as a Joe Pilates student with her physical therapy background. In 2018 when All Things Pilates was a live radio show, Sonje was a guest and I and my listeners learned a bit about her. For instance, we learned about Sonje moving from her South African home to dance in England and then to NewYork City to continue her ...

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Now part of the Penguin Random House Author club, Gwen Miller is all smiles and is here to share what it’s like to be a new published author. Last season, Gwen helped us understand about various spinal pathologies and how she was preparing for the publication of her upcoming book, Safe Movement for All Spines. Today, I thought we’d like to hear from Gwen again, about how it felt to see her book in print, what the response has been ...

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In this episode, we’re going to hear from two very influential Pilates educators, Pat Guyton and Kevin Bowen. You may recall from last season listening to the wonderful Pat Guyton and if you’ve been following me for a few years, you might have heard my radio interview with Kevin Bowen on KPCA-Petaluma. Pat and Kevin have known and worked with each other ever since Kevin founded the Pilates Method Alliance in 2000. And both of my gu...

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Healing is a word that’s tossed around a lot, even in the Pilates community. But what constitutes healing and how do we know if healing is taking place? There are many paths to healing, and the melodic sound and vibrational quality of crystal bowls is such a path. Here to explain about this growing field is Carrie Miller, a Pilates teacher who teaches Pilates in Scottsdale, Arizona and has added sound healing into her teaching.

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June 20, 2023 52 mins

Our hands. How often do you think about your hands and all they do for you each and everyday? We put them to work the moment we get out of bed until we turn the lights off at night. Our hands grab, wave, lift, hold, caress..and in addition, our wrists and arms allow us to practice for example, the Long Stretch series on the Reformer, or the Pull Up on the Wunda chair. Did you know that the forearm alone has over twenty muscles? Tho...

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June 6, 2023 30 mins

As you may recall, in 2000 the Pilates community experienced a collective sigh as the Pilates trademark was litigated in a court of law. However, this lawsuit resulted in the Pilates name not deemed proprietary. Now, in 2023, there is yet, another Pilates lawsuit pending, and my guest today Mary Kelly is right smack in the middle of it. Boston born, Mary, after discovering Pilates in 2008, went on to certify through Romana’s Pilate...

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May 23, 2023 50 secs

Hello Pilates Lovers..Just 2 weeks away until All Things Pilates Season Five launches! And as usual, there are varied topics such as details of a Pilates lawsuit, an author’s new book about the spine, insights into cadavers and a healing modality using crystal bowls for the Pilates student. So mark your calendars for June 6th and be prepared for the provocative, the inspirational and lots and lots of opinions! See you very soon and...

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December 27, 2022 24 mins

During Season Four, you learned about some of our Pilates history, how best to heal from a hip replacement, the emergence of new authors and even advice and tips on how to run a successful studio. As 2022 comes to a close, I’d like to acknowledge all of my podcast guests and to say thank you very much for sharing a little about yourself…

Today’s podcast appearance:
Jonathan Grubb
Alison Jones
Roberta Gratz

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December 13, 2022 44 mins

As Season Four comes to a close,  I thought it only fitting as we began the season with a First Generation Pilates teacher that we book end it with another.  She is the most senior of our Pilates elders and is none other than Mary Bowen. Mary has taught the Contrology system for the last forty seven years. She is also a trained Jungian  psychoanalyst and cleverly blended the two practices, naming it Pilates Plus Psyche which she co...

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The Pilates Method Alliance had its beginnings in 2001.  Kevin Bowen and Colleen Glenn, both Pilates teachers, shared a mutual interest in preserving Joe’s Method. So they invited Pilates teachers, including the First Generation - Ron Fletcher, Mary Bowen, Kathy Grant, Lolita San Miguel and even Romana Kryzanowska, though she didn’t attend. Also, equipment company owners, Ken Endelman and Moria Stott. They all met in Miami, Florida...

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My guest today is Roberta Gratz, co-owner of Gratz Industries and wife of the late Donald Gratz, whose father Frank along with a business partner opened a custom metal fabrication business Treitel/Gratz in New York City in the 1920’s. When Mr. Tretial moved on, Frank renamed the business Gratz Industries, Inc. and continued to fabricate sculptures, metal furniture and produce industrial design prototypes for many of the worlds top ...

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November 1, 2022 76 mins

Second Generation Pilates instructors, like myself are referred to as such because we’ve had the privilege of learning the Method from one of Joseph Pilates’ disciples. But there are a handful of us who have had the opportunity to work with more than one disciple and and one of those instructor’s is my guest today. Her name is Pat Guyton. Though Pat wouldn’t begin her Pilates journey until 1984, she actually met Bruce King 1976, th...

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October 18, 2022 44 mins

This podcast has featured First Generation Pilates teachers, Second Generation teachers, authors, photographers, equipment owners and even a Pilates historian, but I’ve yet to feature just a regular guy who has taken a liking to the Pilates method. I thought it might be interesting for us to hear from a Pilates civilian, if you will, who also happens to be my BIL - brother-in-law, John Vignola or JV, as everyone calls him.

When I wa...

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Jonathan Grubb, Pilates historian appeared on my show for the first time a couple of years ago. He talked about his history based Facebook page, called, “Joseph’s Legacy - Pilates 100 + which at the time had already attracted five thousand followers.
Jonathan has lived almost his entire life on the Isle of Man which is a small island in the Irish Sea off the coast of Great Britain. He was introduced to the Pilates Method in 20...

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Jennifer DeLuca, owner of BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium in Brooklyn, NY. Jennifer began her Pilates life in 1985 at the esteemed High School for the Performing Arts in New York City. Part of the curriculum was a semester of the Pilates Mat under the tutelage of Nancy Butler. Not exactly wowed by Pilates, Jennifer couldn’t have anticipated how her love of dance and movement would intersect with the Pilates method. 
Joe Pilates sai...

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September 6, 2022 41 mins

There is no machine that man has invented that can compete with the complexity of our own human spine. The Spine is a masterpiece of science and art. A pillared tapestry of bones, muscles, joints, nerves and connective tissue. But sometimes our spines fail us, they either can no longer keep us upright or disease has decreased normal range of motion or there is simply the pain of wear and tear. However, there might be help for these...

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August 23, 2022 47 mins

Entrepreneurship. What is that exactly? And what does it have to do with the Pilates Method? 
Well, if are you a Pilates instructor or studio owner, then you may find this interview especially interesting. Our guest is George Tingo, an entrepreneur who has a 40-year career in business and law and founded and practiced law in a San Francisco based business law firm. He was the Founder/CEO of a multitude of national and internati...

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Our guest today is Nancy Chin, owner of Pilates Avenue Los Gatos in the city of Los Gatos, California. She is a graduate of the Vintage Pilates program called, The Work. Last summer, Nancy had a life changing experience that impacted her own Pilates practice and gave her an entirely new understanding of the body - especially, the pelvic region. After many years of dealing with an extremely painful hip, Nancy decided to have her hip...

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