"I began my Pilates experience with a series of three private session in an introductory special package. Ryoko was my instructor and after the three classes, I was hooked and signed up for several series privates but only with Ryoko as my instructor. Ryoko has a special gift; she has a special touch and is able to teach her students to connect to their bodies. She taught me about the mechanics of the breath and how to move my body correctly. Her hands on approach really taught me how to do Pilates correctly which enhanced my experience each time we met. Ryoko made me feel special and each accomplishment was shared with encouragement and enthusiasm. She made me want to more each time we met. Her sweet nature was loved by those she worked for and those she worked with. She is sorely missed by her Pilates family. I highly regard Ryoko and would recommend her as an inspiring, caring and dedicated person and Pilates instructor."
"Ryoko Kudo was my Pilates instructor for three years. She is extraordinary. I loved working with her. She is very knowledgeable, gentle, kind, strong and receives results. As a result of working with her my core became stronger, my back issues disappeared and my golf game improved. She is a very caring instructor and follows up. I miss her and envy her new clients."
"Your profound knowledge of the body and how everything works, combined with your caring, patience, humor, and creativity, enabled me to learn and understand Pilates. You always made it fun! Those eyes you have in the back of your head somehow made you see across the room when I needed the slightest correction. Your creative ability to adapt some of the Pilates moves to protect my vulnerable back helped me stay with it when things got tough."
"Ryoko is a gifted Pilates instructor-she has the ability teach to different levels in a group class and to challenge each student appropriately. She is passionate about helping her students improve their fitness levels and increase body awareness."
"I started Pilates 6 years ago. Ryoko has been my favorite teacher throughout each group or private session. She helped me with many imbalance issues - especially flexibility. There is a definite relation in her classes for a body/mind connection. Ryoko has a kind heart and always made each session a challenging yet invigorating one."
"I came to the studio knowing nothing about Pilates and with a lower back pain. Ryoko with words and movements showed me how to stand and move using ALL my muscles! It was the first time I really learned healthy posture! I've been doing it every day since, I've improved so much and I haven't got any lower back pain and I love feeling strong in my core. It makes me think better! Thanks Ryoko!"
"Ryoko was an absolute pleasure all-around. I looked forward to seeing her smile every week and she pushed me to my limit,knowing exactly how much my body could handle. Each session was a very different workout because my 2 herniated disks would determine the scope and level of intensity. Ryoko would instinctively know which particular movement would be positive and non-invasive for my joints and muscles. There was always one new exercise each time we met,so it was always fresh - never routine or boring. Ryoko always brought her A game and helped me strive to reach mine."
"I met Ryoko in 2013 for the III Brazilian Modern Dance Congress, in Rio de Janeiro. Ever since, she has been a regular guest faculty in Brazil for my event due to her outstanding charisma, talent, passion and the warm approach to the students, who simply adore her teaching and keep requesting her. Ryoko has a deep understanding of several techniques of modern dance and more than that, is capable to share this amazing knowledge in a unique and relaxed way, which enables recipients a rich and fulfilling experience. You can´t help but completely falling in love with her."
-Andrea Raw, Founder, Brazilian Modern Dance Congress