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Elizabeth Larkam at The Body Refinery

Elizabeth Larkam is internationally recognized as an innovator of movement education and practice. She pioneered the Pilates Method Alliance ® initiative Heroes in Motion ® and was awarded the Medal of the Danish Society of Military Medicine in 2010 in recognition of her efforts to improve the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

Elizabeth’s book Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates (Handspring Publishing, 2017) is a revolutionary book inspired by the most significant publications from fascia research that melds 30 years of Pilates practice with study of the neuromyofascial system.

Since 1992 Elizabeth has created instructional media for fitness, therapeutic, education and home markets. As program director of Balanced Body Pilates, she developed the instructional video series that launched the Pilates Allegro Reformer and created the Mat with Roller & Ring program, Mat with Rotator Discs, Reebok Core Pilates, BOSU Pilates, and Kinesis Mind Body for Techno Gym.

Elizabeth is a Distinguished Instructor on Pilates Anytime with 37 classes (www.pilatesanytime.com) and 6 workshops on Fusion Pilates EDU (www.fusionpilatesedu.com). She choreographs and performs with PilatesPerformance. Her more than 50 Pilates and CoreAlign podcasts as well as her dance that launched Allegro 2 are on www.pilates.com.

Elizabeth Larkam wokshops masterclasses brisbane

Elizabeth Larkam at The Body Refinery

Elizabeth Larkam is internationally recognized as an innovator of movement education and practice. She pioneered the Pilates Method Alliance ® initiative Heroes in Motion ® and was awarded the Medal of the Danish Society of Military Medicine in 2010 in recognition of her efforts to improve the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

Elizabeth’s book Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates (Handspring Publishing, 2017) is a revolutionary book inspired by the most significant publications from fascia research that melds 30 years of Pilates practice with study of the neuromyofascial system.

Since 1992 Elizabeth has created instructional media for fitness, therapeutic, education and home markets. As program director of Balanced Body Pilates, she developed the instructional video series that launched the Pilates Allegro Reformer and created the Mat with Roller & Ring program, Mat with Rotator Discs, Reebok Core Pilates, BOSU Pilates, and Kinesis Mind Body for Techno Gym.

Elizabeth is a Distinguished Instructor on Pilates Anytime with 37 classes (www.pilatesanytime.com) and 6 workshops on Fusion Pilates EDU (www.fusionpilatesedu.com). She choreographs and performs with PilatesPerformance. Her more than 50 Pilates and CoreAlign podcasts as well as her dance that launched Allegro 2 are on www.pilates.com.

Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane

Workshops with Elizabeth Larkam

Every Breath You Take

Date: 28 February 2019, 10am-1pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
Resilience of thoracic tissues decreases with age, making the practice of breathing during Pilates increasingly valuable. Help your clients breathe more easily with these movement sequences on the Cadillac/Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrels and Reformer that develop thoracic resilience and make breathing more efficient.

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Vestibular System Function and Balance

Date: 28 February 2019, 2pm-5pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
Movement coordination and standing balance are guided by integration of information from the vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive systems. Experience the function and dysfunction of the vestibular system in the context of Pilates mat exercises. Appreciate the contribution that the vestibular system makes to dynamic body stability. Experience the vestibulo-ocular reflex in Pilates exercises with small props. Learn about the vestibulospinal reflex that helps to maintain and regain postural stability in movement. Integrate vision training with Pilates mat exercises. Identify and correct your own kinesthetic blind spots in order to improve proprioception. Learn sequences and cues for clients who have difficulty with upright balance and coordination.

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Standing Variations on the Reformer for Hip Mobility, Balance and Strength

Date: 1 March 2019, 10am-1pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
Novel reformer exercises clarify movement relationships of the pelvis, thorax and limbs. Safely sequenced for success, these exercises improve mobility, stability and connection of the limbs and trunk. The enhanced balance and motor control resulting from these sequences support efficient, confident walking.

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Elizabeth’s Oov Repertoire

Date: 1 March 2019, 2pm-5pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
The Oov is a versatile movement tool that enhances Pilates mat and apparatus exercises. Invented by Daniel Vladeta, an osteopath from Australia, the Oov combines a unique, organic shape with a proprietary resilient material. The result is a fascia-friendly movement environment that supports the architecture of the spine, stimulates proprioception, encourages mobility and challenges stability.

Daniel Vladeta, Oov inventor, developed a curriculum for the Oov that is used by professional athletes in Australia. Variations on his curriculum are used by Pilates teachers and physiotherapists worldwide. Daniel asked Elizabeth Larkam to develop sequences on the Oov to complement his curriculum.

This workshop includes a rejuvenating Oov class, a Pilates mat class with the Oov, and a Pilates studio session that uses the Oov with the Trapeze Table, the Chair, the Reformer and the Reformer with Tower.

Movement sequences will be demonstrated on course participants with detailed explanations of the intent of each exercise, the indications, contra indications, and recommended cues. Course participants will engage in supervised small group practice in order to observe individual differences in structure, motor learning and motor control. Group discussion will explore and summarize the movement practice experiences.
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Clear Cueing – Essential Touch Cues for the Pilates Environment

Date: 2 March 2019, 10am-1pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
Advance your effectiveness as a Pilates professional by learning and practising skilful touch cues that enhance the value of exercises on the Reformer, Chair, Trapeze Table and Barrels. Working within your scope of practice as a movement educator in the Pilates environment, learn to convey valuable information using precise touch that complements articulate verbal instruction and organizational intent.

During the workshop:
 • Become aware of the boundaries of your energy field.
 • Understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of your energy field.
 • Develop a practice of subtle movements of your hands and arms that increases your sensitivity and improves your ability to convey accurate information.
 • Practice each touch cue with a partner in order to develop the skill needed to cue with respect, compassion and clarity.
Pilates mat teachers must be multi-tasking experts, charged with providing safe, effective, functional movement experiences to clients of varying levels of ability. While verbal cues are essential, touch cues may be even more effective in conveying the specifics of complex movement relationships. Learn and practice informative, appropriate, efficient touch cues for a variety of exercises in supine, side lying, prone, seated, high kneeling and standing.
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Fascia in Motion: The Fascial System, a whole-body organ of communication

Date: 2 March 2019, 2pm-5pm
Price: $270 (packages available – see at the bottom of the page)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…) PDP’s/ CEC’s:  PAA: 3 / APMA:3

Workshop presented by Elizabeth Larkam
An overview of the current research and publications on the architecture of the neuromyofascial system prepares movement educators to apply these discoveries to the practice and teaching of movement sequences. Research on fascia suggests new criteria for exercise sequencing and informs choices for movement tempo and rhythm. Verbal cueing to facilitate proprioception and interoception supports the neuromyofascial system as a body-wide organ of communication. The direction and quality of touch cues can be refined in order to be harmonious with the properties of the neuromyofascial system. This workshop references my book Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates (Handspring Publishing, 2017)

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Prices for Elizabeth Larkam's Workshops

Packages are available which give you reduced prices when you attend more than 1 workshops.

  • Elizabeth Larkam – 1 Workshop = $270
  • Elizabeth Larkam – 2 Workshops = $520
  • Elizabeth Larkam – 3 Workshops = $750
  • Elizabeth Larkam – 4 Workshops = $960
  • Elizabeth Larkam – 5 Workshops = $1,110
  • Elizabeth Larkam – 6 Workshops = $1,200
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane
Elizabeth Larkam workshops brisbane

Masterclasses with Elizabeth Larkam

Reformer Masterclasses

Date: 28 February 2019, 9am-10am & 1 March 2018, 9am-10am
Price: $90 (each)
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…)

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Mat Masterclasses

Date: 2 March 2018, 9am-10am
Price: $75
Open to: Movement professionals (Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists, Myotherapists, dance teachers…)

Conventional mat exercises may not address asymmetries in lateral translation, lateral flexion and rotation of the spine that can impede fluid movement. These mat sequences that require non-habitual movement responses are designed to illuminate kinesthetic blind spots and re-awaken the delight of discovering new motor skill. Each exercise in the sequence integrates breathing with local core control and the global sling systems while connecting the eyes and feet with the pelvis, spine, arms and hands. These movement sequences use the wall to provide a stable platform for the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands, the forearms, the spine, the ischial tuberosities. Each exercise expresses one or more of the myofascial meridians in movement. This contemporary mat sequence is designed to include thoracic rotation, strengthening opportunities for the lateral pelvic stabilizers, standing balance practice, shoulder girdle stabilization and ample practice for abdominal activation in neutral pelvis and spine.

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