Pilates expert and movement educator
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 began Pilates in 1985 while teaching dance at Stanford University. A Gold-Certified Pilates Method Alliance teacher, she was educated by first-generation Pilates teachers. When Balanced Body® education was established in 2004, she became a master teacher and mentor, conducting courses throughout the world. Elizabeth is a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner, as well as a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor.
As a Dancemedicine Pilates specialist at the Center for Sports Medicine at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital from 1985 to 2000, Elizabeth created Pilates protocols for orthopedic, spine, and chronic pain diagnoses. While serving as director of Pilates & Beyond for Western Athletic Club from 2000 to 2009, she developed the internationally acclaimed Mind & Body Center within the San Francisco Bay Club.
Elizabeth’s book, Fascia in Motion: Fascia-Focused Movement for Pilates, is a revolutionary book inspired by the most significant publications in fascia research, and it melds 30 years of Pilates practice with the study of the neuromyofascial system.