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Put Your Spirit in Motion

Fascia-Focused Pilates Movement

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Fascia is a complex, continuous network of fibers that extends from the surface of the skin to the nucleus of the cell. How it moves—how you move, walk, sit, turn, bend, and even how you move your eyes—affects everything in your body.

Join Pilates and movement expert Elizabeth Larkam for a workshop on fascia-focused exercises to make movement more efficient, improve posture, increase bone health, and age with grace.

Through in-depth lectures and movement practices you can take home, you will gain a deep understanding of the neuromyofascial system and fascial sling systems—what they are, where they are, and how they function. You will also explore:

  • How fascia responds to movement, immobility, nutrition, disease, trauma, and surgery
  • Videos of human fascia in motion to understand the architecture and properties of the neuromyofascial system
  • How to tune your fascial system with fascia-focused movement sequences to safely achieve exercise benefit in less time
  • How to improve proprioception—the awareness of where you are in space, which is necessary for balance, coordination, mobility, and strength
  • How to organize your movement when using screens and devices and how to support an upright posture and avoid “tech neck”
  • Practices that connect your feet to your hips, core, lungs, shoulders, hands, and eyes so you can walk and hike with efficiency.

Elizabeth Larkam

March 11 - 16, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Fascia is a complex, continuous network of fibers that extends from the surface of the skin to the nucleus of the cell. How it moves—how you move, walk, sit, turn, bend, and even how you move your eyes—affects everything in your body.

Join Pilates and movement expert Elizabeth Larkam for a workshop on fascia-focused exercises to make movement more efficient, improve posture, increase bone health, and age with grace.

Through in-depth lectures and movement practices you can take home, you will gain a deep understanding of the neuromyofascial system and fascial sling systems—what they are, where they are, and how they function. You will also explore:

  • How fascia responds to movement, immobility, nutrition, disease, trauma, and surgery
  • Videos of human fascia in motion to understand the architecture and properties of the neuromyofascial system
  • How to tune your fascial system with fascia-focused movement sequences to safely achieve exercise benefit in less time
  • How to improve proprioception—the awareness of where you are in space, which is necessary for balance, coordination, mobility, and strength
  • How to organize your movement when using screens and devices and how to support an upright posture and avoid “tech neck”
  • Practices that connect your feet to your hips, core, lungs, shoulders, hands, and eyes so you can walk and hike with efficiency.

Faculty Bio

Elizabeth Larkam

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.

Why Attend

  • Put your body, mind, and spirit in motion with movement sequences to tune up your fascia—the body’s largest organ of communication that connects and unites all parts of the body.

  • Aging well is a lifelong process—whatever your age, it is always beneficial to engage in fascia-friendly nutrition, practices of nasal breathing, and fascia-focused movement and rejuvenation.

  • Your posture while using screens and devices is key: understand how the direction of your gaze shapes your entire neuromyofascial system—where the gaze goes, the eyes, head, neck, and spine follow.

  • Develop a reserve capacity of strength and resilience to help prevent functional limitations due to inactivity associated with surgery, acute illness, and aging.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothes

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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