Elizabeth Larkam, National Certified Pilates Teacher, is a pioneer of the Pilates Method
Alliance® initiative Heroes in Motion®
. She was awarded the
Medal of the Danish Society of Military Medicine
in recognition of her efforts to improve the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. As a Dancemedicine Pilates Specialist at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
, 1985-2000, Elizabeth developed Pilates programs for orthopedic, spine and chronic pain diagnoses. As Director of Pilates & Beyond
for Western Athletic Clubs, she helped create the internationally acclaimed Mind & Body Center
at The San Francisco Bay Club
Elizabeth authored the book Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates (Handspring, September 2017) and the Pilates chapter for the book Fascia in Sport and Movement (Handspring, 2015, second edition 2020). She is co-editor of the book in preparation, Pilates Applications for Health Conditions: Case Reports and Perspectives (Handspring, 2021). Elizabeth is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Instructor qualified in specialized equipment. She filmed 48 programs for Pilates Anytime and eight on fusionpilatesedu.com. She is a Balanced Body Master Instructor and Mentor.
Elizabeth has participated in eight dissection lab courses taught by Master Dissectors Carla Stecco, Gill Hedley and Todd Garcia. She taught the movement component of dissection courses hosted by Tom Myers and by Balanced Body Pilates. Elizabeth is a participant in the Fascial Net Plastination Project, which is sponsored by the Fascia Research Society at the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany. She hosts the webinars 'Moved to Learn!' and 'Pilates Applications for Health Conditions' produced by Handspring Publishing for movement educators and manual therapists. Elizabeth is a guest teacher on Shifting Paradigms, a biotensegrity forum and on BiotensegriTea webinars.