Elizabeth Larkam

Elizabeth Larkam

Elizabeth Larkam

Elizabeth Larkam is internationally recognized as an innovator of mind/body 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.

As a Dancemedicine Pilates Specialist at Center for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, 1985–2000, Elizabeth created Pilates protocols for orthopedic, spine, and chronic pain diagnoses. While Director of Pilates & Beyond for Western Athletic Clubs, 2000–2009, she developed the internationally acclaimed Mind & Body Center within The San Francisco Bay Club.

Elizabeth began her Pilates studies in 1985 while teaching dance at Stanford University. A Gold Certified Pilates Method Alliance® teacher, she was educated by first-generation Pilates teachers. Elizabeth co-founded and co-owned Polestar Pilates Education®. When Balanced Body® Education was founded in 2004, she became a master teacher and mentor, conducting courses throughout the world. Elizabeth is a Feldenkrais® practitioner, as well as a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor.

Elizabeth authored the chapter ‘Fascia oriented Pilates training’ for the book Fascia in Sport and Movement edited by Robert Schleip (Handspring Publishing, 2015). She has worked as a Pilates Specialist with the San Francisco Ballet and Cirque de Soleil, a lecturer at the University of San Francisco in Exercise and Sports Science, a lecturer at San Francisco State University in Dance and a Fitness Editor for PilatesStyle.

Elizabeth created movement curriculum in electronic and printed form for therapeutic, dance, fitness and home markets. She developed the instructional video series that launched the Pilates Allegro® Reformer. Elizabeth’s online classes are on pilatesanytime.com and fusionpilatesedu.com. She co-teaches with Thomas W. Myers, author of Anatomy Trains®, a course that encompasses dissection and movement. In her private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth uses movement to support the wellbeing of clients of all ages.

Learn More About Elizabeth
Science Meets Practice

Let’s Say Something about Elizabeth’s role in the Secret Life of Fascia

for now these words will hold this space 

Books by Elizabeth Larkam

Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused Movement for Pilates 1st Edition

Visit Elizabeth’s Info Page

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"Some Great Quote by Elizabeth"

Elizabeth Larkam

Videos of Elizabeth Larkam

What is Heros in Motion? 


Heroes in Motion® Panel – 2014 Annual Meeting
Interview with Elizabeth Larkam for Heroes in Motion®
Study with Elizabeth

Online Classes Available


Link to Elizabeth’s classes on Pilates anytime

Link to Elizabeth’s Classes on fusionpilatesedu.com (?) 

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