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Moved to Learn!

Join movement educators and manual therapists in Handspring’s global forum for Moved to Learn! a regular series of conversations that bring you expert guidance in how to enhance your practice. These free events share theory, practice, insight and experience from renowned movement teachers and practitioners. Each event includes a mix of conversation, presentation, guided practice, and Q&A.

Elizabeth Larkam is your host and moderator for this series of interactive sessions with Handspring Publishing authors. Elizabeth is an internationally respected movement teacher and innovator, and author of Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates. We are delighted that Elizabeth is leading this venture for us.

 

 

 

Season 2 – Fall 2021 – An invitation to focus on The Hands

Episode 23 – Using Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy Interventions for Mental Health with guest Ellen G Horovitz  (December 15 at 8am PDT/11am EDT/4pm GMT

Yoga therapist and Art therapist, Ellen Horovitz, author of Head and Heart considers how and why to integrate these two therapeutic specialisms when working with clients dealing with mental health issues, communication issues in family relationships, or struggling to find balance and well-being in general. Her interoceptive research and therapeutic approach are intended to help both therapist and client reach a deeper understanding of how to understand and work through the issues they are facing. Ellen will share theory and practice with us and will lead us in a therapeutic creative activity!  Register here for this event.

 

 

Episode 22 – Nervous-system Informed Trauma-sensitive Yoga  with guest Joann Lutz MSW LICSW E-RYT (November 17 at 8am PDT/11am EDT/4pm GMT)

Joann Lutz MSW LICSW E-RYT, author of Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, shares the model she developed to manage and treat trauma: Nervous-System Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA) – a synthesis of polyvagal theory, classic yoga, somatic psychotherapy, and neuroscience research, organized around the eight stages of classic yoga practice. This acclaimed model seeks to fulfil unmet need in clients presenting with trauma. Stephen Porges, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina says of Joann’s model: ‘Joann Lutz transforms yoga practices into a neurobiological based therapeutic strategy that facilitates and optimizes health through enhanced autonomic regulation.’ Join Joann in presentation and guided practice with host Elizabeth Larkam, and learn more about this therapeutic model and method directly from its creator!  Register here for this event.

 

Episode 21 – Zero Balancing – conscious touch and transformation with Jim McCormick (October 27 at 8am PDT/11am EDT/4pm BST)

Our next Moved to Learn! event welcomes Jim McCormick, Licensed Acupuncturist and Zero Balancing practitioner and author of Zero Balancing: conscious touch and transformation.  Jim will delve into the theory and practice of Zero Balancing – a gentle therapy involving conscious touch, which engages hands, head and heart. Through presentation and guided practice attendees will explore the therapy first hand and gain an understanding of how it can bring about awareness and healing.  Register here for this event.

 

 

View previous webinars in the Moved to Learn! series…

 

Episode 20 – Breathing, Mudras and Meridians: Direct experience of embodiment with Bill Harvey (September 15, 2021)

In our second event of our Fall 2021 season of Moved to Learn! Bill Harvey, Advanced Certified Structural Integrator and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, author of Breathing, Mudras and Meridians: Direct experience of embodiment, joined Elizabeth Larkam to share his expertise and experiences as a therapist that led him to delve deeply into the experience of embodiment, as opposed to an understanding of the concept.  Bill led us in learning and guided practice of embodiment with the hands as primary focus. View this event on YouTube.

 

 

Episode 19 – Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement with Joanne Avison (August 18, 2021)

In the first of our Fall 2021 season of Moved to Learn!, yoga teacher and author of Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement 2E, Joanne Avison, joined Elizabeth Larkam to consider the embryology, anatomy and biotensegrity of our hands. Joanne also shared a wonderful guided practice and a mudra that you can enjoy in the recording. And chocolate! View this event on YouTube.

 

Episode 18 – The Feldenkrais Method® – learning through movement with Staffan Elgelid and Chrish Kresge (June 23, 2021)

Staffan Elgelid and Chrish Kresge, editors of The Feldenkrais Method® – learning through movement, joined Elizabeth Larkam for this webinar in the Moved to Learn! series.

In this episode, Staffan and Chrish introduced The Feldenkrais Method® and its various applications in movement modalities. They also introduced their book The Feldenkrais Method®: Learning through movement, in which a range of international Feldenkrais teachers explore the use of the method in their movement specialism. View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 17 – Fascia in Sport and Movement with Robert Schleip and Jan Wilke (April 14, 2021)

Robert Schleip and Jan Wilke, Editors of Fascia in Sport and Movement 2E, joined Elizabeth Larkam for the latest webinar in the Moved to Learn! series. Their subject was fascia in sport and movement, and they highlighted some of the latest research in this area. This was a rare opportunity to meet Robert Schleip, the leading expert in fascia research and its applications, and his co-editor, Jan Wilke. As well as presentation and conversation there was also the opportunity for some Q&A. View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 16 – Seeking Symmetry: a better path to health with Niall Galloway (March 10, 2021)

Niall Galloway, author of Seeking Symmetry: a better path to health joined Elizabeth Larkam to explore patterns for understanding the information we have about the human body, patterns whose roots lie in embryonic development and in evolution. Our bodies are rich with symmetries, many of them unknown to us who live in these bodies. In his book, Seeking Symmetry, Niall Galloway offers a guide through the overwhelming mass of data generated by contemporary science. As we face an overload of information about the body, he aims to share information that can best help us stay healthy. A fascinating event, rich in learning and as usual a very interesting Q&A that teased out further practical aspects of Niall’s approach to health and wellbeing. View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 15 – The Alexander Technique: Twelve fundamentals of integrated movement with Penelope Easten (February 10, 2021)

Penelope Easten, author of The Alexander Technique: Twelve fundamentals of integrated movement joined Elizabeth Larkam in this webinar to share her new approach to The Alexander Technique. The event is an ideal introduction to her work and to Alexander Technique for all movement professionals interested in a modern approach to working with it. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 14 – Yoga Deconstructed: Movement science principles for teaching yoga with Trina Altman (January 13, 2021)

Trina Altman, author of Yoga Deconstructed® helps teachers understand regressions and progressions for human movement and yoga asana to fit the unique needs of each student, so that students develop movement skills and reduce their risk of injury within their yoga practice. In this episode Trina explores the concept of somatic movement and invites the movement professional to consider different ways to work with clients who are recovering from injury, in rehabilitation or undergoing physical therapy. View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 13 – Freedom to Move! Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries with Josephine Key (November 18, 2020)

Josephine Key, Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist, has over 45 years in clinical practice – of which the last 30 years or so have been devoted to seeking a better understanding of the spine in health and in disease. In conversation and presentation she explored and explained aspects of her Key Moves® Programme of Therapeutic Exercise and Movement – a unique approach to spine care, which respects movement and neuroscience research, the personal experience of the therapist, and the exploration and evaluation of various movement disciplines. There is lots to learn in this information packed webinar! View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 12 – Pain Science – Yoga – Life… with Niamh Moloney and Marnie Hartman (November 04, 2021)

Niamh Moloney and Marnie Hartman are Physical Therapists, Yoga Teachers and authors of Pain Science – Yoga – Life: Bridging neuroscience and yoga for pain care who combine their knowledge of the neuroscience of pain with yoga philosophy and practice for pain care. This practical and evidence-based event is a wonderful introduction for movement professionals who want to understand how and why yoga practice can move clients beyond pain and back to normal life! View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 11 – Susan Lowell de Solórzano and Graham Scarr: ‘How biotensegrity informs human movement’ (September 30, 2021)

Susan Lowell de Solórzano and Graham Scarr joined Elizabeth Larkam to explore ‘How biotensegrity informs human movement’. Our two guests represented the science and practice of biotensegrity and shared some of their wide ranging knowledge and experience in massage therapy, structural integration and osteopathy. An event full of ‘news you can use’ for manual therapists and movement professionals. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 10 – David Lesondak: Why Fascia Still Matters! (September 2, 2020)

David Lesondak, Structural Integrator, fascia specialist and author of Fascia: What it is and why it matters, looked at the latest research and current thinking in the field of fascia and its importance for all massage therapists in terms of what they learn and what they do. David is practised and gifted in the art and skill of making the science and research highly accessible and relevant to practitioners. This event is ideal for any practitioner wanting a better understanding of the latest evidence for the importance of fascia to therapist and client! View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 9 Professor Ann Baldwin: Reiki in Clinical Practice, (August 12, 2020)

Ann Baldwin PhD presented the scientific basis for Reiki – a healing technique, using gentle touch with the hands placed on or slightly away from the body to optimize physical, mental and emotional health – and shared her journey as a scientist, starting from her unsolicited encounter with Reiki and personal observations to her continuing testing of its validity and her quest to determine its effectiveness through robust, scientific investigation. Her very well received book Reiki in Clinical Practice: A science-based guide shares the evidence base supporting the use of Reiki by health care professionals. View this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 8 – Ann and Chris Frederick: Fascial Stretch Therapy™ – evolution of a unique method of assisted stretching (July 29, 2020)

Ann FrederickChristopher FrederickElizabeth Larkam met Ann and Chris Frederick to explore the 28 year evolution of the science and art of FST™, what makes it different and how practitioners from varied fields integrate FST within their practice for even better outcomes. Ann and Chris are authors of Fascial Stretch Therapy, Second edition, publishing July 2020. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 7 – Jan Trewartha, Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body (July 22, 2020)

Jan is Co-Editor, with Sharon Wheeler, of Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body: Science, Assessment and Treatment. One of our most engaging events to date saw a host of questions and queries for Jan Trewartha when she joined Elizabeth Larkam to talk about her passion for working with clients with scars, and in particular for Sharon Wheeler’s Scar Work. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 6 – Heather Mason, Yoga for Mental Health  (July 1, 2020)

Elizabeth was joined by Heather Mason, co-editor of Yoga for Mental Health (Handspring 2018),  to look at the research showing yoga’s potential as an important therapeutic tool as we deal with the impact of the pandemic, including anxiety and other mental health issues. Heather’s knowledge of the research base and her understanding of neuroscience made this a truly fascinating presentation. And there is a lovely breathing practice towards the end of the event! View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 5 – Til Luchau: Hands-on Our Hands: Manual Therapy Self-Practicum (June 24, 2020)

This event with Til Luchau is packed with information and learning for manual therapists. Til provides a slide show, including video of a detailed hand therapy practice, as well as a live practice – with tennis ball! There is also a detailed handout as part of the resources to support his presentation, which you can view at https://a-t.tv/hand-webinar-pdf/. Thank you to Til for this high quality learning experience brought to you as part of Moved to Learn! We are grateful. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 4 – Judith Aston: Aston® Postural Assessment (June 10, 2020)

Thanks to Judith Aston (www.astonkinetics.com) for joining Elizabeth to explore the concept and practice of the Aston® Paradigm and the consequent development of the many forms of movement, bodywork, fitness and ergonomics of Aston® Kinetics. Discussion and practice are fully fleshed out in the second edition of Judith’s excellent manual Aston® Postural Assessment: A New Paradigm for Evaluating Body PatternsView this event on YouTube!

 

Episode 3 – Joanne Elphinston: The Power and the Grace – Ease and Efficiency in Functional Movement (May 17, 2020)

We had a great time with Joanne Elphinston (jemsmovement.com) in our event on May 27! Joanne is a leading elite performance movement and rehabilitation consultant, and highly respected international lecturer, physiotherapist and author of, among other titles, The Power and the Grace: A Professional’s Guide to Ease and Efficiency in Functional Movement (Handspring Publishing 2019). Her discussion with Elizabeth and the practice she offered us was a delight to take part in. View this event on YouTube!

 

 

Episode 2 – Dr Suzanne Martin: Spinal Asymmetry and Scoliosis: Movement and Function Solutions (May 6, 2020)

Thanks to Dr Suzanne Martin for energetic and informative insight into therapeutic practice for clients with scoliosis and spinal asymmetry. Find lots more information in her engaging and accessible book (with accompanying video) Spinal Asymmetry and Scoliosis: Movement and Function Solutions for the Spine, Ribcage and PelvisView this event on YouTube!

Resources – Dr Suzanne Martin (email: smdpt@att.net; www.pilatestherapeutics.com), author of  Spinal Asymmetry and Scoliosis: Movement and Function Solutions for the Spine, Ribcage and Pelvis.; Cited article – Scoliosis Journal: Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools

 

Episode 1 – Amy Weintraub: Practices for clients with depression – Recommendations for movement educators (April 8, 2020)

Our first webinar sees Elizabeth in conversation with Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga, a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health, and contributor to Yoga for Mental Health Thank you Amy for an excellent presentation and extended guided practice.