Join us in our free webinar series…
Join movement educators and manual therapists in Handspring’s global forum for a regular series of conversations that bring you expert guidance in how to enhance your practice. These free events will share theory, practice, insight and experience from renowned movement teachers and practitioners. Each event will include a mix of conversation, presentation, directed 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.
View previous webinars in the Moved to Learn! series…
Episode 18 – The Feldenkrais Method® – learning through movement with Staffan Elgelid and Chrish Kresge (Broadcast June 23)
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.
Episode 17 – Fascia in Sport and Movement with Robert Schleip and Jan Wilke (Broadcast April 14)
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.
Episode 16 – Seeking Symmetry: a better path to health with Niall Galloway (Broadcast March 10)
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.
Episode 15 – The Alexander Technique: Twelve fundamentals of integrated movement with Penelope Easten (Broadcast February 10)
Penelope Easten, author of The Alexander Technique: Twelve fundamentals of integrated movement joined Elizabeth Larkam in this Moved to Learn! webinar.
Penelope Easten has been teaching Alexander Technique internationally since 2004. Penelope’s first love was dance, and she is passionate about teaching people to move better in the activities in their lives, to rediscover ease and strength they thought they’d lost, and how to self-manage their physical problems. Having been twice disabled with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, much of her real learning has been through self-discovery, and teaching this is at the core of her work. She is always open to new methods and theories to weave into her work, and explores many avenues, such as vinni yoga, belly dance, chi gong, and natural vision improvement methods. In particular, she has studied Philip Shepherd’s “The Embodied Present Process” and Jeando Masoero’s Initial Alexander technique.
In her private practice now in the West of Ireland she works with individuals and groups, both with more classic Alexander work, and in activities such as playing music, housework, yoga, sport, or wearing heels! She plans to open a training course in 2021.
Episode 14 – Yoga Deconstructed: Movement science principles for teaching yoga with Trina Altman (Broadcast January 13)
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. Trina joined Elizabeth Larkam, for this Moved to Learn! event to help you as a yoga teacher or therapist, working particularly with clients who are recovering from injury, in rehabilitation or undergoing physical therapy.
Episode 13 – Freedom to Move! Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries with Josephine Key (Broadcast November 18)
Josephine Key Dip Phys; PGD Manipulative Therapy; MPAA; Neuro-musculo-skeletal 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 this episode of Moved to Learn! 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, personal experience as a therapist, and the exploration and evaluation of various movement disciplines, including Body Mind Centering; various forms of Yoga; Somatics; Feldenkrais; Pilates; Gyrotonic, streams within the fitness industry.
Episode 12 – Pain Science – Yoga – Life… with Niamh Moloney and Marnie Hartman (Broadcast November 04)
Niamh Moloney and Marnie Hartman are Physical Therapists, Yoga Teachers and authors of Pain Science – Yoga – Life who combine their knowledge of the neuroscience of pain with yoga philosophy and practice for pain care. A practical and evidence-based event for movement professionals who want to understand how and why yoga practice can move clients beyond pain and back to normal life!
Episode 11 – Susan Lowell de Solórzano and Graham Scarr: ‘How biotensegrity informs human movement’ (Broadcast September 30)
Susan Lowell de Solórzano and Graham Scarr joined Elizabeth Larkam to explore ‘How biotensegrity informs human movement’, which is the subject of Susan’s forthcoming book Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement. Our two guests represented the science and practice of biotensegrity and between them have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in massage therapy, structural integration and osteopathy! They shared lots of useful knowledge and ‘news you can use’ for manual therapists and movement professionals.
Episode 10 – David Lesondak: Why Fascia Still Matters! (Broadcast September 2)
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 was ideal for any practitioner wanting a better understanding of the latest evidence for the importance of fascia to therapist and client!
Episode 9 Professor Ann Baldwin: Reiki in Clinical Practice, (Broadcast August 12)
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.
Elizabeth 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.
Episode 7 – Jan Trewartha, Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body (Broadcast July 22, 2020)
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. Jan is Co-Editor, with Sharon Wheeler, of Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body: Science, Assessment and Treatment.
Episode 6 – Heather Mason, Yoga for Mental Health (Broadcast 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!
Episode 5 – Til Luchau: Hands-on Our Hands: Manual Therapy Self-Practicum (Broadcast June 24, 2020)
This event with Til Luchau was simply packed with information and learning for manual therapists. Til provided a slide show, including video of a detailed hand therapy practice, as well as a live practice – with tennis ball! He provided 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.
Episode 4 – Judith Aston: Aston® Postural Assessment (Broadcast 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 Patterns.
Episode 3 – Joanne Elphinston: The Power and the Grace – Ease and Efficiency in Functional Movement (Broadcast 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.
Episode 2 – Dr Suzanne Martin: Spinal Asymmetry and Scoliosis: Movement and Function Solutions (Broadcast 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 Pelvis.
Dr Suzanne Martin (email: email@example.com; www.
Episode 1 – Amy Weintraub: Practices for clients with depression – Recommendations for movement educators (Broadcast April 8, 2020)
Our first webinar on April 8 saw 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.