Larkin Barnett received her B.A. in Dance and Drama from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and an M.A. in Dance from Mills College in Oakland, Calif. She is a movement education speaker, Pilates specialist, professor, movement therapist, dance choreographer, personal fitness trainer and yoga instructor. She holds five Pilates certifications, including two Golf Pilates specializations.
In the eighties, Larkin worked as Professor of Dance at Virginia Commonwealth University. From there, she went to Canyon Ranch Spa and became a movement therapist and fitness professional. Throughout her career, has also enjoyed teaching, choreographing, lecturing, and performing for organizations such as Harvard University, Longy School of Music, Four Arts Society Library and the University of Lappennranta, Finland.
In 2007, Larkin was chosen as a President’s Challenge Advocate for the President’s Award’s Program, part of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She is the author of Practical Pilates using Imagery, Pilates and Calisthenics for Children, Creative Yoga for Children and On a Lark! Creative Movement for Children.
Currently, Larkin provides movement education and breathing workshops for adults and children, as well as stress management programs for national fitness conferences, certification organizations, hospitals, corporations, universities, spas, athletic clubs, physical therapy clinics and ballet companies.