About Spatial Medicine

Welcome to Spatial Medicine

Centre for Spatial Medicine | CPM Education

is known the world over as a visionary organisation, uniting movement and rehabilitation professionals from all modalities, through the recovery of neurofascial insights, with a new means for therapeutic and performance application.

Let the body be and shift your mind to Spatial Medicine, a medicine more appropriate for 21st century symptoms and syndromes, the medicine of structural space and relationship.

Improve your own teaching methods - bring learning from your neurofascia and Spatial Medicine into your life - pay attention to awareness and be ahead of the game.

IT'S ABOUT CONNECTION, REALISATION AND TRANSFORMATION...

It reveals your own awareness of the new body paradigm - in action and through experience.

Restores fascial continuity for efficient distribution.

Teaches you a sensory language, a means for you to intercommunicate with your fascial tissue - self.

Recovers reconnection enabling the restoration of the autoregulatory system, that which is fascia.

Offers pioneering new insights for rehabilitation (re-enabling-habitation) and the recovery of chronic pain and dis-ease.


Karin Locher

Founder - Spatial Medicine - Based in Dubai. Karin Locher is a visionary in the field of mind body healing...

Fiona McIntosh

Based in United Kingdom. Fiona was a keen gymnast and dancer from early childhood and studied modern jazz dance into her twenties as well as practicing yoga..

Jasmine Sheta

Based in Zurich, Switzerland. Jasmin started her career in classical ballet and later switched to jazz and modern dance..

Jane Elizabeth

Based in United Kingdom. Jane was a professional dancer who trained and performed with The Ballet Rambert Company..

Joachim Schultz

Based in Zurich, Switzerland. Joachim's life is a journey, it has taken him so far through 4 different German cities,..

Joyce Ulrich

Based in Houston, United States. Joyce was first introduced to Pilates at Houston Ballet where she..

Zach Biegun

The first time I remember feeling good in my body was at the age of 17 when I found ballet and, unlike with sports, it seemed to listen..

Karin Locher

"There is a human design, a connected system with universal patterns affected by many different factors, and the potential to heal and evolve exists within us all." 

Karin Locher is a visionary in the field of mind body healing. Her extraordinary and very personal insight into the mind-body-spirit relationship inspires her unique methodology for Spatial Medicine; changing our mind-set, structure and movement to enable our own recovery and live fully.

Her quest of 18 years to understand the vital life force was driven by what many would describe as a series of health crises. In her own words, she calls these ‘gifted times,’ showing her the ‘why’ of her own illness and the ‘how to’ of healing.

Today, her insights into how the emotions, the mind, movement, touch and different environments affect our physiology, forms the foundation of her pioneering Spatial Medicine methodology:

Re-set to re-store the body state to enable it to do what it does best
-to keep us well

At the heart of Karin’s work is the belief that working with the ‘medicinal mechanisms’ of the body that optimize the self-regulation of our growth, health and renewal is a more appropriate approach to healing for the many symptoms we are seeing today.

Learning from the Elders

Karin is an affiliated partner with Anatomy Trains and a practitioner of Structural Integration, Fascial Fit-ness, Trauma Healing and Reconnective Healing.

In 2000 she certified with Pilates International in London and the Pilates Method Alliance in the USA; but she claims to have acquired her true movement and restorative understanding while studying individually with the first generation Pilates Elders between 2000 -2006.

Passing it on

Karin's work is attracting body and mind professionals and students from different fields around the world, creating an inter-disciplinary universal language for all those interested or involved in the rehabilitation, health restoration and optimal performance. She is recognized as a leading light in the field of neuro-myo-fascial awareness.

The founder of the Centre for Spatial Medicine, a mind body spirit Continuing Education and Training organisation, Karin pioneers neuro-fascial insights into rehabilitation and chronic pain therapy are uniting and inspiring medical, manual and movement educators and professionals around the world.

Inspiring Profound Change

Karin is now based in the Middle East, dedicating her heart and time to those inspired to unravel the human potential. Along with the members of her exceptional Faculty team, they offer Professional and Personal Development, Workshops and Training Programmes worldwide.

Fiona McIntosh

Born and educated in London, Fiona was a keen gymnast and dancer from early childhood and studied modern jazz dance into her twenties as well as practicing yoga. She was also an avid reader and after University Fiona chose a career working in publishing before eventually re-connecting with her passion and interest in movement. In 2004 she became a client at Karin Locher’s studio and her thirst for knowledge led her to first study with Body Control (Certified in 2005), then with Polestar Education (Studio Certified in 2007) and then with CPM (Contrology Pilates Method) Education (Certified in 2008). She has since certified in 2016 as a yoga teacher with Claire Murphy Yoga and has completed her Level 1 training in iRest meditation.

In 2010 Fiona became a full-time pilates teacher working from Karin Locher’s studio. She continued her education and knowledge of the fascial communication system attending courses with Steven Goldstein (integrated fascial release), Ann and Chris Frederick (Fascial Stretch Therapy), Robert Schleip, Tom E Myers’ Anatomy Trains, Peter E Levine (Somatic Experiencing) and Emilie Conrad (Continiuum). She is now Director of two studios, The Santosha Studio in Wiltshire and The Pilates Team in Hertfordshire. She is PMA certified and a Senior Faculty Teacher for Centre for Spatial Medicine in the United Kingdom. She teaches neomyofascial movement with reference to either modality of Pilates or yoga and regularly practices meditation.

Fiona’s curiosity of how the body moves and how the shape of the body mirrors the health of the mind and the spirit is completely embodied by her. I find the body, its make-up and physiology quite wondrous and there is so much to learn and the more I learn the more I realise how much more there is to know. My curiosity and thirst for knowledge will remain with me until the day I die. I am enriched by my teaching as I share my knowledge so too learn from all my clients and students. I spent several years of my life in pain as I have had not one, but many accidents and a major operation. I know what it is like to realise that nobody else can take my pain away. My heartfelt desire to try and not rely on drugs to mask pain has led me on this amazing journey with Spatial Medicine. I have no idea where that determination and purpose came from but every day I am thankful for it”.

info@santoshastudio.co.uk

fiona4mcintosh@btinternet.com

Tel: 07885 264464

Jasmine Sheta

Born in 1975 to a family of professional dancers, Jasmin started her career in classical ballet and later switched to jazz and modern dance. After completion of the three years training as a gymnastics pedagogue by Dietrich + Piller, she moved to Cairo. There she worked as a personal trainer and dance teacher for children whilst pursuing her education in fitness and nutrition with the ISSA America.

In 2004, she returned to Switzerland and established her company, personalized.ch. Together with Sabine Renz, they launched the immediately successful Pilateszone in 2008. With Joachim Schultz joining a year later, the trainer tandem became a trio.

Jasmin, now a mother of three children, is a Polestar Pilates trainer for Rehabilitation and since 2011 she has worked with Karin Locher

(www.centreforspatialmedicine.com) based on the newest fascia research.

Jasmin graduated at CPM Education in September 2013 and today she is a CPM Faculty Teacher.

Jasmin is a Pilateszone Partner.

1975 in einer Tänzerfamilie geboren, beginnt Jasmin ihren Weg mit klassischem Ballett und wechselt später zu Jazz und Modern Dance. Nach der dreijährigen Berufsausbildung für Gymnastikpädagogik Dietrich + Piller zieht sie nach Kairo. Dort arbeitet sie als Personal Trainer und Tanzlehrerin für Kinder und setzt ihre Ausbildung im Fitness- sowie Ernährungsbereich mit ISSA Amerika fort.

2004 kehrt sie in die Schweiz zurück und macht sich im folgenden Jahr mit ihrer Firma personalized.ch selbständig. Aus dieser entsteht 2008, zusammen mit Sabine Renz, die sofort erfolgreiche Pilateszone. Ihr Trainer-Tandem wird knapp ein Jahr später mit Joachim Schultz zum Trio.

Jasmin, inzwischen Mutter von drei Kindern, ist Polestar Pilates für Rehabilitation-Trainerin. Seit 2011 arbeitet sie mit Karin Locher zusammen (www.spatialmedicine-cpm.com), nach den neuesten Erkenntnissen aus der Faszienforschung.

Jasmin ist Partner der Pilateszone

info@pilateszone.ch

Tel: +4178 748 89 98 (mobile) / +41 44 201 08 82 (studio)

Jane Elizabeth

Jane-Elizabeth was a professional dancer who trained and performed with The Ballet Rambert Company where she was introduced to Pilates, following a serious injury.

She became increasingly interested in movement dysfunction, injury and pain management. She subsequently qualified in sports nutrition, sports massage and remedial therapy.  Jane-Elizabeth studied advanced soft tissue manipulation with Leon Chaitow at the University of Westminster. She went on to do all the kinetic control movement dysfunction courses.  She has a Football Association Certificate in the treatment and management of injury.  Jane is also certified in Rehabilitation and Mat work with Polestar Pilates UK.

Jane-Elizabeth worked at the Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes, an orthopaedic clinic where Pilates is an integral part of rehabilitation.  Having moved to Devon in 2001, she is now busier than ever, specialising in Pilates rehabilitation in her own clinic where people can safely progress onto classes at her Body Aware Studio in Ilfracombe.

She is also on the NHS list of complimentary practitioners. She is qualified in Cranial Sacral Therapy. Jane-Elizabeth is a PMA certified Pilates Teacher (Pilates Method Alliance). She has been spending the last three years studying the Fascial Anatomy lines on the Classical Pilates repertoire. She has successfully completed the Bridging to CPM training, qualifying as a Contrology Pilates Method Teacher

Jane-Elizabeth has also been an international Polestar educator and is now a member of CPMs teaching faculty.  She is a certified KMI Structural Bodyworker.  She runs regular teacher training courses for teachers and students in Pilates at her Body Aware Studio, also holding Pilates holiday retreats for both students and people who love to do Pilates.

She has done the Pink Ribbon Programme, a Rehabilitative Breast Cancer exercise specialist also Advances in Breast Cancer. 

email: bodyaware@btinternet.com

Tel: 01271 855828

Joachim Schultz

Life is a journey, mine has taken me so far through 4 different German cities, London and eventually Zurich, 22 flats and diverse life, love and work experiences, to this moment in life, where the only thing certain is change.

And change is what my experiences have helped me to embrace, and what my working expertise and knowledge enable me to help others find in themselves.

Our body is constantly changing, adapting and renewing itself.

Thanks to Spatial Medicine /CPM Education© and Karin Locher, as well as Kinesis UK©, James Earls, Don Thompson, Wojciech Cackowski and Lou Benson I have learned to apply cutting edge science and discoveries in the world that is our human body to my movement and manual work with my clients and students.

As advanced Psych-K© facilitator, thanks to Brunhild Hofmann, I have tools in my toolbox that help changing belief systems.

I am grateful to be a teacher within the Spatial Medicine/ CPM education© faculty, a structural integrator of the KMI© community and a member of the Psych-K© family. All of which allow me to explore my own ways within our common denominators. It’s such an amazing playground to find oneself in.

The journey has just begun.

joachim@real-ease.ch

Tel: +78 890 88 58

Joyce Ulrich

Joyce was first introduced to Pilates at Houston Ballet where she danced professionally for 10 years, retiring in 1995. Pilates helped her rehabilitate from serious injury, allowing her to successfully return to the stage and extend her career. She began her study of the Pilates method in 1998, and has continued to deepen her understanding through workshops with first generation teachers, Pilates Method Alliance Certification (Gold Standard, 2003), as well as the Pilates Center of Boulder's Masters Program (2009). In constant search for more depth and greater possibility, Joyce is also a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner with special focus on the foot and face, a Rossiter Coach, and an Anatomy Trains Associate Teacher.

In 2013, she serendipitously crossed paths with Karin Locher as they were both assisting an Anatomy Trains workshop. She found Karin's true embodiment of the myofascial meridians in their wholeness so mesmerizing that she invited her to introduce this work in the Houston area.

Over the course of the following two years, Joyce successfully completed Spatial Medicine's first Bridge to CPM held in the United States, and has continued on to join the international Faculty Team of Spatial Medicine. She shares her love of this work both at Pilates Treehouse, a fascial playground, and at Houston Ballet, using the inner spatial relationships of the body to heal and empower.

jo.pilatestreehouse@gmail.com

Tel: + 1 832 453 1551

Zach Biegun

The first time I remember feeling good in my body was at the age of 17 when I found ballet and, unlike with sports, it seemed to listen when I asked it to do something. I felt like ‘one’ with my body as I experienced my whole self through movement, and quickly fell in love with my new awareness. However, an ankle injury from childhood eventually made me stop dancing, and so I found my way to yoga where I learned that when I connected with my body in order to feel good, versus perform well, I felt better in the rest of my life too. My curiosity about the mind/body connection and my desire to learn more led me through multiple trainings and schools of movement and meditation, but of those schools, Karin Locher and the faculty teachers at The Centre for Spatial Medicine were the most influential. Not only did they teach me to understand human anatomy and physical structure the way I always wanted to--but they offered me the tools to see the two way street between mind and body more clearly and continue learning from that connection--in 2018 I proudly joined The Centre for Spatial Medicine as a faculty teacher. When teaching, I’m most interested in what matters to each of my students and how I can help them along that path. I explain how and why so that they can understand their anatomy and how to think about it more clearly to create a change. I aim to help each student take that awareness with them so they can effectively integrate our work into their everyday lives.

Tel: USA 781.254.9473

Email: zach.biegun@gmail.com

Instagram: @thehumanmovementschool