Absolute Beginner's Stretching Series

Full series available – Parts 1, 2 and 3!

The ABS video series is beginner’s stretching – for every body – all ages, all physical capacities.


Key features of the Absolute Beginner’s Stretching (ABS) Series


  • 21 x 15–25-minute follow-along themed sessions of solo exercises.
  • The title screen for each program describes the functional contents (e.g., hamstrings and calves).
  • Equipment requirements are mentioned at the very beginning of each program (e.g., chair, towel).
  • The ABS series will let you experience the ST system in an easy-to-use format: literally, press play and follow along!
  • Once you’ve worked your way through the 21 sessions, you will know which muscles and movements you personally need to focus on. Then, put together your own playlists on Vimeo – build your own classes.
  • Practise with Kit Laughlin – the ST Founder – and Olivia Allnutt. Kit and Olivia teach and demonstrate everything themselves.

Do you have a body? What does it feel like?

What is your body saying to you?

Stretch Therapy will help you feel better, sleep better, and move better.

We start by showing you how to remove restrictions to movement and alignment (we call this “flexibility”) and by teaching you how to relax.

A glance below will show you the scope of the system.

Stretch Therapy


‘ST’ is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascial remodelling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation.

The goals are grace and ease.
This is experienced as enhanced awareness, and elegance in movement – CatLikeMovement!

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Videos on Vimeo


Available now:
Absolute Beginner’s Stretching series
* Mastery series
* Follow-along programs
* Slow–Flow programs

* Overcome, and Beyond series
* Sledgehammer stretching series
* RollStretch series



Authored by ST Founder Kit Laughlin, these three books are the seminal texts on the ST system, and flexibility training.

* Overcome Neck & Back Pain, 4th edition
* Stretching & Flexibility, 2nd edition
* Stretching & Pregnancy, 2nd edition



We offer a number of different workshops, and you are certain to find one to suit your needs.

In 2019, Kit and Olivia are on sabbatical from January to June. We will offer workshops in Singapore in July, and Greenwell Point in October. View the schedule.

Entry-point workshops – no prior ST experience needed:
* Into the Stretch is for anyone new to ST, and is suitable for every body.
* ST for Performance has a focus on stronger forms in the ST system. If you have some experience in stretching, jump in here.


Podcasts – Relaxation Scripts – YouTube

Kit Laughlin's blog and articles


By ST Founder Kit Laughlin:
Blog – Some of Kit’s most interesting (and sometimes most frivolous) writings and some images can be found here. All blog posts have Comments enabled, so please visit!

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All Stretch Therapy Teachers and Practitioners have been personally trained by ST Founder Kit Laughlin and/or ST Senior Teachers.

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