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Anatomy Trains in Motion

Anatomy Trains in Motion

  • 20 Apr, 2018 to 22 Apr, 2018
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
Live and Breathe Pilates

Presenter Name

Karen Gutner

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Cost to Attend

€499 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

In a Nutshell

  • Gaining a comprehensive view of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept as a holistic body map for movement teachers.
  • Discussion of Essential Events characterising ease and myofascial efficiency in natural movements such as gait.
  • Study of the Anatomy Trains lines’ myofascial anatomy, workings and sensory qualities. The Myofascial Meridians in focus are (Arm Lines and Functional Lines anatomy is incorporated):
    • Superficial Back Line.
    • Superficial Front Line.
    • Lateral Line.
    • Spiral Line.
    • Deep Front Line.
  • Exemplification of myofascial training considerations in general and in relation to each meridian.
  • Experiencing Myofascial Meridians in motion with specific exercises and movement sequences.
  • Experiencing scientifically based Slings myofascial training techniques enhancing structural balance through movement.
  • Participation and discussion of a seamlessly choreographed Anatomy Trains in Motion lesson in which all course components are incorporated, providing a complete body-mind experience.
  • Closer Look at the Main Course Content

Factsheet Anatomy Trains in Motion (pdf)

Event Description

Essentially Anatomy Trains in Motion is an anatomy course in which you will increase your depth of knowledge and gain a new perspective of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains Anatomy Trains in Motionconcept in relation to body-minded movement. The course is filled with functional anatomy, movement relevant information and practical applications that not only sound good on paper, but also work well in real life. Anatomy Trains in Motion lies the foundation for the Slings Myofascial Training education.

At the heart of the course are the myofascial meridians. Understanding the lines’ integral anatomy, workings, sensory qualities and relationships are invaluable for body reading, clear movement intention, lesson planning and teaching. Yes, myofascial meridians are so much more than ‘lines’ that can be ‘superimposed’ onto exercises!

The essential events of walking, or said differently, the necessary motions for engaging myofascial meridians efficiently in gait, are a theme that runs throughout the 3 days. All of the theory is “translated” into movement with lots of exercises, functional sequences and a specifically designed Anatomy Trains in Motion lesson.

If you love integral anatomy and want to gain an extensive understanding of the Anatomy Trains body map through movement, this course is for you.

In our video below, Karin Gurtner found of art-of-motion, talks about the Anatomy Trains in Motion Training that we host in our studio in Dublin.




Presenter Profile

Karin Gurtner

Developer of Anatomy Trains in Motion

Certified to teach: 

  • Anatomy Trains in Motion 
  • Slings Myofascial Training 

Karin Gurtner is the founder and educational director art of motion training in movement® and developer Contemporary Pilates, Slings Myofascial Training and Anatomy Trains in Motion. She has also produced several educational DVDs and videos, written textbooks and developed an e-learning concept for movement professionals and therapists.

Karin believes that knowledge should be shared generously to foster independent thinking – and that complex movement concepts need to be delivered within a clearly defined and practical context to be embodied and ‘embrained’ alike.

With the aim to maintain the essence of the Pilates method, Karin developed an extensive Contemporary Pilates curriculum that values modern movement science and recognizes our changing needs – throughout life and as a society.

After reading Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains book early 2000, she started working on what has become Slings Myofascial Training, an advanced education concept for structural integration through movement. It has taken Karin a good 8 years to structure and integrate seemingly indescribable experiences, observations and thoughts into a comprehensive curriculum that is experience-proven, science-informed and ignorance-conscious – well-rounded, yet in process.

During her Kinesis Myofascial Integration training Karin met Tom and ever since have had the privilege to learn from and work with the brilliant man. Anatomy Trains in Motion is her interpretation and practical application of Tom’s work in the realms of body-minded movement.

As for Karin’s ‘daily life’ – after living near the ocean in sunny Western Australia for over a decade, she moved back to centrally located and no less beautiful Switzerland. For now, Berne is her home for about 5 months of the year. The other 7 months Karin travels the world to share knowledge as truthfully and generously as she can, to strengthen independent thinking and the embodiment of complex concepts.

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