Anatomy Trains in Motion (3 Days)

Speaker: Karin Gurtner
Date: 14/15/16 October 2016
Venue: TBC
City: Torun
Country: Poland
Price: TBC
Contact: Magadalena Cackowska +48 662 019 626

ad00b072d1Anatomy Trains in Motion is a course specifically designed for modern movement teachers and therapists, who want to expand their professional horizon and expertise in structural integration through movement.

Whatever your movement modality – Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training, Dance – Anatomy Trains in Motion offers skills that will add a new dimension to your teaching and practice.

While traditional anatomy is static, Anatomy Trains is dynamic and interconnected like the human body, which is in constant motion. Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical ‘cause and effect’ actions of muscles to integrative relational connections of real life functional movement.

At the heart of this course are the Myofascial Meridians and their immense value as a body map for movement teachers. Understanding their anatomy, workings, sensory qualities and relationships are invaluable teaching skills that will transform your view on body reading, lesson planning and cueing.


Anatomy Trains in Motion does not take away from your movement modality, it complements and enriches what you do, giving you a different, maybe new perspective on holistic movement anatomy and myofascial training.

The two days are filled with movement relevant information and practical applications that not only sound good, but work well in the studio.

To establish the framework in which we move, we will first look at the big Anatomy Trains picture and what Myofascial Meridians really are. Yes, they are so much more than ‘lines’ that can be ‘superimposed’ onto exercises!
We will also discuss how Anatomy Trains can serve you as a body map, giving you clear insights into your clients’ postural and movement patterns.
Getting an overview of the ‘essential events’ that allow movement ease and efficiency, rounds up the big picture.
In order to understand the workings of the individual Myofascial Meridians, we will look at the functional anatomy, including movement and sensory qualities. Now, anatomy that stays in your brain just occupies space. To make it usable and applicable we will explore the discussed with differentiated and integrated exercises complementing your existing repertoire.
The focus is on the following five Myofascial Meridians with the anatomy and practical applications for the Arm Lines and Functional Lines woven in.
Superficial Back Line.
Superficial Front Line.
Lateral Line.
Spiral Line.
Deep Front Line.
As part of the practical exercise application you will experience myofascial training techniques improving dynamic stability and physical responsiveness, natural tissue elasticity and adaptability, tone and sensory awareness; in short, techniques enhancing the body’s resilience
We will also discuss how the Anatomy Trains concept can be incorporated into your teaching and personal practice.
To bring it all together at the end, you will participate in a seamless and functional movement sequence, incorporating the discussed exercises and training techniques.

In this course you will:

Gain a comprehensive view of Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept in relation to movement.
Attain understanding of a series of inter-related ‘Essential Events’ which characterizse ease in natural movements such as gait.
Experience the Myofascial Meridians in motion.
Gain understanding of the meridians’ myofascial anatomy including their influence on postural and movement patterns.
Experience scientifically based myofascial training techniques enhancing structural balance through movement.
Attain understanding of myofascial training considerations in general and in relation to each meridian.
Participate in seamlessly sequenced movement lessons in which all of the discussed is incorporated to give you a complete body-mind experience.