by Karin Gurtner
Movement is an art and a science. To deepen your understanding of both aspects, join Karin Gurtner—founder and principal educator of art of motion training in movement and developer of Anatomy Trains in Motion—for a course in functional anatomy. You’ll study muscles in motion and myofascial connections throughout your body and learn to move with more awareness from head to toe. Through contrasting movement practices, you’ll explore and improve your postural alignment, inner and outer strength, adaptability, and kinesthetic sense to complement your yoga practice and your teaching.
Yoga is a powerful practice, yet it doesn’t always help you establish a healthy degree of dynamic stability and balanced flexibility between myofascial units. Building on Anatomy 101 with Tom Myers, you’ll explore functional anatomy of your entire body by starting at your feet and legs; moving to the fans of your hip; and up to your abdomen, chest, spine, shoulders and hands. This course will get you moving as you consider the interplay of muscles and fascia and learn how to establish a healthy balance between joint mobility and stability, muscle flexibility, and fascial adaptability to benefit your yoga practice and every step you take.
|Welcome to Yoga Anatomy 201 ||Module|
|Movement and Anatomy in Context ||Module|
|Arches and Legs (Balanced Posture and Supportive, Springy Feet) ||Module|
|Fans of the Hip (Multidimensional Dynamic Stability and Balance Mobility Around The Hips) ||Module|
|Abdomen, Chest and Breath (Centering, Myofascial Stability at the Core) ||Module|
|Tensegrity of the Spine (Somatic Tensegrity: Free Spine, Expansive Ribs, Supported Shoulders, Expansive Hands) ||Module|
|Integration Through Movement ||Module|
Movement and Anatomy in Context
Feet and Legs
Abdomen, Chest, and Breath
Spine, Ribs, Shoulders, and Hands
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Karin Gurtner is the founder and educational director of art of motion training in movement® and developer of art of motion's Contemporary Pilates curriculum, the comprehensive Slings Myofascial Training® education for movement professionals and therapists as well as the Anatomy Trains in Motion® course. She has also produced a variety of educational DVDs, written several textbooks and articles, and developed a series of Slings e-learning courses.
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 eight years to structure and integrate seemingly indescribable experiences, observations, and thoughts into a comprehensive curriculum that is experience-proven, science-informed, resource-oriented and ignorance-conscious—well-rounded, yet in process.
During her Kinesis Myofascial Integration training in 2009 Karin met Tom and ever since has 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 five months of the year. The other seven 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, so they benefit as many people as possible.
You can learn more about Karin and art of motion at art-of-motion.com.