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Company Name : Anatomy Trains
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Location : 18 Mud Fog Road Walpole ME 04573 United States
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Year Established : 1999
More About Tom Myers

Tom says: I developed the Anatomy Trains during the 1990's, as a game for students to play when I was teaching Fascial Anatomy at the Rolf Institute. I was inspired by Ida Rolf, and have been practicing the deep fascial work I learned from her since 1976.

But when I came to try to teach, all the books you can find put forward the single-muscle theory. Ida Rolf kept saying, It's all connected through the fascia. Other than invoking the image of a grapefruit or a loofah, how do you make this real? How do you get actionable intelligence on the functioning of the whole musculoskeletal system?

Just as an exercise to cement the students knowledge, I began stringing the muscles together through the fascia. This idea was initiated when Dr Jim Oschman gave me an article by Raymond Dart (the anthropologist and Alexander Technique student) linking the muscle in the trunk in a double-spiral arrangement (which shows up here as part of the Spiral Line).

My reaction was, Why stop there?? From this base, I expanded Dart's idea to the whole body, to help students see connections by stringing muscles together. The rules are that the connections have to follow the grain in the fascial fabric in more or less a straight line, without breaks or changing levels.

After a few teaching iterations, the whole project became so interesting that I started to systematize these connections. With the encouragement of my friend Annie Wyman, the full picture and implications of the lines started to become clear. I started to see the lines in assessing my clients, and then started building my structural bodywork sessions around these lines.

Moving toward publishing happened as a happy coincidence. One of my students (in my very small early classes for massage therapists in Maine) loved these lines, and said, I'm going out to Hawaii to teach these lines to Lee Joseph's students!? (His was another structurally-related school of bodywork.) I realized that if I was going to lay claim to this idea and have it come out correctly, I needed get it written down. At the same time, Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O. was forming the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and was calling in his chits with all his old friends to get articles to start this venture off.

The resulting journal articles proved so popular that Churchill Livingstone (who has since been swallowed by Harcourt, which was in turn swallowed by Elsevier) in the form of Mary Law asked me to write a book on the idea. The book was published in 2001, with the second edition appearing in 2009, and the 3rd in 2014. The book has been translated into 10 other languages; German, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and modern and traditional Chinese.

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Structural Integration

Anatomy Trains Structural Integration: ATSI Part III, Amsterdam

The final piece of the ATSI Training takes you through the 12 series\'. In this 31 day program students will build on their knowledge and experience in learning the anatomy, theory, and practice of the 12 series of Structural Integration. Students will work with classroom partners and also with outside models, receiving valuable feedback and guidance from the highly skilled and experienced Anatomy Trains faculty.Supervised instruction in the 12 seriesFull spectrum clinical applicationStarting and building a practiceQuizzes, review of client session notes, an overview essay and manual work evaluationGraduation is at the discretion of part 3 instructorsCertification, website and directory listings are dependent on completion of all course work.Please note, in addition to the classroom based ATSI Training, all applicants must receive an ATSI 12-session series (or other SI 10-series). We require written confirmation from a certified SI practitioner (e.g, ATSI, Rolf, IPSB, Hellerwork, Core etc) before the end of ATSI Part II - Structural Vision. Applicants also need to undertake testing, self study and submit essays during ATSI Part 2: Structural Vision and ATSI Part 3 - Structural IntegrationPlease Note: In order to attend ATSI Part 3: Structural Integration you must have completed an Anatomy Trains prerequisite workshop, ATSI Part 1: 6 Structural Essentials, ATSI Part 2: Structural Strategies and all other requirements must have been satisfied and met.

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Structural Integration

ATSI Maine 2022 – 2023 (Second Cohort)

By popular demand, we have added another cohort of our industry-leading certification program in Structural Integration, starting in October 2022. We hope you can join us for this transformational training, in our beautiful coastal Maine classroom, surrounded by nature. Although we cannot know the exact situation for next autumn, Anatomy Trains will continue to follow the Maine CDC and DHHS guidelines.Note: You (and everyone else associated with the class) will be required to follow extra procedures to ensure group safety, including requiring all students, teachers and outside bodywork models to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will be providing guidelines specific to our program, and you can find more information about Maine’s COVID compliance and updates here. Please email info@anatomytrains.com if you need more information.Tom Myers himself will be kicking off the training with his unique perspective on fascial research, the human condition in our electronic world, and the approaches we can use to restore ease, balance, and long-term resilience to the body in motion.Supported by our experienced teaching and administrative staff, we will guide you into a new relationship with your own body – through work with classmate partners, teachers, and outside models – progressively building your skills in seeing the pattern and shaping the change.Immerse yourself in regional anatomy, BodyReading, session strategy and techniques in Part 1, learn and practice a 3 Series of Structural Integration with your classmate partner and with outside models during Part II, and experience a full immersion into the ATSI 12 Series of Structural Integration with your classmate partner and with outside models during Part III. Benefit from experienced supervision and positive support throughout the program.Please note: If you applied for all three parts, you must choose a payment option for Parts I, II & III. The $500 deposit is applied toward your tuition cost. The total cost of the program is $13,500, and includes the deposit. The pay in full option then becomes $12,000 because your deposit and pay-in-full discount of $1,000 has been applied. We can help you find local accommodation, with varying levels depending on your needs and finances.ATSI Professional Certification is offered in three parts:You may take each part separately, in consecutive order, as long as the next part is completed within 2 years of the previous part and based on space availability. That said, most people go through the full training with the same group over the 9 month period.Full course schedule:Part I – Structural Essentials 2022 (15 days)October 4-8 & October 11-15 & October 18-22Part II – Structural Strategies 2022 (10 days)December 5-9 & December 12-16Part III – Structural Integration 2023 (31 days total)April 25 – 30 & May 2 -6May 23 – 27 & May 30 – June 3June 20 – 24 &  June 27- July 1

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Anatomy Trains Structural Integration: ATSI Part III, Fremantle, Western Australia

The final piece of the ATSI Training takes you through the 12 series\'. In this 31 day program students will build on their knowledge and experience in learning the anatomy, theory, and practice of the 12 series of Structural Integration. Students will work with classroom partners and also with outside models, receiving valuable feedback and guidance from the highly skilled and experienced Anatomy Trains faculty.Supervised instruction in the 12 seriesFull spectrum clinical applicationStarting and building a practiceQuizzes, review of client session notes, an overview essay and manual work evaluationGraduation is at the discretion of part 3 instructorsCertification, website and directory listings are dependent on completion of all course work.Please note, in addition to the classroom based ATSI Training, all applicants must receive an ATSI 12-session series (or other SI 10-series). We require written confirmation from a certified SI practitioner (e.g, ATSI, Rolf, IPSB, Hellerwork, Core etc) before the end of ATSI Part II - Structural Vision. Applicants also need to undertake testing, self study and submit essays during ATSI Part 2: Structural Vision and ATSI Part 3 - Structural IntegrationPlease Note: In order to attend ATSI Part 3: Structural Integration you must have completed an Anatomy Trains prerequisite workshop, ATSI Part 1: 6 Structural Essentials, ATSI Part 2: Structural Strategies and all other requirements must have been satisfied and met.

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Structural Integration

ATSI Maine 2022 – 2023

Our industry-leading certification program in Structural Integration is going forward, starting in September 2022. We hope you can join us for this transformational training, in our beautiful coastal Maine classroom, surrounded by nature. Although we cannot know the exact situation for next autumn, Anatomy Trains will continue to follow the Maine CDC and DHHS guidelines.Note: You (and everyone else associated with the class) will be required to follow extra procedures to ensure group safety. We will be providing guidelines specific to our program, and you can find more information about Maine’s COVID compliance and updates here. Please email info@anatomytrains.com if you need more information.Tom Myers himself will be kicking off the training with his unique perspective on fascial research, the human condition in our electronic world, and the approaches we can use to restore ease, balance, and long-term resilience to the body in motion.Supported by our experienced teaching and administrative staff, we will guide you into a new relationship with your own body – through work with classmate partners, teachers, and outside models – progressively building your skills in seeing the pattern and shaping the change.Immerse yourself in regional anatomy, BodyReading, session strategy and techniques in Part 1, learn and practice a 3 Series of Structural Integration with your classmate partner and with outside models during Part II, and experience a full immersion into the ATSI 12 Series of Structural Integration with your classmate partner and with outside models during Part III. Benefit from experienced supervision and positive support throughout the program.Please note: If you applied for all three parts, you must choose a payment option for Parts I, II & III. The $500 deposit is applied toward your tuition cost. The total cost of the program is $13,500, and includes the deposit. The pay in full option then becomes $12,000 because your deposit and pay-in-full discount of $1,000 has been applied. We can help you find local accommodation, with varying levels depending on your needs and finances.ATSI Professional Certification is offered in three parts:You may take each part separately, in consecutive order, as long as the next part is completed within 2 years of the previous part and based on space availability. That said, most people go through the full training with the same group over the 9 month period.Full course schedule:ATSF Maine 2022 (prerequisite course)September 9 – 11, 2022Part I – Structural Essentials 2022 (15 days)September 13 – 17(Days off: September 18 – 19)September 20 – 24(Days off: September 25 – 26)September 27 – October 1Part II – Structural Strategies 2022 (10 days)November 7 – 11(Days off: November 12 – 13)November 14 – 18Part III – Structural Integration 2023 (31 days total)3.1April 11 – 16(Days off: April 17 – 18)April 19 – 233.2May 8 – 12(Days off: May 13 – 14)May 15  – 193.3June 6 – 10(Days off: June 11 – 12)June 13 – 17

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Bodywork and Movement

Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs Sept 22

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.ObjectivesHow to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationshipsHow to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the footHow the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT linesHow to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calfEffective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.BodyRead the various imbalances which can occurLearn to balance the common rotational movements of the kneeNote:  Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course MUST be taken before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.Arches and Legs – 3 daysFans of the Hip – 2 ½ daysAbdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ daysTensegrity Spine – 2 daysShoulders & Arms – 2 daysHead, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

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Bodywork and Movement

Anatomy Trains in Motion Sept 22

Note: Course is conducted in PolishAnatomy Trains in Motion is an in-depth 3-day course for movement and bodywork professionals who love integral anatomy and body-minded exercise applications that relate to real-life in all of its dimensions.This resource-oriented education focuses on the qualities of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept that enhance everyday functionality and vitality as well as somatic resourcefulness; therefore self-healing.The integral anatomy of the myofascial meridians is explained in interactive lectures and experienced through body-minded movement applications. For a clear comprehension of the structural and functional aspects, anatomical structures are discussed individually and as part of a myofascial meridian that shapes posture, movement and how we feel about the body.To further connect anatomy and function, science-informed fascial qualities are exemplified and embodied with deliberate exercise examples throughout the course. In a unique way, Anatomy Trains in Motion directly links the anatomy of the myofascial meridians with the essential events of walking and body-minded movement training.Because we want to foster independent thinking and individualized learning, we encourage an inquisitive mind and facilitate understanding through movement explorations.Concluding the course, you will have a clear understanding of why the myofascial meridians are defined the way they are and why the Anatomy Trains concept is of immense value for all body-minded movement methods that aim for structural integrity.Anatomy Trains in Motion is a self-contained course that is also the first module of the Slings Myofascial Training® diploma education.Learning Objectives and GoalsAs a result of taking this course, you will:Have a deeper understanding of the value of the Anatomy Trains concept as an integral body map for movement.Understand and experience the map of the main myofascial tracks and bony stations of the Superficial Back Line,Superficial Front Line, Lateral Line and Spiral Line.Understand the course and experience the workings of the Deep Front Line, Front Arm Lines, Back Arm Lines, Back Functional Line, Front Functional Line and Ipsilateral Functional Line.Understand the overall postural and movement functions as well as sensory qualities of the myofascial meridians.Have essential knowledge of the interplay of muscles and fascia in motion.Understand functional aspects of the myofascial meridians and ways to improve them with a fascia-focussed movement training.Distinguishing Course FeaturesEight features that make Anatomy Trains in Motion (ATiM) unique: Body-minded movement perspective: The anatomy of the myofascial meridians is explained through the lens of body-minded movement and somatically oriented learning.Linking anatomy, gait, holistic training: The course structure directly links the anatomy of the myofascial meridians with the essential events of walking and body-minded movement training.Differentiated integration: Individual anatomical structures are discussed in detail and as part of the myofascial meridians that shape posture, movement and how we feel about the body.Proprioception and interoception equated: Proprioception (how we coordinate posture and movement) and interoception (how we feel about our posture and movements) are equally valued and considered.Science-informed embodiment: Science-informed fascial qualities and functional movement applications are discussed in interactive lectures and embodied with deliberate body-minded exercise examples.Resource-oriented approach: Aspects of the Anatomy Trains concept that enhance functionality are used as a tool to strengthen vitality and somatic resourcefulness; therefore self-healing.Guided by ATSI protocol: The philosophy and strategies of the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration bodywork concept are reflected in the organization of the ATiM course.Part of a diploma education: ATiM is a self-contained course that is also the first module of the Slings Myofascial Training® diploma education.

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Bodywork and Movement

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function Sep 22

Covid statement: Anatomy Trains continues to follow the Maine CDC and DHHS guidelines. You (and everyone else associated with the class) will be required to follow extra procedures to ensure group safety. We will be providing guidelines specific to our program, and you can find more information about Maine’s COVID compliance and updates here: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ . Please email info@anatomytrains.com if you need more information. Early bird price held until August 12, 2022One short course. . . long-lasting results for you!A revolutionary map with practical results! Transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess postural and movement patterns, and to create lasting fascial change with your hands. In this new and expanded 21-hour workshop format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere.This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, how you can develop strategies to deal with them.This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency.Get the latest information on fascia, muscle, and movement Be able to identify the 12 myofascial meridians and their link to human growth, development, perception and consciousness Accurately “BodyRead” posture and movement; assess your clients in a new wayGain effective myofascial and movement strategiesDevelop treatment strategies specific to your clients’ structural and functional patterns Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function courses give you new techniques to transform structure by reaching deeper issues in the tissues.Note: This course the pre-requisite for the ATSI Professional Certification Training. 

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Bodywork and Movement

Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms Sep 22

Note: Course will be conducted in German The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.Shoulders and ArmsIn this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way.These include:Releases for each joint of the shoulderSoft-tissue techniques for shoulder musclesElbow and upper arm muscle releasesLower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releasesWrist and hand workNote: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.Arches and Legs – 3 daysFans of the Hip – 2 ½ daysAbdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ daysTensegrity Spine – 2 daysShoulders & Arms – 2 days

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Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function with Tom Myers Sep 22

Join Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers in beautiful Iceland for our foundational short course, in partnership with Sigrún Haraldsdóttir of Happy Hips!One short course. . . long-lasting results for you!A revolutionary map with practical results! Transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess postural and movement patterns, and to create lasting fascial change with your hands. In this new and expanded 21-hour workshop format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere.This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, how you can develop strategies to deal with them.This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency.Get the latest information on fascia, muscle, and movement Be able to identify the 12 myofascial meridians and their link to human growth, development, perception and consciousness Accurately “BodyRead” posture and movement; assess your clients in a new wayGain effective myofascial and movement strategiesDevelop treatment strategies specific to your clients’ structural and functional patterns 
Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function courses give you new techniques to transform structure by reaching deeper issues in the tissues.Note: This course the pre-requisite for the ATSI Professional Certification Training.  Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function / Structural Essentials ProgramFunctional, Fascial and Structural approaches in one programUnderstand how the body really moves,Break the myths of anatomy and physiologyAnd learn to make the appropriate changes to maximize efficiency. Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the programBegin your journey with: Anatomy Trains in Structure and FunctionContinue your journey with:The Structural Essentials Series. These regional intensives combine global postural assessment with movement and manual techniques for efficient and long-lasting results.  Each of the 6 SE classes is based on consistent functional movement concepts, applied to everyday movement and our new understanding of myofascial efficiency and whole body response. Important research findings are integrated into the presentations, along with cutting-edge applications that can be used for clients on your next day in clinic.Designed for the busy manual therapist, the SE workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.Arches and the Legs – 3 daysFans of the Hip – 2 ½ daysAbdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ daysTensegrity Spine – 2 daysShoulders & Arms – 2 daysHead, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

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Mentoring

ATSI Mentorship with Lou Benson and Kelly Chadwick

Please join seasoned Structural Integration practitioners and teachers, Lou Benson and Kelly Chadwick, for our first in person mentorship exclusively for ATSI graduates.  You will receive insightful guidance from a combined 49 years of practice on the following topics: Reflections on and practice of evolving high quality touch, intention, and engagement. As we like to say, “seeing is touch at a distance, and touch is seeing up close.” Effective work requires both skills, and both require quieting ourselves, having solid anatomy and physiology knowledge poised in the mind’s eye and fingertips, and knowing which body system(s), fascial, fluid, muscular, skeletal, nervous, etc., we are interacting with from moment to moment. There’s an interesting palpatory shift in interacting with each system that we’d like to explore further with this group. Exploration of unique case studies: We ask that you to bring notes (and pictures if you have them + permission to share) from your most challenging cases, series or sessions, and we’ll bring a couple of ours too.  We’d like to dive deeper into strategies and hands-on work for clients with structural compensation patterns built around injuries/surgeries. How can we improve feeling and function when these areas of fixation are not going to change very much or at all?Coaching on the use of neutral language for BodyReading and postural awareness cues. Creating language that usefully communicates what we’re doing and why we’re doing it often isn’t easy, but it’s essential in building client trust, a central understanding of and inspiration for being a full participant in SI work.Guidance for rooting a Series’ primary goals into its Integration sessions and beyond.Class will begin each day at 9:00 am. We’ll take a break at noon, so everyone can have some lunch, enjoy the Maine summer, and return to class refreshed at 2:00 pm. Class will end at 5:00 pm. Having adequate time for self care and relaxation is central to learning at this level.Please check with the office before making non-refundable travel arrangements, on the chance that the course is under-enrolled and may be canceled.  

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Advanced Structural Integration

ATSI Advanced: Module 1 – Deeper Grounding

Advanced Assessment, Strategy and Techniques for Pelvis and Legs, Ligaments and Deep Structurespresented by Tom MyersEarly bird price of $750 held until July 19th, 2022 / $850 thereafterThis 4-day intensive is the first of the 5 modules required for ATSI Advanced certification, although these first four modules are independent and can be taken in any order. This course covers advanced techniques for the pelvis and legs. This includes ligaments in the foot, the interosseous membrane in the lower leg, advanced techniques to free the strong knee ligaments, the septa in the thigh, deeper work with the hamstrings, and the many important pelvic ligament sin the hips and low back to free and balance the SI joint. The idea here is to free the legs and pelvic movement to create a smooth running ‘spinal engine’ in gait and performance.There is the opportunity as well to review any techniques from the ATSI 12-series training. Please review the material on the Balancing the Pelvis DVD / video before attending.This is Module 1 of 4 modules in the ATSI Advanced Series. These are based on the 4-series that Tom has developed since learning them from Ida Rolf in 1978. Each of the modules covers one session, with supervised clinical practice in the final module.• Session 1 / Module 1 covers pelvis and legs strategies, ligaments and deep structures• Session 2 / Module 2 covers the breath, rib cage positioning, and deep work with the sternum, mediastinum, and individual ribs.• Session 3 / Module 3 is for the shoulders and arms, especially the many ligaments and deep structures of the shoulder assembly.• Session 4 / Module 4 is a deeper exploration of the head, neck, and jaw, including the hyoid system and tongue, the ligaments of the neck, and structural / cranial work.These sessions are followed by a clinical practice in applying the 4-session series to post-10 clients that is required for certification.These sessions are designed to go deeper to the ‘inner bag’ compared the initial 12-series that tours the entire ‘outer bag’ of the myofascial meridians. These sessions focus on techniques for the Anatomy Trains ‘stations’ – myotendinous attachments – and release of the ligamentous bed for each section. In these modules you can also review techniques from the original series.The first three modules can be taken in any order, but these 4 modules / sessions must be completed before the practicum – session-based clinical practice – can be taken to achieve ‘Advanced ATSI Practitioner’ status. We will offer new modules when our schedule permits and where there is sufficient interest.Who is this workshop for?This course is open to ATSI graduates, IASI members, or graduates of a recognized program in Structural Integration only. If you have questions about whether or not you qualify, please email info@anatomytrains.comPlease check with the office before making non-refundable travel arrangements, on the chance that the course is under-enrolled and may be canceled. 

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Bodywork and Movement

Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs Aug 22

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.ObjectivesHow to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationshipsHow to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the footHow the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT linesHow to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calfEffective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.BodyRead the various imbalances which can occurLearn to balance the common rotational movements of the kneeNote:  Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course MUST be taken before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.Arches and Legs – 3 daysFans of the Hip – 2 ½ daysAbdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ daysTensegrity Spine – 2 daysShoulders & Arms – 2 daysHead, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

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eLearning

Slings Essentials Live Online

Note: Course is conducted in EnglishCourse dates are Thursdays: 18.08. / 25.08. / 01.09. / 08.09. / 15.09.2022Slings Essentials is a rich course for movement and bodywork professionals who want to understand fascia in motion comprehensively. The course days revolve all around fascia, its properties, its role in movement and how to train fascia consciously with a diverse and body-minded strategy.The course begins with the functional definition of fascia, 4 movement relevant differentiations within the fascial system and the 6 guiding principles of the Slings Myofascial Training education.12 science-informed fascial qualities form the main part of the education. Metaphorically speaking, they are the defined, yet interconnected elements that create the tensegral structure of Slings Essentials. Derived from the fascial qualities are 12 myofascial training techniques and 12 overarching training aims, which are also covered in the course.In a series of interactive lectures, each fascial quality is discussed from the perspective of science, movement in general and Slings Myofascial Training specifically. Engaging demonstrations, illustrative examples and practical applications make the lectures memorable and practise-relevant.Contrasting Slings in Motion master classes are woven into the course to deepen the embodiment of the discussed fascial qualities, myofascial training techniques and training aims.Because knowledge propagates questions, Slings Essentials is a thought-provoking course that at the same time gives you sound information about fascia in motion and clear answers to why we train fascia the way we do.The know-how attained in Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Essentials serves as the basis for the Slings in Motion repertoire courses.RecordingsThis course will be recorded with 30 days of access to the recordings provided. In order to access the recordings, you must sign up prior to course commencement.Mandatory LiteratureSlings Essentials: Resourced-Oriented, Integrative LearningThe course book is available in different Amazon Shops, for example on Amazon.com.More information about the book.Training Tools NeededMandatoryOne Pilates/Yoga matTwo spikey soft massage balls (Ø 12cm), for example: Slings Myofascial Massage BallsNice to HaveOne kneeling pad, for example: Slings Kneeling PadTwo soft massage domes (Ø 11cm, 6cm height), for example: Slings Myofascial Massage Domes

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Bodywork and Movement

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function Aug 22, New Zealand

One short course. . . long-lasting results for you!A revolutionary map with practical results! Transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess postural and movement patterns, and to create lasting fascial change with your hands. In this new and expanded 21-hour workshop format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere.This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, how you can develop strategies to deal with them.This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency.Get the latest information on fascia, muscle, and movement Be able to identify the 12 myofascial meridians and their link to human growth, development, perception and consciousness Accurately “BodyRead” posture and movement; assess your clients in a new wayGain effective myofascial and movement strategiesDevelop treatment strategies specific to your clients’ structural and functional patterns Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function courses give you new techniques to transform structure by reaching deeper issues in the tissues.Note: This course the pre-requisite for the ATSI Professional Certification Training. Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function / Structural Essentials ProgramFunctional, Fascial and Structural approaches in one programUnderstand how the body really moves,Break the myths of anatomy and physiologyAnd learn to make the appropriate changes to maximize efficiency. Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the programBegin your journey with: Anatomy Trains in Structure and FunctionContinue your journey with:The Structural Essentials Series. These regional intensives combine global postural assessment with movement and manual techniques for efficient and long-lasting results.  Each of the 6 SE classes is based on consistent functional movement concepts, applied to everyday movement and our new understanding of myofascial efficiency and whole body response. Important research findings are integrated into the presentations, along with cutting-edge applications that can be used for clients on your next day in clinic.Designed for the busy manual therapist, the SE workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.Arches and the Legs – 3 daysFans of the Hip – 2 ½ daysAbdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ daysTensegrity Spine – 2 daysShoulders & Arms – 2 daysHead, Neck & Jaw – 2 daysNote: please do not make nonrefundable travel plans until you hear the workshop is running.

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About Slings Myofascial Training

Course author Karin Gurtner discuses her Slings Myofascial Training education!

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Anatomy Trains in Motion

Learn more about the Anatomy Trains in Motion course from creator, Karin Gurtner!

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Tom Myers Welcomes You to Anatomy Trains Structural Integration

We’re pleased to announce our new core certification program: Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI – formerly known as KMI). Our ATSI program is based on my development of Ida Rolf’s pioneering work, progressed for the electronic age. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here

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