Andrew Alvarado

Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certified Assistant

Certified to assist:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
  • Structural Essentials (ATSI Part 1) 

After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Andrew spent 10 years as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. During his last few years in the Navy, he developed a daily yoga practice and in his search to find easier movement in his own body, was led to the world of bodywork. He found a local structural integrator and immediately noticed a difference after the sessions. By the end of the first session, he knew that this was the work he wanted to do. He completed Anatomy Trains Structural Integration training (ATSI) with Tom Myers and in 2015 became a Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI).

Andrew says, “People often comment that engineering and structural integration are like two different worlds and it seems like a huge shift moving from one to the other. In my mind, it really isn’t; the only change is the medium. Instead of analyzing stress and strain in the structure of a building, I’m now looking at the structure of an individual person. Where do I see too much stress? Where do I see too much strain? Where and how can I work to bring more ease and balance into this person’s entire structure?

I make this process fun and engaging, cultivating the individual’s own curiosity about their body and the multitude of ways in which it can move and function. In addition to relieving pain and finding ease both in standing and moving, my clients gain the knowledge and the confidence to find their own answers. I find that life is easier when it’s easier to move.”