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.