Karin Gurtner

Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certified Teacher / Anatomy Trains in Motion Certified Teacher

ATSI Certified Practitioner and Developer of Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Myofascial Training

Certified to teach: 

  • Anatomy Trains in Motion 
  • Slings Myofascial Training 

Founder and educational director of art of motion Academy, Karin Gurtner, is the developer of Slings Myofascial Training, an integrative movement concept which includes Anatomy Trains in Motion. She has created a Contemporary Pilates curriculum, produced several comprehensive online learning courses, and highly successful webinar series, along with a broad variety of practice videos. Her publications include the Anatomy Trains in Motion study guide, co-authored by Thomas W. Myers, as well as the Slings Essentials book and Slings in Motion Blend manual for embodied learning.

Karin believes that knowledge should be shared generously to foster independent thinking – and that complex information needs to be delivered within a clearly defined and practical context to be embodied and ‘embrained’ alike.

Professionally, she sees herself as a resource-oriented movement activist, personally, as an ambassador for creative living. Bringing movement intelligence and her love for functional anatomy to the table, Karin inspires people around the globe with her work and inclusive approach to education.

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 Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (formerly KMI) 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.