What is Anatomy Trains Structural Integration?
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) sessions can be used to resolve particular problems, as a tonic for your posture, movement, and what used to be called “carriage”, how you carry yourself through the world. Your body is your most proximate tool. How do you use it?
AT Structural Integration can be seen as a course in reacquainting yourself with your body in motion. Most of us have collected extra tension through the course of our lives, either from injury or surgery, imitation of our parents or heroes, from our repetitive activities, or attitudes we’ve acquired along the way. These injuries and tensions form a pattern in our bodies. Exercise, and our mother’s request of us to “stand up straight!” may help, but most of this patterning happens below our conscious awareness and becomes part of who we are. These patterns become written into our muscular tensions, or skeletal form, and into the tissues that go between: the connective tissues.
The Anatomy Trains SI approach is to free the binding and shortening in these connective tissues, what we refer to as the fascial network, and to re-educate the body in efficient and energy-sustaining patterns.
Anatomy Trains SI Approach
In this three part course you’ll learn the ATSI 12 Series. Throughout the training you’ll get ‘hands on’ personal attention, academic touch-skills assessments, and all the materials and skills you need to become successful in the practice of restoring natural balance and fluid movement.
Graduates from this program are certified to practice ATSI and join the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).
ATSI Program Overview
The ATSI program is broken into three parts. All parts must be taken in sequential order. We require all students complete each part of the program within 2 years of each other.
All along the way, you’ll get ‘hands on’ personal attention, academic and touch-skills assessments, and all the materials and skills you need to make a success in the practice of restoring natural balance and fluid movement.
ATSI Part 1: Structural Essentials
Students have a choice of our modular weekend workshop format of six regional anatomy and technique courses delivered worldwide, or our intensive format covering the same material. Students will learn fascial touch, anatomy, manual therapy techniques, body mechanics, BodyReading, and the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians based on the work of Tom Myers.
- Prerequisite: Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function – 3 day course (complete prior to start of Part I)
Choose a Track:
ATSI Part 2: Structural Strategies
In this 10 day format students will deepen their BodyReading Assessment skills and put them into practice developing strategies and working with classroom partners and with outside models in a Structural Integration 3 series. Students who will be continuing on to Part III will need to complete two papers and 16 (3) series sessions (total 48 sessions).
- Length: 10 Days
- Locations: View Courses
- Tuition: $3,000
ATSI Part 3: Structural Integration
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.
- Length: 31 Days
- Locations: View Courses
- Tuition: $6,600
ATSI Program Prerequisites
These prerequisites are required to complete the program.
Completion of Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function (ATS&F) Course
3-day overview course / Complete prior to start of Part 1
This is a functional course and an opportunity for us to get to know each other.
License to Touch or completion of our Pathway for Movement Professionals
License to Touch
Working professionals in the following fields automatically qualify for program acceptance: RN, MD, PT, OT, Osteopath, Chiropractor, LMT, structural integrator (Rolfer).
Applicants must provide an official transcript from a college/university, or professional training program (such as massage school) that shows at least 120 hours of Anatomy & Physiology, 10 hours of Ethics and Therapeutic Relationship, and 6 hours of Business Development
ATSI Pathway for Movement Professionals
Many graduates who have started our program without a background in manual therapy have completed all courses and established successful and rewarding careers in Structural Integration.
To assist candidates who do not have (or have very limited) previous training in a form of manual therapy, we have created a Mentorship Pathway to provide the basic skills and understanding needed to begin the full ATSI training, and to build on throughout the program for maximum benefit.
Applicants must provide an official transcript from a college/university, or professional movement training program (such as yoga, Pilates) that shows at least 120 hours of Anatomy & Physiology, 10 hours of Ethics and Therapeutic Relationship, and 6 hours of Business Development
Documented Receipt of Structural Integration Series
Students are required to find an SI practitioner and receive a series: ATSI, Rolfing®, Hellerwork®, or the like. This should be completed by the start of Part 1.
If no SI Practitioners are in your area we will arrange for students to receive sessions during Parts 1 and 2, to be completed by the end of Part 2, at the latest.
ATSI Program Enrollment
Ready to begin your ATSI education? Please review our enrollment process.
Find a Program Near You
Check to see where we are offering ATSI programs near you.
Note: You must apply and be accepted into the ATSI program before paying for and reserving a spot.
Complete ATSI Application
Including a $500 non-refundable deposit
We will verify the prerequisites required and help guide you to complete before the start of the class.
Program acceptance is at the discretion of Anatomy Trains.
We will notify you by email if accepted into the program.
Select Your Payment Option
Upon acceptance, we will include a link to pay your tuition, with payment options available.
Complete Additional Forms
Upon acceptance, you will receive an Admissions Packet link where you will be prompted to supply a photo and certificates, as well as tell us more about you.
Testimonials From Our Graduates
“ATSI has been a powerful educational experience that has changed my life, my career, and the functional and structural outcome of all my clients. It's curriculum is essential in complementing other manual and movement interventions, and is the missing link in bringing the experience of touch with groundbreaking science.”Ryan Glatt, ATSI Graduate 2016
“As a graduate and practitioner of ATSI for the last 7 years, I can vouch for the efficacy of this work! Tom is one of the best body workers and teachers on the planet! Dive in! You'll be happy you did.”Patrick Harestead, ATSI Graduate 2010
“For those individuals unable to spend large chunks of times away to complete SI practitioner's training, Tom has put together the right balance of educational experience and time commitment. You will embark on a very accelerated, yet fruitful learning adventure!”Bobbi Jackson, Princeton, NJ - ATSI Graduate 2014