Ben’s own journey into bodywork and movement began with alignment based yoga. It was during theses early practice years that he discovered structural integration and was instantly fascinated in how well they complement each other. After many years of exploration in multiple streams of yogic and intense breath work practices, he decided to take the leap and travel to Maine to study in ATSI’s first intensive course.
Similar to a yoga practice, receiving structural integration is something deeply personal.
The intention you bring to it determines how the resulting inner-discourse or communication unfolds.
During touch, breath and movement we can begin to listen attentively to the interconnectivity of our mind and body. Bodywork and yoga in all their shapes and forms are acts of communication. It can enhance a self-reflective relationship with our own self.
“It is through these techniques, that my hands become my eyes and ears, allowing me to feel and see into the connective tissue and ultimately creating balance and a sense of equanimity in gravity throughout the body system. Through encouraging this state of natural harmony we can set the right conditions for fluid movement, breath, emotions, and thoughts.”
Ben has CH/UK dual nationality and is fluent in English, German and Swiss-German.
He is a certified structural integrator from the Anatomy Trains school in Maine, USA, and studied with Thomas Myers, Kelly Chadwick, Lou Benson, Meredith Kirchner, Kieran Schumaker, Lauren Christman and Yaron Gal Carmel.
Always seeking to enhance his knowledge of human anatomy, Ben regularly attends live fascial dissections with Thomas Myers and Todd Garcia. He also partakes in the University of Padova’s “Winter School of Fascial Anatomy” hosted by Carla Stecco, MD, professor of human anatomy in the department of neuroscience at the University of Padova, Italy.
Ben has opened his own ATSI practice space on the tropical island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. It is here that he can fully immerse himself in his passion of structural integration, yoga, mangoes and fresh coconuts.