Course Contents

About Slings Essentials / 1

Slings Essentials is all about fascia, its role in movement and consci
ous training. The comprehensive information
will serve as a knowledge-base for the Slings in Motion repertoire cour
The first half of Slings Essentials revolves around fascial architecture,
its interactive relationship with other systems
and 10 movement relevant qualities of fascia.
The second part is dedicated to the Slings philosophy and the ‘Big 6’
long-term training aims, followed by the 10
guiding principles and 10 myofascial training techniques.
Although Slings Essentials contains a good portion of theory (as tends t
o be the nature of a science-informed
foundation education), getting the body moving is still an integral
part of the training. Morning lessons and
practical applications linked to the theory are as much a part of the co
urse as the integral-anatomy-Sudoku that
makes fascia so fascinating.


Slings in Motion I is the first of the series of Slings rep
ertoire courses. It revolves around a very
influential myofascial meridian duo; the
supportive, quietly persevering
Superficial Back Line and the
protective, proactive
Superficial Front Line of the Anatomy Trains body map.
All Slings in Motion modules are self-contained, practical rep
ertoire courses. Although each Slings in Motion course has a clearly defined theme and a unique exercise selection, they have common
All Slings in Motion courses include the following content.
Practical execution of a contrasting blend of:
Differentiated and integrated multidimensional exercises in all body positions.
Slow and deep, dynamic and rhythmic, stimulating and invigorating, as well as mellow and
melting exercises and movement sequences.
Exercise variations with and without additional props.
In-depth discussion of:
Movement execution.
Functional anatomy.
Short-term and long-term exercise aims.
Slings guiding principles.
Slings myofascial training techniques.
Purposeful sequencing.
Functionally choreographed, smooth flowing Slings SynerChi movem
ent sequences.
Daily Slings in Motion master classes.
We foster independent thinking and we really want you to understand each exerc
ise, so you can practice, modify and teach with clear intention and confidence
and have some fun along the way!
If you are a curious mover and individualistic teacher who likes
to understand exercises and functional
sequencing, the Slings in Motion courses are for you.

About Karin

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About the instructor

Portrait_KarinGurtner_3Karin is the principal educator of art of motion training in movement®, a renowned training organization for Contemporary Pilates & Slings Myofascial Training based in Switzerland and Australia. Together with her twin sister Monika, Karin founded art of motion in 2004 and since then has been lecturing and presenting for movement professionals and therapists all around the globe. Going back in time, in her early 20s Karin decided to make her love for movement and teaching her fulltime profession. She has been certified in a wide variety of movement modalities, all of which have contributed to her great appreciation for the body’s wondrous abilities. It is however, the realms of Contemporary Pilates, Yoga and Gyrokinesis where Karin feels most at home. For a decade Karin divided her living and teaching time between Switzerland and Australia. She developed the Certificate IV and Diploma in Contemporary Pilates, as well as a series of functional anatomy workshops; both the Certificate IV and Diploma in Contemporary Pilates are nationally accredited courses in Australia. During the same time, on a sunny day in Western Australia, Karin read the first pages of Anatomy Trains. Reading the book opened a whole new world of possibilities. After certifying in Kinesis Myofascial Integration and becoming an Anatomy Trains teacher, Karin developed Anatomy Trains in Motion; a joint venture between Tom Myers, James Earls and Karin. Inspired by the open-minded wholeness of Anatomy Trains and the depth of positive change that can be achieved through structural integration, Karin has also been creating a holistic movement concept called Slings Myofascial Training. Slings aims for structural balance, resilience and self-awareness through movement. It’s a concept that has been successfully implemented for a good number of years; and a comprehensive curriculum wholeheartedly embraced by movement professionals and bodyworkers with a flair for movement alike. As much as Karin loves (passionately) to learn, create and teach, she also likes to practice, explore and contemplate (quietly). It’s a very good life.



The course is designed for movement therapists, personals trainers etc.

Be advised that having completed Anatomy Trains In Motions is a mandatory prerequisite for paticipation

Place and Time

In September 2018 from the 11th  to 16th  Karin Gurtner will be teaching the Slings Essential and Slings 1 courses in Copenhagen for the first time. Tickets can be purchased  here Price: 8550 DKK, but there is an early bird price of 7700 DKK when registering before July 1st 2018

The course will take place at

Capoeiraskolen Senzala

Bernhard Bangs Allé 21

DK-2000 Frederiksberg

11/9/2018 07:45 – 15:45

12/9/2018 07:45 – 15:45

14/9/2018 07:45 – 15:45

15/9/2018 8:45 – 16:45

16/9/2018 8:45 – 16:45


Take advantage of the early bird, and get the best possible price