Meet the Team
Julie Hammond - Director Australia & New Zealand
Julie is the Director of Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand and also Bodywork Education Australia, both companies are as a result of sheer determination to bring high level learning opportunities to the southern hemisphere.
Julie has been a bodyworker for over 16 years and is a certified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, a certified Anatomy Trains Teacher and Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist. Julie undertook her KMI Training internationally and is delighted to be able to bring Anatomy Trains and KMI Training to Australia and beyond as the Official Anatomy Trains Office in Australia & New Zealand.
Julie has travelled extensively in the last few years, assisting teaching in America, South Africa & New Zealand. She loves to travel but also looks forward to teaching closer to home. Julie also still owns and runs a clinic in Perth and is still a hands on practitioner – when she has the time!
Thomas Myers - Global Director
Tom studied directly with Dr. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied less extensively with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, including 10 years in London, and traveling practices in Hamburg, Rome, Nairobi, and Sydney, as well as a dozen locales in the US. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).
Author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001) and a set of supporting videos, Tom has also penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinesthetic intelligence.
James Earls - Director UK & Europe is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James' since he first started practicing bodywork over 20 years ago.
Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, developer of the Anatomy Trains concept.
James and Tom founded Kinesis UK, which co-ordinates Anatomy Trains and Kinesis Myofascial Integration training throughout Europe, and together they authored ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance,’ the definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.
Phillippa Pointon - Conference & Events Organiser
Phillippa is our Conference & Events Organiser. She has worked for Bodywork Education Australia Pty Ltd and Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand for the past 4 years and has developed a passion for anatomy during her time.
Phillippa works closely with Director, Julie Hammond, to ensure the best possible outcomes for students attending our events. She is the point of contact for our students and oversees their journey from initial contact, through to certification.
Phillippa has extensive knowledge and experience in advertising, marketing and event planning/management, and is well placed to coordinate the many courses that Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand and Bodywork Education Australia have to offer.
Karin Gurtner - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher
Karin is the founder and principal educator of art of motion training in movement®, a recognized training organization for Contemporary Pilates & Slings Myofascial Training based in Switzerland and Australia.
Certified in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrokinesis and other movement arts, Karin has developed a wide range of Contemporary Pilates education courses for movement teachers and physiotherapists, has written several magazine articles and is regularly presenting at conferences internationally.
Karin is a certified Anatomy Trains teacher and KMI Structural Integration Practitioner
Karin is travelling the world blending her love for movement, teaching and exploring new places, all the while spreading the good news that movement is an art, a craft and an amazing tool to enrich your life in whatever way you want to enrich your life.
Muriel Morwitzer (Mumu) - Certified Teacher Anatomy Trains in Motion Teacher
Mumu is a Senior Lecturer & Manager art of motion training in movement®, Australia Director & Proprietor of art of motion Movement Studio, Margaret River Australia
Mumu is a dedicated Movement Teacher, Dancer & Educator: Certificate IV in Matwork Contemporary Pilates & Teaching Methodology; Diploma in Matwork & reformer Contemporary Pilates & Teaching Methodology; Diploma of Contemporary Dance, Laban Centre London; Physical Theatre Teacher and Choreographer, Ecole d‘ Humanite Switzerland; Wu Tao Instructor (A dance form that incorporates the Chinese Meridians)
Julie Mower - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher
Julie has been working in the health and fitness industry since 1994.
Julie has trained with Thomas Myers, James Earls in the UK and Julie Hammond in Australia. Julie is a fully certified Anatomy Trains Teacher, and a KMI structural Integration Practitioner. She regularly assists during Thomas Myers KMI trainings and other Fascia related workshops in Australia & New Zealand and is a big asset for the Australian Team. Julie will be venturing into the world of co teaching and solo teaching for Anatomy Trains very soon!
Additionally; she has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years, training with Polestar Pilates and is a fully certified APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) instructor.
Casey Gordon - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher
Casey is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, graduating in 2014 in Australia with Julie Hammond.
Casey is also a certified Anatomy Trains Teacher and has assisted many of our courses within Australia & New Zealand, from Anatomy Trains to the full KMI Training Program.
Casey also works at Bodywork Integration Clinic, in Secret Harbour, Perth, and enjoys all aspects of her work. She is passionate and determined and has proven to be a real asset to the team.
Maree Clayton - Assistant
Maree Clayton is a certified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, graduating in June 2015 in Australia with Julie Hammond. Maree is also a Personal Trainer and Remedial Massage Therapist having ran her own clinic, with her husband Chris since 2003.
Working in Toowoomba has given Maree the ability to build a wide Allied Health Professional Network in order to utilize a holistic approach, as she views communication between modalities is vital for a positive outcome for her clients.
Maree has had the opportunity to assist during the KMI SI Training in 2016 and is hoping to continue on this path of learning and growth.
Gina Richter - Assistant
Gina is a Massage Therapist and Pilates Instructor, Gina is also currently undergoing her KMI Part 3 training in Australia, with Lou Benson & Julie Hammond and is due to graduate in June 2017.
Gina has assisted on a few workshops with us in 2016 and we look forward to her continuing on this learning path, within our team, this year and beyond.
Chris Clayton - Assistant
Chris owns and runs a Remedial Therapy Clinic in Toowoomba, with his wife Maree, Chris's work focus is on remedial movement and fitness therapy. Chris has extensive knowledge in this area, having been involved in the industry for the past 35 years.
Chris has traveled with the Anatomy Trains Team assisting and absorbing knowledge and we look forward to Chris assisting on many courses in 2017 and beyond.
Chris is due to qualify as a KMI Structural Integration Practitioner in 2017
Hazel Boot - Assistant
Hazel has a BPhED in Exercise and Sports Science and is also a KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, having qualified in June 2015 with Julie Hammond in Australia.
Hazel has assisted with our team in both Australia & New Zealand and is keen to continue her learning and assisting in 2017 and beyond, we welcome her and look forwent to working with her in the near future.
Nikita Hill - Assistant
Nikita is a Remedial Massage Therapist and a qualified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, having graduated in Australia with Julie Hammond in June 2015.
Nikita has just started assisting for the Anatomy Trains team and is a welcome addition. We look forward to watching Nikita's progress this year and beyond.
Silvia Gonzalez-Quinones - Assistant
Silvia is a Physiotherapist and a qualified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner, having graduated in Australia with Julie Hammond in June 2015.
Silvia became a member of the Anatomy Trains assisting team in 2016 and we are looking forward to working more with Sylvia in the near future.
Neville Dunne - Assistant
Neville has been a practising Bodywork Therapist since 2001. Over this time he has gained many years of experience and honed his skills and expertise as a Structural Bodywork Therapist. His curiosity of the human anatomy has set him on a journey to help his clients reach their unique structural pattern.
Neville is a great addition to the Anatomy Trains assisting team and we look forward to working with Neville in the near future.
Kelly Dawson - Assistant
Kelly is a qualified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner and Remedial Massage Therapist, graduating with Julie Hammond, in Australia in June 2015.
Kelly has assisted for us in 2016 and we look forward to Kelly working with the Anatomy Trains Team more in 2017 and beyond.