Meet the Team


Thomas Myers - Global Director

The originator of the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians

Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. 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 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. 

Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed),  co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-oriented professional groups. 

Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his faculty conduct professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.

Practitioner - Julie Hammond

Julie Hammond - Director & Lead Teacher Australia & New Zealand

Director Anatomy Trains Australia and New Zealand

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
  • Structural Essentials (ATSI Part 1)
  • Structural Strategies (ATSI Part 2)
  • Structural Integration (ATSI Part 3)

Julie Hammond  lives in Western Australia with her husband and 3 children. She is Director and lead teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia and NZ. Julie has been a bodyworker for the last 20 years and is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and Teacher, certified to teach the entire Anatomy Trains Structural Integration programme. Julie also designs and edits the Anatomy Trains E magazine.

Julie has trained with some of the best names in the industry and has been heavily influenced by Tom Myers and Judith Aston’s work. She has a passion for anatomy and has participated in many dissections to increase her knowledge of the human body. She loves working with the feet, pelvis and jaw and is fascinated with the connection each of these parts of the body.

Julie also has a passion for gait and in her sessions looks at functional movement and gait. She is currently looking at the connection between pelvic floor health and arch support, or lack of, and how she can help women improve the function of the pelvis from the ground up.


Rachel Sampol - Administration & Marketing Officer

Rachel Sampol grew up in The Netherlands where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business & Languages and started her career within the sports industry. She moved to Australia in 2009 where she continued to pursue her Marketing career.

She started working at Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand in 2019 after a career break to start a family. In her spare time, Rachel loves to practice Pilates and spend time outdoors in beautiful Perth, Australia, together with her partner and 2 children.


Julie Mower - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
  • Structural Essentials (ATSI Part 1)
  • Structural Strategies (ATSI Part 2)

Julie Mower has been working in the health and fitness industry since 1994. She has trained with both Thomas Myers and James Earls in the UK, is a fully certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and is an assistant during Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains Structural Integration trainings and other fascia-related workshops in Australia.

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, specializing in long-term chronic pain. Julie lives and works on the Gold Coast.

Chris Clayton - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
  • Anatomy Trains in Training
  • Structural Essentials (ATSI Part 1)

Chris Clayton lives in Southeast Queensland Australia, where he and his wife Maree operate their Structural Integration and remedial therapy Clinic in the regional City of Toowoomba. Chris is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator and a movement therapist where he practices structural integration and implements Anatomy Trains in Training concepts as the backbone of his movement therapy strategy.

Chris’ first love was and still is the martial arts, where he teaches for free and strives to be a perpetual student, a journey that has spanned 42 years or more so far. It was in his early years of training, where he saw his martial arts instructor successfully treat fellow students when they presented at class with basic injuries. Chris was immediately profoundly interested in what he saw, when he asked his teacher what he could do to follow the healer’s path, his teacher pointed him to anatomy, Chris has been following that advice ever since.

Chris has been in the coaching/training industry for over 35 years and holds Diplomas in Sport Development, Sport Coaching and Fitness. Since 2007, Chris has taught Sport Coaching and Fitness qualifications for the Australian College of Sport Development and YMCA Brisbane as an industry partner for over a decade before becoming an Anatomy Trains Certified Teacher. Over time, it became ever more apparent, that the best way to improve an athlete or client was to be able improve them where they were most vulnerable. This led Chris to continue his learning and integrate manual therapy into his work, eventually resulting in Chris becoming an ATSI practitioner. Chris has toured with AP Lindberg of Anatomy Trains in Training in Australia and Asia in June/July 2017/18. Recently Chris has also been teaching regularly in Singapore. Like most therapists, Chris just likes to help people feel better and most days he will be found happily working with his clients at his clinic.

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Alexa Nehter - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
  • Structural Essentials (ATSI Part I)

Alexa Nehter is an Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Practitioner, an Anatomy Trains Certified Teacher, experienced yoga instructor, and Slings Myofascial Training Teacher, known for her accessibility, dedication for teaching and her insatiable passion for the human body in motion.

The German native graduated from the European University of Flensburg with a double degree in Physical Education (major Sport Psychology) and Biology (major Human Biology) before moving to Australia, where she trained with Anatomy Trains under the tutelage of Julie Hammond and Lou Benson; and soon after with the art of motion Academy under Muriel Morwitzer and Karin Gurtner.

Alexa has worked as a senior high school teacher, as well as a movement educator since 2008, teaching at conferences and festivals internationally, leading fascia-focused yoga teacher trainings, workshops and wellness retreats, which naturally lead her to the work of Tom Myers and Karin Gurtner.

Today, if not traveling and teaching for Anatomy Trains Australia and art of motion, Alexa enjoys the ocean and the Karri forests of the beautiful Southwest coast of Western Australia, where she offers her services in a small, lively practice. Working with her clients Alexa combines the very specific, yet very holistic aspects of AT Structural Integration and Slings myofascial training.


Maree Clayton - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
  • ATSI Part I Structural Essentials

Maree Clayton is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Practitioner graduating in June 2015 in Australia with Julie Hammond and a Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher.

Maree is also a Personal Trainer and Remedial Massage Therapist having operated 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 and teach during the years of ATSI training and has a wealth of knowledge.



Alexia Langley - Certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

Alexia Langley lives in the Perth Hills in Western Australia, where she runs her own health business which combines both remedial and naturopathic services to her clients.  After spending 15 years in the IT industry, Alexia decided she wanted to do more meaningful work, and so went to study Naturopathy.

As part of her Naturopath course she was introduced to massage, was surprised at how much she enjoyed the work, so after completing her Naturopath qualification continued straight on to study remedial massage.  Inspired by her myofascial release lecturer and wanting to keep learning and seeing more about people’s movement and body patterns (and not just “massage” people), Alexia then jumped straight from her remedial massage qualification in to an Anatomy Trains workshop, realised that it opened up many more questions and possibilities, and went through the whole Structural Integration training immediately following the completion of her remedial massage course.

Under the support and guidance of Julie Hammond, Alexia then went on to assist in Anatomy Trains workshops.  She believes that assisting is not just about learning to be a teacher, but continuing to learn, explore and dive deeper into the world of not just Anatomy Trains, but anatomy, the human body, and connecting it all together.  Assisting has enhanced her understanding, helped her see and feel more in her practice.

Alexia enjoys CrossFit in her spare time and is constantly taking what she learns about movement in the sport, and what she learns within the Anatomy Trains concepts, and puts them together both for her clients and for her to continue to learn more about movement patterns, and loves to use all the information she learns to teach her clients about their own bodies.

She has recognised that she is very much a problem solver, and has loved the change from problem solving machines, to problem solving the complex and exciting world of the human body in a holistic way.


Lewis Loder

Lewis Loder - Trainee Teacher

Lewis Loder lives in Western Australia and treats in clinic in the Fremantle area. Lewis is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) Practitioner and Assistant Teacher.

Lewis was introduced to the field of Structural Integration through the ATSI 12 session series with Director of Anatomy Trains Australia Julie Hammond. The experience had quite a profound effect, it completely resolved his chronic lower back pain and inspired him to become an ATSI practitioner and teacher.

Lewis has trained under Julie Hammond and is influenced by the work of Tom Myers. He has a passion for sharing all things anatomy and movement, as a teacher and in clinical practice.

Outside of the clinic and classroom you will find Lewis at the beach on his stand-up paddle board. Or in nature, either exploring a hiking trail in the Perth hills or challenging his body and mind rock climbing.

Quentin Yau

Quentin Yau - Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher

Certified to teach:

  • Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

Quentin Yau's dedication to understanding the intricate connections within the human body led him to embark on his journey with Anatomy Trains in 2008. Under the guidance of Julie Hammond, Quentin had completed his training as an ATSI practitioner in 2012

Armed with this profound understanding of the body's fascial network, Quentin seamlessly integrated the principles of Anatomy Trains into his clinical practice. His expertise in manual therapy, structural integration, and movement reeducation was further enriched by his immersion in this holistic approach to anatomy.

With a Master of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Health Sciences as his foundation, Quentin's commitment to excellence and ongoing learning has established him as a respected figure in the field. As a clinical educator and guest lecturer in MSc courses, Quentin shares his insights and expertise, empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.

His dedication to understanding the body's interconnectedness and his commitment to excellence make him a local icon in the field of sports medicine and beyond.


Ms. Kristo Shum - Trainee Teacher

Kristo Shum is a skilled physiotherapist and holds certifications as a Structural Integration Practitioner, Clinical Pilates Instructor, and GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® Movement Instructor.

With her extensive experience in human movement analysis and sports rehabilitation, Kristo is adept at utilizing diverse therapeutic techniques to address injuries. She is proficient in managing initial injuries and providing sports-specific rehabilitation, facilitating individuals' return to their respective sports and activities.

Moreover, Kristo specializes in Structural Integration, a holistic approach that combines hands-on therapy, movement, and body awareness. This method effectively manipulates soft tissues to align the body, resulting in enhanced movement capabilities and improved posture.