Anatomy Trains in Motion & Slings Myofascial Training
What moves us? Three words that have been on our minds for a number of years. Rather than looking for exclusive answers, we let them inspire us to create a movement concept that values science. Its called Slings because of the myofascial slings that modulate motion and the somato-psycho-emotional-social slings that motivate our movements.
Slings Myofascial Training is a continuous education system that has been designed in a modular fashion, with a predetermined education pathway. Each module is a self-contained course; when put together they form the complete Slings Myofascial Training education.
Each education module is comprised of a theoretical and practical component. The emphasis varies depending on the module. While the focus in Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Essentials lies on the more theoretical principles, practical application stands at the forefront in the Slings in Motion modules.
Regardless of the emphasis applied, your active participation in each and every course is required.
To receive a Certificate of Attainment you are required to attend a minimum of 80% of each module.
Prerequisite to participating in the Slings education is a certification in movement or a related field of health and bodywork
- art of motion Pilates Matwork Certification.
- Equivalent movement certification comprising at least 100 contact hours with a minimum of 28 hours anatomy (e.g. Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training, etc.).
- Certification in bodywork, therapy or health (e.g. structural integration, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, etc.)
- Anatomy Trains in Motion
It is important to enter the Slings training with some teaching or therapy experience and a set of exercises complementing the Slings movement repertoire.
Slings Education Pathway
The education pathway is very simple because we have set it out for you.
Slings Foundation Education
After your successful completion of the first three modules, you will receive your “Slings Certification of Completion”.
Slings Diploma training
If you attend modules 4 and 5 as well as successfully complete the Slings certification course, you will receive your “Slings Movement Diploma”.
Why is a modular education pathway set out?
- You are flexible.
- You can attend one or two modules to assure yourself of the effectiveness of Slings.
- You decide whether you want to complete the training course within six months or two years.
- You can repeat individual modules.
- You can distribute the course costs over several months or years.
- You choose dates that suit you.
Essentially Anatomy Trains in Motion is an anatomy course in which you will increase your depth of knowledge and gain a new perspective of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept in relation to body-minded movement. The course is filled with functional anatomy, movement relevant information and practical applications that not only sound good on paper, but also work well in real life.
Slings Essentials is all about fascia, its role in movement and conscious training. The course revolves around fascial architecture, relevant qualities of fascia as well as Slings philosophy, myofascial training techniques and training aims. The comprehensive information will serve as a knowledge-base for the Slings in Motion repertoire courses.
Slings in Motion I is the first of the series of Slings repertoire 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.
Slings in Motion II
Slings in Motion II is an uplifting and energizing course that guarantees functional movement fun. It focuses on the “perceptive, gently winding and unwinding” Lateral Line and the “energetic, gyrating” Spiral Line. In the spirit of structural integration and for the purpose of movement integration, Slings in Motion I exercise variations are incorporated in this course.
Slings in Motion III
Slings in Motion III is the movement gem that rounds off the first triad of Slings repertoire courses. Its stars are the “authentic and wholehearted” Deep Front Line (aka myofascial core) and the “expressive, far-reaching” Arm Lines. Staying with the theme of structural and movement integration, Slings in Motion I and II exercise variations are woven into this course.
Slings Certification Course
The Slings certification course is an assessment of your skills and knowledge as well as an opportunity to refine them, clarify questions and consolidate your understanding. The two days are a dynamic mix of teaching, moving and quizzing, essay presentations, reflections and knowledge refinement through short lectures.