Please note that dates have been changed to later in 2020 due to Covid-19. They may be subject to change.

Paola is host for Anatomy Trains Au & NZ in Sydney




Slings is a holistic movement concept that can be incorporated into all body-minded practices. The elaborate fascia-focused training aims for structural integration, functionality and inside-out wellbeing through conscious movement. High aspirations that come with short-term and long-lasting benefits!

The Slings Myofascial Pathway is created by art of motion Academy and run by Anatomy Trains AU & NZ in Australia.

A word from Karin Gurtner, creator of Slings Myofascial Training®

"Since 2008 I have developed the Slings movement concept – and I dare say that it is unique in its composition. The guiding principles and applied myofascial training techniques are science-informed and experience-led, which provides a sound base to move from. The exercise repertoire and sequences have been successfully practiced and taught by myself (of course), art of motion educators and the teachers and therapists who completed the Slings foundation education or achieved their diploma. It works a treat and quite frankly, we are proud of our participants who have ventured into this new movement world with us. 


If you are interested in understanding the complexity of the fascial system in-depth in relation to movement and adding a new dimension to your practice and the practice of your clients, then the Slings Myofascial Training education is for you.

Tom Myers and Karin Gurtner

A word from Tom Myers


“The Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridian map came out in 2001, and has rapidly become widely used (and occasionally misused) in the bodywork and movement world. Linking the muscles together through the fascial fabric allows us to understand the anatomy of posture and functional movement in a more holistic way than the piecemeal ‘origin-insertion-action-innervation’ study that has occupied kinesiologists for the last hundred years.

I am very pleased to put our ‘stamp of approval’ on the concepts and practical work Karin Gurtner has developed - Anatomy Trains in Motion. Karin combines a deep understanding of contemporary movement - especially Pilates, yoga, and mind-body training - together with years of immersion in the Anatomy Trains set of ideas. The result is a benefit to you: Good, sound movement practices, presented clearly and progressively, always within the context of balancing the lines and building integrated movement.

You can approach this work with confidence. It has been thoroughly researched and tested by Karin in her classes, and exemplifies the kind of whole-body involvement and deep inner balance that we at Anatomy Trains are enthusiastic to spread to the children, mothers, and movers of this world.”


  • Slings Body Reading & Movement Strategies (1)
    Sancta Sophia College
    13 Aug, 9:00 am – 15 Aug, 5:00 pm
    Sancta Sophia College, 8 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
    Train the eye to recognising bony relationships and myofascial strain, as well as the body-wide effects of localised patterns. Based on seven clearly-defined body reading steps, you can define aims for posture-based training and put them into practice with the help of Slings exercises.
  • Anatomy Trains in Motion (1)
    Sancta Sophia College
    20 Aug, 9:00 am – 22 Aug, 5:00 pm
    Sancta Sophia College, 8 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
    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.
  • TBD
    Slings In Motion I
    Postponed to 2021
    Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia
    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.
  • TBD
    Slings Essentials
    Postponed to 2021
    Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia
    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

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