Karin Gurtner


Proprietor, Course Developer, Author, Education Manager, Lecturer

Some Qualifications

  • Developer Contemporary Pilates method
  • Developer Slings Myofascial Training®
  • Developer Anatomy Trains in Motion®
  • Certified Anatomy Trains® lecturer
  • Certified Kinesis Myofascial Integration® Practitioner
  • Author of teaching materials and accredited Pilates educations for movement professionals and therapists
  • Developer of Certificate IV and Diploma in Contemporary Pilates (vocational training)
  • International presenter Certifed Pilates teacher for matwork, reformer and studio Pilates
  • PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Certified Pilates teacher
  • Qualification in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Certified Yoga teacher
  • Certified Gyrokinesis teacher
  • Various certificates in massage
  • Various certificates in fitness, wellness and personal training
  • Various anatomy and dissection courses with Thomas W. Myers, Andry Vleeming, Gil Hedley, Jaap van der Wal and others

Professional Memberships

  • Pilates Method Alliance German
  • Pilates Association IASI – International Association of Structural Integrators
  • IICT – International Institute for Complementary Therapists
  • Australian Fitness Network

A glimpse into the life of...

Karin is the founder and principal educator of art of motion training in movement®, a renowned training organization for Contemporary Pilates & Slings Myofascial Training based in Switzerland and Australia.

Karin developed the Certificate IV and Diploma in Contemporary Pilates, as well as a series of functional anatomy workshops.

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 Gurtner.

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 an 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 that has been wholeheartedly embraced by movement professionals and bodyworkers with a flair for movement alike.