Slings Essentials

Slings Essentials is an in-depth course designed for movement professionals, bodyworkers, physical therapists, and practitioners from various psychosomatic fields. It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of fascia in motion. Central to the course are 12 distinct properties of the fascial system, their roles in maintaining body-mind integrity, and methods for consciously training them through a multidimensional movement practice.

Within the framework of Resource-Oriented Integrative Movement, Slings Essentials presents a health-centred, unifying, and inclusive approach. Embedded in this framework are 6 guiding principles, the essential self of the body-mind, and the 8 benefits of the practice that enhance vitality and promote a long health-span.

After delving into the holistic aspects and architecture of the fascial system, the core of the course unfolds: the science-informed 12 fascial movement qualities. From these qualities emerge 12 myofascial training techniques and 12 specific training aims

A dynamic blend of master classes, interactive lectures, demonstrations, and short practices facilitates intellectual comprehension, experiencing, and embodiment alike.

Slings Essentials not only provides the 'story' but also answers the 'why' of a holistic fascia-focussed movement practice. Understanding the featured fascial movement qualities, training techniques, and training aims illuminates the reasons behind exercise selection and execution, variations, breathing patterns, and the use of props, making them clear and modifiable. The physical and psychosomatic benefits are emphasized equally.

Understanding Slings Essentials enables working with the fascial system in a deliberate manner, allowing individuals to make an active contribution to be the maximizing of their being.

Self-contained Course & Part of the Slings Diploma

Slings Essentials is both a stand-alone course and an integral part of the Slings Myofascial Training Diploma programme. In conjunction with Anatomy Trains in Motion, it serves as the foundation for the Slings in Motion repertoire courses.


Learning Objectives and Goals

By participating in this course, you will:

  1. Understand Resource-Oriented Integrative Movement as the framework for Slings Myofascial Training.
  2. Understand the 6 guiding principles of Slings Myofascial Training and their practical value.
  3. Understand the 8 overarching aims of Slings Myofascial Training and their value for body-mind vitality and integrity.
  4. Understand the definitions of fascia and the fascial system as well as architectural features.
  5. Understand, experience, and embody 12 fascial movement qualities.
  6. Understand, experience, and embody 12 myofascial training techniques.
  7. Understand 12 specific training aims.
  8. Engage in master classes and short practices that integrate all the course components.
  9. Gain invaluable tools for adding a new fascia-focussed dimension to your movement classes, bodywork, or therapy sessions.
  10. Enhance your body-mind vitality.

Training Equipment

If you join this course live online, have the following training equipment ready:

General Conditions

Duration: 21 hours
Self-study time: 60 hours
Prerequisite: Certification in a movement modality 
(Pilates, Yoga, personal training) or therapy (physiotherapy, etc.)
Certificate: Certificate of Participation

Mandatory Literature

Slings Essentials: Resourced-Oriented, Integrative Learning (Slings Myofascial Training®)

The book is available on Amazon, for example on

Optional Learning Material

Slings Essentials Embodiment - Educational Video Library (on Vimeo)

Available Course Formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Live Online

Have a look at the live online course schedule

Self-study Online Learning

Have a look at the self-study online learning course.

Karin Gurtner about Slings Essentials, accompanied by Antonia and Simone