Events & Conferences

From Heart to Hands: Discovering Inner Ease, Courage, and Belonging


Come home to your body and right into the heart of your core expression at the exclusive mountain retreat with Tom Myers and Karin Gurtner.

Through inspiring lectures and intelligent movement practices, you will discover and experience the distinct kinaesthetic qualities of each of the Anatomy Trains lines in our ’neuro-myo-fascial’ web, therefore greater vitality within yourself.

In the centre of our awareness is the somatic ‘truth speaker’, the Deep Front Line, along with the ‘embracers’ and ‘boundary keepers’ who connect us to the world, the Arm Lines. Further explorations will integrate the ‘grounded uplifter’, ‘proactive doer’, ‘sensuous perceiver’, and ‘dynamic energy regulator’ within you. Re-emerge from this retreat with gentle self-determination and home practices to nurture your inner ease, courage, and belonging from your heart to your hands.

Specials for You

  • Two dinners with Tom and Karin
  • Slings Myofascial Training Tool Set as a gift (value CHF 79.00)
  • Mountain retreat home practice video as a gift (unique in its value)


6 - 8 December 2021

The second retreat with Karin and Tom is fully booked. You can enrol on the waiting list.

Enrol on the waiting list for the second retreat with Karin &Tom:  6 - 8 December 2021

1 - 3 December 2021

The mountain retreat with Karin and Tom is fully booked. You can enrol on the waiting list.

Enrol on the waiting list for the retreat with Karin & Tom: 1 - 3 December 2021



Presenters Karin Gurtner, Tom Myers

1 - 3 December 2021 (fully booked - waiting list)

6 - 8 December 2021

Language English

CHF 1'200
The tuition fee covers the course cost only, not the accommodation.

Course Venue & Hotel ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel
Dorfstrasse 46
3778 Gstaad-Schönried
Room Booking

Book the room of your choice at the ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel.
The "Ermitage Gourmet Board" package includes accommodation, access to the wellness and spa area, and full board (breakfast buffet, salad buffet and soup for lunch, afternoon-cake session, 5-course dinner).

Important: When booking your room, enter the following code: Karin-Tom

Cancellation Policies:

The general terms and conditions of art of motion apply. The following is particularly important for this course.

  • art of motion is not liable for travel costs including related cancellation fees
  • In case of a COVID-related adjustment of the course content, participants will be contacted personally

Hotel room reservations and cancellations are the responsibility of the participant.

  • There is no cancellation fee for your hotel room up to 22nd of November 2021.
  • Any queries can be addressed directly to Mrs. Spycher, the event manager at the ERMITAGE Hotel:
Corona - Stay Healthy

To participate in the retreat you need a valid Covid certificate (vaccinated, recovered, tested).

Bring with You Bring your own Pilates or Yoga mat.



What to expect and look forward to.

1. Day Theme: The Heart of the Matter and Bodywide Myofascial Relationships

10:00 – 13:00 Interactive lectures and practices by Tom and Karin
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Interactive lectures and practices by Tom and Karin
17:00 – 19:00 Quality you-time for wellness
19:00 Dinner with Tom and Karin

2. Day Theme: Perception of the Inner and Outer World

7:00 – 8:00 Slings Myofascial Training master class with Karin
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 13:00 Interactive lectures and practices by Tom and Karin
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Interactive lectures and practices by Tom and Karin
16:00 – 19:00 Quality you-time for wellness
19:00 Dinner with Tom and Karin

3. Day Theme: Feeling of Inner Ease & Gentle Self-Determination

7:00 – 8:00 Slings Myofascial Training master class with Karin
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 13:00 Interactive lectures and practices by Tom and Karin
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00

Lectures by Tom and a take-home practice by Karin

We invite you to make space for a new way of being as we begin reaching out again to connect ever more authentically with others. Where better than in this exclusive, nourishing mountain retreat with embodiment masters Karin and Tom.

Book your retreat with Karin & Tom



Past Webinars & Conferences

About the congress Website
Where: Online


Date: 18 - 19 September 2021
Program: Program
Movement break Karin Gurtner, Alan Herdman, James D'Silva, Michael and Ton, and many more
Organiser: The Pilates Platform

The World Congress of Fascia is aiming to share knowledge about fascia in its various aspects: microscopic, embryological, anatomical, evaluation, treatment and movement.

About the congress


Where: Online

Presentations in different languages, simultaneous translation Brazilian-Portuguese.

Date: 12 - 15 August 2021
Program: Program
Movement break Karin Gurtner, Thomas Myers, Robert Schleip, Andrzej Pilat, Carla Stecco, David Lesondak, Catarina Fede und viele mehr
Organiser: Fabiana Silva (Cirklo), Cristiano Queiroz and Leonardo Sette (ABFascias)


Interested in updating your fascia knowledge related to sports and movement?

The 4-annual congress ‚Connective Tissues in Sports Medicine‘ will be conducted as an online event this year, thereby allowing for a much wider international participation. 

Hosted by our faculty member Robert Schleip PhS and his colleagues at the Technical University of Munich/Germany, the focus of this high quality educational event is on the latest insights about the role of fascial tissues in sports and movement. The impressive list of keynote speakers includes Daniel Lieberman (Harvard Univ.), Carla Stecco (Padua), Paul Hodges (Brisbane), Keith Baar (Davis Univ., Calif.), Irene Davis (Harvard Med. School), Mette Hansen and Michael Kjaer from Copenhagen, Adamantios Arampatzis (Berlin) and many more. 

Participants can attend in real time during the two online event days March 26th-27th 2021, but can also watch the related recordings with any time delay between a few minutes later and up to 6 months afterwards.

Where: Online
Date: 26 - 27 March 2021
Program: Program
Movement break Slings Myofascial Training lesson by Karin Gurtner
Organiser: Conservative and Rehabilitative Orthopedics Technical University of Munich
15% discount

Coupon code: connect-aom

Special bonus: when mentioning the coupon code ‚connect-aom‘ at registration, you will receive a 15% discount.


Women for Women. Join internationally renowned female presenters and learn more about the wonders of the female body from fascia research and fascia-focussed movement.


Karin Gurtner, Carla Stecco, Caterina Fede, Melanie Morin, Guan Ling, Alison Slater, Anna Maria Vitali, Jo Phee, Beatrix Baumgartner, Daniela Meinl

Where: Online
Date: Saturday, 20 March 2021
Program: Schedule (PDF)
Organiser: Fisciamente Formazione


Join a host of international and highly regarded educators for this years Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand Summer School!

Presenter: Karin Gurtner
Where: Online
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Times: 3.00pm - 5.00pm AWST
Topic: Structural Integration Through Resource-Oriented Movement
Organiser: Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand


Tom Myers and the Anatomy Trains team have created a special event to show deep appreciation, and are thrilled to invite you to the Anatomy Trains 12 Days of Christmas Masterclass Series, showcasing world-renowned thought leaders in fascia, anatomy, and body-minded movement. With this amazing lineup, it will be hard to pick just one to attend!


Tom Myers, Karin Gurtner, David Lesondak, Dr. Jaap Van der Wal,  Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dr. Peter Levine, Andrzej Pilat, Dr. Neil Theise, Dr. Carla Stecco, Wojtek Cackowski, Dr. Meredith Stephens, Eric Franklin, Julie Hammond, Dr. Robert Schleip, Jill Miller, James Nestor

Where Online
When 26 December 2020 - 6 January 2021
Organiser Anatomy Trains


Slings Master Class with Karin

Presenter: Karin Gurtner
Date: Friday, 18 December 2020
Times: 16:00 – 17:30 (Swiss time)
Price: CHF 35 (+ CHF 2.69 fee)
Recording: Access for one week

Don’t miss this incredible online event:

18 International presenters from Europe and America will drive you through the new researches on the role of Fascia in Movement and Sport.

Robert Schleip, Carla Stecco, Karin Gurtner, Antonio Stecco, Adamantios Arampatzis, Andrzej Pilat, Bernardo Neme Ide, James Earls, Jan-Paul Van Wingerden, Jan Wilke, Mette Hansen, Keith Baar, Sérgio Fonseca, Anna Maria Vitali, Divo Muller, Johannes Freiberg, John Sharkey, Laurice Nemetz

Where Online
When 12 - 13 December 2020
Organiser Fisicamente Formazione
Program Schedule (PDF)
15%-Discount Code  art-of-motion


Move or Glue - Congresso 100% Prático da Fáscia

Where: Live Online
When: 5 December 2020
Presenter: Stephanie Ross-Russell
Topic: Slings Myofascial Training


Webinar Tom Myers & Karin Gurtner

Join Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and pioneer of Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Myofascial Training Karin Gurtner for this exciting one-day event where you will explore the Deep Front Line and a new concept of core connection. Sharing their profound understanding of structural integration and resource-oriented movement, Tom and Karin will weave their unique collective wisdom together providing an experiential immersion into myofascial anatomy.

Where: Live Online by Practica
When: 22 November 2020
Presenter: Karin Gurtner, Tom Myers
Topic: The Deep Front Line - A New Concept of Core


The Embodiment Conference

Making embodied wisdom available to everyone, everywhere, free of charge. An online conference and more than that…
a kickstart to a global movement. Embodiment is about making friends with your body, and feeling at home in your skin. The conference will give you free access to the top teachers in the field, offer a community of support, and be a huge global party to be remembered.

Where: Online
When: 23 October 2020
Presenter: Karin Gurtner

Interoceptive Soundscape: Fine-Tuning Inner Ease


Australian Fascia Symposium

Globally renowned Fascia Research presenters. Pre & Post conference workshops.

Where: Online on Zoom
When: 18 - 20 September 2020
Presenter: Karin Gurtner
Topic: Adductor Magnus: Pathway to the Pelvic Floor


Summer School München

Auch 2020 werden wir wieder das Ende des Sommers nutzen, um intensiv zu lernen, uns auf den neusten Stand der Wissenschaft zu bringen und die aktuellen Trends zu erfahren.

Where: online
When:      21 September 2020
Organiser: Summer School München
Presenter: Stephanie Ludwig
Topic: Zeitgenössisches Pilates Flow - dynamische Stabilität
Slings Myofasciales Training - Anatomy Trains In Motion


Conscious Movement Conference

These weekends are about expanding our knowledge within our respective disciplines… but also about exploring other movements and concepts, networking with other professionals, learning and growing, evolving ourselves in the process and above all…. having fun!

Where: Cape Town, South Africa
When:      21 - 23 February 2020
Presenter: Anneke Kruger
Topic: Slings In Motion: Vitality with Fascial Movement