Karin's World

Karin’s real world consists of overwhelming thinking and paperwork. However, this is how she spares us. She lets us take part in her travelling, learning and teaching experiences.

Such a great extended weekend at our education base in Berne! While a very focussed group of future instructors wrapped their head around Pilates...

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A wonderfully educational day and evening full of laughter with our educators and office team – the time just went way too quickly... next time it’s...

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When 20 of us meet, good things come about – discussing educational matters and barbecuing alike. Mone and I are very happy and proud to work with...

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Brain and fascia were engaged, strengthened and stretched to equal measure in the 5 days of the Slings foundation education in Moscow. What a...

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This is learning enthusiasm: when the power temporarily went off, mobile phone lights went on and the Slings education in Moscow seamlessly...

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The first Slings Foundation Education in Russia starts tomorrow – I am very happy - thank you Elena for preparing the ground for another milestone!

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Moscow

Wonderful day in Moscow – walking and working slowly – best course preparation in a while!

 

 

 

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A new Slings in Motion ‘My Practise’ video series with Saskia Blaser and me is done and coming out soon! Even camera woman Mone immediately felt the...

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Monica Fischer Straub and I will be presenting together at the Spiraldynamik Event 2017.

For this special occasion, we filmed a series of educational...

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First art of motion FlowTonic video series with Antonia and me in the making – get your sliding pads (and adductors) ready!

 

 

 

 

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How amazing to have such talented and skilled teachers in the international art of motion education team – thank you Stephanie and Kiki, grazie...

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Grande finale after an intense week of teacher training: dining in an enchanting castle in Piacenza with Mone, Leanne, Cristina, Antonio, Stephanie,...

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Anatomy Trains in Motion teacher training week in Italy: Filming and technical support by Mone plus Skype visit from our Australian educator Bonnie.

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A summery 38° in Piacenza. Felt 45° inside of Cristina’s amazing 150m2 studio with 6m high ceilings. The 4m2 of cool tile floor were fully utilized...

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Presenting, learning, (self-)assessing at the international Anatomy Trains in Motion teacher training at Cristina’s movement palazzo aka Studio 38 in...

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Master classes, lectures, discussions – 5 days of intensive Anatomy Trains in Motion teacher training with our international art of motion teacher...

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ATiM Bahamas

In and around Nassau you not only find amazing beaches but very smart, skilled, and inquisitive Pilates teachers, physical therapists, fitness...

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A big thank you to Denise Carter for being such a great Anatomy Trains in Motion host in Bahamas – and a heartfelt thank you to Kiki for once again...

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Bahamas

I am very much looking forward to teaching Anatomy Trains in Motion at Pilates Bahamas – grazie mille Cristina for setting it in motion and thank you...

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Suvali

Reconnecting with my beautiful friend Suvali was definitely one of the very best things about being in Vancouver.

 

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Last day – for a short while only I hope - of stretching my mind in Vancouver.

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Loved where I lived in Vancouver

 

 

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I didn’t just fill pages about the benefits of movement while in Vancouver...

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Thanks to my beautiful friend Suvali I actually got to see places in and around Vancouver - I loved our hike up the Chief.

 

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ATiM Vancouver

Anatomy Trains in Motion in Vancouver – I couldn’t have wished for a better premiere in Canada! I was so warmly welcomed and for all of the 3 days...

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Vancouver

My first day (ever) in Vancouver – and what a day!

 

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Transition

In the last three and a half weeks I taught in Kazan, Moscow, Oslo and Torun, met more than 80 wonderful (without exception) movement and bodywork...

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ATiM Torun

All good things are three – that is certainly true for the 3rd Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Torun.

It’s easily explained: combine (1) a group...

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Thank you Therese Hansen for hosting Anatomy Trains in Motion in Oslo with great professionalism, care and warmth – working with you is an absolute...

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ATiM Oslo

A truly mind-expanding and invigorating Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Oslo – full of thoughtful questions, insights and moving moments! A big...

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Oslo

Liquid sunshine upon arrival in Oslo – works for me, as in, I like it here regardless of the weather and I got an extra lot of work done. It’s good to...

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Time to look behind the scenes of the grand 2-day photo shoot in Moscow with star photographer Fixu (Felix Peter) and post some fuzzy selfies. On the...

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Another one-of-a-kind photo shoot with the legendary FotoGigant Felix Peter – today in the metro system of Moscow with my talented, spontaneous and...

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Onwards and upwards with world class photographer and world class friend Felix Peter in Moscow - at the 107-meter-tall Monument to the Conquerors of...

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Enchanted Moscow – breathtaking art, architecture and sights, fragranced by the scent of lilac – truly magical …

 

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Alya Shevchenko and Lida Lavrukovich – you made me feel very, very welcome and looked after in Kazan – Спасибо!

And an additional big Спасибо Lida...

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ATiM Kazan

I have just fallen in love with another part of Russia and its people: Kazan.

What a pleasure to teach Anatomy Trains in Motion here and meet these...

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Happy in Paris

Un petit peu of work and abondamment of fun in Paris with Martina - my beautiful friend and art of motion educator in Australia.

 

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Paris

Hanging out in and around the Eiffel tower… too good!

 

 

 

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Martina and I loving every step in Paris!

 

 

 

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Joie de vivre avec Martina!

 

 

 

 

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feel Aarau

Today in Aarau: the FEEL-ing was exactly right! Great energy, wonderful people, lots of focus and just as much fun – what an amazing event!

Thank...

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There is only one person who can spend 23 days in a row in a basement with me to film educational videos and feel she is in an educational holiday...

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ELearning beta version kicked-off by Mone and first part of the new video project completed (sort of) by me – tan improved too – success in Rome!

 

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Rome

Putting good wishes out into the world at La Fontana di Trevi – and other masterpieces! And with a felt few million people visiting Rome over Easter...

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Our annual ‘Thinking Retreat’ started on Tuesday with the Colosseum in sight – a good start!

 

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Last week at our education base in Berne: 3 courses in 4 days with 65 skilled and dedicated movement professionals and physiotherapists as well as 7...

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Today at the art of motion office in Berne: celebrating the day … and more!

 

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Double course-joy at our education base in Berne last weekend: Magic Circle, Toning Balls and Roller used creatively in Contemporary Pilates & Props...

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Today we concluded the first international teacher training for Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Myofascial Training in Toledo – Monika and I feel...

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"Embodiment and dedication" were the words that kept coming to my mind throughout the Slings Foundation Education in Toledo – thank you Susan, Lucy,...

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The art of motion education team is growing! Today was the start of the first international teacher training in Toledo. Thank you Cristina (Italy),...

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Whenever I share its depth with physiotherapists, osteopaths and sport science people, I am reminded how amazing Contemporary Pilates is – and how...

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Today the first Slings Myofascial Training foundation education in Toledo starts! I am very much looking forward to (re)connecting with people from...

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Today in Toledo: Anatomy Trains in Motion special day with two special ladies – Marta and Pilar from Akrostudio (we were way too engaged to take...

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At the last minute, we added an Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Berne – and I am so glad we did! Thanks ladies for turning your schedules upside...

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The Anatomy Trains in Motion premiere in Copenhagen was one of THESE courses – where everything was just RIGHT – GREAT actually - from super host...

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After weeks of rain a glorious day in San Francisco – just before my departure, how lucky am I! Although I didn’t write the book I planned on writing,...

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The image sums up my last 5 weeks in San Francisco: writing, writing, writing.

I am just looking up briefly to apologize for not responding to any...

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Slings in Motion introduction day in Moscow: a premiere and beautiful finale of my education year! I love people whose sense of adventure moves them...

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We have reason to celebrate: the Anatomy Trains in Motion course book in Russian!! It’s exciting to see my writing in Cyrillic and I am very happy...

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ATiM Moscow

Anatomy Trains in Motion in Moscow: amazing movement professionals and therapists with lots of skills, knowledge, open mindedness, curiosity – and...

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Evening stroll in winter wonderland with my lovely Russian translator Natalia.

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When the Deep Front Line meets the Arms Lines in Slings in Motion III you never quite know what’s going to happen … the last 4 days were amazing –...

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Slings in Motion I & Slings in Motion III at our art of motion education base in Berne last week. It was moving – and educational – and an absolute...

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On the weekend we celebrated movement and a wonderful friend and art of motion educator - Rachel.

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The energy is indescribable - the Lateral Line and Spiral Line in motion never disappoint. Neither do the course participants – on the contrary, they...

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In the last 3 days our education studios in Berne were buzzing with good energy! 50 movement professionals and therapists came together to advance the...

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Bergen

Norway really suits me …..

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Bergen

Mange takk Therese for bringing Anatomy Trains in Motion to Norway and thank you for your hospitality and generosity, for great conversations and many...

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ATiM Bergen

Movement anatomy and conversations were (in the best possible way) turned upside down at the Anatomy Trains in Motion course!
I have been thoroughly...

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Usually one of us arrives when the other departs or we cross mid-air – therefore it was a great pleasure (and premiere) for once to teach in the same...

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Double the Anatomy-Trains-goodness at Pilates Zentrum Dortmund!
Anatomy Trains in Motion in one studio + Anatomy Trains Structure and Function in...

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Amsterdam

Bursts of colour and swirling leaves - European autumn really is beautiful and I certainly enjoyed my time here in Amsterdam. Besides, the long walks...

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ATiM Amsterdam

The time flew by at the Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Amsterdam …. It was such a pleasure to teach; personal setting, skilful movers and...

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Amsterdam

Work-wise it has been a rather grey-day, but city-wise it has been vibrant. Such a stunning and colourful autumn day in Amsterdam!

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Amsterdam

It has been 25 years since I have been in Amsterdam – with my then-boyfriend and now best friend Carmine. I remember having a lot of fun, dizzying...

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Now that I have seen a bit more of Madrid, El Retiro Park definitely has to be added to the places that invite taking a break for contemplation and...

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ATiM Madrid

What a Spanish premier of Anatomy Trains in Motion!The 3 days were as interactive and dynamic as Madrid is lively, as rich and educational as the food...

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Toledo

A great day spent with great people: Anatomy Trains in Motion hosts Pablo and Pilar from Akrostudio.

Tomorrow the first Anatomy Trains in Motion...

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Madrid - vibrant city and a good place for thinking outside the box and working creatively.

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It’s not only Italian coffee that is incomparable – it’s also the Anatomy Trains in Motion courses in Piacenza!

Fascia connects – on the weekend...

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Yesterday the Anatomy Trains in Motion course in London finished – describing it deserves a big word and in capital letters too: BRILLIANT! Thanks to...

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Fun with Fixu

Today star photographer Felix Peter and I wanted to go for a leisurely coffee ….. and then the usual happened – a sip of coffee and a lot of fun with...

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A big round of applause for Sue, Susanna, Saskia, Antonia and Angela for achieving their Slings Myofascial Training Diploma!! 5 exceptional women and...

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After teaching in the USA and Bali, the first education course in my homeland could not have been better! 30 amazing women from the fields of...

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Slings Myofascial Training-magic happens when a group of diverse movement teachers and structural integration practitioners from the UK,...

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Hugs & travel

Hugging the only certified Italian Anatomy Trains teacher – what an achievement, well done Cristina! Something to be celebrated properly when I am...

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The USA premiere of Anatomy Trains in Motion & Slings was 3 times special…..

Special because of the people who attended; in sum total, a wealth of...

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From the whirlwinds of Europe to the charm of the coast of Maine. It smells of forest and water – the perfect place to unwind my somewhat knotted...

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Spirit refreshed and brain disentangled (or at least less intertangled) – I am very much looking forward to tomorrow’s start of the US premier of...

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3 events in 3 countries in 3 days – it was amazing!

Friday Slings Immersion in Bregenz hosted by my wonderful friend Daniela Mayer – there was...

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Last weekend was a big educational weekend at art of motion:

 

  • Functional Pilates Choreography,
  • Pilates Essentials certifications
  • and the Slings...
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Revising my resilience article has been the final Lisboa-project. Place and timing were exactly right – nice when seemingly nonmatching ‘pieces’...

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Thinking creatively inside the box …. exactly right at times.

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Monika joined me in Lisbon for our annual thinking-retreat – it’s going well (as you can see)….

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Last year a lovely taxi driver in Scotland told me that “rain is liquid sunshine”. I loved that –I do however, love the dry kind as well.

Here an...

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Work and reverie nicely balanced …..

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Thinking well in Lisbon .... and grateful for the bursts of colour that brighten up a world that seems dark at times ……

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Slings Body Reading: recognizing structural relationships, gaining insights into the body story and developing coherent Slings movement strategies. ...

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Hands-on and hand to heart – the touching themes of last week’s art of motion education courses in Berne. Pilates Tactile Cueing to the left, Slings...

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On the weekend our educational studios in Berne were buzzing with good energy: Pilates Essentials for movement professionals to the left, Slings in...

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Pilates Essentials for Physiotherapists – what a treat to teach!

It is such a content-rich, detail-oriented 5-day education, full to the brim with...

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Embryo in Motion with Jaap van der Wal - what an extraordinary learning experience and what an extraordinary teacher, thinker, phenomenological...

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Great team

 

Like fascia, the art of motion education team is in constant motion! I loved to see and catch up with so many of my lecturers during the Slings...

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Slings in Motion I: expansive, dynamic, moving, melting. Superficial Back Line and Superficial Front Line in motion – definitely above and beyond...

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Slings Essentials education: the best way to start the week! Thanks the 24 brainy women, who absorbed buckets full of information! I admit that I...

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ATiM at my Bernese doorstep …… I have hardly ever seen 24 people move with such smooth synchronicity during the Anatomy Trains in Motion class – I was...

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Who is lucky enough to have two translators who can tactile cue, demonstrate exercises and be good company all at once! Elena, Natalia and I certainly...

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There is something about Russia …and definitely something special about the Easter Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Moscow!

Maybe the combination...

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On the map Torun looks just a step away from Bern - it’s a longish step in real life ….

No complaints though; it was easy travelling, I got a fair...

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Scandinavian yin and yang – what a fine Danish-Finnish balance! Yesterday the first Anatomy Trains in Motion course in Helsinki fin(n)ished - no...

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Here the recipe for an Italian Anatomy Trains in Motion course fantastico: 

  • Take 22 skilled and open-minded movement professionals (blend Italian,...
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At the art of motion film studio, which occassionally serves as a makeshift photo studio: Last tactile cueing photos with Antonia (gold star...

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On Thursday we had our annual art of motion team event. With about half of the team participating, we aimed to double the learning and laughing – we...

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Yesterday at the art of motion head office ...... a good day!

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Berlin had the Copenhagen-effect on me – I don’t want to leave! Although I didn’t move out of my 500 square meter ‘writing-radius’ after my birthday,...

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8 March

What a wonderful day: delicious coffee, time to ponder and wander quietly, sunshine, art and culture - my kind of birthday….. Thank you very much for...

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Last day of videoing yesterday .... for a while anyway.

Outside the art of motion film studio it had been snowing. It was lovely and lasted for at...

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On Thursday Martina and I finished the Anatomy Trains in Motion video project! I am now preparing for the biggest one starting on Monday: Slings in...

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There is one person I can think of who can work with me for 28 days in a row in a (chilly) basement, have no breaks during the day, listen to me...

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My twin sister Monika is really quite extraordinary – it’s still hard to believe that within a few months she turned the open space in the basement...

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We did it! The first part of our contemporary movement art film project is done…….

2 albums, each comprising 18 functionally choreographed movement...

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Our art of motion film project has started! I don’t know how she did it, but Monika built us a professional film studio. Daniel provided top...

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3 years ago Tom offered me to leave my footprints on his trapezius – the beginning of Anatomy Trains in Motion and a balancing act that has been...

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Here is what happens when Julie and I have an Anatomy Trains project: our brains sync. As dissection partners we revealed the abdominal layering and...

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Plenty of enlightening moments at the fascial dissection course with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia (an anatomy gem in a desert city)! Add lots of...

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One more serene beach walk and appreciative glance at the ocean today – how quickly one can fall in love with places, people, pets and life rhythms…....

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An eclectic range of work has filled my last few Californian days (diverse and slightly odd like the photo collage). The quiet before this year’s...

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Productive days in Santa Monica. Though I haven’t written THE book, but I have re-written A 70-page course book: BODY READING. It’s part of a course...

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This year I am celebrating Christmas differently..... and because my mum Marion and I would smile about the same things, I made this card:

  • The...
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10 days ago I arrived in Santa Monica with a firm plan: to complete/rewrite/write my art of motion book. Thanks to those who have been inquiring about...

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