Slings Myofascial Training

Mumu and Karin art of movement academy
What moves us? Three words that have been on my mind for a number of years says Karin Gurtner, creator of the Slings courses. Rather than looking for exclusive answers, I let them inspire me to create a movement concept that values science, functional anatomy, humanness and the imponderable alike. I called it Slings because of the myofascial slings that modulate motion and the somato-psycho-emotional-social slings that motivate our movements.



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!

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.

PMA – Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Method Alliance
art of motion training in movement gmbh and art of motion Academy gmbh meet the requirements of Pilates Method Alliance to register the Slings Myofascial Training courses as Continuing Education Credits (CEC). The applicable hours, the provider number and the course number are stated on each issued certificate.

Yoga Alliance Yoga Alliance
art of motion meets the requirements of Yoga Alliance as non-Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (non-YACEP). Slings courses can be registered as non-YACEP hours directly via Yoga Alliance. The applicable number of hours is stated on each issued certificate.

Much success and boundless energy for your unique movement journey!
Karin Gurtner

“Stephanie is an incredible educator with very strong delivery of information. The course was wonderfully comprehensive. The content will enable me to expand upon my teaching repertoire with 'why' in mind. The understanding of the myofascial systems will enhance my teaching ability and improve movement in my clients.” Susie M
“Absolutely fantastic in every way. Stephanie is an encyclopedia of knowledge and created a very supportive learning environment and is so inspiring, thank you! It's an extremely rich course and I learnt so much!” Bridgid S
“I enjoyed this course very much - it was fascinating. I found it very informative, inspiring, teaching to parts of the body that require releasing to achieve stability to better ranges of movement. I learnt a new skill set to practice for myself in my own practice before incorporating it into my own classes to benefit my clients.” Marie T
“Stephanie is very knowledgeable, informative and very passionate. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Great to add a new outlook on how movement is key!” Sara E
“Fun, incredibly informative course. I feel that the course has helped me understand the function of the lines so so much and filled in a lot of gaps in knowledge I had previously. There is so much I will take from this course - one thing is incorporating the principle of glide influencing movement in the movements I teach.” Fredereka J
“Amazing and life changing - physiologically and interospectively! Stephanie is exceptionally knowledgeable but also professional. The most informative, fun, engaging and stimulating course and master class I have ever taken.” Amanda C
“Excellent delivery,pace and clarity so good Stephanie has such a depth of knowledge and imparts it in such a clear and personable way. Can be applied to so many disciplines and age groups - I want to do more!” Ann C
“Stephanie was an excellent teacher with an excellent grasp of her subject. Very professionally presented, clear and articulate instruction, good knowledge of subject. This course is a game changer for me, it will inform my body work instruction and add another layer / thread of body awareness for my clients.” Deirdre H
“in my work previously , I would have focussed more on muscular type training on specific areas of the body and this course is giving me skills to interpret how the body moves in a more holistic, connected, dynamic way and then to rehabilitate and enhance movement patterns with this in mind. Intuitively I would have known it was necessary to go this way, but I didn’t really have the theory framework. The course is very structured which I like and makes it easier to read over and assimilate course material after the course. It is evidence informed and experience based, which I also works for me to” feel” the actual movement concepts.” Catherine C (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“An amazing course - so many lightbulb moments and a great introduction to the world fo fascia. I had Mumu for all three courses and she is amazing. Great energy, clarity, knowledge and fun. It is incredibly informative and gives great depth of understanding to the the Anatomy Trains concept. There is still so much to learn but the courses give you the tools for self education and exploration.” Sarah G (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“This courses delivers thorough up to date information on a subject that has heightened my enthusiasm for what I teach. I can't wait to digest it future and apply in my daily teaching and own body explorations. It will heighten what I already teach and drive my clients wild as I introduce it more and more.” Caroline M (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“I travelled from Brazil to attend these courses. The courses helps me understand why I do things, makes me think forward in another level of knowledge and brings the Anatomy Trains concepts into real life movement. I've never felt so clear about some sequences that I did before because your intention can change everything.” Fernanda A (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“Mumu has amazing knowledge and it is generously given. The Slings courses are well structured, enthusiastically delivered with good visual presentations and manuals.” Kay K (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“I have learned so much and have so much to work with and am very excited about this journey I am taking with art of motion. The Slings Myofascial training is the missing link for me between my Pilates training, my dance training and everyday movement. It has improved my ability to teach clients awareness, mobility, glide, balance, proprioception and their interoception.” Laurie S (Slings Essentials & Slings in Motion I)
“Mumu is a really passionate, patient, interesting and clear presenter.” Julie M
“Rich, thorough, stimulating and a great balance of lecture and movement experiences.” “Excellent course. A good mix of theory and practical.” “Stephanie is incredibly knowledgeable, and very inspiring.”
“The course is very informative and detailed. Having a movement background I found it interesting to the view the body and how we move through the lines and fascial meridians. It took away some very valuable information and tools from the course.” Hayley K
“A unique and innovative way of accessing movement. From a previous clinical bias, this is wonderfully holistic.” Tricia C
“This course went way beyond my expectations and has tapped into the missing links I have been seeking to make my teaching more educations and beneficial to my clients and also myself.” “Immensely informative, excellent value for money given the content, experience and manual.”Elaine T
“Excellent course material, really well thought out manuals and some many illustrations and diagrams.” “An excellent course full of very applicable and functional content“Cait H
“I have absolutely loved this course. So much information that is relatable to my Pilates practice and teaching.” Aoife D
“The course opened up a completely new way of thinking. Kiki clearly had a great wealth of knowledge, inspirational in fact, but I found that she didn't overwhelm us. SHe gave little snippets to go away with and explore further also. It will give me a much more complete and holistic approach to movement.” Kate H
“The course exceeded what I had been expecting. It was totally engaging and everything I thought regarding anatomy has been opened up to so many more poosibilities.” Sue C
“The course more than filled my expectations, it was very detailed, layered, complex, interlaced and interconnnected - like the body. It will allow me to deepend my own bodywork process and give me some new tools and new ways to look at my clients in their movement journey.” Laurie S
“The course went really fast, I enjoyed all of it. I was definitely motivated to continue with the Slings education and Kiki was a charming teacher. The space was really wonderful to learn inver yopen and spsacious wait many tools available to support the moves and postures.” Gemma M
“Mind and body blown, cannot wait to do more. I found the course fantastic, I felt it nurtured my natural instincts. Steph was encouraging and welcoming to her beautiful studio in the heart of Dublin.” Laura Anne M