Michael Watson is a certified Anatomy Trains® educator, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and esteemed movement specialist. His 23 years’ experience in sports science, Structural Integration, Pilates and Yoga takes him from Bali to Budapest teaching the interconnectedness of movement and health.
Beyond Yoga, Pilates and ATSI teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.
Michael has been a guest speaker at numerous conventions worldwide. Recent notable appearances include: TherapyExpo (2016/17/18) British Fascial Symposium (2014), Fit Pro Convention (2014), San Francisco State University (2009)
Course Dates for 2019:
‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’ Amsterdam, Netherlands, Feb 8-10 2019
‘Arches & Legs’ North London School of Sports Massage, London, UK, Feb 13-15, 2019
‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’ Bonaire, Caribbean. Feb 22-24, 2019
‘Shoulders & Arms’ Geneva Switzerland, March 2-3, 2019
‘Structural Essential Part II’ Dortmund, Germany, March 7-17 2019
‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’ Dubai, UAE March 21-23, 2019
‘Arches & Legs’ Amsterdam, Netherlands March 29-31, 2019
‘Fans of the Hip’ North London School of Sports Massage, London, UK. April 2-4, 2019
‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’ Vienna, Austria. April 12-14, 2019
Singapore April 25-20. Course to be announced
Bangkok May 2-8 Courses to be announced
Shanghai May 24-26
Beijing 1-6 June
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration ATSI (formerly KMI -Kinesis Myofascial Integration)
ATSI springs from the pioneering work of Dr Ida P Rolf, as developed, by Thomas Myers. ATSI consists of a multi-session protocol (usually 12) of deep, slow fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education. The design of ATSI is to unwind the strain patterns residing in your body’s locomotors system, restoring it to its natural balance, alignment, length and ease. Common strain patterns come about from inefficient movement habits, and our body’s response to poorly designed cars, desks, telephones and airplanes etc. ATSI is designed to unwind this process and reduce structural stress.
2019 Dates and Location:
Amsterdam Feb 11-12
Zurich Feb 28 - March 1
Zurich March 4-5
Amsterdam March 26-28
Bermuda Apr 15-22
Bermuda May 10-21
Bermuda Mentorship program
Looking to gain knowledge in anatomy and how to apply anatomical principles to movement and manual therapy?
Michael Watson is offering a rare opportunity to study privately with him in his home country of Bermuda, a beautiful island paradise.
Using a mentorship approach to learning, participants will receive private one on one sessions with Michael discussing and learning around the chosen subject of study. These subject areas can be tailored to your own interest field of expertise. Areas of consideration may included improving manual techniques, structural analysis and posture correction through movement, strategy and protocols for working with injuries and functional movement.
Participants will also receive up to 3 private sessions of Structural Bodywork as part of the week long, 7 day program.
Longer programs are available upon request.
To Be Announced
Michael’s career experience spans over 20 years. Take advantage of this knowledge and bring your teaching and practice to a new level.
Cost: US$1950 (does not include flight or accommodation)