Michael Watson is a certified Anatomy Trains® educator, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and esteemed movement specialist. His 20 years’ experience in sports science, Feldenkrais, Pilates and Yoga takes him from Bali to Budapest teaching the interconnectedness of movement and health.
Beyond Yoga, Pilates and KMI 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. Notableappearances include: Therapy Expo (2016, 2017) British Fascial Symposium (2014), Zest Pilates Conference, Moscow (2015) Fit Pro Convention (2014), San Francisco State University (2009)
ANATOMY TRAINS© workshops & information
In this exciting new and more comprehensive format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere. This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, some strategies to deal with them.
2018 Courses with Michael:
Antwerp May 31-June 3 Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
Amsterdam June 8 -10 Tensegrity of the Spine
Singapore June 14-16 Fans of the Hip
Singapore June 18-20 Abdomen, Breath and Chest.
Bangkok June 22-25 Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
Bangkok June 25-28 Arches & Legs
Kuala Lumpur July 1-3 Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
Asheville, Yoga Festival July 27-29
Amsterdam Sept 7-9 Shoulders and Arms
Zagreb Sept 14-16 Abdomen, Breath & Chest
Dortmund Sept 21-23 Fans of the Hip
Budapest Sept 29-30 Intro to Anatomy Trains
Geneva Oct 5-7 Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
Amsterdam Oct 13-14 Head, Neck & Jaw
Amsterdam Nov 1-11 Structural Essentials Certification
Dortmund Nov 17-18 Shoulders and Arms
Dormtund Dec 8-9 Tensegrity of Spine.
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.
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)