Anatomy Trains 3rd Edition   Michael Watson Classroom 2   AT

 Teacher: Michael Watson







Times: 9am – 5.30pm



October/November Workshops – The Bond Company


Course OptionsDates for 2015Fees
ATI Only
Fri 30th - Sat 31st October £280 to 18/09/15, after £295
Fri 30th October - Mon 2nd November £540 to 18/09/15, after £590
The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE


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Learn about the myofascial tissue and its role in the body, see it in context and how it is interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see 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 can have many knock effects.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the first four main lines –
Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from.

This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the two days.

  • Introduce the AT lines in static posture and introduces functional movement assessment.
  • Understand many of the roles of the fascial tissues in the body
  • Introduce Tom Myers’ unique style of BodyReading, letting you clearly see skeletal relationships using the vocabulary of Bend, Tilt, Shift, and Rotate.
  • To be able to see and understand the distal influences through the body – how does the shoulder relate to the opposite foot? – and why we need to assess the whole body if we are to make a lasting change
  • Learn to accurately palpate fascial areas through feeling different qualities of tissue
  • BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the FRSB series
  • Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding.
  • To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses versus locals – AT lines versus single muscles – and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.

This will relate to the forthcoming FRSB series of regional workshops that will follow the locals more closely.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

Much more research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-building workshop.


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Teacher Bio

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.  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, KMI Structural Integration 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.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children; Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

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Due to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in the interests of the health & safety of visiting teachers and attending students, the Anatomy Trains workshops for Birmingham UK have now been rescheduled to 2021

Keep well and stay safe…..



Birmingham UK workshops

New website coming soon with details of the


‘BodyReading 101 & 102’ 

with Marius Kurkowski

19th – 20th June 2021


Take your postural assessment skills to the next level!

‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’

with Michael Watson

9th – 11th July 2021

One short course ………………………. long-lasting results for you!

‘Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials’

(Arches & Legs)

with Michael Watson

15th – 17th October 2021

Structural Essential series – intensive soft-tissue techniques.


CPD Workshops in Birmingham (UK) 2020

Simply Holistic Therapies is a small independent host located in Birmingham, West Midlands (UK), and has been working in partnership with key training providers such as Anatomy Trains and Willem Fourie of Wayforward since 2012. Co-ordinating and organising CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops with a focus on working with fascia/connective tissue.

Over the years I have been pleased to welcome many international participants, in addition to those from the UK.

CPD workshops are a great opportunity for qualified practitioners to further explore the world of fascia and myofascial connections. Enhancing your existing knowledge and skills by reviewing aspects of anatomy, physiology and pathology, conducting  detailed patient assessments/evaluations, plus learning new and effective hands-on treatment strategies, all adding a new dimension to your therapy practice.

 The photos below are from previous Birmingham (UK) courses I’ve hosted – (Photos are Copyright)


A fantastic 4 days * Body reading excellent & beneficial * Inspirational, useful techniques to apply


Great course * I’m inspired to learn more about structural & functional anatomy * Thumbs up!

It has been an eye opening course * Excellent venue & organisation





We are pleased to welcome back Michael Watson who will be teaching the following workshops:
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function 
(formerly known as ATI & ATII)
Dates: Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017
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For course booking details contact Pauline Miller – CPD Co-ordinator via:
Email: or Mobile: 07805092328