Slings Myofascial Training® | Studio Živa


Find out whether myofascial training is right for you.

Slings Myofascial Training is the workout for you if you answer yes to at least one of the following questions:

Would you like your training to be based on the latest scientific research?
Would you like a holistic approach to training your body and mind?
Do you want to elevate your physical fitness?
Would you like to improve your movement patterns?
Would you like to achieve a proper, balanced posture?
Would you like walk more briskly?
Do you want to put some pep in your step?
Do you want to be more mindful of your body from within? Feel it from head to toe?
Are you interested in the functional anatomy of the human body?

Slings Myofascial Training is a workout or the art of motion designed by Karin Gurtner, art of motion (Switzerland), that draws from the concept of Anatomy Trains, a method developed by Thomas W. Myers. The method makes use of the latest findings concerning fascia and kinesiology.

Slings Myofascial Training is a holistic approach to the training of body and mind. The main goals are: balanced posture, movement efficiency, increased life energy, vitality, and body/mind awareness.

A flow of contrasting sequences of motion include dynamic and rhythmic patterns as well as slow movements, melting and softening poses that are held for longer periods of time.

What is fascia?

Fascia is a multidimensional grid of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other tissues of the body. It stretches and extends into every part of our body. Fascia is the largest sensory organ. Human body is a functional unit in which every region is in communication with another through the fascial network. Fascia is the layer of tissue that primarily determines the shape of a body.

The objectives of Slings Myofascial Training are:

• dynamic stability
• multidimensional strength
• functional flexibility
• elasticity, adaptability and resilience of the fascial system
• tissue hydration and facilitation of fascial gliding
• vitality
• bodily/kinaesthetic intelligence
• bodily confidence and somatic trust
• and most importantly: desire to move

Slings Myofascial Training is performed on yoga mats. In my studio, I apply the principles of Slings Myofascial Training to the workout on the Pilates equipment as well. Thus ensuring a faster progress. Massage balls are used for additional stimulation and hydration of the connective tissues.

I have successfully used this method on adult clients aged 20 to 80+ years.