25 May 2024 (14 days)

  • 25-05-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 26-05-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 27-05-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 28-05-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 29-05-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 30-05-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 31-05-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 02-06-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 03-06-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 04-06-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 05-06-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 06-06-2024: 09:00 - 18:00
  • 07-06-2024: 09:00 - 17:30
  • 08-06-2024: 09:00 - 18:00


  • Belcampo de Wissel
  • Michael Watson
  • English
  • 113 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen)

Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) Part 1

Structural Essentials


Course Description

We all have our own learning styles - for some, weekends spread over the year works best; others prefer to do it all in one go. So we decided to give you both options! For the first time in Europe, we are offering you the full SE series, all 6 courses, in one go. This means less traveling, less weekends away from your family, and the chance to spend 2 weeks immersed in the Anatomy Trains world.

Students will learn fascial touch, anatomy, manual therapy techniques, body mechanics, BodyReading, and the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians based on the work of Tom Myers.

What are the Structural Essentials?

These regional intensives combine global postural assessment with movement and manual techniques for efficient and long-lasting results. Each of the 6 SE classes is based on consistent functional movement concepts, applied to everyday movement and our new understanding of myofascial efficiency and whole body response. Important research findings are integrated into the presentations, along with cutting-edge applications that can be used for clients on your next day in clinic.

Choose a Track:

  • Structural Essentials Intensive (this course) OR
  • Structural Essentials Short Courses (6)

If you cannot commit to the 15 day in-person intensive option (ATSI Part I) you must complete the six short weekend courses at your own discretion.

Check our calendar or Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Part I page for dates. 


You must have completed Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function (ATSF) to participate in this course. Once you have completed ATSF, you are eligible to take all 6 Structural Essentials courses. These can be taken in any order, or as one intensive format in our ATSI Part 1 course. The 6 ATSE courses are:

  1. Arches & Legs
  2. Fans of the Hip
  3. Abdomen, Breath and Chest
  4. Tensegrity Spine
  5. Shoulders and Arms
  6. Head, Neck and Jaw


This course is accredited by Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie for 113 points and Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie (Vakinhoudelijk algemeen) for 48 points.

Meet your Teacher(s)

This course is will be taught by either Michael Watson or Don Thompson, depending on the date.

Recommended Literature

This course is based on the myofascial meridians outlined in the book, "Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals" by Thomas Myers. We highly recommend reading this book before your course if you have not already.

The fascial release techniques you will learn in this course stem from the book, "Fascial Release for Structural Balance" by James Earls & Thomas Myers.

If you'd like more information about the concept of BodyReading, we recommend "BodyReading: Visual Assessment and the Anatomy Trains," by Thomas Myers.


Part I is only offered in Amsterdam at the mid 19th century building, De Roos, with a beautiful view of the Vondelpark.

View the course page to see all available dates.

Language of Instruction

This course is taught in English. 🇬🇧


Next Steps

Once you have completed all 6 ATSE courses - either as 6 individual courses or 1 intensive format (ATSI part 1) - you are eligible to continue towards a Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certification.

The next step in this journey is: Anatomy Trains Structural Strategies (Part II): a 10 day module where you will learn to integrate the information obtained in the last 7 workshops.

The final step is: Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (Part III).

Structural Integration Certification Map

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Click here to learn more about the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certification Program.

Course planning

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Registration with coffee and tea
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