Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine – ONLINE THEORY MODULES – Early Bird Price Held

Speaker: Michael Watson
Date: 10 June 2020
City: London
Country: UK
Price: Early Bird £455 before 1st May 20 and £510 thereafter
Contact: +44 28 9058 0764

Due to the unusual circumstances of the global pandemic, we are offering as much of the Anatomy Trains course as possible over live Zoom video conferencing, with time at the end of each lecture for live Q&A

We are so grateful for the participation and energy of our students as we transitioned the lecture portion of this course to a live webinar format. While there is no substitute for the experience of learning manual therapy skills guided by the inspiring Anatomy Trains global team of certified teachers, we hope you might be able to spend some time with us, during the lecture portion of this course.

Tensegrity Spine course, has 2 lectures, will be delivered over Zoom webinar video conferencing. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, here’s an easy tutorial on how to join a meeting. (link text to:

These will take place 11 – 1 pm  &  2-4 PM on 10th June

A follow up will then be scheduled when it is safe to do so to consolidate the theory with the practical aspects of the course. (course pricing includes the practical sessions) We  hope you can join us.

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Tensegrity Spine

This course examines the spine as a tensegrity truss – how the bones float within the myofascial balance. Assessment and techniques for freeing and balancing the spine address:

  • Anterior and posterior curvatures – lordosis and kyphosis
  • Side bends
  • Rotations (and counter-rotations)
  • Guy-wires on both the front and the back of the spine, and
  • Balancing trunk spinal work into the cervical spine and sacrum

Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

  1. Arches and Legs – 3 days
  2. Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
  3. Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
  4. Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
  5. Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
  6. Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days




Bookings are closed for this event.