Embodied Biotensegrity Training brings the biotensegrity paradigm beyond the intellect to one’s experience in the body. A synergy of theory, interoceptive practice, yoga philosophy and enquiry gives rise to a new understanding and experience of the body. Balance, ease, presence and wholeness arise.

Needle Tower, Snellson

Join us at Karma Teachers Vancouver April 10-14, 9am-5pm for a training that will transform the way you think about the body, and the way you practice and teach yoga.

Karma Pricing: $550-$650 sliding scale.

To register fill out this google form.
For more information, please email community@karmateachers.com

From parts to whole, from external to internal, from mechanical to dynamic. This 40 hour training teaches you the fundamentals of biotensegrity (the biodynamic architecture of living beings), introduces you to the latest in fascial research and invites you to move from inside to discover new insights into the practicing and teaching of any movement modality.

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, and the advent of biomechanics, the body has been likened to a machine with its workings conceived of as an amalgam of parts. As yogis, we experience the whole as greater than the parts, the dissolving of separation and a longing for oneness with all. Join the revolution and discover how the science of biotensegrity integrates and supports the experience and path of yoga.

We work within an overarching framework of knowledge generation (knowledge doesn’t already exist to be bestowed upon us by teachers, but rather is generated by us in community). We build on the foundations of presence (a state of being alert, aware, receptive and connected), heterarchy (a system of organization where the elements are unranked) and community (we work together towards a common goal).

We will enquire into biotensegrity, fascia, and yoga philosophy, and their integration into our individual bodies of knowledge, our unique teaching lives and our personal practices.

Understand how the models we use influence how we practice, teach and live:

Needle Tower Handstand

• Learn the limitations of traditional anatomy and biomechanics

• Learn how to build a tensegrity structure from struts and elastics

• Gain a firm foundation in biotensegrity – the new paradigm of biodynamic anatomy

• Compare and contrast human made tensegrity structures with biotensegrities – the biodynamic architecture of living things

Fascia – what it is, its function, and why it is important in the biotensegrity paradigm

• Identify different models of anatomy

• Conventional anatomy and biomechanics

• Anatomy Trains

• Integral Anatomy

• Biotensegrity and the mesokinetic organ

• Learn how new research on fascia can inform your practice and teaching

• Apply key aspects of the science of stretching to your approach creating healthy movement in the body

Yoga Philosophy

• Discover the parallels between ancient yoga philosophy and the biotensegrity paradigm.

• Our studies might include verses from:

• Patanajali’s Yoga Sutras

• The Bhagavad Gita

• The Upanishads.

Practice, feel and understand from inside

• Use new understandings of fascia and biotensegrity to inform your practice and teaching

• Cultivate an interoceptive practice to access the parasympathetic nervous system, to gain moment to moment experience of the living (fascial) matrix, and to fully appreciate the connected, whole body biotensegrity paradigm.

• Apply the principles of rooting and connecting to restore healthy balance to the living

matrix bringing healthy alignment, lightness and ease

• Use breath awareness to ignite whole body awareness

• Introduction to Gioia Irwin’s Tensegrity Repair Series

Apply knowledge of fascia and biotensegrity to teaching your usual practice

• Assessment of yoga postures – identify areas in the body with more or less tensegral balance (self assessment and student assessment)

• Learn techniques to help naturally increase the tensegral balance of the body

• Application of this work to one’s own movement practice

• Gain tools for increasing presence in teaching and learning for durable learning

Schedule: Monday April 10th-Friday April 14th 9am-5:30pm

This training is beneficial for teachers and practitioners of any movement modality. Attendance certificate granted to teachers holdings recognized foundation level qualifications. (40 Yoga Alliance CEUs)


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