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Italian event Summer 2019-details to be announced shortly


A body in peace from a body in pieces

Presented by Clinical Anatomist

John Sharkey MSc

Workshops exploring biotensegrity informed movement and manual applications.

Join Clinical Anatomist, manual therapist, exercise physiologist John Sharkey for XXXX (TIME/HOURS?DAYS) of somatic exploration infused with the science of biotensegrity. John’s presentations revolve around his unique interpretation of biotensegrity- “anatomy for the 21st Century”,infused with a wholistic view of embryology.

Classical Anatomy is the ideal platform to demonstrate the flaws of current embryological thinking and yet point us in the direction of a new paradigm that does not require us to throw the baby out with the bathwater but does require us to retune our vision, our understanding and our appreciation of the connected oneness of all of us. Embryological considerations will inform our manual approaches and movement strategies as we explore the hierarchy, autonomy and connectiveness of our form. “From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved” (Darwin. 1859 1st Edition: On the Origin of Species). To support his manual therapy approach this bespoke workshop will utilize cadaveric images and video content from John’s highly acclaimed dissection courses held in Dundee University in Scotland.

In these workshops John will mix the art and science of bodywork with open discussion and practical applications providing explanations concerning therapeutic outcomes. Following an overview of the biotensegrity model, and its impact on manual and movement therapies, John will move to the treatment tables/floor for a dynamic practicum putting science into practice. The workshop will intersperse science, theories, evidence (some laughs along the way) and lots of “real time kinesthetic experiences” to support a visual feast with tactile knowledge of the true nature of our human architecture.

• Three days of dynamic thought provoking education

• Vital new concepts and new vision in bodywork science

• Applications to help practitioners to translate their knowledge into 21st century anatomy and physiology specific to human movement and bodywork therapy