Creating Conditions for Restoring Cellular Communication
with Anastasi Siotas and John Sharkey
Feldenkrais meets Biotensegrity.
Or is it the other way around? Or maybe it is all in the same oneness.
These two master teachers came together for the first time and created this exclusive course for Future Life Now.
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When our fascial “tuning” is off we have a dampening of our natural resonant body rhythms. By quietly attending to the quality of communication in our tissues we can begin to allow changes that release the human body from static holding patterns and start to heal you naturally from the inside out.
Feldenkrais work is not therapy but rather a systematic way of learning to discover, sometimes that which is right there in front of us, yet until that moment invisible and therefore out of reach. Each lesson in this series will practically demonstrate foundational principles of the Feldenkrais Method while unpacking the ideas of the unified theory of biotensegrity.
Our skeleton is made of crystalized fascia we know as bones and these are floating in a sea of soft tissue tension. Everything that moves us through space, including our heart that moves our blood through inner space, is made of fascia. Your bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles all start off as mesenchyme cells that transform according to the forces they experience into this diverse array of fascial states. Given the right conditions, many of these tissues can undergo state shifts that allow a tension member to become compressive and vice-versa. It all depends on how you use yourself in action and what you come to experience of the universal laws of physics.
Gravity is our teacher and will ultimately be our nemesis. Creating lift is of prime importance to us. Only a harmonious balance of tension and compression can afford us comfort in our daily activities. As we move through our life it is worthy of us to better understand how to make the most of our lived experience, while conserving our precious energy and life force for the things that matter most. Both Feldenkrais and biotensegrity speak to our capacity and potential to become ever more efficient in our use of self. I hope you are able to join us on this practical adventure into the Anatomy of the 21st Century.
5 sessions designed to improve health and human performance, while offering practical appreciation for how Feldenkrais lessons provide a means to regulate internal tensional forces.
Scan and Tune – Interoceptive based “Scan” of 3 functional reference movements for sensing “Tune” places of ease versus restriction – followed by a brief Flexion lesson before returning to re-asses reference movements
Breath and Volume – including paradoxical breath, as well as rhythmic and see-saw breath, all about volumetric control of the proximal
Mirror Posture – Anastasi on Neurological Diplomacy and John’s “Contra Method”
The Quad Foot, its Leg and Hip – including making light circles on the retinacular tissue to enhance flow
Hand to Wall Spiral – and lasso the leg, with light self-touch on arms and trunk (ribs/abdomen) to initiate and accompany movement
Anastasi Siotas is a Greek-Australian Feldenkrais Trainer Candidate that holds post-graduate degrees in Science, Education, and Dance from the University of Melbourne. He relocated to NYC to further his studies in 1997. After completing Masters level NLP training, he studied at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies where he now teaches Anatomy and Kinesiology. In 1999 he began a long mentorship with Anatomist/Choreographer/Author Irene Dowd and after a chance meeting with Dr. Stephen Levin in 2014, his passion for biotensegrity was ignited. Anastasi’s unique approach to Feldenkrais teacher training has been well received in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
John Sharkey is an international educator, author, and recognized authority in clinical anatomy, exercise science, human movement, and the treatment of chronic pain. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool, and the University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of exercise physiology, clinical anatomy, and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. Currently, a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin, he is the program leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.