integral dynamic movement - tensegrity
IDM - Tensegrity Workshops
The functionality of our body stems from the strengthening and connection of the lines of connective tissues in your body... fascia. This web of tension in the body is what keeps the body flexible and very strong. Tensegrity is the practice of maintaining these lines of tension in the body in healthy balance and flow.
The IDM Series describes a set of movements based on the Tensegrity models, expressed with integrity, connection and ease via the layers of myofascial lines, a webbing, throughout the physical body — hydrating, sustaining and strengthening from within. Repetitive movements with concentrated and "right-effort" also form to create a meditative state of the mind and help to produce, ultimately, a more ease-filled experience of moving through your life.
The Body Unraveled
Integral Dynamic Movement - Tensegrity is a form of body movement shared with you over this two hour session to help heal your body. Integrating the connection between the fascial web, muscles, bones, viscera (organ body), central nervous system and fluid systems in your body. Slow repetitive movements, set the meditation tone through the practice. We explore the Anatomy Trains (by Tom Myers) and how the whole body functions as a whole.
In our practice we use stabilizing blocks, dowels and massage balls, all to help "inform" the physical dimensions of the body of its own ability to heal, repair and strengthen.
Check out this informational clip on YouTube by Gil Hedley about dynamic movement in the body: The Fuzz Talk.
To view and download:
The Series In Detail (by Trudy Austin and Marie-Claude Leonard)
The Poses (by Alex at the )
A bit of history
Tensegrity, tensional integrity or floating compression, is a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other and the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially.
The term tensegrity was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s as a portmanteau of "tensional integrity". The other denomination of tensegrity, floating compression, was used mainly by Kenneth Snelson.
Contact Tim 604-366-3483 if you have any questions.
When you BOOK NOW! you will have the option to use a PayPal account. The Do Less Project and Bring The Balance are partners with Akuna Media Group.
Cost of the 2hr session: $50/person (plus taxes)
Included: mats, blocks, dowels.
What to wear: be dressed in comfortable, lose-fitting clothing and bring along Joy-a-toes if you have them.
Parking: FREE street parking.
Please arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the class as we will be be promptly starting at the time noted.
There is a limit to the number of participants we can accommodate in the the space so please pre-book via Pay-Pal early. If you have any questions, comments or would like to pay cash, please contact Tim at or call: 604-366-3483.
*REFUND or DATE CHANGE POLICY: Please let us know if you need to change the date of your ticketed space to another month by contacting us not less than two (2) weeks prior to the “workshop” date. If you’d like to gift your space to someone else in your place, please inform us of their name and e-mail address so we can send them a welcome reminder of the event. Money refunds may be issued with notice not less than two (2) weeks before “workshops” with a 15% administration fee deducted from the full price of the ticket (Interact transfer or Cheque). Sorry, no money refunds less than one (1) week prior to event.