Living Tensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course

  • Fascia Enfolding
  • See it.
  • Understand it.
The bio-organic origami of the human fascial matrix. How human form emerges from within-inside-out anatomy

Human Anatomy Dissection Course

  • See
  • Understand
it.

King’s College London provides an historical setting for the exploration of human form and function on this fascia focused dissection course.

While discussing fascia and Living Tensegrity, Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey, and his special guests, will use formalin fixed cadavers and prosected specimens to ensure a deep educational experience for all.

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The Living Tensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is delivered by a team of world renowned authorities.
  • OVERVIEW
  • Invited speakers at this special three day event will include anatomy experts who have gained formal university accredited degrees in anatomy/medicine. This allows for a wonderful mix of traditional or classical anatomy, as delivered within the medical curriculum, and the Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century comparison.

    Regular team members include Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey (Ireland), with biotensegrity interest group experts Joanne Avison (UK), Mark Flannigan (UK) and Karen Kirkness (UK), with additional team members to be announced.

    This unique three day dissection course takes place at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College, London.

    Come join us in summer 2023 when a group of world-renowned experts including specialists from embryology, biomechanical engineering, molecular biodynamics, anatomy, anatomopathology, Yoga, Chiropractic, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Neuromuscular Therapy, Osteopathy and biotensegrity gather in London to explore the inner cosmos of human matter underpinned by the model of biotensegrity.

    Participants on the course will be invited to ask questions and share their vision with this panel of recognised internationally respected authorities.

    Time and care has been taken to give due consideration to achieving the right mix of dissection investigation supported by educational and informative presentations by respected pioneers and leaders in the world of anatomy, medicine, movement and manual therapies.

  • CONTENT
  • This rare and unique dissection course will involve the use of soft fixed cadavers using the Thiel embalming method exhibiting a greater degree of flexibility and true colour retention. Biotensegrity will be our main theme, providing the foundation for our understanding of the continuity of the human form.

    A special focus will be around the subject of Embryological Origins; on a scale of softness to stiffness (of soft tissue) throughout our lives.

    Explore how movement and form, in BioTensegrity architecture, are exquisitely interrelated from conception and throughout life.

  • FEES
  • The fee for the Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is as follows.


    INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS
    This is the pricing structure for individual bookings.

    • Places booked before January 27th 2023 – £1,890.00
    • Places booked after January 27th 2023 – £2,090.00

    Individuals registering before January 27th 2023 can do so by paying a deposit of £500.00 with the balance of £1,390.00 due by 5pm on Friday January 27th 2023.

    Bookings after January 27th 2023 can only be made by paying the full seminar fee of £2,090.00.


    GROUP REGISTRATIONS
    This is the pricing structure when booking for groups of five or more. To qualify for this pricing all bookings and payments must be made together.

    • Places booked before January 27th 2023 – £1,790.00 per person
    • Places booked after January 27th 2023 – £1,990.00 per person

    Groups registering before January 27th 2023 can do so by paying a deposit of £500.00 per person with the balance of £1,290.00 per person due by 5pm on Friday, January 27th 2023.

    Bookings after January 27th 2023 can only be made by paying the full group seminar fee of £1,990.00 per person.


    REVIEWER REGISTRATIONS
    This is the pricing structure when booking for individuals who have previously attended this seminar:

    • £1,790.00

    There is no deposit payment option for reviewer bookings.


    IFRC ATTENDEES and FASCIA RESEARCH SOCIETY MEMBER REGISTRATIONS
    This is the pricing structure when booking for individuals who are members of the Fascia Research Society (FRS) or those who are registered for the FRS promoted International Fascia Research Congress (IFRC):

    • £1,790.00

    There is no deposit payment option for FRS / IFRC Members bookings.


    Online booking is carried out via Stripe with payment processed in GBP.

    Please contact our office of administration on +353 (1) 8827777 if you require further information or wish to speak to John Sharkey before making your booking.

  • eligibility
  • This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is open to all individuals with a keen interest in and a knowledge of human anatomy.

  • syllabus
  • This rare and unique three day dissection course will involve the use of soft fixed cadavers using the Thiel embalming method. Our cadavers now exhibit a greater degree of flexibility and true colour retention compared to that of traditional formalin-fixed cadavers.

    Each day will involve a short presentation before moving into the dissection room where under the guidance of clinical anatomist John Sharkey and a team of experienced dissectors you will dissect a specific area. There will be plenty of time for questions and personal enquiry.

    This is a rare opportunity to explore the human form and our team of experienced tutors will do all we can to support you and make this a unique educational experience. We also hope to have an opportunity to investigate areas of participant’s own interest.

    BioTensegrity- Genetics, Kinetics and Synergetics.
    This three-day course will involve short presentations from John Sharkey and Joanne Avison. Following the short presentations learners will immediately begin the dissection having familiarised themselves with the local anatomy and topography.

    Biotensegrity will be our main theme in the course providing the foundation for our understanding of the continuity of the human form.

    A special focus will be around the subject of Embryological Origins; on a scale of softness to stiffness (of soft tissue) throughout our lives. Considering that we live and develop between conception and elderhood, as a tensioned network that relies on BioTensegrity organisation to grow and change and emerge differently, at any point in time; over time…. in a continuum.

    Explore how movement and form, in BioTensegrity architecture, are exquisitely interrelated from conception and throughout life.

    Expand your perception of our self-assembly and how humans as the architects become or respond to our loading history?

    Question how does appropriate stiffness relate to tensional integrity and elasticity in motion; from the cradle to the grave?

    Witness the tensional nature of the body while we discuss how we grow what we are looking at in the dissection; such as the heart, the limbs and viscera.

  • Schedule
  • This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course runs at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College, London on the following dates and times in 2022:

    Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


    June 15th, 2023

    • 8:30am – Registration
    • 9:00am  – Presentation – Introduction, Course Overview and Logistics
    • 9:30am – Introduction to Dissection including Health and Safety,Laboratory Rules and Regulations 
    • 10:00am – Dissections with a biotensegrity/fascia focus
      • Dissection of the superficial and deep anterior triangles of the Cervical Spine
      • Dissection of Fascia anatomy of upper limb
      • Dissection of pelvic anatomy

    For this portion of the course the class will move/rotate around the lab approximately every 30 minutes. For those wishing to carry out dissection with a special focus on a topic of their own interest B.I.G Leaders, will attend the other tables and facilitate your interest.

    Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

    • 2:00pm  – Lunch
    • 3:00pm – Presentation  
    • 4:30pm – Fascia in Shadows
    • 5:00pm – Day ends

    Please note the class also has use of facilities to leave bags / drinks throughout the day, or to write up notes or take a break from the laboratory should you want to. No food or drink is allowed in the Laboratory at any time. No photography is permitted inside the Laboratory apart from the official course photographer.


    June 16th, 2023

    • 9:00am – Presentation
    • 10:30am –  Dissection Room

    Practical – This session provides the opportunity to investigate your specific area of anatomical interest under the supervision of our team members and presenters. Participants may move around the tables and invite others to see and discuss the revealed anatomy from both the classical and biotensegrity viewpoints, bringing the morning lecture into practice. Each of the presenters and the Biotensegrity team, will be available to discuss and answer questions you may have as you work at the dissection table.

    Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack/toilet may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

    • 2:00pm – Lunch
    • 3:00pm – Dissection Room
    • 4:30pm – Discussion and Q&A 
    • 5:00pm – Day ends

    June 17th, 2023

    • 9:00am – Presentation
    • 10:30am – Q&A on everything so far with Panel Discussion
    • 11:00am – Dissection Room

    This session provides the opportunity to investigate your specific area of anatomical interest under the supervision of our team members and presenters. Participants may move around the tables and invite others to see and discuss the revealed anatomy from both the classical and biotensegrity viewpoints, bringing the morning lecture into practice. Each of the presenters and the Biotensegrity team, will be available to discuss and answer questions you may have as you work.

    Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack/toilet may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

    • 2:00pm – Lunch
    • 3:00pm – Dissection Room
    • 4:30pm – Discussion and Q&A
    • 5:00pm – Course ends

    Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Invited speakers at this special three day event will include anatomy experts who have gained formal university accredited degrees in anatomy/medicine. This allows for a wonderful mix of traditional or classical anatomy, as delivered within the medical curriculum, and the Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century comparison.

Regular team members include Clinical Anatomist John Sharkey (Ireland), with biotensegrity interest group experts Joanne Avison (UK), Mark Flannigan (UK) and Karen Kirkness (UK), with additional team members to be announced.

This unique three day dissection course takes place at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College, London.

Come join us in summer 2023 when a group of world-renowned experts including specialists from embryology, biomechanical engineering, molecular biodynamics, anatomy, anatomopathology, Yoga, Chiropractic, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Neuromuscular Therapy, Osteopathy and biotensegrity gather in London to explore the inner cosmos of human matter underpinned by the model of biotensegrity.

Participants on the course will be invited to ask questions and share their vision with this panel of recognised internationally respected authorities.

Time and care has been taken to give due consideration to achieving the right mix of dissection investigation supported by educational and informative presentations by respected pioneers and leaders in the world of anatomy, medicine, movement and manual therapies.

This rare and unique dissection course will involve the use of soft fixed cadavers using the Thiel embalming method exhibiting a greater degree of flexibility and true colour retention. Biotensegrity will be our main theme, providing the foundation for our understanding of the continuity of the human form.

A special focus will be around the subject of Embryological Origins; on a scale of softness to stiffness (of soft tissue) throughout our lives.

Explore how movement and form, in BioTensegrity architecture, are exquisitely interrelated from conception and throughout life.

The fee for the Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is as follows.


INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS
This is the pricing structure for individual bookings.

  • Places booked before January 27th 2023 – £1,890.00
  • Places booked after January 27th 2023 – £2,090.00

Individuals registering before January 27th 2023 can do so by paying a deposit of £500.00 with the balance of £1,390.00 due by 5pm on Friday January 27th 2023.

Bookings after January 27th 2023 can only be made by paying the full seminar fee of £2,090.00.


GROUP REGISTRATIONS
This is the pricing structure when booking for groups of five or more. To qualify for this pricing all bookings and payments must be made together.

  • Places booked before January 27th 2023 – £1,790.00 per person
  • Places booked after January 27th 2023 – £1,990.00 per person

Groups registering before January 27th 2023 can do so by paying a deposit of £500.00 per person with the balance of £1,290.00 per person due by 5pm on Friday, January 27th 2023.

Bookings after January 27th 2023 can only be made by paying the full group seminar fee of £1,990.00 per person.


REVIEWER REGISTRATIONS
This is the pricing structure when booking for individuals who have previously attended this seminar:

  • £1,790.00

There is no deposit payment option for reviewer bookings.


IFRC ATTENDEES and FASCIA RESEARCH SOCIETY MEMBER REGISTRATIONS
This is the pricing structure when booking for individuals who are members of the Fascia Research Society (FRS) or those who are registered for the FRS promoted International Fascia Research Congress (IFRC):

  • £1,790.00

There is no deposit payment option for FRS / IFRC Members bookings.


Online booking is carried out via Stripe with payment processed in GBP.

Please contact our office of administration on +353 (1) 8827777 if you require further information or wish to speak to John Sharkey before making your booking.

This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course is open to all individuals with a keen interest in and a knowledge of human anatomy.

This rare and unique three day dissection course will involve the use of soft fixed cadavers using the Thiel embalming method. Our cadavers now exhibit a greater degree of flexibility and true colour retention compared to that of traditional formalin-fixed cadavers.

Each day will involve a short presentation before moving into the dissection room where under the guidance of clinical anatomist John Sharkey and a team of experienced dissectors you will dissect a specific area. There will be plenty of time for questions and personal enquiry.

This is a rare opportunity to explore the human form and our team of experienced tutors will do all we can to support you and make this a unique educational experience. We also hope to have an opportunity to investigate areas of participant’s own interest.

BioTensegrity- Genetics, Kinetics and Synergetics.
This three-day course will involve short presentations from John Sharkey and Joanne Avison. Following the short presentations learners will immediately begin the dissection having familiarised themselves with the local anatomy and topography.

Biotensegrity will be our main theme in the course providing the foundation for our understanding of the continuity of the human form.

A special focus will be around the subject of Embryological Origins; on a scale of softness to stiffness (of soft tissue) throughout our lives. Considering that we live and develop between conception and elderhood, as a tensioned network that relies on BioTensegrity organisation to grow and change and emerge differently, at any point in time; over time…. in a continuum.

Explore how movement and form, in BioTensegrity architecture, are exquisitely interrelated from conception and throughout life.

Expand your perception of our self-assembly and how humans as the architects become or respond to our loading history?

Question how does appropriate stiffness relate to tensional integrity and elasticity in motion; from the cradle to the grave?

Witness the tensional nature of the body while we discuss how we grow what we are looking at in the dissection; such as the heart, the limbs and viscera.

This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course runs at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College, London on the following dates and times in 2022:

Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


June 15th, 2023

  • 8:30am – Registration
  • 9:00am  – Presentation – Introduction, Course Overview and Logistics
  • 9:30am – Introduction to Dissection including Health and Safety,Laboratory Rules and Regulations 
  • 10:00am – Dissections with a biotensegrity/fascia focus
    • Dissection of the superficial and deep anterior triangles of the Cervical Spine
    • Dissection of Fascia anatomy of upper limb
    • Dissection of pelvic anatomy

For this portion of the course the class will move/rotate around the lab approximately every 30 minutes. For those wishing to carry out dissection with a special focus on a topic of their own interest B.I.G Leaders, will attend the other tables and facilitate your interest.

Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

  • 2:00pm  – Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Presentation  
  • 4:30pm – Fascia in Shadows
  • 5:00pm – Day ends

Please note the class also has use of facilities to leave bags / drinks throughout the day, or to write up notes or take a break from the laboratory should you want to. No food or drink is allowed in the Laboratory at any time. No photography is permitted inside the Laboratory apart from the official course photographer.


June 16th, 2023

  • 9:00am – Presentation
  • 10:30am –  Dissection Room

Practical – This session provides the opportunity to investigate your specific area of anatomical interest under the supervision of our team members and presenters. Participants may move around the tables and invite others to see and discuss the revealed anatomy from both the classical and biotensegrity viewpoints, bringing the morning lecture into practice. Each of the presenters and the Biotensegrity team, will be available to discuss and answer questions you may have as you work at the dissection table.

Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack/toilet may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

  • 2:00pm – Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Dissection Room
  • 4:30pm – Discussion and Q&A 
  • 5:00pm – Day ends

June 17th, 2023

  • 9:00am – Presentation
  • 10:30am – Q&A on everything so far with Panel Discussion
  • 11:00am – Dissection Room

This session provides the opportunity to investigate your specific area of anatomical interest under the supervision of our team members and presenters. Participants may move around the tables and invite others to see and discuss the revealed anatomy from both the classical and biotensegrity viewpoints, bringing the morning lecture into practice. Each of the presenters and the Biotensegrity team, will be available to discuss and answer questions you may have as you work.

Please note we do not have an official morning break, however, anyone wishing to leave the DR for a coffee or light snack/toilet may of course do so. Please listen to your body, hydrate and ensure you have plenty of energy.

  • 2:00pm – Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Dissection Room
  • 4:30pm – Discussion and Q&A
  • 5:00pm – Course ends

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Schedules and Location

This course is available in London at the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy at King’s College.

London
Day Course
3 Days
Face To Face Learning
June 15, 2023
King’s College, London

Good Availability

Our Dissection team

John Sharkey MSc, who leads the course, is a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, founding member of the Biotensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G) and programme leader of the Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy accredited by the University of Chester. John is joined on each Dissection course by a host of experts from around the world. Our 2023 team (more to be announced) are shown here.

John Sharkey MSc.
Joanne Avison
Karen Kirkness, MSc.
Mark Flannigan, BSc

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