Welcome to Biotensegrity 101!
The new and exciting science of biotensegrity is still emerging as a field. The aim here is to make it accessible to everyone.
We will be offering our Everything Moves: experiential biotensegrity course in 2022!
This course begins January 5, 2021 and is a guided tour of my book, Everything Moves: how biotensegrity informs human movement. We'll go through the book slowly, in sections, and have weekly discussions on each. I've also scheduled some multi-time-zone friendly additional "office hours" to allow for unstructured Q&A time, There are two intensity levels, to accommodate a wider range of needs.
More info at Chris Clancy's Embodied Biotensegrity platform; look for Everything Moves: experiential biotensegrity
And while you're there, you might want to sign up for Chris' Biotensegrity Trailblazers membership option, because you'll get all the usual benefits of membership (monthly book club meetings, movement mentors meetings and more) plus a very nice discount on my Everything Moves: experiential biotensegrity course!
Everything Moves: how biotensegrity informs human movement
Now out from Handspring Publishing!
Nearly five years in the making, this experiential guide to biotensegrity includes nearly 100 multi-sensory activities so that you can see and feel your way to understanding the fundamental principles which are critical to beginning a study of biotensegrity.
The emerging science of biotensegrity is complex and fast-moving; the goal of Everything Moves is to make it accessible and the journey to understanding enjoyable. Written as a suitable companion to Graham Scarr's Biotensegrity-The Structural Basis of Life, Danièle-Claude Martin's Living Biotensegrity-Interplay of Tension and Compression in the Body, and Maren Diehl's Beyond Biomechanics-Biotensegrity: the new paradigm of kinematics and body awareness, Everything Moves features contributions from 10 diverse human movement specialists. In addition, Dr. Stephen M. Levin provided the foreword and his essay Bone is Fascia.
What is biotensegrity?
The science of biotensegrity involves the study of tensegrity in biology. The leading global expert in biotensegrity is the science's founder, Stephen M. Levin, and his biotensegrity.com website is probably the best place to begin your adventures in biotensegrity.
Graham Scarr, an associate of Levin's, wrote the first book on biotensegriy, Biotensegrity: the structural basis of life. Scarr's book and his Tensegrity in Biology website are also excellent resources.
Denièle-Claude Martin wrote the 2nd-ever book on biotensegrity, Living Biotensegrity: the interplay of tension and compression in the body. Martin has been an associate of Levin for well over a decade, and co-founded the first-ever BIG (Biotensegrity Interest Group) with him in 2009; the group still meets annually in Europe.
The Stephen M Levin Biotensegrity Archive was established in 2015 to provide the science of biotensegrity and those who study it with an institutional home. Visit the Archive site to join the Archive email list, check out some resources, and to download a free and freely distributable BX 101 Study Guide, your own handy resource for learning the basics about biotensegrity.
The Archive maintains a Biotensegrity Archive YouTube Page where you can find Steve Levin's introduction to biotensegrity, Biotensegrity & Dynamic Anatomy, formerly on DVD, now available for free. Also on the Archive's YouTube channel there's a very clear and concise presentation of biotensegrity as a science derived from first principles, given by Graham Scarr (Chris Clancy hosts and I get to be the warm-up act!). Finally, all 38 episodes of the first season of the Archive's all-volunteer production, the BiotensegriTea Party are viewable here!
To learn more about tensegrity, a great place to start is Lionel Wolberger's TensegrityWiki,
Online one-on-one mentoring in biotensegrity is also available. Please use the contact page.