Biotensegrity Pre Conference Day



Biotensegrity is the key to understanding the new universal Science of Human Body Architecture.

At the Biotensegrity BFS Pre-conference Day, each of our expert presenters will be sharing the secret of how Biotensegrity provides the hidden logic behind their expertise at the leading of edge of their field of discipline. Whether you are a movement, manual or medical practitioner, you cannot afford to miss learning this new logic behind how the human body moves and communicates inside and out. You will learn how the human body connects and corrects itself. You will discover how you can see more clearly, make sense more easily, intervene less and achieve more for your clients.

Biotensegrity forms the bridge that walks us from classical anatomy and biomechanics to the modern science of 21st century, living human body architecture. It makes fundamental sense of so many questions arising in the anatomy classroom, the science laboratory, the therapy room, the athletic field, track or course, the gym and even someone’s guided personal practice at home. As this keystone concept is being realised and researched around the world, it is becoming more and more popular and its essential to know how it applies in practice and the difference between the mysteries revealed and the myths or misunderstandings that go with any new paradigm.


7 International Biotensegrity Experts
1 Special Day

This Biotensegrity BFS Pre-conference day will provide you with the knowledge and science reinforcing a global view of our human architecture. Biotensegrity is the hottest topic in bodywork science for movement, manual and medical practitioners.

This one-day conference brings together an amazing line-up of no less than seven international experts. Delegates will get to listen to, learn from, meet and speak with all of our biotensegrity specialists. The day involves a number of short and longer dynamic presentations with amazing movement performance reflecting the true nature of biotensegrity-based motion. Lots to keep your mind alert and to satisfy your thirst for new ideas, new models, new paradigms and how to apply them.

This unique event will bring manual and movement therapists, exercise specialists and medical practitioners together to work to bridge the gap between the medical and complementary medical worlds.

Biotensegrity – the model that binds.

The day will involve keynote speakers and shorter presentations and demonstrations. Our great value early bird price includes tea/coffee (available all day) and a hot or cold buffet lunch.


JOHN SHARKEY is a Clinical Anatomist (BACA), accredited exercise physiologist (BASES) and founder of European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a founding member of the Biotensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.) and provides unique Biotensegrity focused dissection courses to manual and movement therapists and other allied professionals in Dundee University, Scotland. John is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathy and is a medical team member  for the Olympic Council of Ireland.

JOANNE AVISON is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners in a variety of fields. She is a professional Structural Integration practitioner and certified teacher (KMI, Anatomy Trains 1998-2005 Tom Myers’ school) and Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, London, UK.
As a Member of the BioTensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.), Joanne is fascinated by the application of BioTensegrity principles to the understanding of the human blueprint and natural biomotional organisation. Her writing and workshops are devoted to making this emerging context for human movement applicable and clearly understood.

Dr. NIALL GALLOWAY is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Female Urology and Director of Emory Continence Center. Dr. Galloway graduated  from Aberdeen University in 1974. Following surgical training, he pursued specialisation in the field of female pelvic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Galloway serves as the Director of Transitional Care and Adult Clinical Services of the Center for Spina Bifida Research and Prevention. He is involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows and is the author of multiple scientific journal articles.

GRAHAM SCARR is a chartered biologist and an osteopath with a particular interest in structural mechanics. Fascinated by the numerous examples of geometric patterns and shapes in nature, he has been researching their significance over many years. He is part of a specific interest group looking at the significance of the biotensegrity concept to biomechanics and clinical practice. Working closely with Dr. Stephen Levin he has developed new models that progress our understanding of the structure-function relationship in biology. Graham is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a fellow of  The Royal Society of Biology, and has published several papers on this subject.

SHARI BERKOWITZ is an ergonomics and biomechanics specialist and Pilates Teacher of Teachers. Shari created The Vertical Workshop which is the leading Pilates teacher education provider in the world. Founded by Shari B in a studio space in Beverly Hills, CA, USA, it is now an international studio traveling around the world as a network of education through workshops, intensive programs, in-person and Skype Pilates sessions, The Pilates Teacher blog and more. Shari believes that the time has come for a paradigm shift in the world of biomechanics which for the past 300 years has examined human movement in purely mechanical ways.

Dr. WILBOUR KELSICK received his BSc. in Kinesiology from SFU and his D.C. from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada), and a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Kelsick has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal). Dr. Kelsick holds post-graduate specialties in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has worked as team doctor at the Olympics, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Dr Kelsick lectures both locally and internationally.

JAN TREWARTHA has been in healthcare since 1979. Originally trained as a State Registered Nurse, she started learning to massage whilst travelling abroad in 1989, went into practice in 1992, and over the years has developed her skills to become a specialist in physical and emotional trauma release. Jan has been teaching massage, bodywork, meditation and self-development since 1993. Jan is the Director of the British Fascia Symposium, and also the Fascia & Energy Consultant for the APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists) and sits on the Executive Committee. ScarWork was developed by Sharon Wheeler and is now taught in the UK by Jan. A subtle, light touch treatment, ScarWork is a powerful approach that sees some fascinating and profound changes in the scar and the adhered tissues.


This exciting event will open at 8:30 am on Friday May 11th 2018 and an action packed day will draw to a close at 5:30pm. Refreshments and buffet lunch is provided for all delegates.


St. John’s Hotel
651 Warwick Road,
B91 1AT