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TENSEGRITY REPAIR SERIES PROGRESSIVE CLASS

The Tensegrity Repair Series (TRS), created by Gioia Irwin, is a movement practice designed to bring our bodies back to tensional integrity, rebalancing the tensional web everywhere in our bodies. The compression points ( bones) and tension points (soft tissues-muscles, fascia), become out of balance and affect the body’s structure.  In addition, adnesions are created in our fascial planes for a variety of reasons and the fascial planes lose their ability to glide over each other as they are meant to glide over each other.  We build and rebuild our bodies with the type of activities we do, and our bodies require regular whole body movement.  The health of the fascia determines whether we will experience so called 'age related' conditions such as loss of flexibility and loss of joint range movement or not.  These mindful movements rehydrate, regenerate, and re-awaken the connections with the tissues and layers, taking in the research on bio-tensegrity and the connective tissue networks; thus creating an environment of freedom and ease in our neuromuscular and fluid pathways.  A greater capacity is created in the organs (breathing, elimination, and digestion) as well as in the nervous system reflected as clear thinking, reasoning, better memory, and the ability to remain ‘present’; plus balancing our entire endocrine system.  The Tensegrity Repair Series consists of 28 poses/movements.  The principles of the TRS may be applied to other movement practices such as yoga (these 28 movements can function as foundation for all asanas, with each pose/movement suggesting a few asanas which that movement supports), and some consider  engaging in this practice essential for all movement practices.  Susi Hately Aldous, with her background in Kinesiology, yoga, and physical rehabilitation, stated that once a body is already in a yoga asana (pose) that it was already too late to adjust any misalignments meaning we cannot correct the alignment of our body once we are into our movement practice or our pose.

This class is for the serious student who wants to go deeper into their body and deeper into their practice regardless of what movement practices they may currently engage in.  No experience in any type of movement practice or yoga is necessary; we learn to meet our body where it is.  There is no need to be flexible, strong, to touch your toes so to speak, just a willingness to learn, to observe and to hear your own body.

Our goal in totality, is to learn the 28 movements of the Tensegrity Repair Series (TRS) and this is accomplished over time and accomplished with a wide variety of setup and building up practices learned in additon to TRS.

During this progressive, weekly class students will learn the 28 movements of the Tensegrity Repair Series, plus we will engage in many practices that are stand-alone practices, which also enhance and are used in the execution of TRS.  These practices include patterns and structures created and put in place from Embryology; Developmental Movement Patterns; the Anatomy Trains as put forth by Thomas Myers; the PolyVagul Theory as put forth by Steven Porges and Stanley Rosenberg including practices for ventral vagus function; practices designed to calm our nervous system; practices for Heart/Brain coherence from Heart Math; adjustment of our ‘masses’ for structural alignment; creating stability before mobility; body connectivity; connection with the 10 Vayu’s (5 inner, 5 outer) and the 8 Diaphragms; practices centered around the fascia and release of the fascia; strengthening the pelvic floor; engaging our Deep Front Line; different forms of Pranayama; plus much more.  Students will learn and embody all these practices, becoming educated on how to ‘move’ on their own.  As the progression goes forward, we may apply it to the practice of Yoga.

Maximum number of students Sharon will take for this 2 hour class is 6.  Sharon is wanting an even number of students for the possibility of engaging in partner work (Sharon does not believe in forcing people to work as partners, however more may be gained from some practices if a partner is used).  This class is for all levels of abilities and experience.

Each student will need Toe Spreaders (optional for Module 1 and may be purchased through Sharon), a blanket. a yoga mat (2 or more may be desired to double-mat for more comfort, some spares may be available at the class) and optional eye-cover for session end relaxation.   Various props will be available and used in the classes and are available for purchase for student’s home practice.

The new session of Module 1 will run for 6 weeks.  The cost for this session is $120 pre-registered and pre-paid (no drop-ins).  If you register for the 'Going Deeper-A Dedicated Yoga Practice' class as well, attend both for $200 pre-registered and pre-paid.

This session will run Wednesdays at the building the Yoga Room is located in from February 12th until March 18th from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

This unique practice is not being offered by anyone else in Alberta to Sharon's knowledge. 

Other days and times may be added if there is sufficient interest.

On Wednesday TBA Sharon will be holding an information evening at TBA about the practice that includes viewing a DVD with the creater of the practice of the complete practice at 6 pm.

THIS CLASS IS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THIS STATED CLASS AS A PRIVATE CLASS ONE ON ONE OR A PRIVATE CLASS WITH YOUR GROUP.  CONTACT SHARON FOR MORE INFORMATION.


SHARON McGETTIGAN-CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR-

Intermediate level YAA, YFT, YA RYT-200

TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA-WITH FOCUS ON BREATH, ALIGNMENT,

MODIFICATIONS & SAFETY, LEVEL 1 YOGA NIDRA/iRest, 100 HR. CERTIFIED YIN YOGA, CERTIFIED PRENATAL YOGA,

LEVEL 1 TENSEGRITY REPAIR SERIES 

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