Tensegrity is the modern name for a unique system of movements and practises handed down from Seers of Ancient Mexico. We offer regular series of classes, sharing the benefits of Tensegrity with newcomers and regular practitioners alike.

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Tensegrity is the modern name given to disciplines handed down from a line of Seers from Ancient Mexico. It comprises movements known as Magical Passes, as well as practises for Dreaming, Inner Silence and Recapitulation (Life Review).

Tensegrity is not an exercise regime or a self-improvement programme, but a system for redeploying our energy and shifting our awareness, opening us to the unknown.

As we develop a Tensegrity practice, we start to experience an increased sense of energy and wellbeing. Through consistent practice, we may experience Inner Silence – the internal dialogue of our mind is lessened or halted.

People who practise Tensegrity regularly report an increase in their sense of vitality, awe at the mysteries of life and a deeper sense of connectivity.

The movements and practises of Tensegrity were passed on to Carlos Castaneda, during the years of his apprenticeship with the Nagual don Juan Matus.



In 1994, Castaneda published a book entitled ‘Magical Passes; The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico’, applying the modern Architectural term ‘Tensegrity’, coined by Buckminster Fuller, due to the way the movements relate to the body as a whole unit, functioning through the interplay between tension and relaxation.

For the last 20 years, Tensegrity has been offered as an integral discipline within Concord Institute’s curriculum.


With an intention to enable more people to discover and experience the benefits of Tensegrity, we offer regular in-person and online classes.

See below for when and where our current practice groups are taking place.

To register for a class email bodywork@concordinstitute.com. 




upcoming dates:


Thursday evenings, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm, ongoing

Centre for Science and Arts, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Please contact Laura Vincent at 07517 483001

or send an email to: bodywork@concordinstitute.com before attending the class.

Tensegrity Practice Groups programme details

Location: Centre for Science and Arts, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Price: £5 per session / cash at the door

other upcoming programmes: