Movement, Meditation and Neuroscience Retreat at the Six Senses Kaplankaya (Mediterranean)

WiseMotion retreat – Movement, Meditation and Neuroscience with Dr. Hanna Poikonen, October 2nd – 6th 2019

Six Senses Kaplankaya is a breath-taking luxury resort at the Mediterranean sea of Turkey guaranteeing the state-of-the-art facilities for the WiseMotion retreat of Movement, meditation and neuroscience

The WiseMotion method improves brain health, holistic well-being and physical abilities with movement, meditation and neuroscience.

“Really appreciated the elegant combination of dance and neuroscience” – A scientist

“Warm and good feeling both physically and mentally”
– A professional contemporary dancer

“Dr. Poikonen’s guidance was so gentle and inspiring, provide a very relaxed environment. Focus “just” on the body, feels like been to a sanctuary after the class. What we all need to find our way back to our own body! Highly recommend.” – Yvonne, integrated energy practitioner

“A really refreshing experience” – A journalist

Video about the WiseMotion method

The WiseMotion workshops consist of movement practice, neuroscientific presentation and conversations. The workshops are designed to promote processes in concentration, stress-reduction, creativity and embodied communication. In addition, physical abilities such as the joint and muscle dynamics, relaxation and balance are improved. During the neuroscientific presentation, Dr. Hanna Poikonen clarifies the content using practical examples and connects the latest scientific discoveries to everyday life. During the conversations, the group deepens their knowledge about the topic of the workshop, based on the personal experiences of the participants and the neuroscientific approach.

The WiseMotion method is developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen. She is a neuroscientist, dancer and movement specialist, and holds a PhD in the neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland). She has worked for five years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in brain research and education focusing on the fields of prolonged pain, intelligence and creativity.

She has studied movement and meditation in cities such as New York (Gibney Dance, Movement Research), Barcelona (La Caldera, Institut del Teatre), Montreal (Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique) and Berlin (Marameo). Explorations in kung fu, tai chi, butoh and somatic methods have taught her a holistic approach to the body and mind.

She has toured with WiseMotion worldwide in institutions, festivals and wellness centers such as Harvard Medical School (USA), Gibney Dance (New York City), Swissotel Berlin (Germany), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Joint Dynamics (Hong Kong), and Institut del Teatre (Barcelona).

The WiseMotion retreat at the Six Senses Kaplankaya is designed for:
Leaders in institutions and enterprise
Professionals in the healthcare and wellness
Professionals in the human resources and education
Individuals interested in advanced holistic health recovery and maintenance

The structure of the WiseMotion retreat
Morning: Meditation & Movement class
Afternoon: WiseMotion workshop

Wed Oct 2nd
14.00-15.30 Introduction: Meditation & Movement
16.00-18.00 Introduction: Neuroscience of Movement and Meditation

Thu Oct 3rd
10.00-11.30 Morning Meditation & Movement
16.00-18.00 WiseMotion workshop: Emotions in the Body and Brain (relieving stress)

Fri Oct 4th
10.00-11.30 Morning Meditation & Movement
16.00-18.00 WiseMotion workshop: Concentration, Memory, and the Brain (maintaining concentration, memory and the overall brain health in a long run)

Sat Oct 5th
10.00-11.30 Morning Meditation & Movement
16.00-18.00 WiseMotion workshop: Sleep and Calming Down the Brain (relieving sleep problems)

Sun Oct 6th
10.00-11.30 Morning Meditation & Movement
11.45-13.30 Conclusions: Improving the Holistic Health and the Brain Potential with Movement and Meditation

Morning Mediation & Movement
In the morning, we gently wake up the body, mind and breath. From calmness, we advance to the wide stretching movement accompanied by the breath. We strengthen the most important muscles which support the healthy body posture and find the balance to create smooth and harmonic movement. After the practice, we are aware and awake to enjoy the beautiful day. Over the retreat, we deepen a breath and movement routine. We get instructions how take the practice with us when returning home to maintain a dynamic body and the optimal brain functions.

The WiseMotion workshop series
Together with the introduction and the conclusions, three workshops of Emotions in the Body and Brain, Concentration, Memory, and the Brain, and Sleep and Calming Down the Brain form a series to understand the brain in cognition and emotion. We get a versatile understanding how the stress violates the body and the brain, and how to release the stress and recharge energy. We learn meditation and movement practices to enhance memory, concentration emotional health and creativity, and understand these processes in the brain. Importantly, we understand the value of sleep and proper rest as a base for a healthy and energetic life. At the end, we learn how to apply meditation and movement practice to regain and maintain the holistic health and brain potential.

Movement, Meditation & Neuroscience Retreat + four night accommodation in a private room (incl. breakfast) 1550 euros
Movement, Meditation & Neuroscience Retreat + four night accommodation in a shared double room (incl. breakfast) 1100 euros

Booking and inquiries:
Six Senses Kaplankaya
+90 252 511 00 30

+358 40 73 48 028