WiseMotion Interactive Online course, Saturday and Sunday October 17th and 18th 2020
Video about the WiseMotion method: https://vimeo.com/335283678
WiseMotion is a method developed by Hanna Poikonen (PhD in neuroscience of movement, dance and music, University of Helsinki, Finland) which improves physical abilities, self-awareness and social bonding with the means of movement and neuroscience. Hanna has taught WiseMotion method in conferences in Harvard Medical School (United States) and Swissotel Berlin (Germany) and in festivals and institutions such as Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Gubney Dance (New York City), Iris (Hong Kong), Magnesia (Helsinki), Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) and Alive Wellness (Hong Kong) as well as in online platforms such as the Digital Capsule of the Dublin Dance Festival 2020 and the IADMS iConference 2020. Currently, Hanna continues her Postdoctoral research at the ETH Zurich in Professorship of Learning Sciences and Higher Education focusing on neuroscience of embodied cognition.
On each workshops, we will do a guided movement improvisation related to which Hanna tells about the movement experience from the point of view of neuroscience. She’ll also go through shortly how certain imbalances of the body and brain can be alleviated by movement and music. We also have a group conversation.
WiseMotion Explorers is made for all curious movers regardless their background in movement or neuroscience. On the WiseMotion Explorers workshop, the movement material is designed to promote processes in learning, creativity, imagination, stress relief and self-awareness. In addition, the physical abilities, such as muscle tension and relaxation as well as balance, are improved. The movement material of the workshop starts by bringing attention to the breath. Slowly, we invite the body to calm movement with music by focusing on the bodily sensations. During improvisation, we move smoothly with individual creative movement and with online group activities. Everyone moves on their own level of skills and fitness.
The neuroscientific material and group conversation aim to improve both learning and general well-being by increasing understanding which is crucial in maintaining physically and mentally vital and meaningful everyday life. During the neuroscientific presentation, Hanna clarifies the knowledge by practical examples and connects the latest scientific discoveries to everyday life. During the group conversation, everyone gets an opportunity to share one’s thoughts and feelings related to the topic of the workshop, movement and neuroscience.
Saturday October 17th
WORKSHOP 1: Embodied Cognition – Learning through our Bodies (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CEST 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)
- How the learning of our minds is related to the learning of our bodies?
- How to use movement to enhance cognitive skills?
WORKSHOP 2: Breathing and Meditation in Enhancing Mental Clarity (Helsinki EEST 6.30-8.00 pm, Zurich CEST 5.30-7.00 pm, New York City EDT 11.30 am -1.00 pm)
- How to create a calm but alert mental state with meditation?
- How to maintain such mental state in the everyday life?
Sunday October 18th
WORKSHOP 3: Creative Movement in Science & Technology (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CEST 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)
- How to create a sense of community and engage participants in an online meeting/teaching?
- How to use creative movement in learning STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) in adults and children?
WORKSHOP 4: Sleep Creates the Base for the Healthy Brain Functions (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CEST 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)
- Why is sleep so important for our physical and mental well-being, and learning?
- How to improve the quality of sleep?
Price of one workshop 35 €
Two workshops 55 €
All four workshops 99 €
Students, unemployed and retired -15%
Preliminary neuroscientific material 10 € / workshop
You will have access to the workshop video recordings for 1 week (until October 25th 2020)
You’ll get a course certificate of your participation.