WiseMotion Interactive Online course, Saturday and Sunday November 28th and 29th 2020
Video about the WiseMotion method: https://vimeo.com/335283678
Saturday November 28th
WORKSHOP 1: Imagination, Perception and the Interaction of the Inner and the Outer Worlds (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CET 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)
- How does imagination activate the brain? How about perception of the external world?
- How to use the dialogue of the internal and external worlds for education, rehabilitation and art?
WORKSHOP 2: Playfulness, Learning and the Brain (Helsinki EEST 6.30-8.00 pm, Zurich CET 5.30-7.00 pm, New York City EDT 11.30 am -1.00 pm)
- What is the meaning of curiosity, awe and motivation in the learning process in the brain?
- How to cultivate curiosity in education, rehabilitation and art?
Sunday November 29th
WORKSHOP 3: Insights from Neuroscience for the Healthy Memory (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CET 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)
- How maintain the healthy memory functions with cognitive tasks, music and movement?
- How does the aging influence in different parts of the brain?
WORKSHOP 4: Calming the Mind (Helsinki EEST 6.30-8.00 pm, Zurich CET 5.30-7.00 pm, New York City EDT 11.30 am-1.00 pm)
- What is the purpose of the neural network of the internal world (default-mode network) in the brain?
- How to reach the calm states of introspection, and why are such states important?
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 December 6th 2020)
You’ll get a course certificate of your participation.
WiseMotion is a method developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen (PhD in neuroscience of movement, dance and music, Faculty of Medicine, 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 such as Harvard Medical School (United States) and Swissotel Berlin (Germany) and in festivals and institutions such as Sanitas Mayores (Spain), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Gibney Dance (New York City), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Spain) and Alive Wellness (Hong Kong) as well as on online platforms such as the Digital Capsule of the Dublin Dance Festival 2020 and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science 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.