WiseMotion Interactive Online Course, Jan 2021

WiseMotion Interactive Online course, Saturday and Sunday January 9th and 10th 2021

Location: Zoom

Video about the WiseMotion method: https://vimeo.com/335283678

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Saturday January 9th

WORKSHOP 1: The Brain Intertwined – Cognition, Emotion and Movement  (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CET 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)

  • Are cognition, emotion and movement distinct or overlapping brain functions?
  • How can a therapist, educator and artist benefit from the interconnected nature of the brain?

WORKSHOP 2: Theory and Practice for Movement and Cognition (Helsinki EEST 6.30-8.00 pm, Zurich CET 5.30-7.00 pm, New York City EDT 11.30 am -1.00 pm)

  • Why is it important to activate simultaneously cognitive and motor brain functions?
  • How to implement cognitive movement in rehabilitation, education and arts?

 

Sunday January 10th

WORKSHOP 3:  Three “Brains”: Brain, Gut and Heart (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CET 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)

  • What is similar in the hormones and function of the brain, gut and heart?
  • How does these three “brains” function together?

WORKSHOP 4: Neuroscience Behind the Feel-Good Hormones (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 are the feel-good and stress hormones and how do they interact?
  • How to activate the feel-good hormones through movement and meditation?

 

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 January 17th 2021)

You’ll get a course certificate of your participation.

Enrollment by email to: Hanna hanna@wisemotionco.com . You can also buy your ticket directly via PayPal to hanna.poikonen@gmail.com

 

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.

 

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Read more:

https://www.sixsenses.com/en/at-home-with-six-senses/vp-talks-everyday-movements-to-keep-our-brains-young

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/health/a-dancers-brain-develops-in-a-unique-way 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-athletes-way/201805/the-powerful-psychological-benefits-dance

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