WiseMotion Interactive Online Course, Apr 2021

WiseMotion Interactive Online course, Saturday and Sunday April 24th and 25th 2021

Location: Zoom

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

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Saturday April 24th

WORKSHOP 1: Movement and Environmental: Nature (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CEST 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)

  • How does being in the nature regulate our hormones?
  • Why do nature sounds and visualizations influence us so strongly?

WORKSHOP 2: Movement and Environment: Virtual World (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 do our brain functions change in the virtual reality?
  • How do we get engaged with the virtual world?

Sunday April 25th

WORKSHOP 3:  What are Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences? (Helsinki EEST 5.00-6.30 pm, Zurich CEST 4.00-5.30 pm, New York City EDT 10.00-11.30 am)

  • How does the brain sustain attention and create memories?
  • How does our mood influence our cognitive functions?

WORKSHOP 4: Meditation in Movement (Helsinki EEST 6.30-8.00 pm, Zurich CEST 5.30-7.00 pm, New York City EDT 11.30 am-1.00 pm)

  • Why is it easier to calm the mind when we move slowly?
  • Which brain regions are active when we meditate in movement?

 

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 2 weeks (until May 9th 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 or in the WiseMotion online store: https://holvi.com/shop/WiseMotion/

 

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.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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