WiseMotion Online Workshops

Participate any time and as many times as you want!

Four WiseMotion online workshops which include physical exercise, talk on neuroscience, extensive neuroscientific references and email/video Q&A. The workshops are suitable for everyone and can be made in small spaces.

Workshop 1: Calming down the mind and the body (45 min – 20 min physical exercise and 25 min neuroscientific presentation)

– Suits well for revealing stress and anxiety, and for a gentle morning wake-up or in the evening as a calming routine to improve sleep.

– Shot in a beautiful scenery at the Swiss Alps.


Workshop 2: Enhancing focus and awareness (45 min – 20 min physical exercise and 25 min neuroscientific presentation)

– Suits well for enhancing concentration when working from home and to mobilize the body after extensive sitting and inactivity.

– Shot in a beautiful scenery at the Swiss Alps.


Workshop 3: Embodied Collaboration and Stress Relieve (60 min – 30 min physical exercise and 30 min neuroscientific presentation)

– Suits well for improving connection with oneself, the environment and each other. The workshops offers techniques in enhancing positive group dynamics and team building.

– You’ll understand the harm of prolonged stress for the brain and learn ways to cut down the vicious cycle of prolonged stress.


Workshop 4: Imagination, Creativity and the Brain (60 min – 30 min physical exercise and 30 min neuroscientific presentation)

– Suits well for enhancing creativity in all professional fields and in everyday life.

– You’ll understanding the brain functions behind the creative process.


Video about the WiseMotion method:

WiseMotion is a method developed by Hanna Poikonen (PhD in neuroscience of movement, dance and music, University of Helsinki) which improves physical abilities, self-awareness and non-verbal communication with the means of movement and neuroscience. The structure of each workshops is following: We start with a guided movement improvisation (20 minutes) after which Hanna tells about the movement experience from the point of view of neuroscience (25 minutes). She’ll also go through shortly how certain imbalances of the body and brain can be alleviated by movement, breathing and music. Extensive neuroscientific references are provided and questions answered via email and/or video.

20% discounted prices:

Price of one workshop 25 €
Two workshops 40 €
All four workshops 69 €

Students, unemployed and retired are eligible for a 30% discount.

You’ll receive a course certificate of your participation.

You can purchase your ticket directly in: https://holvi.com/shop/WiseMotion/ or via PayPal to hanna.poikonen@gmail.com
For any questions, please contact hanna@wisemotionco.com


WiseMotion is a method developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen which improves brain health, physical abilities and self-awareness with the means of movement and neuroscience. WiseMotion workshop includes guided improvisation, neuroscientific explanation of the experience, and a conversation which will be conducted via email and/or video. On a WiseMotion workshop, experience and knowledge come together and deepen understanding by utilizing the wisdom of both subjective experience and objective knowledge.

Hanna has taught WiseMotion to all ages from 13 to 82, in English, Spanish and Finnish, and in North America, Europe and Asia. WiseMotion has toured in conferences in Harvard Medical School (United States) and Swissotel Berlin (Germany) and in festivals and institutions such as Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Gibney Dance (New York City), Iris (Hong Kong), Magnesia (Helsinki), Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) and Alive Wellness (Hong Kong).

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 creativity, imagination and self-awareness. In addition, the physical abilities, such as muscle tension and relaxation as well as balance, are improved. The workshop starts by bringing attention to the breath. Slowly, we invite the body to calm movement focusing on the bodily sensations. During improvisation, we are smoothly carried by individual creative movement. Everyone moves on their own level of skills and fitness. Music accompanies the workshop from breathing to the end of the movement improvisation. Beautiful melodies, sounds of nature and rhythmic structures create a harmonic atmosphere.

The neuroscientific material and group conversation aim to improve general wellbeing 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. In the email conversation, everyone gets an opportunity to share one’s thoughts and feelings related to the topic of the workshop, movement and neuroscience.


Dr. Hanna Poikonen
Hanna Poikonen is originally from Finland, but movement practice and science have brought her to live in Singapore, Australia, Switzerland and Costa Rica. For several years already, she is based in Barcelona which is a fascinating hub for the versatile methods in movement combining the theoretical approach common in North Europe and North America to the strong lived experience of South European and Latin American movement scenes.

She started dancing from the street styles going through modern to contemporary dance. She has studied dance in the cities such as New York (Gibney Dance, Movement Research), Barcelona (La Caldera, Institut del Teatre), Monreal (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.

Hanna pursued her PhD degree on neuroscience of dance and music in May 2018 (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland). Before that, she worked for 5 years with brain research and education in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) focusing on the neuroscience of learning, pain and creativity. Currently, she continues her postdoctoral research at the ETH Zurich.

Outside of dance and science, she loves to spend time with the family and friends, learn about different cultures, eat well, and have adventures in the raw nature from tropics to the arctic zone.


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