September 16th-17th 2023: WiseMotion Weekend with Dr. Hanna Poikonen – Creative Movement and the Brain
Location: TSC Studio (Tero Saarinen Company at Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1E, 3rd floor, Helsinki
“I found the workshops really helpful and reassuring. Hanna’s approach was great and I really enjoyed the mix between theory and practical work.” – Florence, Occupational therapist, London
“Really appreciated the elegant combination of creative movement and neuroscience” – Scientist, Berlin
“Warm and good feeling both physically and mentally”
– Professional contemporary dancer, USA
“Super great! Room for insights and sharing!” – Movement specialist, Sweden
“Hanna’s guidance was so gentle and inspiring, provide a very relaxed environment. Focus “just” on the body, feels like been to a sanctuary after the class. What we all need to find our way back to our own body! Highly recommend.” – Yvonne, integrated therapist, Hong Kong
“Hanna is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher/instructor who makes my brain dance.” – Filmmaker, Sweden
“I feel like I had returned home” – Arja, Recently retired, Finland
“On the workshops, I especially liked that, in addition to lectures, they also included embodied tasks which on their side enhanced my learning” – Virva, Choreographer, Helsinki
“I am very happy that I found you Hanna, you are doing a great job and you have a very nice personality!” – Movement coach, Zurich
Video about the WiseMotion method https://vimeo.com/335283678
During the weekend, we will immerse in creative movement and meditation practices and learn the science behind them. Dr. Hanna Poikonen will share the latest brain and health research about physical and emotional wellbeing and we deepen our knowledge with embodied exercises. The weekend is open for everyone without background in movement and science. Teaching language is Finnish and English on request.
The WiseMotion Weekend will be a combination of joyful and calming movement exercises, insightful scientific discoveries and group conversations. We will understand how our brain processes our senses, creates harmony and reaches high performance over a long time span. We understand and experience how to collaborate at work, home and leisure through joy. We learn meditation and movement practices to enhance mental clarity, creativity and social interaction, and understand these processes in the brain.
- Improved mental and emotional wellness through clear mind, creativity, and joy
- Improved physical abilities such as embodied awareness, joint and muscle dynamics and balance
- A safe and calm space for stress relief and connection
Dr. Hanna Poikonen
The WiseMotion method is developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen. She is a neuroscientist, dancer and movement specialist, and holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland). Currently, she continues her research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in brain research and education. She is also a researcher at Örebro University Hospital in Sweden focusing on creative movement, neuroscience and mental health. She has studied contemporary dance, martial arts and meditation in New York, Montreal, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin and Helsinki.
Hanna has toured with WiseMotion worldwide in institutions, festivals and wellness centers such as Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA), Gibney Dance (New York City, USA), Six Senses Douro Valley (Portugal), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Alive Wellness (Hong Kong), and Institut del Teatre (Barcelona, Spain). In addition, Hanna has taught on several online platforms such as Digital Capsule of Dublin Dance Festival, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science iConference and Global Wellness Summit 2021.
Schedule of the Weekend:
Saturday September 16th
14-15.30 Body movement – Physical exercise, metaphors and wellbeing
15.30-17 How to concentrate better?
Sunday September 17th
11.00-12.30 Meditation and calming down through movement
12.30-14.00 How to sleep better?
4 workshops: 155 euros
2 workshops: 89 euros
1 workshop: 48 euros
Preliminary neuroscience material: 15 euros per workshop, 50 euros for all 4 workshops
Students, unemployed, retired and Friends of Tero Saarinen Company-15%