April 10th-13th 2024: WiseMotion Retreat – Brain Health Today, Tomorrow and in 10 Years with Dr. Hanna Poikonen
Location: Six Senses Ibiza is a breath-taking resort in the Balearic Islands of Spain surrounded by beautiful coastline and lush nature. This luxurious resort guarantees the state-of-the-art facilities for the WiseMotion Retreat.
Watch below our Retreat video which is part of the In Pursuit for Wellness series by BBC StoryWorks and Global Wellness Institute.
“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
“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
“A really refreshing experience” – Journalist, Finland
“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
This retreat will focus on movement and meditation practices for generating brain health and science behind them. Dr. Hanna Poikonen will share the latest research about brain health, and physical and emotional wellbeing, the knowledge of which we will deepen with embodied exercises.
Our Retreat will be a combination of joyful, mindful and calming movement exercises, insightful scientific discoveries and group conversations. We will understand how our brain processes our senses, stays focused and creative, and reaches high performance over a long time span in a sustainable and healthy way. We will understand and experience how to maintain our brain health, and most of all, how to apply this knowledge at work, home and leisure effortlessly. We will learn meditation and movement practices to enhance mental clarity, cognitive performance and social interaction and understand these processes in the brain.
Is this retreat right for you?
Do you feel like your brain functions in an optimal way? Or are there moments in your life that you would like to feel more focused, creative and mindful with yourself and others? This three-day retreat looks at all elements which support brain health in a long run – movement, creativity, mental clarity and social interaction – by experiencing through movement and understanding through science. If you are open to learn, reflect and connect and wish to improve your inner strength and find your full brain potential, this retreat is for you.
- Improved mental and emotional wellbeing through mindful movement exercises and scientific knowledge.
- Improved physical abilities such as embodied awareness, joint and muscle dynamics and balance.
- A safe and calm space for stress relief and reflections on your brain health for the years to come.
- Three nights’ accommodation in at the Six Senses Ibiza
- Breakfasts, lunches and dinners (excluding alcohol drinks)
- Daily group workshops with Dr. Hanna Poikonen
- AIVO – On Contemplation workbook by Dr. Hanna Poikonen
- Unlimited access to large outdoor pool and the Six Senses Spa with use of steam room and fitness center
- Access to our weekly schedule of complimentary activities including yoga, meditation, fitness, sound healing, hiking and more
- Access to library and unlimited WiFi
- Welcome drink and in-room Six Senses bottled water
*Transfers from the Ibiza airport are available on request with an additional price.
Dr. Hanna Poikonen
The WiseMotion method is developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen who has several first-author neuroscientific publications. She is a neuroscientist, dancer and mover, and holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience of movement 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 (Ibiza and Douro Valley), Joali Being (Maldives), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Alive Wellness (Hong Kong), and Brain Film Fest (Barcelona, Spain). In addition, Hanna has taught on several online platforms such as Digital Capsule of Dublin Dance Festival and International Association for Dance Medicine & Science iConference.
Schedule of the Retreat
Wednesday April 10th
17-19 Opening of the retreat and introduction to movement meditation
Thursday April 11th
10-11 Movement activation: Concentration
11-13.30 Brain health today: Neuroscience of stress relief and concentration
Friday April 12th
10-11 Movement activation: Memory
11-13.30 Brain health tomorrow: Physical exercise and creativity in enriched environment
Saturday April 13th
9:30-10 Movement meditation: Calm nervous system
10-11 Brain health in ten years: Sleep, curiosity and purpose
11-11.30 Closure of the retreat
Contact us for your offer.
The WiseMotion Retreat is given by the neuroscientist Dr. Hanna Poikonen. She is the founder of WiseMotion Community and has taught her method for people from 13 to 85 years old in Europe, North America and Asia.