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Group by Dr. Hanna Poikonen: www.wisemotionco.com (http://www.wisemotionco.com/) WiseMotion - Understanding the brain in movement, cognition and emotion. Workshops are based on neuroscientific proofs and martial arts & contemporary dance inspired movement practice.

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WiseMotion Urban Retreat Barcelona - Pre Xmas Edition

Anaglifos Art Factory

WiseMotion Urban Retreat Barcelona, November 28 – December[masked] Video about the WiseMotion method https://vimeo.com/335283678 http://wisemotionco.com/2019/09/09/barcelona-2/ Welcome to the four-day intensive course of movement, meditation and neuroscience in Barcelona! Every morning, we’ll immerse into the bodily experience and neuroscientific knowledge with the WiseMotion method. In the afternoons, we’ll have interesting activities around the city. We invite you to enjoy the unique combination of a blissful retreat spirit and a vibrant city holiday. The WiseMotion method improves brain health, holistic well-being and physical abilities with movement, meditation and neuroscience. The WiseMotion workshops consist of movement practice, neuroscientific presentation and conversations. The workshops are designed to promote processes in concentration, stress-reduction, creativity and embodied communication. In addition, physical abilities such as the joint and muscle dynamics, relaxation and balance are improved. During the neuroscientific presentation, Dr. Hanna Poikonen clarifies the content using practical examples and connects the latest scientific discoveries to everyday life. During the conversations, the group deepens their knowledge about the topic of the workshop, based on the personal experiences of the participants and the neuroscientific approach. The WiseMotion method is developed by Dr. Hanna Poikonen. She is a neuroscientist, dancer and movement specialist, and holds a PhD in the neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland). She worked for five years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in brain research and education focusing on prolonged pain, intelligence and creativity. Currently, she is a Guest Researcher at the Örebro University Hospital in Sweden. She has studied movement and meditation in cities such as New York (Gibney Dance, Movement Research), Barcelona (La Caldera, Institut del Teatre), Montreal. Tokyo and Berlin. Explorations in kung fu, tai chi, butoh and somatic methods have taught her a holistic approach to the body and mind. She has toured with WiseMotion worldwide in institutions, festivals and wellness centers such as Harvard Medical School (USA), Swissotel Berlin (Germany), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Joint Dynamics (Hong Kong), and Institut del Teatre (Barcelona). The full program of the WiseMotion course at the Urban Retreat is: Thu November 28th[masked] Preparing the body and the mind for the retreat: Breath, mind and movement[masked] Workshop: The Brain Intertwined - Movement, Emotion and Cognition Fri November 29th[masked] Movement class: Strengthening the body to support cognition[masked] Movement & Neuroscience Workshop: Concentration, Memory and the Brain Sat November 30th[masked] Movement class: Balancing the body to support the emotional understanding[masked] Movement & Neuroscience workshop: Emotions in the Body and Mind Sun December 1st[masked] Movement class: Breath, Cognition and Emotion[masked] Movement & Neuroscience Workshop: Sleep, Calming Down and the Brain The WiseMotion course fee: 270 euros Students, unemployed and retired -15% Movement class: We prepare the breath, body and mind for the day by meditation in movement and by physical movement exercises activating the muscles and the joints. The exercises are designed to support the brain processes which will be discussed on the workshops of the day. Movement & Neuroscience Workshop: Each workshop starts with a short neuroscientific introduction to the topic of the day. It is followed by a movement exercise after which we get more profound neuroscientific information about the topic. Afternoon activities Thu: 20-23 Welcome tapas & wine at Pepa Pla Fri: 15-18 Historical tour in the old town (el Gotico) and Xmas markets Sat: 15-18 Visit in the Museu Nacional Art Catalunya (MNAC) Sun: 13-15 Farewell lunch at Flax & Kale Passage

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