6:30pm Thursday April 26th, 2012
6761 Sebastopol Ave,
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Cognitive and Neuroscience Research can improve movement learning. Movement learning does not just change our bodies but also changes our brains and biology. Therefore it is important to align movement, teaching and learning with how the brain aids perception and helps create action. Anne will provide a dynamic framework for learning conscious movement and provide practical tips from current brain-research to improve your own movement learning. These skills can be applied to everyday life, yoga practice, learning to knit, recovering from a stroke or injury. Through stories and video we will explore simple movements in your chair with subsequent explanations. She hopes to blend experiential learning and science for a fun and informative presentation.
Anne is a Sonoma County native who grew-up in West County. She opened her Petaluma Pilates studio in 2002. While working in the studio she noticed profound effects on students bodies and wondered how this might change their brains. This led her to pursue a Mind, Brain and Education Masters at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied the most effective movement education based on cognitive and neuroscience research. While at Harvard she developed ‘Body-Brain Connect’ an organization dedicated to connecting brain science to movement practice. Body Brain Connect now offers consulting, workshops, seminars and educational services to movement teachers, researchers, organizations and businesses.