Ever wonder how to be a better movement practitioner or teacher? After 10 + years of teaching Pilates, anatomy and biomechanics I learned that directing my teaching to the body alone is not enough. Movement begins in the brain therefore, it’s equally important to teach the brain. Luckily the field of neuroscience can offer movement practitioners and teachers insights into how to be more effective.
The goal of Body Brain Connect is to bridge the fields of brain science and movement practice. Understanding the body brain connection can improve rehabilitation to professional sports and dance. The following professional fields such as medical rehabilitation, i.e. physical and occupational therapy, psychology, i.e. somatic psychology and brain fitness and mind body modalities including yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Gyrotonics, can all increase their effectiveness with knowledge about the brain.
Body Brain Connect was developed and refined by Anne Bishop at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Mind, Brain and Education (MBE)* Masters program. The goal of the Body Brain Connect is to reciprocally integrate cognitive and neuroscience research with movement education and practice. Movement practitioners and teachers have a wealth of knowledge to share with current researchers in this field. Such combined research and science can inform movement teaching and learning.
Body Brain Connect offers consulting, workshops, seminars and educational services, to movement teachers, researchers, organizations and businesses. Researchers can connect with movement practitioners and teachers to gather information, insights and ideas. Just as the body and brain act as a feedback loop so too can research and practice. I invite you to join Body Brain Connect as a practitioner, teacher or researcher with the common goal of learning more about the body and brain connection.
*To learn more about the Mind, Brain and Education Master’s Degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education click here.