FREE: What is Movement With A Brain (A tour & syllabus)

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(On own time and pre-requisite to course)

Movement With A Brain Foundational Neurobiology

Need to Know Neuroanatomy and Theory Part 1 & 2

Adult Learning & Neuroplasticity

Anatomy of a Neuron and Neuroplasticity

Must Know Terms: Nervous System

Directed, intentional, adaptive neuroplasticity: what it means and how to achieve it (Dr. Huberman lecture/interview excerpts)

Resources: Book list, neuroanatomy terms and web links

LIVE (with video and slides you keep and study at own pace)

Live Week 1 **Tackling Business Topics (we will continue to touch upon these topics throughout the course)

Refine: Identifying core values as it relates to life and business

Identifying ideal student/client/class

Explain: How to teach new approaches and strategies for introducing new content

Titrate: How much, when and where to offer new material

Live Week 2 & 3 **Foundations of teaching movement: Cue

Internal cueing: verbal

external: verbal and visual

visual imagery cueing

proprioceptive cueing

relevant teaching theory: Ecological and environmental psychology

Gentile's taxonomy of tasks and how to understand regressing and progressing motor teaching/learning through the lens of the nervous system: shapes of movement etc

Live Week 4 **Foundational Skills: Fuel

The nose knows: benefits of nasal breathing

Diaphragm and Phrenic Nerve

Need to know terms: Bohr Effect, Co2 tolerance, Hypocapnia

Buteyko, Wim Hoff and other methods

Integrating: ideas for resistance breathing and increasing Co2 tolerance

Integration: Ladder Breathing (coordinating movement with breath beyond vinyasa)

Banded breath, crocodile breath and lateral rib expansion

Live Week 5 **Nervous System: Architecture

Cranial Nerves

practical application: movement for each cranial nerve such as eye and tongue movement

Spinal Nerves

Move/innervate: neural flossing/mobilization and ELDOA

Live Week 6 & 7 **Foundational Skills: Balance

Theory/Assessment: Rhombergs, Fukuda Step, Single stance and Gait

VOR, VORc, Opposed gaze

Feet First, slide show from my live course

How/where to embed/integrate into classes

Live Week 8 & 9 **Foundational Skills: Coordinate

Theory/Assessment: RAPS, foot tap, finger to nose etc

Infinity Walk (also good for VOR and neck mobility)

Coordination Charts

Burdenko Land (dual tasking)

Stroop Effect (Dual tasking and Cognitive Load)

More in depth cerebellum

Live Week 10 **Foundational Skills: See

Theory/assessment: two visual pathways, visual field test, convergence test



Gaze Stabilization

Foveal vs Panoramic vision and implications for posture and stress reduction

Live Week 11 & 12 **Foundational Skills: Clarify

Cortical maps and how they degrade and improve

Mapping the Shoulder, spine, pelvis (as examples)

Cueing with light: Laser mobility

Clarifying with sensation: using hands, kinesiotape and topical information for better movement

Arthrokinetic reflex/joint mobilization

Contraction/relaxation maps for improved cortical maps

Week 13 **Gait, posture and reflexes: Affecting Involuntary movement

Cerebellum more in depth

Basal Ganglia

Circuits of movement

PMRF and brain stem

Eye position reflexes

Week 14 **Integration: Stacking, combining and implementing

Neck isometrics with tongue/jaw/eyes

Head positions for SSC with compass lunge and knee mobility

Head isometrics for shoulders

Neuro-informed vinyasa

Beyond Drishti

Additional resources:

Intake Form

Simple Tools for Reset

Your Instructor

** erin jade **
** erin jade **

Erin has a degree in art and considers creativity in its many forms to be a core value in her life and work. In addition to writing and making music, teaching and movement have been a mainstay in her life since as a child she taught dance to her stuffed animals. She has been offering yoga & movement instruction and manual therapy to a wide range of ages and abilities since 2004. Teaching a large spectrum of abilities and needs over the years has shaped her ability to adapt, invent and continually seek education for a generous tool box from which to draw. She believes that class content should translate to functional skills applicable to every-day life so we may remain and become strong, mobile, present, balanced and confident to participate in all the activities we enjoy.

In 2014 following the birth of her son and a delve in to modern postural yoga history, she was compelled to pivot away from traditional yoga toward interdisciplinary movement and the burgeoning field of applied neuroscience, rekindling her long-standing love of the brain. She considers it vital to assess and improve the way our nervous system functions because movement output quality and quantity hinges upon how we absorb and process information in the brain. We take in information by way of the inner ear (vestibular system) visual system (coordination and strength of eyes and visual areas of the brain including how vision informs posture, gait, balance and more) and proprioception (sense of body in space), and can make huge gains by training these sensory systems.

In addition to vision and vestibular training, her classes incorporate breathing, joint mobilization, dynamic balance, foot mobility, active stretching, stabilization, coordination, floor work and deliberate rest. She frequently utilizes resistance bands, blankets, socks and balls for both brain-enhancement, play, therapy.

She also offers unique, brain-centered education for yoga and movement teachers looking to expand their knowledge base in a competitive market via online courses and a monthly membership.

Her writing about the business of teaching yoga and challenges of transitioning into other modalities inspired her serialized audiobook podcast The Whole Beautiful.

p.s. Follow Erin on Instagram at Movement Fluency


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