About The Workshop
Join Dr Tamara Russell to explore Body in Mind from her unique perspective. Tamara’s work blends mindful movements from martial arts with body explorations and the investigations of daily movements, weaving neuroscientific principles to enrich the learning. This approach supports a bi-directional link between body and mind – each using the other to support learning and help students connect at both the conceptual and experiential levels. Exercises from her book Mindfulness in Motion will be shared to illustrate these points.
Tamara will share a neurocognitive model of mindfulness, pointing to the four cognitive stages and the three key brain networks that need a good workout to help us develop both awareness of body and mind and their interactions. This work has been presented in her latest book #whatismindfulness. This approach shows how any movement or moment can be mindful if certain brain networks are engaged in certain ways.
The six principles of Pilates (breath, concentration, control, centering, precision and flow) will be explored in relationship to the model. Participants will get a clear understanding of how various practices tap into different parts of the model. Skilful teaching is knowing what to introduce, when and in what format. The model can help you to work in more adaptive and flexible ways with your own practices and with students.
Mindfulness in Motion by Dr Tamara Russell will be available to purchase on the day or via Amazon!
- Exploring practices through a neuroscientific lens
- Exploring through practices, discussion and science
- Blending body, mind and brain insights as we work
Pilates Foundation reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any of the above workshops. In the event of a workshop being cancelled, the organisers are NOT responsible for refunding any personal travel arrangements, hotel reservations, etc. All personal financial arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Therefore please check with your travel agent as to cancellation or transfer fees/policies prior to booking.
Should a workshop be cancelled or re-scheduled and payment for the workshop has already been made, a full refund will be issued, or if you prefer, a transfer of the workshop cost will be made to the rescheduled workshop, or to an alternative workshop hosted by the Pilates Foundation.
The following cancellation penalties apply: Cancellations 4 weeks prior to workshop or more: £25.00 Administration charge; 15 – 28 days prior to workshop: 25% cancellation charge; 8 - 14 days prior to workshop: 50% cancellation charge; 0 – 7days prior to workshop and ‘no shows’ on the day: 100% cancellation charge. Please note, by making a booking, you are deemed to have read and acknowledged the above-mentioned cancellation charges.