NeuEra - Belgium, April 26 to 28, 2024 - Certified Movement Architect - Module 1 & 2

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Face-to-face training

 

April 26 to 28, 2024.
Location: ULTEAM, Route de Mons, 637, 7130 Binche,
Belgium



Purchasing the training allows you to reserve your place and will also give you access to our education platform. You will therefore be able to watch the course again in rebroadcast. 


Module 1 Movement Vocabulary

Learning to move well goes way beyond simple training, it's literally a form of language! And for the conversation to flow smoothly, it is important to have acquired and practiced the fundamentals! Isn't it difficult and frustrating to have a conversation in a foreign language that you haven't yet mastered?

Many disciplines can help us learn about ourselves, but there is something unique in the way we move our body, in the ease of doing it, in the grace with which we manage to do it but In all of this, there is above all a process to get there. For the observer, beauty is in the result; for the practitioner, beauty is in the process!

Learning that we have difficulty moving, learning that we do not feel comfortable with our body, learning to undo beliefs such as being too old, not having balance or coordination, these are all discoveries that can be brought to light through rigorous and varied practice! Having a good vocabulary also means that any learning related to this vocabulary will be easier and faster!

Learn to dance? Accessible.

Starting a new sport? Accessible.

Getting into martial arts practice? Accessible.

Simply operate with ease on a daily basis? This should be the norm. Have a body that has the intelligence to adapt when the conditions of our environment are not optimal without having to consciously intervene? Easy as a finger! Learn to trust yourself, learn to trust your body to navigate a chaotic world full of surprises!

So, in this first course of the Architect of Movement certification, it will be about the acquisition of a varied vocabulary in order to allow more complex conversations to be had over the course of the courses that follow.

Before you learn how to do a backflip, you have to learn how to jump, right?

Rhythm, precision and balance are the pillars.

On the menu :

  • Isolate joint movement (level 1)
  • Integrate the different tensions, the movement of the center of mass, the coordination of movement in space, the strength of the levers, the use of tools to force the integration process, the work of partners to open the doors of the Matrix… (level 2-3-4)
  • Improvise, where the game mixes with the game for a better ability to adapt! (level 5 and other complementary pearls) We will learn to move, to communicate and learn to play! Come play with us! 

 Module 2 Mastering Tension

“An attention deficit or a tension deficit?” 

Where our first module made us explore and refine our “movement vocabulary”, module 2 teaches us a little more about the notion of control. Many of those who are adept at physical performance do so naturally and often have difficulty explaining how they achieve it. When we ask for advice, very often we can be told the “way” to do it, if we are lucky, we will have progressions to get there, mThe most successful people are often those who have the best compensation strategies (or just ways to cheat moves) but rarely will we have an understanding of how and why. 


 This limits our ability to transfer what we have learned to other movements or other sporting practices! 

Inside this module on how to control tension, we'll dive into some concepts beyond just the training protocol. It is important to understand the factors that can influence the intensity of tension in our movements and movements. Concepts such as the bases of support, the manipulation of the center of mass and the understanding of the different levers on the transfer of force complement our process of acquiring new movements. It allows us to understand how to make exercises easier or more difficult, but also to perceive the ways in which we too often manipulate exercises to our advantage in order to make them easier or accessible. 

I also introduce, at the beginning of the module, the concepts of research, creativity and exploration. In a training world, whether indoors or outdoors, in the rehabilitation sphere as well as in recreational or performance environments, we become very mechanical/protocol: do it this way, do your periodization in a very structured way to optimize your results, eat according to this philosophy to lose weight, etc. 


We then leave aside the whole approach of play, curiosity, research and connection to how our body moves and reacts within our practice! Vital parts of many approaches to physical and psychological wellness and healing constantly redirect us toward connection to the body, “embodiment,” “incorporating” our experience. Have you ever heard of the mind-body approach? Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years, I figure you must have an idea! There is therefore not “one” approach, but rather one way of approaching our practice. For example, a bodybuilder may very well do it in a way that helps him make the connection!


No more discussions! To get back to the heart of the matter, our capacity to create or sustain tension is often very limited. We have the ability to produce tension in very specific amplitudes, but what happens when we have to produce tension outside of this “comfort” zone? Usually, this is where the problems arise: stretching, straining, tearing, contracture, sprains… So what would be the interesting thing to do? Develop more control, i.e. have the ability to control tension over greater joint ranges? Why not! In this module, you will have the opportunity to revisit traditional movements with very specific variations, but also, you will be able to discover slightly more “funky” movements (Salt Bae squat? Salada split?) with the aim of allowing you to develop an extraordinary capacity for adaptation!


Bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance. Come join me in module 2 to deepen your knowledge of Movement Architecture!

 

Former 

Charles Robert
 

Trainer/coach

Massage therapist-physiotherapist

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