BRAIN GYM 101®

Discover a powerful tool for reaching personal goals. This 24 hour experiential course provides an in-depth study of how to use Brain Gym with infants children, adults and seniors.

 

 Brain Gym® 101 consists of various combinations of 26 targeted movements.  It is a means to achieve optimal functioning, improved focus, concentration and memory and is helpful for improving reading, writing, listening, and communication skills. In addition to being an academic tool, it is good for physical goals, and can be a spiritual pathway for personal growth.

 

Participants will leave the course with new tools to use to improve learning and performance. They will find that these tools are immediately applicable in home, school, and everyday life. The movements are easy to do, playful and fun.

Applicable for all ages: for students, educators, parents, artists, athletes, health care practitioners, and business professionals. 

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Early Registration (by 2 weeks prior to class) 

$395 Standard Fee

General Registration (after 2 wks prior to class) 

$425 Standard Fee

Repeater Fee $200 (No Manual) 

BRAIN GYM 170®

FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROVIDERS

 This 32‐hour experiential course that provides an in‐depth study of how to use Brain Gym® with children and adults, with specific adaptations for those who have special needs. Come learn ways to help all reach their true potential using developmental building blocks and brain gym movements from the work of Paul and Gail Dennison and Cecelia Koester.  The simple exercises can have profound and lasting effects over time. 

Neurosciences have discovered that the brain’s plasticity allows for changes in neurological pathways that we previously thought impossible.  Primitive reflexes that weren’t integrated can be integrated through simple movement allowing for postural reflex development and further integration. The movements you learn to do are relaxing and fun and can be used as transitions for focus and ways to prepare for learning. This work is based on the book, "Movement Based Learning for Children of All Abilities", and "I Am the Child", both by Cecelia Koester, M.Ed. Brain Gym® Teacher’s Ed. by Paul and Gail Dennison. See detailed class information below.

Therapists, teachers, caregivers, and parents will benefit from learning how to assess the needs of an individual, develop a Brain Gym® program to meet those needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the program with ways to modify when necessary for best results.

Brain Gym 170® provides excellent applications for a variety of mental and physical challenges including: sensory integration issues, developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), dyslexia, Angelman Syndrome, Down Syndrome, speech impairment, brain injuries, blindness, dearness and impairments caused by strokes.

In this course, students learn:

  • 26 Brain Gym® movements and modifications for special cases

  • 7 Building Block Activities, which support integration of the nervous system

  • The 5-Step balance process which targets goals for learning and performance

  • The Principles behind Edu-K

In this course, students learn:

  • 26 Brain Gym® movements 

  • Several different balances that apply to daily living

  • The 5-Step balance process which targets goals for learning and performance

  • The Principles of Movement Based Learning and the Three Dimensions of learning

  • The Dynamic Brain, removing blocks to learning and ways to enhance success in the classroom.

BRAIN GYM® 

optimal brain organization (obo)

 Brain Gym® is a unique program of physical activities that synchronizes body and mind to enhance learning and achievement for people of all ages and abilities. The fundamental activities and methods of Brain Gym are safe, easy and enjoyable, and they bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in academics and daily life skills.

This course continues to build on the Introductory Brain Gym 101 course providing an in-depth experience of working in the midfield of our body/brain systems. We explore right-left patterns of specialization for our hemispheres, ears, eyes, hands and feet to increase our understanding of the sensory resources we have available to us. Four new five-step learning processes with in-depth noticing techniques are experienced as we move to balance our sensory resources for improved performance.

Optimal Brain Organization is a 16-hour course required for Brain Gym licensure. Brain Gym 101 is the prerequisite.

In this course, students learn:

  • Apply the differences in right brain - left brain leads styles for students and strategies for enhancing attention and memory

  • Enhance Visual and Auditory Processing and the brain's hemispheric connections

  • Notice the effect of the survival and emotional brain areas on whole brain processing

  • Experience the value of whole brain processing - integration

  • Understand the role of natural development and early learning in determining dominance

  • Learn ways to balance Brain Dominance for greater ease in any learning situation.

BRAIN GYM® 

visioncircles

 Visioncircles® offers you an opportunity to discover the incredible world which awaits you when you open to your full sensory awareness. Brain Gym® is a unique program of physical activities that synchronizes body and mind to enhance learning and achievement for people of all ages and abilities. The fundamental activities and methods of Brain Gym are safe, easy and enjoyable, and they bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in academics and daily life skills.

This 24 hour course is an exploration of eight areas, or circles, of perceptual intelligence. Take together, the circles help you develop active vision. In each three-hour circle, you will use the Edu-K five-step educational process to balance for a personal goal related to vision.

Experience how your sight can be enhanced by your other senses! The learning menu includes 34 new Vision Gym activities, as well as Brain Gym® movements, art, and play experiences that easily translate to classrooms and other educational settings. The course offers a developmental framework for understanding the acquisition

Visioncircles® is a 24-hour course. No prerequisites needed. Complements all Brain Gym® classes. 

A sampling of the skills throughout this course include:

  • Self-observation

  • Sound & Sight

  • Soft focus

  • Distance vision

  • Visual Memory

  • Depth Perception

  • Peripheral Vision

  • Eye-hand Coordination

  • Sight & Gravity

  • Pattern-Sensing

  • Centralized Focus

  • Images, feelings & inner vision