Human brain is the most complex structure in the universe that we know of. As Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert quotes: “We have a brain for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements.” So how did it happen that in modern society movement is seen as luxury rather than necessity?
What is intelligence for us? According to Oxford dictionary: “Intelligence: ability to acquire knowledge and skill”. Even though the word “skill” is used in a definition, I bet the first thing you imagine when someone mentions an intelligent person will not be a college football player. It is very common to judge intelligence only by the amount of theoretical knowledge.
For a very long time it has been thought that complex physical skills cannot be developed once past a certain age or without the requisite talent. This belief still restricts people in the choice of their physical practice and it would be a great relief for me personally if the fact that this information is wrong reached as many people as possible.
Injury can be a devastating event that puts the end to a sports career or simply leaves you unmotivated to do any kind of physical practice. But depending on how you look at it, it can also be a door into self discovery and a very valuable learning experience. I truly believe it is important to know a bit about the subject even if you are only an amateur. Knowledge is power and possessing at least some sort of correlated information leads to much wiser decisions and better assessments of the situations.
Charlie is one of the teachers at The Bamboo Body. After entering the Movement Culture with Joseph Bartz, in Berlin, he now teaches this method in the only training facility dedicated to this approach in Barcelona and Spain.
In Bamboo Body we have a special section where we gathered very special set of tools that is aimed specifically on development of people involved in Motor Sports.
We share with you our “immune booster Juice and some additional nutritional recommendations from our nutritionist, Kiira Cabrera.
Glenn is a writer who finds inner peace in Movement which helps him become inspired when he sits downs in front of a blank sheet of paper. Now he trains with The Bamboo Body and says he can positively develop himself in different physical and psychological aspects.
Anna, one of the teachers at The Bamboo Body, explains what the Movement Culture is, where it is born, what benefits it has, and who can practice it.
The day had arrived. The preparations had finished days before and everything was ready for the grand opening of The Bamboo Body.
We invite you to step away from your everyday life, and join us in our 8 day retreat in the stunning countryside of Cantabria in the north of Spain. We will stay in a beautiful rural house in a small village between mountains and forest, and 20 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean with its breathtaking beaches.
Our aim is to help you rediscover ways of taking care of yourself, by learning different skills that will help you create an adaptable body.
We believe that each one of us is unique which is why we have designed this retreat so that it can adapt to you and your own needs. We all are different and it is important to listen to our body and understand what it needs at different levels. We will guide you and encourage you to reach and sustain your goals.
Movement is a fascinating and infinite world where you can touch the deepest layer of you as a human being that is unfortunately getting forgotten as the technology progress increases. We are eager to share with you our passion for movement so you can return home with a full toolbox of practical ideas for your personal development
Each day will be divided in two training sessions:
1. Training session involving organic strength development tools
- Optimizing adaptability of one’s body to the changing environment involving nature as a stimulus
- Strength work involving another human body, contributory stressors
- Low gate locomotion patterns and work with the ground
- Plyometric work and techniques for optimizing power outputs of the lower limbs
- Basics of gymnastics strength training and programming
- Basics of hand balancing
- Active mobility and principles of development of usable ranges of motion
2. Guided movement research tools
- Partner work and movement games
- Techniques for development the proper locomotion practice
- Concepts of kinesthetic intelligence amplification
- Techniques from various disciplines to increase body awareness and quality of movement
- Reflex training
Some activities will be held in the space created especially for movement activities, others will involve natural environment in the beautiful region of Cantabria with its stunning views, dense forests and magnificent beaches.
Another important aspect of health is the way we fuel our body, this is where another pillar of the retreat comes in. Nutrition.
Every day we will nourish all our cells with delicious homemade food specially thought to restore our bodies. Our nutritionist will be in charge of creating the menu and feeding our moving bellies, so we have all the energy we need to get through the day feeling at our best.
During the retreat we will give important information about basic nutrition, and how to find the best foods that nourish you as an individual person. Another day we will all be chefs, and create delicious healthy snacks, for our daily life.
Every morning we will have a space, with a guided meditation and breathing exercises
Contact with nature is crucial for our wellbeing. As human beings we seem to have forgotten where we came from. We truly believe in the restoring power of being in contact with the earth. Getting away from the concrete of the cities, and immersing ourselves in mountains, forest, seas, with its pure oxygen, and cleaning powers.
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Kiira Cabrera, our nutritionist, brings you a healthy and original recipe. Nutritious foods, that boosts your energy and your immune system.
We organize first in Spain Ido Portal's Corset workshop in collaboration with La Huella Crossfit Barcelona. All info about the event and registration are in the following link: http://lahuellacrossfitbarcelona.com/the-corset-barcelona-3-4-june-2017-by-ido-portal/
CREATIVE MOVEMENT TOOLS
This workshop is an introduction to different concepts related to dance and movement. It will give the participants tools to develop their movement practice and to expend their technical, expressive, and creative range of movement possibilities.
Participants will be exposed to a number of subjects providing a wide overview of the world of dance and its applications to other movement practices.
Coordination - Develop neurological connections, expand movement complexity, and increase capacity for information management with a range of coordination drills using different parts of the body in varied relationships to each other.
Floor Work - Learn how to negotiate the ground - going in and out of the floor, gliding, rolling, melting and organizing yourself in communication with the ground.
Gaining confidence in bringing your body close to the floor in different ways is an important ingredient for movement freedom as a tool to improve your daily activities and your general wellbeing through the conditioning of joints, improving ranges of motion, displaying sequential ability and expression.
Manipulating the body with softness and efficiency over a surface that is hard and non-forgiving is a highly valuable skill for anyone who moves on this planet and under its gravity.
Spine Work - Develop a fluid, mobile, smart and resilient spine with easy to learn, progressive approach to Spine Segment Control - spinal waves, spirals and circular patterns used to construct an improvised spinal motion that can be used both for healing, injury prevention, self expression, mobility and improving efficiency in any movement that pass through the central axis.
12 hours spread over 2 days, 10:00AM - 18:00PM on both days with a lunch break scheduled at 13:00-15:00
Centro Civico de la Barceloneta, Carrer de la Conreria, 1-9
This event is lead by Shai Faran
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We recommend packing your own food for lunch as at certain locations getting food might be a problem.
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