About Ann Wallin

Ann is a qualified movement awareness practitioner and has been a student of the work of Moshe Feldenkrais for 10 years. For many years she studied business and how people and human behaviour affect the success of a business. She was known for being able to create inclusive, productive and safe workplace cultures. The study of how to connect with people on a deeper level through sensing, feeling and touch was a natural step for Ann to take on. She has been intrigued with and absorbing all information available on how the brain learns and how people can adapt to new and nonhabitual ways of moving and behaving.

Combined with her Bachelor of Commerce degree and her Masters in Business Administration Ann has invested hundreds of hours completing her designation as a Neuromovement practitioner qualified to work with both Adults and Special needs children. She has done many movement lessons herself, taught movement lessons to groups for several years and developed her touch through one-on-one Functional Synthesis sessions.

During her training and since her graduation Ann has received many unsolicited positive comments on how the work has made a positive impact on her students. She is passionate about continuing to share this work with as many people as possible.

Neuromovement

The brain was meant to control movement in your body.  Whether it is the movement of thought or emotion (e – MOTION) or physical movement the very function of the brain is movement.

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We now know scientifically that from about age 20 onward the adult human brain loses about 80,000 brain cells a day or 30 million per year.  This means that over time your activities, your sleep and your brain power decline unless you undertake a deliberate and intentional way to regenerate new neural pathways. The good news is that recent studies have shown that regardless of your age the brain is capable of regenerating neurons if you use a deliberate and intentional approach. Brain Body Talk offers services that help you to re-wire your brain through small, gentle movements

If you are a business manager we can help you to achieve a better memory, clearer thinking and calmer emotions and we can work with your employees to move better, have better control over their emotions and their thinking which in turn increases productivity and reduces absenteeism. If you are horse back rider, a musician or sports enthusiast we can work with your brain to take full advantage of its capabilities; to move without pain, have a calmed nervous system, sleep better and have an increased ability to cope with stresses in your life. If you compare the cost of partnering with Brain Body Talk to paying for a gym pass, a massage or attending a yoga class you would find that we hold a large value proposition!

The brain was meant to control movement in your body.  Whether it is the movement of thought or emotion (e – MOTION) or physical movement the very function of the brain is movement. Unfortunately, as we age  from about the age of 20 on we start to limit the movement pathways in our brain.  These pathways get further limited and narrowed through injury; the type of work we do and the habits and patterns we create. Gradually, we start to realize that we just can’t do a hand stand, a cartwheel, skip rope, ride a horse, ski downhill, do yoga poses, as well as we used to. Sometimes, when we try to pretend that we still can do these things in the same way we hurt ourselves even further or at a minimum suffer stiffness and pain the next day. What neuromovement does is re-introduce to your brain new ways of moving that could allow you to do all your favourite activities.

Anat Baniel; trademarked the term Neuromovement to create a greater awareness of how the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method work. This work cannot be compared to any other kind of work as it stands alone in its ability to move beyond the physical limitations people are experiencing and get to the centre of changing the brain. It is not yoga or pilates or dance or even alternative; it is simply teaching your brain, in a way that your brain can understand, how to be different in the world.
It is small, subtle movements that observers cannot necessarily see but are tremendously powerful for the student who is experiencing them. The movements should never create pain as in pain the brain shuts down. They are done slowly and mindfully in order to give the students brain a chance to process different opportunities for moving. Any movement done fast only recreates the “habits” or patterns people have fallen into and no new learning can take place.