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FNS1 Course: Principles of Human Motion

  • Temescal Canyon, Santa Monica Temescal Canyon Rd Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 United States (map)

Our focus in this interactive experience is understanding the relationship between physical forces, the body and the brain. Physical activities shape the body by stimulating the tissues to adapt. It turns out that physical activity also shapes your brain.1  The crux of the matter is that the brain adapts specifically to how the activity is done. These adaptations then initiate specific hormone cascades that impact behavior, mood, immune function, endocrine activity, etc., which in turn effect the physical response of your musculoskeletal system. In other words, just doing it (even if you’re doing the exercise with proper form) is not enough to guarantee favorable results. The plasticity of our brains gives us the opportunity to rewire ourselves through motion - for better or for worse.

We will trace the paths and effects of force from outside the body, through the connective/contractile tissue continuum, to the brain. We’ll explore mechano-transduction and other processes that lead to the structural adaptations that we recognize as the fruition of our exercise/therapy/adjustments. We’ll take a look at the brain's response to force and all of the systems that are affected. Using this information, we will create salutary, favorably mind-altering, life-changing activities and exercises.





All of MyoTopia's FNS 1 and 2 courses are taught by Jacques Henri Taylor. He is a neuroscientist, certified as a MAT and RTS master level specialist. He has been a member of the teaching staff for both organizations for over ten years and developed the FNS courses.


LOCATION: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA

Our classroom for FNS 1 and FNS 2 is in the middle of a beautiful state park in the Santa Monica Mountains. This makes for a rich learning environment.



FNS1:  Feb 6-8, 2015

FNS2:  March 20-22, 2015

Course start at 9am and end at 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday it starts at 9am and ends at 1pm.



Please note: 

40% discount returning students to FNS courses. Please email Jacques at for further information.



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