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FNS1: Principles of Human Motion (Chicago)

  • 1335 West Lake Street Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

2.5 day workshop in Chicago

40% discount returning students to FNS courses. Register here

Our focus in this interactive experience is understanding the relationship between physical forces (both internal and external), 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.  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, the peripheral nervous system, and to the brain. We’ll explore mechano-transduction and the processes that lead to the structural adaptations that we recognize as the fruition of our exercise/therapy/adjustment. We’ll take a look at the brain's response to force and all of the systems that are affected. We'll explore the elements of and develop salutary, favorably mind-altering, life-changing activities and exercises. 


All of MyoTopia's 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. 


  1. Please fill out the form here  - Please make sure to select the proper location.
  2. Then make a payment  via paypal button below or pay via check.  Your registration is not complete until we have received your registration form and course fee.

Times: 9am to 5pm Friday and Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday


$700 if registered by Feb. 14, 2014

$725 If registered after February 14, 2014


Please note: 

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



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Earlier Event: October 19
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