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FNS2 Course: Mindful Motion

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

Physical activities shape the body by stimulating the tissues to adapt. It turns out that physical activity also shapes the brain. The crux of the matter is that the brain adapts specifically to how the activity is done. Under specific conditions, contracting muscles produce hormones that can change the structure of the brain and therefore, the products of your mind. FNS2 is an exploration of the physics, biochemistry, and neurophysiology that lead to these mind-altering changes. 

This course is about developing tools to help ourselves and our clients shift - body, brain, and mind. FNS2 is a movement oriented course. In this interactive course, participants will experience the practical application of material that is covered in a variety of physical scenarios. Over 2.5 days, we will review and give more detail to the specific hormone cascades initiated by physical activity that impact behavior, mood, immune function, endocrine activity, muscle and connective tissue adaptation, etc., which in turn effect the physical response of your musculoskeletal system. A large portion of the course will be practical experiences providing the opportunity to explore the following:

  • The malleable and inextricable relationship between the mind and the body.
  • The neuroanatomical, neuromuscular, and arthrokinematic affects of “Just doing It”.
  • How to strategically use the entirety of the exercise experience (to be defined/refined in class) to get what you want from your body/mind.

Attendees will participate in a range of physical activities to demonstrate the application of the subjects that are discussed. Be prepared to move. Our study and practical exploration will allow us to create an endless library of beneficial and propitiously mind/body altering exercises and activities.


FNS2 is only held in Los Angeles.

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


About the teacher

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. 


What students say about this course

"The information was interesting and applicable to my practice. I was impressed with the balance and stimulating mixture of knowledge and practical application. I learned cutting edge information in neurophysiology and neurochemistry delivered in a unique educational setting. I highly recommend the courses for any professional implementing exercise in a variety of environments. Put it on your "must do" continuing education list."

–  Greg M. AHFSc, MATm, RTSm

"I'm just very grateful for all the things FNS is helping me see. Today it helped me home in on what I'd like to be a guiding principle of the way I work with people: ease. Making change as easy as it can possibly be, because if it needs to be hard it will be hard enough by itself without us making it any more difficult."

–  Martina A. Muscle Activation Training Specialist





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.



$700 if registered by February 20, 2015

($725 after Feb 20th)


Please note: 

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



Later Event: April 11
RTS Practical Course (Lower Body)