Exuberant Animal East Coast Jam
I recently learned of Exuberant Animal, which bills itself as (1) a philosophy of holistic body development and (2) an organization that advances a “virtuous cycle of positive physicality, improved performance, and creative responses to the challenges of the day.”
EA is hosting an event in Baltimore on November 7-8 that looks to offer a fantastic introduction to mindful play. One of my areas of research is concerned with the relationship between physical activity and cognitive development — coupled with my interest in the philosophy of play, I very much look forward to attending the Exuberant Animal East Coast Jam.
To all physical educators, body workers, kinesthetic learners, barefoot runners, and those simply interested in remembering how to play (especially if you live in the mid-Atlantic region), I encourage you to check-out this event. Here are the details:
In partnership with Gerstung Sport Education
November 7-8, 2009
Join Frank Forencich, creator of Exuberant Animal and author of Play as if Your Life Depends on It, for this exciting and inspirational event. This innovative two-day workshop will offer a powerful new perspective on human performance, health and physical happiness. Ideal for all fitness, movement and body professionals, the seminar offers an approach that is invigorating, liberating and life-changing.
- Vigorous movement sessions and functional fitness games
- An overview of the human predicament and the state of the body
- Functional movement concepts including the importance of barefooting
- Robust athletic core training by the partner-resist method
This workshop is primarily intended for adults and young adults. Suitable for all fitness levels.
We will also feature a Sunday morning kids class. This class (9:00-10:00am) is open to children ages 7 and up.
To register and learn more, click here.
Below is a video Lauren Mooney of Physical Mind produced for Dr. Stuart Brown, Founder and President of the National Institute for Play — the footage is from a physical play workshop organized by Exuberant Animal.
Entry filed under: play, think. Tags: body development, child development, Exuberant Animal, Frank Forencich, functional fitness, Gerstung Sport Education, human development, Kwame Brown, mindful play, National Institute for Play, philosophy of play, play, Stuart Brown.