MOVEMENT LEARNING SYSTEMS
Do Less. Notice More.
Movement Learning Systems is presented in two formats. One is in a public setting where verbally directed movement lessons cover functional and perceptual themes that help participants in their everyday challenges.
The second setting is a one-on-one session where the client’s effort is supported by tactile and verbal directions, creating an environment for learning new, more improved patterns of movement. The session takes place in a quiet space where the client is fully clothed and their attention and awareness is in a heightened state for learning.
Feel free to learn more about MLS, its influences and uses by exploring the MLS website. My hope is that you will see the importance and joy of understanding movement in your world and the world around you.
I’ve been managing chronic low back pain since I was 20 years old after an injury roping cattle on our family farm. Through the years of working as a freelance musician and a master teacher in the martial art of Aikido, I used traditional exercises of stretching, setups and other exercises usually prescribed by rehabilitation professionals.
In 1984, I began to search for an alternative way to manage my ongoing back pain. Along the way, I discovered a method that offered more than temporary relief. It was a way to improve through the study of movement in the world.
Over the years since, I studied many models where pain relief and optimal movement were the main goal. Movement Learning Systems (MLS) grew out of this.
MLS is a sensory-based movement education method that uses the interface between the brain and sensori-motor system to form new and productive movement patterns.
Developing this relationship along with the skills of attention and awareness gives an individual the ability to create a framework to manage their personal challenges.
Used in a variety of settings, MLS aids rehabilitation, management of chronic pain, performance enhancement and increased mental acuity for problem solving.
We are not what we look like, we are not what we sound like, we are how we move."
--Chuck Jones, animator