I have a new post on handouts that I have made for my students. See that here.
The 2017 Yoga show was awesome. I felt privileged to be sharing and learning with my many yogi and yogini friends.
I am passionate to learn and help people learn more about the subtle and glorious interpenetration of the human mind, body and spirit. It is my goal to foster healthy and vigorous scientific discussion about movement, brains, learning and thinking in humans.
Some topics I would love to tackle are:
- anatomy and movement relating to yoga, dance, and massage
- basic neuroscience
- embodied cognition
- movement learning, pedagogy and education
The goal is that you would drive the conversation. On the appropriate page, ask questions related to one of the areas above. I am happy to tackle the questions, but hope that people with expertise and experience would also contribute to the discussion, and respectfully disagree, correct and teach when that is needed.
About Blake Martin:
Blake Martin holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience from York University, a B.F.A. and M.A. in dance, and a bachelor of education. His doctoral research was in neural mechanisms of attention when trying to perform more than one movement at a time.
Blake has danced with Kaeja d’Dance and Motus O Dance Theatre and is a founding board member of the Pulse Ontario Dance Conference, a province wide initiative uniting secondary dance educators and students with professional dance artists.
Dr. Martin is a visiting fellow in the Accelerated Learning and Retention program at DRDC and teaches in York University’s Dance Science Certificate program, as well as speaking provincially, nationally and internationally on issues related to yoga and the brain, arts and the brain, anatomy, and classroom management. He is a respected teacher in Traditional Thai Massage, a long distance runner, and a martial artist for more 30 years. If it moves and thinks, he likes it.
I am just getting underway, so be patient while I build the content and look of this website. Who knows, one day it might even be attractive
learn more about Blake on LinkedIn and ResearchGate and see my chat with PranaLife founder Asia Nelson.