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Episode 51 An Applied Neuroscience Approach to Yoga + Movement with Erin Jade

June 4, 2019 by Francesca Cervero

Erin Jade has been working in massage therapy and yoga/movement instruction since 2004. In 2014 she began to pivot away from traditional asana into varietal movement drawing from the influences of Katy Bowman, Erwan Le Corre, Ido Portal, Igor Burdenko, Moshe Feldenkrais, FRC, Laban Bartenieff, contemporary dance and more. The search led her to movement education and rehab through the lens of applied neuroscience when she discovered education systems Z Health and Applied Movement Neurology Academy. Erin has begun to introduce these concepts to yoga and movement teachers and we are so lucky to have her on the podcast today teaching us the basics about applied neuroscience in yoga and movement classes.
In this episode you’ll hear:

  • why it is important to assess how our nervous system functions and how we might do that

  • how much of our movement ability is driven by our vision and what should yoga teachers should do with that information

  • why what we do in class should translate to functional skills applicable to everyday life and what that might look like in an asana class

  • and much more!



Bent Over Wellness with Isidora Romantini: Listen HERE

Episode 13 Yoga Teachers, We Need to Do Better

Jun 16, 2019 by Isidora Romantini of the Modern Yoga Method

How important is it for a yoga teacher to understand neurology and the brain?  Does it need to be a part of every teacher training?  What are the false narratives perpetuating untrue claims to rid students of a selection of ailments?  How and why are teachers still making these claims?

These are just a few topics among many that we cover in this discussion. You'll find yourself asking why and how, and that's exactly what Erin sets out to do.

Below is a list of books Erin recommends.

Yoga History Favorites:

Selling Yoga, From Counter-culture to Pop Culture by Andrea Jain

 Yoga in Practice by David Gordon White

 Sinister Yogis by David Gordon White

 The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America by Stefanie Syman

 The Path of Modern Yoga by Elliot Goldberg

 Roots of Yoga by Jim Mallinson & Mark Singleton

 Yoga Body, The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton

 Neuro movement favorites:

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

A Guide To Better Movement, The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain by Todd Hargrove

How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Balance, In Search of a Lost Sense by Scott McCredie


Mindstrong Project with Harvey Martin and Brian Peters: Listen HERE

Episode 66 Erin Jade |  May 13, 2019

Erin is a yoga & movement instructor who specializes in vision and vestibular training. Her classes incorporate breathing, joint mobilization, dynamic balance, foot mobility, active stretching, stabilization, coordination, floor work and deliberate rest.


Embodiment Time with Magdalena Weinstein: Listen HERE

EPISODE 4 Feb 26, 2019

In this conversation Erin takes us in her personal story growing up, teaching Yoga and as a Massage Therapist and transitioning into Brain-Based Education. The struggles, the realizations, the relevance of neurology in our modern movement landscape, the importance of training the visual and vestibular systems, and the potential of training neurologically for athletes, adults and beyond that, for children. We talked about plank and the core, diastasis recti, and the love for movement beyond labels. Erin introduces us to body and brain maps, and pain science. We talk about FRC and Z health and the importance of range of motion and joint mobility.

Erin is currently reading: Second Nature: How Parents Can Use Neuroscience to Help Kids Develop Empathy, Creativity, and Self-Control. Erin Clabough