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November 4, 2023

DNS Postures/Contested Work and Strategy/Sprint Locomotion

We will be alternating between these 3 classes on Tuesdays and Fridays on a recurring basis.

Get in touch if you are interested in joining.

Start: November 4, 2023 8:00 am
End: November 4, 2023 5:00 pm
Venue: Second Self Academy
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9/2-4 Joseph St, Blackburn North, Victoria, Australia

October 31, 2018

DNS Movement and Yoga Class (Prahran)

Movement is its own Intelligence.

Bear Pose 14 month transition posture

We know this by observing all animals in Nature and by observing Infant Development in the first 4 years of life.  The arch of the foot is mature by 6 years of age.

Intrinsic stability of the foot through transverse, lateral and medial arches

Movement or ‘Locomotion’ lives as a Program in your Brain-CNS.  The Patterns of Movement that are Intrinsic to the Organism are encoded in your CNS.  When we practice moving from a Developmental Perspective, we light up this Deep, Stable, Transformational Intelligence!!!

While the term ‘Core Stability’ is now in common usage, a comprehensive approach to the implications of this are rare!

Enjoy being Coached to uncover your ‘true core stability’ as a gift for life!

Learning to Lengthen/Stabilise/Move/Breathe Functionally and Attend Deeply is the most significant Investment that you can make in Yourself.  It is a Constant!

In these classes we will explore all aspects of Developmental Movement.  We will keep coming back to our Walking Gait as a Measure of our Understanding and Progress.  We will move through all the transitions from the feedback rich use of the floor, to supporting the spine in space, to different ways of uprighting to enhance locomotion.

We will also learn Yoga Postures from this Perspective, culminating in integrating Pelvic Rotation and Pivoting Action together in Standing Postures.

Quadraped Human Mammal DNS Poster.
Functional Ideal Posture-Stability from Clinical Rehabilitation by Kolar


Start: October 31, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Sweat Theory
Phone: 0417358832
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Level 2/349 Chapel St, Praharan, Australia
Cost: 5 session pass = $150

July 14, 2018

5Dmovement: Foundation Seminar 1

5Dmovement is a business dedicated to the education and practice of the optimal means (vehicle) for Living Well.  Our specialty is the spectrum from treatment to rehab to full function in posture, stability, movement and task.

Who Are We

  • Mark McGrath: Movement Coach to Elite Athletes, Rehabilitation Specialist, DNS Exercise Trainer
  • Jordan Moncrieff: Osteopath, Personal Trainer, DNS (C course)

What do we currently know?

  • There is much confusion, disagreement and debate around what constitutes exercise, core stability and function.
  • The neurodevelopmental approach (DNS via Prague School of Rehabilitation) has evolved via observation of healthy and pathological development of function over an 80 year period.
  • The importance of this longitudinal observation is that we now have a reliable map of the stages underpinning maturation of the CNS via postural, stability and movement milestones.
  • This means that this is the only exercise system that is Intrinsic to the Organism.  The exercise approach that you will learn and practise on the day, is based on the program that is encoded in the brain/CNS.
  • The neurodevelopment approach represents a lens into the basis for Global, Coordinated Functioning of the Movement System, at the same time as revealing pathological patterning via compensatory mechanisms.

Our Foundation Seminar will cover:

The Mapping of your Living Situation
The first thing we will do on the day is to send you into reflection of your current situation and what is important for you.  We will encourage you to consider this in relation to your business model and how you see your practice evolving.

We will collate all of this data and ensure that we address it over our time together.  This means addressing areas of interest and confusion, while setting up a directionality of Intention.

The Pedagogy of Coaching
5Dmovement is interested in ensuring that all the elements present in our ongoing experience are honoured and acknowledged.  This means that we coach and embody an approach that utilises 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspectives to ensure that all elements of the learning experience are optimised.

  • We will present a vertical model of development that shows how we move through stages of development towards greater openness and transparency.  We will show how vertical development and longitudinal adaptation are linked via super`compensation theory and staged development.

The basis of this knowledge alone, will begin to shift your perspective on good practice and allow you to continue to develop the mapping process that we will begin in the seminar.  The Seminar will begin with an Entry Map and conclude with an Exit Map, which will include the work we have done together on the collated data.

Functional Perspective
1. The Basis for understanding the Deep Stabilising System (DSS)
2. Sagittal Stabilisation (Front/Back Body)
3. Trunk/Pelvis Connection (Supine/Prone)
4. Head/Neck/Shoulder Connection (Supine/Prone)
5. The Feedback Basis for maintenance of Stabilising Function (Use of the Support Surface to monitor quality of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)
6. The Spine in Space.  (Quadraped, Push-up, Bear, Downward Dog)
7. Integration of Respiration and Stabilisation.  Functional Breathing through a life-span.
8. The Importance of Support Zones for Transformation of Perception

Practical Perspective
We will workshop and coach the Spectrum of Postures making up Sagittal Stabilisation.  We will cover 36 different postures over the 2 days.

Your Investment

Early Bird is $445 (payable by 30/6/2018)
Seminar Price is $595 (payable 14/7/2018)

Contact Mark if you would like to pay by invoice:  0417358832

Start: July 14, 2018
End: July 15, 2018
Venue: SuperYou Fitness Studios
Phone: 0417358832
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5/2-4 Joseph Street, Blackburn North, VIC, Australia, 3130
Cost: $445 (Early Bird)

February 26, 2018

Dynamic Movement Load, Agility & Coordination Session

This ‘movement-learning’ session is supportive of exploration and enquiry with the fun and challenge of moving well.

In this session we explore ‘Ways of Moving’ to enhance coordination, acceleration/deceleration, agility, easy speed, power and power-endurance. The session is conducted barefoot to wake up the sensory function of the feet, while facilitating the intrinsic stability inherent in good foot mechanics. The other bonus of the barefoot training is the grounding effect, where we absorb negative ions to balance our living system. Negative ions are one of the most powerful means of decreasing inflammation and positively affecting mood.

Shoulder Harness Sprinting for Facilitation
Start: February 26, 2018 7:00 am
End: February 26, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Alma Park Playground
Phone: 0417358832
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Westbury St, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 3182
Cost: $30 casual. $25 in conjunction with DNS class
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