Baseworks

Your guide to Physical Intelligence

Our innovative training approach provides you with the tools needed to effectively understand your body in a way that’s unique to youThe method applications build foundational physical & perceptual skills and simplify learning.

The Method

How it works

In order to make informed decisions, we rely on information. However, when it comes to our bodies, conscious access to crucial sensory information is often limited. This is where the Baseworks Method comes in. It trains the brain to become more consciously aware of the sensory information coming from the body. You’ll improve your awareness and understanding of how to move, and your ability to control any type of movement better.

Baseworks Movement Principles

In Baseworks, you'll train in the principles of Distributed Activation, Micromovements, Gridlines & Symmetry, Fixing-Separating-Isolating, and Intensity Modification.

Fundamental Movement Vocabulary

Over time, you'll break down complex automatic movements into smaller building blocks that you can understand and consciously control.

Adaptive Algorithm for Anyone

The Baseworks Method provides a logical approach for performing any movement in a way that suits your unique condition. It achieves this in a safe, scalable and sustainable way.

Designed for Neuroplasticity

Movement practices can only stimulate neuroplasticity under specific conditions. By using the Baseworks Method, you can enhance your ability to perceive sensory signals and establish clear spatial objectives. This approach provides a new and stimulating learning experience as opposed to defaulting to your typical everyday movements.

Attainable Results

photo of satoko horie demonstrating the baseworks movement principles with a student during a workshop in a large room in a mosaic of hexagons

Attainable Results

In Baseworks, conventional fitness benefits, such as strength, flexibility, and stress reduction are only by-products of the practice. Our main focus is on developing your competencies to sense, to control, and to adapt.

This self-regulating, mindful, and personalized approach puts you into a more focused and relaxed state, and leads to a wide range of physical and cognitive benefits:

THE PHYSICAL

Build strength, mobility, and balance, effortlessly maintain good posture and learn new movement skills.

THE COGNITIVE

Improve sleep, stress management, overall health, concentration, motivation, and much more!

Idea Sharing, Research, and Collaboration

We believe that specific movement practices, combined with dedication, result in emergent outcomes that extend beyond the immediate physical or mental benefits. We explore these topics across our different media outlets.

Insights on how Baseworks ties to other physical practices, science, personal development, and education.

Learn more about the Baseworks Method’s mission and developments.

Transmission episodes explore realizations emerging from commitment to practice and pursuits to achieve life goals. 

The Practice

Start your experience in the Baseworks Method on our practice platform

Based on interactions with thousands of students from different backgrounds, we designed this to hone physical and perceptual skills— applicable everywhere. It includes a growing repository of specialized practice materials and educational content to enhance body awareness & sensitivity and examine how intention affects outcome.

The Practice

Start your experience in the Baseworks Method on our practice platform

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Engage, learn, connect, and discover.

Dig into ideas and techniques unique to our method on physical training, health, and personal development. 

Key Insights & Concepts

The way we think about movement changes the way we move

To really understand your unique movement habits, it’s important to pay close attention to the relevant parts of the experience and fully comprehend each task at hand. These resources will guide you toward the components we believe are crucial both in our approach and for better learning, health, and well-being.

Baseworks Principles

The Baseworks Method disrupts automatic movement and thinking patterns by applying its unique principles to any movement.

3 Types of Body Awareness

In Baseworks, we focus on developing the 3 types of body awareness.

Physical Intelligence

Physical Intelligence (PQ) is the primary modality that we train in Baseworks. PQ refers to the intuitive understanding of and comfort with one's body. This includes interpreting sensory signals, maintaining good posture, employing muscles, and learning new movements.

History

Originating in Japan and backed by neuroscience, Baseworks supports anyone to improve body awareness & sensitivity through its adaptable approach.

Learning Movement

Baseworks promotes stress-free movement, consolidating mobility, strength, flexibility, and motor control.

What people say about Baseworks

Here are some firsthand accounts from people who have benefited from Baseworks, both in-person and online. They share their personal journeys, highlighting the changes they’ve noticed and the ways Baseworks has enhanced their performance and overall well-being.