Physical Intelligence

We are the result of our past experience. Life has shaped our perception and actions and made them virtually automatic. Avoiding change is built into the system.

But what if we were able to modify the deeply ingrained habits in movement, emotions, and decision-making?

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. 

Baseworks Movement Principles

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

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

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.


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


Baseworks focuses on developing the competencies to sense, to control, and to adapt.

This leads to perceptual, cognitive and physical changes unique to each individual.


Attention, spatial awareness, emotional regulation, stress management, and confidence.


Strength, mobility, balance, flexibility, posture, body awareness and motor skills.

Idea Sharing, Research, and Collaboration

We believe that a commitment to virtually any practice results 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 Platform

Logical Progression

Certain changes can be instant, while others require repeated training to develop muscle memory and perception. 

Based on interactions with learners from different backgrounds, the Baseworks Platform addresses both these aspects of skill acquisition.

The Platform

Logical Progression

Upcoming Events

Engage, learn, connect, and discover.

Discover ideas and techniques unique to the method across different events.

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.


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

Here are some comments that people have shared with us about their experience.