About us

Hey. João, José and Pedro here!

We are a trio called Origo Movement. Three guys who fell in love with the movement practice. We study, we learn, we teach – None of them exist in isolation. The one who teaches should practice. The one who practices should share with the others. Both, being a student and a teacher, require a lot of critical analysis, sensitivity to the details and hard work. This is how we approach it, in our project.

Our mission is to provide a fertile context of growth and development around movement. More than facilitators of certain processes, our will is to expose people to their essence and lead by example. We are not a system or a method, we are a perspective in permanent change. We don’t want followers, we want to share our perspective as a way to encourage others to do the same. We want to be more than mere providers of practical and theoretical information although this might be important as well.

In the new age, people are giving less and less importance to their body/mind. We are becoming disconnected from our bodies and from the social/physical context that we are part of. A movement practice that respects all the dimensions of a human being (physical, social, mental, moral and emotional) might be the way to better life quality. We are strong believers of that.

These are the things we like to approach during the practice/lessons:

  • Games/playful tasks and the importance/features of playing;
  • Challenges, movement riddles and open tasks;
  • Motor skill learning and optimization;
  • Training of physical qualities;

Our classes tend to be very playful but serious. It might seem paradoxical. Playing represents the maximal expression of physicality and complexity and for that reason it should be approached with seriousness so we can reach to the core of our true capacity. Within the games and tasks that we develop/teach, all the physical and perceptive-cognitive qualities are developed in an organic and not monotonous way. BUT, the boring work must be done as a way to prepare our bodies to more chaotic and complex situations – where we can really test our global availability and capacity. The movement practice contains a variety of spectrums that go from simplicity to complexity, from frustration to euphoria, from structure to spontaneity, from chaos to order, from cooperation to competetion, from movement to stilness. All the stages in between these opposites should be respected. That’s how we can respect the process of being and becoming.

Life is movement. Move more. Move better

Origo team.
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