Ido Portal Method

Movement Culture In Amsterdam


Classes are inspired by the Ido Portal Method. A multi-disciplinary approach towards the development of your body and brain. In most cases this means you'll begin with...


...building more strength and flexibility in both structured and more open and playful learning situations."


For example, handstand development in which you learn about fear, proprioception, balance distortions and the process of learning how to learn. 


Or, locomotion where you use animalistic patterns to develop stronger joints and explore improvisation through the development of a physical language. And much more...


Sounds exciting? Watch the documentary below.


Ido Portal Documentary.



Discover the teacher behind the method and why Movement is such an interesting practice to pursue. 

Connect with your physicality.


Does having a body still matter in the age of comfort and high-tech machines? Yes. 


Getting injured constantly. Feeling stiff and increasing pain in your lower back. Noticing a physical disconnect. We help you redefine your physicality. Develop a body that allows you to do what you want to do. A broad practice can improve nearly every element of your body and brain. Movement is the last common pathway. If you want to keep learning until an old age and connect to likeminded individuals this is your practice. 

A Movement Culture in Amsterdam.


The practitioners at Amsterdam Movement Practice use the tools they learn to keep their body available and capable of living an active life.


Besides their own practice, experienced students help new students develop during self-practice and self-organised sessions.


The group consists of people from all walks of life and all ages and sized. From former professional athletes, to marketeers to dancers and engineers. 



10 Big Movement Culture Subjects


Here are the major subjects you work on in a session and dive into over 8 week periods:


Terminology - Developing a language and learning to articulate and mobilise the spine. 


Strength - Developing stronger joints and the ability to generate force across a wide range of movement scenarios.


Handstands - Increasing a sense of balance and using inversions to open up the doors to plasticity. 


Mobility - Combining strength and flexibility to bulletproof joints and maintain range of motion until an old age. 


Locomotion - Using animalistic patterns to develop strength and mobility through physical expression. 


Coordination - Organising the body and developing more intelligent cooperation between limbs to fulfil a specific task. 


Tactical Work - Exploring fighting scenarios without the disadvantages and through a playful and methodical approach. 


Object Manipulation - Using stick and balls to improve eye-hand coordination, fine motor control and proprioception. 


Environmental Practice - Exploring every space as an opportunity for physical development. Turning the city into a laboratory. 


Water Quality - Discovering the ability relax and connect various parts of the body through a network of connections.


Stillness - Meditative practices to develop more stillness of the mind and the ability to observe with attention.



Find More Information About Movement Culture



If you keep bumping into the large amounts of information on the web.


And notice that practicing within a group is way more interesting that doing it all alone. 


We suggest you start with the following 3 basic elements:


Waving.



Mobilize and articulate your spine to prevent injuries. If you could pick one tool. This would be it. 

Hanging.



Maintain healthy shoulders and use gravity to reset your spine.Prevent long-term shoulder injuries and prepare your shoulders for general movement scenarios.

Squatting.



A basic human resting position. Improve your hips, knees, ankles and toes. 


And once you've explored these elements, we recommend you to find a group and space to cultivate a long-term practice.


Fortunately for you, that's exactly what we have been developing at Movement Practice Amsterdam.


So, click on the button below to join.