Who We Are.


Brain KinetiX is a small business focusing on movement and mindfulness to make life easier for an individual or group. Brain Gym, Yoga and Neuro-developmental Movement (neuroscience) are utilized to develop connections in our brains for individuals of all ages and abilities. These exercises help enhance concentration, focus, memory, academics, test-taking, athletics, relationships, organizational skills and balance.


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Joan Murphy Evans, M.Ed, BGC

Educational Kinesiologist
Neuro-Movement Specialist

Our Brains.

Our Success Stories.

N. Belsito, Grade 1 Teacher (Bellingham, MA)

Joan visited three times with my 1st  grade class this school year to teach us (Students, Teacher, Paraprofessional) how to incorporate Brain Gym into our daily schedule. We immediately noticed how much the students were focused in class and how their academics slowly shifted while becoming more successful. We now use Brain Gym in our class on a daily basis to settle into the day and after transitions, ie, lunch, recess, specials. We also have  “Brain Gym Leaders” each day to facilitate PACE. These exercises have helped students to focus and make transition times easier.
2017-01-09T07:26:24+00:00
Joan visited three times with my 1st  grade class this school year to teach us (Students, Teacher, Paraprofessional) how to incorporate Brain Gym into our daily schedule. We immediately noticed how much the students were focused in class and how their academics slowly shifted while becoming more successful. We now use Brain Gym in our class on a daily basis to settle into the day and after transitions, ie, lunch, recess, specials. We also have  “Brain Gym Leaders” each day to facilitate PACE. These exercises have helped students to focus and make transition times easier.

Heidi M, K-3 Art Teacher (Bellingham, MA)

Joan has only worked with one of my first grade art students two times and I immediately noticed a difference in him. “Joan, I don't know much about this Brain Gym thing, but he was the best I have ever seen him!”
2017-01-09T07:27:19+00:00
Joan has only worked with one of my first grade art students two times and I immediately noticed a difference in him. “Joan, I don't know much about this Brain Gym thing, but he was the best I have ever seen him!”

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

I loved how Joan incorporated Brain Gym activities into her classes and how she talked about and demonstrated improvements, ie pre-and post- tests.
2017-01-09T19:15:26+00:00
I loved how Joan incorporated Brain Gym activities into her classes and how she talked about and demonstrated improvements, ie pre-and post- tests.

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

The most beneficial aspect of the seminar was the preparation and knowledge of the presenter. It flowed very well and was all relevant! Excellent job!
2017-01-09T19:18:18+00:00
The most beneficial aspect of the seminar was the preparation and knowledge of the presenter. It flowed very well and was all relevant! Excellent job!

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

What was the most beneficial aspect of the seminar? All of it.
2017-01-09T19:19:35+00:00
What was the most beneficial aspect of the seminar? All of it.

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

The relaxation techniques, right, left brain development. Interesting ideas to bring to classroom (Gym).
2017-01-09T19:20:12+00:00
The relaxation techniques, right, left brain development. Interesting ideas to bring to classroom (Gym).

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

Big eye-opener. A lot of this is in-line with EFT (Tapping) and chakra work. Love it! All teachers could benefit!
2017-01-09T19:22:04+00:00
Big eye-opener. A lot of this is in-line with EFT (Tapping) and chakra work. Love it! All teachers could benefit!

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

Very beneficial to learn more about kids that have trouble sitting still and why that might be.
2017-01-09T19:22:49+00:00
Very beneficial to learn more about kids that have trouble sitting still and why that might be.

Teacher at Professional Development Workshop

Joan was a great presenter, but the BEST part was it was content I could literally use the next day!!
2017-01-09T19:23:42+00:00
Joan was a great presenter, but the BEST part was it was content I could literally use the next day!!

K. Garvin, Parent (Hopedale, MA)

My daughter was struggling in school.  The school evaluated her several times but could not deduce what was wrong, only that something was.  We suspect that she has problems concentrating and gets easily overwhelmed, shutting down when she feels frustrated.  I have known Joan for a decade, and have always admired her positive energy, work ethic and devotion.  When a mutual friend gave glowing reports of her daughter's progress in school after Joan's tutelage, I approached Joan to find out if Brain Gym could help us.  Joan is extremely passionate about her work and the progress of her students. Her enthusiasm is contagious; my daughter looks forward to her after-school Brain Gym sessions because they seem like play, not work. The goal is to teach tools for overcoming blocks to learning such as boredom, frustration, distractions, confusion, nervousness, feeling stuck, and the desire to quit. The strategy is to offer a menu of simple ways to bring focus back to the present task, and means to move forward past these blocks.  Success comes from practicing while playing and laughing, in an environment of fun, to ingrain these options so that they are second nature.  After a number of sessions with Joan, my daughter's school papers started coming home with better grades. She also started noticing and commenting on things in her environment more so than before. I asked her about how she felt before a certain test that she had done well on, and whether it was different than the panic she usually felt.  Her response was that she used a new strategy, and was able to calm herself enough to focus on the content of the test instead of the pressure of the test. This new confidence gives us both hope.
2017-01-09T07:21:50+00:00
My daughter was struggling in school.  The school evaluated her several times but could not deduce what was wrong, only that something was.  We suspect that she has problems concentrating and gets easily overwhelmed, shutting down when she feels frustrated.  I have known Joan for a decade, and have always admired her positive energy, work ethic and devotion.  When a mutual friend gave glowing reports of her daughter's progress in school after Joan's tutelage, I approached Joan to find out if Brain Gym could help us.  Joan is extremely passionate about her work and the progress of her students. Her enthusiasm is contagious; my daughter looks forward to her after-school Brain Gym sessions because they seem like play, not work. The goal is to teach tools for overcoming blocks to learning such as boredom, frustration, distractions, confusion, nervousness, feeling stuck, and the desire to quit. The strategy is to offer a menu of simple ways to bring focus back to the present task, and means to move forward past these blocks.  Success comes from practicing while playing and laughing, in an environment of fun, to ingrain these options so that they are second nature.  After a number of sessions with Joan, my daughter's school papers started coming home with better grades. She also started noticing and commenting on things in her environment more so than before. I asked her about how she felt before a certain test that she had done well on, and whether it was different than the panic she usually felt.  Her response was that she used a new strategy, and was able to calm herself enough to focus on the content of the test instead of the pressure of the test. This new confidence gives us both hope.

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