Did you know evolutionary mechanisms designed to cope with stress can strangle performance? In this session, participants will learn about the physiology behind feedback loops that exist between the brain and breath, how the body reacts to stress, and practical tools to redirect behavior patterns in high-stress situations.
Human Performance Specialist
Rob Wilson comes from a from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with this wife Thomi where they have owned and operated CrossFit Virginia Beach since 2006.
In the past decade and a half Rob has had the good fortune to work with an enormous variety of athletes ranging from amateur, nationally and internationally ranked athletes in everything from power lifting and sailboat racing, to individuals in the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Program.
Rob truly enjoys working with the tactical communities of the U.S. Armed Forces. Over the course of his career he has had the honor to help serve many active duty service members and veterans, through both his private human performance consultation work, and through groups like the Resiliency Project – which seeks to further the resources available to military groups.
Prior to creating the Art of Breath series with Brian Mackenzie, where they work closely with Stanford Universities Neuroscience department, Rob was an original member of the world renowned MobilityWod staff under the direction of Dr. Kelly Starrett. Dr. Starrett and MobilityWOD was influential in Rob’s development as a professional in the human performance sector.
Rob is a passionate teacher to the core. Throughout the course of his career as a manual therapist and coach one thing became abundantly clear; its better to teach a person to fish. Without education athletes are left to unknowingly repeat patterns of behavior that may not be pursuant to the actual desired outcome. That is to say the best remedy is often learning. Rob’s journey is about developing a deeper understanding of human performance to better serve those who wish to actualize their potential.