Feldenkrais Method 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202FME1 Z 2 2T English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan SKOVAJSA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

FELDENKRAIS® METHOD 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SOMATIC LEARNING

The outcome of the course is to learn the basic principles of Feldenkrais® Method through active movement in experiential group sessions, followed by guided reflections.

The students will gain the embodied knowledge for their self development as well as for their creative and artistic practice.  

Mode of study

Active movement in group lessons / explorations, discussions, verbal and written reviews.

THE COURSE IS HELD IN ENGLISH.

SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER:

23. 10. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

30. 10. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

6. 11. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

13. 11. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

20. 11. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

27. 11. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

4. 12. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

11. 12. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

18. 12. 2020 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

15. 1. 2021 10:30 - 12:00 online via Zoom

Prerequisites and co-requisites

1) Intermediate English

  1. willingness to try something new in movement and curious mind ;-)

Bring with you, please:

  1. comfortable clothing for movement, socks (!)
  2. a mat  
  3. a thicker blanket

Course contents

Feldenkrais® Method (FM) is a process of learning that uses conscious movement with guided attention for refining abilities and hence improving of the quality of life.

FM actively works with the principle of neuroplasticity - the ability of human brain to change itself in response to both internal and external needs in any age.  

Feldenkrais® lessons help to develop better awareness of the self, so as to gain better self-regulation and self-organisation.  

Feldenkrais® Method offers psycho-physical preparation for the improvement of any artistic performance.

Therefore it is widely sought-after by performers (actors, singers, musicians and dancers) as well as by those who work in the creative domains (directors, screenwriters, visual artists, composers and others).

The course is taught by internationally certified Feldenkrais® teacher & practitioner.

Recommended or required reading

REQUIRED READING:

Moshe Feldenkrais - Awareness Through Movement (will be available for the students in digital)

RECOMMENDED READING:

(for the curious students who want to understand the wider context)

Ken Robinson - The Element

Moshe Feldenkrais - The Potent Self: A Guide to Spontaneity

Daniel Siegel - Mindsight

Ruthy Alon - Mindful Spontaneity

Robert Masters, Jean Houston - Listening to the Body: The Psychophysical Way to Health and Awareness

Norman Doidge - The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge - The Brain's Way of Healing

Amir Levine - Attached

Emile Coue - Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion

The Practice of Autosuggestion by the Method of Emile Coué, Cyrus Harry Brooks

Denis Lewis - The Tao of Natural Breathing

Peter Levine - Healing Trauma

Gabor Mate - When the Body Says No

Moshe Feldenkrais - The Case of Nora

Assessment methods and criteria

CONDITIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:

  1. attendance
  2. active participation in group exercises (ATM) a well as in the reflections / discussions
  3. reading of the required materials
  4. written reflection at the end of the course

Course web page

http://www.feldenkrais.cz

Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans