Feldenkrais Method 2
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- Learning the principles of the Feldenkrais method as a mind-body discipline through active group exercises.
- Awareness of indirect method approaches and the potential of its awarenes in the transfor to personal development.
Mode of study
Group exercises (ATM), discussion, verbal and written reviews.
THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH.
SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER:
28. 2. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
6. 3. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, S111 - Small Dance Hall (!!!)
13. 3. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
20. 3. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
27. 3. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
3. 4. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
17. 4. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, S111 - Small Dance Hall (!!!)
24. 4. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
15. 5. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
22. 5. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
29. 5. 2020 9:00 - 10:30, R302
Prerequisites and co-requisites
- Intermediate English
- willingness to try something new (in movement) & curious mind ;-)
Bring with you, please:
- comfortable clothing for movement, socks (!)
- a mat
- a thicker blanket
The fundament of the Feldenkrais method is the potential transformation of non-functioning body patterns and the mental learning process with one's body and history. Each has the ability to learn through this method regardless of physical-mental condition, age, abilities and skills. Through non-mechanical movement repetition based on motor skills, each person, in their own time, are able through experience and awareness to analyse movement and its functional variations.
- Increasing the quality of internal sense of body.
- Experience and subsequent conscious understanding of directly connecting the body and mind.
- Integration of new functional body and mental patterns and their subsequent automation.
- Understanding and use of potential self-correction in movement transferred to various areas of our lives.
Recommended or required reading
Moshe Feldenkrais - Awareness Through Movement (will be available for the students in digital)
(for the curious students who want to understand the wider context)
Ken Robinson - The Element
Daniel Siegel - Mindsight
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
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) 80% attendance
- active participation in group exercises (ATM) a well as in the reflections / discussions
- reading of the required materials
- written reflection at the end of the course
Course web page
Course may be repeated
This course is an elective for all AMU students
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Fri||09:00–10:30||Jan SKOVAJSA||Taneční sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1