Feldenkrais Method 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202FME2 Z 2 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan SKOVAJSA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Learning the principles of the Feldenkrais method as a mind-body discipline through active group exercises.
  2. 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

  1. Intermediate English
  2. willingness to try something new (in movement) & curious mind ;-)

Bring with you, please:

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

Course contents

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.

  1. Increasing the quality of internal sense of body.
  2. Experience and subsequent conscious understanding of directly connecting the body and mind.
  3. Integration of new functional body and mental patterns and their subsequent automation.
  4. Understanding and use of potential self-correction in movement transferred to various areas of our lives.

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

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

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

Course web page

http://www.feldenkrais.cz

Further information

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:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
room R302
Taneční sál

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
SKOVAJSA J.
09:00–10:30
(parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 09:00–10:30 Jan SKOVAJSA Taneční sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1
parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans