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Integrating Mind and Body

Semester and Year FA 2014
Course Number ARTS-UG1105
Section 001
Instructor Robin Powell
Days Tue
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


This experiential workshop explores the theory and practice of The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Kinetic Awareness, and other body awareness techniques. The developers of these methods recognize that the ability to notice sensations, feelings, differences, and changes in the body lead to better integration of the mind and body and can effect profound changes in functioning. These techniques are valuable for anyone who wants to gain more freedom of expression, range of motion, comfort, concentration and presence in their work and daily lives. By using focused attention to sense your body in motion and at rest muscular tension and poor body habits can be released. The course is designed for the student who is ready to commit to an in-depth investigation of their body and is ready to make physical and mental changes through quiet focused attention. Each class will be divided between lecture, discussion, and experiential material. Students will keep a journal relating to their experience in and out of class, their practice of the exercises, and weekly readings. In addition, essays will be assigned. Readings include Mirka Knaster's The Knowing Body and articles on the various methods.



Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

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