Practices in Embodied Teaching: Systems & Fundamentals
with Amy Matthews
2015: A Series of 10 Weekends
Register nowTake a deeper dive into anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and embryology. In these weekends we pay particular attention to the development of embodied teaching skills, and explore the question of what it is to transmit information with skill. Students are challenged to use the information that is explored in the weekends in developing principles of skillful teaching and to then put those principles into practice.
Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology: Bones & Ligaments
with Amy Matthews
Three trimesters: Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Register nowIn this course, we will focus on the bones, joints and ligaments that provide support, allow movement, and transmit weight and force through space. We will travel through the body addressing structure and movement from an experiential perspective, using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF and various yoga practices to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.
In memory and honor of Judy Feldman, who was a beloved long-time student at and friend of The Breathing Project, and who we lost in 2013, we’ve created a full-tuition scholarship to be awarded to one student each year. Inspired by Judy’s full-hearted and widespread curiosity and engagement in multiple somatic approaches, we offer this scholarship to multidisciplinary teachers and practitioners.
Wednesdays, 4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Anatomy & Breath Clinic offers a rare glimpse into a private therapeutic yoga session, with Leslie modeling the dynamics of a non-standardized, adaptable, breath-centered approach to yoga. Each week will feature different invited clients with specific anatomical concerns. The clinic is FREE for guests and observers.
Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga: Practices
with Leslie Kaminoff
Three trimesters: Oct 2014-Jun 2015
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Register nowThis course is the companion to Leslie's Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga: Principles course. Each lesson will present a one-hour practice session that is themed to a corresponding Principles lecture. The second hour of each session will be spent in reviewing the methodology behind the sequence, the reasoning behind the teaching choices, and suggesting adaptations and modifications for achieving specific effects.
with Amy Matthews and Nisha Kewalramani
Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
In their first years of life, babies learn to negotiate gravity and locomote by rolling over, sitting up, crawling and eventually walking. These sessions are an opportunity to explore the reflexes, movement patterns and pathways for sensory and motor development that are the building blocks for successful movement patterns to develop.