Experiential Anatomy of Human Movement: A 7-week Series

with Joanna Nobbe, M.S., Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

 

Wednesdays from October 7-November 18, 2015

6:30-8:00pm

 

To register, please email experientialanatomy@gmail.com.

 

In this 7-week workshop you will explore fundamental anatomy and physiology of human movement through a variety of learning modalities to enrich and embody your learning. Each class will focus on an anatomical area or system and you will explore this system using vision, touch, imagery/visualization, and movement. Increasing your knowledge of anatomy and how your body moves will improve your body awareness, which in turn will help cultivate more efficient and fluid movement and can contribute to pain reduction, injury prevention, and improved sport/fitness performance. No experience is necessary to join and all experience levels well benefit from this multimodal learning experience.

 

Schedule (subject to change):
October 7: sensation (skin, proprioception, kinesthesia)
October 14: balance (vision, vestibular, somatosensory)
October 21: breathing (lungs, ribs, diaphragm)
October 28: spine
November 4: upper limb (shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist/hand)
November 11: lower limb 1 (pelvis, hip joint)
November 18: lower limb 2 (knee, ankle, foot)

 

Workshop Rates:
 7-week workshop: $120 if pre-paid in full.

Single class/drop-in: $20

 

To register: please email experientialanatomy@gmail.com.

 

What will we do?
Each class will focus on an anatomical area or system and you will explore this system using vision, touch, audition, imagery, and movement. Visual learning will include looking at images, 3D computer animations, and skeleton models. You will use tracing paper to draw the beautiful contours of bones. You will use touch to sense and feel structures as both a "toucher" and a "touched". You will explore guided imagery to enrich your internal "body map" of a particular area. You will be guided in movement lessons to feel the part or system in relation to your whole self in action. 

 

Why learn about anatomy?
Increasing your knowledge of anatomy and how your body moves will improve your body awareness, which in turn will result in more efficient and fluid movement. From this basic premise, this class will be beneficial for you if you are interested in moving better: if you are working with chronic pain or injury or if you are interested in fitness or sport. This class will also benefit you if you work with the body - massage therapists, yoga/fitness instructors or health care professionals. This class is also beneficial if you are interested in appreciating the truly awesome form of the human body.

 

About the Instructor:

Joanna completed her Masters degree at the Teachers College, Columbia University in Biobehavioral Sciences and published her thesis on the use of imagery for stroke rehabilitation. She is also a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and Hatha yoga instructor. Joanna is currently completing her doctorate in Physical Therapy and is involved in research at the Hospital for Special Surgeries examining aspects of walking in children with Cerebral Palsy.

 

To register: please email experientialanatomy@gmail.com.