Practices in Embodied Teaching

with Amy Matthews
Weekend Workshops
Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5pm

Practice shows up in many ways – we have movement practices, spiritual practices, meditation practices, somatic practices, and more. These weekend workshops hold the questions: how can teaching be a practice? Are we making the choices we want to in our teaching? Can we make different choices?

Each weekend has a topic from the fields of developmental movement, somatics, anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, and embryology, and includes lecture, discussion, movement and a teaching exploration. In addition to learning and experiencing the material, we’ll consider how deepening our own embodiment supports the practice of teaching.

These weekends are open to teachers interested in exploring their embodiment and developing their teaching in this context. You can take the weekends individually and in any order.

NOVEMBER 18 & 19
LEARNING TO LEARN: Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses

From a developmental perspective, our first experiences of movement are also our first experiences of learning: in a way, we are ‘learning to learn’ as soon as we begin to move. Learning is also a process of finding different responses to stimuli – both in ourselves and in the environment.

Our earliest experiences of touch and movement are supported by reflexive patterns that become gradually more volitional, integrated and sophisticated. From birth throughout our life we use these movement patterns to orient ourselves in relationship to gravity and space, to our caregivers and to our own body. In this workshop we will explore Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses to find safety and comfort, and to explore new possibilities.

  • Prerequisite: one year’s teaching experience, class size is limited to 15 students
  • Please fill out an application form. Once you’ve been accepted, you can book the weekend(s) below.

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