Using a somatic lens, we will explore our embodied relationship to Nature. Students will review research on the benefits of being in nature and take the connectedness to nature survey to assess their own current state of connectedness. Through facilitated explorations both indoors and outdoors, students will learn somatic practices in mindful awareness, including walking and sitting meditations, creative movement, creative art forming, and embodied writing. An emphasis on multiple ways of knowing will inform online and in-class discussions. Note: this condensed course format will meet four evenings on-campus, and two immersive days outdoors at the Tyson Center, Washington University's biology research facility. Please check dates and times.
Course Attributes: ONLINE HYBRID
Section 01Personal Ecology
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Francis HoffmanView Course Listing