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Personal Ecology

Dance And Somatic Movement Studies 172 - Spring 2021

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 zoom and two immersive days using zoom outdoors in your backyard or a place of your choice. Please check dates and times. **Please note: in Spring 2021 this class will be delivered remotely.
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Personal Ecology
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Francis Hoffman
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