The Body In Action, Part 2:
Basic Principles of Movement Awareness
Live Online Lecture Series
January 18 - April 7, 2022
The Dimon Institute is continuing its first ever virtual Basic Principles of Movement Awareness course this winter.
Dr. Ted Dimon will present a series of 33 live online lectures, 60 minutes each, from January 18, 2022 through April 7, 2022. The live class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:00-1:00PM ET. Recordings will be available to all students until May 15, 2022. This course will also include an additional 25 hours of optional study, including 6 Developmental Movement classes, 9 review sessions and 10 discussion group sessions.
Part 2 of The Body in Action will further our practical investigation into how the body works as a unified psychomotor system and how to gain greater awareness and control of this system in daily life. The working of the human organism in action is central to all we do, yet the study of this subject is still largely omitted as an educational discipline. Methods for stretching, strengthening and releasing muscles seek to improve this machine's efficiency, but none of these disciplines recognize how the neuromuscular skeletal system functions as a coordinated whole. Nor do they appreciate that the system operates at a largely habitual or unconscious level, so they do not address how to raise this machinery's function to a conscious level. This course will look at how the body works as a unified psychomotor system and how to gain greater awareness and control of this system in daily life.
Based on 35 years of studying and teaching this subject, Ted Dimon (EdD) provides a comprehensive course on the human body and how it works in action. Dr. Dimon will adapt the curriculum in response to issues and questions that emerge as we deepen our exploration of the following as a community of learners:
The anatomical relationships that support the establishment of muscle length as an organizing principle in the skillful coordination of action.
The study of a kinesthetic thinking skill that develops conscious awareness of the body-self in action.
The observation of how kinesthetic thinking can reorganize the neuromuscular-skeletal system to activate self-optimizing functions.
The coordination of a dynamically lengthened neuromuscular-skeletal state as the basis for voluntary action.
Course syllabus can be viewed here.
$375 early-bird (by January 5th); $425 regular
Student Discount - $250 early-bird (by January 5th); $300 regular. All students currently enrolled in any professional certification or degree program are invited to register at a discounted rate. Please register here to receive a student coupon code.
The Dimon Institute Scholarship Fund is able to offer a limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships to those in financial need. Please complete this form by December 20th to apply.