LIVING IN A BODYTM has been slowly crafted by Robyn Avalon over 30 years of studying, teaching, and training others in the work of F. M. Alexander and the principles of Body Mapping. She has developed a practical and easy way to help people truly understand and embody the architecture and efficiency of our design.
The LIABTM course contains the information about our own bodies that everyone needs to know, but most have missed. Unfortunately, most people have never been taught how exquisitely our bodies are designed to do the basic movements of everyday life: reaching, standing, bending, sitting, walking, lifting, etc. Thus we often ask our bodies to function in ways that we are simply not designed to handle - resulting in pain, injury, and degeneration.
The LIVING IN A BODYTM curriculum provides a practical and easily applicable understanding of basic anatomy for natural movement. Students will be given instructional materials to use in their own practice, as well as specific teaching tools/games/activities for applying this basic information to their own professional work and clientele. Graduates will be able to help their students/clients correct the common misconceptions about the how the body is designed for movement, thereby giving their students/clients the tools to understand and effectively change their own patterns of (mis)use.
Graduates may use the title LIVING BODY INSTRUCTOR, which certifies that the graduate has a clear understanding of the principles of movement and support, and effective tools for teaching that information to students/clients of all ages. Graduates are not trained to use their hands for Alexander Work and are not recognized as Alexander Teachers; however, all training hours may be applied to the AASW Teacher Training Programs, should the graduate wish to become an Alexander Teacher.
Download the LIVING IN A BODY™ Course outline:
LIAB Outline Word Doc