The Center for Bodylore and Learning

Sara K. Schneider, Director

The Center for Bodylore and Learning helps people to use both body-based methodologies and content about body practices to engage more intimately with Self, Other, and subject matter across the curriculum.

The Center’s training and educational workshops and consulting provide:
(1) personal growth for members of the general public;
(2) a research home for anthropological and other scholarly investigations; and
(3) professional development for educators, physicians and nurses, members of the clergy, and others who see themselves as charged with the well-being and growth of the integrated mind-bodies of their constituencies.

As its funding and partnership base expands, its activities will therefore include:
•    A thinktank for scholars in anthropology, performance studies, folklore, cultural studies, health, education, and other relevant disciplines;
•    A collaboration zone for American and international cultural excavations and fieldwork focused on somatic practices and conducted in working groups with teachers, graduate students, and interested adults and children;
•    An Internet-based, annotated visual archive on the global fount of movement and body-based practices;
•    A consultancy to educational, cultural, health-care, religious, and other institutions on working effectively with the mind-bodies of their ethnically diverse constituencies, offering educational and training workshops and follow-on coaching and structured experiences to deepen learning;
•    A publisher of educational materials; and
•    A contributor to cultural preservation policy, as practiced by international NGOs working in the field of intangible cultural heritage.

For further information, please contact the Center for Bodylore and Learning

All materials © Sara K. Schneider 2012
Not to be used without permission.