We are embodied, animate beings, enacting life through self-generated, voluntary movement. We flourish as human beings in proportion to our ability to ‘animate’ ourselves, that is, to enact a zestful, vigorous and spirited life. Enabling such a life must include tending to movement itself. For the capacity to form our own movement is at the very heart of living the life we choose.
Zoran Kovich presented this paper at Happiness & Its Causes 2012.
He is an experienced Feldenkrais method teacher who specialises in working with people who desire to enhance their abilities and quality of life by deepening their experience of their body, movement, and themselves. Zoran began his academic life as a historian/philosopher and professional life as a dancer. He has channelled his wide ranging interests into a career of more than 30 years teaching in the field of human learning and movement. Zoran’s deep passion for learning and teaching have made him a sought after presenter at trainings, conferences and workshops. Drawing on his knowledge of Somatic Education systems, cognitive science, performing arts, social sciences, and the martial arts, he creates practical lessons and courses that address peoples’ personal and professional needs and interests. From 1990 to 2009 Zoran lectured in university performing arts programs, and now teaches in Feldenkrais professional training programs and his Sydney studio.