teaching. learning. coaching.

Hi, I’m Dr. Susan Hrach (rock)

educational researcher and personal coach 

with expertise in body/mind awareness.

Author of Minding Bodies

2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award for Social Sciences and Education

Nautilus celebrates and honors books that support conscious living and green values, high-level wellness, positive social change and social justice, and spiritual growth. The awards program has recognized writers from the U.S. and internationally annually since 1998.

Starting from new research on the body—aptly summarized as “sitting is the new smoking”—Minding Bodies aims to help instructors improve their students’ knowledge and skills through physical movement, attention to the spatial environment, and sensitivity to humans as more than “brains on sticks.” It shifts the focus of adult learning from an exclusively mental effort toward an embodied, sensory-rich experience, offering new strategies to maximize the effectiveness of time spent learning together on campus as well as remotely.

“Beautifully written and packed full of ideas, Minding Bodies is a timely and necessary intervention that questions our long-held assumptions about sedentary teaching and learning. There is something that will enlighten any teacher on every page. This is a welcome book that is trying its best to get education back on its feet.” 

— Vybarr Cregan-Reid, author of Primate Change: How the World We Made Is Remaking Us

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