Mind, Moving, & Learning Project Values Movement Process, Aware-ing & Embodiment for Lasting Improvements & Optimal Health.
How you think and move are 100% inter-dependent. And for most of us, our sensory-motor process is based on brain maps that were hard wired long ago in infancy.
I help children & adults improve their capacity for learning new patterns of movement by applying the embodiment, neuroplasticity techniques of the Feldenkrais Method and the Anat Baniel Method of Neuromovement for children.
Growing a better brain becomes especially important when faced with neuromovement challenges like stroke, Parkinson’s, balance and flexibility declines, or, when a child has a special need such that movement and cognition are seriously impaired and milestones are not met.
Unlike a structural approach which seeks to alter the bones, muscles and other soft tissues, I employ a functional approach which uses precise, process-oriented, embodiment qualities within the learning environment; laying down fertile ground for creating and mapping the brain for new possibilities.
I help children explore a variety of movement trajectories, growing what they are already doing into more functionally progressive skills; mapping a neuromotor ‘gestalt’ needed for the next step on their developmental path. Honoring your child’s current abilities as a starting point eliminates any fear, judgment, or self consciousness with the added benefit of growing, not diminishing your child’s curiosity, vitality, & joy.
My work with adults honors the current way you move as a starting point. Self-aware-ing coupled with movement exploration grows your curiosity ‘muscle’, inviting radically new ways of self-experiencing eventually laying down new patterns. This embodiment and awareness process is deeply organic, & without the judgement of an inner critic; releasing older patterns with new possibilities and improved function.