If you read my article recently on “movements that heal” and are interested to know more about how to maximise your baby’s cognitive development through movement, you will be delighted to know that there is an Infant Movement Development Workshop for parents, educators, and childcare workers coming up in two weeks.
What will you learn?
The goal of this movement development workshop is to teach and empower parents to support your child’s inherent movement development abilities. Movement development is highly correlated with brain development, the overall cognitive development. When we cultivate movement in our children, we are developing their brains and cognitive processes. When we make a movement with awareness and embodiment (not just random movement), we are stimulating the ‘wiring’ between body and brain. To assure the development of these connections, it is important that all forms of education and enrichment for toddlers and children include a large portion of movement because early movement experiences can influence the rest of our lives.
It’s never too late to start!
The beauty of learning the stages is that it’s never too late to learn it – even if your child has skipped some. Adults, too, can benefit from it.
The movement development workshop is designed to guide parents to follow your baby’s movement blueprint – the natural development order which supports your child’s maximum potential of growth. The course aims to educate parents, educators and children to embrace the predetermined order of movement progression which is an essential tool to assist their brain development, posture and overall coordination.
The course utilises both theoretical and practical movement explorations to explore the infant movement development journey. There workshop is accompanied with discussions and tools to you incorporate these principles to the everyday care and nurture of babies and children.
About the Speaker
Amy is a Certified Rolfer and Pilates Teacher. Combining her love for travel and learning, Amy has dedicated years to the continuous study of somatic education approaches and anatomy with many teachers in North America, Europe and Japan including Thomas Myers, Tessy Brungardt, Susan Harper, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Hubert Godard since 2004.
Amy specialises in movement education and embodiment for a broad spectrum of purposes including injury rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions and physical and artistic performance across all ages. She also teaches somatics, functional anatomy and other healing-related workshops. In her practice, she collaborates regularly with other specialists such as Ayurveda physician, physiotherapist and childhood education specialist. She believes that the more we can live in harmony with our bodies, the richer our lives can be.
Amy studied at Rolfing at the European Rolfing Association in Munich, Germany in 2008 and then Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute. For Pilates, she was trained in 2004 by Heather Low of Meridian Pilates in Vancouver. She has worked extensively teaching remedial Pilates as well as continuing education for Pilates teachers.
When is it?
Date: Sunday 24 August 2014
Time: 11am to 3pm (light lunch will be served)
Where is it?
The workshop is held at:
1-A & C, Bangunan Bakti, 6 Cangkat Abang Haji Openg
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
You will need to register to secure your place.
Contact: Alysha Yew on lysh.yew(at)gmail(dot)com; or call 017-2502918
The registration fee is RM380/pax*.
* The early bird price is over, but if you let them know you read about it on Figur8, you can get 15% off your registration fee.