The Moving Child:
Developmental Movement for Adults
live + online series with Matty Wilkinson
8 WEEK FELDENKRAIS SERIES (in person or online)
THURSDAYS IN PERSON
April 12 - May 31, 4:30-5:30pm
11 Bow Street, Somerville, MA
April 13 - June 1, 11am-12pm EST
Zoom video conferencing
ANYTIME via recordings
This series is intended for anyone interested in motor learning and developmental movement. Parents, educators, providers serving babies & young children, and those with a desire to learn are welcome.
How do babies learn to move?
What can we learn by exploring movement from a developmental perspective?
How can a deeper understanding of sensory motor development support us and the children in our lives?
You will learn to:
- Rediscover how it feels to move like a baby
- Re-connect to a sense of ease, curiosity, flexibility and possibility
- Understand a baby’s motor learning process & its relationship to other areas of development
- Support babies and young children to learn to move with comfort, ease and grace
- Learn to recognize how children’s furniture, clothing & equipment impact their motor development
The Feldenkrias Method® of somatic education and the Anat Baniel Method for Children® are innovative, developmentally-based approaches to learning that utilize movement + attention to enhance awareness, clarify and support fundamental movement patterns, increase our range of movement and thought, and refine our ability to learn.
Matty Wilkinson earned an M.A. from the Tufts Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and taught in early childhood classrooms for 12 years. As a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrias Method® of somatic education and the Anat Baniel Method for Children®, Matty helps children with a wide range of challenges reach their fullest potential in motor, cognitive, social, and language development. He practices in Somerville, MA and travels to Denmark twice a year to work with children and families at the Scandinavian Center for Neurodevelopmental movement. He is the father of two young children who love to climb, dance, and explore the world of movement.
Register for the 8 week series:
8 weekly classes in person and online via Zoom video conferencing
8 audio recordings and supplemental resources
5 bonus audio recordings for you to do in between classes and after the series is over
In person option includes the ability to attend any of the online classes for no extra charge
Optional 1 hour Holistic Developmental Consult with Matty for $100 (Matty's regular rate is $140) Choice of in person session which may include Feldenkrais Functional Integration® or a virtual session via Zoom
*** Register by April 3 to receive free access to Movement and Creativity Library April 3-30
$250 for the 8 week series
$200 Early-bird by April 10
$150 Student rate
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE ONLINE CLASSES:
- some space on the floor to lie down or sit (depending on the lesson)
- a mat or blanket
- a computer or phone
We will use conferencing software called Zoom. It is super easy to use, even for those not comfortable with computers. You have the option to turn your video camera on or off during the class at any time. You can also access the classes via telephone. Everyone will receive a copy of the recorded live classes, so if you need to miss one or all of the classes you will still be able to experiencing the series via the recordings.