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Learning is movement.  This “movement” however is re-defined not as mechanical from here to there,  but as a poetic symphony weaving the mind, body and senses.  The “sensory and motor circuits don’t just feed cognition.  THEY ARE COGNITION” (Scientific America Mind, 2011).  The sense aware of the weaving is of the body. The weaving is the movement.
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The primary intention of this type of movement* and awareness program is to support and enrich learning  regardless of condition  through experience of the subtle body. The second intention is to adapt the awareness of this subtle body to the development of cognitive functioning and education.

Children Get IT!

They don’t have the habits… yet.

The sensory body is the grounding rod for all the senses, and functionally integrates  listening, attention, and self direction.   Lessons are designed to expand awareness from the body to thinking.  The sensory body, though so subtle many are unaware yet it is a system foundational to perception.  Wellness Through Movement  lessons build the bridge of functional integration to  sensory awareness to perception. Children can feel this sensory body easier than adults.  Awareness balances the integration of senses and seems to improve wellbeing physically, mentally and emotionally.

Mission Statement


Wellness Through Movement® programs are dedicated to enriching the well-being of children’s authentic nature in the areas of self-care, performance and potential
learning from the body-to-brain .

Programs Objective


  • To raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and awareness on core issues of children’s life challenges.
  • Enhance awareness of the body connections to brain by developing a clearer and deeper
    sense of inner awareness of patterns influencing behavior and mindset through neuromuscular re-education movement .

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Lessons

Over 500 children did mind-body movement games designed to improve functional integration of senses, motion and perception.  Sequences of movements use  National Physical Education and Health standards, Awareness Through Movement® (Feldenkrais movement sequence), and developmental movement stages.  

Lessons combine  sensori-motor and neuromuscular reeducation (based on the Feldenkrais Method) into movement games. Design of movements in a lesson enhance the nature of how the brain and body work and learn together.   Different than movement exercises these movements are tools to improve health and wellbeing mentally and physically.   By checking into the physical sensation of a the body children clarify how they are perceiving, often different than others.  The awareness improves understanding of how we feel to what we do, versus how others are reacting or behaving.  And the best thing about  learning unity of awareness in the sensory body is over  time health and wellbeing continues to improve.

Lessons show how embodied cognition  is a character of sensation in the body shaping the mind’s perception.  The more self-aware the more engaged and effective the learner.  Integration from awareness of proprioception to cognitive function stimulates  ambition,self-regulation and responsibility.  This type of self-awareness fuels the drive to be creative and also a critical thinker. The sense of belonging and being accepted is already strongly enforced between peers, but respect for each other differences is also more acceptable with proprioception awareness.

Steps in the lessons are organic and adapt to the moment or circumstance.    Awareness to physical sensations with thinking fine-tunes choices.  What feels essential to needs is  negotiated with what the body can do and not do.

For example action, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling and seeing are all sensations in the body-configurations of sensation. Children discover how actions negotiates with intentionthus different.   This experience is not intellectual but a window of awaking to self and one’s relationship with others.

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Dramatic Results

There is a turning point when patterns of behavior are reeducated part-by-part.  at a certain moment dramatic shifts happen in behavior, attention, and ailments.  Seems to be a tipping point when the sensory body feels enough of the whole system and regardless of condition improves. For example read links: ADHD and STRESS.

Key to lessons is a self discovery from the body.  Wellness Through Movement lessons are based on biological directives  already in place and urges or reactions related to a given environment.   With supportive directives according to a child’s response lessons watch movement patterns to assimilate awareness and encourage self-discovery of  guiding attention.  To do this no demonstration or mirroring movements is key.  Watching reaction to direction in contrast to the direction unfolds the next step.
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Our Secret

First step is to teach dual attention, attention within and to “out there” (see Program on Mindfulness).  Information from both body and brain creates the  two-way highway of learning.  Awareness  of how sensations  gives a child a clearer understanding of their feelings of the body as well as emotions.  The physical sensations become guides in expressing internal perceptions.   Children think through sensation but are unaware of this process until attention is directed inward to the sensory body.  When they pay attention to sensation they clarify their position and communicate what is getting in the way of learning.

Humans are born with infinite possibilities.  These possibilities depend on the  dynamics of patterns integrating between the brain, body and heart. We are born like balls of sensation ready to learn yet unable to  know how until we get the experience.  ___________________________________________________________________________

Be Fully Alive

We don’t get in the way of nature; we fuel nature through awareness.  Movement responses are used  to understand perception. Expression reveals awareness is already established and what is missing.  To center and strengthen character we must work with what is both functional and  in awareness with what is dysfunctional and out of awareness.  These patterns of motion in awareness explain behavior of the brain and senses to perception.  Felt together, awareness of the mind and awareness of the body, they feel fully alive in a way never experienced.

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