Wellness Through Movement 

created by 
North and South Kohala Hawaii Teachers and Parents 
from Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker School,
 Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell, Feldenkrais practitioner
and Susie Jones Teacher  at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
The primary intention of this type of movement program is first and foremost to support the precious commodities of our children’s enthusiastic nature for school and self-care. Lessons combine the elements of fun and sensory motor and neuromuscular reeducation in movement games to embrace the uniqueness of each child and give tools to stand the test of time.

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 .

 Lessons are based on nature and the science of physics, development, and learning to the needs expressed by children.   Parents, principals, behavioral specialists, teachers, and people and organizations like YOU who care helped us understand how to write the program.


Thanks for helping us help you reach your potential!

Thank you to all the  parents, professionals and children who helped us put this program together.  Parents and professionals in the psychology and educational fields work with us (privately and in groups) to help support children in their needs and uniqueness to reach their full potentials in school and with self-care.

We are collecting data to show how children with awareness to proprioceptive sensation (or “Embodied Cognition”- character of movement that shapes our minds) are more engaged and effective learners.  Proprioception awareness to cognitive function stimulates the ambition  for 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.

Our secret is WE TEACH FROM THE INSIDE OUT with the outside.  We believe the information from the body and brain is a two-way highway sharing and negotiating information to learn.  The nervous system’s sensations are our greatest guide.

By nature humans are born with infinite possibilities. We are born balls of sensation ready to learn yet unable to walk, talk or reason.  Wellness Through Movement lessons are based directives from nature already in place biologically and environmentally.  Lessons use primal and developmental movements with supportive directives according to a child’s response with the intention to self-discover the physical connections of thinking.

The motor and sensory developments are all movement sensations to action, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling and seeing are sensations of body-configurations. Negotiates between these sensations and the child’s character forms the trajectory of choice.  Based on physics, development and learning Wellness Through Movement lessons are specific yet organically adaptive movements.  We teach how to follow the intelligence of the nervous system to stimulate both body and mind integration.  Awareness to physical sensations of thinking fine-tunes choices essential in meeting the needs and character of the individual’s potential.

We don’t get in the way of nature; we fuel awareness to ride it.  Then we observe movement to understand the internal sense of perception expressing what awareness is already established and what is missing.  To center and strengthen character we must work with what are both functional and dysfunctional behavior as building blocks for learning… and as nature does so simply.

•    Expand self awareness for the safety of self and others
•    Educate sensory awareness tied to cognition and IQ
•   Practice turning attention inward and self inflicted low  self esteem perspectives
•   Enhance awareness of the minds interal dialogue and where attention focuses with listening skills and communication
•    Tools of how to  the sensations of physical guidance on  problem solving
•    Calm tension to decrease violent tendencies
•    Develop social character from awareness of self, and self to others


▪   Intra and Inter Spatial Awareness (personal and emotional space)

▪   Understand social and emotional benefits to physical activities

▪   Increased pulmonary capacity and calm nervous system

▪   Basic locomotor skills alone, with a partner and in small groups e.g. hopping, skipping, jumping, running.

▪   Basic non-locomotor skills e.g. twisting, pushing, pulling

▪   Basic movement concepts and control e.g. changes direction, space, time, effort and relationship in traveling

▪   Physical activities e.g. locomotor or chasing and fleeing activities

WELLNESS & HEALTH Helps Support:
o    Explore ways of learning through movement: including math, English, and test taking
o    Build awareness of the body and how to use the body to calm the brain
o    Acquire personal tools to decreased hyperactivity and anxiety
o    Fuels curiosity and attention
o    Stir innovation and creativity
o    Acquire respect and appreciation for uniqueness and differences of self and others
o    Expand Self-awareness & improve posture
o    Align  attitude with physical sensation
o    Decrease passion to fit in to “out there” pressures and internal  urges for substance abuse
o    Identify healthy behaviors and impact on personal health
o    Tools to express needs, conditions and wants in healthy ways