About Valerie

Valerie Baadh Garrett and colleagues work in four key areas: Movement and Learning; Executive Leadership; Women's Wellness, and Agile Aging. The principles of Spacial Dynamics®, the science of kinesiology, and the arts of movement are imbued in our live and online programs, workshops, trainings, camps, books, and media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyMovement and @AgileAging.

Featured Video

Movement in Education 2015 from The Movement Academy Project on Vimeo.

In February, 2015, movement educators from Waldorf schools across the US gathered together near the beach in Southern California for workshops and seminars with Valerie Baadh Garrett and Edmund Knighton. This short montage gives a glimpse of the first days of the program. Photos by Michael Garrett.

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Most Recent Articles

Sensory-Motor Reading Readiness for School

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Not meant as medical advice, these guidelines are intended to help parents and early-childhood educators...

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Uffe the Gnome

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 1 comment

"Uffe the Gnome, Uffe the Gnome!" rang the chant through the halls at the San Francisco Waldorf School in the days leading up to the first children's "circus".

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The Leaps Project

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 4 comments

Jumping, leaping for joy – humans express explosions of cheer and...

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Movement and Learning – from Games Children Sing and Play

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

This article is an extract from our book, Games Children Sing and Play, pp...

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Baby’s First Month

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

I’m a grandma! Again. I’m spending some quality time this summer with our...

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Agile Aging

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 2 comments

We cannot fully prevent falls, but we can help in big ways and small to reduce risk of falling. We can help reduce fear of falling, practice activities to strengthen our balance and mobility.

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School Recess: The Adult’s Active Role

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 2 comments

If you ask young children, "What do you like most about school?" many yell "recess!" Recess is a fundamental part of the elementary school curriculum

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The Movement Art of Puppetry and Performance

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Movement Academy Project | 3 comments

The Magic Lantern Marionette Theater, under the direction of Monique Grund, has been quietly performing iconic fairy and folk tales for young children

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Women’s Wellness Retreats

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Movement Academy Project, Movement in China, Workshops | 4 comments

Register for September 25-27, 2015 (Big Sur, CA)  Enjoy farm-to-table meals...

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Space Is Human

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Movement Academy Project | 10 comments

In 1921 Fritz von Bothmer was asked by Rudolf Steiner to develop the gymnastic education at the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart. When Bothmer confessed to feeling somewhat inadequate for the task

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Movement In Teaching

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Movement Academy Project, Movement in China | 8 comments

Each morning we have 30 minutes of movement, and after lunch, another 90...

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Six Best Exercises You Never Heard Of

Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

As a young dancer training in ballet and modern dance, I didn’t think much...

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Adolescent Girls: building bone health through movement

Posted by on Oct 16, 2006 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Today I peered at a new x-ray of the bones of my left wrist from elbow to the...

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Six Best Exercises You Never Heard Of

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

As a young “baby ballerina” and then modern dancer, I didn’t...

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Women’s Wellness Retreats

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Movement Academy Project, Workshops | 0 comments

Women’s Wellness has a new beautiful website with great photos and video,...

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Wrestling, Tussling, and Roughhousing

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

In this short video, Valerie Baadh interviews Dr. Edmund Knighton about the many benefits of touch, give and take, setting boundaries, and play

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