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 | 2 comments

"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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MayPole Dancing with Little Ones

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 2 comments

The ancient springtime festivals are welcome rituals after a long or...

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A Child’s Journey in Movement

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

We see the young child in nature, or at the playground, fully in motion.  He...

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Our Next Events

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Movement Academy Project, Movement in China, Workshops | 0 comments

Tuesdays Brisbane, CA Group Agile Aging Classes with Valerie Garrett or Molly...

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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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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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Rhythm and Reflexes (or, Why We Rock Babies)

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Movement Academy Project | 11 comments

by Kathy Fraser The dramatic rise in diagnoses of learning and behavioral...

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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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Our Next Events

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Movement Academy Project, Movement in China, Workshops | Comments Off on Our Next Events

May 22, 2015 El Sobrante, CA Bay Area Waldorf Pentathlon June 20-28,...

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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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Dancing Bransles: History Comes Alive

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Bransles are wonderfully vital dances that were part of villages festivals in...

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Taking Kids to Pinewoods Family Dance Camp

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

Last year a dream of mine came true: attending Pinewoods Camp for a week.

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Summer Movement Academy for Early Childhood Teachers

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Preschool teachers, home-school parents, and movement professionals: prepare...

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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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