About Valerie

Valerie Baadh Garrett and colleagues work in four key areas: Movement and Learning; Executive Leadership; Women's Wellness, and Agile Aging. With live workshops, trainings, and media, we work to support educators, therapists and leaders through playful and transformative movement programs and media.

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

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 is exploring, running, climbing, swinging or sitting in the sand. He is rarely still, but if so, he is inwardly active in his sensing...

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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 fifth grandchild, a little boy, who is now just three weeks old. Yesterday, during his diaper change / playtime, I observed how he seems...

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Dance As Movement History

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

by Valerie Baadh Garrett Common patterns of movement relationships reappear and...

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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 April 10 – 12, 2015 (Big Sur, CA)  Register for April 17...

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The Global Games

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Movement Academy Project | 13 comments

by Justin Ganz and Donni O’Ryan A New Tournament for Middle Schoolers The...

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2015 Programs

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

Mar 2 – 12 Taiwan Tour: Waldorf School/Teacher Mentoring; Women’s...

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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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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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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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Using Movement in Classroom Transitions

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 2 comments

Transition times, moving smoothly from one activity to another, are always a challenging moment in a classroom full of energetic students.

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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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