About Valerie

Valerie Baadh Garrett and colleagues work in three key areas: Movement and Learning, 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.

What’s New for 2016

Why is Valerie sitting on the living room floor? She answers that question, shares some early childhood observations and introduces some upcoming events at the Movement Academy Project for 2016.

Spacial Dynamics® private appointments in San Francisco are available on Wednesdays at Grand View Studio.

Most Recent Articles

Women’s Wellness Retreats

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Movement Academy Project, Workshops | 0 comments

Women’s Wellness has a new beautiful website with great photos and video, too! You can register two ways: online below, or directly with Heather via her contact here. Register for our next program May 13-15,...

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MayPole Dancing with Little Ones

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

The ancient springtime festivals are welcome rituals after a long or not-so-long winter, and the children in the community thoroughly enjoy their celebrations of the sunlight and the burst of growing forces in...

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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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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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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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Lazy Lout – An Imaginative Tag Game for 9 Year Olds

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Movement Academy Project | 3 comments

Lazy Lout was discovered while searching out and studying games as a new teacher at...

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Space Is Human

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Movement Academy Project | 12 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 For Life

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

While attending a graduate colloquium on Women in Athletics at St. Mary’s...

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School Recess: The Adult’s Active Role

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 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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Free Online Master Class Series for Early Childhood Teachers

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Movement Academy Project, Workshops | 0 comments

Participate Live for Free in our Master Class Series “Thank you for the...

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Takeaways

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

A few weeks ago I did a morning seminar for a special alumni event of...

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Lazy Lout – An Imaginative Tag Game for 9 Year Olds

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Lazy Lout was discovered while searching out and studying games as a new teacher at...

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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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