About Valerie

Valerie Baadh Garrett is a movement artist, educator, and teacher trainer, offering public workshops, webinars, DVDs, and Skype programs for teachers and communities.

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 and 2017.

Most Recent Articles

Movement Games for Sensory Integration in Early Childhood

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Our fourth online program in our Master Class for Early Childhood Teachers series is now available on our Vimeo channel for rent or purchase. The short trailer introduces our first key principles of understanding...

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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 here. Enjoy farm-to-table meals prepared by Terry Walters and...

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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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Free Online Master Class Series for Early Childhood Teachers

Posted by on Aug 17, 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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Wooden Rods and Staves

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

by Edmund Knighton, PhD. In Study of Man, Rudolf Steiner spoke of our bones as...

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Teacher Mentoring – Movement in the Classroom

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

Enhance Your Teaching This Year with movement mentoring via Skype beginning...

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Ready for School?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 4 comments

Developmental Pediatrician Says Movement Integration Takes Time. Not meant as medical advice, these guidelines by Dr. Susan Johnson are intended...

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Dance As Movement History

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Movement Academy Project | 0 comments

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

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