movement and media for education, health, leadership

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

Our study of balance and mobility is highlighted in our Agile Aging program. Here, founder Valerie Baadh Garrett shares The 3 Aspects of Balance and explains how the movement senses work together to create the activity of balance. Read the full article here

Most Recent Articles

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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2014 – 2015 Programs

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

2014 Aug 23 San Francisco, CA A Child’s Journey: Workshop for Early Childhood Educators and Parents Aug 26 – 28 Brisbane, CA Learn To Teach Agile Aging Workshop Sep 19 – 20 Chengdu, CH A Couple’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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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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Dance As Movement History: An Introduction

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

by Valerie Baadh While teaching social dances at San Francisco Waldorf School,...

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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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Rhythm and Reflexes (or, Why We Rock Babies)

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Movement Academy Project | 9 comments

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

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Sensory-Motor Reading Readiness for School

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Movement Academy Project | 10 comments

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

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Nature-Based Learning for the Young Child

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Movement Academy Project | 4 comments

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may.....

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