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.

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Valerie Baadh Garrett and Dr. Edmund Knighton introduce the upcoming 2015 Movement in Education - Teacher Development Intensive.

The program has a change of venue this year, to the Westside Waldorf School near Santa Monica and Malibu, still right across the street from the beach!

Read more about the program by clicking on the link in the column on the right side of this page. Early bird rates effective through 12/1/2014. We hope to see you there!

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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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, 2015 (Big Sur, CA) Women’s Wellness is a Spacial...

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2015 Programs

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

Jan 23 – 25 Palm Springs, CA Learn To Teach Agile Aging Workshop January...

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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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The Leaps Project

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Movement Academy Project | 3 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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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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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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