In movement education, Valerie strives to engage participants with the joyful experience of playful movement dynamics. She achieves this through healthy, age-appropriate games, exercises and activities based on the latest movement science and an integrated program highlighting key and transferable movement principles.
As a movement trainer for teachers, Valerie works closely in supportive mentoring via Skype appointments throughout the school year. She also offers days of on site mentoring at the school to help the educator enhance their effectiveness in the classroom.
Valerie and the Movement Academy Project produce an ongoing series of webinars in support of Early Childhood movement education. These free live webinars, targeted for early childhood teachers, examine aspects of movement dynamics in the classroom with an emphasis on practical activities that can be used in the classroom immediately. After the live broadcast, the programs are available on Vimeo.
Movement Academy Project workshops include teacher training, executive retreats, conference keynotes, and focused seminars. Valerie offers dynamic, inter-active, and thought-provoking workshops about the human being and movement in personal, social, and work spaces.
Programs for Organizations
The Movement Academy Project develops and implements custom and original movement programs for a variety of organizations. We focus on movement and team-building, executive presence, workplace ergonomics, celebrations, and health. We work in a variety of large and small settings both locally and for international venues. Valerie Baadh Garrett’s vibrant presentation style ensures that each participant feels engaged, encouraged, and enlivened on their path to wellness.
Valerie offers targeted seminars and active lectures on movement and wellness, leadership and teamwork, movement and learning, and healthy movement in everyday life. She has presented programs about brain fitness, dance dynamics, Transformational Movement Education® (TME®), Bothmer Gymnastics® and Spacial Dynamics®. Her Staff Savers for healthcare workers, lectures on preventing falls, and imaginative visualization techniques for Agile Aging are also popular topics. See also Workshops and Seminars for some of our recent titles.