Tuesday, January 26, 1-2pm EST
Thursday, January 28, 430-530pm EST
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The Neurological Wisdom of Play 6 Week Feldenkrais Series w/ Matty Wilkinson
What can children at play teach us about conditions and qualities that support learning?
Young children are the world’s most potent learners. This amazing ability is powered not by hard work and force of will, but through play. Play provides the developing brain with rich experiences, which are the raw materials it needs to grow and change.
Play has specific qualities and features which create fundamental conditions that support learning.
And, play is not just for children. Adults can apply the elements of this process to support our own learning and continued development.
– Donald Winnicott
The Feldenkrais Method® and the Anat Baniel Method for Children® are innovative, developmentally-based approaches to learning that utilize movement + attention to enhance awareness, clarify and support fundamental movement patterns, increase our range of movement and thought, and refine our ability to learn.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Anyone interested in learning and developmental movement. Parents, educators, providers serving babies & young children, and those with a desire to learn and play are welcome.
2 different time options for the 6 week series:
Tuesdays 1-2pm EST / Feb 9-March 16
Thursdays 430-530pm EST / Feb 11- March 18
Matty Wilkinson is a Feldenkrais Method® and Anat Baniel Method for Children® practitioner in private practice in Boston and online. He is fascinated by the developmental process and believes in the innate potential of each individual to learn. In 2001 Matty began teaching preschool, studying child development, and joined a Feldenkrais training. He earned a MA in Child Development from Tufts University in 2009. As a neurodevelopmental consultant, Matty coaches parents and educators to create optimal conditions for children’s learning, applying his expertise as an early childhood educator, sensorimotor practitioner and father. Since 2016 Matty has traveled several times a year to work with children and families at the Scandinavian Center for Neurodevelopmental Movement in Denmark. He is the father of two young children who love to climb, dance, and explore.