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A Caregiver’s Guide to Developmental Movement
Storefront for Somatic Practice

Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm

May 1 – June 5 (no class May 29, Memorial Day)

$125 for the series

The Storefront for Somatic Practice is currently located at 1 West Place, Cambridge, MA 02139, right across from the Broadway Bicycle School and adjacent to City Hall Annex.


In this series, we will explore the ABCs of early movement development through our own embodied experience of moving.

How do babies learn to move? What can we learn by exploring movement from a developmental perspective? How can a deeper understanding of motor development support us and the children in our care?

In this workshop, you will learn to:

• Rediscover how it feels to move like a baby
• Re-connect to a sense of ease, curiosity, flexibility and possibility
• Observe and understand a baby’s motor learning process & its relationship to other areas of development
• Support babies and young children to learn to move with comfort, ease and grace
• Become an informed consumer of children’s furniture & equipment

The Feldenkrias Method® of somatic education 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.

Potential students:

This workshop is intended for parents, educators, and providers serving babies & young children, and anyone interested in motor learning and developmental movement.


Matty Wilkinson earned an M.A. from the Tufts Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and taught in early childhood classrooms for 12 years. As a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrias Method® of somatic education and the Anat Baniel Method for Children®, Matty helps children with a wide range of challenges reach their fullest potential in motor, cognitive, social, and language development. He is the father of two young children who love to climb, dance, and explore the world of movement.

(510) 229-9327

Photos of Matty doing Feldenkrais by Tiffany Sankary Wilkinson: