Baby Moves: An Introduction to Infant Development and Movement
Come and explore your baby’s movement in natural and spontaneous play. Learn how underlying primitive reflexes, righting reactions, and equilibrium responses integrate with developmental movement patterns, perception, and curiosity as your baby progresses to becoming an independent mover within the first 12 months of life. This course is taught primarily through movement in both adult and infant-friendly ways, based on movement and brain development research.
Instructor: Janet Kwantes
Available as a public access course
This course is a non-credit public access course. Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
Janet, BSc, BA, CMA, RSME/T is a two-time alumna of The King s University (being birthed by TKU(C) in 1985, and 2010). Two of her three children have and/or currently attend King's. Janet has been studying and exploring developmental movement for the last 10 years in her somatic studies with leading infant development researchers Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of BodyMind Centering) and Beverly Stokes. Janet is a Certified Movement Analyst (Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NY and Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Institute) and Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (ISMETA). She teaches movement in a variety of contexts: private (one to one) rehabilitative and neuromuscular repatterning at Core Wellness and Chiropractic, group movement classes in corporate and private settings, leading pre-professional workshops for performing artists, and assistant teaching in professional programs in the USA and Europe.
When Janet is pausing from moving in studios and thinking outside the box, you might find her working for the BodyMind Centering Association, studying movement overseas, choreographing a dance piece, crawling/swimming/scrambling in caves (Vietnam), hiking (Rockies), breathing thin air (Kilimanjaro), or following her three children who live in three different parts of the globe. She regularly practices Pilates, yoga, tai chi, and swimming, to name a few.