See How They Grow! – Infant Developmental Movement

CURRENT TERM: Wednesdays 1st May – 3rd July 2019
1pm – 2pm (in the Cutting Room)

TASTER SESSIONS: Wednesday 20th March & Wednesday 3rd April 2019
1pm–2pm (in the Rehearsal Room)

From May 2019 – £8 per session for adult and baby/infant – siblings half price

Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME) sessions with

– Monica De Ioanni Infant Development Movement Educator
– Susan Scarth Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator (RSMT/E)

A movement and hands on group for parents/caregivers and their babies – newborn to walking, based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

A fun group that includes:

  • encouraging physical play and supporting curiosity
  • facilitating/enabling the natural movement patterns of the baby

IDME promotes physical awareness, agility & strength for both baby and caregivers.

The greatest gifts we can give a child are a sense of physical and emotional well-being, a sense of comfort and bonding, the joy of being, curiosity, confidence, the ability to relate to others, and organizational and problem-solving skills. These are greatly influenced by the child’s early movement and touch learning experiences. Through play and handling, parents, caregivers and teachers have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. We facilitate children in learning to speak and read, but passively assume that their movement will develop to its full potential without any kind of understanding or direction on our part.

A few more words about how we work with you:

– the parent and the baby are actively heard
– their individuality is respected and supported
– learning is experienced through our ‘first language’ – movement
– we raise awareness of what is happening, rather than ‘making’ something happen
– touch, movement and physical support is facilitated for all to thrive!!
– there is no right or wrong, only healthy choices that support learning

Life is about exploring – this group offers a time and place to explore safely, with no rush to be or do anything

Monica De Ioanni is a dance artist, performer, teacher and theatre maker working in the UK and internationally. She has a PhD Environmental Science and a PDA in Arts Education in Practice. She trained independently in Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Physical Theatre including ODIN Teatret (Denmark) and Julie Stanzack (Wuppertal Tanztheater of Pina Bausch). She has extensive experience in environmental arts, and wellbeing related projects in schools and the community. Monica is training in Somatic Movement Education with Embody-Move, licensed by The School for Body-Mind Centering.

Susan Scarth is a movement psychotherapist and registered somatic movement therapist and educator (UKCP, ISMETA). Susan has 30 years’ experience working as a dance movement therapist with a variety of clients, including children and adults with special needs and mental distress e.g. PTSD. She teaches on European master’s programmes for Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and supervises arts and health practitioners in Fife and beyond.

Susan and Monica have studied Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME) together (2017-2019). IDME is an integral aspect of the School of Body Mind Centering, established by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1973. The purpose of our work, whether dance, improvisation, movement education or therapy, is to support each individual to realise their full potential. We both know that an ease of function and support in our bodies is integral to mental and physical health and a true sense of well-being.

Stay young, feel younger, enjoy the power of movement and play!

For more information please contact Monica or Susan

Call Monica for a chat: 07411335455 

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