Empower Yourself to
Empower the Child With Special Needs

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Optimize every child's developmental trajectory
regardless of the challenge or disability

via NeuroHorizons® Experiential Movement®


Fundamentals of Experiential Movement®

Seminar Series for Parents & Caregivers
Supporting the Child With Special Needs

Continuing Education Programs

for NeuroHorizons®, Feldenkrais®, NeuroScanBalance®, and
Anat Baniel Method
® NeuroMovement® Graduates


Focused, Experiential Seminars & lntensives.
Small, ln-Person Groups = Personalized & Effective Learning.
ln the Americas & Europe.

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Individualized Instruction
with Master Teacher & Trainer


Founder of the
® Experiential Movement® Learning Programs

Author of

The NeuroHorizons Primer:
Empower Yourself to Empower the Child With Special Needs

Sylvia with her colleague Kerstin Baldischwieler authored The NeuroHorizons Primerthe essential "big-picture" handbook for movement practitioners, parents, and caregivers seeking to elevate their service to Children With Special Needs.

In this lucid overview of the science, tools, attitudes, and artistry underlying their embodied approach to movement education, Sylvia and Kerstin set the stage for you to empower yourself to empower these great kids.

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“I've learned to work with my daughter with cerebral palsy, in ways I never knew were possible. It’s an incredible experience moving together with my daughter using your teachingswatching her learn to feel her body and move in new ways.

Attentive movement has become an automatic an automatic part of our daily routine — if I am touching my daughter we are learning together. Watching each little change through everyday neural plasticity has been amazing. This program has been a one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience.”

Cassie Baker
NeuroHorizons graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

“Sylvia’s Parent Seminar gave me practical ways to help my son in the home environment, and the space to reflect on how best to support him going forward. Along the way I was able to re-connect and find a little piece of myself again."

Sinead Bourke
Mother of Special Needs Child

"The joy factor has exponentially increased in our life. I continue to be astounded by the profound physical, mental, and emotional changes within myself and for my Special Needs Child.

I could immediately use what I learned with my boy, and his movement and language are shifting and growing at a remarkable pace. After all the years of trying other modalities, my connection with my son has now transformed into a distinct experience of joy, freedom and flexibility. Truly remarkable!

I am so grateful for your unique, nourishing way of teaching that gives me awareness, comfort, and self-confidence
for myself and for my child.”

Annemarie Miller
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Mother of Special Needs Child

“As a Neuropsychologist working with individuals on a spectrum of neurocognitive capacities and degenerative conditions, the NeuroHorizons program has shifted so much for me. In other movement programs I've been handed concepts and techniques, but it is here in our small group that I developed the missing piece — the much deeper embodied awareness and relational presence.

With this profound learning I've slowed down, become much more attentive to my own experience and that of others, and now bring far more of myself to my clients, to my family, everywhere. The outcomes are remarkable. Plus, I've never had so much fun learning!”

Erin Warnick, Ph.D
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Anat Baniel Method graduate

“Sylvia’s Parent Seminar was fantastic, giving me insight into my child’s challenges, and very practical tools that empower us parents. Beyond beneficial for us and our little one.”

Sally Batley
Mother of Special Needs Child

“Through your patient and insightful teaching it became much clearer how my child learns, enabling me to focus on connecting with my kids rather than trying to find ways to ‘fix’ them. With this clarity I can feel a bit more like myself.”

Brietta E.
Mother of Special Needs Child

“Exactly what I was looking for: The opportunity to learn about how I move my own body, so that I can be the best possible role model for my daughter. I feel much better in my own skin, and there is a new sense of curiosity about options for myself, and for my child. Your embodied teaching, clarity, humor, passion, and generosity bring so much life to this learning. Thank you!”

Daniela I., Ph.D
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Mother of Special Needs Child

Even the seemingly little things you taught us about movement and touch make such a transformational difference. All this increased awareness influences my Special Needs daughter, who is moving and even sleeping better and better as I apply the skills you're teaching. As a family, we are eternally grateful for this new knowledge.”

Jennifer L.
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Mother of Special Needs Child

“Sylvia, for the past month I’ve been feeling 20 years younger, after just five days of learning with you. My body moves easily and my mind is peaceful and light. I also feel so much “presence” in everything I do, from talking to people to driving my car. It’s as if I was in the fog before, and now I can see and feel more clearly and with more nuances. My relationship with my daughter has shifted in amazing ways. I’m filled with gratitude for how you share your very practical wisdom in such a gentle yet powerful way.”

Anita C.
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Mother of Special Needs Child


"[Sylvia] looks for all possibilities and strengths, with sincere, authentic, joyful intention and great energy. She finds missing pieces, and skillfully presents my daughter with unique learning opportunities. I would encourage anyone interested in working with their own or other Special Needs kids to take full advantage of Sylvia's programs."

Ivana Gadient
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"I’m blown away by the great client results I've had since your Supervision Intensive — big changes for a spastic child, and for a man who suffered a stroke. I feel learning from you is absolutely vital to my practice. I am so thankful!”

Jennifer Helenius
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"Even though I'm already an Anat Baniel Method practitioner, I would absolutely take [Sylvia's programs] if I could — I can’t think of any better way to learn this work and effectively support the Children."

Mika Keaulii
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“Thank you Sylvia for providing such an enriching learning environment.  You are a terrific teacher and I came back with my brain on fire, so inspired and grateful and full of new hopes and dreams.” 

Verena Kurz
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“You reminded me how much fun and creativity I can bring to my own lessons.  I am so inspired to continue growing.” 

Adrienne Penebre
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"What a transformative weekend. I'm so much clearer about what I'm doing with the kids and am moving so much better myself. THANK YOU!”

Jan Peterson
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"Thanks to Sylvia's high-level clarity, I could immediately begin to transfer what I learned to the children I work with, and my practice has benefitted greatly!"

Lorrie Jollimore
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"The Supervision Intensive was the most extraordinarily enriching 3 days imaginable. My head is swimming and my brain is percolating and my nervous system is digesting and my skeleton is doing all sorts of new things. Sylvia, your energy, enthusiasm, talent and mentorship is a treasure."

Megan Wetherall
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"It's such a privilege to see you work Sylvia, and to have you work with us. Your mastery is impeccable in its potency and clarity. You and the Supervision Intensive were amazing, inspiring, and empowering — a perfect blend of observing lessons, giving lessons, learning through experiential movement with each other, and sheer delight with the kids.”

Barbara Horwitch
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"Sylvia, through witnessing the quality of your movements -- both as you moved yourself and as you moved me -- I learned how to use my body as a Practitioner, and how I could positively affect the movement and learning of others. It is the most empowering feeling I have had in a long time."

Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“Thanks Sylvia for your loving approach to teaching.  I feel like I got exactly what I needed (and I didn't know what I needed going into the workshop). I feel an upgrade in me, and am still running full steam ahead with what I learned.” 

Carla Romaniuk
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“The Seminar format was superb. Your outstanding teaching about discovering each person's unique organization or challenge really helps me understand the larger context. I'm enthusiastic to work with clients this way, instead of feeling stressed that it's not working out how it “should". I put a lot of pressure on myself because I really care about this work and want to do well. Your teaching helps take the pressure off, and frees me to be myself as a Practitioner.

I feel so inspired, energetic and happy from the whole experience. Plus, I've never walked with my whole body and my entire back so integrated and my legs so long and flowing. Thank you!"

Joanne Cutler
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“What an infusion of fantastic learning and camaraderie. What a fabulous breath of inspiration in my life.  You took us on a learning journey in safety and in perfectly sized increments with variation, fun, and awareness. I feel empowered with deeper understanding and connections!” 

Phoebe MacRae
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“You have given me a new sense of possibility.  I have definitely felt a higher quality in my work with the kids.” 

Tracy Roybal
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“Your teaching was invaluable and just what I needed to add to my confidence, and to my skillset as a Practitioner.” 

Ed Dassie
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

"Lots of fun, and really inspiring learning with new and useful insights. I feel more confident and creative during sessions, and consequently my connection to the child is more at ease and delightful."

Nana Gravesen
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

“I thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of our group, and feel we all moved up several notches as practitioners.” 

Kate Garner
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement graduate

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