Optimize Every Child's
Developmental Trajectory
Regardless of the Challenge or Disability
via NeuroHorizons® Experiential Movement®

North America's premier movement education program uniquely dedicated to the parents and caregivers supporting the Child With Special Needs


Fundamentals of
Experiential Movement

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

  ;  Experiential Seminars & Practicums Focused on the Kids
  ;  Small, ln-person Groups = Personalized & Effective Learning
  ;  Empowering Tools & Skills, Sooner Than You Might lmagine

"Dance" with
Neural Plasticity
via NeuroHorizons®
Experiential Movement

"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."

Annemarie Miller
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

"Since the very first Segment I've been applying what we learned to my kids, including my son with CP, and their nervous systems pick it up and shift so quickly. I am fascinated and so excited. Thank you for this learning.”

Janine Keller
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

“I've learned to work with my daughter with cerebral palsy in ways I never knew were possible. Attentive movement has become 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 for us both.”

Cassie Baker
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

“After each Segment I came away feeling empowered, gaining confidence in myself and my ability to help my Special Needs son. You deliver a wonderful, experiential learning process in which I discover new movements, tools, and understanding, and which allow me to re-create the process at home for my own children."

Aideen Roddy
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

Parents & Caregivers
Empowering Themselves
to Empower the Child

⦿   The Fundamentals seminar series is the only small-group, entirely in-person, and fully individualized experiential learning program of its kind in North America.

⦿   Master Practitioner and Teacher Sylvia Leiner Shordike has distilled her nearly 30 years of professional experience serving children into a unique synthesis of cognitive, experiential, hands-on, and practicum instruction.

⦿   The curriculum empowers parents and caregivers with new awareness, skills, and attitudes that bring more vitality into their own lives, while also optimizing the developmental trajectory of the Child With Special Needs.

You learn to empower yourself to empower the child.
Sooner than you might imagine.

Individualized Instruction
with Master Teacher & Trainer


Founder of the
® Experiential Movement® Learning Programs

Stacks Image 3467
Stacks Image 3470

Author of

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

The essential "big-picture" handbook for movement practitioners, parents, and caregivers seeking to elevate their service to Children With Special Needs.

⦿   Throughout the Fundamentals we explore the questions and challenges commonly faced by parents and caregivers supporting the Special Needs Child.
⦿   Over ten 5-day seminars you experience the transformative power of neural plasticity for yourself, using the framework of gentle, intentional movement. It is through your personal exploration of Experiential Movement® that you develop the new awareness, skills, and habits that empower you to embody a fluid, spacious, and skillful relational presence.
⦿   By evolving this self-awareness, and personal “differentiation” and “organization” for yourself, you are then able to model them for your loved ones. You now have the keys to empowering the child or children you care for.
⦿   You are taught in-person (there is NO Zoom-type teaching) by Master Teacher Sylvia Leiner Shordike, author of The NeuroHorizons Primer. This assures a highly individualized and potent learning experience tailored to your needs. You quickly bring more clarity, ease, grace, and pleasure into your life and family.

The 7 videos may not appear below if you did not click on "Allow all cookies".
lf the videos appear cut in half, or hang during playback, simply reload the page.

Stacks Image 3498
Stacks Image 3503

“A huge awakening, and life changing for me and my Special Needs son. Far more integration, ease and freedom. As I experience my own skeleton and nervous system in new ways, how I work with my son also shifts; small, subtle, movements are really effective.

I came to this training for my son, but now I realize how much I need this for myself too, so I can grow old and still move :)”

Jean Smyth
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

Sylvia's insistence on a small group, in-person, personalized learning environment is so healing and empowering. Her teaching style is dynamic and down-to-earth, crystal clear and encouraging for the parents who have never studied this genre of movement work. Truly impressive.”

Verena Kurz
NeuroHorizons Graduate & NeuroMovement Graduate

"I have been able to slow myself down, observe more, and become less stressed (which my husband appreciates :) From our very first Segment I've been connecting very differently with my Special Needs daughter, allowing her to do more, try more, make more mistakes, and thus have more experiences. She is becoming more alert, aware, and communicative. So, really big benefits for my family."

Christine Hengst
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
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 &
Mother of Special Needs Child

Stacks Image 3328
Stacks Image 3333

Fundamentals of Experiential Movement®
Enrollment now open (Series 4 begins August 26, 2023)
Sebastopol, CA
Class size limited.

;  Find more program specifics on the "Program Details" page.

Stacks Image 3720
Stacks Image 3725

Please Note:  The Fundamentals seminars are designed and presented for your personal learning goals. As with all other movement education programs of our genre, these seminars do not offer or grant you any academic recognition, credit or credential, or opportunity for professional / governmental licensure. Nor will your completion of these experiential seminars by itself lead to employment or income in any job or occupation.

¡Llegamos a México!
lnformación en español

Stacks Image 3997

Te invitamos a
la nueva capacitación
en la Ciudad de México.

Stacks Image 4016

To schedule individual movement lessons for your child:
Please contact me through the contact form on the Details page.

NeuroHorizons® is the registered USA, EU, UK, and Mexico trademark of Sylvia Shordike. Experiential Movement®, A Child's Neural Map is Not the Territory®, and Embody. Envision. Elicit. Empower.® are registered USA trademarks of Sylvia Shordike.

Feldenkrais® and Feldenkrais Method® are registered USA trademarks of Feldenkrais Guild Corporation California.

Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement® are registered USA trademarks of Movement Coordination Learning, Inc. DBA Anat Baniel Method Corporation.

Sylvia is a
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM) and a Certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Childrens Mastery Practitioner. She is the founder of the NeuroHorizons Experiential Movement learning programs in the Americas and Europe.

The NeuroHorizons programs are neither affiliated with, nor sponsored or endorsed by, the Feldenkrais Guild or Anat Baniel or the Anat Baniel Method.

All text and photos ©2007-2024 Sylvia Shordike