Individualized Instruction
with Master Teacher & Trainer


Founder of the
® Experiential Movement®
Learning Programs

Personalized Learning
with Sylvia.

There is a passionate place in my heart for Children with Special Needs. I work daily with these great kids and their families, supporting their advances through diverse challenges.

Over my nearly 30 years as a movement practitioner, teacher, and trainer I have observed the attitudes and approaches that consistently lead to optimal outcomes for these children. I want you to learn those as well. I have assembled, synthesized, and distilled key concepts and practical applications that will get you there, and sooner than you might imagine.

I bring all these elements to life in my personalized, experiential, and empowering learning programs that help you deepen your grounding, embodiment, perception, and confidence. You learn to empower yourself to empower the child.

Whatever your role or experience working with children, you can enliven and elevate your presence, skills, and service.
Enjoy more ease, grace, pleasure, and effectiveness in both your personal and professional life.

I look forward to hearing from you!


⦿ Originator of the personalized NeuroHorizons® Experiential Learning Programs for Parents and Professionals (since 2012).

⦿ Author (with Kerstin Baldischwieler) of The NeuroHorizons Primer, the essential "big picture" handbook for those seeking to elevate their service to Special Needs Children — through movement.

⦿ Formerly a Trainer for the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Professional and Children's Mastery training programs in California, and a long-time Practitioner at the Anat Baniel Method Center, California (2009-2016).

⦿ Trainer for the NeuroScanBalance® Feinmotorik Institut (since 2013).

⦿ Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM) (since 1994).

⦿ Certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioner (since 2002). ABMNM Mastery Certifications for Children with Special Needs, Aging and Vitality, and High Performers (2003).

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"I was trained by Anat Baniel and worked with her for many years as a Trainer and Practitioner at the Anat Baniel Method Center in California. In 2012 I saw an unmet need, and originated my highly focused and personalized NeuroHorizons
® Professional Supervision Intensives, Professional Enrichment Seminars, and Parent Seminars, since attended by hundreds of practitioners, parents, and caregivers around the world. My mission is to empower you to empower these great kids!"

"Dance" with
Neural Plasticity.
via NeuroHorizons Experiential Movement

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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®, Experiential Movement®, and A Child's Neural Map is Not the Territory® are registered trademarks of Sylvia Shordike.

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

Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement® are registered 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.

My 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 ©2007-2022 Sylvia Shordike