Learning through movement

Carefully, Luciana Amaral places three small wooden sticks into a pattern on the floor; one stick points forward, one sideways and the next one in a diagonal line. Twenty pairs of eyes follow her every move intensely. She stands next to her finished figure and stretches out her arms to the front of the room, […]

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Moved by Isabel Marques

The three dancers move beautifully across the stage. Suddenly, I see them coming towards me. I have no idea what will happen, but I know for a fact that I won’t be sitting still for much longer. One of the female dancers grabs my hand and pulls me up from the floor, the other female […]

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Moving children in São Paulo

Taking a flight from New York to São Paulo after spending eight hours on a plane from Amsterdam to New York and nine hours waiting around at the airport is well… how shall I put it… an experience. I was exhausted and had lost feeling in both my legs, shoulders and lower back. Luckily my […]

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Moving children in Bali

After completing my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia, I still had two weeks to explore the many wonders of the beautiful island. In the months before Indonesia, I traveled to first world countries and I had seen inspiring movement projects with children and educators. Wondering if a religious and spiritual place with a […]

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On the move again

Hi everyone! I’m on the move again and it feels good! Or as my amazing friends Miriam and Teun would say (or sing): everything is awesome. It took some time (only 7 months, but it feels like years), but it is good to be back on the road again. And this time is different than […]

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Moving Forward

My first blog of 2017! Written in Bali, but only just found the time (and better wifi) to post it. Since my last post, I’ve spend 5 weeks in Bali, flew to Ireland to visit my sister and four weeks ago I returned home! I’ve started giving classes again (so happy to see ‘my’ kids!) and I finally have […]

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Moving into the New Year

At the end of the year, like many of us, I always like to look back and relive the wonderful and precious moments that occurred during the year. No doubt this year has been a rollercoaster. And even though I still have many stories to share (I’m writing this from Melbourne, Australia and still have […]

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Moved by Karen E. Bond

During the three months I’ve spent in the States I’ve only met genuine, warm, kindhearted, wonderful people. They have opened their doors and hearts to me, have shared personal stories and treated me as if I were family. They have showed me the country and all of its beautiful places, helped me with my mission, […]

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Moved by Catherine Gallant

About a year ago, I first saw the New York documentary ‘PS DANCE!’. I just couldn’t believe it: a documentary based solely on dance education in public schools had been made for everyone to see. Since then I’ve watched it a couple of times and I was (and still am) very impressed. Through this film I learned about the massive amount of […]

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Moved by Susan R. Koff

Washington Square Park is one of my favorite places in NYC. It’s located in the wonderful Greenwich Village (Manhattan) and always filled with (what seems to me) happy people enjoying the slower pace that you can only find in NYC public parks. It’s the area where New York University (NYU) is located and you will […]

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