A Professional Training in the Chava Shelhav Method
@ Movement Dialogues
4805 Park Road, Suite 200 , Charlotte, NC 28209
704.527.5996 or 704.650.7252

What is Child'Space?

Child'Space is a unique and comprehensive method of sensory movement education that encourages babies' development in a holistic way using touch and floor-time activities

Trainees are introduced to Developmental Movement Experiences (DME's) each day.This experience translates to hands-on work with infants and interactive caregiver/infant group classes . Learn sensory education that supports each baby’s development in a holistic way combined with parent education.

Child'Space Training for Parents

Simple movement sequences are matched to each child's pace.This promotes motor skills, early language and social-emotional growth. The course focuses on infant development from birth to independent walking

Child'Space consists of 5 nine-day segments at a cost of $1400 per segment

Training dates

Segment 1: 12/07/2018 - 12/15/2019
Segment 2: 06/06/2020 - 06/14/2020
Segment 3: 12/05/2020 - 12/13/2020
Segment 4: 06/06/2021 - 06/13/2021
                                                                                        Segment 5: 12/4/2021 -  12/12/2021

Enroll Now. Course is limited to 20 participants.
Email Brenda@MovementDialogues.com for an application form.

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For more information about the Child'Space Charlotte Professional Training please contact:
Brenda Sorkin, GCFP at 704.527.5996; Brenda@MovementDialogues.com or email Paula at PaulaAlonsoMovement@gmail.com

Meet the Trainers:
Barbara Leverone and Kira Charles

Principal Trainer: Barbara Leverone, MA, GCFP

Barbara received her Feldenkrais certification in 1994 and has been in private practice for almost 25 years.  

She has also worked continuously as a Child'Space educator and trainer since her 2009 certification.  She has been a trainer for Child’Space Certification programs in Chicago, New York, Buenos Aires and Matsue, Japan.  

Barbara holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling with advanced training and supervision in Infant Mental Health.  For eight years, she worked with families with pre-term babies, teen-age parents and other at-risk situations through The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County.  She received their Mission Award for her work with parents of substance-exposed newborns.  

Assistant Trainer: Kira Charles

Kira is a graduate of Dr. Shelhav's Chld'Space Method Training and Trainer's Training. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method® for 25 years.  

Kira worked as an Assistant in the first New York Child’Space Method training and was a staff member at Child’Space NYC. 

Kira is the director of Child Space America, which offers Child’Space classes and private sessions throughout New York City.  

The History of Child'Space 
The Child'Space program was developed by Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.
Through decades of working with clients of all ages using the Feldenkrais Method, Dr. Shelhav has come to understand that the roots of many problems experienced by adults can be traced to infancy and early childhood. She developed the Child'Space Method to give children a solid foundation for lifelong learning and social competency.

Dr. Shelhav has a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences and a Master's degree from Boston University. Her master's thesis, "Working with Brain Damaged Children Using the Feldenkrais Method," and her Ph.D. thesis, "Movement as a Learning Model" reflect her interest in children's learning. An early student and assistant of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, she is today widely recognized for her exceptional skills as a gifted trainer of teachers in the Feldenkrais Method. She introduced this method to a variety of institutions in Israel and Germany, among them hospitals, child-development centers, kindergartens and schools. She has achieved distinction through her work with infants and children and has been training teachers and trainers for Child'Space since 2002.

Dr. Shelhav has presented her work with babies at international conferences and collaborated in the late Professor Esther Thelen's research in infant motor development.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for the Charlotte Child'Space Training Program

For cancellations 30 days prior to the the Charlotte Child'Space Training Program full refunds are available. Afterwards, up until 15 days of the program, a $75 processing fee will be deducted from any refund issued provided your written notice is received. 15 days prior to the program if you cancel we regret there will be no refunds available, but your payment will be credited to any future programs minus the $75 processing fee.

In the unusual event Movement Dialogues needs to cancel a program, you will be given a full tuition refund. We are not responsible for any other fees you may incur.
Touch is obviously essential to babies’ sensory-motor development, but it also has a surprisingly potent influence over their physical growth, emotional well-being, cognitive potential, and even their overall health, because of some fascinating effects on their immune function. 

Lise Eliot, Ph.D.

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