Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head

Presented by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D
Sunday, November 13
10 AM - 3 PM

Participants in this highly experiential, scientifically informative presentation and workshop will gain a physical and intellectual understanding of why movement, music and play are so essential for brain development, learning, memory and creativity. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how human beings learn, as well as simple, profound movement tools to use in all areas of life - school, business, art, music, sports, and relationships. Come ready to play and learn!

Workshop Guide

  • Movement and Learning
  • The Importance of Play
  • The Forest Kindergarten (Waldorf)


  • The Stress Factor
  • Our Hurried Life-styles - Fear - Survival
  • Physical, Mental and Emotional Effects of Stress


  • The Heart Orchestrates the Brain - Neurologically/Hormonally
  • The Power of Connection


  • Our Innate Dominance Patterns 
  • How Dominance Affect Learning and Our Preferences
  • Using It All --- a Balanced Mind/Body Profile

Sunday, November 13
10 AM - 3 PM
$20 Suggested Donation
Lunch Provided 

San Francisco Waldorf School
2938 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 

Childcare available for children Kindergarten-aged & older.   

RSVP's required







About the Presenter:  Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., is an author, biologist and international education consultant to more than 35 countries.  She has worked extensively with children and adults with learning difficulties, as well as artists, musicians, health professionals and corporate business people. She has presented over 1,000 workshops and is cited in at least that number of scientific and educational books and articles  Her book, "SMART MOVES, Why Learning is Not All In Your Head" has been translated into 13 languages and sold over 500,000 copies in the US alone.  She has also written "The Dominance Factor,   Awakening the Child Heart," and her newest book  "Playing In the Unified Field, Raising and Becoming Conscious, Creative Human Beings."