Baby Moves With Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy

Wednesday, November  7, 7:30 to 9PM 

LOCATION: San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, Dakin Hall, 2938 Washington Street

Co-sponsored by LifeWays of North America

Come join us for a workshop for parents and professionals which looks at:

  • The importance of Reflex integration.
  • Correct way of developing movement in infants and implications for later life.
  • How we can best assist the baby in movement development.
  • Common practices from this perspective and their benefits or detriments.
  • What is stimulation for the baby and what is the purpose?

One hour of lecture/demonstration, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answer time.

Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy is a well-known neuropediatric physiotherapist based in New Zealand and trained in the Netherlands. Strongly influenced by the philosophies of Dr. Emmi Pikler, a Hungarian pediatrician who has done extensive research on child development, and Dr. Vaclav Votja, a Czech neuropediatrician and founder of the Votja method, Marianne’s treatment philosophy is based on her experience that in society today, babies are often placed in positions they are not ready for and too much time is spent on “teaching” them milestones. Consequently, babies are at risk of missing out on vital developmental stages. Her work is of interest and importance for parents and professionals and supportive for all babies and young children. Her book, Baby Moves, is an easily understood, step-by-step guide to how a baby’s movement develops naturally and in the right sequence.