Infant Development Classes: Instructor Spotlight
In these fun and practical classes taught by Child'Space practitioner Kira Charles, you will learn techniques for nurturing your baby’s development and sense of self through touch, movement, facial expression, rhythm and song. Although development during your baby’s first year may seem to happen of its own accord, you can help your child “connect the dots” in many ways. You will learn what to expect from your baby at each stage of development, how to engage your baby’s curiosity and how to support your baby’s next stage while encouraging the innate joy of discovery. You will also learn answers to your questions about development, find new confidence as a parent, and often notice other positive changes, such as your baby’s improved ability to self-soothe and your own greater creativity when you touch and play with your child.
Kira Charles, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (cm), has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method® for over 20 years. She studied with Dr. Chava Shelhav and is a graduate of Dr. Shelhav’s Child’Space Method Training. She worked as an Assistant Trainer in the first New York Child’Space Methodtraining and was a staff member at Child’Space NYC. Kira has completed Master Practitioner training with Mia Segal, Dr. Feldenkrais’s first assistant; has been a staff practitioner at professional Feldenkrais® trainings, and was an adjunct faculty member of the New York University Continuing Education Department. She is the first Feldenkrais practitioner hired by the U.S. government and works with veterans who suffer from a wide range chronic pain issues. Kira is the director of Child Space America, which offers Child’Space classes and private sessions throughout New York City.