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.


I took my daughter to a trial class and am amazed how much she developed in the days following. All with the simple exercises taught in one session. She went from only rolling to now army crawling and getting up on all fours. She’s looking ready to crawl and she’s 6 months.
— anna mejian
Kira was incredibly aware of each child’s need. She was tuned into the class as a whole as well as the individual baby. Each class I learned simple exercises and ways to work with my son to help him move on to his next milestone. Kira has a wonderful temperament with the babies. She establishes trust with the babies through her gentle and confident approach. My son was crawling up to her and on her at each class. During our months in class, my son transitioned from belly crawling to creeping on all fours and then to standing. I am so grateful for her support and knowledge.
The good news is that Betty is cruising around these days, and I know that has a lot to do with the work we did in class - so thank you, Kira!!
We had a wonderful time today at your class. Finn relaxed and rolled over (and got his own hand unstuck) in our own play time afterward. I cannot wait to show my spouse!
Every time we met with Kira for Pre-Crawlers 1 our son (6 months) had some kind of breakthrough with moving his body. It was like she showed him how to unlock some kind of superpower!