NeuroMovement® is

a gentle hands-on therapy that teaches the brain how to use the body and mind in new ways.


Areas of Focus

children with special needs
older adults
adults with disabilities
high-performing adults

Every year science brings us more knowledge about the potentials of the human brain, discarding old paradigms, pushing the boundaries of what is believed to be possible, and revealing new options for helping both healthy and injured brains do their job better.
— Anat Baniel, Founder of the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®


There Is So Much Possibility Already Within Us

The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is grounded in the science of neuroplasticity, which proves that our brains are far more flexible and powerful than we previously realized. The power of the method is that it sees us as whole from the start, with nothing wrong or to fix. We are simply full of possibilities that the brain has yet to discover. NeuroMovement® is about connecting your brain to these possibilities to facilitate changes that once seemed beyond reach. 


What to Expect During a NeuroMovement Lesson

In a NeuroMovement lesson, I will move your body in slow and intentional ways. I use gentle and easy movements to show the brain something about the body it either hasn’t learned or has forgotten. This positive experience makes the brain curious. It pays attention and then experiments with the movements over time. More lessons, combined with more time for the brain to play, result in a new range of movement in everyday life and a beautiful domino effect in how you think, feel, and exist in your surroundings.


Why Some People Haven't Heard of It

NeuroMovement was created in the 1980s by Anat Baniel, drawing from her extensive experience learning from, and working closely with, Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais. Their earliest work evolved outside the world of universities. Based on their observations, they insisted on the brain's plasticity at a time when university-based neurologists considered such claims to be absurd. As it turns out, the two were years ahead of their time. The field of neurology has undergone dramatic shifts over the past twenty years. Neuroplasticity is now not only accepted wisdom but also central to most thinking. 

Well-known scientists now endorsing NeuroMovement include

  • Michael Merzenich, PhD
    a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco

  • Martha Herbert, PhD, MD
    a Harvard-based pediatric neurologist and the author of The Autism Revolution

  • Jill Bolte-Taylor, PhD
    a neuroanatomist and the author of My Stroke of Insight

More and more physicians are beginning to refer clients to NeuroMovement practitioners based on the results they are observing in others. However, NeuroMovement is still a lesser-known approach, as it has remained outside the mainstream medical system.

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When NeuroMovement Helps

NeuroMovement can improve function and support people living with the following conditions:

  • Physical Injuries and Impairments

  • Conditions Present from Birth or Shortly after Birth such as Cerebral Palsy

  • Neurological Differences such as Autism or ASD

  • Degenerative Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis

  • Chromosomal Differences such as Down Syndrome or Cri du Chat

  • Neural, Cognitive, and Sensory Impairments

  • Mental and Emotional Health

  • Post-Surgical Recovery

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