NeuroHorizons: A Child's Neural Map is Not the Territory

NeuroHorizonsEurope: Empower Yourself to Empower a Special Needs Child


Prioritizing Your
Embodied, Skillful, Creative Confidence

“I've taken a lot of courses, and this is the one in which I learned the most — not through 'studying' but by becoming more present — and how things can then 'miraculously' fall into place for both me and my child. I am so grateful.”

Roland Mueller, Germany
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Father of Special Needs Child

“In other movement programs I've been handed concepts and techniques, but it is here in our NeuroHorizons small group that I developed the missing piece — the much deeper embodied awareness and relational presence. I now bring far more of myself to my clients, to my family, everywhere. The outcomes are remarkable. Plus, I've never had so much fun learning!”

Erin Warnick, Ph.D (Neuropsychology), USA
NeuroHorizons Graduate and Anat Baniel Method graduate

Sylvia's insistence on a small group, in-person, personalized learning environment is healing and empowering. Her teaching style is so dynamic and down-to-earth, crystal clear and encouraging — for the parents who have never studied this genre of movement work, as well as for us experienced practitioners to refine our hands-on work and deepen our embodiment.

It's amazing to observe the speedy learning by my NeuroHorizons classmates who are new to this work — their already deep understandings and gentle, attentive, relational touch after just a few segments. Truly impressive.”

Verena Kurz, Austria/USA
Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioner and NeuroHorizons Trainee

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As does every other “brand” of movement education of our genre, we draw inspiration from the genius of the late Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Decades ago he was the first to describe the
subtle process of re-wiring our nervous system through unhurried self-awareness, variation, and differentiation — all via intentional yet gentle movement.

And, he was the first to show practitioners how to work in this manner with Special Needs Children, through gentle "movement lessons".

Yet today, no other program delivers our immediate
focus on the children. Nor our emphasis on your embodied, relational presence as the key to envisioning, translating, and transmitting learning opportunities to the kids.

Rather than rely on videos from other times and places, or rote "techniques" or "recipes", you are guided in each moment through your personal
native learning process of growing a skillful and creative confidence working with young clients.

You empower yourself to empower these great kids, and sooner than you might imagine.


One premise of our work is that a
child’s habituated neural map is necessarily our starting point, but never the ending point.

Our finely crafted curriculum takes you on a developmental adventure of your own. This learning process loosely mirrors the child’s journey — complete with impasses and breakthroughs — on the path to new neural networks and possibilities.

You experience first-hand the brilliant reality of
everyday neural plasticity.

Once we have embodied this journey for ourselves, we are in a far better position to envision and elicit each child’s native learning process and optimal developmental trajectory.

Our greatest gift to our young clients is the ability — through our embodied, relational presence — to creatively and fluidly “dance” with them through an expanding neural territory toward each new horizon.


“Habits can be hard to change, but through NeuroHorizons I've had so many internal shifts. It's wonderful to explore the Experiential Movements Lessons, and to learn to trust myself to give lessons to others. A really amazing program, teachers, and colleagues."

Di Zhu, Germany
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

"There are so many things I thought were not possible, or maybe only possible for others. But now I know they are possible for me.”

Roland Mueller, Germany
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Father of Special Needs Child

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