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

Optimize every child's developmental trajectory
regardless of the challenge or disability

via NeuroHorizons® Experiential Movement®

NeuroHorizonsEurope: Empower Yourself to Empower a Special Needs Child

Europe's premier movement training program
uniquely dedicated to the parents, caregivers & professionals supporting the Child With Special Needs


CLASS OF 2021!


Attention +
Intention + Movement
= A New Quality of Life

NeuroHorizons® offers a uniquely focused curriculum distilled from Sylvia Leiner Shordike's decades of professional support for Children With Special Needs, and from her long experience training parents and caregivers in the tools and artistry of Experiential Movement™.

Sooner than you might imagine, you can begin skillfully and effectively addressing a wide range of developmental challenges faced by diverse children — all through gentle, intentional movement.

As importantly,
NeuroHorizons gives you a renewed vitality and an embodied, creative confidence, via its expert integration of cognitive, experiential, hands-on, and practicum learning.

You will savor more ease, grace, and pleasure not just with the children, but in all areas of your life — personally and professionally.
NeuroHorizons graduates are parents, caregivers, and a variety of therapists and practitioners from around the world committed to deepening their skill and service to these great kids.

Sylvia is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (since 1994), and Formerly a long-time Trainer and Practitioner for the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Professional and Children's Mastery training programs in California. She created her own NeuroHorizons programs in 2012 to meet the unmet needs of parents and practitioners.

Sylvia is the author of the big-picture handbook for parents and practitioners,
The NeuroHorizons Primer: Experiential Movement as Science, Toolbox & Art Form (2020).

“Your training and our group are truly amazing. Since the very first Segment I've been applying what we learned to my kids, including my son with CP, and their nervous systems pick it up and shift so quickly. This NeuroHorizons method has also transformed my naturopathic work — I am fascinated and so excited.”

Janine Keller, Heilpraktiker, Germany
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

"Your training has been a huge awakening, and life-changing for me and my Special Needs son. As I experience my own skeleton and nervous system in new ways, how I work with my son also shifts — small, subtle, movements are really effective. The result is far more integration, ease and freedom.”

Jean Smyth, Ireland
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

"The joy factor has exponentially increased in our life. I continue to be astounded by the profound physical, mental, and emotional changes within myself and for my Special Needs Child. I could immediately use what I learned with my boy, and his movement and language are shifting and growing at a remarkable pace.”

Annemarie Miller, USA
NeuroHorizons graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

"Dance" with
Neural Plasticity.
via NeuroHorizons® Experiential Movement®

Whether child or adult, our brain continually learns, orients, and changes (the process of “neural plasticity”) through movement.  So, our attentive and intentional movement is a great way to communicate with the nervous system and enhance our life, every day.

A child’s development is a progression of learning through movement and sensation.   Children With Special Needs often face an “impasse”:  They are missing key experiences that the nervous system needs in order to take a next developmental step.

In the
NeuroHorizons training program you learn how to gently move with the child through and beyond these impasses.

Over 10 training segments (about 15 months) you explore 150+ Experiential Movement™ Lessons in depth, including immediate hands-on client applications.

Our multi-dimensional yet focused, integrated, and immediately practical curriculum is designed to shift your world, and the world of the children you care for.

“I've learned to work with my daughter with cerebral palsy in ways I never knew were possible. Attentive movement has become an automatic part of our daily routine — if I am touching my daughter we are learning together. Watching each little change through everyday neural plasticity has been amazing. This program has been a one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience for us both.”

Cassie Baker, USA
NeuroHorizons graduate & Mother of Special Needs Child

“For my Special Needs daughter I wanted a method applying the concepts of neuroplasticity. This training has greatly increased my awareness of all the interconnections of the body, which is particularly useful and interesting to me. It's been really enjoyable.”

Rahmi Imamoglu, Ph.D (Biochemistry),Turkey/Germany
NeuroHorizonsEurope graduate & Father of Special Needs Child

More specifically, you learn to
embody and become a daily source of key movement "lessons" for the child. You translate and transmit your own skillful presence.

Then — sometimes rapidly and sometimes incrementally — the child's brain and nervous system receive and assemble the novel kinesthetic experiences you provide. Developmental gaps and deficits are mitigated or remedied.

The child can then
natively do, and be, in ways not possible before. This is how we leverage the everyday power of neural plasticity.

And, through our training program you will start noticing the results very rapidly — first for yourself, and then for the children you love and care for.

NeuroHorizons® is the registered EU, UK, and USA trademark of Sylvia Shordike. Experiential Movement®, and A Child's Neural Map is Not the Territory® are registered USA trademarks of Sylvia Shordike.

Feldenkrais® and Feldenkrais Method® are registered USA trademarks of Feldenkrais Guild Corporation California.

Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement® are registered USA trademarks of Movement Coordination Learning, Inc. DBA Anat Baniel Method Corporation.

Sylvia is a
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM) and a Certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Childrens Mastery Practitioner. She is the founder (2012) of the NeuroHorizons education programs, offering trainings and seminars in Europe and the Americas.

The NeuroHorizons programs are neither affiliated with, nor sponsored or endorsed by, the Feldenkrais Guild or Anat Baniel or the Anat Baniel Method.

All text and photos ©2007-2022 Sylvia Shordike