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Creative Movement helps us all to feel greater peace, joy, and confidence within, through movement, sound, and personal expression. Guided movement experiences and fun inspirational themes encourage all to freely explore, create, and express in their own natural ways. Gradually children and adults alike experience the great joy of co-creating with others. In Creative Movement for Children’s classes, themes often explore the rich content found in nature. Awareness and sensitivity grow as children explore and experience the sounds, rhythms, and movements found in the world around us. We integrate fun props and musical instruments that inspire freedom, creative expression and lots of healthy heartfelt laughter. Interwoven throughout are mindfulness exercises that encourage awareness and a positive connection with our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions. Through these practices, children learn tools to manage stress and anxiety in their daily lives. Children learn the art and skills of moving creatively in collaboration with others. We may create in groups of twos, threes, fours or whole group, a moving sculpture garden, a robot machine, a family of forest creatures playing in the wild, or a pod of whales communicating through echolocation. This class is dedicated to imagination, exploration, self-expression, collaboration, and tons of fun in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. Creative Movement for Children is based on the life work of Barbara Mettler, the founder of the Creative Dance Center of Tucson, in combination with the principles of Let Your Yoga Dance and Kripalu Yoga. Dress: Please wear comfortable clothing that can move and stretch freely. No shoes, please.