These gentle and supportive lecture/demonstration, hands-on classes will help establish comfort with your newborn, tummy time, first-year milestones and teach infant massage to aid digestion and sleep.
FUNdamentals founder, Maryska Bigos, is a mother and Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) who has been practicing and teaching this work since completing her certification in 1982. She is licensed and directs Infant Developmental Movement Educator(IDME) training programs in the USA and is available for group presentations, online classes, private or Skype sessions.
FUNdamentals are based on Infant Developmental Movement Education created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, an internationally recognized Occupational Therapist with 50+ years of experience working with infants and caregivers. Maryska began studying with Cohen in 1979 and has maintained a private practice since completing her BMC Practitioner certification in 1982.
Learn skills to help your infant meet their full potential.
“Since learning FUNdamentals from
Maryskaand IDME, I have changed the way I pick up and support an infant. Baby is more calm and comfortable, and I am too.”—Nancy Albrecht RN, IBCLC, Clinic Nurse and Lactation Consultant at the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center
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RSMT/RSME, LMBT, Feldenkrais Method Practitioner, BMC Certified Teacher, Practitioner, EAY/EDMY, IDME
Maryska began studying with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at The School for Body-Mind Centering in 1979 after training and performing as a dancer for twenty years. She became a BMC practitioner, SBMC teacher and AMTA member in the early 1980′s. She has taught with Cohen and individually at numerous venues across the U.S.A. and served on the faculty for many years to integrate BMC with dance at the American Dance Festival (ADF); yoga at Duke University Medical Center; the special needs of students at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind; therapeutic bodywork and massage modalities at the Carolina School of Massage Therapy. Maryska has maintained a private practice for over thirty-five years and is certified in a wide variety of bodywork practices that reflect her interest in the intimate connection between movement, body, and mind. She is currently active in research linking infant developmental movement with decision-making and leadership skills. Maryska founded the Kinesthetic Learning Center (KLC) in 2007 and more recently, Newborn and Infant FUNdamentals to share IDME touch and movement practices with infant caregivers worldwide. Click here to watch a video of Maryska teaching.