Donna Eshelman: Seven Keys to Skilled Movement

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DONNA ESHELMAN, M.A., G.C.F.P.

EDUCATION
1994 M.A. in Dance University of California, Los Angeles
1990 B.A. in Dance & History University of California, Riverside

POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATIONS
2013 Infant Massage USA, Chicago, IL
2009 Chava Shelhav Child’Space Method of Infant Development, Chicago, IL
2001 The Feldenkrais Method, Florence, Italy
1999 Bones for Life with Ruthy Alon, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Yoga, Seattle, WA
1997 Gyrotonic Expansion System, Long Beach, CA
1996 Pilates Method, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Elementary Labanotation, Ohio State University, Ohio

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STUDY
Since 2010, ongoing study with Dr. Dan Siegel on neuroscience, integration, and the cultivation of well-being.

TRAVEL RESEARCH/STUDY
2007 Cudamani Institute, Bali, Indonesia
2005 Academia Nacional del Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2003 Escola de Danca, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2002 Impulstanz Festival, Vienna, Austria

FITNESS/REHABILITATION EXPERIENCE

1997-present Private practice of fitness, rehabilitation and
neuromuscular education

1997-2000 Director of Fitness and Rehabilitation Program, Center for Physical
Health (physical therapy clinic), Los Angeles, CA

1994-1997 Program Director, Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, CA

MASTER CLASSES, LECTURES, AND TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2014 Invited Events

• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development During Baby's First Year," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Two-Day Workshop, "An Introduction to The Stellalign," Santa Monica, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "The Feldenkrais Method and Meditation," Meditation Room, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "An Introduction to The Feldenkrais Method of Neuromuscular Reeducation," The Johnson Center of Integrative Studies, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
• Two-Day Workshop, "More Lessons with The Stellalign," Santa Monica, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development for Infants in the 21st Century: Traps and Trends", BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Mastering Motor Milestones Through Infancy and Childhood," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, "First Year Milestones," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Movement Exploration," Chabad of Los Feliz Women's Circle, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development in One Year Old Toddlers", BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Lecture, "Motor Skill Development in Two Year Old Toddlers", BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development for Infants in the 21st Century: Traps and Trends", BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Mastering Motor Milestones Through Infancy and Childhood," Silverlake MOMS Club, Los Angeles, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development During Baby's First Year," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Stellar Caterpillar Classes for Mastering Motor Milestones," Santa Monica-Venice MOMS Club, Santa Monica, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Mastering Motor Milestones and Cultivating Confidence During Baby's First Year," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA

2012 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Motor Skill Development During Baby's First Year," BabyTalk LA, Beverly Hills, CA.
• Lecture, "Mastering Motor Milestones During Baby's First Year," Birth & Beyond, Santa Monica, CA.
• Lecture, "Motor Skill Development in the 21st Century: Traps and Trends," Dragonfly DuLou, sponsored by the Hollywood MOMS Club, Los Angeles, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, "Stellar Caterpillar & Mastering the Milestones," private residence, Santa Monica, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, “Infant Motor Skill Development,” West Hollywood MOMS Club, West Hollywood, CA.
• Lecture, “Encouraging Motor Skill Development In Babies & Children:  Tips For Social Workers to Teach Parents,” Hope 4 Kids Foster & Adoption Agency, Dana Point, CA.
• Master Class, “The Feldenkrais Method and Physical Therapy, ” California State University, Northridge, CA.
• Lecture-Demonstration, “Infants, Children, and the Motor Milestones,” Silverlake MOMS Club, Los Angeles, CA.

2011 Invited Events

• Two-day workshop, Introducing the Buckwheat Roller, McGee-Smithbeck Physical Therapy, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Featured teacher, CAPHERD Southwest Movement, Dance, and Acro-Sports Conference, Palm Springs, CA

2009 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Master classes, University of Redlands Meditation Room, Redlands, CA
• Featured teacher, CAPHERD Southwest Movement, Dance, and Acro-Sports Conference, Palm Springs, CA

2008 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Three-day workshop, Lifepath Retreat Center, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
• Master classes for dancers, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Lecture demonstration, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
• Master classes, University of Redlands Meditation Room, Redlands, CA
• Featured teacher, CAPHERD Southwest Movement, Dance, and Acro-Sports Conference, Palm Springs, CA

2007 Invited Events

• Part-time lecturer, Movement for MFA actors, California State University, Fullerton, CA
• Master classes, Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda Studio, Los Angeles, CA
• Master classes, Camarillo Performing Arts Academy, Camarillo, CA
• Three-day intensive, Enforma Studio, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
• Featured teacher, CAPHERD Southwest Movement, Dance, and Acro-Sports Conference, Palm Springs, CA

1993-2006 Invited Events
Include a range of master classes, workshops, and guest lectures at the following locations:

• conferences
• educational forums
• university dance and theatre departments
• yoga and pilates studios
• country clubs
• spas
• retreat centers
• physical therapy clinics

Attendees include:
• entrepreneurs
• dancers/actors
• athletes
• pilates/yoga teachers

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