Weekly class "Elders: Getting Down & Up"

Sarah Barnaby

ONLINE through Babies Project, New York

Date and Time

Wednesdays, 12-1pm EDT

  • Classes are $20, or $15 for BP Sustaining Members. (10-class cards available for $180)
  • Pre-registration is required, at least an hour in advance.
  • Sliding scale prices are available: use promotion code SLIDE_50 for 50% off, SLIDE_25 for 25% off, SLIDE_10 for 10% off. (Please note: if you are able to pay the full price, you will help us offer these sessions to people who need the discount.)

Are you interested in improving your mobility, balance, and movement choices?

Would you like to develop skills and reflexes that build your confidence in negotiating gravity, including falling without injuring yourself?

It’s not inevitable that our movement skills deteriorate as we get older. And you don’t have to think of yourself as an ‘elder’ to care about being (and continuing to be) a competent mover!

This class focuses on developing and practicing movement skills that support changing levels, including getting down to the floor and back up again. Movement explorations also include mobilizing and articulating the feet, rolling, crawling, getting into and out of sitting, and balancing.

We will draw upon developmental movement patterns and principles of Body-Mind Centering® to cultivate clear pathways of support and ease in movement.

This class is open to any level of movement experience and any age.

Students are expected and encouraged to work at their own pace and move into positions that they can also get themselves out of – a developmental principle that applies to babies of all ages!


  • Have space to spread out on the floor and roll to each side.
  • Have cushioning underneath (e.g., blankets, yoga mats) if you want and any other support to lie comfortably on your back.
  • Have a small ‘pinky’ or tennis ball (or other firm ball about that size).
  • Have a chair or stool.


  • These online sessions will NOT be recorded.
  • It is your choice whether you set up with video or not – we will have our video on and sometimes demonstrate things, sometimes talk. If you have it set up so we can see you, we might be able to give you specific feedback on what you are exploring.
  • The teacher will be available for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after class.
  • We’ll send out a Zoom link before each session to registered participants.
Intructor's Bio


Sarah is certified as a BMC Teacher and Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) through the School for Body-Mind Centering. She is also registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA.

Sarah teaches developmental movement to babies of all ages in NYC. She also teaches yoga asana and anatomy in group classes and private sessions. She is the co-founder and co-director of Babies Project with Amy Matthews.

Sarah is also certified in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (EDMY) and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga (EAY), Body-Mind Centering® programs that teach developmental movement principles and an embodied approach to anatomy in relation to yoga practice.

Contact and Payment


sarah [at] babiesproject [dot] org