(Deborah) Eve Kodiak
EDUCATION: DEGREES, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND RELATED STUDY
A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1977
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 1982
Graduate work, Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1986-1987
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy Studies 1997 - 1998
License, Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Ventura, CA, 2000
Infant Reflex Integration Studies with Svetlana Masgutova (Educational Kinesiology version), Carol Ann Erickson (Movement Exploration I & II), Renate Wennekes (Integration of Birth and Change), Moira Dempsey and Harald Blomberg (Rhythmic Movement Training I, II, III), Claire Hocking (Retained Primitive Reflexes and Their Effects on Learning and Behaviour & Advanced Retained Primitive Reflexes), 2003-2011
Brain Gym Studies with Carla Hannaford, Colleen Gardner, Paul Dennison, Cecilia Koester, Sue Stepick, Pamela Curlee, Bonnie Hershey, Eliza Bergeson, et al
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level 1 KRI Certification, 2016
Sat Nam Rasayan Practitioner Level 1 Certification, 2016
Original Play studies with O. Fred Donaldson, 2014
Studies in Family Constellations, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Suzuki Piano, Orff Schulwerk, Music Together, Continuum Movement, Music for People (Improvisation) 1971- 2017
Dreaming with Robbie Bosnak, 1994
PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES AND INSTITUTES
HIGHER ORDER THINKING SUMMER INSTITUTE, Wesleyan University, CT, 2013: Building the Brain for Higher Order Thinking (3 hour workshop for teachers and principals)
CHILDREN’S MUSIC NETWORK REGIONAL GATHERINGS: KEYNOTE Northern California, 2013: Using Music to Teach Literacy, KEYNOTE New England, 2012: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Integrate A Reflex!, PRESENTER, New England, 2013, 2014
EARLY CHILDHOOD MOVEMENT AND MUSIC ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, Leesburg, VA, 2014: Songs of Peace; Green Bay, WI, 2012: Reflexes: The Rosetta Stone of Children’s Movement, Leavenworth, KS 2010: The Whole Elephant, Providence, R.I. 2008 (90 minute presentations)
ECMMA NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCES, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007 (90 minute presentations)
CHILDREN’S MUSIC NETWORK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES 2014, Leesburg, VA: Songs of Peace, and 2012, Zion, IL: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Integrate A Reflex! (90 minute presentations)
AMERICAN ORFF SCHULWERK ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (HONORED GUEST STATUS), 2011: Movement Through the Midlines, Movement and Babies, Call and Response (90 minute presentations)
BRAIN GYM SWEDEN, Stockholm, 2011: Rappin’ on the Reflexes (Daylong workshop)
BRAIN GYM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES: Colorado 2014, Massachusetts 2010, Ontario CA 2007, California 2005, Wisconsin 2004, York, U.K., 2003, Virginia 2002 (60- 90 minute presentations)
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE, 2009, New Britain, CT: Re-Create Your Classroom Experience: A Developmental Approach Through Movement, Music, and Whole- Brain Learning (Weeklong course for graduate credit)
WORKSHOPS, INSERVICES, AND DEMONSTRATION CLASSES
BRAIN GYM 101, Lexington, MA, 2017. Entry level course at the Kinesiology Connection for ten students new to Educational Kinesiology.
HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN (THROUGH A GRANT FROM YOUNG AUDIENCES: HEALING ARTS FOR KIDS), Dorchester and Jamaica Plain, MA, 2012-2015 – 1 all-school professional development day. 4 workshops for pre-school and kindergarten teachers using developmental information encoded in the reflexes with music to aid behavior, development, and academic progress. 4 music classes for children in the classroom with teachers observing.
MUSICA FRANKLIN, AN EL SISTEMA PROJECT IN GREENFIELD, MA, 2015: Half-day workshop including group balance to inaugurate the program as well as developmental information (including midline movements, triune brain, and reflexes) to help teachers succeed with a traumatized student population.
ROWE CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER, Rowe, MA, April 17-19 2015, Change Your Movement, Change Your Life! (co-taught with dancer Linda Ugelow), a weekend workshop for adult personal growth combining reflex integration, Brain Gym balancing, and expressive movement to world music.
BAY AREA MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP, 2015, Bowman International School, Palo Alto, CA, Feb. 28, 2015, Creating Music Together: A Developmental Approach to Group Activities, a daylong workshop for 80 teachers on combining reflex integrative activities with songs and games to help with coordination, emotional equilibrium, social flow and cognitive skills throughout the school day.
BRAIN GYM SLOVENIA, 2014: Recognize, Redirect, Release! A 3-Day Workshop on Reflexes for Teachers, Parents, and Therapists.
BRAIN GYM SLOVENIA, 2014: 4-hour public talk on Practical Reflex Integration for 80 participants, including an extensive question and answer period.
TALK ABOUT CURING AUTISM (TACA), Arlington, MA 2014: A 2-hour public talk for 25 participants
MONTESSORI PRE-SCHOOL INSERVICE, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, 2013. Presented on using reflex integration as a classroom management and learning readiness technique, through songs from Listenin’ Live for Literacy, a pilot version of a new program integrating developmental movement, music, and whole-brain learning - and Rappin’ on the Reflexes.
SAN FRANCISCO WALDORF SCHOOL CARE GROUP, 2013: Presentation on infant reflexes and the twelve senses (unpublished article available on request)
INTEGRATED ARTS PRESCHOOL TEACHER INSERVICES, South Shore Conservatory, Hingham, MA, 2012, 2013. Presented on Listenin’ Live for Literacy.
YOUNG AUDIENCES HEALING ARTS FOR KIDS/HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN, Teacher workshop and demonstrations classes at Preschools, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain MA 2012, 2013, 2014
LYDIAN CENTER, 2012, 2013: Public lectures on Reflex Integration and Literacy
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATES, Watertown, MA, 2011 (60 minute training for OT’s, Reflex Integration Techniques)
THERAPRO, Framingham, MA, 2010 (2 hour lecture, Rappin’ on the Reflexes)
TEACHER WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATION CLASSES, Burlington MA, Rappin’ on the Reflexes and Feelin’ Free Teacher trainings and demonstrations classes for every child and teacher in the school (K-5, three classes per grade)
SMALL ONGOING CLASSES FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR STUDENTS, Mount St. Mary Academy, Manchester, MA, 2005, Brain Gym and Rappin’ on the Reflexes for every school child.
GRANTS AND PILOT PROJECTS
LITERACY GRANT THROUGH THE SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY IN CONJUNCTION WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HULL AND BROCKTON, MA. Teaching literacy to Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten through music using Listenin’ Live for Literacy, a new CD/book Set in pilot version.
NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, ENTREPRENEURIAL GRANTS; awarded 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 for attendance at conferences and for recording concerts.