Eve Kodiak

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
(Deborah) Eve Kodiak


  • 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



  • 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)



  • 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.



  • 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.