After working with families for 25 years, Leigh has found that the most effective time to assist learning and connection with our children, is in the first few years of their lives when 50% of their brains will form neural patterns that will last their entire lifetime.

Learning about the world of your child as early as possible, is a very wise choice! Childhood goes by fast and educating yourself early can lead to more connection and fun as a family.

“Living in the Hub Farm” will have retreat type workshops for parents of infants in their first year of life as well as parenting classes as your children grow and start to test your limits. In a safe and fun group setting, Leigh will introduce mindfulness-based skills that promote connection and secure attachment bonds within each family. As a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Leigh’s work also includes how to use touch, movement and specific interactions that set up the most conducive environment for healthy motor development and whole brain integration.

Getting down on the floor with our infants can open our eyes to the fascinating world of a baby’s brain. We learn that infants are highly intelligent beings and all of their senses are working full time to find social interaction and mobility. As our children get older and we stay tuned into our own emotional states we can model love and empathy, which teaches our children self-motivation and the ability to think for themselves.

Extension in a symmetrical pose

Extension in a symmetrical pose

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Facial expressions are your baby’s first language.

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An open mouth is a primal first expression.

Infants love mimicking your open mouth.

Infants love mimicking your open mouth.

Freedom to move and explore

Freedom to move and explore

Getting all the way down on his belly would really get him into that infant's world.

He’s got the right idea but getting all the way down on his belly would really get him into that infant’s world.

Weight shift to the right to free left arm.

Weight shift to the right to free left arm.