ContaKids – Children & Parents
ContaKids is a movement and contact experience for children and parents rooted in the celebration of play and joy. It is a unique approach that utilises the non-verbal to support relationship and to enhance the improvement of children’s motor skills. By working with bodily movements and using physical contact we can foster confidence in actions by reinstating the physical abilities that we were born with. Children are invited to learn about self-reliance through the development of an independent spirit and parents learn to interact with them as equals who they support unconditionally.
Abigail Jackson is a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist and ContaKids Teacher based in London, UK. She has experience of working with children and adults with a range of learning, behaviour, physical and mental health needs within community, educational and NHS settings. Abigail’s practice utilises the psychotherapeutic and healing potential of dance, movement and sensory awareness to help people to express themselves, explore feelings and connect with others. Abigail’s movement background is rooted in 5 rhythms, authentic movement, improvisation and contemporary dance.
Alessandra Liguori is a qualified as a Feldenkrais and ContaKids Teacher based in Sussex, UK. She has grown into her practice through engaging in long-term health programmes for senior citizens and observing how babies learn. Alessandra’s classes are enriched by playfulness and the understanding that organic learning develops from a state of comfort. Alessandra regular practices Aikido and dance improvisation to help refine and expand her somatic research into a collective process.