to Montessori Wellness – your learning and professional development hub on all-things well-being, the Montessori way.
Let your journey begin with our inaugural course: Montessori Movement.
Online Course: Montessori Movement
Are you a Montessori educator at any age level? A Physical Education teacher working in a Montessori setting? A parent applying Montessori principles at home? If so, you need to learn about movement in Montessori! Why? Movement is both a core component of Montessori education, and a key driver of wellness.
This self-paced course is your gateway to a deep dive into Dr. Montessori's original approach to movement. You will explore her pioneering idea of physical activity as a catalyst for learning, as well as her distinctive take on Movement Education.
Going a step further, you will uncover how the concept of movement connects to other key Montessori principles, and gain valuable insights for incorporating movement into your practice, both in the classroom and during Physical Education.
Completing the learning experience, a bonus module will guide you through considerations for children with disabilities, to help you create an inclusive environment.
Discover the Benefits...
Explore movement and physical activity in Montessori from a unique and authentic perspective.
Foster well-being in your classroom and beyond through physical activity, a key pillar of wellness.
Fuel your inspiration by listening to Dr. Montessori's original words, carefully curated to focus on those related to movement.
Enjoy an engaging and accessible learning experience through innovative infographic presentations.
Transform your understanding with an impactful analysis, uncovering the "why" behind the "what" and the "how" of the Montessori approach to movement.
Experience flexible learning, on your own schedule and from anywhere.
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What Other Montessorians Are Saying
“The Montessori Wellness training has been very helpful for our AMI teachers in understanding the importance of movement in the first years of life. This well-structured training consists of two parts: a theoretical and a practical component. In the theoretical part, the training effectively conveys the significance of movement within the Montessori method for children's motor development. In practical terms, we truly enjoyed putting concepts into practice. All in all, it is a very comprehensive, high-quality, and recommendable training for Montessori centers. Thank you!"
- Isis Lopez, AMI 3-6 Guide, Montessori Jeronimos, Spain -
Our journey started in the area of physical development. Montessori Gym was born to offer a more authentic approach to movement and exercise in Montessori.
Nourished by the love and support from the Montessori community, and inspired by its changing needs, our vision has expanded to capture the more holistic idea of wellness. It has also evolved to focus more directly on our core purpose: education.
Montessori Wellness is our butterfly. The next chapter in our Montessori adventure.
Our cosmic task is to promote a deeper understanding of the connections between Montessori pedagogy and wellness practices, to support the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and adults alike.
Meet our Founder
Barbara Murphy, PhD
Passionate about education, Barbara holds a PhD from Northwestern University and a Montessori certificate from CGMS. She is also a recipient of the AMS 2021 Montessori Innovator Award.
As the mother of two while living in Milan, Italy, she fell in love with Montessori pedagogy.
After moving to Miami, Florida, Barbara founded Montessori Gym, now Montessori Wellness, with the vision of supporting well-being in Montessori.
Barbara has presented on movement and other wellness topics at several international, national and state-wide Montessori conferences, including AMS The Montessori Event, AMI-USA Montessori Experience, as well as events hosted by Montessori Foundation/IMC, Michigan Montessori Society, Florida Montessori Coalition, Virginia Montessori Association, Montessori Association of North Carolina, Wisconsin Montessori Association, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, Association of Illinois Montessori Schools, Utah Montessori Council, New York State Montessori Association, Montessori Alliance of Tennessee, Southeast Montessori Collective and Childhood Potential.
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