We Are Moving Creatures
As experts in movement, we take play seriously! Our mission is to provide people of all ages with the tools to connect and foster healthy relationships with their loved ones through playful movement. Our approach enhances physical, cognitive, emotional and social development - and creates the foundation for a vibrant and joyful life!
Our teaching-learning philosophy
The world is a playground
We believe the world is a playground to explore, and that every human has something magical to offer by tuning into their creativity and imagination. We all have something to teach and to learn - especially through play. Through play, we can celebrate life in its entirety - the highs, the lows, the frustrations and the thrills. We can take ourselves out of our comfort zone to explore new facets of ourselves, growing, evolving and unleashing new abilities.
Meaningful movement, together
We believe that movement should be fun, joyful and life-affirming and that by moving together we can create and enhance connections with those around us. We are interconnected beings who have so much to learn from one another. The best kind of movement allows us to find a joyful, spontaneous flow, becoming present with ourselves and others.
We are serious about play! Playing (at any age) contributes to our development in countless ways - from gross & fine motor skills to cognition, as well as improving social and emotional intelligence.
We are ever-evolving and believe that the best teachers are students first - maintaining their passion and curiosity and keeping their eyes open to new opportunities to learn. We aspire to learn something new every day.
We are obsessed with movement and play - and are so excited to share that with our community.
Educational Entrepreneur and Classroom Educator, martial art & dance teacher
Registered Dance Movement Therapist (DTAA), Dance Educator, Performer and Choreographer & Yoga Facilitator
Capoeira teacher and
children’s physical development expert
The Moving Creatures story began in 2005 in a rural town in the Israeli desert. It was there, in Dimona, where I, Dor Shira, established a martial arts studio for kids. My very first student was 12-year-old local Shavit Yechezkel.
After practicing together for years, our relationship evolved from teacher-student to friends and then colleagues, with a serious enthusiasm for playful movement. We shared a vision to inspire this spark in others.
In collaboration with dance extraordinaire Jordine Cornish we developed a collection of fun movement games that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere in the world. These games were inspired by our own experiences in martial arts, dance, and yoga - and incorporate touch, rhythm, improvisation, coordination, and balance.
Jordine, Shavit and myself are all passionate movement educators. We have shared our love for movement and play with hundreds of curious movers around the world, witnessing playful movement transform people's lives. We’re thrilled to have created the Moving Creatures global community and love sharing new ideas, tips and resources on our social media platforms weekly.
- Dor Shira