Workshop Details

Parents as the Agents of Change

Incorporate the Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity into Everyday Life

A 2-day workshop for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, being presented by Judith Dack of Uptown Studio on Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th, 2019 at the beautiful and historic Ralph Thornton Centre in Toronto at 765 Queen Street East (second floor), one block East of Queen St. East and Broadview Avenue (map at bottom of page).

Saturday April 13th, 2019
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 4:00pm – Workshop, Day 1

Sunday April 14th, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm – Workshop, Day 2

  • Please remember that the workshop is for Adults Only. Babysitting is not provided.
  • Please dress in layered, comfortable clothing (no skirts), as we will be doing movement on the floor. An extra sweater and socks may be useful too, with this unpredictable spring weather!
  • Please bring an exercise mat, yoga mat, or thick folded blanket, as you will be on the floor doing movement lessons. Bringing a small pillow is helpful too, if it will add comfort during your movement lessons. We will have a few mats available for use, so please let us know if you don’t have a mat, and would like to borrow one.
  • We will have a break for lunch, and have listed a number of area restaurant links below. You are also welcome to bring your lunch and eat it in the workshop space. Tea and light snacks will be provided.
  • If you haven’t already, it is highly suggested that you read the book Kids Beyond Limits by Anat Baniel before taking the workshop. It is available in both paperback and digital format, and available from:

    If you can not read the book beforehand, it would be very helpful for you to familiarize yourself with the Nine Essentials through Anat Baniel’s Free eBook – The 9 Essentials of NeuroMovement (also available for download free from Anat Baniel’s website)

There are two Green P parking lots available at Queen & Broadview, one block West of the Ralph Thornton Centre at a cost of $8 per day.

There is also free and metered street parking on some area streets. Please pay attention to the parking signs, and note there is a 3 hour maximum in the City of Toronto (even if unmarked), so you would need to move your car to a different spot at lunch to avoid a parking ticket).

Ralph Thornton Centre

765 Queen Street E (South side, East of Broadview)

Ralph Thornton Community Centre

Area Restaurants:


If you have any questions please email or call the studio at 416-481-2381