Individual instruction
and group classes

Juggling two balls with one hand


All instruction for Foundation and Intermediate exercises is individual 1-on-1.
Pre-requisite for joining group.

Bal-A-Vis-X Groups
Penfield, NY Level 2-3 on-going
Berkeley, CA  Level 3 on-going

The Berkeley group requires all Intermediate exercises, individual and partner,
+ 1-9 Advanced exercises

Private Sessions
Penfield, NY available 
in series format:
6-week Series – Introduction
12-week Series – Fundamentals
Quarter Series - (9–12 weeks)

of the program

For Active Adults:
Focus: neuroplasticity, brain/brain-body integration.
Read "Why Active Adults Keep Coming Back for Bal-A-Vis-X" 

For Special Needs:
ADD-ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Auditory Processing
See "I Show Up" statement from Bal-A-Vis-X special ed teacher.
See "Jordan Middle School training report"

ADHD Application
"Alleviating Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Using Bal-A-Vis-X"
Read PDF report

Shirley KelleyAbout 


Shirley Kelley

for details

Shirley Kelley adjusting the balance board tilt Balance board rockers are adjustable enabling step-by-step degree of difficulty to challenge but not overwhelm one's balance mechanism.

Three Bal-A-Vix-X exercises
4 ball double windmill exercise

Bags, Balls and Brains primarily draws from the eXercises of Bal-A-Vis-X, originated by Bill Hubert.

Bal-a-Vis-X eXercises vary in complexity and are deeply rooted in rhythm. The rhythms are the natural outcome of proper technique which requires physical movements in explicitly specific, sequenced and predictable ways.

The BAVX eXercises require full-body/bi-lateral coordination, eye tracking, focused attention, and visual and auditory discrimination. While doing ball and bag eXercises, participants experience multitudes of mid-line crossings which require the 3 dimensions of the brain (left/right, back/front, upper/lower) to work together.

Through BAVX eXercises one develops the ability to move eyes, hands and feet rhythmically in relationship to one another, to attend to visual and auditory cues and to function synchronistically in partnership and as a group.

Bal-A-Vis-X eXercises are taught one-on-one through entrainment using few words. The ‘tools’ include sand-filled bags, specialized BAVX racquetballs, and a variable difficulty balance board. Bal-A-Vis-X eXercises enable the body-mind system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum and achieve brain and brain-body integration.

To this end BAVX eXercises offer individuals movement experiences that address rhythm, balance, visual tracking, sound discrimination, and fine tuning of focus, attention and cross-body coordination skills.

Bags Balls & Brains group exercise
"Cross Crawl with Balls'"

Contact Shirley Kelley at skelley4100@yahoo.com
or call 650-799-4000

for information about scheduling an introductory session in the Rochester, NY area.

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