Individual instruction
and group classes
with Shirley Kelley,
Penfield, NY in 2014

Juggling two balls with one hand

   Individual Instruction for learning
   BAVX Fundamentals 1-on-1

   Pre-requisite for
   Bags, Balls and Brains
   group participation.

Bags, Balls and Brains
  Level 2 Group – Friday afternoon,   on-going

Private Sessions available in series format:
     6-Week Series - Introduction
   12-Week Series - Fundamentals

For Active Adults:
   Focus: brain & brain-body    integration

For Special Needs
Example: ADD-ADHD  

Benefits of the program

Educators and Parents  
   Read PDF report from
   middle school class,
   Spring, 2006

 Active Adults 
  Read PDF report
"Why Active Adults Keep
  Coming Back to BAVX"

Shirley KelleyAbout 


Contact 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 exerciseBags, Balls and Brains primarily draws from the integrative rhythmic eXercises of Bal-A-Vis-X, originated by Bill Hubert. The rhythmic eXercises integrate the brain and brain-body connections through movement. Through BAVX eXercises one develops the ability to move eyes, hands and feet rhythmically in relationship to one another, to a partner and as a group.

The BAVX eXercises are strongly rooted in the rhythmic flow of the pendulum. They 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.

Movements for learning readiness from Brain Gym and embodiment explorations from Body-Mind Centering are offered in response to individual needs and in building necessary neurological pathways to cross the body’s 3 mid-lines. After the fundamentals of BAVX bag and ball exercises are learned, the variable difficulty balance board developed by Frank Belgau (Balametrics) is used extensively to enhance brain and brain-body integration.

Bal-A-Vis-X eXercises are taught one-on-one with specific attention to individual needs. After mastering the proper fundamentals of rhythmically tossing sand-filled bags and rhythmically bouncing specialized BAVX racquetballs, group exercises can be introduced. Hence, basic BAVX skill competence is necessary before entering a Bags, Balls and Brains class.

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

Contact Shirley Kelley at skelley4100@yahoo.com or 585-203-1273
for information about scheduling an introductory session in the Rochester, NY area.

Website 2006 - 2014 Bags, Balls, and Brains
Photography/website by Carol Wright | Photo of teen by Mike Klein