Available for private and small group classes.

Students develop gross motor coordination, dance, acrobatics, and curriculum based movement inquiry.

Contact me for further info.


“How can you think with your body?"

photo by Luigi Anzivino


I am

a movement specialist and educator for youth ages 3-18. I teach private and small group classes that focus on developmental movement patterns, and gross motor skills specific to students’ needs and desires. Through acrobatics, creative movement, and circus arts my classes support students to develop the strength and confidence necessary to successfully and safely problem solve with their mind and body. I teach through positivity as a conduit to confidence in physical, emotional, and social contexts.

My Background

combines elite gymnastics, modern, and aerial dance. I received my BA in Dance and Psychology from Bard College. I am inspired by Body-Mind Centering. I am also inspired by Axis Syllabus which is a movement analysis program grounded in neuromuscular patterns and efficient functional movement.

I Teach

creative movement, acrobatics, and circus arts at various schools, studios, and organizations around the Bay Area. I currently teach creative movement at ODC, and The Nueva School. I teach creative storytelling at the Nueva school, Circus Arts at The Urban School, acrobatics at Zaccho Center for Dance Aerial Arts, and BANDALOOP.

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I work out of the beautiful COAST SF, an Occupational Therapy studio in SF. I am available to teach in the home if space permits. I have a portable gym and am fully insured.

Rate depends on space, and number of kids.

Also available for birthday parties.

For further inquiry and information contact me at wicks.helen@gmail.com or 707-799-5636

My daughter, (newly) 6, has been working with Helen for a year. What a difference it has made! She is stronger and more confident and progressing so much more than she did in years of group gymnastics lessons. We were so happy with our experience, our younger daughter (3) has just started working with Helen as well. We particularly love how mindful and knowledgable Helen is about mind-body development and how best to help kids develop at various ages.

“Helen started working with my daughter when she was 6 years old. She is now 9. She has helped Charlotte develop her core strength, through the many creative movement routines that they naturally evolve during their sessions. Two of the biggest changes we have seen in Charlotte are her confidence and stamina. Helen provides a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment where our daughter can explore and work on strengthening both her body and mind. Helen has a really clear understanding of Charlotte; her needs and the goals we are trying to accomplish. Helen consistently provides really insightful and helpful feedback to me as a parent. I highly recommend her.