Anna Tardos

Anna Tardos, Budapest
Pikler Institute · www.pikler.hu

  • Child psychologist
  • Director of the Pikler Institute (also known as "Lóczy") in Budapest
  • Scientific researcher of infant and child development since 1961
  • Author and co-author of numerous publications
  • Holds international lectures and seminars
  • Teacher of infant and child education, co-author of a TV and video series for parents
  • Supervisor of Pikler® playroom groups

Christine Ackermann Zehnder

Christine Ackermann Zehnder (*1963)

  • Management training
  • Trained as a playroom group leader and Montessori educator
  • Has worked with Pikler® pedagogics since 1995
  • Founder and director of the playgroup "Pikler®-Kleinkinderhaus" ("Pikler Infant House") since 1999
  • Seminar leader
  • Mother of two sons (*1992, 1995)

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Monika Aly

Monika Aly
Pikler-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. · www.pikler.de

  • Child physiotherapist
  • Systemic Coach
  • Seminar leader
  • Author
  • Chair of the association Pikler Gesellschaft Berlin e.V.
  • Freelance practitioner

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Anna Czimmek

Anna Czimmek
Wege der Entfaltung e.V. · www.we-ev.de

  • Medical doctor with over 20 years experience in the pedagogics of Emmi Pikler
  • Offers advice and assistance to prospective or soon-to-be parents and new parents, both in groups and individually
  • Offers training, further education and coaching to professionals working with infants
  • Mother to a daughter and founding member of the association Wege der Entfaltung e.V., Munich

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Karsten Czimmek

Karsten Czimmek (*1963)
Wege der Entfaltung e.V. · www.we-ev.de

  • Studied theology, philosophy and mathematics before becoming an educator
  • Professional experience in a range of different fields and many years of experience in pedagogics
  • Director of the Montessori Kindergarten Niederseeon since 1996
  • Offers training, further education and coaching for professionals working with infants
  • Founding member of Wege der Entfaltung e.V., Munich and father to a daughter

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Heike Gräf

Heike Gräf, (*1963)
Pikler-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. · www.pikler.de

  • Qualified remedial teacher with a further degree in social pedagogics
  • Has worked with children with learning and developmental difficulties and disabilities since her very first training as an educator
  • Co-worker in a child and youth outpatient clinic in Berlin since 1996
  • Many years experience in the training and advanced teaching of educators
  • Has participated in seminars led by Anna Tardos for 15 years and has an equal amount of experience in working with Peggy Zeitler (Sensory Awareness)

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Margarete Große-Rhode

Margarete Große-Rhode (*1958)
Pikler Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. · www.pikler.de

  • Degree in pedagogics
  • Systemic family therapist
  • Has worked in a child and youth outpatient clinic for children with development difficulties and disabilities in Berlin for 20 years
  • Has offered further training for professional educators since 1996
  • Has worked with Sensory Awarenes and Pikler® pedagogics since 1986

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Brigitte Huisinga

Brigitte Huisinga

  • Social worker
  • Has worked with Pikler® pedagogics since 1991
  • Advises parents in Pikler® playroom groups (since 1992)
  • Leader of parent courses and seminars for child-minders, advanced training and coaching for pedagogical professionals
  • Founded a nursery in 2002 based on Pikler and Waldorf pedagogics
  • Director of the nursery

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Michaela Küpper-Hoppe

Michaela Küpper-Hoppe (*1960) www.pikler-spielraum.net

  • Integrational movement and dance therapist (FPI, HPG)
  • Mother to four children
  • Involved with Pikler® pedagogics since 1994
  • Has run Pikler® playroom groups since 1999
  • Advises families on pedagogical issues in discussion groups.
  • Offers training and advanced courses for professionals in Pikler® pedagogics, parental guidance and crisis intervention

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Hedie Meyling

Hedie Meyling, (*1955)
Emmi Pikler Stichting Nederland · www.pikler.nl

  • Worked for many years as a qualified actress and Feldenkrais teacher
  • Has worked with Pikler-Pedagogics and Sensory Awareness since 1996
  • Founding member of the Dutch Pikler Foundation
  • Offers training and advanced courses in Pikler pedagogics for professionals
  • Supports parents in Pikler® playroom groups
  • Mother to a son

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Daniela M. I. Pichler-Bogner

Mag. Daniela M. I. Pichler-Bogner, (*1963)
Pikler-Hengstenberg-Gesellschaft Österreich · www.pikler-hengstenberg.at

  • Studied German philology and French
  • Montessori-Pedagogue
  • Family counsellor following Jesper Juul
  • Runs Pikler® playroom groups (parent-child groups)
  • Offers training and seminars in Pikler® pedagogics
  • Chair of Austria’s Pikler-Hengstenberg-Society
  • Mother to a son (*1991)

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Christine Rainer

Christine Rainer, (*1961)
Pikler-Hengstenberg-Gesellschaft Österreich · www.pikler-hengstenberg.at

  • Physiotherapist
  • Mother of four children
  • Has worked with Sensory Awareness and Pikler-Pedagogics since 1990
  • Supports parents in Pikler® playroom groups
  • Offers training and advanced courses in Pikler pedagogics for professionals
  • Sensory Awareness in groups and individual work

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Ute Strub

Ute Strub

  • Physiotherapist
  • Co-initiator of the Pikler®-Playroom movement in Austria
  • Editor of Entfaltungen ("Evolvements") by Elfriede Hengstenberg
  • Founding member of the association Emmi Pikler Hauses e.V.
  • Offers seminars in Berlin and internationally

Andrea v. Gosen

Andrea v. Gosen, (*1952)
www.pikler-spielraum.de

  • Degree in pedagogics
  • Family therapist
  • Offers advice and training in pre-school daycare institutions and to parents
  • Has received further education at the Pikler Institute in Budapest and from Ute Strub e.g. on Elfriede Hengstenberg’s concept of movement and Elsa Gindler
  • Founded the Pikler® playroom for movement in Berlin
  • Nursery school director
  • Advises playgroups
  • Married with three grown-up sons

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Anja Werner

Anja Werner
Pikler Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. · www.pikler.de

  • Child physiotherapist
  • Has worked with Pikler® pedagogics and Gindler/Hengstenberg approaches since 1992
  • From 1995 to 2005 co-worker in the child and youth outpatient clinic of Pikler Gesellschaft Berlin e.V.
  • Founded the practice Beweggründe ("Reasons/Foundations of movement") in Berlin-Schöneberg
  • Mother of three children

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Heide Wettich

Heide Wettich (*1949)

  • Educator
  • Director of the infant nursery Gleiwitz Straße (1978 -2009)
  • Has offered further education and seminars in Pikler® pedagogics
  • Coaches and advises nursery teams
  • Married, mother of a daughter (1978)

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Peggy Zeitler

Peggy Zeitler
Wege der Entfaltung e.V. · www.we-ev.de

  • U.S.-American, studied Indology
  • Has lived in Munich since 1967
  • Trained in Gestalt Therapy and Sensory Awareness
  • Runs her own practice for Sensory Awareness
  • Founder and director of the press: P. Zeitler Verlag
  • Founding member of the association Wege der Entfaltung e.V.

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