Yael is a dance therapist and an infant mental health specialist, who has worked for many years with young children (and babies) and their parents to support the development of a joyful and communicative relationship from the very beginning. Her experience as a therapist working with young children on the Autism Spectrum and their families, following the Haifa Dyadic Therapy Model integrated with her knowledge in Improvisational Dance and Movement Notation systems, has set the ground for developing a model for Relational Dance/Movement Therapy.
Currently based in Montreal, Yael has opened a studio for parent-child (baby) dance/movement therapy in the Plateau-Mont-Royal, called PACHIDERM. It is a place to meet, consult, play, investigate and dance with yourself and with each other promoting connection, communication and creativity.
Yael has a Dance-Therapist certificate from INECAT (Paris, France) and from the Seminar-Hakibuzim (Tel-Aviv, Israel). She graduated from the Infant-Parent Mental Health Certificate program at UMass (Boston, USA) and her master’s research project for the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem, Israel, titled ''The Choreography of Parent-Infant Relations'' was presented at the IRAAP conference in Rome, 2016.