Lutheran Early Childhood Conference

Athena was so honored to be a speaker at this weeks Lutheran Early Childhood Conference!  Here are a few pictures!










Posted in Uncategorized

Motor Lab in Action

We were so blessed to do the motor lab in Nixa, Missouri this past fall and are so excited that the teachers and therapists are implementing what they learned! We received the following testimonial this week with the attached video and we just had to share!

“I just had to share this with you all!!! I literally have happy tears. This just came out this morning in our district email. The teacher, Pam Procell, is one we let take a spot at the last minute in our Nixa Group. We have had feedback here that is so positive about this course. I also get to see what the teachers in our regular ed pre-k program are doing. It is being incorporated all over the place! This was far and away the best course we’ve had since I have been employed here.  Thank You!!!!!!”

We are beyond excited to see the motor lab in action in the following video the school district did.

Posted in Seminar Tagged with: , , , , ,

Marvelous in Missouri!

We have been so very busy the last few months at Ready Bodies.  We are so grateful for your continued support of our program and are excited for the opportunity to help others.  We recently had a seminar open to the public in Nixa, Missouri and we had a marvelous time.  Thank you to the Nixa School District for hosting us!  We wanted to share a few pictures from our two day motor lab.  Stay tuned as we schedule new seminars and join us!


Posted in Uncategorized

Had a ball with Bryan ISD

We recently had a private two day motor lab with Bryan ISD and had a ball!



Posted in Uncategorized

Join us in Nixa, Missouri!

Registration is now open for our seminar in Nixa Missouri at Nixa Public Schools. Nixa is conveniently located just 15 minutes south of Springfield, Missouri and 30 minutes north of Branson, Missouri.

Athena Oden, P.T. and author of the Ready Bodies Learning Minds workshop and curriculum will present her seminar and motor lab based on her newest book, Ready Bodies, Learning Minds: Cultivating the Complete Child. You’ll learn to understand a child’s needs throughout their development, that children learn as they move, that physical movement drives their cognitive development, and that every child is created as a complete being.

To register or for more information, visit our website

Nixa Public Schools has implemented the Ready Bodies Learning Minds curriculum with much success in their schools. For more information on their program, check out the following article and video.

Posted in Uncategorized

Video of Motor Lab

We are excited to share this great video showing how the Sioux Falls School District has incorporated the Ready Bodies, Learning Minds program into their district.


Posted in Uncategorized

Motor Lab Video

We are excited to share our new video!  This is a snap shot of a few motor lab activites featured in our new book!


Posted in Seminar

Working hard in Waco

 We wanted to give a big thank you to Elite Therapy Center in Waco for hosting us this past weekend for our seminar.   We had a blast while working hard learning new concepts in our motor lab.  If you are interested in learning more about are seminars and motor labs, please email us at for more information.
Ready Bodies Learning Minds Waco Seminar

Posted in Seminar Tagged with: , , , ,

Order your new book today!

We are excited to that all pre-orders for the new book are available!  Please contact us if you have any questions!

Posted in Uncategorized

We are coming to Waco – Join us!

Waco Seminar Elite Therapy Center

Click to Print

Come join us in Waco Texas for a seminar we are doing with Elite Therapy Center.  Our two day seminar will be January 20-21st from 9am-4pm.  The early bird registration is $350 and registrations are being accepted at or by calling 254-399-8255

Posted in Uncategorized