Paola A. Smith Leal

ABM Neuromovement®  Practitioner

 Neuro Options LLC


About me

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and have lived in Argentina, Cuba and now in the US for nearly 20 years.  I danced classical ballet for many years and graduated as a Ballet, Character dances, and Historic dances Teacher from The Cuban National Ballet School. Then I worked for years as a Ballet teacher in the US.

In 2007 my oldest son was born, when he was two and a half years old he was diagnosed with autism. We were very blessed to have found The Son-Rise Program® and The Anat Baniel Method (ABM) Neuromovement®. These approaches helped him develop into a wonderful child who is doing fabulously and has moved far beyond any prognosis. He speaks Spanish and English, attends a main stream school, is a great student, has friends and enjoys spending time with them. He also loves to ride his bike which I would have never imagined given that he avoided any sort of physical activity and had big motor skill challenges. 

When I learned about  Neuromovement and its effectiveness with children and adults with special needs and helping people recover from pain and injuries, I decided to try it not only for my son, but for myself. Having had injuries and pains from my dancing years I figured I could use it as well. I was amazed that after a few lessons I had no more pain or discomfort.  I also felt more energetic and found myself moving and thinking differently. I also saw positive differences in my son’s body movement and thinking. He was talking more about feelings and reflecting about things he was experiencing. I was so excited about what I was experiencing and all the changes I was seeing in my son, that I decided to join the training as an ABM practitioner short after.


Specializing in children with special needs, pain relief, high performers, vitality and anti-aging.

Children with special needs
Pain relief and rehabilitation
High performers

​Neuromovement® for children is effective for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders


  • Brain Damage

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Undiagnosed Developmental Delays

  • Hypotonia

  • Other conditions

Increase strength, flexibility and find relief from body aches and pains such as 

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Back pain

  • Scoliosis

  • Repetitive stress injury

  • Joint pain

  • Other conditions

Rehabilitation from traumatic brain injury, stoke and other traumas 

With ABM Neuromovement ®  the brain is awakened so that high performers (athletes, musicians, dancers, CEO and more)  shift from the habitual patterns and automatic actions and very quickly discover new ways that catapult them to a new levels of performance never before experienced.

Vitaliy and anti-aging

Neuromovement® and the Nine Essentials help you to develop a better-working brain, regain easy, comfortable, and effective movement and help you to thrive.