Babette Lightner is developing Wholeness in Motion™, an approach to teaching movement based on the Anatomy of Wholeness™ material articulated by David Gorman. Anatomy of Wholeness™ describes a new understanding of our structural organization that is already functioning in us. This powerful new way of understanding our human system combined with Lightner's years of dance and movement training and teaching come together in Wholeness in Motion™.
The roots of this work go back 30 years, literally. There is material in the class she began working with at 10 years old doing Laban Movement Analysis. The current form began to take shape 18 years ago when Lightner was teaching Movement for Actors for the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Minnesota. Since actors had to prepare for different characters, it became clear that the class needed to be as holistic, dynamic and encompassing as possible.
Since 1988 Lightner has maintained an individual practice initially as an Alexander Technique Teacher and currently as a LearningMethods™ teacher. In this practice she works with people dealing with pain, and stress issues and with performers who want to get better at what they do. The Wholeness in Motion™ material is deeply informed by those thousands of hours observing and guiding people to become free of pain and function more easily and fully.