Babette Lightner director of Stones in Water-Movement Education and LearningMethods Center, is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator, has a degree in Dance, is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and is one of four Certified LearningMethods Teachers in the United States. For ten years she taught in the Professional Actor Training Program and Music Department at the University of Minnesota. Babette has lectured and taught for many institutions, organizations, colleges and Universities including the Guthrie Theater, Sister Kenny Institute, Taipei National University of Arts in Taiwan and a multitude of music organizations. 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. Her explorations into human movement have taken her around the world from dancing with a folk dance troupe in the villages of South India to performing with a post-modern physical theatre company in the warehouses of Boston. She is currently pioneering teaching a new model human structure and function in her Anatomy of Wholenesstm workshops. She has developed her own movement work called Wholeness in Motion. This innovative approach brings together her range of expertise in movement work including: Alexander Technique, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Body Mind Centering, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Modern and Ethnic Dance, Mindfulness, Laban Movement Analysis and LearningMethods. Her studio is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also has an active workshop and residency schedule.
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