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Autumn 2017

The crickets are a nightly symphony, our tomatoes are ripening by the bushel and the days seem just a tad shorter. These signs all add up to autumn being just around the corner. Here are 2 summer creations and a few fall invitations. Please take a look at a sample of The Wholeness in Motion™ Companion flipbook which I have been creating this summer. If you've been curious what Wholeness in Motion™ is all about this flipbook should give you a flavor of the work. There is a link to an article/hand-out about applying the coordinating suspension system model in the music education environment. It lays out the difference between the alignment paradigm and the coordinating suspension system paradigm. It proposes an new approach to teaching about the body and movement based on this new perspective. You can use this to explore any practice you do from music making to Yoga to running.

I am excited to announce a new Introductory Wholeness in Motion™ series that you can do on your own time and place. Try a first class free! There is more information below about the Introductory class and the on-going Wholeness in Motion™ and LearningMethods™ groups that are open to new participants this fall.

I am incredibly grateful to the work of Joshua Hill and Megan Brenneman for their work in initiating the establishment of Mo(i)r Light Inc. The Center for Sound Music Education. More info below.

Autumn Schedule of workshops and session below.

May kindness flourish,
Check out a Sample Flipbook Here! Wholeness in Motion™ Companion
This was originally written as a hand-out for a session for the Minnesota American Choral Directors Association Summer Dialogue. I hope you'll find this useful: Applying the Coordinating Suspension System in Your Teaching or Life

Wholeness in Motion™  & LearningMethods™

NEW!  Wholeness in Motion™ Introductory Series

This series gives you:
6  - 1 hour plus classes in video form and 1 - half-hour individual session
$75 discounted pilot rate

Watch the classes anytime you want. The individual session is an opportunity to clarify the material. Schedule the session at your convenience in person or on-line.
                                      START ANYTIME!
Try a first class for free. Here is  a link to: Part 1 and 2 of the first class. Part 1 orients you to the material. Part 2 is the movement portion.

Wholeness in Motion™ Continuing Group

8 - 1 hour classes, 1 - 1 hour individual session  $150
Fridays 7:15 AM Central time or 8:15 AM Eastern time or whenever you want to watch. September 29 to November 11.
Join this wonderful group. You can participate at our scheduled time or take class when you want by using the recording. Each class delves into some aspect of the work based on the interests of the group.

LearningMethods™ Group

8 - 2 hour classes $240
Starting the last week of September to mid November.
The 2 hour time period to be determined by the group. Generally an evening or weekend time.  
This group explores getting to the root of misconceptions and problems through a precise investigative method. You learn tools to access clear thinking, choice making, relational intelligence and more. This group often has a focus for educators who want to apply a version of the work in teaching and helping students out of stress and strain. The LearningMethods™ framework is at the heart of Lightner Method, The Pedagogy of Empowerment and VoiceCare Network approaches. See: for more information about the work.

Mo(i)r Light Inc. The Center for Sound Music Education

Coming soon. Join us. Partner with us. Jennifer Moir and I are thrilled to have a home to let our work flourish.
Here are our intentions:.
  1. To foster well-being, joy and beauty in the world through the creation of artistic and educational opportunities and resources that empower students as well as educators;
  2. To support a connected community of artists through the following initiatives:
  • Fostering creative expression through festivals and performances, including:
  • Providing learning and training opportunities, including:
  • Community Through Choral Art;
  • Wholeness in Motion (movement classes);
  • The Mo(i)r Light Project (“Being Yourself” workshops);
  • Group vocal techniques;
  • LearningMethods™classes
  • A Pedagogy of Empowerment (training for teachers)
  • Providing resources, including books, audio and blogs
  1. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above including:
  • The promotion of interest in and the study of the arts;
  • The encouragement, conduct and promotion of hands-on activities, workshops, events, exhibits, lectures, demonstration and such other related activities.
Up-coming Events
Western University Choral Music Education: Explorations in Gesture, Sound and Pedagogy, August 26-30 , London, Ontario INFO

Western University Jennifer Moir Voice and Conducting Studio Residency: September 11-13 -London, Ontario

Ottawa Workshops Cantiamo Choirs and Public workshop: September 16-17 INFO

PAVA Symposium: Body, Mind Integration Session, October 20-21-Toronto INFO

Wholeness in Motion Retreat, October 22-Toronto - contact Babette for INFO

I'll be back in London, Ontario in January 2018 if you are interested in arranging a workshop or lesson in the area please contact me.

Copyright © 2017, Babette Lightner, All rights reserved.
Babette Lightner

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