Patterns of Joy • Your Inner-Compass article is about your responses work to guide you. The root information for looking at issues like performance anxiety.
The Pedagogy of Empowerment is an article written for ACDA-MN in January 2016.
Beyond the Body-Back to Wholeness tracks my journey in understanding human design. How are we made whole,
The Coordination of Being - Conducting demonstrates the application of this work to conducting. What helps you conduct with ease and power.
The Coordination of Bliss explores how it is we feel certain ways. What happens in those ecstatic moments.
Lightner Movement™ Videos
I have 4 professionally recorded videos of the basic Lightner Movement™ sequences. You can practice the movements on your own at your own pace. The ocean/floor sequence, 2 versions of the Animal form and The Patterns of Joy™. These are available on vimeo by subscription. To subscribe check on the information on my classes page.
Articles from newsletters
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How's your Wholeness?
Frustration or you can't always get what you want but you can be cool with it.
What's the Rush? How rushing slows you down.
Thriving at a Desk Job.
Locating exercise video. This is a powerful tool for remind a person of a larger perspective as well accepting self and the world as it is, pleasant/unpleasant. Lots of people do this just before a performance. I use it to start class or rehearsal.
Lightner Movement™ choral/singer 'warm-up' video is an informal taping of an example of what I might do with a choir. It takes you through the basics of freedom, balance, attention and clarity. It can be useful to do for yourself.
Applying The Lightner Method™ to life. FUN STUFF!
The Exploratorium is a series of articles written for a Tips for Making Life Easier section of my newsletter. These mostly short pieces are some of my favorite writing. Please give them a look.
See them all at Exploratorium.
Or Choose and article:
1. Move yourself, not the object
2. Listen to your system
3. Try Wholeness
4. Listen to Yourself
5. Cooperating with your Coordinating System
6. Happy Solstice ! (New Year Explorations)
Hand-outs from classes and workshops
An Introduction to the Lightner Method This hand-out supports an Introductory workshop.
Habits of Teaching describes an exploration to experience how you are in yourself as you teach. How you listen and guide. Also gives investigatory tools.
Investigating Roots of Symptoms is an adaptation of LearningMethods™ for a voice lesson. This is a teaching exercise.
Applying Coordinating Suspension System Pedagogy is about how to work with stature from a self-assessing/empowerment approach rather than a postural, directive approach.
Vocal Pedagogy Perspectives proposes that how you are in the world is essential to consider in any pedagogy.
Directed Explorations lays out a process for setting up explorations, "the order of discovery."
Balance and Support & The Nature of Your System is a fundamental hand-out for The Lightner Method.
Change In Action • The Hot Cup Theory of Changing Habits proposes a new approach to change.
Frameworks Chart : This chart lays out how your point of view creates language and physicality. This chart indicate common misconceptions and an antidote point of view.
Lightner Movement™ description of the Animal Form.
Lightner Movement™ floor sequence description.
Lightner Movement™ Patterns of Joy™ sequence chart
Dynamic Range or The Tessitura of Expression - Performers Perdicament: introduces an approach to identifying your 'tessitura' of expression and ways to expand your emotional, dynamic, expressive range. Laban Movement Analysis, BodyMind Centering and Lightner Movement.
Navigating Performance Anxiety Explorations is a companion to the workshop. Here are 7 take-away explorations to help you gain freedom from fear.
Coming to Your Senses 4 roots of well-being explorations.
Our learning nature, target practice and what does a learning moment feel like?
Harnessing our wholeness in Music Education This is the handout for a presentation for PAVA
or Pan American Vocology Association given by Jen Moir and me. It compares educational approaches from body, mind separated point of view and whole system point of view.