Whitney Laine, M. OMSc
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, License SPMPO
Lifestyle Coach, Movement and Dance Educator
My innovative bodywork and movement education approach is drawn from a journey back to a dance lifestyle through healing after injury. Told by the health care system I was out of options and unsuccessful with many modalities, put me on a path of self exploration. Eventually I had no choice but to slow down and listen to what my body was trying to tell me. This process putting a halt to my professional dance career of eight years was a wake up call. It wasn’t easy to accept after living and breathing dance since I was 5 years old. Interesting enough when I did finally accept the way things were, I found what I was looking for and so much more. Listening to the body through observation, accepting each moment as it is, softening and creating fluid movement from this place of trust has since become a life principle.
I completed a four year Classical Osteopathic Program at The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Ontario. My integrated study of anatomy and physiology brings a holistic approach to helping others understand the human form, linked with a love for expressive arts. I invite my clients to explore how they can create Osteopathic alignment in their moment to moment awareness. A principles-based movement practice that sets the foundation for stability, presence and freedom in all forms of movement.
‘The Laine Method’ has been developing through my own experience in the synthesis of Osteopathic philosophy, injury prevention, precision for high level movement training, evolving the senses of the subtle body, meditation, breath work, restorative and therapeutic based yoga. Continuum, Authentic Movement, Gaga Movement Language, C.H.E.K. and 28 yrs dance training informed.
Experiential research over the past six years has organically led me to guiding flow states of subtle awareness that re-balance and teach the body trust. I found that development of the senses can become a physical form of intuition that heals injury, retraining stress patterns through subtle movements. I’m inspired to share the capacity of the self healing body in the realm of embodied enlightenment, somatic work, rhythm and fluid movement explorations.