Janet Adler

Janet Adler, PhD, has been teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement for fifty years. She founded Circles of Four (2013), a post-graduate program that prepares people to teach this way of work. Janet is the author of two books, Offering from the Conscious Body: The Discipline of Authentic Movement (2002) and Arching Backward: The Mystical Initiation of a Contemporary Woman (1995). She made two films, “Looking for Me” (1968), reflecting her early work with autistic children, and “Still Looking,” a film about her work at that time (1998) in the Discipline of Authentic Movement. She has been committed to volunteer hospice work since 1988, primarily as an interfaith chaplain. Her archives, The Janet Adler Collection, will be housed and made available at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.