Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle, PMA®-CPT, is an international leader in embodied movement education, with a 40 year background in holistic health, and lifelong studies and collaborations with distinguished pioneers in yoga, Pilates, Structural Integration bodywork, somatic arts and sciences, dynamic breath work and energy medicine. As Director of Pilates Center of Austin for the past 25 years, Wendy has studied with 5 of the Pilates elders who studied directly with Joseph Pilates, and has been inspired by the diversity of their teaching expressions. Additionally, her extensive yoga background, along with studies with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Judith Aston, Tom Myers, The Guild for Structural Integration, Hubert Godard, Phillip Beach and Jaap van der Wal, with profound breath, fascial and ontological studies, helped Wendy develop her own “biointelligent” voice. Her vision has been to illuminate the universal core principles that underlie all great bodymind practices, enabling students and practitioners of any discipline to discover their wholeness through cultivating their own voice, through the portal and brilliant guidance of their biointelligent wisdom. A founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the Fascia Research Society and International Association of Structural Integrators, she was on the original committee for the creation of the PMA exam, is a PMA-CPT, a presenter for Pilates Anytime and FusionPilatesEDU, and honored to be a Second Generation Mentor in Balanced Body’s Passing the Torch Mentoring Program, and a Wellsprings of Continuum Practitioner.
“Take a big breath!” “Squeeze every ounce of air out of your lungs, as though you are wringing out a towel!” “Inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth!” ”How SHOULD I breathe?” Despite its profound importance, we know little about how our body and mind regulate breath. We take breathing for granted, and […]