Wendy has a 40 year background in holistic health, and lifelong studies and collaborations with distinguished pioneers in Pilates, yoga, Structural Integration bodywork and somatic arts and sciences. Her studies have revolved around the pursuit of illuminating and unifying the universal core principles that underlie Pilates, yoga, and all great bodymind practices, with a vision of having participants in her workshops discover how to be vitally alive and self-healing, just as Joseph Pilates envisioned in “Return to Life”.
Her expanded 3-Core Bodymapping Perspective of Lower, Central and Upper Cores, honors the body’s experience of “Core as relationship… with gravity, ourselves, one another and our environment”. When we live deeply and fully in our bodies, we are able to connect to infinite movement, as well as the stillness of the center, discovering how that shapes our physiology, psychology, and personality .
Wendy has studied Pilates with 5 of the Pilates Elders, beginning with Romana Kryzanowska, then with Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher and Lolita San Miguel. Additionally, her extensive yoga background, and studies with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Judith Aston, Tom Myers, The Guild for Structural Integration, Hubert Godard and Phillip Beach, give Wendy a unique voice in the Pilates Community.
Her vision is one that supports clients and teachers discovering the essence of each Pilates movement . This awareness cultivates the potency of our own voice and vision, which creates a personal practice that grows us physically, mentally and emotionally.
Wendy teaches nationally and internationally, was a founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance, is a second generation PMA®-CPT , and a Mentor in Balanced Body’s Passing the Torch Mentoring Program.
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