2017 Workshops at the PCA

Advanced Thinking. Reaching Your Fitness Goals By Deepening Your Pilates Practice

Marcos Apodaca | Senior Teacher

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | Time: 12:30 – 4:00pm
Location: PCA

Portals, Paddles and Pilates:
A Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adventure

Melody Benton | World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor

Friday, August 25th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location Part 1: Pilates Center of Austin

Saturday, August 26th 9:00am – 11:00am 
Location Part 2: Texas Rowing Center
1541 W. Cesar Chavez | Austin, TX 78703

Gim’me Some Space:
Uncluttering Your Fascial Patterns

Ivy Baron

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 | Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location: PCA

Workshops With Wendy (On the Road)

Embodying your Living Architecture…
Through the Portal of the 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective
The Mind-Body Institute Gen-Do | With Yuki Yoshii

July 29th & 30th
Walnut Creek, California

Fribourg, Switzerland | With Iva Mazzoleni Macherel

Strasbourg, France | With Katia Hammouche

September 23rd to October 1st

2017 | 17th Annual Meeting of the

Pilates Method Alliance | Wendy Presenting
Embodied Pilates workshop…October 26th , 11am – 1pm

October 25th to October 28th
Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle | October 26th, 11am – 1pm

Wendy Returns To PCA
For Her Passing The Torch Mentoring Program Weeklong Intensives

2017: February 20th - 24th | June 19th - 23rd | October 16th - 20th
2018: February 19th - 23rd

Online Workshops With Wendy

Cultivating the Biointelligent Body
Fusion Pilates EDU | Presented by Wendy

Currently Online and ready for registration

Advanced Thinking:
Reaching Your Fitness Goals By Deepening Your Pilates Practice workshop
Advanced Thinking:
Reaching Your Fitness Goals By Deepening Your Pilates Practice

Instructor: Marcos Apodaca | Senior Teacher

"When will Pilates become a workout!?!"
"Will I lose inches in my waist from doing Pilates?"
"Why don't I ever break a sweat doing Pilates?"

If you have asked yourself or your clients have asked these questions while developing their practice, then this is the workshop for you! We will look at how to get the most out of Classes and Privates by practicing 'Advanced Thinking'. Advanced Thinking brings an awareness and intention into each movement that develops a new relationship with your body or your client's body that brings lasting change in each individual practice. Through an 'Advance Thinking' practice, fitness goals are achieved and healthy habits are created leading to self-healing. Great workshop for all - Beginners to Advanced.

  • Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | Time: 12:30 – 4:00pm
    Location: PCA
  • Price: $159.00 | Early Bird Discount - if you register by July 12th: $129.
    (5 spots left)

Portals, Paddles and Pilates: A Stand Up Paddle Boarding Workshop
Portals, Paddles and Pilates:
A Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adventure

Join 3Core Connections® Pilates Practitioner: Melody Benton

Do you enjoy being surrounded by water, nature and sunshine? Do you enjoy a good mindful movement practice like Embodied Pilates or yoga? Does Stand Up Paddle Boarding peek your curiosity? If you enjoy any or all of these then don’t miss an opportunity to fit them all together for one of the most empowering and restorative restoring experiences right here in beautiful Austin, TX. SUP(Stand Up Paddle boarding) is the fastest growing water sport in the world. This workshop will equip you with safety, paddling skills and technique and specific Embodied Pilates tools to create a successful, heart opening, whole body awakening, soul restoring experience that could change your practice or you life! There are two parts to this workshop: a land exploration and water excursion. 

Part 1 Land Exploration: We will focus on hands and feet as portals that awaken our core to coordinate, balance and support us on all types of changing environments/surfaces. We will play with a few traditional Pilates exercises and also add some fun exploration with balance props like the BOSU Balance Trainer and Indo Board Balance Trainer. We will also fully cover safety and SUP basics to be ready and fully equipped to play the next day!

Part 2 Water Excursion: Along with a quick safety review, you will learn how to stay on the board, different positions that feel safest and comfortable to you and basic skills like paddling forward, backward and turning. Also to keep it playful we will explore non-traditional SUP positions that will allow you to feel your Pilates exercises really come alive for you. To finish the excursion we will put our paddles aside and connect all four portals (hands and feet) to our boards. This is a fun and amazing opportunity to use you “3Core Connections” to navigate through a short guided movement practice on your floating mat. This workshop will conclude by floating in savasana (full reclined relaxation), your body rocking with the water lapping against the hull of your board in sun-kissed bliss.

  • Day 1: Friday, August 25th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Location: Pilates Center of Austin
  • Day 2: Saturday, August 26th 9:00am – 11:00am 
    Location: Texas Rowing Center
    1541 W. Cesar Chavez | Austin, TX 78703
  • Price: $235.00 | Space is limited to 10 people
    Early Bird Discount - when you register by July 31th: $219

Gim’me Some Space: 
Uncluttering Your Fascial Patterns workshop
Gim’me Some Space:
Uncluttering Your Fascial Patterns

Instructor: Ivy Baron

Once, I had a client who was a sculptor. She explained that when clay arrives at the studio it is in a 'solid' block. In other words, the molecules of the clay were so tightly packed together that it appeared 'solid'. When she began to 'work' and roll the clay, the molecules would separate which would allow for movement and elasticity of the clay. It was not until she made SPACE that her structures could take shape.

In this workshop we will explore ways that you can create space in your body, so that you can more easily take on new movement patterns. Together we will take simple tools and explore how to tap into and listen to our own bodies' bio-intelligence allowing that space to open where and when we need it. We will play with movement and myofascial release to explore where and how our bodies hold that 'solid' pattern and how we might yield to gravity in a different way.

  • Saturday, September 30th, 2017 | Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
    Location: PCA
  • Price: $159.00 | Early Bird Discount - if you register by August 31th: $129
    Space for 10

Embodying your Living Architecture….
Through the Portal of the 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective
The Mind-Body Institute Gen-Do
With Yuki Yoshii
July 29th & 30th
Walnut Creek, California

With Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle

Over my 40 years of teaching, I have come to deeply appreciate the innate intelligence of my body and have learned to listen to its messages. Out of this appreciation, this deeper listening, I have developed the 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective…not as some new concept or belief system, but as a compelling inquiry into “what is CORE, from the body’s perspective”.

When we are willing to be curious, we alter how we see, sense, touch and “cue” movement potential as students and practitioners. We become fascinated with the deep relationships between the phenomena of our natural respiratory rhythm, the embryonic field that guides our self-organizing body from birth to death, and the innate health that supports our biointelligent organism from a global perspective. This curiosity and awareness influences our human movement patterning, which shapes us, along with our ability to grow as conscious beings as we grow as practitioners.

The 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective empowers us to find our own voice and teaching style. In our willingness to question our point of view, we open to being fully present with what is happening.

Through this portal of “embodied anatomy”, we can move beyond static “muscle/bone” cadaver based studies to a “functional, fascial, fluid” perspective, allowing us to see the body’s vital relationships from foot to head and hand that support us moving in the world with a global consciousness that grows us, as fully alive, aware, self-healing beings.

Course Objectives:

  • Discovering the embodied timing and patterning that supports awakening:
    • the “Dome of Lower Core” of your feet and legs to pelvic floor/spine…
    • the “Dome of Central Core” of your pelvic floor, spine/diaphragm to palate/cranium…and
    • the “Dome of Upper Core” of your spine, thoracic inlet/armpits, palate/cranium, hands, and
    • how they all “ROOT through the girdles” to the “breathing spine”…integrating the whole body in relationship with the gravitational field.
  • Discovering how your breath’s “fascial elastic recoil” works with your lumbodorsal fascial support to create whole body presence, internal strength, flexibility and ease.
  • Discovering the “ankles/knees” and “wrists/elbows” as “kinetic centers” which can amplify or inhibit movement at the Upper and Lower Gravity Centers;
  • Discovering an updated, fluid, fascial “biointelligent language” from your unlimited creativity and perceptual awareness, by focusing on “what’s working” or “what’s missing”, rather than “what’s right/wrong”…profoundly influencing your approach to teaching and moving in your own practice… and in life.

www.gen-do.com/upcoming-program/going-deeper


Fribourg, Switzerland | With Iva Mazzoleni Macherel
Strasbourg, France | With Katia Hammouche
September 23rd to October 1st

Workshops to be offered:

  • Embodying Your Living Architecture…Through the Portal of the 3Core Connections Embodied Perspective
  • Teaching CORE to CORE…An Embodied Approach to Seeing, Sensing, and Cueing Movement Awareness
  • Cultivating Your Embodied Primordial Midline: Abdominal…Psoas…Diaphragm Balance
  • Upper Core Awareness: Free Your Neck…Free Your Whole Body
  • Journey to the Advanced Pilates Work…Advanced Thinking for a Vital Life

Wendy Presents: Embodied Pilates Workshop Thursday October 26th | 11am-1pm
17th Annual Meeting of the Pilates Method Alliance
October 25 - 28, 2017 | Indian Wells, California
Wendy Presents: Embodied Pilates workshop…
October 26th , 11am – 1pm

www.pmaannualmeeting.org/speakers/wendy-leblanc-arbuckle


Cultivating the Biointelligent Body workshop with Wendy
Cultivating the Biointelligent Body

I am thrilled to announce my first online workshop with FusionPilatesEDU.com has launched!

For the first time online I am offering a workshop I call Cultivating the Biointelligent Body. This workshop is designed to explore a biointelligent view of “core” …as a whole body coordination …from your foot, leg, hand, arm and head to your “breathing spine”…along with a new, updated view of your Pilates “Powerhouse”, from an embodied perspective.

You will learn valuable “embodied touch” cues, and watch the model's body release old patterning that created tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, through valuable awareness building movements using a Pilates mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and High Barrel. We all know that listening to your body is so valuable, and now you will see profound changes as they happen.

When we awaken to the embodied wisdom of our Biointelligent Body, we nurture a relationship with gravity and spatial orientation that is fundamental to knowing who we are, and where we are located in both our internal and external worlds. It is only through the physical body that we can experience this felt sense, which is “spatial medicine”.

Take advantage of the one day discount - I hope you enjoy!

  • 5 PMA CECs upon completion and passing of the required quiz. (Please remember, the PMA accepts a maximum of 12 online CECs toward their bi-annual 16 CEC requirement.)