Biography of Pilates Instructor Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle

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Wendy Leblanc-Arbuckle is a renowned Pilates teacher and movement educator.


Leblanc-Arbuckle is the founder and director of the Pilates Center of Austin and the 3-CoreConnections Perspective, She is involved heavily in these initiatives. 

Wendy teaches at her studio in Austin, Texas and travels extensively to teach at various workshops and conferences throughout the country. Wendy is also a founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance and she served on the original delineation committee for the creation of the PMA Pilates Certification Exam.


A teacher of holistic health and movement for over forty years, Wendy has a unique background in the field. She began her Pilates training with revered Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, and her protege Steve Giordano. Wendy has also studied extensively with other first-generation Pilates teachers as well as with influential movement educators such as Tom Myers, Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, and Judith Aston among others.

From Wendy's full biography: 

"Her ongoing yoga and Pilates practice, along with intensive studies with Judith Aston, Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Hubert Godard, The Guild for Structural Integration, Tom Myers and Phillip Beach, has propelled Wendy to develop her work even further–inspiring students and teachers alike to think "outside the box" and to reach deeply into the heart of their work, looking not for answers, but for the kinds of questions that will generate a true breakthrough in their way of thinking, personal practice and teaching.

Her passion has been the pursuit of illuminating and unifying the universal core principles that underlie Pilates, yoga and all great body/mind practices. This embodied study opens us to a deeper inquiry into "Core as Relationship: with gravity, ourselves, one another and our environment." It is this journey that has profoundly influenced the development of her dynamic 3Core Connections® perspective.

This perspective, which forms the foundation of the PCA's Continuing Education Programs, is an illuminating bodymapping of the Lower, Central and Upper Cores, from the feet and hands to the palate/cranial base/sensory platform. It provides an access for teachers to analyze and enhance any movement, seeing beyond an exercise to the essence of what each person needs. This vision gives Wendy a unique voice in the Pilates community, along with cultivating the potency of each person's voice and vision to be self-healing, self-discovering, and self-actualizing with a greater purpose."

Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle has also contributed extensively to the Pilates site. Please see some of her work below:

Re-defining Core: Is Your Powerhouse Partnering or Fighting with Gravity?
Your Posture and the Domes of Uplift, an Interview
Swan Swim Exercise on the Exercise Ball

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