"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." -John Muir
Living in the Body & Wendy Hambidge
Wendy Hambidge is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator. As an artist, she produced dance work for 30 years and holds an MFA in choreography and performance. Wendy first encountered Body-Mind Centering in 1990 where she found it to radiate with possibility for self-study, movement, and choreography. Wendy now utilizes BMC with clients, ranging from artists and athletes to parents and babies, to develop deep physiological awareness—supporting individuals through somatic inquiry related to coordination, development, muscle patterning, creativity, performance, injury, chronic pain, and psychophysical integration.
Based in Portland, OR, Wendy has taught Experiential Anatomy in the Yoga Shala Teacher Training Program and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga (EAY) program with Amy Matthews. She regularly assists Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (BMC℠ founder) and currently teaches Experiential Anatomy for The People’s Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the School for Body-Mind Centering Licensed Programs throughout the US and Europe.
A practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since 1972, Wendy graduated from Maharishi University of Management. Her belief in the ability to cultivate health, joy, and interconnectedness through intentional awareness is the divining rod that directs all of her endeavors.
Enjoy a sense of privacy & possibility in the studio yurt.
Nestled under three big cherry trees, this 280 sq. ft., natural wood, and light-filled studio boasts soft cork flooring with hydroponic radiant floor heating. Located in NE Portland, the Living in the Body studio yurt was designed with comfort, support, and possibility in mind.
Body-Mind Centering (BMC) is an experiential approach to understanding the body in relationship to its movement, thinking, and awareness. BMC works to cultivate deep bodily understanding through the embodied study of anatomy, physiology, psychology and principles of human growth. Developed by movement artist and somatics leader Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMC is practiced and taught throughout the world and has influenced the fields of bodywork, dance, performance, yoga, psychotherapy, and infant movement education. Utilizing movement, touch, and voice to examine the body’s interconnected systems, BMC builds capacity for knowing oneself through the universal laws of nature—facilitating access to efficiency, resilience, and ease.
Site & photography: Crystal Visions Studio
Pictured: Linda Austin, Claire Barrera, Jen Hackworth, and Taka Yamamoto