The uniqueness of Second Wind’s teacher training lays in our intention, as well the content and design. We combine the study of Pilates with Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT)® so that students develop a broad knowledge base about their own bodies and selves: the anatomical body-in-motion and interface of the body-mind-spirit inherent in conscious and skillful movement practice.

Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT)® combines complementary approaches to exercise, movement re-patterning, postural re-education, pain management, and psycho-spiritual integration. Designed to deepen the performance and teaching of any movement practice, IMT is a personal synthesis created by Danielle Bélec from over 25 years of experience as a dance artist, academic, practitioner, and studio owner. As an in-depth study of the how of movement with roots in age-old traditions, IMT is influenced by the work of Rudolf Laban (Laban Movement Analysis) and Irmgard Bartenieff (Bartenieff Fundamentals), as well as by modern dance, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, myofascial bodywork, The Mitzvah Technique, and on-going scientific research in biomechanics, anatomy, and functional training.

As the basis for self-knowledge, movement mastery, and intentional living, the IMT experience transforms understanding of how our bodies move, think, sense, feel, and communicate, propelling theory and practice to a new level of understanding.