Location: Integrated Body Arts Pilates, 227 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel Air Village 2, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +632 8901286
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Date: March 15th - 17th, 2017
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Date: March 18th, 2017
Date: April 7th - 8th, 2017
Date: June 15th - 17th, 2017
Date: September 28th - 30th, 2017
Born in New York City, Cynthia began learning The Pilates Method in 1976, as a young dancer. Later she received a contract to dance with the New York City Ballet and worked for some of the world's greatest choreographers like, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins and others. During this time she continued to practice Pilates at the then Joseph Pilates studio in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska.
By the end of 1987, Cynthia moved to Sydney during which time she continued to do some Pilates with Alan Menenzies while maintaining her dancers body. Later in 1990 to 1992 Cynthia went back to dancing professionally and continued her career by joining The Sydney Dance Company and then later with Bangarra Dance Theatre. It was during her time with The Sydney dance Company that Cynthia met Megan Williams, and rallied to support the idea of beginning a studio on their premises down at the Wharf. This later began the start of the APMA for Megan Williams.
In 1994 Cynthia returned to New York City to study as an instructor under the guidance of her teacher, and mentor, Romana Kryzanowska - one of the last remaining disciples and protégé of Joseph H. Pilates. Returning to Sydney later that year as a certified instructor of the True Pilates Method, Cynthia opened her studio The Pilates Method and soon after developed a Training Centre under the name of The New York Pilates Studio in Sydney together with Sean Gallagher, Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia Santo.
Cynthia brought the first Authentic Teacher-Training program to Sydney in 1998. During this time she continued to travel back to NYC to participate in further developing what is now known as Romana’s Teacher Training Program, now more commonly referred to as the “Classical “ training. In 2009 Romana appointed Cynthia one of only three Grand Master Teacher Trainers worldwide. Cynthia has trained most of the true classical Pilates instructors operating throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, United States, and Russia. Because of her love, passion and commitment to the Pilates Method and Romana, Cynthia continues to work hard in maintaining the program in Sydney at her studio, Cynthia Lochard’s Pilates Method Studio.
Cynthia also continues to be sought after travelling the world, sharing her vast wealth of knowledge and experience to studios, conducting Seminars, Workshops, assessing students and presenting Continuing Professional Education courses.
Cynthia Lochard's Pilates Studio
As a former principal dancer of Ballet Philippines, Cecilia was introduced to Pilates by foreign guest artists that came to perform with the company. Noticing how these dancers maintained their bodies while in the height of their careers, she set her mind on studying the method.
In the summer of 1995, Cecilia was sent by Ballet Philippines to New York to study the Pilates® Method of Body Condiitioning at The Pilates Studio™ and Drago’s Gym, the official training schools of Authentic Pilates™, under the renowned master teacher Romana Kryzanowska. It was during this 6 month period that she felt fortunate to have done her apprenticeship under the close guidance of Romana Kryzanowska, observing how she worked, therefore, directly learning a lot from her. In 1995, Cecilia became the Philippines’ first certified Pilates instructor. Since then she annually attends continuing professional education seminars and conferences with what is now known as Romana’s Pilates™. With her highest respect for the system as developed by Joseph Pilates, she is honored to be part of the preservation of the practice, imparting her knowledge of the body to better help her clients.
Cecilia owns and runs her studio, Integrated Body Arts, together with her husband, Jinn P. Ibarrola, former principal dancer of Ballet Philippines, as co-owner and company manager.
Integrated Body Arts Pilates
Integrated Body Arts pioneered Pilates in the Philippines in 1996. It is a fully equipped Pilates studio that prides itself on its commitment to personalized attention and intelligent teaching by Romana's Pilates® certified instructors. They believe that no two bodies are the same, and their mission is to work with each client as an individual with unique needs and goals.
Integrated Body Arts is the first Philippine Pilates studio located in the hear of the Makati Business District. It prides itself of its full-service studio, utilizing top of the line GRATZ equipment, enabling them to offer professional and personalized Pilates instruction. They teach the system of exercises based on the underlying philosophy originally developed and taught by Joseph and Clara Pilates, as handed down to Joseph Pilates protege Romana Kryzanowska.
People of all fitness levels are welcome to experience the benefits of the Pilates method in its true and original form as only GRATZ equipment provides.
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