As a Strategic Intervention, Presentation Skills, and Leadership Coach, Anne-Marie Duchêne, CHP, CMT-P developed curriculum and led advanced mindfulness leadership coaching programs for top IT executives and management teams for Oracle University and Microsoft in Silicon Valley, CA when mindfulness was not a trendy topic.
Today, at Art of Alignment Academy, she has designed her own Creative Leadership Coaching Program™ that focuses on the fundamentals of self-awareness and creative communication. She offers mindfulness coaching to individuals, couples and large groups.
Informed by her own training as a dancer and athlete, Anne-Marie’s focus is to offer tangible tools and programs to support the renewal of health through holistic means merging scientific and somatic pathways.
Her ongoing goal is to empower her clients to make profound and lasting decisions that transform their lives through a close examination of personal habits and wellness goals. Educating from the viewpoint that the body IS the inherent healer and that psycho-emotive states influence pain levels manifested in the body, her work focuses on an integrative model designed to treat the person, not just the disease. Since 2017, Anne-Marie has taught a weekly Mindfulness Meditation class at her Manhattan office as a bridge to identify and assist her clients in resolving physical pain.
Anne-Marie was Cirque du Soleil’s first “Dance Specialist” artistic talent scout where she auditioned thousands of artists in all artistic backgrounds for Cirque’s nineteen shows. She has traveled extensively and has worked closely with Shamans in the Southwest corners of the United States, Mexico, the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian Amazon. A devout somatic movement student, she explores the realms of intuitive movement for healing purposes, Feldenkreis, Alexander Technique, and has studied with Qigong Master, Robert Peng.
At the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Anne-Marie was Director for the International Scholarship Program and was responsible for the development and growth of the artistic curriculum.
Anne Marie Duchêne, CHP, CMT-P, is a certified Hellerwork Structural Integration practitioner, a Faculty member for the Hellerwork International Education and Training Board, and a certified visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapist.
In 2017, she was certified and selected by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s to the first exclusive two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program. A Strategic Intervention Coach, she has coached and assisted clients around the world in restoring their health and wellbeing for over 25 years.
Anne-Marie is a faculty member for Hellerwork International, and has assisted in developing its progressive curriculum to include hands-on Structural Integration, somatic movement exploration, Voice Dialogue, integral and fascial anatomy, and an integrative approach to daily mindfulness application to include nonviolent communication, compassion practices, and somatic psychology.
Anne-Marie is a Mindfulness & Communication Consultant for MedNeuroCME, a breakthrough neuroscience education enterprise focused on the emotional component of mental health – which is largely overlooked – and fills a huge gap in evidence-based science education for clinicians and patients. She presented her cutting edge integral healing approach alongside neuroscientist Scott Russo, Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Affective Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC.
For decades, Anne-Marie has been a key motivational driver of the educational training and integral leadership model for health in wellness circles. She has taught a variety of mindfulness meditation workshops, is a speaker on the topic of Mind-Body Alignment, and is a featured “Guiding Light” on the meditation app, La Luz ( laluzmeditations.com)
Recipient of a Cultural Anthropology bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley with a special interest in Medical Anthropology, she holds an Associates degree in Communication from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Anne-Marie spent her childhood and teenage life in Fréjus, France. She was schooled in the esoteric sciences of self knowledge derived from the teachings of Peter Deunov and Omraam Mikaël Aïvanhov, Bulgarian philosophers and pedagogues.
Fluent in French, English and Spanish, she is a certified Master PADI diver and Somatic Movement Coach.
Anne-Marie lives in New York City.
UC Berkeley Alumni
Hellerwork International (HWI)
International Association of Structural Integration (IASI)
International Mindfulness Teacher Association (IMTA)
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy (ISMETA)