About Art of Alignment
Our greatest quest is to accompany you along your path towards mind-body-spirit alignment.
Art of Alignment Academy is for creative leaders, healthcare practitioners, and curious students of life hungry for the knowledge necessary to optimize their mental and physical health and open up to new ways of seeing what’s possible.
In our coaching and bodywork programs, we use the core principles of The Duchêne Method℠—paired with sustainable actions—to reveal where you may be restricted so you can uncover rich areas for growth.
Through deep personal inquiry, we’ll work together so you can access the tools for healing and happiness needed to develop into the person you’re meant to be.
The Duchêne Method℠
Created by Art of Alignment Academy Founder Anne-Marie Duchêne
The Duchêne Method℠ is a unique 3-step approach that works to acknowledge, engage, and support your true potential for mind-body-spirit transformation.
Whether it be through coaching or healing bodywork, The Duchêne Method℠ uses The Philosophy of Possibility to expand your capacity for connection, leverage your emotional intelligence, and become fully embodied.
Based on a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection, this unique methodology is rooted in four foundational principles to reveal what’s truly possible when you take full responsibility for your life, grounding your confidence in who you are, and your own evolution.
Art of Alignment was founded in 2010 by
Anne-Marie Duchêne, CHP, CMT-P is a renowned practitioner with over 30 years of experience in healing modalities, noteworthy leadership training, and individualized and group coaching.
Raised in an esoteric commune, she developed a relationship with spirituality, meditation, and mind-body alignment early in life.
Today, Anne-Marie works closely with creative entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, CEOs, investors, and educators. She enjoys working with individuals who consider themselves students of life, continuing their learning journey with curiosity and passion for knowledge.
Informed by her rich background in spiritual and intellectual exploration, Anne-Marie founded Art of Alignment Academy to bring her unique approach, The Duchêne Method℠, to leaders around the world.
Anne-Marie is available for speaking engagements both virtually and in-person.
What is a master but a master student?
And if that’s true, then there’s a responsibility on you to keep getting better and to explore avenues of your profession.
Explore founder Anne-Marie Duchêne’s professional timeline
- Today30 yrs of experience
Anne-Marie uses her 30 years of experience to weave The Duchêne Method℠ approach into her offerings to help daring professionals, leaders, artists, and healthcare practitioners find true mental, physical, and spiritual alignment to access their awareness and potential.
- 2020Art of Alignment Academy is founded
Art of Alignment Academy is founded and begins certifying creative leadership coaches in order to empower more leaders across the globe.
- 2017Anne-Marie graduates
Founder Anne-Marie Duchêne graduates from the first cohort of the distinguished Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with acclaimed instructors Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
- 2015Hellerwork International Training
Anne-Marie is invited by master teacher, Dan Bienenfeld, to join the Hellerwork International Training Team as a faculty member, curriculum architect, and instructor for The Universal College of Healing Arts.
- 2010-2018Holistic Human Dissection
Dr. Gil Hedley trains Anne-Marie in the art and science of Holistic Human Dissection. Her training deepens her relationship with mind-body-spirit research, transforming her understanding and approach to healing methodologies and the body’s mysteries.
- 2010Art of Alignment is founded
Art of Alignment is founded.
- 2007Anne-Marie experiences Hellerwork
Anne-Marie experiences Hellerwork for the first time, sending her on a personal journey of self-discovery and career realignment. She establishes herself as an entrepreneur, opening her Hellerwork practice in New York City and integrating her education as a cultural anthropologist, movement educator, spiritual mentor, and mindful communication coach.
- 2003-2013Anne-Marie is recruited by Cirque du Soleil
Anne-Marie is recruited by Cirque du Soleil to become Cirque’s first “dance specialist” Artistic Talent Scout. She travels the globe scouting, auditioning, and training artists worldwide.
- 1998-2003Leadership trainer and presentation skills coach
Anne-Marie is recruited as a Leadership Trainer and Presentation Skills Coach for IT executives and management teams in Silicon Valley, California. High-profile organizations that enlist Anne-Marie’s teachings during this period include Microsoft, Visa, and Oracle University.
- 2002Bachelor of Arts in cultural antrhopology
Anne-Marie receives a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.
- 1998-2000Life & Communications coach
Anne-Marie serves private clients in Los Angeles, California as a Life & Communications Coach. This work later serves as a foundation for The Duchêne Method℠.
- 1986-1998NYC and a professional dancer
Anne-Marie moves to New York City and lives her dream of becoming a professional dancer. During this time, she works as a personal assistant to the late legendary jazz choreographer Frank Hatchett and develops as an artistic agent. These formative years set the groundwork for her artistic and business development.
- Early Childhood - 1986spiritual upbringing
Anne-Marie’s spiritual path and curiosity toward different cultures and traditions began early in life, being raised in an esoteric commune in the south of France and in Montreal. She was exposed to many healers from all corners of the world and received training in the arts of meditation, chanting, shamanic, and spiritual practices.
Begin your mind-body alignment journey.
You are curious and yearn for new, reliable information and tools for finding balance and enduring health. Our programs are designed to ignite your mind, soothe your soul, and heal your body.
Begin your journey to alignment and navigate your life with newfound grace and confidence.