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Welcome to
Wave Within Studio

INTELLIGENT STRENGTH TRAINING

A movement system that stimulates and increases the functional capacity of the entire body toward total harmony and organic unity.

ABOUT

Wave Within Studio

WAVE WITHIN STUDIO
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We specialize in GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods.

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique, holistic approach to movement. Some of the benefits of a regular practice include a healthier, more supple spine, increased range of motion, greater joint stability, improved agility and athletic performance, and a deep internal strength.

The Method prepares and teaches the body to move with ease and power while energizing it.

 

We are focused on your wellbeing and want to give you the most efficient workout that you deserve; that is why we choose to offer private and semiprivate sessions so that we can monitor your movements and give you personal feedback.​

We hope you will join us and enjoy the full benefit of what Wave Within Studio offers!

Pauline Biahun, Owner of Wave Within Studio and Birth

ABOUT

Pauline Legras Biahun

Licensed GYROTONIC® Level 1 & 2 Trainer

Licensed GYROKINESIS® Trainer

Pre and Post Natal Applications

Osteoporosis Applications

Pelvic Floor Health Applications

Specialized Equipments:

Jumping Stretching Board

GYROTONER®

ARCHWAY™

Certified Labor Doula, CAPPA

Spinning Babies® Workshop

Certified Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Dance journey:

Pauline began her dance training in France and attended her professional training in ballet technique in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2002, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco. Pauline danced with Le Grand Theatre de Limoges in 2003. Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in contemporary dance at Centro Nacional de Danza Contemporánea and became a ballet teacher at Centro ProArt in Santiago de Queretaro.

After being introduced to the Martha Graham Technique in la EscueLa Superior de Danza y Musica de Monterrey in the Summer of 2005, Pauline joined the Martha Graham Center in New York City about a year later under a full scholarship. She performed as a member of Graham II, and received her certificate of recognition as a teacher of the Martha Graham technique. At the Martha Graham Center she taught for the Pre-Teens Program and Young Artist Program, introducing the vocabulary of the technique. She also taught Graham technique classes at The MoveShop and the Talent Unlimited High School in NYC.

Pauline participated in the reconstruction of «Panorama» for the Spring/Summer Season 2010 of the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in NYC, teaching for the Young Artist Program dancers, the Talent Unlimited High School dancers and the All-City dancers. She also taught Ballet at the New York Theatre Ballet and Park East Day school.

Pauline was the artistic director of Caliince Dance, a modern dance company founded in the Fall of 2009 in New York City that performed to many places in the USA but also France and Italy. In 2011, At Planet Connections Theater Festivity, she received the award for Outstanding Choreography while working in collaboration with The MoveShop. In 2014, she had the honor to be the artist in residence at Lycée Français New York.

Pauline occasionally teaches Graham technique and Ballet at Open Door Studios and at Caroline Calouche and Co. in Charlotte and is delighted to be a member of Movement Migration under the direction of Kim Jones.

 

Fitness Journey:

Pauline was suffering from a lumbar bone lysis since the age of 16 and had to deal with low back pain for many years. Discovering the GYROTONIC® Method in 2010 changed her life. Her pain eventually went away and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® holistic approach to movement gave her better strength, stability and more freedom of movement. She then decided to get certified and is still enjoying the endless discovery of possibilities in her body, especially during pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Being a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® licensed trainer gives Pauline the opportunity to help her clients to have a better understanding of their own body and feel the many benefits that the Method offers.

Doula Journey:

Because I was born in a different country, when I became pregnant for the first time in 2016, I found myself very curious about the USA laboring and birthing system, and had many questions needing answers.

What is a low/high risk pregnancy? What is a natural birth? What is the c-section rate in my state? Who are the care providers that will support me in the birth I desire to have? How can my husband be involved and supportive? What is baby blues? Is breastfeeding important? I could never get enough information about my body and baby! But becoming a mother is like being on a rollercoaster of emotions and information... It can be overwhelming. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful doula by my side for both of my births, who was a great resource, and inspired me to believe in myself and trust my body. 

I became a Licensed Pre and Post Natal Exercise Trainer in 2019 (GYROTONIC® Method) to help women prepare their body for birth and recovery. 

During the pandemic, when isolation hit and help was needed the most, I started more intentionally to support women in their journey through pregnancies and births. Feeling a connection and trusting your doula to be by your side along the path that your birth takes is most important. I am here to guide and serve parents navigate through a life-changing experience.

PAULINE LEGRAS

OUR SERVICES

What We Offer

- A fun, safe and beneficial workout to everyone at any age. From golfers to dancers, from businessmen/women to athletes and people with disabilities. 

- An emotional and physical support system for families entering or repeating parenthood.

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SERVICES

ABOUT

Wave Within Birth

A doula is professionally trained care provider and offers evidence based information, unbiased education, emotional and physical support for you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that every birthing woman should have a doula for a better birth outcome. A doula provides pain management techniques, reassurance and advocacy in the labor room.​

Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes:

"Expectant mothers matched with a doula had better birth outcomes. Doula-assisted mothers were four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding."

The Journal of Perinatal Education

Edited by: Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Pauline is extremely knowledgable. I feel so great after each session."

"Pauline has all the qualities of what makes a great teacher. Her ability to express movement thru her body and her vocabulary combined with her patience and warm personal skills make her a pleasure to work with. Don't wait! book your session with her right away!"

"Pauline was just the instructor I needed to get myself back on track after having my second child. She took time in each class to make sure we understood the physiology behind each exercise. [...] I highly recommend working with Pauline."

"I play lots of tennis so my back is often very tight and I used to have back spasms. However since finding gyrotonic and Pauline I have no issues now. She is able to help with whole body flexibility to improve my tennis and my life! A must try for all"

Pauline is incredible. She supported us for the birth of our 3rd child and we were so pleased with the experience. Pauline is knowledgeable, patient, and extremely talented at hands-on physical support during labor. It was amazing to have both my husband and Pauline helping me through contractions. I chose not to have an epidural and truly would not have been able to have the birth we wanted without Pauline’s support. She has a calming presence and helped me feel at ease during a very intense labor. My husband really appreciated her support to him on how to best help me in the moment. I also looked to Pauline for recommendations for local lactation consultants, photographers, and postpartum doulas. We cannot recommend her enough, whether this is your first baby or third.

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