Meet Zoe

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A decade ago, as Zoe was beginning a career as a Commercial Pilot, fear and anxiety started to become unmanageable, and her life began to unravel.  As an underlying sadness wove its way deeper into her life, she had the difficult realization that a career in aviation, while practical, was not truly aligned with who she was.  Recognizing that her life to this point had been a battle fought only to prove to others that she was "enough",  Zoe dedicated herself to exploring this illusive sense of enoughness, and dove into herself in order to break free. 

Giving herself over to a passion for creativity and movement, her hunger for knowledge guided her through academic studies of art, design, anatomy, yoga, and human behaviour - around the globe.  Through these explorations Zoe collected many tools; reworking and remodeling her internal world.  Zoe has now honed a process that helps others find energy, creativity and joy in their personal lives and in the workplace. 

It is her passion to share the practical tools that lead to an energized existence. Using conscious movement, buddhist mediation, balanced nutrition, and modern neuroscience - Zoe helps others excavate barriers and fears: uncovering innate joy, outer brilliance, and inner peace.

Zoe moves away from treating bodies and minds as possessions and enemies - but rather "portals into the formless". The key, she has come to know, is learning stay.  With awareness, compassion, and play, we begin to leave our stories behind and relax back into the captivating richness of life. Zoe's private yoga, bodywork, and coaching has been thriving in Vancouver for more than 10 years.


YOGA

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Astanga Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Assisted Yoga/Yoga Massage
  • Body rolling, mobility and self-massage

PERSONAL

  • Nutrition Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Self Care / Compassion Coach
  • Mindful Eating Coach

FITNESS

  • Indoor and outdoor Bootcamp
  • TRX group training
  • TRX personal training
  • Group Aerobics
  • One-on-One training
  • Indoor cycling

Education

Yoga: Zoe holds a E-RYT 500hr Yoga certification.

Design: She is currently studying Interior Design at BCIT and plans to weave interior architecture and yoga together to create healing and inspiring spaces. 

Directing/Producing: She holds a degree in Directing and Producing from UBC, where she received the highest distinction in her graduating class.

Aviation: Prior to attending UBC Zoe was awarded her Commercial Pilots license.


Continuing Studies: 

Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Theory - IMS Institute, Berkeley, California

Buddhist Insight/Vipassana Mediation Training - Various teachers, BC

Astanga Yoga Teacher Training - Beryl Bender Birch - Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, NYC

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - Gloria Latham, Greece and Vancouver , BC

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training - Vancouver, BC

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - C. Manasala, Vancouver, BC

Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Sarah Powers and Elle Scott, Vancouver, BC

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, Costa Rica 

Anatomy Studies with Lorraine Aguilar - NYC

5rhythms Dance - Costa Rica, NYC, and BC 

Yogic Philosophy with Janet Stone - BC

Power/Vinyasa Training with Sean Corn, Rod Stryker, Micheal Stone - BC

Breath Work training with Max Strom - BC

And hundreds additional hours of yoga, movement and meditation intensive studies


Zoe has a passion for Yin Yoga, using it as a gateway into the conscious and subconscious mind.  As a student of Buddhism, Zoe weaves Buddhist concepts into classes as powerful tools for physical and emotional liberation. Because of Zoe's human kinetics and personal training background she has a deep understanding of our human anatomy, and working with your body Zoe can guide you in healing yourself with Self-Massage techniques and Restorative Yoga classes. Zoe helps students better understand and manage chronic mental, emotional and physical stress in these classes- realizing equanimity, renewal and rejuvenation.  With Aplomb Yoga's guided Nidra meditations students penetrate deep into the psyche. In the Nidra state we access the subconscious mind, where deeply held beliefs are housed, and with neuroplasticity skillfully redesign our lives. Zoe's Kundalini Yoga and Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga classes offer release, reflection and positivity - her students regularly leave saying that it was "just what they needed".