Zoe has a passion for movement, using it as a gateway into the conscious and subconscious mind. Zoe's human kinetic, personal training, and mindfulness background offer her a deep understanding of our human anatomy, both scientific and spiritual.
Working with your body Zoe can guide you in healing yourself with her unique Self-Massage techniques and Restorative/Energizing Movement practices.
Zoe helps students better understand and manage chronic mental, emotional, and physical stress - realizing equanimity, renewal and rejuvenation. Students regularly leave class saying that they feel more "uplifted and positive", and that it was "just what they needed" and that she has "a way of healing."
About Zoe's present
Rated one of "Vancouver's top 10 Yoga teachers" 2017, students have described Zoe as “that instructor that cuts through the noise; a leader of the body, and also a leader of the mind and soul.”
Zoe's presence is one in which students laugh out loud, reflect, and expand into a deeper awareness of Self. Zoe’s approach varies from enthusiastic and energetic with her Fitness and Personal Training clients, to calm and peaceful with her meditation and yoga students. She will emphasize the present experience, while encouraging your connection to body, emotion, fun-filled effort, and true rest. Remember, life is truly more beautifully humorous than dreadfully serious - especially with strong abs and an open heart.
about Zoe's past
Zoe's private yoga, bodywork, and coaching has been thriving in Vancouver for more than 15 years, but before that 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 - mentally and physically. 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, insight mediation, balanced nutrition, and modern neuroscience - Zoe helps others excavate barriers and fears: uncovering innate joy, outer brilliance, and inner peace.
With awareness, compassion, and play, we begin to leave our stories behind and relax back into the captivating richness of life.
She loves to teach...
Body rolling /deep tissue release / self massage
Personal Training - ACE
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