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Our Instructors

Jeni Watson

Owner & CZO (Chief Zen Officer)

After leaping out of a successful corporate career, for Jen, coming back to the Barre in her 40's was like coming home. Starting ballet classes at age 5, Barre has been a combination of all of her deepest loves - yoga, pilates, and dance.

After spending the past few years immersed in study, Jen is a RYT ( Registered Yoga Teacher) 500hrs, Diploma in Clinical Pilates & Cert 4 in Pilates, a new chapter was born with Roaming Zen in 2016 - leading yoga and wine events throughout the stunning vineyards of Adelaide Hills and beyond.

After opening her own bricks 'n mortar studio in 2017 which offers regular classes, workshops, and more, Jen has now lined up inspiring global retreats for all movement and Barre lovers alike!

Bec Thiele

Instructor & Physio

Bec has a keen interest in how the body moves, injury prevention and Pilates. Bec has undertaken further education in Dance Physiotherapy and teaching both fitness-based Pilates classes and rehabilitation-based exercise classes.

After sustaining her own injuries as a young dancer, Bec Thiele experienced firsthand how education and rehabilitation are important for all types of athletes. She soon developed a passion for preventing these types of injuries, which led her to her Physiotherapy career.
Bec has experience as a Pilates & Dance Instructor, working to improve the fitness of her patients while accommodating for any injuries or conditions along the way.

In addition to exercise classes, Bec has also worked with the football clubs as a sports trainer, being on hand at games and training sessions to work with players on injury prevention, rehabilitation and hands-on treatment.

Toni Cartwright

Pilates Instructor

Toni has been a Pilates devotee and advocate since July 2008 when her husband sustained a serious lower back injury. While participating alongside her husband in his rehabilitation sessions, she noticed a positive change in her own mind and body.
 
In July 2011, Toni sustained her own life changing injury and her commitment to Pilates assisted in her recovery and her injury’s ongoing maintenance.
 
Deciding to become an instructor in 2013, Toni has since completed Polestar Pilates internationally accredited matwork and studio qualifications. She left her corporate career in October 2014 to fully commit herself to Pilates.
 
Providing enjoyable and effective Pilates sessions, Toni focuses on controlled movements, proper alignment and correct technique ensuring her clients get the most out of their class.
 
She is passionate about how Pilates provides a mind-body connection and how it can have a positive effect for every person, every day, both inside and outside the studio.

Anna Reudiger

Instructor

Anna is a qualified Occupational Therapist and an experienced Barre instructor. What she loves most about Barre is that it is a safe workout that targets all muscle groups to strengthen and tone the whole body evenly, and can be modified to suit any age, body type, or fitness level.

Anna has always had a love for movement and music. From a very young age Anna would borrow ballet books from the library, and grew up playing netball, tennis, learning piano and singing, and has done ballet, hip-hop, jazz dance and musical theatre. With a love for music and movement, the combination of these two elements pulls at Anna's heartstrings and makes RZ Barre the perfect workout.

Anna is passionate about enabling and empowering people to live their best lives, and believes that health and fitness are very important elements to this, as well as building relationships and community. Outside of the studio, Anna finds her Zen through music, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the gorgeous outdoors.

Hayley Johns

Pilates Instructor

Falling in love with Barre in 2014 after finding it the perfect escape from traditional gyms and standard workouts, Hayley started teaching Barre in April 2016. As an instructor,
she aims to keep her classes fun and balanced, while also challenging.
Hayley has recently completed her Certificate IV in Pilates and is currently studying Physiotherapy and a Diploma in Clinical
Pilates.

She has been interested in health her whole life, also completing a Bachelor of Human Nutrition. Her aim is to be able to support everyone in their journey towards health and fitness.

Hayley is an advocate for exercise to help clear the mind and improve overall wellbeing and hopes everyone is able to walk out
of class feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the world outside the studio.

Lauren Kilminister

Barre & Yoga Instructor

Lauren has always had a passion and keen interest for the health and fitness industry but struggled to find something that truly resonated with her until she discovered barre in 2011 - immediately she knew she’d found her THING! After practicing daily for a year Lauren decided to do her teacher training and became a Barre instructor in August 2011 along side RZ owner Jeni - As a keen drama enthusiast barre has allowed Lauren to combine all her passions into one awesome practice; health, fitness, community and a touch of theatrics (always a laugh or two!)

Whilst in Savasana at a yoga event in July 2016 Lauren had a realisation that she needed to leave her long term career in administration and choose happiness over money; when you’re happy everything else falls into place. After wanting to do her yoga teacher training for several years she knew this was the time. Fast forward 4 months and Lauren graduated from her 200hr yoga teacher training with Power Living in Fitzroy, Victoria.

Lauren is currently a new mumma to little Indie but you'll still see her around the studio doing a class or hanging about with a cup of tea. Lauren teaches Barre, TRX, F.I.T and Vinyasa Yoga.

Sharing her skills and passion with the community, watching people reach their fitness goals and loving the journey is her favourite part.

Meet Lauren at the Barre or on the Mat and leave feeling refreshed, happy and balanced!

Ashleigh Hauschild

Instructor

Ashleigh as a young girl was interested in football and playing with
her two older brothers at the family hobby farm. At the age of eight,
having become a complete tomboy, her mother enrolled her in
dance lessons to build grace, coordination and confidence. It was
then that she grew a passion for the performing arts and has been
performing ever since(don’t worry, her love of football still lives on).
Ashleigh has travelled all over the world performing in shows such
as Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Funny
Girl, Follies and CATS the musical starring Delta Goodrem.

Through the demands of dance, Ashleigh discovered the benefits
of pilates, finding it extremely beneficial for improving strength,
flexibility, toning and injury prevention. This led to her training in
barre and pilates in 2013.

Ashleigh is excited to be moving back home to Adelaide to drink
cups of tea on the deck and beat her family at canasta. She will be
returning to university to study a Bachelor of Health and
Rehabilitation Science and hopes to study yoga in the near future.
She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the beautiful Roaming Zen
family and can’t wait to grow, sweat and laugh with you all!

Bec French

Yoga Instructor

Bec has been practising you for over 20 years. It brings her great joy and balance.

She had the wonderful opportunity to complete her 500hrs Purna Yoga Teacher Training with Byron Yoga Centre in 2016. The training gave her a beautiful foundation in learning and teaching a gentle, relaxing & energising class.

She clearly loves teaching and sharing yoga to encourage the awareness of what yoga brings.

An asset to the Roaming Zen community.

Bec Strugnell

Yoga Instructor


Rebeccas first exposure to yoga was 9 years ago after the birth of her daughter Maya. She began taking weekly classes and felt the effects of a regular practice benefited & supported her life and journey into motherhood. The weekly class became a place of sanctuary and stillness inside herself and a way to regain balance and strength in both her mind & body.

In 2016 Rebecca began her teacher training to gain a deeper understanding into her own practice with Byron Yoga Centre. This reignited her passion and she completed 500RYT of training in one year whilst working part time and raising her two children. She believes her patience and self acceptance are two of her strongest characteristics.

Rebecca primarily teaches a holistic class opening, releasing & strengthening the whole body, bringing you into a state of self acceptance & awareness. Her classes incorporate pranayama or breath work and meditation to bring you home to your true nature & there is always a delicate balance of joy and calmness, Rebecca’s love & gratitude for this practice is authentically delivered.

April Crisanti

RZ Kids Yoga

April has been delivering specialised children's programs for over 12 years and absolutely loves her job!

Children's Yoga is her passion and she can't wait to meet more kids, as yoga is so much more fun together!

Our RZ kids yoga classes are filled with poses, yoga games, mindfulness activities, meditation/ relaxation and building friendships.

Classes are suitable for all ages and April is excited to be part of the Roaming Zen team!

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