Owner & CZO (Chief Zen Officer)
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!
Barre, TRX, Dance & Yoga Instructor
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!
Barre & TRX Instructor
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.
Pilates & TRX 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.
Pilates & TRX Instructor
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.
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Anna is fascinated by the human body and is constantly seeking more information to deepen her knowledge. Anna simply loves teaching and empowering people with information and a sense of control over their bodies. She aims to spread the joy and knowledge of the benefits of exercise. She sees movement not only as medicine, vital to our health, but also as a celebration of what our bodies can do.
Anna has worked with a wide range of clients including (but certainly not limited to): everyday fitness-seekers, chronic pain sufferers, people living with neurological conditions, cancer patients, wheel chair users, athletes and people young and young at heart.
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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.
Laura has had a dedicated self practise since 2011 following a pregnancy loss and felt yoga "put her back together"
An instant love for the combination of stretching, strength, mental clarity and joy that Yoga brings.
A daily practise shared on the mat with her two energetic boys who are always keen to join in!
Before the move to Adelaide, Laura completed her teacher training in Religious Studies and has been teaching high school children since 2007. A BA in Dance & Sociology (Hons) Laura has always loved movement and studying different cultures & beliefs.
Physio, Barre & Pilates, Salsalates Instructor
Amanda was also a member of the Crows Dance Team from the time she was 16. After taking many Latin dance classes, she formed a professional dance group with two other dancers and performed in various corporate shows around Adelaide. Some of these include the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals, Variety Charity Gala and the Premiers Gala Dinner, as well as performing beside Barry Humphries in the closing show of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015.
Her love of movement and dance prompted Amanda to become a Physiotherapist, with a focus on rehabilitation.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from UniSA in 2011 and has since been working as a senior physiotherapist at Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital.
Amanda regularly participates in professional development programs, including a Women’s Health Physiotherapy intensive course, pain sciences and has a full certification in matwork and equipment Pilates. She has been extremely passionate about teaching and practising Pilates for many years and has been utilising it as a treatment technique for patients with a wide range of conditions, including general and orthopaedic surgeries, pre/post-natal, oncology, chronic pain and neurological issues.
As a new mother herself, Amanda has developed a particular focus on post-pregnancy rehabilitation. With her extensive training in women’s health and her years of experience in injury rehabilitation, she will be running group classes, and also tailored sessions for individuals with specific needs.
My yoga journey has grown along side my clinical career and I feel the overlap of Easter and Wester health methodologies and practices has really brought me to a place of balance and well being. I believe our bodies are truely magical and have such amazing powers for communicating and healing.
My own yoga practice has taught me to turn off the white noise and listen more carefully to my body, enabling me to move and think in ways that really nourish my mind, body and soul.
I believe we all have the ability to feel amazing most days and yoga can genuinely influence this. I love being able to share my knowledge of both the body and the asanas to help people enhance their wellbeing, regardless of their goal being, physical, emotional or even social.
My teaching philosophy is built on some advice given to me by a mentor that ‘yoga is not a performance, it is a transformance’. I embody this advice by acknowledging within the practice of yoga there is no end destination, no shape that must be achieved, only to open ourselves up to the feeling of both the movement and mind.
My hope is that these feelings will stay with you as you step off the mat and bring a sense of wellbeing to your life as they have brought to mine.