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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!

Ashleigh Hauschild

Barre, TRX, Dance & Yoga 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!

Anna Reudiger

Barre & TRX 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

Barre, Pilates & TRX 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

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.

Toni Cartwright

Pilates & TRX 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.

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.

Laura Laws

Yoga Instructor

Laura completed her 500 hr teacher training with Byron Yoga Centre in 2017. Thoroughly enjoying building her knowledge in teaching across asana, anatomy, meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy.

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.

Amanda Maddern

Physio, Barre & Pilates, Salsalates Instructor

Amanda has been dancing and performing for over 26 years. She began her dance career in calisthenics when she was 2 years old, and from there moved onto ballet, tap, jazz, and more recently, Latin and ballroom styles.

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.

Amy-Beth Seeley

Yoga Instructor

I have always been interested in health and wellbeing which lead me to my career path of a Clinical prosthetist orthotist.

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.

Ainhoa Barriola Fontana

Yoga Instructor

Ainhoa (pronounced ‘i-no-ah’) first knew yoga existed thanks to her father, who used to practice āsana and some cleansing techniques when she was a child.

Many years passed before Ainhoa took an interest in the concepts and traditions of yoga but it quickly developed into a permanent state of curiosity on an intellectual, physical and spiritual level.

Ainhoa started her own āsana practice in late 2010 and attended her first training in India in October 2015.

Since then Ainhoa has had the pleasure to train with different teachers exploring biomechanics, somatic movement, history of yoga, yin, breath and meditation and she is always updating her studies.

Ainhoa aims to bring a science informed perspective into the yoga community where she has the privilege to work, learn and teach.

Her aim is to provide a smart approach to the movement practice of yoga, to offer tools and hold a free and creative space where we can all learn to move within our own uniqueness.

She believe's movement is a powerful tool to reconnect with our bodies and build awareness. From this connection, born from a physical practice, we could perhaps start to cultivate a yoga practice that goes beyond the mat.

Join Ainhoa on the mat for Yin & Hatha yoga!

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