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!
Pilates - Clinical, Mat & Reformer, Barre & TRX
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.
Barre, Pilates & TRX
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 - Clinical, Mat & Barre & TRX
Fast forward 8 years and Bec has been teaching Pilates, Yoga & Barre Fitness for 7 years and owned her own Pilates/Yoga Studio, @shamatapilates, for 3 years.
Bec enjoys the teaching and sharing her love of movement especially in Pilates & Movement. She has just completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage. With fresh new physical therapy skills Bec hopes to power on forward with my work within the health, fitness and well-being industry.
What to expect in a class with Bec?
In the words of Bec!
ABS! Love, love, LOVE abs. It's not a good workout for me unless I get a good ab burn so I give it to my client's too. It's just so satisfying and so good for you. I love hearing client's groan and see their bodies shake and faces wince as we ramp up the intensity. It's a love/hate feeling for the client's, but usually they thank me later. ;)
Pilates, Barre & Dance
Taking up pilates is the perfect combination for Eliza to blend her extensive knowledge on both dance and physiotherapy. This led her to complete her Certificate IV in Clinical Pilates Mat with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. She is so excited to be apart of Roaming Zen and cannot wait to share her knowledge with the community!
Barre & TRX
TOUGH LOVE! I never want anyone to leave my class feeling like they haven’t achieved something no matter how big or small that achievement may seem.
Class mixes: 80s or 90s
Other times: Australian Indie, Beatles, Bowie, and a good podcast
A RECURRING THOUGHT:
Keep learning, keep trying to improve, and always be open to the possibility that you may be wrong
FAVOURITE BARRE MOVE & WHY?
I love love love Barre Cardio – as someone who hates things like running I love that I can get a cardio fix in a much more fun way
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING?
When I partake in a class myself I love the sense of accomplishment you feel, therefore, I sincerely appreciate being able to share in that feeling with the people who attend my class
PT/ Fitness & TRX
She had discovered a passion for helping other men and women to feel the same. Working as a health coach at a local nutrition centre, then going on to complete Cert 3 and 4 in fitness and TRX instructor training.
Lucy found Roaming Zen, when she needed to find her "happy place" & has fallen in love with the studio & the community.
Lucy is enthusiastic, loud and excited and her goal is for everyone to leave her class feeling better than when they arrived.
Her journey to becoming a pilates instructor started when Chief Zen Officer Jen asked her if she ever thought about teaching pilates. After some encouragement from Jen and friends, she made the commitment and is now qualified instructor through Studio Pilates.
She is very excited and thrilled to join the Roaming Zen family.
Her teaching style: Making the muscles ‘sing” and have laughs at the same time.
Yoga Pre Natal Hatha & Yin
After working at a summer camp in America in 2007 teaching Yoga to young boys at camp, she returned to Australia and began her 460 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training with the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA).
Fiona served on the SA IYTA Committee for many years actively involved in planning numerous Yoga workshops for members. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2009 and is passionate about using Yoga and relaxation as a restorative practice for the body and mind. Fiona loves undertaking Yoga and meditation workshops, conferences and retreats as often as possible to keep learning new ideas to share with students. She has undertaken workshops with Donna Farhi & Judith Hanson Lasater both well renowned teachers as well as with local teachers.
Fiona has more recently undertaken her Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Adelaide and loves the quietness of a Yin practice.
Fiona believes yoga is for everyone and as long as you have a flexible mind there is the ability to participate.
Fiona also works as an Exercise Physiologist in a Residential Aged Care facility helping to empower the ageing population with movement and strength.
Fiona first started at Roaming Zen with her 3 month old baby in mums-n-bubs Pilates/Barre classes. She fell in the love with the beautiful space that is Roaming Zen and is thrilled to be joining the team. In her spare time Fiona enjoys time with her family and her now 2 year old toddler.
Yoga - Yin & Power Yoga - myroamingzen
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.