MARCH 29: STUDIO CLOSURE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
MARCH 29: STUDIO CLOSURE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
SPIN + STRENGTH COACH
Athleticism is not something Kim has always embraced. In school, she hated gym class with a passion. She and her friends would constantly cheat on school runs, she’d “forget” her PE strip at home (she's sure her teachers saw through her mysterious illnesses that always coincided with gym). She even joined a soccer team in grade five, only to quit on the same day because there was too much running involved!
Kim counts herself lucky for the friendships and mentorships that have taught her that there's no one way to enjoy moving. You don’t have to go to the gym, you don’t have to join organized sports, and you certainly don’t have to run if you don’t want to! Regular physical activity has become an indispensable tool not only for her physical and mental health but also for self-discovery.
Now, after a short but successful career as a doula, Kim is honoured to share her passion for and knowledge of movement with others at Zen Revolution, offering spin classes as a certified Spinning® instructor and strength classes as a BCRPA-certified personal trainer.
Laura was born happy and healthy, striving for balance as a yogi does since a child. Practicing yoga for almost 20 years and teaching various styles for 14, integrating mindfulness and meditation as a way of living along her journey.
Currently training Level 2 Kundalini Yoga, her intuition has led her to a path of lifelong learning, teaching, practice and study. She loves inspiring others to find their true purpose through the practice of yoga and meditation while feeling great along the way!
Gentle Hatha Yoga on Monday mornings, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Kundalini Yoga on Thursday nights, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Katie is a registered yoga teacher as well as a registered holistic nutritionist. When she was 13 years old, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune condition. This diagnosis ignited an interest in embarking on a healing journey which led her to discover holistic nutrition and yoga.
Katie has been practicing yoga for ten years and has been teaching for one. Her mission is to inspire and motivate others to live a healthy and holistic lifestyle through eating well and connecting the body to the breath through yoga and meditation.
She has had a transformative journey from eating poorly and being out of touch with her body's needs to eating well and practicing yoga on a daily basis. Katie looks forward to assisting others discover new ways that could work better for them in their pursuits for better health and well-being.
Hatha Slow Flow Yoga on Monday nights, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Erin is an osteopathic student with Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is in the process of writing her thesis on General Anxiety Disorder and Manual Osteopathic Treatment. She trained with the Psychosomatic Therapy College in Australia in 2008 before being drawn to Massage Therapy at the Massage Therapy School in Queensland, Australia in 2011 and worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Banff, Alberta for 9 years. During her time in Banff, Erin took her yoga teacher training in 2014 with Erin Evans Bija Yoga and her yin training level 1 and 2 with Carly Forest in 2015.
With a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology, Erin assists bodies in re-establishing equilibrium. She brings an intuitive and heart-felt approach in her classes combined with her mechanical understanding of how the body functions. Erin's deep understanding of the body and its process allows her to teach you to discover new facets of your being. She creates a space for you to explore and feel deeper aspects of your body, mind and spirit.
Yin Yoga on Wednesday nights, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Yin Yoga on Friday mornings, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Julie is inspired to support others to find more balance, joy and peace through her teachings. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from over 30 years as a registered nurse, and 12 years as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Over the past 6 years, exploring mindfulness through stillness and gentle movement has led Julie to develop a Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra practice.
Yoga Nidra is an amazingly restful, healing practice. A guided meditation exploring layers of the body (Koshas) leads to a state similar to deep sleep. A 30-minute practice is said to be equivalent to 3 hours of deep sleep. Yoga Nidra can improve the quality of sleep, providing a much needed tool for many of us. Restorative Yoga is the perfect avenue for developing a mindfulness practice and preparing the body for yoga Nidra through breath, body and thought awareness. Yoga Nidra following a Restorative practice is like the icing on a cake, offering a truly deep rest before heading back into the daily routine.
We would like to welcome Julie to our community, and thank her for sharing her knowledge with our community. Julie runs her own yoga studio - Six Persimmons - if you don't catch her for a Yoga Nidra at ZEN, her doors are open to our community, there, too!
Yoga Nidra the last Friday of each month, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SPIN COACH + STUDIO OPERATOR
Sarah Lane is a Canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified, and BARREabove certified. Sarah grew up with two PE teachers for parents who kept life very active. She has always found a happy place running through the trees, or along the ocean. She figure skated and danced, ran cross country, played field hockey, badminton, volleyball, trained in kickboxing and always made good use of her gym membership. The only sports she enjoys watching are figure skating and basketball as she feels it is best to be off the couch playing!
Sarah’s love for spin started in 2002 when she started attending SPINNING classes at World Gym in Taichung (The first world gym in Taiwan...pre-covid, there were 24!). Such a great, high-cardio, low-impact way to workout! And a connection to a group of like-minded spinthusiats. Sarah has used spin to maintain a healthy mindset for 20 years. It is not about how you look, it is about how you feel. She hopes to unify masochists who like to work hard and get a good sweat on to feel good!
Born in Port Alberni, growing up in Fernwood in Victoria, Sarah carries the Vancouver Island culture in her heart, but having lived abroad for many years and travelling extensively, she carries a global awareness. She is a creative, warm individual with high energy levels, strong organizational flare – and a meticulous eye for detail. With a background in business and a serial entrepreneur, Sarah ran a conference planning business for a decade, planning and executing conferences and events across Canada, and hosting here in Nanaimo, eventually achieving her Certified Meeting Professional certification. Upon receiving and responding to 300 emails in one day, she re-evaluated her career choice as she started to raise her family, as priorities had inevitably changed.
Always wanting to ensure there was enough time to maintain access to spin classes - she launched the spin side of ZEN REVOLUTION YOGA + SPIN . The original concept was to provide an environment that would give our community (with access for moms specifically at the time) a place to workout and have kids loved while they accessed cardio, stretching and core work. The evolution of the REVOLUTION continues through the pandemic and into the future! Stay tuned - we will pivot until we pirouette!
In her down time, she enjoys creating, reading/researching, growing food and playing music and singing with her husband, three kids and dog, Jazzy, in their garden in the Old City Quarter. She likes to find quiet space when possible and likes to keep her feet planted on the earth, looking out at the water. She values supporting and being involved in Nanaimo’s artistic community through service on the Board of Directors for the Nanaimo Art Gallery.
Follow what you love to love what you do. Let's roll!