Conditioning and Stretch
Heyyyy, if we haven’t met yet, I’m Jenn from Zen!
At Zen, we are more than just fitness instructors, we are experience creators, potential seekers and movement artists!
My personal teaching style comes from my eclectic background. Growing up I played ALL the team sports and in my twenties I was introduced to martial arts, kettlebell strength training and yoga. I started to understand what it was like to train my body for something specific, to train to see what my body could DO rather than just what it LOOKS LIKE.
Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing, I had the opportunity to train, compete and help my instructor build his martial arts business. This is where I not only gained a passion for unorthodox movement and training with passion and purpose but also for entrepreneurship.
I invite you to come move with me, come train with me and we can explore what your body is capable of. In my classes you can expect tons of variety, lots of modifications and a wicked, fun playlist.
Kettlebell Cardio | MON 9:00 AM | THURS 5:30 PM
Feel and Focus | MON 7:00 PM | SAT 9:15 AM
The Edge | TUES 5:30 PM | FRI 9:00 AM
The Slow Burn | WED 9:00 AM | SAT 9:15 AM
SEIJA | SIZZLE
Dance and Stretch
Her style is sultry, sexy and silky smooth. As a Burlesque performer, she owns whatever stage she’s on and at Zen, virtually and in person, she makes you feel like you can own the stage too.
With a lifetime of practicing and teaching dance plus rhythmic and aesthetic group gymnastics, pole dancing was a natural progression.
Seija says her biggest motivation is her students along with her pole community. Trying to pinpoint a favourite song to groove to she said ‘That’s too hard. I think everyone knows my playlists are all over the place.’
Check out her eclectic style in Beginner Pole and Off the Pole dance classes.
Stretch and Floor Flow | MON 5:30 PM | WED 12:15 PM
Pole Dancing & Choreography | THURS 7 PM
Conditioning and Dance
One of the OG Sudbury Pole Queens, Vanessa has been teaching since 2004 and says her biggest motivation is her students. Watching them come out of their shells and the satisfaction on their faces when they complete a move is one of her biggest joys.
Vanessa considers Zen her safe place. ‘It’s a studio where this is no judgement, where all the students encourage each other and motivate one another. No matter how bad of a day I’m having, or what’s going on in the outside world, when I step up on the Zen stage, nothing else exists.”
Being a mother with two very active boys, this is her ‘me’ time. Vanessa's classes focus heavily on Pole Conditioning and her grooves are very eclectic. Her virtual offerings is her signature Ass & Abs class offered every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am. Come target those areas with her and have a lot of fun while doing it! Expect to feel the burn.
Ass & Abs | TUES AND THURS 9:00 AM
Dance has always been a huge part of Stef's life. She was part of a few local dance studios growing up and made a transition into pole dancing starting in 2014 and never looked back.
Her biggest motivator - the dancers she's met during her time at Zen, her experience with the The Sudbury Five Dance Squad and most recently, Sudbury Burlesque.
Everyone's positive energy and love for dance is what keeps Stef inspired to keep pushing herself in her own dance career. When asked what her favourite song is to dance to "It's hard to pick just one but you can expect to hear a little bit of everything and to experience different styles from sexy jazz, upbeat hip hop or a lyrical flow."
Floor Slay | Tuesdays 7PM
From Venezuela, ZOI moved to Canada eleven years ago to begin a new life. After living in Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg, Zoi landed in Sudbury which she now calls home.
Zoi is fascinated with the power of our mind, body and spirit. She has learned to become the creator of her own life now helps others to tune into their power and transform their lives.
She believes that people need to stay connected with the mind and body, internally and externally. Here at ZEN, Zoi combines her passion for dance and empowerment through Salsa.
Sexy Salsa | Starting This September!
SAMMIE & CHELSEA
Sammie brings the choreo and Chelsea is team captain. These Queens of the Underground are the real deal. This dynamic duo are the lead choreographers of the Sudbury FIVE Dance Squad.
Chelsea has been training as a dancer for 20 years at Claire’s School of Dancing and had transitioned into dance instructor for the past 6 years.
These ladies thrive on living outside of their comfort zone and love inspiring others to do the same.
Stay Tuned for Class Offerings and Future Dance Squad Try Out Information
Attentive to detail and leading with intuition, Nadia is a truth seeker in every sense. Her steadfast curiosity and ambition continuously push the envelope, opening doors to new ideas.
As an educator and yoga teacher, Nadia leads with spirit, fire and intent, which attributes to a teaching style that is both uplifting and powerful. She is the founder of the Universal School of Yoga, Yoga Alliance 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training, and Uniting Movement.