Zenward is incredibly excited to launch the new Zenward Academy, a movement designed to help you grow on your mat, in your practice and on your yoga journey.
In an effort to bring even greater support and community to the Zenward Experience, we’re excited to share four awesome new features that will take you deeper into your Yoga journey.
Let’s take a look at these exciting new features of the Zenward Experience:
1. TribeLearn & Zenward Cafe
One of the most beautiful things about practicing Yoga is the opportunity to grow and support one another as a community. While previously we’ve had the Zenward Facebook group, we wanted to do an even better job of bringing the Zenward family together on a platform that would allow us to share learnings, stories, and practices.
Enter The Zenward Cafe on TribeLearn.
TribeLearn is a place to discuss Yoga classes, nutrition, meditation (and more) with your fellow students. It’s a platform to share and enjoy audios, videos and PDF files (with no downloads needed!) And most importantly, TribeLearn is a place to make life-changing connections with other Zenward members and teachers, without needing to login to your other social media accounts.
No other platform like TribeLearn exists—which is why we decided to create it.
All pre-existing Zenward members will receive a 100% free upgrade to TribeLearn. You’ll have the same epic collection of Yoga classes as before, but now with a thriving community of hundreds of other people who, like you, are committed to the total mind-body-soul practice of Yoga.
Some additional TribeLearn features we know you’re going to love include:
Huddles — which is kind of like a Facebook Group:
A huddle is kind of like a Facebook group. In the huddles, anyone can create a specific topic to discuss with other members.
Discovery and Collections:
Use this feature to group together your favorite posts, or organize related posts all in one place.
Does it all sound a bit overwhelming? Don’t worry. Zenward’s amazing support team, Tribe Ambassadors and host, Ceci, will be there, waiting and ready to help you get the most out of TribeLearn while answering any questions you might have.
2. Zenward Ambassadors
To provide additional guidance on specialized topics, we’re pleased to welcome three Zenward Ambassadors to the community. Our ambassadors will be monitoring the Huddles (mentioned above) while providing constant feedback and support on various themes and topics.
Here’s a quick introduction to the amazing ambassadors we have joining us:
Olivia Mercado –
Beginner’s Yoga Specialist
Olivia completed her 200-hour TTC in the lineage of Ashtanga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and her 500-hour TTC in Vinyasa Style at Shades of Yoga RYS in Ubud, Bali.
With over four years of Yoga teaching experience, Olivia teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what Yoga develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire students to step into the center of their own being and experience their inherent potential and passion for life and growth.
Olivia is also the instructor for Your Yoga Fundamentals on Zenward.
Fiorella Facio –
Yoga with Kids Specialist
Fiorella Facio is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. As the owner of Fitness Fusion Studio in Costa Rica, she takes the best elements from different techniques and disciplines to create unique experiences for growth, love, strength and spirituality. Fiorella is also Founder of Happy Yoga, a special class for kids using gamification, art and imagination to connect children to their mind, soul, values, feelings, thoughts and creativity. “Strengthening our bodies through yoga postures and different exercises, ending our practice with a thankful mind and heart is my mantra.”
Nicole DeAvilla –
Yoga & Injuries, Pre/Post Natal Yoga Specialist
Bestselling author, scientific researcher and host of the Two Minute Yoga Break, Nicole brings over 35 years of Yoga experience to Zenward. Nicole is an international teacher and Yoga therapist educator, a pioneer in prenatal/postpartum Yoga and Yoga therapy, and was on the first committees of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists to set the standards for the training of prenatal Yoga teachers and with implementing Yoga therapy training standards.
She loves creating awesome programs, catalyzing transformational change in others, catapulting Yoga professional careers, and hosting extraordinary retreats.
3. New Yoga Collections
In addition to improved tools for community, growth and learning, we’re also excited to bring you new Yoga collections. Here are a few to keep an eye out for:
Your Yoga Fundamentals
TribeLearn Ambassador Olivia Mercado will instruct these beginner Yoga flows, perfect for anyone who is new to Yoga or ready to refine their knowledge of Yoga Basics. Olivia will lead students through the basics of Flow, Breath, and the Mind as well as the foundation for alignment to stay safe and grow in your practice through solid grounding.
Your Yoga Fundamentals is broken down into daily Yoga practices ranging from under 10 minutes to up to 30-minute practices. Along with the daily videos and flows, Your Yoga Fundamentals includes a 20-minute guided meditation to take you into a deep state of calmness and relaxation.
Your 30-Day Yoga Journey
Jumpstart your Yoga practice in this 30-day journey comprised of flows, meditations, and Yoga philosophy. Each week the journey gets progressively more difficult in terms of intensity and time, but will help you get into the rhythm of a consistent Yoga practice.
From breath to flow to alignment and mindfulness practices, Your 30-Day Journey will leave you feeling energized, relaxed and motivated to own your experience. You’ll also learn how to listen to your body to successfully adapt your practice to YOUR needs! Host Ceci will be there along the way to personally ensure you’re on track, safe, having fun, and getting the most out of the practice.
4. The Zenward Mobile App
Now you can get your Yoga anywhere, at any time! The brand new Zenward App is user-friendly and gorgeous — allowing you to keep growing in your Yoga practice even when you’re on-the-go.
A few great features of the Zenward App include:
- Ability to sync the app across multiple devices. No matter which device you choose to use, you can continue your class where you left off. The app also syncs to your Elula account.
- Create a playlist of your favorite Yoga classes to have ready to go at all times.
- Get push notifications whenever a new course becomes ready
We can’t wait to have you with us as we continue to grow and expand the Zenward Experience to help you move deeper into your Yoga journey.