Zoe Van Gyseghem

Studio Manager

Zoe’s asana practice began in professional dance training schools in New York City, and has since expanded into a deep appreciation of not only the physical body- but the broader path of yoga as a whole. She has studied the anatomical body through anatomy, kinesiology, and thorough self-examination of movement.

Zoe moved from New York to Seattle to continue a classical dance education at Cornish College of the Arts, and there was again drawn to an asana practice.  Through her practice in Bikram and Hatha, she found clarity and presence.  Sharing this gift through asana has now become a passion.

Over the summer of 2013 she began an internship at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary in North San Juan, California.  The internship developed into a staff position, leading daily asana practices and introduction to basic meditation techniques in alignment with Parmahansa Yogananda’s teachings. Since then she has become a pious member of the Wild Mountain Yoga community, under the guidance and instruction of Amanda and many other talented instructors.

Zoe’s style of teaching borders Vinyasa and Hatha- centered around strength, stability, focus, internalization, and proper alignment; working with breath-initiated movement to allow release of excess tension in the mind and body. Her love for the practice translates into an accessible and simultaneously challenging class.