Meet Amber: Your Wellness Coach

So who am I?

I am. But to assign labels...My name is Amber Zuckswert and I am a professional modern/ballet dancer, international pilates and yoga instructor, the founder of The Epicself Virtual Wellness Studio, certified holistic plant based nutrition and lifestyle coach, minimalist, raw foodie, planet romping gypsy wrapped into one tall package. Did I mention sun worshipping environmentalist?! 

What's your most epic self?

That's the question I try to answer everyday. How can I be physically, emotionally and spiritually in balance and happy? Quick fix's don't last. We must experiment, explore and discover what our unique body needs, and have the willingness to adapt as we age. The goal is to sculpt a lifestyle you can maintain that will have you dancing into your 100's! My three branch approach on Epicself stems from the philosophy that mind, body and spirit are connected and equally significant in moment to moment health and ultimate longevity. With now over 500 self written wellness articles and produced videos, Epicself.com is your virtual wellness playground and resource.

How did I get here?

After a rigorous upbringing in the highly competitive dance world for 20 years, college graduation, and many epiphanies, I did the unthinkable. Six years ago I launched a location independent lifestyle, sold everything, professionally blogged, danced, and taught my way around the wonderful land of Australia. Since rooting back state side, but still harboring that travel itch, I've focused my efforts on providing all inclusive weekend,  7-day retreats and workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico, Bali and Costa Rica. All while building a global virtual client base of movers and shakers eager to "be the change" in the world. 

San Francisco was my home base for 8 years, where I produced wellness video packs, studied with leading health, dance, pilates, and yoga experts, and stayed on top of the latest technology trends. I also run the largest health and wellness meetup group in the city, The Organic Health and Rawfood Meetup Group, where I host an extensive array of potluck parties, expert wellness speakers, and movie nights. Now over 1200 members strong! My intention is to bridge the conscious yoga/pilates movement community with the plant based foodies.

Most recently I relocated my base to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to open my dream wellness center. The Center for Epic Living is a pilates, yoga, dance and nutrition wellness center providing weekly live and online classes, workshops and retreats in paradise. Doors open October 1st, 2013!

Teaching pilates, yoga, dance and holistic plant based nutrition virtually through my online studio allows me the freedom to travel and teach what I love anytime anywhere. What's more, virtual classes and consults allow you the ability to do the same! Check out all of my online coaching offerings to join the fun. 

I am a firm believer in living up every moment of life through cultivated mindfulness and throwing yourself into new experiences that challenge your personal growth. For example, I'm a huge fan of Couchsurfing.com and WWOOFing for cultural perspective and host others whenever I'm not traveling. 

We all can travel the globe, move, nourish and be anytime anywhere. Interested in my full background and resume? Read my entire bio.
 

I find nothing more fulfilling then empowering and inspiring people to dramatically change their life through nutrition and mind/body fitness. My passion for developing my own epic health and eco-conscious lifestyle fuels my endless research of all that's new and ancient in the realm of wellness. I've had the pleasure of interviewing and speaking along side several outstanding experts over the years. You can watch most of them on my YouTube Channel. My only hope is that I can pass on my knowledge and make your moments, days and years more epic.

Every comment from you ignites my inspiration, fills me with love, and helps me tailor my posts to what you are most interested in learning. Please don't hesitate to send me an email with any inquires or comments. Chat with me on twitter and catch unseen pics and videos through instagram and  facebook

Welcome to the epic family and thanks for reading! Smile and breathe. You are here. Pura Vida!

Amber Zuckswert