Meet Amber 2017-02-04T16:07:00+00:00

Hey there! Welcome to my virtual playground. I’m Amber Zuckswert, an international pilates and yoga instructor and the founder of and Epic Living Retreats. I’m a certified holistic plant based nutritionist and lifestyle design coach, professional modern/ballet dancer and planet romping entreprenuer wrapped into one tall package. Did I mention sun worshipping environmentalist?

What is epic self?

Physical, emotional and spiritual balance and happiness infused with full throttle authentic being. It means sculpting the lifestyle of your dreams by doing and being the person you are meant to be. By moving, nourishing and being the best version of yourself. The exciting part is you decide. You are the choreographer of your life. You get to create and define what your most epic self is.

Whether you know it or not, you have passion and purpose. You are beautiful and loved. You were meant for so much more then you realize. Your potential is limitless and exponential. And all it takes to experience your truth is stepping out of your own way. All it takes is building habits, learning the life style skills necessary for optimal health, and pushing through your self imposed limits and definitions of yourself.

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How can you create your most epic self?

By exploring and following what resonates with your heart. By training and uniting your mind, body and spirit. By realizing you, only you, have the power to change your life forever. What if you could experience your true potential body, mind and spirit daily? I’m here to empower and give you the tools necessary for radical self growth and happiness. 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.

My passion is helping others sculpt and maintain their most epic lifestyle. My three branch approach with clients and students stem from the philosophy that mind, body and spirit are connected and equally significant in moment to moment health and ultimate longevity. Browse my 500+ wellness articles and videos by exploring my blog. Soak it all in!

My backstory…

After a rigorous upbringing in the highly competitive dance world for 20 years, college graduation, comprehensive pilates certification, yoga teacher training, nutrition certification and MANY epiphanies, I did the unthinkable. Seven 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 wanting to share the power of transformation through health, fitness and travel, I’ve focused all of my efforts on producing all inclusive weekend,  7 day retreats and teacher training programs 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 created a few digital products, 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 1600 members strong! My intention is to bridge the conscious yoga/pilates movement community with the plant based foodies.

Splits at the beach MA parkThree years ago I relocated my base to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to live the lifestyle of my dreams, while producing life changing experiences for others. Teaching pilates, yoga, dance and holistic plant based nutrition virtually 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. Travel, fun, and self love through training your body, mind and spirit are vital aspects. 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. I’ve also been 100% raw vegan for eight years. Plant based nutrition is my forte!

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 heart and helps me tailor my writing, coaching and retreats to what you need most. Don’t be a stranger!  Introduce yourself by sending me an email with any inquires or comments. Chat with me on twitter and catch unseen pics, videos, and tips on my favorite platform instagram. There’s an active epic community on Facebook as well.

Welcome to the my jungle love tribe! I look so forward to getting to know you. Smile and breathe. You are here. Pura Vida!

Amber Zuckswert

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