Zac Jones

Founder of, Heal Yourself & Move

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ZAC JONES is a former student of Lorraine Blackbourn, a graduate of the Australian Ballet School, and a former soloist with the Queensland Ballet and Expressions Dance Company (now Australasian Dance Collective). Zac has also served as a coach at the Australian Ballet School for over five years and in 2018, completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Zac has always shown a keen interest in diversifying his training and techniques and has subsequently pursued his passion for movement in an array of other disciplines alongside dance.

As a martial artist, Zac has taught and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido, is a Lakan (1st degree black belt) and licensed teacher in Filipino Arnis and has undertaken extensive and ongoing private tuition with Kung Fu and Russian Systema masters.

As a body-mindfulness and somatic teacher and practitioner Zac has studied Continuum, Ideokinetics, Skinner Releasing, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation and many other practices to expanding the potential of the body and mind together.

 

A former Pas de Deux Strength and Conditioning coach and Contemporary Ballet teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts, he began to apply these methods to elite dance students, consistently achieving outstanding improvements. As a result of these successes, Heal Yourself + Move was conceived.

Heal Yourself and Move focuses on relaxation whilst integrating the body’s neuro-muscular, musculoskeletal and fascial systems in every action. This has gone on to help countless individuals overcome injury, increase range of motion and develop strength without strain.

Since 2018 Zac has developed training courses for dancers, teachers and studio owners to enable them to rapidly yet safely improve student alignment, flexibility, strength, physical skill and perhaps most importantly, their sheer enjoyment of movement – all while gaining the body awareness to stay safe and healthy in daily life and training.

His training system of Heal Yourself and Move is practiced in dance schools worldwide including Australia, UK, Switzerland, US, Canada, Singapore and Japan and has recently been adapted into a Unit of a Certificate IV Unit in Dance Teaching and Management.

For many years Zac has also run a Pilates and Movement Rehab Studio in Melbourne CBD that specialises in merging the many different styles of training he has learnt and taught into one integrated system that helps heal and improve the ease and quality of movement for anybody at any age.

In this capacity he helps everyone from business leaders to those dealing with chronic injury and pain develop resilience and pain relief mechanisms that they can utilise in everyday life.

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