Zachary Zube has a varied background in movement arts and practices. In 2002, he began training as a dancer and theatre performer at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned his BFA in Music Theatre. His journey with yoga formally started in 2006 by dabbling with the Bikram yoga practice, which sparked his exploration into vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, and ashtanga styles. In August 2008, he completed the 200-hour teacher training at Yoga Now under the guidance of Amy Beth Treciokas. Zach has since been teaching for Yoga Now, the Fitness Formula family of clubs, and now is humbled to be welcomed into the Bloom community. He believes in compassion and peacefulness as gentle energies to guide others on their journeys.
A survivor of childhood cancer, Zach has focused his adult life on holistic living—believing in the healing power of yoga as a way to strengthen the immune system, condition the body for toned and flexible muscles and a healthy aligned skeleton, but mostly to nurture a strong and radiant spirit. As part of his interest in healthy living for himself and the planet, he turned to a mostly vegetarian diet influenced by the philosophy of macrobiotics. He enjoys visiting farmers markets and cooking for himself as often as possible and values such time as therapeutic and relaxing. Though he prides himself on healthy eating, rest assured there is always a bar of dark chocolate in his cupboard. Another interest and influence is the Feldenkrais Method, which is a movement based learning modality that increases body awareness and mental plasticity, among other benefits. He attends group classes and receives individual body work as a part of his journey to better understand and integrate his body, mind, and spirit.
Zach is grateful for the people in his life, his teachers over the years who have opened his eyes and heart to new experiences, and the relationship he has built with himself and his yoga practice. Peace.