What is an AdZENturer?
Meet our team of AdZENturers! We are a group of like-minded individuals who all have a passion for authentic and fun experiences. We live life with passion and curiosity and have a need for exploration, adventure and learning. We aim for unique experiences with genuine humans and those are the moments that define our world and who we are!
We live to explore the world around us and find intrigue in what is different, unknown, and even scary…because we know that we are on a journey to observe, to learn, and to interpret, in order to become more educated, more understanding and more appreciative of this wonderful world and the humans and creatures that cross our paths and fill our lives.
Keywords to describe an AdZENturer: traveler, explorer, lover of life, lover, friend, enthusiast (of any kind), story teller, genuine soul, yogi, foodie, loyalist, adventurer, creator, supporter, encourager…the list goes on and on…
Meet our Team of AdZENturers
Our Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer), Lindsey Conroy,
Lindsey is an avid traveler and has designed a life that is centered around movement, travel, unique experiences and social interactions…and yoga. She has been practicing yoga for the past 13 years and after a few years of practice, decided she wanted to learn more while having no intention to teach…that changed very quickly. She received her teaching certification in 2011 and has loved the path that yoga has taken her down since diving deeper into the lifestyle and practice.
After 6 years in the corporate world, gaining experience in Marketing and Business Management, Lindsey decided to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur and focusing on her passions. In 2014 she left the corporate world to focus on yoga full-time. In deciding to do so, she spent the next 11 months traveling around the world to teach and study yoga. During this time she discovered her passion for outdoor yoga as well as the main location for our international AdZENtures Retreats – Slovenia.
In 2016 she landed in Austin where she officially began the creation of our Yoga Experience Company, AdZENtures. Lindsey currently spends half the year in the U.S. and half the year abroad leading international Experiential Retreats on behalf of our team, primarily in Slovenia.
She is very passionate about travel, adventure, nature and yoga; by leading these AdZENtures she is truly living her passion. She also loves her dog, friends and family 🙂
As CAO (Chief Adventure Officer), Jordan is in charge of designing most of our unique and memorable adventures. He has dedicated his life to travel, exploring new places, seeking out unpaved paths and finding those special experiences that are discoverable to those who are prepared to take risks.
Jordan is a professional skydiving instructor, deep sea fisherman and experience provider. He lives a life of adventure by pursing his passions of moutaineering, speed flying and base jumping. He is great at discovering rugged and awe-striking locations for our AdZENturers and creating unforgettable experiences that challenge your comfort zone! He loves to learn new things and has become quite the assistant brewer, fish smoker and chicken coop architect! A man of all trades and one we are so lucky to have on our team!
He wasn’t always into yoga but being married to our Founder and CEO, that was bound to change. He’s incorporated it into his wellness routine which has helped his body recover from all of the strenuous work he puts his body through for work and pleasure. Jordan adds that sense of adventure and challenge into all of our experiences and supports our guests to do the same!
Meet our Experiential Travel Leaders
Gioconda Parker is a world-renowned yoga instuctor and has been guiding her students in the practice for nearly 20 years. She is a 500ERYT, she has completed her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology as well as the three year training program in Somatic Experiencing. Gia has traveled the world to study the practice as well as lead other practitioners in international retreats.
She teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Partnered Thai Massage, meditation and pranayama, the foundations of Ayurveda, and is well studied in the Yoga Sutras and other significant yogic texts. In addition, she has studied world religions, has been trained as a life coach, and completed a year-long energy healing course. She’s an eternal student, and has found that learning supports her continued passion for teaching and mentoring. She loves sharing what she knows, learning what her students know, and having the opportunity to invest in her students with the same loving care her teachers invested in her.
Besides yoga, Gia loves movement, travel, hiking and the outdoors. Her love of travel and yoga was a natural fit, and she enjoys leading yoga retreats around the world – come join her for her first retreat in Slovenia! We are so happy to have her join our team of AdZENturers!
Meet Our Team of Instructors
Kelly has a passion for connecting with people through new and exciting experiences. Kelly has been a part of the AdZENtures team for many years, she joined when we were just starting out! She helped grow our Yoga & Mimosas experience and it’s no wonder it grew with Kelly and hr bright spirit being a part of our awesome community!
Being an instructor with AdZENtures gives her the opportunity to interact with friends both new and old in exciting environments while providing the service of yoga practice. Cheers and namaste!
Where you can find her: Austin, TX leading fun events, hanging out with friends or planning a new trip!
Like many yogis, yoga found Ashley at a time when she needed it most. While teaching pre-K in Oklahoma almost ten years ago, Ashley needed a way to find her identity outside the classroom, in a healthy and mindful way. A fellow teacher led her to her mat for the first time, and she knew she had found something that most people search for their whole lives; the permission to constantly change, grow, learn and fail without judgement.
A life-long learner, she craved more from her yoga practice and completed Wanderlust Austin’s 200-hour teacher training. Additionally, she completed her Yin Yoga Teacher certification from Gioconda Parker, giving her the tools to help adults and children manage anxiety, stress and the energetic meridians that guide us.
Ashley has been teaching children, pre-teen and adult yoga and meditation ever since. Her expertise on the importance of mindfulness, health and emotional intelligence has made her classes engaging and fun for all ages! Expect a soulful, nourishing class you’ll crave every week.
Where you can find her: Austin, TX at WeWork, Young Yogis at Acton Academy West, Wild Heart Yoga. Social: @thewholeweiszworld
Rachel Nayer is a yoga teacher, dancer, choreographer, and environmentalist. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas into a family who celebrates the expressive nature of the body. In 2018, Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Performance/Choreography and Environmental Science at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She received her yoga teacher training at Black Swan Yoga in 2016.
Rachel searches to share movement with the world, emphasizing its power to connect, celebrate the body, and stimulate internal reflection. For Rachel, yoga is a means to balance detail, alignment, and power with ease, self-compassion, and sweetness.
Where you can find her: Austin, TX at AdZENtures & Black Swan Yoga
Meggie moved to Austin 4 years ago from the California coast. Meggie has been active in the Austin yoga community since she arrived in ATX and has recently begun teaching after receiving her 200hr certification. She’s the first instructor to lead Yoga & SUP with AdZENtures and loves being outside! Meggie is a very warm person who makes everyone feel welcome, relaxed and included. She’s always smiling and her smile and positive attitude is contagious.
She cares about everyone, especially those close to her. She loves travel and the outdoors and working in her garden or with her chickens. You can expect to smile and laugh a lot in Meggie’s classes. She guides her students through accessible flows while making it fun, lighthearted and memorable for everyone. We are so happy to have her on our team!
Where you can find her: Austin, TX on Lady Bird Lake or spending time with her family and friends.
Collette is an E-RYT 500hr yoga and meditation teacher who has been teaching since 2010. You can expect clear alignment directions, creative flows and community connection in her classes!
Where you can find her: Austin, TX at Practice Yoga, Breathe for Change and many events around town.
Camila is a yoga and meditation teacher in Austin, Texas. She came to yoga in 2010 as a way to manage her anxiety and panic attacks which had become debilitating. The practice invited her to challenge herself physically while creating space for inward reflection and, over time, healing. Her experience of the yoga practice as a tool to support her own mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing led her to pursue teacher training in order to be able to share this work with others. Since 2012, she has completed over 700 hours of training with specializations in iRest Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Meditation, and Yin Yoga.
Her teaching style is rooted in the belief that the yoga practice is a way for each of us to connect more deeply to our shared human experience, and to welcome all aspects of our humanity. By creating space for what is, we invite the possibility of what could be.
She and her family are originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but she lived in Kent, England throughout much of her childhood before landing in Texas. She has called Austin home since 2003 when she first arrived here to pursue a Communications degree at the University of Texas. When not teaching and practicing yoga, you can find her scouring the web for cheap airfare (she’s a travel junkie), taking a kickboxing class, hiking with her dog Worm, or enjoying a good book and a cup of tea.
Where you can find her: Austin, TX at Wanderlust Yoga