Zoé is the founder and director at Studio Azwell Pilates & Yoga. She manages more than 30 group classes per week, workshops & private sessions with a professional team of 5 people for 350 clients.
Zoé was born in France but travelled all over the world; she worked in England and Germany before settling in Switzerland. She took ballet and yoga classes from a very early age for her personal enjoyment and well being and came to understand the importance of movement and body expressions. She studied Fashion designing in Paris and later pursued a career in Haute-Couture and sportswear where she refined her appreciation of the body assessment and alignment.
As an adept of the Iyengar method, Zoé has studied with renowned senior teachers such as F. Biria, W. Schichl & B. Konrad. Certified by the Institute of Yoga Iyengar in Puna, India, she combines selected postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation in all her practices to harmonise mind and body, leading to real and positive improvement at all levels.
Still passionate about physical well being, Zoé continued to study and discovered the basic principals & practice of Pilates in Canada. She has completed the full repertoire of training with STOTT PILATES®, a contemporary method adapted with sports medicine professionals which enables her to develop protocols for rehabilitation and injury prevention.
In 2015, willing to expand her knowledge of the authentic Pilates method, Zoé joined the «Lolita’s Pilates Master Mentorship Program» in the United States with Lolita San Miguel, the last remaining instructor trainer of Joseph Pilates. Through Lolita’s mentorship, she has discovered the essence of the revolutionary system created by Joseph Pilates: precision and rigour of the movement to create a well balanced physical and emotional state. Now a second generation certified instructor, Zoé perpetuates the tradition as an instructor trainer for the «Lolita’s Legacy program».
Zoé teaches with passion and humour, applying more than 18 years of study and practice to her classes and workshop. She explores our innate physical intelligence, bringing out energy and serenity. Her attention to details and precise instruction lead to visible progress and allow everyone to surpass their own limits!
in Lutry (Lavaux)
Our training center is located in Lutry, a few steps from the village center, on the north shore of Lake Geneva and about 5 km from the center of Lausanne.
Zoé Rothwell, your trainer, will welcome you in a space of 140m2, modern, bright and warm, with changing rooms, showers and a small outdoor terrace for a relaxing break with tea or coffee, for moments to exchange or study... The studio is fully equipped in order to make your studies and practice efficient and effective both on the floor and the machines. The hours of observation and / or practice can be done in this ideal setting or in another studio of your choice, approved by the Lolita's Legacy Program. The training takes place in French but can be done bilingual French / English on request.
The Azwell studio, Pilates & Yoga is easy to access. It is served by the lines 47, 66 and 9 of the TL and the lines 68 and 69; CFF lines S1 and S3. There are multiple parking spaces in front of the Studio in blue zone as well as an underground car park with visitor places. You can also come by boat with the line CGN of Lac Léman.