After more than 20 years working with the world’s leading brands as a communications senior executive — both in-house and via his own agency, The Sauce — a series of significant life events led Asher to shift gears. Now a qualified mindset and leadership coach (Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring), he is also a registered meditation teacher and certified HeartMath and Wim Hof Method instructor with a Cert IV in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). He has further qualifications in geobiology, epigenetics and the social psychology of sport. Employing breathwork, meditation and heart-based techniques, Asher also uses shamanic practices to inform his work. Asher is the current president of Meditation Australia, the national peak body representing meditation and meditation teachers. He is dedicated to supporting the industry and playing an active role in growing a local, national and global movement that recognises meditation as an integral part of life. A regular speaker and facilitator at conferences and retreats, Asher also contributes to numerous sports/lifestyle/health/wellbeing websites and publications. A hot air balloon pilot in his younger days, Asher still enjoys watching their colourful display over Melbourne, the birthplace he returned to several years ago after stints in Hong Kong, London and Byron Bay. Asher is an ambassador for various organisations and charities including Love Me Love You, MPNAA, The Leukaemia Foundation and The Resilient Leaders Foundation.
Duncan and his family emigrated from England to Australia in 2012. He has been involved in fitness and wellbeing all his life, first playing state level football, rugby and basketball before coaching elite juniors. He has a passion for blending movement with lifestyle management and inviting people to experience their bodies fully. Duncan spent two years as the strength and conditioning coach for Melbourne Rebels before opening his own business, The FUNctional Project, which has now morphed into The Fifth Direction. With qualifications from Chek Practitioner to HLC, Animal Flow, Kettlebell, Bulgarian Bag, TRX and Advanced Boxing, you are as likely to see him crawling around the floor practicing fluid movement as you are to find him locked away in the strength room. He believes everyone should be as mobile as they are strong.
In a world that is becoming automated at every level, Zane Curwen-Walker is a calm voice committed to connection and enduring change. His approach to training can be summed up in three words - discipline, ease and wisdom. Zane seeks to understand the central drivers of human experience and trains by aligning practice with purpose. His experience in strength and conditioning, movement, breathwork, meditation and ice immersion allows him to construct multi-disciplinary programs for the needs of each individual. Today, Zane works closely with those seeking holistic wellbeing. He specialises in personalised one-on-one sessions and small group classes. A lover of community, Zane thrives as a curator of collaborative experiences, workshops and events. Zane is a qualified physical trainer, certified Wim Hof Method instructor and meditation teacher with Meditation Australia.