Welcome to Zafu Ltd - The Wellness Company
My name is Eric Walker and I have been doing Hatha Yoga since 2007.
I have had a long and varied career over the last 30 years inmanufacturing industry and more recently in education. 11 years ago, I began attending a weekly yoga class not knowing where this might lead. I have found Yoga very beneficial to my health, wellbeing and physical condition. As a result of this experience, I wanted to learn more so completed British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation programme following further study I qualified as a BWY Teacher. I continue to develop my learning to enhance my teaching. I am really enjoying working with people of all ages and abilities in my friendly, accessible sessions. I also bring yoga out into the community offering taster sessions at a range of fun events.
Gill Walker has enjoyed a varied 40-year career working with children young people and families in schools and local authorities. In 2010 she set up a social enterprise, a business with social purpose, working with young people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in a high street shop.
This business won many national competitions and attracted investment to work with others to set up similar operations across the North East. Since 2015 Gill has been working as a Consultant in the public sector, commuting to the South East on a weekly basis.
Throughout this time Gill has increasingly sought means to improve her wellbeing in everyday life. She began running and took up yoga at age 48. Since then Gill has completed 12 Great North Runs, with more planned. Gill has completed a couple of short taster triathlons and a mile open water swim. Gill describes herself as “a most unlikely athlete”. Having done yoga since 2004 and more recently completed the BWY Foundation programme she then qualified as a Yoga Teacher with Zenways , accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Gill has a real passion for encouraging people to move, de stress and learn to relax. She is keen to ensure that the sessions are inclusive, encouraging people of all ages who might never have considered yoga just to come along and have fun.
Her Zen Yoga sessions aka ‘Chill with Gill’ are held in a number of venues on a weekly basis. Zen Yoga encourages you to reconnect with yourself, with life and with that which is around you. Gill offers classes, courses, workshops and 1-1 sessions that are based on developing awareness of body and mind.