Float Well Ambassadors
Our ambassadors are leaders in Wellington who embody our values at Float Well – Community, Curiosity
& Evolution – and represent what floating is all about. As advocates, their role is to help spread the good word about floating within their own communities.
Christian is a 23 year old triathlete balancing a busy training and racing schedule, as well as working full time as an Urban Planner. He is constantly pushing his body and mind every day.
Christian believes that everything he does is interconnected. Becoming an optimal human-being is a game of constant improvement. As an aspiring Olympian, floating helps to explore new areas of bodily awareness and recovery to become a better human and athlete.
Jase Te Patu
Jase is an international yoga and meditation teacher trainer, facilitator and keynote speaker. He has been a facilitator since 1991, having travelled the world previously as a presenter and choreographer for Les Mills International. Jase is currently co-owner of Awhi Yoga & Wellbeing in Wellington, winner of the coveted Studio Facility of the Year at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards 2017. He is also the creator of M3 – a Mindfulness programme for our tamariki; creating robust, resilient, mindful children, the next leaders of Aotearoa.
Sara is a proud dog mum, aspiring yogini and the brains behind Tailor Skincare. On a daily basis she wears 37 hats, from CFO to dispatch assistant to social media marketing personality. This can be a challenge and she values relaxation and meditation practices to keep the balance in her fast paced life. Yoga, dog walks and Floating are the key to sanity according to Sara, and the best way to recharge after a big day.
Deano is a Wellington-based alchemist abstract artist, inspired by landscapes. His unorthodox methods of applying or manipulating materials and paints on the canvas create scenes exploding with colour, texture and depth.Deano is using the float tank to create ‘float-inspired’ artwork for the Float Well space.
Jen supports and creates experiences to improve wellbeing, growth and community building. As Founder of Intentional Generations she spends her time facilitating, coaching people to reach their potential, teaching mindfulness & resilience and creating resources to support (predominantly) under 35s and entrepreneurs. As a natural introvert and highly sensitive person who loves and spends a lot of time supporting people and community events, Jen finds that floating, dancing, time in nature and writing are critical for her wellbeing.
Tobias is the owner of Featherston Street Pain Clinic, a chiropractor, physical therapist, fitness instructor, NLP practitioner, chi gong practitioner and cold water immersion enthusiast.
Tobias has gradually come to the belief that although we won’t all achieve it in this lifetime, every single one of us has the inherent ability within us to live free of pain, sickness and injury.
Professionally he lives for the moments when the exact right person walks into his office at exactly the right time and as a result, finds a lasting and life-changing level of pain relief that they had previously thought impossible.
As a Muay Thai figher, Hine’s body and mind are constantly tested. She works full-time for Victoria University, mentoring students and is waiting for her Masters thesis to be examined. Hine also has an 8-year-old son, so she’s busy juggling parenting, working, training, a social life and anything else that comes at her!Nerves can creep in before a fight and using the float tank pre-fight helps Hine think about details, times and processes. By planning and being prepared for every detail, she feels confident and well-prepared – she feels ready.
Mish is a personal trainer at ONI Fitness Studio, accountability analyst at the Ministry of Health, and poledance instructor. She is passionate about spreading positivity through health and fitness and is dedicated to helping people reach their full potential.
As former NZ Thai-kickboxing champion, NZ Army medic, and a national award winning poledancer – Mish is no stranger to hard work. With hard training, smart recovery, and a positive attitude – anyone can achieve optimal performance in both mind and body.
Vanderson Pires is a journalist from Sao Paulo, a student of psychology at Massey University and a third degree black belt and professor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Combat Room. His style of teaching Jiu Jitsu involves incorporating mindfulness and meditation techniques into lessons, improving the emotional and physical durability of his students. Vanderson’s personal meditation style developed from his experience living with monks, participating in long-term silent and meditation retreats and his research in psychology.