CFST, Movement and Mobility Coach
Carolyn Schmidt is in a long term relationship with human movement. As a Stretch Therapist, dance artist and movement instructor, Carolyn brings a lifetime of experience, passion and curiosity to each session and class she leads.
Carolyn began dancing as a kid on Vancouver Island and went on to complete her professional training at The Ailey School in NYC. Her dance career has taken her to the USA, Europe and Australia where she has performed, taught and studied with diverse dance professionals from around the globe. Carolyn continues to teach and choreograph contemporary dance in the Vancouver area and is active in artistic projects and dance education initiatives. Carolyn is the owner of Vault Movement Projects and regularly hosts dance and movement workshops and events around Vancouver.
Carolyn completed her Fascial Stretch Therapy training in Arizona with Ann and Chris Fredrick. Carolyn also has received training in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and is trained in the movement system of Countertechnique as well as Pilates and Alexander Technique. In her Stretch Therapy practice, Carolyn works with dancers, athletes and the general public to help them recover from injuries and gain healthier range of motion while empowering stronger body awareness and fluid movement.
MSc, CFST, CPT, FRC, FMS, Boxing Coach
Cian Dalton is certified as a level 3 practitioner of FST from Stretch To Win. Cian is also a certified personal trainer and Functional Movement Systems (FMS) specialist. He is a passionate martial artist having competed as a professional middleweight boxer in the USA and now works as a boxing instructor and striking coach at Lions' MMA. Cian was a high level soccer player in his youth in Ireland and England and still enjoys playing soccer, distance running and trail running. A lifelong learner, Cian is BC's first certified instructor of the Wim Hof Method (WHM) of breathwork, cold therapy and mindset training.
Once upon a time, Cian worked in an office as an engineer for the renewable energy sector but his undeniable passion for movement and athletics called him to break free from the desk. Never shy from personal and physical challenges, Cian understands what it takes to push the human body to its limits and uses all of his past experiences and education to help his clients achieve their personal bests.