SUNSHINE ZERDA

Movement is medicine for changing a person’s physical, emotional, and mental state.

Movement Specialist

Sunshine has a fearless and uncompromising approach to wellness which is fuelled by her intimate understanding of the demands of our busy lifestyles and the potential detriment of stress to our health. Her goal, above all else, is to help as many people as possible live a higher quality of life! Sunshine began her athletic journey during her childhood training Gymnastics and became a U.S. Junior Olympic Athlete. She then diversified her physical abilities by learning various martial arts, strength and conditioning, and yoga modalities. Thus having more than 20 years experience in the fitness and wellness industry, Sunshine’s expertise is vast and ever growing.

Vinyasa Sculpt Teacher Training Program

Fitness Programming

Already have a studio or wellness space but need assistance creating a program of classes that meets the needs of your guests and also provides variety? Sunshine can effortlessly create weekly, monthly and/or seasonal fitness programs that can be tailored to your brand. If your organization only offers a few training modalities, Sunshine’s diverse knowledge and certifications (see below) can provide you guidance on how to hybridize your current classes through minimal training and alterations.

Corporate Offerings

Transform your workplace into a hub of wellbeing with corporate yoga and/or fitness classes. Sunshine delivers revitalizing sessions onsite, cultivating a healthier and more harmonious atmosphere. Enhance employee morale, immunity, productivity, and team synergy while diminishing stress and physical fatigue. Take the first step towards a balanced and vibrant workplace by introducing Yoga, Movement & Mindfulness at your work environment.

Specializing in unique tailored classes, Sunshine provides a comprehensive range of Yoga modalities, HIIT, full-body strength training, self-defense, and mat Pilates sessions. With flexible durations of 30, 45, and 60 minutes, Sunshine will motivate your team to unlock peak performance, foster holistic wellbeing, alleviate stress, and bolster immune resilience.

Retreat Organizer

One of Sunshine’s most passionate projects has been leading and organizing retreats in Bali and Mexico. From curating daily schedules of fitness, yoga and meditation classes to coordinating delicious gourmet menus to securing off site excursions to local cultural experiences, Sunshine can put together the retreat of your dreams. And with her high spirited and full of life attitude, Sunshine will ensure that every guest comes away from your retreat feeling revived and reborn.

Workshop and Events

Ready to expand your studio offerings to more than just daily and weekly classes? Let Sunshine create a full calendar inclusive of workshops, master classes and fundraising events to broaden your offerings and bring together more of your community. From silent disco yoga to masterclasses with international guest teachers, Sunshine is able to put forth a variety of ideas to choose from and then help create an agenda and schedule for the event inclusive of pricing and materials needed. 

Naturally, Sunshine also loves to facilitate her own workshops. Some of her core workshop offerings she teaches are:

Legacy lululemon Ambassador

In early 2018, Sunshine was first honored to be the ambassador of the lululemon Westfield in Sydney, Australia. At the inauguration of lululemon’s newest store opening, she led two outdoor yoga classes of 200 guests each, alongside QVLN where they shared their unique live music and movement offering titled “Live Vibrational Yoga.” In 2019, as an ambassador for the Australia and New Zealand region, Sunshine was invited to attend the lululemon Global Ambassador Summit in Whistler, Canada where only 100 of lululemon’s ambassadors worldwide were chosen to attend. With great honor, she was given the opportunity to guest speak about her journey into wellness. Sunshine continues her Legacy Ambassadorship with lululemon by connecting with the brand and sharing her passion for health and wellness with communities around the world.

Live Vibrational Yoga

List Of Teaching Certifications

Sunshine’s qualifications range across multiple disciplinaries and are ever-growing each year. Her formal qualifications are:

04/2023

Lymphatics Yoga Teacher Training Course (USA)

Yoga Medicine®

10/2021

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course (Australia)

State of Sahaja Yoga Studio

06/2020

Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training Course (USA)

Yoga Medicine®

08/2019

Kettlebell Level 1 Training Certification (Australia)

Total Fusion

05/2019

Run Club Training Certification (Australia)
Total Fusion | Treadmill Training | Weights Training

Total Fusion

03/2019

Hot Pilates Mat Teacher Training Course (Australia)

Total Fusion

08/2018

Nada Yoga Teacher Training Course (India),
Nada Yoga School | Ashtanga Yoga | Sound Healing | Ayurveda

Nada Yoga School

02/2015

Corepower Yoga Sculpt Teacher
Training Course (USA)

Corepower Yoga

05/2013

Certified SpeedX HIIT Instructor (USA)

Krav Maga Unyted

05/2013

Certified SpeedX Combat Instructor (USA)

Krav Maga Unyted

09/2012

Certified Personal Trainer (USA)

Fit Arts

11/2008

Brazilian Capoeira

Grupo Axé Capoeira – Los Angeles,
CA (United States)

09/2000

Muay Thai

Muay Thai America Gym – North Hollywood, CA (United States)
OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts – Irvine, CA (United States)