ROD COOPER OWNER/TEACHER
Hey guys, I am Rod the Founder of TMC my passions (obsessions) are Movement, Health and Happiness.
Since discovering movement my life has changed dramatically and positively. Most people would assume to attain the skill set I currently have I must have an extensive background in gymnastics, circus or another artistic discipline.
But this is not the case...
2 years ago I was brewing beer for a living. To most guys this seems like the perfect job and it was for a time. However I felt my life was missing something, I didn't really have a purpose.
At age 27 I quit my job in Australia, packed a bag, and moved to Vancouver Canada with the hopes of finding some sort of inspiration or life change. Instead I found Movement and consequently so much more...
I discovered Origins Parkour (indoor parkour/movement gym) & Ido Portal (movement expert & teacher) the combination of these two and the people I have met on the way, along with a change in my perspective would ultimately reshape my future and lead me down the path I am currently on.
Don't worry I still enjoy a craft beer or two ;)
These days my focus is on expressiveness, creativity, personal development and finding ways to playfully incorporate movement into my daily life and encouraging others to do the same. I want to show something as simple as human movement and play can dramatically transform your life, push boundaries and unlock a whole new world of unlimited potential and fun!
Angela Cooper - Director of TMC Kids
Angela's passion for movement began at the early age of 5 when she started to learn dance.
She has since completed all of her Advanced 2 Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz/contemporary and National Character examinations with the British Ballet Organisation.
Angela began teaching all styles of dance at the age of 16.
At the age of 18 she started her professional dancing career. She travelled overseas and worked for Carnival Cruise Lines for 7 years.
Angela is now teaching back in Australia and we are excited to have her be a part of the TMC team.
Jeni Keppie - Movement Teacher
Teaching at The Movement Collective is probably one of the most rewarding roles I have taken on. I love teaching in general because it makes me feel like I am connecting and making a difference in peoples lives and that is something that is both exciting and important to me personally. Teaching at TMC specifically is very special to me because it’s where I really began my “movement journey”. There is something really incredible about the vibe and culture amongst TMC members and staff and I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of it.
Warren Van Der Vlugt - Movement Teacher
I have been interested in movement my whole life without really knowing it.
Growing up, I played a variety of sports and have spent plenty of time in the gym. After I finished high school I trained to become a Physiotherapist, learning a great deal about the human body, biomechanics and rehabilitation.
I began training at TMC since its inception and immediately fell in love the concepts and lifestyle that comes along with it. I have been teaching regularly since early 2017 and find it a very rewarding watching the members progress down the same path I have been on myself.