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Our Coaches


Marianne Samuels

Founder of ZEN

Voice/Dialect Coach & Yoga Instructor

Marianne Samuels is a vibrant voice, dialect and presentation coach with over 15 years experience as accent/dialect, vocal confidence, public speaking coach.  She has worked with high flying business professionals, universities, conservatoires, actors, film, TV and theatre companies. Having graduated with a Master’s degree in Voice Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; London’s highly acclaimed, world renowned institution for voice training, Marianne has trained with top pedagogues in the field of voice. She is a freelance voice, text and actor's support coach for Nottingham Playhouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Head of Voice coach at Stagebox among other affiliations. 


Marianne’s aim is to promote a wholesome, truthfully clear voice in individuals by encouraging a balanced use of the body and mind. Marianne is a trained dancer, actor, singer and qualified yoga teacher which informs her holistic approach to voice. 


Valentina Paonessa
Yoga Teacher and Lifestyle Educator

Training the Wellbeing leaders of tomorrow through the traditional practice and wisdom of Yoga. I run in Nottingham 200 International Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training courses and I am a Yoga Continue Education Provider.


I love inspiring and supporting my students to remove physical, mental, and emotional tensions and embrace a Holistic Lifestyle to thrive on Health, and find balance.

I strongly believe we are able to guide others if we teach from a place of wholeness and we know the path.

Explore Voice and Yoga With Us

Workshops & Retreats

Regularly practicing yoga has countless advantages, from increased focus to heightened flexibility. Have a look at the classes I teach throughout the week to see what fits your schedule and lifestyle.


My goal is to primarily to teach my students, but also to make sure they have fun in a pressure-free, judgement-free environment. Whether you’re looking to learn on your own, or are interested in joining with others, please explore the options below.

Corporate Training

As your certified voice and presentation coach, I offer you unyielding support and perspective when you need to transcend your inner challenges and rise to your true potential. Take a look at my service and see how we can work together to achieve your health and wellness goals.

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