Meet Minx + Muse Seductress/Instructor, Zoja!

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What is your name and birthplace?
My name is Zoja and I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. That's in Canada for those who are terrible at geography! ;) I have tri-citizenship (American, Canadian, and Estonian) but I've lived in Austin most of my life and consider it my hometown.

What do you teach at Minx + Muse?
Currently I teach Spellbound Striptease on Wednesdays.

What are your intentions/motivations with your classes?
My intention with my classes is to help students realize their potential. So many people struggle with insecurities, whether it be about their body, their perceived lack of skills, or their sexual identity. It is my hope that students will leave my classes feeling empowered and comfortable in their own skin for once! Whenever I hear someone say "I can't do that" I snicker to myself because I know they absolutely can do that! Like anything else it just takes time, dedication, and a whole lot of self-love.

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What is your favorite thing about teaching?
I love watching my students progress! It's so gratifying to see the looks on their faces when something finally "clicks" and they nail that move they've been working on for ages. I'm also a firm believer that everyone should always remain a student, no matter how advanced they are in their practice. Just because I'm teaching doesn't mean I don't have a ton to learn from others, including my students! They amaze me every week with their unique styles and creativity.

What excites and inspires you right now?
I am very excited about the possibilities that Minx + Muse has opened up for the community! It's not just a dance studio, it's a center for self-development. I've never seen anything else like it—it's truly one of a kind. I look forward to seeing how the space grows and evolves over time.

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