Sanne Lim is a Certified Life and Mindfulness Coach who loves dancing and integrates her mindfulness training with her dance practice.
Sanne finds dancing immensely powerful. It fills her with joy, strength, and focus, and generates a love of self and life that is enriching and empowering. She discovered how her sense of the music, choreography, and her body is enhanced by her ability to be mindful and present in the moment. Thus, her mindfulness training enriches her dancing and her dancing deepens her mindfulness practice. Sanne meditates daily, journals, practices some yoga and Qi Gong and participates in mindfulness circles.
Sanne's dance story began in 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark, when she found a Zumba class for parents and children together and joined with her then 5-year old son. Gripped by the music and the experience, Sanne sought out zumba dance classes back in Palo Alto. One of the teachers she met was Matt Adams, who later founded Dance.Sweat.Smile. Sanne has danced with Matt for 5 years now: high energy zumba style classes, modern choreography within a wide range of musical styles, and toning and stretching classes based on classical ballet exercises. Sanne also obtained a Zumba Instructor License in 2017.
In 2015, Sanne was certified as an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, a coaching training institute based in San Francisco and accredited by the International Coach Federation. Sanne designs developmental work after the Integral methodology for each individual person leading to a deeper way of living. This facilitates learning and growing in ways that address the issue the client first brought to coaching and are healthy and useful in the long-term. For more information about Sanne's coaching practice, please visit Sanne Lim Coaching.
Sanne is half Chinese, half Danish. She was born in Singapore, grew up in Denmark, has lived in England, and has been in the US for two rounds totaling 11 years. She cherishes the international flair of the Bay Area. Before working as an independent coach, Sanne was employed at Google for 6 years and later at LinkedIn. She resigned from both jobs to live a life with more learning and less stress.
In addition to her passion for dancing and mindful living, Sanne also loves the colour red, pretty pots of flowers, eating dark chocolate, playing board games with family and friends, and most importantly connecting deeply - both within and with others. She is excited about collaborating with HaoExpression and looks forward to welcoming all participants in her Dancing with Mindfulness classes. Sanne hopes to support her participants' exploration and learning so they may feel enriched to live with more peace, passion and purpose.