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Zen DoJu is not only a fitness routine but a dynamic and tailored experience that ​promotes individualized progress and well-being.

ZEN DOJU is a transformative wellness practice designed for adults seeking a ​holistic and mindful approach to physical and mental well-being.

The practice of Zen DoJu combine the overall sense of balance, flexibility and well-​being, a practice that brings together mindful movement and a sense of balance, ​making it appealing for adults and seniors seeking a holistic fitness experience.

Embrace a renewed sense of vitality and flexibility with our specialized sessions, ​crafted to invigorate and rejuvenate the body, fostering a profound sense of well-​being.

Zen DoJu is not just a practice; it's an excellent ally for addressing various aspects of ​well-being. Whether you're seeking relief from back pain, looking to enhance muscle ​strength, or aiming to improve flexibility, our tailored approach provides a ​welcoming space where the mind and body converge in a harmonious dance. Join us ​in this transformative practice, where Zen DoJu meets the gentle and flexible path of ​well-being for adults. Your journey to relief, strength, and flexibility begins here.

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Zen DoJu Benefits

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In each Zen DoJu session, experience a fusion of mindful ​movement, rejuvenating techniques tailored to the ​needs of adults.

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Increased flexibility

Enhanced balance

Improved strength

Relief stress

Sharpened mental acuity

Profound sense of well-being

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Zen DoJu not only offers a path to physical well-being but ​also adds an element of joy to the journey.

The fun aspect of Zen DoJu lies in its dynamic movements ​and the sense of flow that accompanies each session. As ​practitioners engage in the graceful postures and fluid ​transitions, a unique blend of mindfulness and enjoyment ​emerges. Beyond the sheer enjoyment, Zen DoJu brings a ​myriad of benefits. From improved balance, strength, and ​flexibility to a heightened sense of inner peace, the ​practice contributes holistically to one's well-being. It's not ​just a workout; it's a harmonious dance between body and ​mind, where the fun and benefits seamlessly intertwine, ​creating a fulfilling and enriching experience for ​practitioners of all levels.

Zen DoJu Classes Options

Discover the flexibility of our Zen DoJu offerings!

Choose from various options tailored to your preferences:

  • Join an existing class
  • Bring Zen DoJu to your location with our on-site sessions
  • Enjoy the outdoors with on-demand outdoor classes
  • Opt for personalized attention with private classes at a location of your choice
  • Your satisfaction is our priority, and if you have another suggestion, we welcome it!

Contact us to explore the possibilities and find the perfect fit for your Zen DoJu experience.

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Zen DoJu Lessons:

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Group or ​Private ​Classes?

You can practice Zen DoJu both alone and in a group.

Participating in group sessions not only allows for the ​cultivation of a shared energy but also fosters a strong sense ​of community, creating an environment where practitioners ​support and encourage each other on their wellness journey.

Opting for private lessons unveils a more personalized ​dimension of Zen DoJu. Here, the focus is finely tuned to ​address your specific needs, ensuring a tailored and attentive ​approach to your well-being goals.

Whether relishing the camaraderie of a group or indulging in ​the individualized care of private lessons, Zen DoJu adapts ​seamlessly to your preferences, making the practice ​accessible and rewarding for everyone.


Zen DoJu Classes



Contact us to schedule 2 complimentary lessons for Zen DoJu classes: ZenDoJu@gmail.com

Should you prefer, feel free to give us a call. If you have any questions, we will be delighted to address ​them: 203-733-9820


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I highly recommend Zen DoJu for anyone interested in improving flexibility, balance and developing/maintaining a healthy life style. Christine is extremely ​knowledgeable and combines years of experience with a variety of exercise strategies, tailored to all levels of ability. She is an excellent and patient teacher who ​encourages participants to work at their own pace to better their health and mobility.

- Marcia Valentine - Venice FL

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Taking Zen DoJu classes with Christine has been a very beneficial experience! She is very friendly and motivating, creating a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere ​where everyone feels supported. What I appreciate most is her ability to adjust to each person's level – even as someone not particularly fit, I find the classes easy to ​follow and enjoyable. I feel more flexible and balanced, making my daily chores much less of a struggle. I highly recommend Zen DoJu with Christine; it is not only ​beneficial and instructive but also a lot of fun!

-Martha Ashland - Venice FL

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I want to take a moment to recognize Christine's Zen Do Ju class that I recently attended. It was a truly wonderful hour of a combination of breathing, stretching, and ​unique exercises that I had never before experienced. I was completely invigorated and energized after Christine's expert instruction and I highly recommend others to ​participate if the opportunity presents itself. I fully intend to attend future classes offered by this exceptional and knowledgeable instructor.

-Diana Curtis - Venice FL

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Zen DoJu is totally new to me. I didn't know what to expect, it was totally enjoyable. Christine, the instructor, was attentive to each person's needs, providing adaptable ​options to ensure a comfortable and personalized experience for everyone in the class. Chairs are available for comfort. The background music totally relaxes you. ​Christine explains everything very well, it was very enjoyable. I Can't wait for the next class. At the end of the class, I felt good, very flexible and relaxed. Christine was ​attentive to each person's needs, providing adaptable options to ensure a comfortable and personalized experience for everyone in the class.

- Terry Skibo - Venice Fl

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It was my first time at the ZEN DOJU class with Christine, and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be very relaxing. I was able to ​improve my balance, which is an issue for me. The atmosphere was very friendly and casual, and the classes were informative and beneficial. I recommend ZEN DOJU to ​everyone looking to improve their well-being.

- Gerry Brown - Venice Fl

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I usually don’t exercise, but my wife dragged me into it, and I'm glad she did. I really enjoyed it; it's a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. As I'm getting older and don't exercise ​regularly, I feel stiff in the morning. ZEN DOJU really helped me relax my body and loosen up. I feel more relaxed and flexible now. The class was enjoyable, and the people ​were very nice. I will definitely go back; it was fun. I highly recommend ZEN DOJU; it is great for anyone wanting to improve their well-being. We shouldn't delay taking ​action until we are unable to do anything.

- Ed Brown

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ZEN DOJU is new to me, and I like it very much. What I love most about it is how relaxing it is; I feel a sense of calm. I especially appreciate the avoidance of floor seating, ​as it prevents any vertigo triggers for me. It allows me to fully immerse myself in the practice without any discomfort or distraction. The social aspect adds an extra layer ​of joy, making it a truly holistic experience. It is wonderful to connect with others who are also on their own journey towards wellness and mindfulness. Overall, I highly ​recommend ZEN DOJU. It is not difficult and it is beneficial. If you are looking for a practice that brings tranquility, joy, and overall well-being, ZEN DOJU is definitely ​worth trying out.

- Stephania Johnson

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Hi Christine, I very much enjoyed ZEN DOJU and the holistic approach to exercise. It is a gentle total body workout that does not feel like a workout! I will see you again ​on Sunday.

- Edith Bley-Fuhrmann

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I have added Zen DoJo to my personal wellness program. Stretching, coordination, strength, flexibility and balance are addressed in a gentle yet effective way. All motions ​are done standing or sitting depending on ability and interest. Christine’s pace is steady and easy, no sweating, groaning or aching muscles. Give it a try, first two sessions ​are gratis.

- Bob Cournoyer

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This class is a wonderful example of the Judo principle "Jita Kyoei" -- or mutual prosperity for self and others. Sensei Christine has taken her enormous understanding ​of Judo and distilled from it a set of exercises that enhance both movement and spirit -- not just for Judo players, but for anyone at any age regardless of their ​background. I met a lot of excellent people as well, and everyone left with smiles on their faces. I highly recommend it!

Jeffrey Conn, 5th Dan USA-TKJ (Fifth-degree black belt).

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I have added Zen DoJu to my personal wellness program. Stretching, coordination, and balance are addressed in a gentle yet effective way. All motions are done standing ​or sitting depending on ability and interest. Christine’s pace is steady and easy, no sweating, groaning or aching muscles. Give it a try, first two sessions are gratis.

- Bob Cournoyer

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About Us

Welcome to Zen DoJu

We believe in the transformative power of Zen DoJu, a practice designed to enhance both physical and mental well-being. Our journey began ​with a passion for fostering holistic health and mindfulness.

Who We Are: We are dedicated to helping individuals of all ages and fitness levels discover the joy and benefits of Zen DoJu.

Christine Rinaldi an experienced and passionate instructor is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

What We Offer:

  • Customized Sessions: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we offer personalized sessions tailored to your needs.
  • Flexible Locations: From group classes at local community centers to private lessons in the comfort of your home, we provide flexible ​options to suit your preferences.

Our Mission: Our mission is to make Zen DoJu accessible to everyone, promoting physical vitality, mental clarity, and a sense of inner peace. ​We strive to create a space where individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery and well-being.

Why Choose Zen DoJu:

  • We are experienced, skilled and passionate, dedicated to guiding you on your Zen DoJu journey.
  • Inclusive Community: Join a community that celebrates diversity and supports each other's wellness goals.
  • Tailored Approach: Whether you seek relaxation, flexibility, or strength, we customize sessions to align with your unique needs.

Join Us: Embark on a path to holistic well-being with Zen DoJu. Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, we invite you ​to explore the transformative benefits of Zen DoJu with us.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule your first session!

Founder of Zen DoJu

Founder of Zen DoJu

The visionary founder of Zen DoJu, Christine Rinaldi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the realm ​of martial arts. With a distinguished background as a dedicated and accomplished 3rd-degree black belt in ​Judo, Christine holds black belt degrees from the Kodokan of Japan, the French Judo Federation, the National ​College of Black Belts, and USA JUDO. A proud member of USA JUDO, Christine's passion for martial arts ​extends beyond traditional boundaries, encompassing holistic practices such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong in New ​Zealand and Yoga in India. Her diverse training background reflects a commitment to well-rounded, health-​focused practices.

Benefits of Zen DoJu

Zen DoJu stands as an effective means of embracing the mind, body, and spirit. Rooted in the principles of Judo, the practice incorporates fluid ​movements and a natural flow that create harmony between the mind and body. The series of gentle exercises offered by Zen DoJu cultivate inner life ​energy (qi), promoting its smooth and powerful flow throughout the body.

Goals in Developing Zen DoJu

Driven by her fervent dedication to the well-being of individuals, Christine embarked on her "Zen ​DoJu Journey." Her goal is to offer an effective and transformative approach, seamlessly ​combining the principles of Judo with harmonious flowing elements. By continually expanding ​her knowledge, Christine seeks to bring a unique fusion of disciplines to the forefront, creating a ​practice that not only enhances physical strength but also nurtures mental and spiritual well-​being. Christine's commitment to sharing the profound impact of Judo on her own life ​underscores her belief in the power of martial arts as a catalyst for holistic flourishing.

Through the integration of Judo principles and holistic practices, Christine Rinaldi's true vision ​extends to helping individuals feel better, happier, more flexible, focused, and balanced, ​enabling them to live the fun and exciting life they deserve without being impeded by age or ​decreasing fitness levels. Zen DoJu becomes a journey towards holistic flourishing, prioritizing ​the individual's well-being.

Can be practiced almost anywhere

This martial art transcends the physical confines of traditional training spaces, offering a unique versatility that allows practitioners to engage in Zen DoJu ​almost anywhere. Whether in the serene embrace of nature, the comfort of one's home, or within the communal setting of a club, Zen DoJu eliminates the ​need for specialized equipment or mats, making it remarkably accessible. The practice is designed to be adaptable to diverse environments, and for those ​who may require additional support, a simple chair can be incorporated. This inherent flexibility not only enhances the accessibility of Zen DoJu but also ​contributes to its enjoyment, as individuals can seamlessly integrate the practice into their daily lives, fostering a harmonious connection between mind, ​body, and spirit wherever they may find themselves.

Suitable for individuals of varying fitness levels

Zen DoJu stands out as an inclusive martial art, catering to individuals of diverse fitness levels. Its deliberate and unhurried movements serve as a bridge ​between the mental and physical realms, promoting a holistic approach to overall well-being. The practice is intentionally designed to be adaptable, ​allowing for personalized adjustments based on the unique needs of each practitioner or group. This adaptability extends beyond the physical aspect, ​encompassing mental and emotional considerations as well. Regular engagement in Zen DoJu transcends the conventional notion of exercise routines; it ​evolves into a transformative and empowering journey. Zen DoJu practice molds itself to your capabilities and aspirations, fostering a supportive ​environment for growth and enhancement of both physical and mental health.

Zen DoJu is not only a fitness routine but a dynamic and tailored experience that promotes individualized progress and well-being.

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Give us a call or send us an email.

We will be happy to speak with you, address ​any questions and explore the possibilities ​to find the perfect fit for your Zen DoJu ​experience.

Looking forward to having you with us!


Zen DoJu is not just a practice

Step into a tranquil haven where the symphony of mind and body unfolds. Whether your pursuit is relaxation, ​heightened mental clarity, or a focus on fitness, strength, and balance, our practice extends an inviting embrace.

Embark on the gentle and flexible journey toward well-being for adults, where Zen DoJu gracefully meets the unique ​needs of the golden age. Join us in this harmonious sanctuary, where your quest for holistic health is met with ​compassion and dedication.

1. Q: What are the requirements to practice Zen DoJu?

    • A: There are no fitness requirements. Practitioners should be able to stand, and sit comfortably.

2. Q: Is Zen DoJu suitable for seniors?

    • A: Yes, Zen DoJu, a unique practice designed for seniors, fosters improved well-being by enhancing balance, strength, and ​flexibility, leaving you with a more flexible body, inner peace, and a sense of relaxation.

3. Q: Do I need any prior experience in martial arts or meditation to start Zen DoJu?

    • A: No, not at all, Zen DoJu is suitable for everyone seeking to enhance their well-being. It aids in relaxation, connects you with ​your inner peace, and after each session, you'll experience improved mobility, flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being.

4. Q: How long does a typical Zen DoJu session last?

    • A: The duration of a session may vary, but typically sessions last around 60 minutes.

5. Q: Can I practice Zen DoJu alone, or is it better in a group setting?

    • A: You can practice Zen DoJu both alone and in a group. Group sessions may provide a sense of community and shared energy, ​while private lessons offer special attention to your specific needs.

6. Q: What are the health benefits of practicing Zen DoJu?

    • A: Zen DoJu can contribute to improved balance, increased strength, enhanced flexibility, and overall well-being.

7. Q: Is Zen DoJu a form of self-defense?

    • A: While Zen DoJu emphasizes self-awareness and self-improvement, it is not primarily focused on self-defense techniques.

8. Q: Can people with physical limitations or disabilities practice Zen DoJu?

    • A: Yes, Zen DoJu can be adapted to accommodate various physical abilities. It's always advisable to consult with the instructor ​for personalized guidance.

9. Q: Are there age restrictions for practicing Zen DoJu?

    • A: No, there are no strict age restrictions. Zen DoJu is inclusive and can be adapted for practitioners of different ages.

10. Q: Do I need any special equipment or attire for Zen DoJu?

    • A: Comfortable clothing and sneakers or bare feet are typically suitable. No special equipment is required.

11. Q: How does Zen DoJu contribute to mental well-being?

    • A: Zen DoJu incorporates mindfulness and meditation practices, which can help reduce stress, improve focus, and promote ​mental clarity.

12. Q: Can Zen DoJu help with stress reduction?

o Yes, the meditative aspects of Zen DoJu make it effective for stress reduction and promoting overall mental well-being.


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