NAOMI ZAHLER & PARIA MARIZIMI
Specializing in dance conditioning clinics, Athletix Academy brings custom, research based exercise and science education each week to Art and Soul Dance Company. Their team of health and exercise science professionals work collectively making sure all clinics are well researched, functional and goal oriented. Athletix Academy is truly a company dedicated to bringing high quality, athletic conditioning to dancers.
After suffering a debilitating injury while dancing professionally, Naomi committed herself to understanding human biomechanics and the art of movement. Along this path of study she graduated from Ryerson University with her BFA in dance performance, became a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor, a Registered Yoga Instructor (1000+ hrs) and Functional Movement Specialist. Her experience with dancers and athletes has allowed her passion for dance, exercise science and mindfulness become her life’s work. Naomi is devoted to her craft and invested in continued learning. In the dance studio, she is best known for functional technique, acro conditioning and movement therapy. Naomi believes a dancer is the ultimate balance between athlete and artist. Specifically, that self awareness of movement, performance AND mindset is the foundation for success.
Movement is my love, my breath is my healer, my heart is my truth. Being involved in the world of yoga since 2007 and my experience rooted in Psychology, Dance and Mindfulness, I dedicate myself to creating and holding space for students to unfold breath by breath, to become a conscious witness to the now, and to continually grow. I am passionate for and deeply inspired by music, art, nature, force of breath, and freedom of movement. Life breathes through you when you are moving, and when you are moving you create space for creative exploration, connection, evolution, and healing.