ZAKIA TEACHES PILATES AT LIVEYOGA ASMTERDAM – FROM 2015

Zakia is a certified Pilates teacher and an Artist. She has been performing and making visual artworks since her graduation from the Rietveld Art Academy where she earned her B.A. in Fine Arts. Pilates has always been the main form of training ever since she took her first lesson in 2005. She immediately fell in love with Pilates’s strong body-mind connection and its ability to strengthen, lengthen and realign the body.

Pilates with Zakia at LiveYoga Amsterdam

She became certified through the teacher training course at Smartbody in Amsterdam, where she studied with Jelena Petrovic and Anne Levin.

TEACHING STYLE AND EMPHASIS

Zakia’s approach to Pilates is rooted in the Classical Pilates Work but in the same time influenced by contemporary approaches and her own movement background, as well as her curiosity and research in movement of the human body.

After experiencing the wonderful benefits that this method brings to the body and mind she feels that Pilates is the ideal way for the maintenance of the human body. Her classes are fuelled by the passion to share this goodness. She teaches how to work every muscle and balance the body by stretching, realigning, strengthening and breathing. In her teaching she aims to bring together challenge and joyful energy.