Aya is founder of Mindful Movements, Bronx. As a dancer Aya soon found a love and passion for teaching all kinds of people and bodies from visually impaired clients, professional dance students, sports men and women teenagers, fitness fanatics and many more! She found great healing and nourishment through the mindful practices of Yoga and Pilates and combines this with her high energetic and motivational approach. Aya has been working in the dance and movement field for over 15 years. She hold a BA in Dance from London Contemporary Dance School alongside being certified in Yoga, Pilates mat, prenatal Yoga, exercise and disabilty as well as level 4 PTTLS in adult education and has completed DEL Dance Education Laboratory, training for students with Special needs and anatomy courses. Aya classes are fun, challenging and invigorating!
She is a dancer, choreographer, movement and fitness lover making movement fun for all!
You can learn more about her dance work here; www.ayajsaotome.com
BA Hons Contemporary Dance - London Contemporary Dance School
PTTLS level 4 Teaching Adults ( Heath & Movement) - City Lit
DEL Certification - Dance Education Laboratory NY
Dance and Special Needs Training - Dianne Duggan at Dance Education Laboratory NY
Pilates Mat Certification - Steele Pilates NY
Yoga Instructor Certification - 200 RYS through CYQ
Exercise and Disability Training - CYQ
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - 85 hours Anandamama Prenatal Yoga training at Ishta Yoga, NYC
Zumba & Zumba Gold Instructor Certification - Zumba Fitness
Zin Membership - Zumba Instructors Network