NATHALIE FARI (b. 1975, São Paulo) is an independent performer, researcher and art- and theatre educator working at the interface of artistic research and body work. She holds a degree in Art Education from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) University, as well in acting from the TUCA theatre school of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC) and the Centro de Pesquisa Teatral (CPT) Institute under the direction of Antunes Filho. In 2009 she completed a Master of Arts degree in Space Strategies - Exploratory Art in Public Contexts from the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin (KHB).

Having contributed with the co-design of the awarded Brazilian pavilion’s art and cultural program at the EXPO 2000 in Hannover and the implementation of the artist-in-residence program of the Art Factory Casa das Caldeiras in São Paulo, she moved to Berlin in 2004.

Since then, she has been carrying out at several locations and institutions, under the label ATELIER OBRA VIVA collaborative, educational and research based projects with artists and scholars from different fields. Her main focus lies on the exploration of a performative practice and teaching method based on the concept of BODY MAPPING.

Beside her artistic- and research work, Nathalie has been teaching YOGA since 2005 as well. In 2001 she has started to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in São Paulo in the so called "Mysore Style" tradition (individual guidance in the group). Her first teaching experiences were at the former Yoga Shala where she gave classes on donation basis. From 2006-16, she was also part of the Ashtanga Yoga Berlin- Team, having completed several teacher trainings and workshops with the renowned teachers: Nancy Gilgoff, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Gregor Maehle. Beside that, she has been giving classes at fitness studios and in 2016 at the on-line platform Yogaia as well.

"In my teaching, the focus lies on approaching the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system in a therapeutical way. Therefore I deal with the „body biography“ of the student by adapting the postures and the system to his condition and individual needs. In the center of this process, is the exploration of the patterns of movement, habits and believes. For me the most important thing is to help the student to integrate the yoga practice into his daily life, by seeing it as a way to develop self awareness and concentration. Yoga can't cure everything, but it can serve as a kind of "enlargement lens" to recognize better the own body and mind."

CUURICULUM VITAE/ Performative Arts

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