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THE FLEXSPACE TEAM

ZHANA 

FLEXSPACE Founder & Master Trainer

Since she was a little girl, Zhana was captivated by the grace, composure and power of professional dancers. It wasn’t until her late 20’s, when she took a year-long sabbatical from her corporate job and dove into full-time fitness & movement training, that she realized the cornerstone of dancer confidence is how they feel in their bodies: strong, flexible, and in control.

Zhana's late start in the world of movement allowed her to develop the unique FLEXSPACE training method which combines the science of anatomy with the art of movement exploration. Originally designed for inflexible adults who needed help in the "freedom of movement" department, Zhana soon realized the method was applicable to absolutely everyone - and that's the short story of how FLEXSPACE was born!

 

Today, Zhana leads the FLEXSPACE team and focuses her attention on continuous education for FLEXSPACE instructors + students as well as the movement community as a whole.

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JASMINE

Jasmine began dancing at the age of 3 and spent the next 11 years training and competing in varying styles of dance. At 14, she decided to focus on ballet after being admitted to Canada’s National Ballet School.

It was during her years at the school that she began practicing yoga to help improve her strength in order to avoid injuries. She fell in love with the calm, yet strengthening practice. Upon graduating, Jasmine continued to train at the School in their Post-Secondary Program, then left to dance professional ballet in Europe. She spent the next 5 years primarily working at the Romanian National Ballet in Bucharest as a soloist, dancing in classics such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.

Upon completing her overseas dancer experience, she moved back home to Canada and became a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition. Jasmine looks forward to helping others achieve their goals to become the absolute best versions of themselves.

CALLIE

Cali has over 20 years of movement experience, ranging from competitive gymnastics, breakdancing, personal training, pole dancing, and contortion.

 

Informed by her diverse experiences, Cali’s teaching incorporates functional flexibility, strength, and fluidity.Cali is motivated to help others feel mastery, comfort, and connection with their bodies. She strives to promote a warm, accepting, and challenging atmosphere to enable students of all levels to find growth through movement. In her training and teaching, she prioritizes conditioning, active flexibility, and drills that cultivate flow between movements.

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NAILAH

Nailah's journey in movement is a testament to her dedication as both a performer and an accomplished instructor. She began coaching artistic gymnastics and acrobatics following a 14-year career as a national gymnast, driven by a desire to share her passion and expertise with aspiring athletes.

After completing her Honours BFA in Dance at York University, Nailah relocated to New York City as a modern dancer, where she immersed herself in the world of movement. Since returning to Toronto, she has transitioned from dance to circus and pole, further impacting and informing her teaching style.

Nailah is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of movement enthusiasts, instilling in them the same passion, skill, and dedication that have defined her own journey. Her ability to inspire and guide others in their movement endeavours speaks to her unwavering commitment to the art of teaching.

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