Naima is a Philadelphia based artist and yogi. She studied at the University of the Arts earning a BFA in photography. Her constant curiosity, and love of variety inspired her to explore many different mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking and woodworking. As a result her art has taken many different forms. Naima believes that since everything in life is constantly changing, so should we and so should our practices. Naima started practicing yoga when her body felt beat down by constantly working on art. Amazed at how great she felt physically and mentally she took a yoga teacher training at Studio 34. Art had allowed for self-expression and yoga allowed for transformation. Since then Naima has studied a variety of yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Acro, Yin and Restorative Yoga. She has also studied Thai Massage and Reiki. She is passionate about the therapeutic qualities of yoga and how it can be helpful both physically and emotionally.
Naima finds her passion in teaching and building community. What drew her to stay in Philly was the people. She loves sharing what she has learned with others and encouraging others to find their own way, weather it be with visual arts or healing arts. She often volunteers teaching at Ahimsa House, a center for non-violence in West Philly. She believes in the power of self-expression, weather it be in art or in movement, it all helps process and heal and be our true selves.