I teach Yoga, Zumba, Drama and Movement classes for kids and adults.  I am also approved by Montgomery County Department of Education to lead trainings for educators.  Look for my schedule under your interested area.  Feel free to schedule a party, training or class by contacting me tanory.ateek@gmail.com

Here’s a little about me:
I bring quite a diverse background to my current teaching roles.  I have always been interested in spirituality, story and movement.  I danced seriously from a very young age, and ended up at the Kirov Academy for high school, where I toured with the prestigious Russian dance company during 1994-1995.  During my college years, I became more interested in theater and worked on dozens of stage productions, while majoring in French and running on the cross-country team.  After college, I worked for ten years in non-profit organizations and international NGO’s, and gained a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Most notably, during this time, I worked on a U.S. Department of Justice program to bring prominent Muslim and Christian leaders together to transform conflict and promote mutual understanding post 9/11.  Having children brought me full circle to my love for story, movement and spirit.  I began re-exploring my long-dormant love for dance, teaching Zumba to adults and children.  This led to working with children to explore stories, movement and music and I have been wonderfully supported by Silver Spring Day School, where I have been teaching for four years.

To support my work with children, I received a certification in Arts Integration from The Lucy School, in Frederick, Maryland, and a certification to teach yoga to children’s yoga from Yogafit for Kids.  I am Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified for yoga instruction, and my “Unlock Your Imagination” training is approved by Montgomery County Department of Education for early childhood educators.

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