About Fatima Adamu
Fatima grew up in Nigeria, West Africa, and, from a young age onwards has been passionate about movement, fitness and emotional wellbeing. She began practicing yoga in 2002 and has been teaching Vinyasa, Forrest and Restorative yoga styles since 2010. She discovered this amazingly healing practice of yoga while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, and received her yoga-teaching certification in Seattle, Washington by studying with world-renowned teacher, Ana Forrest.
Fatima currently teaches in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and she offers private sessions at client’s homes and at her personal studio in University City, Philadelphia. She is especially passionate about bringing wellness practices like yoga, exercise and meditation to people who would not usually have easy access to these practices - such as people who have had amputations, those in wheelchairs, and older adults with limited mobility.
In 2011, Fatima was awarded a grant by the Puffin Foundation to teach yoga and creative writing to clients of the non-profit Women in Transition (WIT), an organization serving women with a history of domestic violence and substance abuse.
Her love of music and dance inspired her to become a Zumba teacher in 2012. She is also an accomplished dancer, visual artist and vocalist who has performed in the United States, Nigeria and Canada.