Mara Afzali has always had a passion for movement—from dancing on stage to the Bangles “Manic Monday” as a little girl, to practicing yoga for over the past two decades, to enjoying the beauty and solace of long runs in the hilltowns outside of Albany where she lives with her husband and four kids. Mara discovered aerial silks in 2005 and fell in love with the art, shifting her passions forever skyward. She has trained at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and New England Center for Circus Arts, and co-founded the local aerial performance group, Ribbon in the Sky. She has performed locally at numerous venues, and also taught silks as part of our “silks and swings” summer camp in 2012. A local attorney by day, Mara finds that flipping upside down is the best way to find balance and fun in her busy schedule. She also strongly believes that circus is for everybody and is excited to offer the aerial silks classes in Good Karma’s new space!