An intensive body maintenance workshop for dance professionals and others who use their body as their main working instrument.

Tuesday-Thursday 12.-14.6. at 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Instructor: Jarmo Ahonen
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 6 h
Fee: 65 euroa
Enrolment here.

Jarmo Ahonen is a Helsinki born Finnish physiotherapist educated at the University of California, Fresno and graduated from the 4th College of Health in Helsinki. He has a working history in Helsinki/Finland, Skövde and Varberg/Sweden as well as Alamo/San Francisco, USA. He graduated from Gyrotonic School in Florence/Italy and two Pilates-Schools in San Francisco in the 1990’s.

Ahonen served as the President of Dance Health Finland (DHF) for six years and was also the founding member of the same organization. He also served for ten years as the member of the board of the international dance health organization International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Currently he is the member of the board at DHF.

Ahonen has had a long career as an Olympic Team physiotherapist in seven consecutive Olympics (1988-2012). He also served as Finnish Athletics Association physiotherapist during the years 1977 to 1994. He also coached elite sailor Sari Multala for 12 years and top tennis player Jarkko Nieminen for 11 years for physical fitness. Currently Ahonen is involved in coaching athletics again. He is also teaching Pilates for the dancers of the Finnish National Ballet.

Ahonen is the owner of Art Fysio Oy physiotherapy rehabilitation centre and the teacher in charge for the Somatic Pilates Instructor Education Program at Somatic Center Finland Oy.

Ahonen has written various articles in national and international journals for rehabilitation and functional medicine. He has also published some ten books on human movement and health.

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Availability is limited, so sign up in time. Enrolment is binding. For cancellations we'll charge 25% of the workshop fee.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid using pre-paid Liikuntaseteli and Kulttuuriseteli vouchers (Smartum Oy) as well as Virikeseteli vouchers (Edenred Oy). You can pay with the vouchers in the beginning of the first class or you can bring the vouchers to Zodiak office (open weekdays 11 am to 4 pm). It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash.

For further inquiries, please contact Elina Ruoho-Kurola,, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).