to show you how to train your body with more ease and more fun. I believe that exercising the body is the tool to courage, confidence and self love. Not Yoga, Not Fitness – A way of motion inspired by circus arts.
Mara Zimmerli is an aerial acrobat. Together with her partner Chris, Mara works internationally in the Circus, Variete and Event industry. Mara & Chris are seriously funny, versatile, and they entertain by the values of a true artist with heart and dedication! 
Mara Zimmerli Performing Artist


dir zu zeigen, wie du mit mehr Leichtigkeit und Spass deinen Körper trainierst. Ich glaube, dass das Trainieren des Körpers das Werkzeug für Mut, Selbstvertrauen und Selbstliebe ist. Nicht Yoga, nicht Fitness – Eine von Zirkuskunst inspirierte Bewegungsart.
Mara Zimmerli ist eine Luftakrobatin. Mara arbeitet zusammen mit ihrem Partner Chris international in der Zirkus-, Varieté- und Eventbranche. Mara & Chris sind ernsthaft lustig, vielseitig und unterhalten mit den Werten eines wahren Künstlers mit Herz und Engagement!

My Timeline

November 1987


Aline Zoe Mara Zimmerli reincarnated in Zürich, Switzerland. With the mission to make her last lifetime on planet earth a worthy one!

November 1991

Age 4 or 5

My grandmother sees me riding a carrousel horse and says out of the blue “one day I will buy you a horse”.

November 1998

November 2002

November 2005

Age 18

I sell my Icelandic horse in exchange for an Andalusian stallion. This is the only action in my life which I regret today.

I also finished the apprenticeship and got invited to work as a show rider in a park with birds of prey Falconeria Locarno. I always dreamed of being a showgirl, but I realised that shows and horses don’t go together for me, so I quit.

November 2009

Age 22

I work as a stable manager for a lawyer on his big mansion. This perfect job felt like a golden cage and I got depressed so I listened deep inside of me, and my heart told me to go on the historical pilgrimage Jakobsweg in Spain together with my horse. I quit my job the next day.

November 2010

Age 23

I took the most amazing travel journey and walked together with my horse the 2500 kilometres from Zürich to Finisterre across Europe. After the journey ended I sold the horse and bought plain tickets across the world, where I continued to expand my horizon.

November 2011

Age 24

I needed money and felt urged from society to take a reasonable path. I took a job as a security officer and prepared for Swiss police school. My lack of orthography saved me from that fate.

November 2013

Age 26

Still working as a security officer, and out of sheer boredom I get depressed and once more listen deep inside of me. This time my heart wants to go to the circus.

I started working in the publicity team for Circus Monti. I fell in love with the circus. I fell in love with Chris, still my current partner on and off stage. I decided to become an artist.

November 2014

Age 27

First act, first award, first job in Varieté PEGASUS. But seriously, becoming a performing artist and enter the entertainment business was personally the most challenging growing process I have been trough. I found myself in a new world and it took me years until I truly felt a part of it.

November 2017

Age 30

A wink of heaven, two major things happening! A wonderful friend started teaching me aerial acrobatics.

And I got to join Circus Luna, so between performances I start teaching circus arts in various schools and associations. I learned and discovered all the different disciplines like juggling, clowning, magic, floor acrobatics, silks and many more together with the kids. It was fantastic!

November 2018

Age 31

I created my first aerial acrobatics solo act titled “Spellbound”. I love how it all came together. There is about 10 wonderful people involved in the creation process. They all helped me out of joy of creating my dream act! And I managed to “world premiere” the act for a sold-out tent!

May 2019

Age 32

After happily engaging in circus activities for 6 years, I felt a hole for the first time! There was room for something new to come!
I signed up for a Business workshop and met my mentor Tanja! She laughed and said:” Mara it’s o so clear! I can help you! You start a new phase in your life right now! You will become an entrepreneur, build your personal brand and begin to have a positive impact in the world!”
That opened up a whole new dimension in my life. My Personal and professional where turned upside down in the best way’s. A new cycle of growth processes started. Marvellous.

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