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Our Team

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Sharifa Sehweil

Co-founder of Bodytree

Sharifa has been a student of wellness for over 18 years. Her journey began after reaping the benefits as a student, where she was inspired to teach and becoming a certified Hatha yoga instructor and managing a studio in Montreal. Sharifa - “Bodytree is home away from home. It is a space where we can spread the message of joy and wellbeing.``



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Nadia Sehweil

Co-Founder of Bodytree and Nectar

Nadia’s life was influenced by the mind/body connection at a very critical time in her life. Since then she has become committed to guiding others on their spiritual journey to wellness through Pilates.



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Suzan Terzian

Clinical Nutritionist and Founder of Suzan Terzian Nutrition Consultancy

Nutritional Consultant, Holistic Health coach and Integrative Functional Nutritionist is on a mission to change the language surrounding food and health.



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Mira Naaman

Co-Founder of Nectar

Mira Naaman is the concept creator and chef behind Nectar. This London trained chef honed her culinary skills in the restaurant world before co-founding a homegrown juice bar concept and healthy eatery.



  • All
  • Bio-Well
  • BTB
  • BTB Barre
  • Dance
  • Dance and Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Rehab & Functional Training
  • Sound Healing
  • Wellness
  • Yoga
Ahlam is a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor having completed a 600hr program with Power Pilates in NYC training on all Pilates apparatuses. She is an experienced instructor with over 2000 hours of teaching at Equinox and Pilates Social in NYC. Before discovering Pilates, Ahlam worke... Read more

Ahlam Shoukri

Pilates Instructor

Dedicated to constantly educating herself in movement practices, Amra entered the world of Pilates 10 years ago and has since taken on multiple workshops and courses to become a lead Pilates instructor.

On top of being in certified Reformer and TRX Pilates, Amra ... Read more

Angela is an experienced Bodyworker with more than 3,000 international teaching hours. She favours a kind, loving approach and believes in the healing power of consciously connecting the physical, emotional, intellectual and energetic bodies.

As an intuitive ligh... Read more

Angela Müller-Habig

Yoga, Pilates, Astrology

Anissa began her professional training at the National Ballet School of Canada. She continued her training at Quinte Ballet School. During her professional development Anissa spent summers with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer School, Pennsylvania Ballet School, L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du ... Read more

Anissa Lickrish

BTB, BTB Barre, Pilates

Anna has been involved in the world of health and fitness since 1997, gaining an abundance of qualifications and experience at all levels from Fitness Coach to Centre Management, all before moving from the UK to the UAE in 2015. ... Read more

Anna Bright

Operations Manager

Born in the UK, from childhood Anya followed her natural enthusiasm for life and fitness by training in both ballet and synchronised swimming. She became an international synchronised swimmer for Team GB between 2008 and 2012. On this journey Anya became aware of the benefits from Pilates, she i... Read more

Anya Tarasiuk

BTB Barre, BTB, Pilates

Belinda fundamentally rejects the idea that growing older means becoming limited physically.

She believes that it’s important for people to move well, live well, to be able to enjoy time with their loved ones and to experience everything that life has to offer, a... Read more

Belinda Tan

Rehab & Functional Training

Probably one of the most in-demand instructors in Abu Dhabi, Carlos is one busy guy who’s always energised and ready to help others achieve their fitness goals. We barely catch him for a quick breather before he’s bouncing off to his next class! A true professional, Carlos’ technical, detail-... Read more

Carlos Mendez

Pilates, Yoga

Chaithra started her yoga journey to heal herself after getting overworked in the gym. She tried doing yoga for a change from doing cardio and other forms of exercise and fell in love with yoga. She felt liberated everytime she stepped on the mat. From there, her journey continued and started... Read more
Emily is a specialist in music, event, and entertainment Marketing Communications, winning multiple industry awards and commendations for the companies she has been attached to. She also has years of expertise managing artists and guiding them on their productions to reach their maximum potentia... Read more

Emily Musharbash

Marketing Manager

Heidi has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse specializing in cardiac care working in a variety of critical care units throughout the USA. In addition to performing multiple roles in the medical field here in the UAE and parts of Africa, becoming an Am... Read more

Heidi Elmaarouf RN

Coaching, NLP & Reiki

Houry Pappin is a NES Health BioEnergetiX WellNES practitioner with 20 years experience in the field of holistic therapies, including Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Reconnective Healing/The Reconnection, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Theragem Cry... Read more

Houry Pappin

Wellbeing Coach

Jacquelene Sadek (500ERYT) is a senior yoga teacher as Bodytree who has over 20 years experience in the field. She is a globetrotter who has trained in Yin Yoga, traditional Indian Hatha, Restorative and Yin and Yang Yoga, from Thailand, Australia and the UK. By April 2017 Jacquie became endo... Read more

Jacquelene Sadek

Yoga, Massage

Janine grew up in South Africa, Cape town, and fell in love with dance at the age of four. She went on to train at the prestigious Performing arts school in Cape Town, The Waterfront Th... Read more

Janine Binns

Dance Teacher

After capturing the hearts of fitness influencers and moms all over the New York City, tri-state area Jasmin Koutroubas is now living in and quickly becoming one of the most in-demand instructors in Abu Dhabi!! Jasmin has been a dancer and athlete her entire life, training at prestigious art ... Read more

Jasmin Koutroubas

BTB Barre Teacher

Joelle has been in the fitness and wellness world since an early age practicing martial arts and was first introduced to Yoga in 1998 to complement her rigorous training. She immediately fell in love with this practice and adopted it in her daily life. It is only after a long regular self-practi... Read more

Joelle Beyrouthy

Yoga, Mindfulness

Dancing lies within Lillian’s heart and soul, and after performing around the world, like all dancers, functional movement is your number one priority to maintain top form.  

To Lillian, creating a ‘sense of feeling’ imp... Read more

Meena, a scholar in Indian History and English has been practicing Yoga in India since childhood and has expertly honed her teaching skills from within educational schools in India. She fell in love with Yoga, and as she got older, she fell in love with herself. She saw how many benefits felt... Read more

Flourishing from enthusiastic Bodytree Body client to now instructor, Mennat Al Hammami as the freshest face to our expanding Bodytree team!

Discovering Bodytree Body in 2014, Mennat has been an avid fan of this style of movement, deepening her connection and app... Read more

Mennat Al Hammami

Bodytree Body, Pilates

A passionate triathlete, cyclist and mountain climber, our latest addition to our Yoga family, Michael, brings a unique skillset to bring power to your training and performance.

Michael loves to include natural flow of positions into his classes and focuses on cl... Read more

Mila studied Choreography, and qualified as a Ballet Master of Modern Classical Choreography, and a teacher of a unique discipline. After finishing a Choreographic Diploma at Kiev College, she was a classical ballet dancer in the Kiev Theatre of Opera & Ballet, and toured with classical produ... Read more
Mira Naaman is the concept creator and chef behind Nectar. This London trained chef honed her culinary skills in the restaurant world before co-founding a homegrown juice bar concept and healthy eatery. Mira’s passion was to offer an accessible range of functional “grab-and-go” options which are... Read more

Mira Naaman

Co-Founder of Nectar

Mouna is a Lebanese-Palestinian Brit who has been living in Abu Dhabi for over 10 years and has been a client and believer of Bodytree Studio throughout those years. She has been doing one form or another of exercise since she can remember from Ashtanga Yoga, running, BTB Dance Cardio as well as... Read more

Mouna Chammaa

BTB, Pilates

Nader is the only choreographer in the Middle East who has worked with world famous artists such as Rita Ora, Beyoncé, Pink, as well as major TV productions; X Factor, Brit Awards and the MTV Awards (to name but a few!) He is internationally renowned for his craft and style, with his impressive ... Read more
Nadia’s life was influenced by the mind/body connection at a very critical time in her life. Since then she has become committed to guiding others on their spiritual journey to wellness through movement. Her belief in structural fitness as a building block to health has led her to discover other... Read more

Nadia Sehweil

Co-Founder of Bodytree and Nectar, Pilates, BTB

Noor Awad is a Palestinian Canadian and child of the United Arab Emirates. Noor went on to attain an undergraduate degree specializing in commerce from the John Molson School of Business from Montreal, Quebec in Canada. She later specialized in Human Capital and earned herself an Executive MBA f... Read more

Noor Awad


Selena started practicing yoga when she moved to the UAE in 2013 and was drawn to that practice for the physical and mental benefits it provided.  She decided to complete her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training so that she could help others experience the same benefits and share her passion for the j... Read more
Shahad’s classes are an enrapturing combination of rhythm, fluidity, and fire. She is fiercely dedicated to intuitive and flowing movement that embody curiosity, complexity, and lightheartedness through seamlessly choreographed transitions. While her teaching is refreshing and light, she inco... Read more
Silvia’s love of music began at a very early age as both of her parents were playing an instrument. With their encouragement and guidance, Silvia chose to play piano and sing in the choir. She attended primary and secondary school specialized in music education which gave her a deeper knowledge ... Read more

Silvia Sopkova


Sonia is a certified Sound Alchemy Master and Reiki Master Teacher, who unites different sonic experiences with the community for relaxation, healing and recognition of the true inner resonance. Sonia's offerings are unique as she combines several sound healing instruments with chanting, danc... Read more

Sonia Gonzales

Sound Healing and Bio-Well

Susan trained at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York City in the 1980s; during that time she also learned the Pilates technique at the studio of Carola Trier, a student of Joseph Pilates. She then joined the Los Angeles Ballet Company as a member of the corps de ballet. She... Read more
Clinical Nutritional Consultant, Holistic Health coach and Integrative Functional Nutritionist is on a mission to change the language surrounding food and health. Correcting the many misconceptions and bringing back the love of healthy eating, the understanding that food is our best medicine, an... Read more

Suzan Terzian

Clinical Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach

Tony is a common sense personal coach affiliated to Achology, the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, with a background in the airline domain. He is also a Colored Brain Communication Facilitator, affiliated to Directive Communications International. His most recent assignment was as Traini... Read more

Tony Mendonca

Wellbeing Coach

Vandana's journey into holistic healing began out of personal necessity. What started out as a self-healing experience 20 years ago gently turned into a quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of the complimentary contribution of the Mind, Body & Spirit in self-healing. As an Intui... Read more

Vandana Mendonca

Holistic Therapist

Vidya is a certified (Peter Hess Institute) sound healing practitioner and a Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher (trained by Yoga Synergy creators Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss). She previously worked as a physiotherapist for the NHS in the U.K., having obt... Read more

Vidya Venkateswaran

Sound Therapy / Yoga