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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.``

SHARIFA SEHWEIL

CO-FOUNDER OF BODYTREE

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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.

NADIA SEHWEIL

CO-FOUNDER OF BODYTREE

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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.

SUZAN TERZIAN

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST

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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.

MIRA NAAMAN

CO-FOUNDER OF NECTAR

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  • Bio-Well
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  • Dance
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  • Pilates
  • Rehab & Functional Training
  • Sound Healing
  • Wellness
  • Yoga
Alexandra is a dedicated yoga instructor who began her journey over 10 years ago. Her passion for yoga has led her to become a certified instructor with 500 hours of combined training in the UAE and India. She is committed to sharing her love for yoga with the community and helping othe... Read more

Alexandra Trinkl

Yoga teacher

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

Anita is a Dane who has lived in Denmark and Abu Dhabi for the past 20 years. Her love of physical fitness started at a young age, when she became a keen basketball player, eventually playing in the best league in Denmark. After moving to Abu Dhabi she changed her game to netball and she belong... Read more

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

Brendon's journey into the realm of breathwork commenced amidst the serene landscapes of Bali, Indonesia, where he underwent a profound personal transformation. Drawing on a rich tapestry of experiences in therapy, hypnotherapy, and life coaching, Brendon has devoted his life to mastering and di... Read more
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

Cecilia is a Holistic Health Coach trained and certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  She is a cancer survivor with a mission to inspire people around the world to pe... Read more

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
Daphne started her professional journey as a Physiotherapist and Movement and Performance Therapy Specialist in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy and is an internationally licensed Rehabilitation Coach awarded by American Council on Exercise and Personal Trai... Read more

Daphne Mae Obana

ACE-CPT, UAEReps Level 3 CPT Rehabilitation Specialist, Pilates Instructor & Yoga Teacher

Dayana is a journalist, personal trainer and a mother of two, who has been traveling and moving with her family for the past 10 years. Her passion for dancing comes from her latin roots. She was born and raised in Venezuela and grew up dancing rhythms like salsa, merengue, bachata, tambores and ... Read more
Dr Suresh Vassen is a DHA licenced and registered General Practitioner, with 25 years of experience in private practice, specialising in Integrative Functional Mind-Body Medicine, utilising principles of Conventional Western medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Homeopathy, Chinese medicine. He is a wel... Read more

Dr Suresh Vassen

General Practitioner

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 Nicole

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

Jamal Eid Hussin is an experienced dancer in Bboy (breaking), Hiphop and Freestyle dance. He trained from 2013 to 2018 in Cairo, Egypt; and 2019 to 2022 in Turkey. In 2022 he became a key member of Abu Dhabi's leading street dance community Free Flow and performed at Alserkal's Quoz Arts Fest... Read more

Jamal Eid Hussin

Dance Teacher

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.” - John Green. This is precisely why therapy is so important and effective for you to connect and explore yourself openly with guidance. Jennifer is a multifaceted and experienced psychot... Read more

Jennifer Adinolfi

Yoga, Pilates, Mental Health Coach

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

Julie is a dance teacher, professional dancer and choreographer who has been working internationally for the last ten years in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. Originally from Redding, California, Julie’s first dance classes were in ballet, and later expanded... Read more

Julie Correia

Dance Teacher

A life-long learner, Leyla finds endless inspiration – in the twists and turns of life, the wisdom of her teachers, and the whispers of nature itself. Over seven years ago, amidst the whirlwind of fitting in, yoga landed in her path, forever altering its course. Leyla's journey has transcende... Read more

Leyla Zareeva

Yoga Teacher

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

Lina Jarad holds a Master’s degree in Communications and is a certified Mindfulness, Reiki and Sound Healing Facilitator with training programs completed in Germany, India, Sweden and the UAE. For many years Lina has been providing mindfulness and meditation sessions at universities, companies a... Read more

Lina Jarad

YOGA AND MEDITATION

Mary Chase is a master K-12 performing arts teacher having directed dance programs in the US at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, the College of Southern Maryland, Merrill International School, and Joy of Motion Dance Center. Additionally, she has held... Read more

Mary Chase

ESD Director

Maya embarked on her journey of Holistic Healing at the age of 17, and since then, she has continuously grown and honed her energy to be shared with others. Guided by the valuable teachings instilled by her mother during her formative years, Maya embraces the importance of integrity for overall ... Read more

Maya Klaire

Healer / Wellbeing Therapist

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

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Michelle's journey into the world of competitive sports commenced at the tender age of 7, igniting a fervent passion for Soccer, Swimming, and Volleyball. This early exposure to the realm of athletics, where she thrived on the thrill of competition and the purs... 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 p... 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

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

MENTAL HEALTH

From visiting her first yoga class in Dubai in 2021 to teaching multiple classes for adults and kids, Odette thinks that yoga can be one of the key to longevity and healthy life. Odette took her studies of 500hrs in Rishikesh of India, bolstered by Stretching and Anatomy studies further. Odet... Read more

Odette Kruch

Yoga Teacher

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
Shazia, a qualified primary school teacher from London, underwent a significant career transition to become a Kinesiologist after witnessing life-changing results in her son from just one session with a kinesiologist in Dubai. This experience fuelled her determination to delve deeper into the fi... Read more

Shazia Khan Hussain

Kinesiology Therapist

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

Kindermusik

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

Stephanie Tadros is a dynamic multidisciplinary performing arts professional with a double major in Performing Arts and Marketing as well as completed several filmmaking courses from the Lebanese American University (LAU). Specializing in singing, acting, and dancing, Stephanie is a musical thea... Read more

Stephanie Tadros

Dance Teacher & Content Creator

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

Suzi has a passion for holistic wellness and has crafted a life story that embodies transformation and empowerment. Her journey began in the fast-paced world of communications, where she found herself weighed down by an unhealthy lifestyle and dissatisfaction. However, in a pivotal moment, Su... Read more

Suzi Curtis

Pilates Teacher

Tariq Ibrahim's life is a vibrant dance that transcends borders and brings cultures together. From his early days in Syria's cultural tapestry to his international acclaim, Tariq's journey is a testament to the unifying power of dance. Trained at the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, Tariq... Read more

Tariq Ibrahim

Dance Teacher

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 is an intuitive energy and holistic specialist, coach, and meditation facilitator. Her inspirational approach to Self-Belief, Self-Empowerment, and Self-Healing grew from a journey that originated more than two decades ago in the realms of complementary healing. In short, t... Read more

Vandana Mendonca

Energy & Holistic Specialist

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