Co-Founder of Bodytree and Nectar, Pilates, BTB
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 forms of holistic exercise eventually leading her to train under STOTT PILATES ® and become an instructor.
“Bodytree is a space where the community comes together to enhance their lives for the better be it via movement, meditation, nutrition, food, education, holistic therapies, healing or otherwise. We love what our logo’s circle of life represents – the rooting we all need through Tree Pose with the branches that represent the several limbs of our lives”
Nadia is a mother of three and leader of the wellness community in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She established Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi’s first premier yoga, pilates, dance and holistic wellness facility with her mother & partner Sharifa Sehweil. Nadia is a Pilates and movement specialist and believes strongly in mind/body focused movement.
Over 12 years, Bodytree evolved to encompass a juice bar/healthy eatery, women’s/teens health and wellness programs, nutrition, health awareness & education, movement and post-rehabilitation for women, men and children of all ages. In 2009, Nadia launched the Emirates School of Dance, a robust dance training programme for children and young adults. In 2012, she co-founded Nectar, a functional foods cafe’. Building on her Pilates training, Nadia co-created ‘Bodytree Body’, a unique signature movement method rooted in Pilates, Yoga and functional movement designed by women for women. Nadia continues to oversee studio programming and Bodytree’s wellness strategy and direction.