Yoga with Zena is fundamentally a healing practice.
Welcome to my website!
I have been teaching yoga in the Arabic-speaking world since 2009 and I love to teach yoga in a gentle and accessible way. My teaching style draws on various schools of body-mind practices including Qi Gong, 5 Rhythms, and Body-Mind Centering.
As a trauma-healing practitioner, I have trained in the autonomic nervous system regulation skills created by Dr. Peter Levine, called Somatic Experiencing, the foundation year of NeuroAffective Touch and of Bodynamics Psychotherapy, and the two years training on Integrated Dynamics of Pre-Natal and Peri-Natal Birth Trauma. I use these for my private practice to help me hold space and be present for people's healing processes to unfold.
As a volunteer and member of the refugee-focused mini-NGO, Tools 4 Inner Peace, we provide trainings for people living in conflict zones and surviving war, displacement and trauma to learn basic self-regulating skills and community yoga practices. These trainings are always adapted to be integrative and respectful to the communities in which we offer them.