Yoga with Zena is fundamentally a healing practice.
The world is often a chaotic and unsettling place, as well as inspiring and beautiful. When the going gets tough, we can access our resilience through our inner resources of strength and stability: breath, awareness and movement. Transformation is accessible to everyone.
Stress & trauma are not uncommon; learning to deal with them in healthier ways is at the core of my work. My teaching style is gentle and eclectic, drawing on various schools of embodied wisdom.
Since 2009, I teach yoga bilingually in Arabic and English and I am a facilitator in collaboration with various grassroots and international humanitarian organizations supporting refugee communities.
Since 2018, I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a trauma healing approach founded by American body-based psychotherapist Dr. Peter Levine which addresses a wide scope of traumas including car accidents, surgical and medical procedures, natural disasters, falls, assaults and abuse. You can find out more about this on my trauma healing page.
My practice is informed by NeuroAffective Touch, which addresses traumas in the earliest years of life, and Bodynamics which explores muscle tension and patterns through the lens of developmental psychology.