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, self-awareness and mindful movement. Transformation is accessible to everyone.
Trauma is a part of life, and learning to deal with it in ever more healthier and optimal ways is at the core of my yoga classes. I became a certified yoga teacher in 2009, by the the Sivananda Ashram, and I have been teaching regularly ever since, with an orientation to the Arab region.
My approach is gentle and eclectic, drawing from different yoga schools and healing body-mind practices. Students who attend my class know it is going to be different each time, yet always gentle and inclusive, integrating our awareness into our body in fun and creative ways. My classes and workshops are offered in Arabic and English.
In 2018 I completed my 3-year training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an alternative approach for healing trauma, founded by award-winning body-based psychotherapist Dr. Peter Levine.
My Somatic Experiencing (SE) practice is also informed by NeuroAffective Touch, which addresses peri-natal traumas in the earliest years of life, and by Bodynamics which understands patterns of musculature tension or laxity from a developmental psychology lens.