Welcome to Yoga La Vie – the Palm Jumeirah’s premier studio that offers Pilates, Barre and Yoga instruction for both men and women.
Dina has always been drawn to a healthy lifestyle. Having had a passion for sports since her early years, she went from being a ballet dancer to exploring different sports activities until she discovered the importance of a body/mind connection through yoga in 2002. Having struggled with scoliosis at an early age and back pain during her pregnancies, she started focusing more and more in her practice on strengthening her core muscles in order to maintain a healthy back. Her classes are dynamic and fun, yet oriented towards building the necessary therapeutic tools in our bodies to enable us carry our daily activities pain free. Dina received her 200-hour level training from Sivananda Ashram, and has since studied with with Max Strom, Nico Luce and recently with Clara Roberts-Oss. Her passion to deepen her yoga studies continues as she added Aerial yoga certification to her resume and currently teaches this style along Vinyasa flow, prenatal, Hatha and Yogalates.
My journey with yoga began almost 13 years ago as a teenager. Being born & brought up on the coast of East Africa in Mombasa, Kenya, I was always a natures child and believed in living in the moment. After moving to Mumbai in 2007 my love for Yoga then became a passion. I started to explore different forms such as Acro, Bikram, Dharma Metta, Goddess Yoga, Jivamukhti, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Yin. Finding some peace of mind in the fast city and glamour industry,which I was then a part of, through my Yoga practice. Being a Sagittarius my love for travel & adventurous spirit is never ending. I have travelled the world seeking Yoga and Meditation classes, Spiritual work, Healing Arts & Prana Awakening work. Always avid to dive deep into this infinite world of self discovery, realigning my spirit, soul connection and eventually journeying on to guide others in doing the same. I've completed a 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Certificate in Goa, India. I am also a certified Reiki 1 & 2 practitioner, Crystal Therapy 1 & 2 certified, Sound Healing, Tibetan Singing Bowls Level 1,2 & 3 Certified, as well as practicing Thai Massage and Aromatherapy- incorporating all into my practice. I am also certified to conduct Osho Meditations, as well as a Spirit, Wellness and Life coach. With all my experiences and learnings through life, so far, along with my journey with Yoga, Meditation and Healing Arts in the past 13 years I bring you -'ShivaShakti Flow Yoga'. This is an intense Asana based practice, where almost every class has something new to offer. I believe in the soul being eternal and that we are all on this planet for a mission, the mission being... To be the best version of ourselves and reconnect to our spirit. To me yoga is all about freedom and healing. Feeling free in your body and freeing your mind, healing yourself from within. Using asanas, meditation and pranaymas as vehicles to obtain this. Unity of the mind, body and soul taking us on the path towards pure Samadhi.
Nitai grew up in a Bhakti Yoga community and have been practicing yoga for over 5 years. His practice has helped him grow stronger, more flexible, balanced and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires us to live each moment with more mindfulness, love, kindness and compassion. Nitai completed his 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa training with Radhika Yoga International in Bali. Nitaioften combines both hard work and playfulness to help his students deepen your practice. "I seek to help others thrive in their lives by nurturing their body, mind and soul with yoga, and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced in and out, says Nitai.
Ciara Love - Ciara danced professionally during her childhood into her adulthood and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri). She then moved to Miami, Florida in 2012, to embark on a new journey of becoming a fitness instructor. Ciara had the opportunity to join the opening team of the first barre studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ciara was the in-house master trainer and taught their signature barre class, which was voted #1 group fitness class by Miami New Times magazine! With multiple certifications in barre, Pilates and group fitness. Ciara has set a goal for herself and a promise to all of her current and future clients, to motivate and lead them to live an active and healthier lifestyle.