Laila has been learning and practicing yoga extensively since 2005. Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Laila has lived and taught in a number of different countries and cultures. Laila understood from the start of her path that yoga is not just a physical practice, but a way of living with more meaning, attention and gratitude of all of life’s precious gifts.
Laila started teaching in 2007 in the Middle East and as founder of The Yoga Juice, teaches classes and workshops in the Region as well as offering international retreats annually. She has completed her 500 hours with her primary teachers, Sarah and Ty Powers, the founders of the renowned Insight Yoga Institute, with whom she has been studying for 8 years. This unique program interweaves Buddhism, Yoga and Transpersonal Psychology. She has been dedicated to this program because of its wholeness, and has had the honour to assist Sarah and Ty on their international teacher trainings and workshops . Laila finds true passion in encouraging and helping individuals live from an authentic place and explore their life purpose.
Combining soft Yin and strong Yang components while teaching, Laila motivates students to feel their individual edge through the awareness of breath. Laila also uses various mindfulness methods to guide her students to be fully conscious in the present experience of the body, heart and mind. By slowing down, she continuously offers a space for contemplation and self investigation. Leading in this way, Laila intends to give practitioners available tools for living in the difficult, joyful and most ordinary moments in life.