Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Laila has been practicing and studying yoga extensively since 2005. Laila understood from the start of her journey that yoga is not just a physical practice, but a path to living with more purpose, attention and appreciation 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 through the Region as well as offering annual international retreats. She has completed her 500 hours with her primary teachers, Sarah and Ty Powers, the founders of the Insight Yoga Institute in San Francisco, with whom she has been studying for 7 years. This is a unique program that integrates Yoga, Buddhism and Spiritual Psychology. She has been devoted to this program because of its wholeness, and has had the privilege to assist Sarah and Ty on their teacher trainings and workshops internationally. Laila is also a professional Life Coach. She finds true passion in helping individuals live from an authentic place and discover their life purpose.
Combining soft Yin and strong Yang components, Laila encourages students to explore and find their individual edge through the awareness of breath, guiding them to be fully conscious in the present experience of the body, heart and mind through mindfulness practices. By allowing stillness, she continuously offers a space for self-investigation. Through this practice, Laila intends to give her students accessible tools for living from their authentic nature in the most difficult, joyful and ordinary moments in life.