TEACHERS

Nea Ferrier


Nea is a level 2 authorised Ashtanga yoga teacher and has been teaching internationally since 2008. She founded Ashtanga Yoga Dubai in 2013, and in 2017 opened Nilaya House in Al Quoz, which offers classes in Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini, Prenatal, Restorative, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Pranayama. An avid student of yoga for the past 18 years, Nea continues her studies in the darshans of Vedanta, Tantra, Ayurveda and Veda Chanting, alongside remaining a committed practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga.

Alexey Pavlyukov


Alexey has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2007 studying with authorised teachers in Moscow. In 2010 he became a student of KPJAYI and has made four individual trips to Mysore since that time as well as attending trainings and classes with David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Lino Miele, Petri Raisanen, Eddie Stern and Mark Darby. Alexey has being teaching Ashtanga for the last five years, at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala and Ashtanga Yoga Center in Moscow and now at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai.

Zainab Hafizji


Zainab is an Ashtanga Yoga student and practitioner of over 5 years. She has practised under the guidance of R. Sarawasthi Jois in Mysore and continues her studies with Nea Ferrier and Alexey at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai.

She completed her 200 Hrs. YogaWorks Vinyasa Teacher Training in Dubai in 2020 and gets mentored by her teachers at AYD to teach the Ashtanga method.

She teaches the Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga courses that run every second month as well as the Ashtanga level 1 classes in person at Nilaya House. Her classes follow the traditional Sanskrit count and allow for modifications to suit the student’s needs.

She’s a true believer in the power of the Ashtanga yoga practice and how it can change one’s life and is a true advocate of the same.

Zainab Hafizji