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 has been practising Ashtanga yoga for more than five years. She has practised under the guidance of R. Sarawasthi Jois in Mysore, Sharmila Desai in Goa and continues her studies with Nea Ferrier and Alexey Pavlyukov at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai.

Zainab completed her 200 Hrs. YogaWorks Vinyasa teacher training in Dubai in early 2020 and has been teaching full time since then. She is an assistant teacher in the Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai as well as teaching Ashtanga level 1 classes and courses.

Her classes follow the traditional Sanskrit count and allow for modifications to suit the students needs. She incorporates drills to increase range of motion and mobility when required and assists her students to access the limitless potential of the human body.

Zainab Hafizji