Yoga Instructors

Mia Moore

Mia Moore, Dubai

RYT-500, Yoga Lifestyle Teacher – Adult, Child & Prenatal

As well as being passionate about food, Mia is equally as passionate about Yoga – having practiced yoga for nearly 7 years now, she undertook her first Yoga teacher training over 5 years ago in Asia and completed her Yoga Alliance 500 hour certification, with a special interest in Yoga Therapy and yoga for Women’s Wellness and Pre- and Post natal Yoga.

Mia consults private clients and corporates in relation to natural health through her yoga sessions as well as offering one on one health coaching, cooking classes, health writing and, coming soon, wellness retreats.

In her spare time, Mia loves to write and is a regular contributor to the popular online magazine Sassy Mama. Mia is also a busy mum to a happy and healthy 1 year old Thalia and fur son, Zighy.

Training & Qualifications

  • Law LLB (hons)
  • Board Certified Health Coach (AADP)
  • Certified Raw & Plant-based Food Chef
  • RYT-500 Kaya Yoga Therapy Certified
  • REPS registered & insured, Dubai Sports Council
  • Kids Yoga Trained
  • Currently Studying Naturopathic Nutrition

Emma Waldron, Dubai

RYT-200, Yoga, Pilates, Dance and Chakra Work

Emma was born in the UK and is currently living in Dubai. With an extensive dance and movement background, studying R.A.D and I.S.T.D Ballet, along with many other art forms. She trained as a contemporary dancer at the University of Chichester gaining a BA Hons degree In Dance, eventually leading her to the position of Head of dance and to teach BTEC and A level dance in further education.
Along with her students she created many emotive award winning pieces of choreography, working with gritty, challenging and interesting stimuli. Emma has a strong Interest in reiki and holistic health, and how the body holds emotions energetically, and she designed a yoga programme focused on the seven main chakras to create balance and energy flow throughout the body.

She also provides 1:1 yoga programs, designing the practice to suit each individual and their specific goals, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Training & Qualifications

  • BA Hons Degree in Dance, Chicester University
  • PGCE Teaching Degree – Southhampton University
  • Polestar matwork Pilates Training
  • 300-hour Kaya Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

Marylene Henry, Dubai & Bali

RYT-500, Yoga Philosophy, Corporate Yoga

Marylene is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety. Splitting her life between a successful corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understands how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind. Using her own experience as a guide, she approaches yoga in a holistic way to help clients find peace of mind and regain self-confidence. Passionate of yoga philosophy, she playfully combines elements of mindfulness, breath work and asanas to help her clients achieve their specific goals.

“There are as many paths of yoga as there is different people, and my goal is to find the right path for my clients to achieve higher level of physical, psychological, and spiritual strength.”

Training & Qualifications

  • Marianne Wells Yoga School 200-hour Graduate
  • 300-hour Yoga Therapeutics Training with Kaya Yoga Therapy

Ella Trotter, Bali

RYT-200, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Ella’s passion for yoga started many years before she found herself in India studying Hatha Yoga at Upaya Yoga Center in Goa. After travelling, working and living in Holistic communities, ashrams and retreat centres around the world, she felt the calling to India, and the time to deepen her yoga practice. Completing her 200hr TTC, she stayed in India helping the running of Upaya Yoga School. Since then, Ella has been teaching all around the world, studying and practicing, and has now settled in Bali to run Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Retreats. In Bali, Ella’s calling to a more holistic and healing approach to Yoga lead her to Kaya Yoga where she completed the 300 hours training in Therapeutic Yoga. Ella loves sharing meditation, chakra balancing meditation & Reiki Healing and when she’s not immersed in the Bali yoga world, you will find her enjoying a sunset on the beach with her bali dog and friends and a coconut in hand.

Training & Qualifications

  • 200-hour Upaya Yoga Certified
  • 300-hour Kaya Yoga Therapy certified

Vanessa Hamilton, Abu Dhabi & Dubai


Having begun her journey into the practice and self-study that is Yoga in 2010, Vanessa was
deeply inspired by her 70+ year old instructor and it became clear to Vanessa that this is what
she wanted to be when she was older, and throughout her life. Formally trained and educated
in Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy, Psychology, History and Education, Vanessa possesses a
rich understanding of matters personal, spiritual, and of life-long learning. Having joined Kaya
Yoga’s 200hr YTTC in 2017, Vanessa was set on a path of transformation that allows her to
share her knowledge and passion with others. Soon to be a 500hr graduate of Kaya Yoga,
Vanessa has a deep love of learning, healing and helping all people achieve their goals, and in
finding their true selves!

Training & Qualifications
  • RYT 200-hours Kaya Yoga Therapy Registered Yoga Teacher
  • RYT 500-hours Kaya Yoga Therapy Certified

Kara Hawkins, Dubai & Abu Dhabi


Kara studied international affairs and Arabic in Australia, and has worked both as a management consultant in Canberra, and as a policy analyst in the UAE.

Kara has been practicing yoga for nearly ten years, and is passionate about supporting people’s healing and growth through yoga. She completed 300 hours of teacher training with Kaya Yoga Therapy in Dubai and Bali, and works mostly with private and semi-private clients. Kara loves travelling, camping in the desert, and cooking with friends.

Training & Qualifications


  • RYT 300-hour Kaya Yoga Therapy Certified
  • BA in International Affairs & Arabic