OWN Team

Tamara Kasim

Integrative yoga with an emphasis on alignment.

Certified yoga teacher and therapist. Certifications: TY 500 hr with Integrative Yoga Therapy and RYT 700 hour from Structural Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles.

Alexandra Yashina

Free style, Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga

FREE STYLE YOGA, POWER YOGA, HATHA YOGA, AERIAL YOGA, YOGA WITH THERAPY BALLS, PARTNER YOGA Dr. Alex is a Medical and Osteopathic Doctor who believes that the body can heal itself. She is well known Yoga Teacher with many years of experience. She created her own Alex Yoga style based on powerful breathing techniques, Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow with integrates awareness, balance, strength and flexibility. Working out the whole body, keeping focus on the breath and setting positive intentions gives powerful healing effect and brings peace and harmony to all.

Helen Hamilton-Kawar

Development of body strength, alignment and flexibility

IYENGAR YOGA, PRENATAL YOGA Helen is a certified Iyengar and Prenatal Yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience. Her classes are intentionally designed for people of all ages and body types, and focus on strength, alignment, and flexibility in order to boost and maintain total wellness of the body and mind. Helen has been mentored by a number of senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, including Djoeke van der Werf in Jordan, Gabriella Guibillaro in Italy, and Aisling Quirk and Eileen Cameron in Ireland. She has continued to train under a number of senior teachers from the UK, the USA, (Manouso) and India. She is very fortunate to have spent time in Pune, India training under the guidance of the Iyengar family. After spending a number of years teaching in Dublin, Ireland, Helen now resides in Amman, Jordan where her yoga practice has brought Iyengar yoga to students from all over the world, including ex-pats from the USA and Europe. Helen is registered through the Iyengar Yoga Association U.K. and is a member of the Dublin Iyengar Yoga Institute.

Rula Wardeh


YIN YOGA, PRE-NATAL YOGA With a long corporate background, office work and deadline, Rula landed on her mat back in 2006. What attracted Rula to Yoga was the holistic approach of Yoga which looked at art, science and philosophy as a life style and healing tool for everyday life. Rula’s work through Karma yoga or selfless service Yoga took her to work with refugee communities in Amman and the camps, where yoga and mindfulness is used as a psychosocial support for people who have been and live in trauma. Rula completed her first Yoga Teacher Training back in 2010 from Yoga Tree, Toronto, followed by Pre-natal Yoga certificate by Urban Yoga, Vancouver – 2012, Yin Yoga 50Hr certificate with Alena Calinescu- GoodLife Fitness – 2013 Her first trip to India was for I month (July 2016) for a Yoga Teacher Training Course, a scholarship by the Indian Embassy in Amman to SVYASA University, Bangalore,


Iyengar YOGA

Maha Al-Hourani

Physical Rehabilitation

I'm a graduate in Physical Education with a unique background in physical rehabilitation and sports injuries. I have long followed my passion and became a certified Pilates instructor. I specialize in Reformer, Tower, Cadillac as well as Combo Chair Pilates. My devotion to my clients keeps me motivated and up to date with the latest workouts and programs. This has inspired me to acquire other certificates as well such as Energy Healing, TRX, Light equipment (which include Buso and foam ruler) and Mat Pilates. My aim is to provide a wholesome approach that keeps my clients fit and motivated.

Zina Shami

Classical Pilates

Zina began her Pilates journey in 2003 in Canada and became certified in 2005. She undertook further training in Germany and Spain. Her desire to learn more lead to the discovery of Classical Pilates in Italy in 2017; where she has been bridging her Pilates Certification from Contemporary to Classical. Zina holds an M. A. in Athletic Therapy from Canada. She has also trained professionally in Dance and Martial Arts. She has a black belt in Shotokan Karate which comes to life in her technique. She is committed to use all that knowledge to help people recover from injury, find better posture or to train athletes to boost their performance. Through her work she hopes to maintain the highest standard of Pilates teaching and to create a spirit of professionalism.


Rebecca Odeh


Rebecca Odeh is a very passionate and energetic person, and this is reflected in her highly-sought-after classes. Rebecca believes that her students can achieve the impossible; that is why she always pushes their limits. She has an in-depth knowledge about fitness and healthy lifestyles and is always willing to share it with her students. She can help you achieve your dream of having a perfectly fit body by blasting the fat off with her results-proven, adrenaline pumping Bootcamp circuits. These circuits are fun, heart-pounding and guaranteed to burn 800-1000 calories. Say hello to bikinis and goodbye to belly fat, saggy arms and cellulite thighs with Rebecca’s Bikini Bootcamp.