Abu Dhabi Yoga Coach – Leila Knight
Personal Trainer Type : Personal Trainers In Abu Dhabi
Personal Trainer Location : Abu Dhabi
Price (From) : 200 (AED)
Group Price (From) : 70 (AED)
Training Since : 2011
Where Can I Train? : Your home, your gym, outdoor locations
Languages : English
Abu Dhabi Female Yoga Trainer – Leila

If you are interested in Yoga in Abu Dhabi but don’t know where to start Leila can help you.

She has been a fully qualified Yoga coach in Abu Dhabi since 2014 and during that time has trained with clients who have many different goals.

She repeatedly work with clients who just enjoy Yoga and also those with special needs – the elderly, pre and post natal ladies and rehabilitation.

Yoga really is a way of life for Leila. She is an expert in Hatha Yoga and posture correction.

Because fitness in general is also an important part of Leila’s life she has also now become a certified female personal trainer in Abu Dhabi which means she can help client with other fitness needs too.

As part of her training she enjoys HIIT exercises for weight loss, physique toning and much more.

Leila is the perfect coach if you want to enjoy the benefits of Yoga in Abu Dhabi either with or without other training needs.

She can also provide Yoga classes for groups. Contact Leila for further information about group classes in your area.

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About Me:

Leila is a South African Level 3 yoga instructor and personal trainer. She has always had an interest in physical activity; participating in cross country and long distance swimming events during school, lifting weights in gym and discovering yoga in her early 20’s and recently completing half marathons and obstacle course races. She has been working in the fitness industry since 2014, teaching both group and private one-on-one classes. She has been with Advantage Sports in Abu Dhabi since 2015. Helping others to improve their quality of life through physical movement, correct alignment, body awareness and breathing is important to Leila. She is committed to helping her clients find their unique balance by strengthening and empowering clients.

Leila has achieved her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Reiki Level 1 and also has her First Aid Certificate. These qualifications coupled with her 2 years of yoga knowledge ensure your yoga goals and objectives will be met in full.

Leila has now also qualified to provide Yoga for pre and post natal ladies in Abu Dhabi.

As a mobile female Abu Dhabi based Yoga Instructor Leila can offer training sessions in a variety of locations designed around your schedule and your training preferences.

My Personal Training Style:

Leila communicates clearly with clients and guides them gently yet firmly. She is able to create a comfortable, safe environment for clients to explore and challenge their bodies whilst working towards their goals.

Yoga: Hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, yin/yang flow. Depending on the client’s energy levels, Leila will adjust her classes to suit the client’s needs and physical fitness level.

PT: TRX (suspension training), Kettlebells, body weight exercises, HIIT. Training programmes are planned according to each individual’s goals and current fitness levels, keeping in mind their other daily commitments.

My Certifications & Personal Training Experience:

Yoga experience coupled with industry standard qualifications demonstrate a trainers ability to provide you with the best possible methods to reach your personal goals. Leila is also a qualified level 3 personal trainer:

200 hour YTT (Canada)

Level 3 Personal Training (South Africa)


Reiki Level 1

CPR First Aid

My Specialities:

As a yoga & pilates personal trainer in Abu Dhabi Leila will help you select the right type of yoga for you:

Hatha Yoga- classical style of yoga focusing on poses (asanas) and breathing (pranayama), which has become known in the west as yoga. Typically involves tuning in with breath awareness, setting of intention, physical poses with verbal and physical adjustment/assists to ensure alignment which aids in energetic flow through the body, relaxation and/or meditation to end the class. A gentler practice, good for beginner and intermediate levels.

Yin Yoga - slow paced, passive style of yoga, focusing on stretching the deeper connective tissue (fascia, ligaments and tendons) rather than the muscles. Poses are held for between 1 and 10 minutes. Increases circulation in the joints and improves flexibility. Also assists with learning the basics of meditation and learning to let go. Good for athletes and those that need to relax.

Vinyasa Flow - stronger, faster style of yoga where each breath is linked to a movement. Poses flow from one to the next, often linked by a half sun salutation. This is more of a workout than other styles of yoga. It is recommended that new yoga students take a few slower paced classes to get a feel for poses before trying a vinyasa class.

Yin/Yang Flow - combination of vinyasa flow and yin yoga. Creates a beautifully balanced class.

For personal fitness training needs Leila specialises in (but is not limited to) relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility training, breathing, TRX, HIIT training, strength training, weight loss.


“Without challenge, there is no change”

My personal training methods & exercise kit I regularly use:

Yoga workouts are based on the Yoga mat, which is done on the floor with a minimum of equipment. You will also need a towel.

When you are ready though, you can progress to use yoga blocks, wedges & straps during your personal or group yoga personal training sessions.

For PT sessions in Abu Dhabi Leila uses a wide variety of training equipment based on your training needs and specific personal training goals.

Personal Trainer FAQ

You probably have a number of questions that you would like to ask a personal trainer. Below you can find questions and answers relating to some of the most popular FAQ's. You can also contact the personal trainer by using the form in the 'contact' tab above.

Where can you provide personal training services?

Anywhere, we offer a full mobile personal training service in Abu Dhabi. We are able to provide training in your home, gym, corniche, local park and work place gym.

Do you provide a fitness evalutation before I start?

Yes, we provide you with a free consultation and fitness evaluation which can help Leila access your current fitness levels and levels of experience. Using this information the right personal training program can be created to allow you to train in a safe and injury free way.

Do you provide nutritional and diet information?

Although not part of Leila’s personal training program nutrition and diet advise can be provided with Advantage Sports UAE.

Do I need any specialist personal training equipment?

All you really need to begin practicing Yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. But it is also good to wear stretchy, comfortable clothes that aren’t too baggy. No special footwear is required because you will be barefoot. You will also need a Yoga mat.

Do you provide discounts for group training?

Yes. If you would prefer to train in a group of people Leila can provide discounted rates for group yoga sessions. Contact Leila using the ‘Contact Tab’ for further information and current pricing.

Can I pre-book weekly personal training times?

Yes. This is the recommended option to ensure your timing slots are secured. Pre-booking also gives you something to focus on and increases your training motivation.

What if I need to cancel a personal training session?

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received at least 24 hours before your training session in order to avoid being charged for your session. Clients who do not cancel with 24 hours notice will be charged for the cancelled session, unless already agreed with Advantage Sports Management.

Advantage Sports understands that emergencies happen. We provide every client with one free short-notice cancellation. You will not be charged for your first cancellation with less than 24 hour notice. Subsequent short-notice cancellations will be charged for the session. The free short-notice cancellation only applies if Advantage Sports is notified prior to the session start time. No shows are not eligible for the free cancellation.

If you need to cancel a session, please call your personal trainer (Leila) directly.

Personal Trainer Articles & Q&A

Leila is an expert when it comes to Yoga in Abu Dhabi. You can read and learn more about various fitness topics from the articles and Q&A's Leila has written below.

Yoga In Abu Dhabi For Prenatal Exercise

Yoga is an excellent form of exercise in Abu Dhabi for prenatal women. It is safe and low impact and can even help with delivery. We asked a Yoga Coach for some tips on prenatal yoga benefits.

Yoga For Men’s Health In Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yoga is great for general health and fitness and can be practiced by anyone but are there any specific benefits when it comes to men;s health and fitness?

Pre Natal Yoga Exercise Benefits in Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Exercising when pregnant comes with some restrictions. Yoga is a safe form of low impact exercise for all women in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

How Does Yoga In The UAE Help With Back Pain?

If you suffer from back pain you know how debilitating if can be to your daily life and the simplest of tasks become difficult. Often back pain is associated with sitting for long periods too. Can Yoga in the UAE help? We asked a professional Yoga coach from Abu Dhabi – read the Q&A for full information.

Yoga for pre-natal back pain in the UAE

Prenatal yoga can help relieve lower back pain, as well as other areas that get tight during pregnancy (chest, shoulders, hips). A lot of focus is placed on pelvic mobility, which aids in reducing lower back pain and preparing the body for labour.

Yoga Core Workouts In The UAE

With a strong core your yoga workouts and training in the UAE will becomes easier. Working on the core is great for any level and also good for postnatal women.

Yoga In The UAE – Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose

Need some help or advise on your yoga poses? Yoga personal trainer in AD Leila provides a detailed look at the famous ‘Downward Facing Dog’ yoga pose

A Life Lived In Fear, Is A Life Half Lived

Live your life to the full. An inspirational article from Leila Knight – a professional yoga instructor based in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yoga Personal Trainer Leila Takes On The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall Half Marathon Experience and Training

Vinyasa Yoga Explained – Yoga Personal Trainers In The UAE

If you are new to Yoga in Abu Dhabi the different styles of Yoga might be a little confusing. Leila Knight, a professional Yoga coach explains Vinyasa Yoga.

Yoga In The UAE – Beginner Q&A

Looking for an introduction to Yoga in the UAE? We asked a professional yoga trainer in Abu Dhabi to give some tips and advice for those who are new to Yoga to help them understand how Yoga can help with your everyday fitness.

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  • Reemanah – A Yoga Coaching Client in Abu Dhabi says : Details
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    December 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Greetings, Advantage Sports UAE I would like to leave a review of my Personnel Trainer Leila. She has been my Personnel Trainer for over a year and 4 months. She is a Great Trainer and Fun her lessons are benefit I have seen a lot of improvement with her I’m getting Fit Thanks to Leila I would recommend her to Anyone whom is interested to Have Leila AS their Personnel Trainer. Best Regards,

  • February 9, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Leila has been a great yoga instructor. She has taken my health condition into account and only gives me basic moves suited to my ability. She has clearly researched my condition and the types of yoga poses that can help and has put this into practice. She varies the sessions so they don’t get repetitive and uses a mix of poses, meditation and breathing techniques. I am very happy with our sessions and would not hesitate to recommend Leila to others.

  • Ayesha – Yoga Personal Training Client says : Details
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    January 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Leila is an incredible and patient yoga trainer, she make me comfortable and motivated in every class! Her kind-hearted personality makes each session fun and allows me to feel comfortable in her practices, she gives me the chance to take my yoga to another level, she's fantastic!

  • Geraldine – Yoga Personal Training Client says : Details
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    December 22, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I am into my second month with Leila as my Yoga teacher and have found her to be very informed about the movements she is teaching, the concept of Yoga on many levels and very articulate. She is also very aware of her students, their needs and their limitations. She has no hesitation moving around the class and helping those struggling with certain movements. Also advising those who have had an injury which movements to take it easy on. We also have little bits of fun because we stagger a lot trying to hold certain positions. I meet the same people each week (twice a week) so that in itself is a good recommendation. They obviously enjoy the class. I find the last part of the Yoga very relaxing and peaceful. Thank you Leila. I moved to Al Reef in May and have waited until now to find a teacher. I am very happy with Leila.

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