Amira Haidary

EDUCATION

  • BA Design and Industry, SFSU

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer since 2008

  • Certified Yoga Teacher since 2004 (Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Stress Management)

  • Certified Pilates Trainer since 2008 (BASI, Fletcher)

  • Lifelong family owned fitness center experience

  • Dance training (Samba, African, Tap, M. Graham) 

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Mind Body Fitness
  • Core Strength
  • Comprehensive Fitness Training 
  • Yoga 
  • Arm Balancing 
  • Pilates - equipment and mat 
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility Training 
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition 
  • Breathing and Meditation

 

BACKGROUND

I have been teaching Yoga, Pilates and Fitness professionally for over 15 years. I grew up in California with an immigrant Syrian father who owned a community fitness center and I was always inspired by how he motivated people to be their best.   

I work with people who want 

- to be stronger, fit and healthy

- to start a yoga or Pilates practice 

- to learn handstands and other arm balances 

- to rehab an injury or modify for a chronic issue

- to improve posture, balance or flexibility 

- to strengthen their mind-body connection

- a holistic touch to their fitness program

My approach is to intuitively see your needs and custom design workouts that best achieve your goals. I draw from a vast well of mind-body and fitness practices, training and teaching experience. I’ve taught and trained thousands of students and clients and given numerous workshops. 

I love nurturing people to achieve their healthiest, happiest selves. I find all the disciplines I study have unique essential benefits and my passion is sharing them. It is my immense pleasure to serve and discover the beauty in each individual I work with. 

Let’s work together! 

TESTIMONIALS

- “Amira is by far one of the best. She strikes a great balance. She’s able to motivate, instruct clearly, and challenge physically. You’re constantly reminded of the key points of focus so you can get the most out of your time.. I always leave feeling worked, rejuvenated, and relaxed.” -Jay C.

- “It is apparent that Amira is uniquely in tune and adapts to the needs of each student. She gives 100% full presence throughout and is genuinely interested in helping with any individual physical issues.” - Niki L.

- “Amira’s yoga classes are an amazing combination of elements: they help me regain a more zen and peaceful outlook on life, while also pushing me to get stronger and more limber. Her classes combine flexibility and introspection with serious core work and strengthening in a unique and challenging way, which I haven’t been able to find at other yoga studios (I’ve been to many in SF!)” - Amber M