Basic Info

Dina Cassir
Contributor Status:
Native AdVantage
Initial Contribution Date:
Primary Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Personal Career Headline:
Business Description (One-Liner):

Yoga practice.

Experience Timeline:
11-15 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

I have always been drawn to a healthy lifestyle. Having had a passion for fitness since my early years, I went from being a ballet dancer to exploring different sports activities until I discovered the importance of body/mind connection through yoga in 2002. My journey as a teacher started with the 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Ashram in India in 2009 followed by various trainings with senior global instructors such as Max Strom, Clara Roberts-Oss, Nico Luce and Peewee Sanchez. My efforts in raising awareness about living a healthy lifestyle continue as an Ambassador for Lululemon Middle and my teachings around various studios in Dubai and online

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What do you do best?:

Living my passion. This is what I do best.  For me, yoga is what I‘m passionate about and I feel very grateful for the fact that I was able to turn my passion into my career.

There are millions of inspiring yogis out there. This is not a competition, and everyone shines in their own way, but no one can make you live your passion better than yourself.

What makes you the best version of yourself?:

I guess my smile has helped me get to where I am today. It’s free but it’s very contagious. Approaching people or situations with an open heart and a smiley face can make things so much better and the world so much brighter.

What are your aspirations? (Personal and Business):

On a personal level, working towards being the best version of myself ,being happy and satisfied with my life and myself, so that I can be an inspiration for my children and the future generation  .

On a business level, I would love to see the vision of owning my own studio taking shape. It’s all about the right location and the right time; but I would also love to take my teachings and studies internationally and help raise awareness in health , wellness and mindfulness.

Biggest Success?:

Starting a yoga career was one big challenge. When everybody aroundme, including my family, was expecting me to climb the corporate ladder, I just found myself more and more drawn to my health and yoga mat rather than money and office cubicles!

Looking back at when I first started teaching yoga in 2009 and where I am today, I guess , in my humble opinion, I’ve succeeded in proving to myself and everybody around me that I you can turn your passion into a career as long as you put your mind and heart into it.

Most Challenging Moment?:

Moving to Dubai from Lebanon was one quick, difficult and challenging decision I had to take in 2006 due to war unfortunately.

The plan was a short term one until the situation eased a little in Beirut; Few weeks after landing in the UAE I landed a job. It then became more clear to my mind that I was starting a new chapter in my life, a new country, a new job, and a new environment.


“Aspire to Inspire”

Trying to make it a goal to be a positive role model to my kids, my family and my peers.

Favorite People/Role Models?:

In all honesty , there’s not one favorite person: My parents taught me how to walk and talk. My husband is my hero; my kids, my students and disabled persons with great achievements are all role models to me.

Favorite Places/Destinations?:


Not a lot of people know this, but I’m actually an Archaeologist . I’ve always had a love for history and Arts. Specially the Roman Empire and Renaissance periods and of course Italian food

Favorite Products/Objects?:

My Yoga mat !

Current Passions?:

Apart from yoga? Drawing, dancing and reading

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