Yoga Instructors

Brian Ward

Program Director, Pilates Teacher Trainer, Bikram Yoga Instructor

Brian is the co-owner and program director of Club Stretch in Dubai, UAE and a graduate of The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado in the USA. He completed The Pilates Center’s Advanced Teacher Training Program in 2001 and The Pilates Center’s Masters Program in 2012. He has been teaching classical Pilates full time since 2001 in Dubai where he introduced classical Pilates to the UAE and opened Club Stretch in July, 2003. Before moving to Dubai in 2001, Brian had a successful practice as a Deep Tissue Sports Massage Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah for 14 years. He worked closely with dancers from Ballet West, and athletes from The University of Utah’s Swimming and Diving Teams. His extensive background in manual therapies and human anatomy has served him well as a movement educator in the Pilates and Yoga studio.

Trudi Rinaldi

Yoga Instructor

Trudi moved to Dubai from New Zealand and teaches exclusively for Club Stretch.

Having experienced many different styles of yoga over the years, Trudi became a strong believer in the healing power of the Bikram Yoga series after a serious skiing accident left her with a fractured spine and chronic pain. The pain persisted 18 months after the accident and even walking was sometimes difficult. Determined to find a way out of pain she attended her first Bikram class and never looked back. Within 6 months she was no longer in any pain. That was nearly 9 years ago and she still regularly practices and teaches Bikram yoga today.

In addition to her training as a Bikram Yoga Instructor, Trudi completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Sports & Exercise Science at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. She has also completed training in Yin Yoga and workshops based on Tony Sanchez’s Master Core Sequence.

The Classic Plus is an Intermediate level progression of the Bikram yoga series and incorporates around 40 of the classic 84 asanas that are found in the Ghosh lineage of Yoga.

Trudi brings a compassionate discipline to her teaching and always aims to help her students find their true potential.


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