Shahada Karim believes the most effective way to connect is through plain speech, clear direction and decisive action. She grew up ‘dabbling’ in forms of yoga, to stretch overworked muscles from too many hours in the gym. In 2012, she committed to learning as much as she could about yoga with her first certified training in Hatha Technique. She’s since been certified in Hot Power Fusion (Hatha/Bikram Hybrid), Yoga Sculpt (external weights and resistance) and Yin Yoga. She also studied Mat Pilates, Barre, Yoga 4 Cancer and Yoga Nidra.
She has specialized training in advanced anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, energetic cultivation and transfer, sound therapy, meditation, and breath-work.
In 2017, she expanded her studies to Ayurveda and its specific connection to Nutrition and Physical Expression. In 2018 she founded Habibi Sport, to focus on sustainable choices and habits that encourage health and wellness for life. She developed NOURISH: a personalized nutrition program that works with an individual’s unique taste proclivities, habits, and emotional triggers – to help them reach optimum health and wellness. She also developed the Habibi Technique, which focuses on ‘center out’ movement and utilizes breath to target specific muscle engagements. The physical exercises promote conscious muscle contraction and extension. Results include a strong, lean, flexible body and expanded lung capacity. The energetic result is courage of selfexpression, self-confidence, self-love, self-honesty, and the fortitude to hold space for oneself and others.