The word Yoga means unity or oneness. It is a way to relax, strengthen and harmonize your mind, body and emotions. Yoga has become a very popular pastime in Dubai. The numerous studios which have sprung up across the city over the last few years attest to the growing number of Yogis in Dubai. So get your yoga mat ready and try one of the following highly recommended Yoga studios!
Known as the leading Yoga and Pilates studio in Dubai, Zen Yoga is open six days per week from 7am to 9am daily and is run by a team of dedicated internationally certified Yoga instructors. A new concept to Dubai, the studio has a range of yoga styles, intensive seminars, various products for a yoga lifestyle, and a yoga adviser who helps you determine your yoga type and how to fit classes into your schedule.
www.yoga.ae Dubai Media City 04 367 0435 Other locations include Emirates Hills and The Village Mall
A woman’s only fitness club located on the JBR walk, Exhale offers Pilates, Yoga, body toning and dance fitness. Exhale staff are excellent, encouraging, and offer guidance and consultation about the appropriate yoga classes and techniques. Each month various workshops are offered by a range of professional and internationally recognized yoga instructors. An extra plus is the free green tea and lemonade after you come out of your class!
www.exhaledubai.com Murjan, JBR Walk 04 4243 777 Uptown Motorcity 04 4474220
This new spa in JBR offers a variety of yoga, aerobics, and dance color classes. Voted one of Dubai’s best spas, SpaDunya offers one of the most original spa concepts: It bases traditional spa treatments around the client’s color preferences. The color’s you pick represent your energies and needs of the moment. SpaDunya has a movement and meditation studio which incorporates color, light and sound into their yoga and meditation classes.
www.spadunyaclub.com 04 439 3669
Club Stretch is a fitness studio which focuses entirely on Pilates and Bikram Yoga. Offering internationally recognized teachers, Club Stretch is also the first studio outside of the US to offer the prestigious Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. The studio is modern and relaxed and located near Jumeirah Beach. Very challenging so be ready to sweat!
www.clubstretch.ae Al Mina Road in Satwa 04 345 2131
Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga
Bharat Thakur is an internationally renowned spiritual master and guru. He travels the world and gives meditation and yoga classes. His yoga classes help to loose weight, learn meditation, overcome stress, and harmonize the body and the mind. His artistic yoga is widely practiced in India among celebrities, students and people from all walks of life. Artistic Yoga has five centers in Dubai: Al Hana Center at Mankhool Road, Angsana Spa in Dubai Marina, Body and Soul Spa at Al Ghusais, Jumeirah Ballet Center on Jumeirah Beach Road, and uptown at Mirdiff. The classes are energetic and transforming.
www.bharatthakur.com 050 477 6001