Check out these International Day of Yoga celebrations in Dubai

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Check out these International Day of Yoga celebrations in Dubai
Get the young ones involved in the spirit of good health and well-being

A number of fitness studios and community groups across Dubai will host exclusive sessions to introduce the benefits of the practice


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Published: Wed 21 Jun 2017, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Wed 21 Jun 2017, 12:32 PM

Kids' Yoga Day
Engine Health and Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Road
June 23 | 12pm - 1pm
Get the young ones involved in the spirit of good health and well-being. Hosted by YogaKidsUAE and Move on Yoga Dubai, this Yoga Day will feature a free session for kids aged four to 10 years old at Engine Health and Fitness. Enjoy lots of fun yoga poses and goodie bags with special gifts from Liquido Dubai, Mr. Fox, Engine Health and Fitness, Lululemon, and more. Spaces are limited!
Contact: Call 04-3819999 / 800ENGINE, or e-mail:
International Day of Yoga by Ashtanga Yoga Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence
June 21 | 6:45am - 8:15am
This is a community class open to everyone who wants to join, led by the only KPJAYI-authorised yoga shala in the UAE. All levels are welcome including anyone who would like to watch. The group will further be supporting Yoga Gives Back, i.e., commemorative t-shirts for the event, as part of its third annual celebrations. Parking is available behind the SKYDIVE Dubai sign, and visitors are advised to bring their own mats.
Contact: 052-8421601 /050-1433074, or
Yogathon at 136.1 Yoga Studio
Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina
June 21 | 7:30am - 9am and 7:30pm - 9pm
In collaboration with Lululemon Middle East, 136.1 Yoga Studio invites you to experience the many dimensions of Yoga - physical, mental, emotional, psychological and traditional - as you bend, stretch, twist and meditate with awareness.
Lululemon Athletica will have a pop up corner to try out its products that help you move freely from Sun Salutations to Savasana.
The free sessions will be led by experienced instructors, and is part of the studio's resolve to foster a vibrant community around traditional yogic practices.
The Yogathon schedule features Vinyasa Flow with Desire at Shakti Hall, Jivamukti with Dina at Shiva Hall and meditation in the morning; and Iyengar Yoga with Ganesh at Shakti Hall and Vinyasa Flow with Fatima at Shiva Hall and meditation in the evening.
Contact: 055-9560668, e-mail:, or visit:
International Yoga Day by Lifestyle Yoga
Sheikh Zayed Road
June 21 | 5pm - 6:30pm
Yogic lifestyle ensures you are the master of your own body. Through practice, your actions are guided by your inner wisdom, not shaped by the outer world. Once this Yogic attitude and mindset are imbibed, you would automatically notice the vibrancy and charisma with which you face your life that until now seemed mundane and tiring. These precepts have the power to change your life monumentally and this positive change soon transitions into a balanced and harmonious lifestyle. It is this lifestyle that further evolves into a dedicated Yogic culture bringing you calm, happiness and good health in abundance.
This is a free 90-minute session on Hatha yoga and Chakra awakening.
Contact: 055-2223552, or e-mail:
Sunset Class and Community Dinner
The Sum Of Us,
Sheikh Zayed Road
June 21 | 5:30pm - 9pm
GuavaPass will team up with Yoga House and The Sum Of Us to host an evening of community-led activities for Dubai's Yoga Community to gather, socialise and share their love for the activity.
Starting with a Gentle June Flow class, guests will be guided through a one-hour session with Yoga House's lead instructor Karthik, who has over 10 years of teaching experience in both Hatha and Ashtanga, and will focus on calming the mind and practicing mindfulness. Following the class, guests can enjoy the healthy and wholesome goodness provided by The Sum Of Us at sunset.
To maintain the community-esque vibe of the event, the café will adopt a sharing platter concept for all three courses during the evening and include freshly-pressed juices as well as an assortment of not-so-guilty pleasures such as Coconut and Chia Seed Pudding, Vegan Raw Bar, etc., courtesy of the café's newest bakery concept, Rise & Dawn Bakehouse.
Members of the general public are invited to enjoy the celebration for Dh130 per person.
Contact: 056-4457526, or e-mail:
Intl Yoga Day by Total Yoga
Dhyana Fitness Studio, Business Bay
June 21 | 6:30pm - 8pm
Celebrating the spirit and community of Yoga, the studio has designed a yoga and meditation masterclass of Asanas, Pranayam and Meditations accompanied by music vibrations. This fine-tuned combination aims to create a memorable experience for all practitioners - from beginners to advanced yogis. Don't forget to bring your own mat.
Contact: 056-7164270 / 050-1135332, or e-mail:
International Yoga Day by Heartfulness
Heartfulness Meditation Centre, Jumeirah Lake Towers
June 21 | 7pm - 8pm
With roots in Raja Yoga, Heartfulness is about feeling the lightness and joy of our true nature and experiencing it in our hearts. When we listen to the heart and capture the inspiration that comes from within, we can master our life. This exercise of integrating the heart and mind is done by meditating on the heart. Heartfulness Meditation contributes tremendously to the overall well-being of an individual, and invites visitors to be a part of International Yoga Day with an hour of peace and joy at its centre.
Contact: 055-9747695 /050-6527924 / 056-9716470
Community International Yoga Day Celebrations
Street 10, Discovery Gardens (Next to bldg 194)
June 23 | 6am - 7:45am
The Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan (BYS Discovery Gardens Yoga group will host a special event focused on healthy living through yoga. In case you miss it, the group conducts one-hour of free yoga sessions every morning, comprising asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and yoga nidra (deep relaxation), supported by the Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan. The class aims to meet individual needs in a gentle and non-competitive environment. It can provide some much needed "me time" and unwind from daily stresses and responsibilities.
Contact: 055-8021177, or e-mail:

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