It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned yogi or have never done yoga before; Dubai is full of unique studios where you may perfect your asanas. There is a yoga posture for everyone, whether it’s the Down Dog, Up Dog, Cobra, Pigeon, Warrior, or Dead Man’s Pose. You can start practicing yoga at any age, regardless of your physical fitness level, flexibility, strength, or how nice you look in yoga pants.
As you get onto the mat, no outside thoughts or concerns should enter your mind. It’s a method of self-care and honoring the diversity of the human body via focused breathing, mental concentration, intentional movement, and physical challenge. Certainly, many Dubai-based locations are suitable for a sun salutation, a wheel posture, or just a moment of quiet reflection.
1. Trident Wellness Centre
The Emirate of Dubai is home to a number of renowned yogis and a wide variety of yoga styles. Start with hatha or yin and work your way up to vinyasa, ashtanga, iyengar, or power yoga. In addition to traditional Hatha yoga, the school also provides instruction in the more modern vinyasa-based type of yoga known as jivamukti, which was developed in 1984. Asana practice, meditation, intention-setting, and even deep listening to spoken word or music are all common components of a typical class, but they are preceded by a series of chants. Additionally, it offers some of the most impressive vistas of Dubai Marina.
2. DRYP Yoga
Dryp bills itself as a “sweat hub,” and the name fits the description. Hot Yoga, Hot Vinyasa, Hot Sculpt, Hot Barre, and HIITasana are all on the menu at Dryp, but with one key difference: the studio uses infrared technology to keep you warm from the inside out. Every single group is sizzling. However, because Dubai is air-conditioned, it’s just like working out in the middle of summer.
3. Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga Dubai is the only KPJAYI-authorized yoga school in the UAE, and it specializes in, you guessed it, Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Dubai, based in Al Quox, regularly organizes wellness retreats at exotic locales. There are both group classes and private sessions available, and the instructors are all well-versed in Ashtanga yoga, so you can expect to emerge from your time with us feeling refreshed on all levels.
4. Shimis Yoga
This is one of the most photogenic yoga studios in Dubai, therefore it attracts a lot of “yoga girls” from social media. There are two practice rooms available so that students can prepare for their classes in the space that best suits their needs. The Box boasts an amazing sound system, a one-of-a-kind lighting setup, and a toasty 34 degree temperature, so bring some extra clothes if you plan on flowing. Hatha, yin, and yoga nidra sessions can all be taken in the Greenhouse, a bright, earthy room with a plant wall at one end. Be sure to get one of their smoothies on the way out of class.
5. Yoga La Vie
Yoga La Vie’s sleek and comfortable facility on The Palm employs a variety of wellness-focused training sessions to help you look and feel your best, and it only hires the greatest instructors in the business. However, the yoga sessions are what really set this place apart from the rest. From Hatha to Restorative, Yin to Vinyasa, everything is on offer and the instructors are able to cater to students of all levels. Aerial yoga, wherein one practices in a hammock, is a popular choice for those who want to practice their Cirque du Soleil moves.
6. Bay Yoga
Bay Yoga may specialize in several forms of yoga, but its Bikram classes are its bread and butter. The 90-minute sessions are held in a hot, humid room (up to 40 percent humidity) that gets rather steamy (the temperature is a rather steamy 40 degrees Celsius). To put it simply, a blowout before this class is not worth the money. If you hold as many as 26 distinct yoga poses in the heat, you’ll feel the burn all over. After this one, you’ll be working up a good sweat and feeling much more flexible.
7. SEVA Experience
All you have to do is walk inside this Jumeirah hangout for hippies and yoga enthusiasts. Yoga, from traditional Hatha and vigorous Vinyasa to Tantra and Kundalini, is at the heart of the SEVA Experience, which emphasizes the spiritual component of health. Yoga, meditation, and other disciplines can be supplemented with reiki, holistic life coaching, and chakra readings, which can be done anywhere from the garden deck or rooftop to the studios. Then there’s the SEVA Table, which offers vegan, raw treats like pecan and cinnamon cookies, turmeric smoothies, and veggie burgers.
The Umm Suqeim neighborhood now has a new cafe and gathering place called Paus. Suitable for yogis of all skill levels, the classes range from restorative to vigorous. Paus; provides meditation and breathwork courses for those who wish to strengthen the link between their minds and bodies. Various trademark treatments, including massages, maderotherapy, healing, Reiki, and more, are available in the Treatment Room after your session. You can find a ritual at Paus; that is just right for your body and mind, no matter what kind of pause you seek.
9. Dhyana Dubai
Dhyana Dubai tucked away in the five-star Oberoi Centre hotel in Business Bay, allows you to alter your body and mind through Pilates, Hatha yoga, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and meditation courses. In addition to regular group courses and private lessons, they host workshops throughout the year for people who are serious about improving their asanas.
10. Blended Wellness
Palm Jumeirah’s new one-stop salon, spa, and fitness center opened earlier this year, and there’s a lot to like about it. Blended Wellness, from the creators of Asia Asia, ULA, and LSB, is a hair and nail salon, barbershop, spa, and fitness center decked up in fashionable boho decor. However, the yoga that we’re discussing is abundant. Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin Yang, and Yogalates classes are available at various times throughout the week. After class, relax in the Palm and refuel with a healthy smoothie or shake.