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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 19 July 2018

World Yoga Day 2018: Here's where to celebrate in the UAE 

Many yoga studios in the UAE will be offering free yoga classes to mark the day

World Yoga Day is on June 21. Getty 
World Yoga Day is on June 21. Getty 

It is World Yoga Day on June 21, and to mark the occasion, many yoga studios around the UAE will be offering free classes. So whether you are a newcomer or an old practitioner, here are some free classes to attend and celebrate.

Dubai

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Bodylines at Tower Rotana

Divine Yoga will be hosting a free Hatha session that will include yogic kriyas, static and dynamic postures, Pranayama and number meditation. Participants are asked to bring their own mats.

Class will be from 7pm to 8.10pm. To book, call 043122556 or 0567322360

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Lululemon, Mall of the Emirates

Head to the apparel store located on the second floor of Mall of the Emirates and enjoy a complimentary 90-minute class led by store ambassador Nitai.

Class will be from 8.30 to 9.30am. To register, click on this link

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Dubai Design District

Mind Body Soul, a happiness centre in Dubai, will be offering a free yoga and sound journey session at Covering Concepts, Building 5 in D3. The yoga session will be slow-paced and focused on breathing and mindfulness. There will also be Ancient Tibetan Bowls and Gongs to transport yogis into a state of deep relaxation. Afterwards, there will be snacks and tea.

Class will be from 6.30 to 7.30pm. To book, email info@ahappinesscenter.com or WhatsApp on +971 52 777 4809

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Illuminations

Illuminations, a holistic healing, mental well-being and personal growth Centre in Dubai, will be hosting a donation-based candlelight yoga and meditation session. It will follow a traditional Hatha yoga flow. It will be first come, first serve.

Class will start be rom 7 to 8.30pm at Illuminations, Fortune Executive Towers in JLT. For more info, email info@illuminationsworld.com, call 04 4487043 or WhatsApp on +971 50 910 4710

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Shangri-la Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

Lifestyle Yoga invites participants to experience a free 90-minute session of Hatha yoga and chakra awakening at the Shangri-La hotel.

Class will be from 6 to 7.30pm. For more info, call 055 222 3542 or Email us: lifestyleyogabooking@gmail.com

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Hope Abilitation Medical Centre in Umm Suqeim

Those looking to unwind can join Move On Yoga & Pilates for a complimentary gentle Hatha session led by Carla Julian. Advanced booking is required and those interested should bring their own mats.

Class will be from 11.30 to 12.30pm. To book, head to this link

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Trident Wellness Center

Yogis can celebrate all day with free classes at Trident Wellness Centre in Dubai Marina. The class schedule for the day will be:

  • 7 to 8am Classica yoga with Dr Maha
  • 8 to 9am Hatha alignment with Aparajity
  • 9 to 10am Sivananda with Christina Spire
  • 11am to 12.30pm Ashtaga with Alexey
  • 5 to 6 pm Vinyasa flow class with Nova
  • 6 to 7pm Jivamukti with Dina

Classes start at 7am and run until 6pm. For more info, call 055 930 6592

Abu Dhabi

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Umm Al Emarat Park

In conjunction with the Embassy of India, there will be a free yoga event open to the public that includes free entry and parking as well a free t-shirts and yoga mats to celebrate.

The event will be from 7.30pm onwards. Registration is required. To book, go to this link

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Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara

In celebration, the hotel will host an outdoor yoga session followed by 20 minutes of meditation overlooking the mangroves. After the session, there will be a trainer on hand to offer stress management tips and those in attendance can also enjoy healthy snacks and smoothies.

The event is from 5.30 to 7.30pm. To book, call 02 656 1146 or email easternmangroves_spa@anantara.com

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