Yoga & Brunch

As the heavy summer heat starts to ease up and those gorgeous easy Dubai days are on the horizon, yoga starts to take itself outdoors- events are popping up all over the city!

Practicing yoga outdoors is a fantastic way to connect to the elements. You root your practice in the hustle and bustle of life itself as you are taken out of a studio or controlled environment and into the inherent spontaneity of mother nature.

I have been offering yoga at XVA Hotel and Gallery for the past 3 years and it really is one of my most favourite experiences from living, practicing and teaching in Dubai.

This year I am hosting 5 Yoga & Brunch mornings in this creative corner of the city.

Saturdays at 10am-

13th October

10th November

19th January

16th February

16th March

We will meet on the roof top of XVA which is situated in the historic Al Fahidi area and an hour of mindful yoga will start at 10. The class is open to all, from the experienced practitioner to the complete beginner. Each class will focus on creating a sense of ease in the body, mind and breath as well as having a unique theme, so you will enjoy a series of yoga perspectives if you are able to join all 5 sessions!

After yoga we will enjoy brunch in the picturesque courtyard cafe. The food at XVA is delicious and brunch will include lots of fresh fruit and Arabic breakfast items, a choice of eggs or an option of pancakes, fresh juice (try the mint lemon!) and tea or coffee (dairy free milk available).

Friends, and families are welcome to join for the brunch paying just the cost of the food. (mentioning extra guests in advance is helpful but not essential!)

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After brunch there is so much to see and do in the area- the gallery and shop at XVA are always worth checking out, there is the gold and spice souks, an abra down the creek, you could wander around the galleries and museums in al fahidi or check out the new Al Seef development!

This year we are offering a great deal too- the early bird rate is just 100AED (+VAT) if you book and pay before the day through the hotel reservations@xvagallery.com . If you prefer to pay on the day then it is 120AED (+VAT) in cash.

Yoga mats can be borrowed but please do let me know in advance if you wish to borrow one.

Please share with all your friends and loved ones and do feel free to get in touch if you would like to know anything more.

Namaste

The divine in me, bows to the divine in you.

Coming up!!! Season finale at XVA, Full moon Restorative yoga at Nilaya House

Hello all,
 
A big thank you to all of you who have made it to one of the Yoga Day Retreats at XVA this season. The last one is coming up on Saturday 10th March- the season finale!! I hope it will be the best one yet 🙂
I would love to see you there, familiar faces and new. Bring friends and family or just your self! Non yoga guests are welcome to join us for breakfast and or lunch (get in touch for more info).
 
As an extra treat you will recieve 5% off in the XVA shop which has beautiful and unique offerings, carefully curated from artists and craftspeople from all over the world, and some items even hand made in house!
The cost for the day is 357aed (inc vat) and if you would like a reminder of what is included please check my website or send me an email.You can also find a preview of the last day retreat on my instagram account @yogawithyas in the highlights of my profile.
In other news… New restorative yoga in Dubai
 
Next Friday (2nd March) I am thrilled to be holding a special Full moon class at the very special Nilaya House in al Quoz. The session will be a luxurious 90 minutes of restorative yoga and yoga nidra. No yoga experience is necessary and all are welcome. Please share the event with any loved ones in need of some nourishment! More info here or do of course get in touch if you would like to know anything else.
This class will be a little taster as from April I will be sharing this wonderful practice regularly through a weekly restorative session at Nilaya House!
So I hope to see you soon at one of these upcoming occasions. Wishing you love, peace and contentment in the meantime.
With warmth,
Yasmine
Namaste,
 
The divine in me, bows to the divine in you
 
x

Weekend retreat @ XVA this August

So happy to be returning this Summer to this sanctuary in the city.

The schedule is a little different to last year to accommodate my new job of looking after a baby! But it is shaping up nicely, offering plenty of opportunity to deepen your yoga practice, relax and enjoy the delicious food and surroundings- it now looks like this…

Thursday 10th

  • Arrive in the afternoon if you want more time to enjoy the hotel and area or to book treatment
  • Dinner 7.30pm

Friday 11th

  • Cleansing and refreshing lemon and mint juice
  • Dynamic Yoga (a vinyasa style practice) 9-10am
  • Breakfast 10am
  • Free time to explore/ relax or book treatments
  • Lunch 1.30pm
  • Free time to explore/ relax or book treatments
  • Yoga flow and relax (a vinyasa style practiced followed by some restorative poses and a lovely long savasana) 4–6pm
  • Dinner 6.30pm
  • Yoga Nidra (a guided meditation also known as yogic sleep) 8.30-9.00pm

 

Saturday 12th

  • Cleansing and refreshing lemon and mint juice
  • Dynamic Yoga (a vinyasa style practice) 9-10Aam
  • Breakfast 10am
  • Yin yoga and yoga Nidra (a slow paced deep stretch class followed by a guided meditation to sooth body and mind) 12-13.30pm
  • Lunch 13.30pm

 

 

You can see the retreats page for more info or email me- yogawithyas@gmail.com and reservations@xvagallery.com to book.

YOGA BRUNCH/ FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

I am so pleased to get the yoga mats back out at XVA!!

Join me for a nourishing morning practice on the newly renovated and delightfully picturesque rooftop at XVA Hotel/Gallery/Cafe in the heart of Dubai’s cultural quarter.

We will begin with an hour long mindfully flowing yoga class open to all levels, finding a sense of balance within the body, breath and mind, building strength and flexibility and discovering a spaciousness within.

Class will be followed by a relaxed, healthy but hearty XVA special breakfast including delicious fresh juice, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, fresh fruit, a choice of bread and tea or coffee.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to the practice welcome in the weekend with some meditative movements to leave you feeling physically and mentally nourished.

Class starts at 10am, please arrive a little early, especially if you are new to XVA as it is set in the middle of a charming but maze like web of alleyways! Breakfast will be served after and can be enjoyed at your leisure! After which why not feed the eyes in the XVA gallery and take a wonder around the Al Fahidi cultural quarter and a long the creek, an area full of little treats!!

The total cost is 120AED (Cash Only) and please bring your own mat if you have one. Spaces are limited so make sure you save yours by emailing me at yogawithyas@gmail.com and if you would like any more information please feel free to drop me an email. 🙂

See more on the lovely XVA HERE

-NAMASTE-

-THE DIVINE IN ME, BOWS TO THE DIVINE IN YOU-