Updated: May 18
The yoga community in Dubai has grown massively over the last few years, and we're absolutely loving it. Along with this boom, however, a lot of new yoga classes, teachers and studios have entered the market.
We know it can be a little overwhelming when there are so many options to choose from, so we've curated a list of our top 10 yoga classes in Dubai that you should definitely check out. We've included a wide range of yoga classes, from Yin to Power Yoga, so scroll through to find the best one(s) for you.
Vinyasa Yoga with Nitai Vinyasa is all about movement, and Nitai is hands down one of the best teachers in town. He has a calming voice, radiates positive energy, and has an abundance of knowledge and experience. His yoga classes are usually intermediate level, but open to all looking for a challenge. It's the perfect blend of movement, flexibility, strength and skill. He is currently teaching at Matcha Club. Price: AED 95 (trial class), AED 115 (single) Location: Matcha Club, Al Quoz
Hatha Flow at Zen Yoga What we love most about Zen Yoga's Hatha classes is that they will leave you feeling zen while working up a sweat, and there are always options for all levels. Try out a class led by Diana, Kanako or Dasha - all great teachers who explain each asana in detail, and pay attention to the students as well. Price: AED 400/5 classes (trial offer), AED 115.50 (single) Location: Zen Yoga, Umm Suqeim
Hot Yoga Sculpt with Samah If you're looking to sweat, Hot Yoga Sculpt is what you need. The class takes place in a heated room, which allows you to get a little deeper into each asana, and uses free weights to tone your muscles. Samah is one of our favourite yoga teachers in Dubai - her classes aren't easy, but definitely worth it. She currently teaches at Dryp and Inspire Yoga, and also teaches warm flexibility flow classes. Price: AED 125 Location: Dryp Yoga, Dubai Marina & Inspire Yoga, Al Thanya
Yin Yoga with Ipek A slow-paced class where you hold each pose for a few minutes, allowing your body to move deeper into asanas. We really enjoy Ipek's classes as she keeps you grounded and present, and helps correct your posture when needed. Price: AED 130 Location: My Core Studios, Dubai Science Park
Ashtanga Yoga at Nilaya House If you're looking for the best Ashtanga yoga classes in Dubai, make your way to Nilaya House. It's a shala that holds Ashtanga Mysore classes, as well as Full Primary Series and Level 1 classes. We enjoy the classes by Nea & Zainab. Price: AED 125, or AED 140/14 days (trial) Location: Nilaya House, Al Quoz
Iyengar Yoga with Igor Iyengar is an incredible yoga class that uses a variety of props to help you within the different asanas. Igor is a very knowledgeable teacher and after trying out just one class, we are hooked. Price: AED 70 (trial), AED 95/class Location: Trident Wellness Centre, Dubai Marina **Another teacher we love is Naseem Kapasi, who you can find at Nilaya House.
Aerial Yoga with Fran Ready to hang upside down? Aerial yoga is a great way to release tension in your body, increase blood circulation, and find your zen while suspended mid-air. Fran patiently guides you to push past your comfort zone, and float through each asana seamlessly. Price: AED 115/2 classes (trial), AED 115 Location: Inspire Yoga, Al Manara
Power Yoga with Chandini We may be biased as she's our co-founder, but Chandini's power yoga classes are honestly amazing. Each class will always include a short meditation, breathing exercises, strong asanas, deep stretches, and a guided savasana. Try it out and see for yourself. Price: AED 50 (community classes) Location: Kite N Surf beach, Jumeirah or via Zoom - schedule here
Gentle Yoga at Shimis If you're just beginning your yoga journey, or you're looking for a slower-paced flow, try out a gentle yoga class at Shimis. We love Sarah Medina's classs, not only is she a great instructor, but her soft voice and positive energy makes you feel so relaxed. Price: AED 50 (trial class), AED 110 (single class) Location: Shimis, Al Quoz
Yoga Experiences - Core Direction Looking for a unique yoga experience that happens #OnlyInDubai? Core Direction holds yoga classes at the top of the Burj Khalifa, overlooking the Palm Jumeirah, and in an indoor rainforest. You can check their schedule for what's coming up next. Price: AED 150 Location: Across UAE - schedule here
Any other yoga classes that you think should be in this list? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll check them out.