18 body and mind events

Charity yoga, Thai yoga, hatha yoga and more wellness deals

Wednesday 24

Book your place on a charity yoga retreat
From Tuesday April 30 to Saturday May 4, Suzanne Robson and Caroline Leon are holding a yoga retreat at Hatta Fort Hotel, against the backdrop of the Hajar mountains. There is also a three-day option. Packages include accommodation, vegetarian breakfast and dinner, two daily yoga sessions, a morning meditation, nutrition workshop, a 50-minute massage, an optional 24-hour juice fast and much more. The retreat is being held in aid of The Amantani Charity and Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF).
Dhs1,799 (three days), Dhs3,199 (five days). Hatta Fort Hotel, yogaretreatdubai@gmail.com (055 693 0529).

Try a lava shell massage at Sisters Beauty Lounge
Inspired by the hot stone massage, the warm lava shell massage uses tiger-striped clam shells from the South Pacific for a deeply relaxing treatment. The shells are said to be able to retain heat up to 12 times longer than a hot stone, helping relieve the deepest aches, pains, stress and tension.
Dhs475 for 60 minutes, or Dhs60 per shell as a 30-minute add-on to back, foot or arm massages. Ongoing. Sisters Beauty Lounge, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).

Thursday 25

Elche’s April offers
Try the new Venus facial at Elche Natural Beauty Retreat at a special price this month. The package includes hibiscus AHA whip peeling, a relaxing massage and the unique hot and cold venus mask, which is designed to push the active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin.
Dhs495 for 60 minutes. Until April 30. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Villa 42, Street 10c, behind Jumeirah Plaza (04 349 4942).

Hair-free for less at Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
If you dream of being hair-free without the rashes or redness associated with traditional hair-removal techniques, try this. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics’ Cynosure Elite laser hair removal treatment is on special offer this April.
Underarms Dhs300, bikini line Dhs400, half leg Dhs800. Until April 30. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics, Euromed Clinic, Villa 611, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).

Have a cranberry instant glow facial
Spaces Salon has developed a cranberry-based instant glow facial, designed to revitalise and purify the skin. The 30-minute deep-cleansing treatment also claims to make skin look younger and improve blood circulation.
Dhs200. Ongoing. Space Salon, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).

Friday 26

Full-moon yoga
Head out under the stars and onto the beach for a full-moon yoga class with Shibashis Chakraborty.
Dhs99. Check-in at 7pm, class starts 7.30pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).

Prepare for summer at Ahasees Spa & Club
Revitalise your body in preparation for hitting the beach or heading off on holiday with a restorative 60-minute cellulite wrap, plus a 30-minute express facial.
Dhs625 (normally Dhs1,050). Until April 30. Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).

Thai yoga massage workshop
This comprehensive workshop will give you the tools you need to learn how to perform a 45-minute Thai yoga massage, which all students will also receive.
Dhs250. 2pm-5pm. Exhale Dubai, Murjan 1, JBR, www.exhaledubai.com (04 424 3777).

Saturday 27

Soothe seasonally stressed skin at Armani/Spa
Treat yourself to a signature facial designed to intensely moisturise and repair the skin’s most sensitive layers.
Dhs490. 9am-4pm. Until April 30. Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3282).

Spadunya’s April offers
Book either an energy balance body treatment, which uses lighting, gemstones and bio oils, or a colour reflexology facial and get two LPG anti-cellulite sessions free.
Dhs395. Until April 30. Spadunya Colour Experience, Shams 1, Plaza Level, JBR (04 439 3669).

Try hatha flow yoga at The Address Downtown Dubai
The number of students at The Address’s hatha yoga class is limited to ten, to ensure you get all the instruction you need.
Dhs100 per class, Dhs800 for ten classes. Sat 9am-10am. Ongoing. The Fitness Centre, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8767).

Understanding the Real You
This Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop, which is based on the principle of personality type, aims to help attendees understand themselves on a deeper level, make sense of other people’s behaviour, understand their loved ones better and improve their communication.
Dhs825. 11am-5pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).

Sunday 28

Karma of Forgiveness Workshop
Dr Yuvraj Kapadia will take attendees through a session addressing several topics: what karma is, and the energy levels of our karmic responses to others and situations; the relationship between karma and forgiveness, and the impact on our lives; why we have attracted certain people and events in our lives; and how to experience self-forgiveness.
Dhs150. 7pm-10pm. Illuminations Well-Being Centre, Fortune Executive Towers, JLT (04 448 7043).

Sleep better with SensAsia’s new Pillow Talk treatment
This package has been designed with Dubai’s insomniacs in mind. The treatment starts with a lavender and milk foot soak, after which you’ll then relax under a light duvet for a full-body massage. Carefully chosen music will play gently in the background during the treatment, with either a guided meditation or deep delta waves. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Dhs350 for 60 minutes. Ongoing. SensAsisa Urban Spas, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).

Monday 29

Experience a Keralan-style massage
Softouch Spa is offering a shirodhara massage for less during April. This unique style from Kerala in India uses medicated oils poured over the forehead in a specific pattern during a 45-minute full-body massage. The process claims to improve mental relaxation, reduce sleep disturbance, headache, hair problems and stress. The package also includes a foot reflexology massage.
Dhs750 for 90 minutes. Until April 30. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).

Redness-reducing facials and more at Club Olympus
Hyatt Regency’s Club Olympus Spa & Fitness introduces a new redness diffusing facial this April, designed for sensitive skin. Certain spa therapies are also available at a 50 percent discount from Sunday to Wednesday, including the aromatic massage, Swedish massage and deep-tissue massage.
Facial Dhs400. Until April 30. Club Olympus Spa and Fitness, Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).

Tuesday 30

Choosy Tuesdays ladies’ spa day
Women who visit The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina on Tuesdays will receive 40 percent off any spa treatment for 50 minutes or longer, with complimentary access to the spa facilities, steam room, sauna and other relaxation areas.
Until April 30. The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).

Have an Éminence Organics facial at Pastels Salon
Three new facials from Éminence Organics are now available at the salon, including an organic paprika facial, a citrus deep cleansing treatment and a bright eyes and lips treatment.
Dhs250 for bright eyes and lips, Dhs400 deep cleansing, Dhs500 paprika facial. Ongoing. Pastels Salon, various locations including The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 399 5016).

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