There’s nothing like a bit of yoga under a full moon to make you feel alive.
Now you can get at one with yourself under the stars (and of course the moon) in some of the most breath-taking locations that Dubai has to offer.
The next full moon cycle starts on January 31, and you can put your hands up in celebration (and tree pose) during a calming practice under the lunar glow in one of the below classes.
We can’t wait for some inner calm after a long January.
Fairmont The Palm
Exhale through the refined asanas (that’s technical for yoga poses) on the sands of the Palm while watching the full moon rise. The 90-minute yoga journey includes one-hour of yoga practise and thirty minutes of meditation, before awakening to spectacular views of Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. Towels and water are provided, though you are encouraged to bring your own mat.
Dhs80 (per person), Dhs150 (for two). Feb 3, 8pm-9.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3330).
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Take to the rooftop of The Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, for the hotel’s first ever full moon session. The class will be led by Diana Azavedo from Radiance of Yoga. Azavedo promises to take participants on a journey, boosting their awareness of the serene benefits that yoga has to offer. We’re all about the serenity.
Dhs60. Jan 31, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 509 4100).
Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa
Feel the stretch, hear the waves and see the moon at Sofitel The Palm’s full moon yoga class. Yogi master Digvijay Singh (Diggy from Tattva Yoga Dubai) will take you on a journey of self-discovery with a series of yoga flows and deep meditation aimed at all levels of ability. There will even be a ‘meditational walk’ down to the venue. Participants are encouraged to arrive at SoSPA reception 15 minutes early (to avoid stressful vibes we imagine).
Dhs90. Jan 31 8pm-9.30pm. Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5434).
The full moon yoga at Talise Madinat takes place on the beach so you can lose yourself to the sound of gentle waves along with smooth classical music. The yoga guru will guide you through an hour of yoga intended to unite your body and mind and take you on a journey of self-discovery. At best you’ll learn you have secret inner powers, at worst, you’ll have a nice chill out and stretch by the water’s edge.
Dhs99. Feb 1, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Watch the moon rise from the lakeside beneath beautiful palm trees in the heart of the city. The session starts with a gentle yoga class, followed by yin yoga (a slow-paced practice where poses are held for longer) and yoga nidra (a mindful state between sleep and waking). The session will finish with singing bowl meditation as the new moon rises. Classes are attended by making a donation to children’s charity, Dubai Cares, and a minimum of Dhs50 is suggested by organisers.
By donation. Feb 9 3pm-5.30pm. Dubai Internet City Amphitheatre, Dubai Internet City (050 553 7765).