Yoga and wellness retreat at Talise Spa Madinat JumeirahWhen:
Thursday September 19 to Saturday September 21.
Ideal for time-poor health fiends who want to immerse themselves in yoga for the weekend, this convenient retreat is perfect for anyone looking to escape the daily grind. ‘For anyone who hasn’t been on a yoga retreat, they provide time to switch off, reflect and discover internal peace, improve wellbeing and create mental empowerment,’ says Dubai-based Livia Anzaldo, founder of Yoga Retreats and hatha yoga instructor. The package includes a two-night stay at the luxury Dar Al Masyaf villas as well as all meals and snacks, use of hotel and Talise Spa facilities and educational seminars.
Though the focus of the retreat is yoga (retreat-goers will participate in more than six hours of yoga in total), the stay also includes a cooking class and talks on nutrition and digestion. ‘Both days will have seminars, classes and educational sessions, including a lifestyle talk about finding the right balance in life,’ she says.
The retreat is open to yogis of all levels, though Anzaldo says that it’s not suitable for beginners with no yoga experience. ‘Throughout the weekend various different yoga methods will be practised, sessions will range from invigorating yoga to awaken the body and mind, to toning and strengthening for the body, detoxifying yoga to promote wellness, atmospheric yoga on the beach at sunset for relaxation,’ she says.
Aimed at anyone wishing to improve their overall health and develop more yoga experience, Anzaldo also says it’s the ideal social setting to meet fellow health buffs with like-minded lifestyle choices. Better start perfecting that cobra.From Dhs2,080 per person per night, including accommodation. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818). Booking only available online at www.jumeirah.com/mjyogaretreat.