Illuminations Wellbeing Center

Time Out tries Qoya Dance therapy at Illuminations Wellbeing Centre in JLT. Find out about some of the more unique holistic therapies in Dubai
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Time Out Says

The Promise
Qoya dance is based on the idea that through movement, you remember the body you live in. In this class, you will also be offered guidance to remember that your essence is wise, wild and free.

Step by Step

Having been a dancer for more than 15 years, the idea of doing an uninhibited dance class seems like the best medicine for stress. As we walk into the studio, we’re greeted as a “sister”. Before having to ask, we’re told what Qoya means – it’s a Quenchan word for a queen and it encourages you to manifest your feminine energy and take it to its highest capacity. We start with basic movements of the hips, waist and shoulders. There are a lot of yoga moves, all encouraged to be done with a sense of freedom and inner power. “Listen to your body; where does she want to move? Take her there,” our instructor Daniela Nikolova says. So we dance without a care.

The Result
Aside from the holistic promises, we feel more flexible and strong after the 90-minute session. We also feel a sense of emotional strength that we note after the class.

Pros
We move a lot, so actually break a sweat. So it’s a great workout.

Cons
If shy, you might feel conscious.
Dhs80. Thu and Sat 9am-10.30am, 6pm-7.30pm. Illuminations. 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT. www.illuminations.ae.

By Shitika Anand  | 12 Apr 2016

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9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMMonday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Show number 04 448 7043
Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Office 409, Fortune Executive Towers - Cluster T, Plot T1, Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai - United Arab Emirates