Two days of yoga by the beach sounds like weekend goals to us. XYoga Dubai returns with new classes, a new location and more famous faces from the world of yoga.
Sports fanatics XDubai launched the annual yoga jam in 2016 and it has encouraged thousands to try complimentary classes and workshops.
XYoga returns for 2018 to a new base at Kite Beach on 16th-17th March, with a programme of sunrise to sundown classes that more than 10,000 people are expected to attend. As well as the chance to bend and stretch on the sand in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab, there will also be sessions with 35 international yogis, including Bollywood actress Malaika Arora.
The world’s oldest yoga instructor, 99 year old Tao Porchon-Lynch, sadly won’t make a return appearance, but there are plans to share her message virtually.
The festival opens with a mass morning beach yoga session for 1,500 yogis on Friday, 16th March at 8am. Across the weekend, 25 yoga styles will be represented, including Sri Sri, Yin, Art Therapy, and Arabic language classes. There’ll also be the chance to shop local and international yoga brands and enjoy health food and drinks.
Mohammed Javad, General Manager of XDubai, says: “With 60 classes, 25 yoga styles, a stellar line up of 35 yogis, representing some of the world’s and region’s best, and now, with the added star-power of Malaika Arora, we are expecting over 10,000 people for two days of yoga, reflection, community activities and entertainment.”
Although it’s a free and inclusive event for all ages and abilities, registration is a must at xyogadubai.com
Kite Beach, 16th-17th March. xyogadubai.com.