What’s better than yoga? Free yoga on the beach! XYoga Dubai returns for 2019.
The two-day festival of chill on 1st-2nd February at Kite Beach is for yogis of all ages and abilities. There’s a packed schedule of 55 complimentary classes, sessions and workshops – that’s right, love and yoga don’t cost a thing. As well as the traditional styles we regularly bliss out to, there’ll be more unusual sessions like hula hoop and acro yoga, animal flow, freedom flow and more, starting from sunrise and ending at 9pm.
Yoga stars from the UAE and beyond will call by to share their wisdom with the estimated 15,000 people taking part. Yoga loving Bollywood actress and model Nargis Fakhri has already confirmed. She’ll take part in an opening session for 2,500 people from 7.30am on 1st February, led by yogi-to-the-stars Deepika Mehta.
Big names from the world of bendy people who are also going to be there include inversion specialist Laura Sykora and Janet Stone, who’ll lead a celeb favourite Hip-Hop and Heart class. Parents are kids are welcome too, with special classes for under 10s and mums, plus an XPark Jr area, with arts and crafts, sand to play in and other kid-friendly entertainment.
Yoga sessions take place across three stages of the Kite Beach location, all with beautiful views over the seaside – don’t forget to bring a mat and arrive 20 minutes before your session starts to make sure of a spot. Peckish post-workout? There’ll also be a pop-up Ripe Market, with healthy food and products made by local entrepreneurs.
Extreme sports XDubai experts launched the more chilled annual event in 2016 and it has encouraged thousands to try complimentary classes and workshops since.
XYoga Dubai. From sunrise to 9pm, 1st-2nd February, Kite Beach. Classes are free, but you need to register at xyogadubai.com