DUBAI: An unprecedented experience that integrates mind-body-soul harmony with the exhilarating delights of the marine world comes alive every Saturday of September, from 8am to 9am at Emaar Entertainment’s Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall.
The ‘Underwater Yoga’ Retreat, held in The Tunnel offering close encounters with the exotic and diverse aquatic species in Dubai Aquarium, will witness the coming together of yoga enthusiasts for a one-hour long yoga session, led by lululemon ambassadors.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s ‘Underwater Yoga’ Retreat is exceptional for its partnerships with Piloga Studio Pilates & Yoga as the main sponsor and supported by lululemon, Raw Pressery and VitaCoco. The experts leading through the different classes are lululemon brand ambassadors – Alison McLaughlin, Melissa Dahlia Ghattas and Patricia Kallidis.
Open to the public, the Underwater Yoga Retreat will feature dedicated sessions that draw their theme from water. The upcoming sessions – Go with the Flow, Ride the Wave and Calming Waters – will be led by lululemon ambassador Melissa Ghattas.
This follows the success of the first session on ‘Taking the Plunge’ which was led by yoga instructor and lululemon ambassador, Alison McLaughlin from Piloga Studio Pilates & Yoga and focused on a strong ‘vinyasa’ flow where individuals practiced handstands, forearm stands and headstands.
On September 16, the session of ‘Go with the Flow’ will incorporate smooth transitions between yoga poses, whilst attendees practice breath control. The session on ‘Ride the Wave’ on September 23 is a vinyasa class focused on balance principles. The final session on ‘Calming Waters’ to be held on September 30 will start with 10 minutes of breathing practices and be followed by gentle stretches to release tension on both physical and mental levels.
Limited to only 35 participants, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s ‘Underwater Yoga’ Retreat is priced at AED 120 per session – so book ahead to secure your spot via booking.thedubaiaquarium.com or by calling 04 456 4499 for more information. Participants will be provided with complimentary yoga mats by lululemon for the session and all-natural juices from Raw Pressery, as well as Coconut Water hydration from VitaCoco.
Those who book also stand the chance of winning technical athletic apparel from lululemon worth AED 1,000. Winners will be selected every Friday from the online booking list through a lucky draw. The event is live-streamed on the Facebook page of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and uploaded on its YouTube page. News Desk