When I became a yoga teacher in 2010 while working full time for Microsoft, I dreamt of a yoga festival that not only offered great classes but also healthy food and sustainable products and was FREE and open to anyone. It had to be in a beautiful outdoor setting and accessible by public transport.
Yogafest Dubai was born on 21st December 2010 and today welcomes over 5000 guests to over 150 classes in 7 themed tents with wellness and sustainability at our core. In 2013 we started raising funds for charity and have since raised over AED 250,000 for children’s charities around the MEA region.
We plan to launch Yogafest Bahrain in 2018 and Saudi Arabia will be next.
From November to May we meet by the lake in the late afternoon to offer yoga and meditation as the full moon rises. With over 500 participants, these sessions are for anyone who wants to practise yoga with the grass beneath their feet and the sound of birds in their ears and watch the full moon rise of the skyline of Dubai.
To learn more visit www.yogafest.me.