Welcome to Nilaya House

We are a yoga shala found in the heart of Al Quoz.
A place to start or deepen your yoga journey, with experienced teachers, focused on personalised attention and guidance.

We run small-group courses in yoga designed for beginners or those wanting to further explore a particular yoga method as well as sessions for teens, kids and pre-natal students.

Nilaya House is also the home of Ashtanga Yoga Dubai which offers daily classes headed by KPJAYI Level II teacher Nea Ferrier.

While the roots of yoga can be traced back thousands of years, the teachings remain as relevant today as ever. Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

We believe the many benefits of yoga are best experienced when it is taught as a method through “parampara” direct teacher to student transmission. For this reason, our course class sizes are kept small (6-8 students) and we are focused on sharing practices that come from established yoga lineages, taught by teachers with experience that has come from years of dedicated yoga practice.

Nilaya House is also available as venue for workshops and courses in other movement modalities, that are supportive and complementary to enhancing our students understanding of the body-mind connection.

We have named our shala “Nilaya” this is the sanskrit word for “peaceful home”. We hope for our shala to be an oasis in city, a sacred space for meaningful yoga practice.

Our logo includes the “prithvi mudra”, a hand gesture that is used in yoga to promote spiritual balance. It is in the colour of copper, known in Ayurveda for it’s healing properties set against Indigo blue, the colour for developing intuition and accessing deeper layers of consciousness.

Yoga Fundamentals

This course designed to introduce you to the basics of Hatha Yoga. Learn correct breathing, posture alignment and relaxation techniques to give you a solid foundation for a safe and beneficial yoga practice over the long term.

Six-Week course
(One session per week)


7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Starts April 8



11:00-12:15 PM
Starts April 10

Sivananda Yoga Course

This six-week course is designed to introduce the foundation of Sivananda Hatha Yoga based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. It will cover Proper Exercise (Asanas), Proper Breathing (Yogic breath and Pranayama), Proper Relaxation (Savasana), Proper Diet (Vegetarian) and Positive Thinking & Meditation (Vedanta & Dhyana) and is suitable for beginners to yoga or those new to the Sivananda method.

Six-week course
(One sessions per week)

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm
Starts May 6


This course will introduce you to a range of meditation techniques including breath awareness, mindfulness practices, stillness meditation, and visualisations. Suitable for beginners or those wanting further guidance in establishing a meditation practice.

Introduction to Meditation with Kathryn Cantwell
Four-Week Course


11:00 - 12:15 PM
Starts April 18th



7:00 - 8:15 PM
Starts April 19th

Kids Yoga

A six-week kids’ yoga course that runs alongside the school term and provides for a nourishing after-school activity, that helps build inner confidence and self-esteem

Six-Week course

Ages 4-7 years

Tuesday Afternoons 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Starts April 10

Ages 8-11 years

Wednesday Afternoons 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Starts April 11

PreNatal Yoga

Taught by a qualified birth doula, this six-week course is designed to bring about body awareness and connection with your baby as your pregnancy develops.

Six-Week course
One session per week


6:30 - 7:30 PM
Starts April 8th



8:30 - 9:30 AM
Starts April 12th

Special Course:
Tai Chi

A six-week course delving into the the universal art of tai chi, which brings deep relaxation to the mind and body, perfect balance and realization of inner alchemy of a human body.

Six-week course
One session per week

Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Starts March 20

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

85 Hour Yoga Alliance Certfication

For yoga teachers, experienced yoga practitioners and anyone with
a passion for the yoga of the feminine during pregnancy.

  • Wednesday, May 2 – 5
  • Wednesday, May 9 – 12



Find us on google maps under

Warehouse 4, Building 1
9B Street
Al Quoz Industrial Area 3

(opposite Buamin Marble & Granite Factory)


Warehouse 4
9b Street
Al Quoz Industrial Area 3