Wishing you a wonderful start to 2022!
We’re happy to announce a special New Year offer for our members.
10% off on 3, 6 and 12 month passes bought from now til January 31. (Please purchase these passes at the shala reception).
Through this promotion, we’ll be supporting Mawaheb Dubai, an art studio for young adults with special needs opening soon in Al Quoz.
Yours in Yoga,
Nea Ferrier, Founder and Teacher, Nilaya House
Hatha Yoga Foundation Course (20 hours)
with Rangaji Ramachandran, M.Sc. Yogic Science, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm & Sundays 12:00-2:00pm
Starts January 18 for five weeks
Early Bird Price AED1450 by January 7/Regular Price AED1750
*15% off for NH members
This course focuses on the human “foundation” that is the legs. Classical Hatha Yoga depends on healthy legs to keep the Naadis (energy pathways) flowing freely.
The course will explore asanas from a classical way and with modern biomechanics.
Suitable for students of all levels and also of benefit to yoga teachers, the course ideally aims at the practitioner to create their own practice routine.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Course Level 2 (evenings) with Zainab Hajizji
Three-week course (two sessions per week)
Tuesdays & Thursday 6:15-7:15pm
Starts January 11
Over these six sessions you will be introduced to the postures beyond Parsvottanasana. The Primary series of Ashtanga yoga begins from Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and we will learn up until the beginning of the seated postures (Janu Sirsasana), incorporating modifications as needed.
This course is ideal for students wanting to attend self-practice classes (Mysore-style) on a regular basis, graduates of Introduction to Ashtanga level 1 and returning students wanting a refresh.
Restorative Yoga Teachers Training with Joanne Smallwood
Wednesday January 26 – Sunday January 30, 2022
Moving Meditation – Breath, Bandhas & Surya Namaskar
Masterclass with Level 2 authorised teacher Nea Ferrier
Saturday January 22
15% off for NH members
Join Nea Ferrier for this in-depth masterclass on the breathing technique used in Ashtanga Yoga including cultivating awareness of uddiyana & mula bandhas.
The session will explore the syncrohnisation of breath and movement (known as vinyasa) through surya namaskar, which opens the Ashtanga Yoga Practice. This will include reviewing the Sanskrit count for surya namaskar, alignment of the individual postures that make up the sequence, as well as how to incorporate the tristana methodology so as to experience surya namaskar as a moving meditation.
The masterclass is open to students of all levels, including beginners or anyone wanting to develop a better understanding of breath, bandhas and the potency of surya namaskar as a foundation for the overall practice.
New Year Restore and Rejuvenate with Nassima Benamane
Sunday January 23 3:00-5:30pm
AED250 (includes relaxation gift box and tea)
A two-hour thirty minutes session dedicated to rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
In this session, you will experience the power of supported restorative yoga poses and how they create ease to let yourself go. Release unnecessary habitual tension in your body and just be, because it is only when we feel comfortable and supported that we are able to let go completely.
Whether you are an experienced yoga practitioner or not, this restorative yoga workshop is for everyone.
Ashtanga Yoga Full Pimary Class now online
Rent or buy an Ashtanga Yoga Full Led Primary Class with Nea Ferrier from our Vimeo channel.
The class also includes 20 minutes of Gayatri Mantra chanting at the beginning. Great for home practice.
50% off sales will be donated to Three and Half Acres for Trauma Relief Yoga Programmes.
NH Student Chats
Name: Gokce Yazan
Profession: Food engineer, trade marketerOther interests: Tennis (former licensed tennis player and coach), nutrition, philosophy.
Q. How long have you been practising yoga?
A. When I was living in Kuala Lumpur in 2016, my friend asked me if I would like to try an Ashtanga yoga class with her after work and I said yes. It was magical! I continued practising once or twice a week for over a year but it was never enough! After I moved to Dubai early this year, I’ve found my home-Nilaya House and I’ve now become a daily practitioner.
Q. What classes at Nilaya House do you attend?
A. You can spot me in the mornings at the Ashtanga Mysore classes and I also love the Ashtanga Led class on Fridays. I’m also attending the 200-hr Yoga Teachers’ Training Course from The Yoga Institute at Nilaya House right now.
Q. Why do you practice yoga? What benefits does it bring?
A. I simply love the state I am in during the practice. But it is not all. I feel as though my practice calibrates me so I can be my authentic self. Also, it didn’t take long for me to realise that body, mind and soul are connected and my yoga practice benefits my entire being.
Q. What is your favourite posture and why?
A. My favorite posture is Urdhva Dhanurasana (backbend). Each time I practice this posture, I feel free and strong, not only physically but also mentally. When I started practising yoga, it took me months to be able to lift myself up in Urdhva Dhanurasana for the first time. I still feel the same level of achievement every time I practice this posture. So it’s not about being able to achieve a new posture, but it’s about what the posture makes you feel.
Q. What’s your advice for people wanting to start yoga?
A. Yoga holistically brings goodness into life. I recommend everyone to explore multiple aspects of yoga and simply keep practicing. Disturbances will be there, but you can always find your way back to the practice.