Dear Nilaya House Friends,

Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and harmonious Christmas and end to 2020.

We will remain open during this period, with minor changes to the timetable, closing justnon December 25 and January 1.

If you are looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts visit our boutique for our end-of-year sale. Gift certificates for yoga classes can also be purchased online.

Yours in Yoga,


Ashtanga Yoga Daily Practice Challenge

Starts January 3

Start 2021 with making a COMMITMENT to practice Ashtanga Yoga five times per week throughout January.

Committing to a DAILY YOGA PRACTICE is one of the most powerful and life-changing things you can do.

Have you been wanting to start yoga, or wanting to do it more regularly? Do you practice yoga occasionally, sporadically, but are yet to make it a healthy habit, a way of life?

This challenge is for you! Join us in January 2021 for the Ashtanga Yoga Daily Practice Challenge

COST: AED950 (monthly pass)


200/300-hr Teacher Training Courses start February 2021


Course highlights;

– Accreditation from the international Yoga Alliance, The Yoga Institute and the AYUSH (Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy).

– Comprehensive TTC course manuals developed by The Yoga Institute, the India’s oldest and most prestigious yoga school

– Learning in an traditional ashram-style environment

– Vegetarian sattvic meals throughout the course

– An opportunity to teach community classes at Nilaya House upon graduation

– 15% off the three-month and six-month passes at Nilaya House


Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Course (Evenings)
Three-week course (Two-sessions per week)
Sundays & Tuesdays
Starts January 11

The course will cover the key foundational elements of Ashtanga Yoga, the tristana method of correct breathing, posture and drishti (gaze points).There will be a focus on alignment and the vinyasa method for surya namaskars and standing postures.

This course is the ideal preparation for attending self-practice classes (Mysore-style) on a regular basis.Suitable for beginners to yoga or those new to the Ashtanga method or anyone wanting a refresh.


Creating 2021 with Sheetal Rajan
Friday January 8

Navigate into 2021 with the right vibe! 2020 has been a year of reckoning! A year when we have all been called to review and realize greater truths about our inner and outer worlds. Now it’s time to take the next step.

Sheetal Rajan welcomes you to her popular “Creating” workshop to start 2021 with the right vibe.Creating 2021 lays down the platform upon which you can reengineer your energy field, connect with your highest self and use scientifically and spiritually studied tools to manifest abundance in the new year.


Structural Breathing with Rangaji Ramachandran
Friday January 15

An introduction to Ancient Breathing Practices, supported with modern understanding.

As an aspiring yogi, the practice of pranayama is required or even mandated. This structural breathing course will give a purpose to practice pranayama. Some of the topics covered will include how to and when to implement different breath techniques in Yoga and daily life.

Topics include;
– Abdominal Breathing – When and When not to
– Use of Diaphragm
– Exhale Inhale Ratios
– Art of Kumbhaka or Retention of breath
– Application of breathing for day to day life and other activities


Yin & Roll with Amanda & Emilie

Saturday January 23



Stress – Body tension – Recovery for performance. How does self massage and long releases sound? Combining self massage, using Yoga Tune Up therapy balls, and long Yin releases, this two-hour workshop will leave you feeling connected, stretched out and UTTERLY relaxed.

Absolutely no need for any yoga experience. If you have a body, you can do this practice.



NEW MOON – Tuesday January 12

Shamanic Breathwork with Awakening Prema



FULL MOON – Thursday January 28

Sound Healing with Awakening Prema