Dubai’s homegrown yoga festival, YogaFest is celebrating ten years this year and we’re delighted to be involved in this outdoor event. Join us for Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin and Yoga Nidra classes on March 18-21. See details below.

We’ll also be holding our own outdoor yoga class this month, with another special Ashtanga led class in support of the global fundraiser event Yoga Stops Traffick. This event provides support for the rescue and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat, indoors and outdoors.

Yours in Yoga,

Nea Ferrier, Founder & Teacher, Nilaya House

The Chakra Yoga Series (YACEP 14hrs)

with Sara Fakhouri, The Bodhi Lab

March 22 – April 12

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm

Sundays 12:00-2:00pm

AED1450 (early bird til March 8)

AED1750 (regular price)

Join Sara for this in-depth course to learn about the seven energy centers of the subtle body, how to identify your deficient and excessive energies, and how it may be affecting your physical and mental state.

Exploring a different chakra each session, the course will cover asanas to bring balance, as well as additional techniques including meditation, pranayama and mantras.



Yoga Sutras 101: Applying the wisdom of Patanjali’s yoga sutras to your yoga practice

Saturday March 12


AED75 (in shala or online)

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras represent a journey of life-long study. But what are some of the key tenets that are useful for modern yoga practitioners to reflect on and integrate?

Join Nea for this philosophical yet highly practical lecture, designed to bring alive the yoga sutras for Ashtanga vinyasa practitioners.


Yoga for Menopause with Mylene Pezzoti

Sunday March 20



Created for peri, menopausal and post-menopause, Menopause Yoga aims to support women through a unique combination of yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindful meditation practices that have been specially adapted to help women manage the main symptoms of menopause.

There are just eight places available for this three-hour workshop into postures, breathwork and meditations.

To attend you must be experiencing symptoms of peri, menopause or post menopause. No yoga experience is required.


March Moon Days

Restorative Yoga Practices with Nea Ferrier

New Moon Wednesday March 2 (menstrual cycle sequence)

Full Moon Friday March 18 (general sequence)

7:00-8:15am or 8:30-9:45am

AED125 for drop ins, no charge for NH members




Saturday March 12


AED125 for drop ins (donation basis for NH members)

Outdoor Ashtanga Yoga full primary led class in support of Odandi Seva Trust, a organization involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking. Held out the front of Nilaya House, Al Quoz.


Yogafest Dubai

March 18 – 20, Dubai Internet City Amphitheatre

Saturday, March 19

9:15-10:15am – Nancy Zabaneh, Kundalini Yoga

1:00-2:00pm. Cathy Beasley, Yoga Nidra

Sunday March 20

7:30 – 9:00am Nea Ferrier, Ashtanga Yoga

10:25-11:25am Naseem Kapasi, Iyengar Yoga

1:00-2:00pm Amanda Smith, Yin Yoga

4:45-5:45pm Nancy Zabaneh, Kundalini Yoga

Passes are now sale at

“Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time.”~ BKS Iyengar ~

Welcoming Derly Olarte to the Iyengar yoga teachers team.

Derly will be teaching on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-9:45am. Open to all levels.

Curious about Iyengar yoga? Read more about it on our website here