Dear Nilaya House friends,

I recently listened to a great podcast on Embodied Philosophy by Philip Goldberg, author of a book about the yogi Yogananda and a new book called Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times.

His advice for becoming established in a yoga or meditation practice, is to do it for long enough that you feel the difference when you don’t do it, as ultimately we make time for things we value.

It’s with this in mind that I an happy to run again, starting in January 2021, a six-month Ashtanga Yoga Appreciation course. For students of all levels, including beginners, it’s a great way to have a thorough immersion, laying the foundation for a supportive yoga practice over the long term.

We are also thrilled to announce that we’ll be again running the Yoga Institutes’ Teacher Training Course in 2021, this time giving the option for both 200 and 300-hrs trainings. Read on to learn more!

Yours in Yoga,


Iyengar Immune Boosting Sequence with Aparajita Ghose

Friday October 23




Yoga for Menopause with Mylene Pezzotti

Friday October 30

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 12 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.


Ashtanga Yoga Appreciation Program
January – June 2021

A six-month program covering Ashtanga Yoga practice and philosophy. Open to students of all levels.

Designed for students looking for an immersion into Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of an authorised teacher.

Friday Workshops (once a month)

Philosophy Lecture; Samkhaya Philosophy & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (11:00-12:30pm)

Practical Workshop; Review of asanas techniques & correct vinyasa count (1:00-3:00pm)

Workshops will be live-streamed for any students living outside of Dubai or unable to join in live. Workshop recordings will be accessible for 14 days after the date, in case of travel etc.



Navaratri Dance Performance

Monday October 26

In shala (pre-registration essential) and online via FACEBOOK LIVE

Join us for a classical Indian dance performance on the occasion of Navaratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the divine feminine. The performance will be presented by four dancers from Moving Mudras.



200-hr & 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training Courses starting in February 2021 are now open for registration. Early bird pricing applies. LEARN MORE