Underwater yoga at Atlantis The Palm. Image Credit: Supplied

The International Day of Yoga was officially formed three years ago after India highlighted the importance of the practice to the United Nations. It brought together 176 countries to sign a resolution, marking the June 21 as the official day of yoga. With events taking place across the UAE from June 20 to 21, here are 10 places to try out a class for free.

With events taking place across the UAE from June 20 to 21, The International Day of Yoga was officially formed three years ago after India highlighted the importance of yoga to the United Nations. It brought together 176 countries to sign a resolution, marking the 21st as the official day of yoga.


Dubai

Underwater yoga class

Atlantis, The Palm will celebrate The International Day of Yoga with a free underwater yoga class in front of the resort’s Ambassador Lagoon. Set to be the biggest underwater yoga class in Dubai, the morning will aim to deliver a completely unique experience for beginners, intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners, set against the tranquility of the Ambassador Lagoon. Surrounded by 65,000 sea creatures, you will have the opportunity to rejuvenate and restore yourself in a unique aquatic surrounding practicing Hatha Yoga. The class includes complimentary access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium until 10:00am, a yoga mat, towels and a bottle of water are offered at the venue. Booking is essential.

Location Atlantis, The Palm, The Lost Chambers Aquarium Cost Free Timings Tuesday June 20 from 7.30am to 8.30am Contact 04 426 2000


International Yoga Day at the Shangri-la

Lifestyle Yoga will host a free 90 minutes session on Hatha Yoga and Chakra awakening at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road to mark the International Yoga Day. Book your spot through a Whatsapp message to 0552223552, other contact detail below.

Location Shangri-la Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Timings Wednesday June 21 from 5pm to 6.30pm Contact 800 59642


Lululemon International Day Yogathon

Supported by Lululemon, head over to the pop up store and try their technical core product to help you move freely from Sun Salutations to Savasana.  The sessions will be led by teachers of 136.1 Dubai Marina and is completely free to attend.

Location 136.1 Yoga Studio Dubai, Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina Timings Wednesday June 21 from 7.30 to 9pm Contact 04 4416287


Yoga Day with Yogakidsuae

For International Yoga Day, Yogakidsuae are hosting a free event at Engine Health and Fitness.Spaces are limited so email hello@yogakidsuae.com to register.

Location Engine Health and Fitness, Jumeirah Cost Free  Timings Friday June 23 from 12pm to 1pm Contact 055 2073168


The Consulate General of India will be celebrating the third International Day of Yoga in Dubai and the Northern Emirates with events being organized in association with various yoga schools, Indian associations, community organizations and local government authorities. They have organised free yoga classes all over the country throughout today and tomorrow.


Zabeel Park

Zabeel Park will be hosting a night time outdoor yoga class, where you can move your body and stretch out the day’s stress away. Make sure you bring your own yoga mat, water and block!

Location Zabeel Park Cost Free Timings June 20 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222


Burj Park

Enjoy a night time yoga session with views of the Burj Khalifa. Work on your sun salutations while enjoying the musical show of the Dubai Fountains.

Location Burj Park, Downtown Dubai Cost Free Timings June 20 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222


Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

If you fancy a comfortable indoor yoga session, head down to ADNEC, where you can take part in one of the largest yoga sessions in Abu Dhabi. Beginners, intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners can take part in this event.

Location Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) Cost Free Timings June 20 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222


Sharjah

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

If you’re a yogi living in Sharjah, you can head down to the local Cricket Stadium and take part in a massive yoga class led by an expert teacher. Yogis of any level are welcome to participate in the celebration of International Day of Yoga.

Location Sharjah Cricket Stadium Cost Free Timings June 20 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222



Ras Al Khaimah

American University of RAK

The gorgeous campus of the American University of RAK will be the backdrop of this yoga class. Whether you’re a student, teacher or anyone living in Ras Al Khaimah, make sure to check out this yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and a bottle of water to keep hydrated!

Location American University of RAK Cost Free Timings June 21 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222


Umm Al Quwain

Pearl Hotel Beach

The Pearl Hotel Beach of Umm Al Quwain is celebrating International Day of Yoga with some bending and stretching by the beach. Make sure you bring your own yoga gear.

Location Pearl Hotel Beach Cost Free Timings June 22 from 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3971222