Dubai: If stress is killing you, then a weekend of yoga and wellness healing at the Westin Hotel Mina Siyahi could help bring some much needed joy and peace into your life.
In a first for Dubai, 18 international and local gurus will come together on a single platform for a three-day yoga and music festival. There will be seven rooms for yoga and lectures besides the terrace area for the music stage.
Angela Pashayan, yoga guru and partner in the festival, said: “There will be 51 yoga classes across the three-day festival. There will also be live interviews and entertainment in between. I am conducting five classes on bhakti yoga, ayurveda, wall yoga, meditation and spirituality. This event is about enjoying the common good in everyone and teaching the importance of peace within yourself.”
Music will play a key role. Apart from internationally renowned DJs setting the right mood, eight other music performers will keep the spirits high.
“The popularity of yoga is growing worldwide and has proven a key factor in relieving stress. I felt Dubai should not be left out,” said Ryan Noronha of MainStage Music & Events, the brainchild behind this festival.
“People will get an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded individuals and open their hearts to different forms of healing experiences.”
Balance is the key
Speaking to XPRESS, Pierre Ravan, Spiritual Healer and DJ said: “It is very important for people to have a balance in life. There is no harm if youngsters want to party. But they must remember that this is not the only thing they can do all their life. They have to create a balance in their life. You have one wing – but what about the other? Let both wings help you to fly.”
Musician Ravan, 44, from Iran will play special house music with strong spiritual elements on Friday. “The idea is to let people come along on a spiritual journey through my music. People don’t think a DJ can be spiritual. Here they will see my other side.”
Raven will also give a talk on the importance of having a balanced lifestyle and spirituality earlier in the day. “In today’s stressed life, one needs to meditate and reach out to one’s inner self. My meditation will be spiritual — and not like your usual pranayama.”
Sunita Teckchand, principal Tutor of the Holistic Institute and a holistic therapist and trainer in alternative therapies, will also have a stand at the event, exhibiting oils to treat various diseases, as well as aura and chakra cleansing. “We will also teach self-help techniques to people at the stand,” she said.
“We teach yoga for children between three and 12 in various schools and at the event we will have meditation classes for children of this age group,” she added.
Various yoga clothes, healing oils, mats and crystals will also be on sale at a Hanuman market.
When: December 6 to 8
Where: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Tickets: Dh275 (one-day pass); Dh600 (three-day pass)
Call: 050 453 9727