Workshops & Events

  • Join Fe as she kicks your butt on the Wunda Chair – another of Joseph Pilates resistance exercise apparatus. It fun, dynamic, and flows to upbeat music. You’ll get a full workout that focuses on strength, balance, and mobility using classical Pilates exercises as well as variations to make it enjoyable and challenging. Pilates apparatus experiences required.
     
    27th March | 10-11am | 145AED including Nectar juice
  • 50 Hour Ayurveda Training Course with Jacquie Sadek 9am - 5pm
    10/03/2020 - 25/03/2020
    How to Teach and Practice the Doshas According to Ayurveda with Jacquie Sadek

    OM MANI PADME HUM
    (May we transform our impure body speech and mind into the pure exalted body speech and mind of a Buddha)

    Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “science of life”. Ayurveda views health and disease in holistic terms, taking into In this 50-hour training you will dive into the philosophy and practice of Ayurveda, which views health and disease in holistic terms, taking into consideration the relationship between individual and cosmic spirit; individual and cosmic consciousness; energy, matter and environment. We will explore the five basic elements; the three basic constitutions; consciousness of masculine and feminine as well as their matter and creation; and how to incorporate health and well-being through yoga practice and diet. This course is open to anyone seeking a solid basic understanding of Ayurveda, including teachers who want to incorporate Ayurveda into a class format. Class includes 32-hours of studio time, 14-hours of self study, and a 2-hour exam. Students will receive a manual and certificate upon completion.

    32 hours studio time includes 2 hour exam and 14 hours self study.

    March 10th & 11th, and 24th and 25th

    Students will receive a manual and certificate.

    Price: 3560dhs – 10% off if booked and paid by 25th Feb

  • Kids Yoga at Bodytree
    27/01/2020 - 16/06/2020

    These yoga sessions teach kids the basics of yoga. The classes are designed to aid better body awareness, improve concentration, self-control, flexibility and coordination. It also helps kids to manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Imagery and music are used as a motivational tool in the kids’ yoga classes, and they are interactive and fun. Yoga teaches kids skills that can be carried beyond the class into their daily routines.

    Kids Yoga 1 (ages 4 – 7) Sunday’s 4 – 4:30pm

    Kids Yoga 2 (ages 8 – 12) Sunday’s 4:30 – 5:15pm

    Price: 240AED – 4 class pack

    Drop ins at 60AED available

  • Kids Mindfulness at Bodytree
    27/01/2020 - 16/06/2020

    “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence in the world within one generation” Dalai Lama
    Each session we will practice a variety of tools and techniques to develop a habit and curiosity for mindfulness that we can incorporate into our daily lives, to reduce stress and feel calm, fight off negative thoughts and behaviors and build self-esteem, focus and confidence.

    Mindfulness 1 (ages 4 – 7) – Monday’s 4 – 4:45pm

    Mindfulness 2 (ages 8 – 12) – Monday’s 4:45 – 5:30pm

    Price: 285AED – 4 class pack

    Drop ins available 80AED

  • Kids Yoga at Saadiyat Beach Club
    27/01/2020 - 16/06/2020

    These yoga sessions teach kids the basics of yoga. The classes are designed to aid better body awareness, improve concentration, self-control, flexibility and coordination. It also helps kids to manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Imagery and music are used as a motivational tool in the kids’ yoga classes, and they are interactive and fun. Yoga teaches kids skills that can be carried beyond the class into their daily routines.

    Kids Yoga 1 (ages 4 – 7) Wednesday’s 4 – 4:30pm

    Kids Yoga 2 (ages 8 – 12) Wednesday’s 4:30 – 5:15pm

    Price: 240AED – 4 class pack

    Drop ins at 60AED available

  • Prenatal partner Yoga with Lenka 10am - 12pm
    28/02/2020
    Come to stretch, release stress and breathe with your partner

    You will experience simple partner poses, breathing techniques and vocalizing to prepare for birth. Learn and practice some great ways to find comfort during your baby’s birth with your partner.

    No prior yoga experience needed.

    Price: 270AED per couple

  • Communication is an art; enhance your communication and as a result, your relationship primarily with your partner, children, friends and colleagues. In this session Joelle will welcome Kids Mindfulness expert Nicola Wakeling as her guest speaker to give you parenting tips on how to engage your child with mindful awareness, and receptivity.

    Price: 60AED or 100AED if you bring a friend!

  • Intro to Reformer with Fe 10am - 12pm
    14/03/2020 - 21/03/2020

    In this four-hour workshop (two hours each day), you will learn the 5 Basic Principles of Pilates, followed by some essential mat exercises that are part of the foundations of Pilates.
    After that, you will be lead through a series of exercises on the Reformer using the different pieces of the apparatus and learning how to set it up as you go along. By the end of this intensive workshop, you will have learned enough of the Pilates repertoire to be able to join regular group classes at Bodytree, growing and strengthening your Pilates practice.

    This workshop is across 2 Saturdays.

    Price: 395AED

  • Welcome back to the calm coziness of our signature Stretch ‘n Snooze class. Former Bodytree resident teacher Angela is back for two special days only, ready to ease into relaxation with soothing restorative yin poses. Bolsters, blankets, props and loving inspirational words will transport you into an ethereal dreamlike state. As always accompanied by a carefully curated playlist to fully immerse yourself in tranquility. Yoga never felt so much like a warm hug before!

     

    Price: 100AED inc warm Nectar drink

  • Roll ‘n Release A combination of MFR (Myofascial Release) using trigger point balls and controlled movement to achieve the deepest opening of the body. Great relief for tension headaches, office shoulder syndrome and unhappy, overworked hips. Release the entire body from neck to toe and reset your sense of well-being. Bring your own therapy balls and learn new rolling methods or use our studio props. You won’t believe how simple, effective and useful this technique is!
    Price: 175AED including a recovery bowl from Nectar
  • MessyPlayHooray 9:30am - 10:15am
    19/03/2020
    Exploring and discovering through messy play offers so many learning opportunities for young minds. Sensory play activates the five senses: touch, smell, sight, taste and hearing – which is ultimately how children learn about the world around them.
    It has so many benefits, some of which include:
    -Enhances fine and gross motor skills
    -Encourages creativity
    -Supports cognitive development
    -Promotes problem solving skills
    -Encourages logical thinking
    -Builds vocabulary
    TASTE-SAFE
    All ingredients are safe to taste (although we don’t encourage you to make it their dinner!)
    NON-TOXIC
    Products and material are non-toxic, giving you the peace of mind to enjoy safe play
    PLANT-BASED
    All colouring used in the activities is plant-based and safe for sensitive skin
    Suitable for 3 months – 3 years
    Price: 85AED inc Kids Nectar smoothie
  • Thai Yoga massage is a dynamic bodywork therapy to clear energetic blockages in the body, release tension and promote deep, nurturing relaxation. In practice the massage unfolds like a continuous and rhythmic dance and includes passives stretches, mobilization of the joints, assisted yoga asanas and constant, slow movement and breath. This workshop teaches you a simple beginners sequence and requires no previous experience. You can attend with a partner or on your own – each participant will give and receive during our session. Thai Yoga massage is applied over the clothes, so wear something loose, comfortable, which allows you to move and be moved freely. The body cools down quickly during relaxation and warms during application so wear layers and bring socks and a cover up. I am looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

    Price: 300AED per person or 525AED per couple

  • Welcome back to the calm coziness of our signature Stretch ‘n Snooze class. Former Bodytree resident teacher Angela is back for two special days only, ready to ease into relaxation with soothing restorative yin poses. Bolsters, blankets, props and loving inspirational words will transport you into an ethereal dreamlike state. As always accompanied by a carefully curated playlist to fully immerse yourself in tranquility. Yoga never felt so much like a warm hug before!

     

    Price: 100AED inc warm Nectar drink

  • Join Michelle and Dina for a hybrid session of Dina’s mindful Jivamukti flow and Michelle’s Power Vinyasa. During this 2 hour session we shall first prepare the spirit with a Jivamukti chant and then the body as we ebb and flow through a 2 hour session designed to stretch and strengthen the body from head to toe to ultimately end in a well earned savasana and finally a meditation. This class is lovingly led by both Michelle and Dina ensuring you get the most of two styles as they take turns with teaching and hands on adjustments.

     

    Price: 185AED

  • Latin-Fit with Mariana Maciel 9:45am - 10:45am
    27/03/2020
    Our high-energy Zumba instructor Mariana Maciel will offer the second in our Dance Fitness series, a Zumba-inspired Latin dance workout!

    You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in this dance fitness class. Mariana will get your heart going and endorphins running in this dance workout that emphasizes moving to the music and just having a good time, no rhythm required. Latin-Fit is an interval workout moving between high- and low-intensity dance moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance.

    Price: 100AED with recovery juice from Nectar

  • Following on from the 100-hour Yin Yoga training, Yin Part 2 gives the opportunity to collaborate with one another in self researched Yin sequences involving specific conditions.  Students will get to design and teach their own class with other teacher training students.
    Note: this workshop does include 2 Thursday sessions from 2pm – 6pm
    Price: 9,450AED
    Get 10% off if you book by March 5th
  • Hip Hop Fit with Nader Musharbash 9:45am - 10:45am
    03/04/2020
    Let out that inner popstar in you! Nader has worked with Rita Ora, Beyoncé and Pink, and now it’s your turn train with one of the UK’s elite in this fun, cardio based fitness class with hip hop dance vibes.
    Price: 100AED inc Nectar juice
  • Abs O’Clock with Marianne Tafani 10am - 11:30am
    15/04/2020

    Join master teacher Marianne Tafani in this Wellness Wednesday session: Abs O’Clock – All about the healthiest abdominal practices. Flatten the stomach, shrink at the waist whilst protecting your core. In this workshop you’ll learn about the anatomy of abdominals and why the deep abdominals matter more than your 6-pack both aesthetically and functionally. You’ll also take 3 effective abdominal sequences home with you to keep up the good work!

    Price: 175AED including a recovery bowl from Nectar

  • HIITAsana with Linda Chambers 9:45am - 10:45am
    28/02/2020

    Linda Chambers will be offering her unique method of yoga and HIIT, HIITAsana.

    HIITAsana is a workout that can deliver results in all areas of fitness with the gift of mindfulness at the same time. The class will have you flowing to chilled beats one minute & then pushing your heart rate and body the max with some Yoga Burpees the next. Your body, breath & mind is constantly challenged. Anyone can take this class, from the beginner to an all round Athlete. What may be challenging for 1 person may not for the next & vice versa & this is the beauty of the programming. Linda launched HIITasana because it’s a unique combination of yoga and HIIT that offers serious benefits in terms of both strength and flexibility. Designed for people who live busy lifestyles yet don’t want to sacrifice either a tough workout or a necessary deep stretch, Linda enjoys creating programs for people who want to have it all, without having to compromise on the hectic schedule that keeps them successful.

     

    Price: 125AED including a recovery drink from Nectar

  • This 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance is designed to prepare yoga teachers (RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT) and yoga lovers to experience the energetic, emotional and healing benefits of Yin Yoga, and in turn, to share this with others.
    • Explore and practice all Yin postures that correspond to the Four Seasons and Five Elements.
    • Deep dive into how the Five Primary Yin Organs can heal the symptoms that affect the Yang Organs
    • Study the specific meridian points of subtle energy
    through the body’s landscape and internal matrix (fascia, the connective tissue)
    • Understand the energetic laws that allow the body to
    naturally heal itself.
    • Become an authentic and creative Yin Yoga teacher who
    can teach, adjust and guide students through physical,
    energetic and emotional levels of experience.ELIGIBILITY
    Open to anyone seeking to understand and explore the dynamics of yin; all yoga students who want to deepen their own knowledge and self-practice are welcome to join.
    This course is particularly recommended for yoga teachers who are already certified and are now building their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.Ladies Only

    Price: 6,295AED

    Early Bird paid in full before February 13 – 10% off

  • People often think of ‘core’ work in yoga as the hardening of the abdomen, whereas in fact it is more to do with the ability to move from your core. In this session, Simon will teach you how to enter a posture using your own internal energy. The methods taught here are the foundations of a sound traditional yoga practice, real internal martial arts as well as modern exercise physiology that can give you core strength with total freedom in your body.

    Earlybird Price until 15th Feb: 270AED or 1,100AED for all 5 workshops (not including spinal flow workshops and meditations).

  • Resistance training has been shown to be one of the most important types of exercise for enhancing health and longevity. However, when practiced incorrectly, as is often the case, it can cause physical damage or physiological stress. In this session, Simon will show you how to get the benefits of resistance training in static postures (asanas) and dynamic exercises (vinyasas) with no risk of injury.

    Earlybird Price until 15th Feb: 270AED or 1,100AED for all 5 workshops (not including spinal flow workshops and meditations).

  • If you are yoga teacher, or serious yoga practitioner you can really improve your teaching and or practice by studying with Simon. Would you be interested in learning how to: • improve flexibility without feeling intense stretch • improve strength without feeling tense or stressed • become more relaxed without needing to be completely passive • improve my energy levels without having to breathe more than normal • promote circulation without needing to make my heart beat faster • improve the intelligence of my body cells without having to over-think • satiate my appetite and feel nourished without having to eat • feel rested and rejuvenated without having had to sleep.

    Earlybird Price until 15th Feb: 270AED or 1,100AED for all 5 workshops (not including spinal flow workshops and meditations).

  • The purpose of this practice is to move good energy (enhanced circulation) and loving information (balanced nervous system) inside your body and use this a model for how to live your daily life. This visually instructed class is a flowing practice of posture, movement, breathing and mental control that is:

    * Creating a meditative state (engaging, invigorating, calming, effortless and sustainable)

    * Gives healthy benefits for the musculoskeletal system.

    * Gives healthy benefits for the internal organ systems.

    * Gives healthy benefits for brain and mind.

    Price: 100AED

  • It is possible to practice the ashtanga vinyasa primary sequence in a way that can energize, nourish and strengthen your body while developing blissful, grounded calmness. In this safe, accessible and effective way of practicing Simon will show you how to move actively and fluidly from your core while initially allowing your body to breath for you, and later developing breath-control. You will be shown special types of core stabilization for the whole body that can stabilize and nourish your joints and muscles, prevent and heal injuries, and relieve physical pain. This practice allows you develop fitness and internal health by using spinal movements and graded diaphragmatic breathing into an abdomen firmed through posture. Techniques taught in this work-shop also help improve the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste and stored toxins, and the health of the reproductive system.

    Price 270AED

  • Moving energy in stillness: What to do during a posture? It is relatively easy to generate and move energy in your body if you are moving but most people have difficulty in generating and/or moving energy while the body is still in ashtanga vinyasa yoga. This creates blockages, too much tension, too much stretching and harmful side effects, injuries. In this session, Simon will help you explore the yogic science of mudra in which you can both generate energy and circulate it while in static postures. The techniques shown here can give tremendous benefits to your muscles, joints and bones as well as your internal organs.

     

    Earlybird Price until 15th Feb: 270AED or 1,100AED for all 5 workshops (not including spinal flow workshops and meditations).

  • Sound Therapy Practitioner Training By Manan Sharma 9am - 4pm
    05/03/2020 - 07/03/2020

    Familiarise yourself with the basic principles of Sound Yoga Vibrational Therapy, learning the singing bowls and experiencing the methodology technique for personal meditation or in a therapeutic session. Get the opportunity to experience the whole process on yourself, receive your first instructions in VST application, ready to independently perform VST for private and professional use.

    Price: 2,850AED

  • Hypnobirthing with Tonya Berrington 9am - 5pm
    13/03/2020 - 20/03/2020

    You and your partner deserve special care as you embark on this exciting and unique journey with positive anticipation and confidence. Soundly based on anatomy, physiology and psychology; hypnobirthing teaches you and your birthing partner all the vital skills required to ensure that you have the best birthing experience possible.

    Price: 1,630AED per couple

    This is a 2-day course running on 13th & 20th March

    Tonya is a hypnobirthing practitioner with The KG Method of Hypnobirthing accredited by Royal College of Midwives in the UK

  • 7 day Yoga Retreat in India with Didier
    15/03/2020 - 22/03/2020

    Join Didier Abner for a life changing experience. Achieve the ultimate strength and tranquility for your mind, body and soul through the daily practice of meditation, Hatha, Ashtanga and Bhakti yoga.

    Enrich your spirit with treks along the Golden Route where you’ll view beautiful beaches, landscapes and lush green forests. Visit Gokarna town, a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus, and sacred temples like Mahabelshwar, Mahalasa and Shree Shankar Narayan.

    Surround yourself with the local flora and fauna, whilst listening to the sounds of the ocean, as the retreat sprawls along the coast; a mere three minutes walk from the beach. Namaste Yoga Farm is the place for optimum comfort and peace in a beautiful and calm environment, perfect for yoga practice and relaxation. Each room features coastal views and a private terrace or balcony. This retreat is suitable for all levels and will help you improve your yoga and meditation practice.

    Price includes accommodation, two meals per day, two yoga classes per day, airport group transfer, excludes air fares, visa and additional activities.

     

  • Enroll in our next 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course facilitated by our expert yoga teacher Didier.
    Bodytree’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course allows you to develop a self-practice both at a physical and mental level. It aims at proving “The body achieves what the mind believes”.

    We firmly believe that being a strong practitioner will give you the grounding and foundations to becoming a successful and confident yoga teacher.  You will learn to create flows for a variety of class types, explore contemporary principles of alignment and safety, while honoring our students’ need for creativity, freedom, and self-expression in their practice.

    This course is internationally certified by Yoga Alliance International and valid world over.

    Course Breakdown
    Attendance at Bodytree Studio: 180 hours
    Self study and assignments: 10 hours
    Drop In Classes: 10 hours

    Price: 10,450AED inclusive of 10 group classes Earlybird – Book and Pay before 31st January to receive a 10% discount.