Get an introduction to mindfulness and meditation at these 5 spots

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Feel the benefits of mindfulness with these classes…

We all lead busy lives, especially in a fast-paced city like Dubai. But it’s important to make time for some quality me time and mindfulness’.

But what exactly does that mean?

Making little changes to your routine can include everything from mindfulness workshops to meditation, all designed to ease anxiety, instill calm and promote overall happiness. 

If you’ve ever been intrigued but are a little unsure how to do it on your own, there are plenty of workshops and classes to give you an easy guide, without feeling intimidated. Here are 5 brilliant ones in Dubai.

1. LC Well

Staying healthy isn’t always a wallet-friendly hobby, however there are plenty of classes across the city that will offer you a complimentary first class to give you the opportunity to try something new. They offer free meditation and yoga classes at LC Well in JLT, where the mantra is to promote an ‘attitude of gratitude’. Register online to find out the class times.

LC Well, HDS Business Centre , Office #3503, Cluster M, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Open Daily, 1st Session Free. Tel: (04) 580 7933. lcwell.org

2. Life N One

Located in Jumeirah, Life N’ One is a green oasis hidden away offering a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Dubai. Focused on all over health and well-being, enjoy healthy treats from their vegan café, visit their concept shop, or try one of their many classes available to book online from sound healing to yoga, meditation and more.

Life n’ One, Jumeirah Beach Rd, Dubai, Open Daily, 9.30am to 7.30pm. Tel: (056) 534 2899. lifnone.com

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3. Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont, the Palm have teamed up with Lee Whyberd to offer a range of meditation and well-being classes from Wednesday May 1. For beginners and those who enjoy a more relaxed approach, enjoy weekly meditation classes every Thursday at 7pm for Dhs85 per person, in which mediation master Lee Whyberd will focus on deep breathing techniques and the mental and physical balance of energy. He also offers bespoke healing sessions between 9am to 10pm each Tuesday from Dhs395.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tuesday’s, 7pm, Dhs85. Tel:  (04) 457 3388. fairmont.com

4. Illuminations

Illuminations is a great little spot in the heart of JLT focused on mindfulness, meditation and yoga. With loads of classes on, they offer a variety of group healing and meditation classes or individual meditation coaching depending on your requirements. Grab your bestie and head down to one of the group meditation and healing session, it’s an awesome way to meet new people too.

Illuminations, Office 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, daily 10am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 448 7043. illuminations.ae

5. Lighthouse Arabia

Lighthouse Arabia is a one of a kind wellness centre in Dubai. Their community-focused group sessions cover everything from social skills to university stress. Keep your eye out for their monthly ‘Healing Through Mediation’ sessions, which  is ideal for those who are curious and interested in learning more about the self-healing meditation practice.

The Lighthouse Arabia, Villa 1, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, Saturday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Fridays closed. Tel: (04) 380 9298. lighthousearabia.com

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