Kintsugi -The new Japanese inspired yoga studio conducts more than 20 classes per day this October, covering everything from ballet, dance, hatha, pregnancy yoga and meditation...
Floor 37, Aspect Tower, Dubai
01 October 2018, 12:00 AM
31 October 2018, 12:00 AM
Dubai isn’t exactly short of yoga teachers or studios but seemingly there are always room, not to mention demand, for one more. And in August, Dubai’s Business Bay area saw the soft opening of the Kintsugi Yoga Studio, a Japanese-themed studio for yoga, meditation and mindfulness, with nearly 200 people attending on August 31, all of whom received free classes for a fortnight.
Do not fret. If you missed out, as Kintsugi, situated in Aspect Tower, is offering classes this October, and all are welcome to attend, meet the teachers and try out the various sessions on offer. Traditional yoga practices, such as hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa, are taught, and there are dedicated classes for mothers and children, as well as dance yoga, acro yoga and swing yoga. Fittingly, there are specialty classes, too, covering zazen meditation, tai chi and others.
Kintsugi - is literally translated as “golden joinery”, Kin” means gold, and “Tsugi” is “Joinery”. The studio is built on the concepts behind the Japanese art of Kintsugi (or golden joinery) – where broken ceramic ware is lined with gold to make it look more beautiful. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
The studio features a number of separate rooms, one of which features entire walls constructed from bricks of pink Himalayan salt. Here, salt therapy takes place using unrefined rock salt derived from ancient lake beds and deep subterranean caverns, and which promote healthy skin, wellness and sound sleep.
If you like the idea of Kintsugi, but can’t get down to Business Bay, yogis at the other end of Dubai are still catered for. The studio has joined forces with Lululemon, the apparel store in Mall of the Emirates, where free classes will be held every Wednesday at 8:30am.
For more information, visit kintsugidubai.com or call +971 4 425 8482.