Category Dubai

ASHTANGA YOGA DUBAI THE MOVIE

I’m happy to present a little film we have made to show Ashtanga Yoga in Dubai. I am extremely grateful to everyone involved. GTV for the film production, Mikko Heinenen for the amazing music and all the students of Ashtanga Yoga Dubai. I hope this achieves our aim of showing that Ashtanga yoga is for […]

ASHTANGA YOGA DUBAI

I am happy to announce that I have started Ashtanga Yoga Dubai. I will be teaching daily Mysore-style classes in the Dubai Marina. For more information please visit the website http://www.ashtangayogadubai.com

THE YOGA OF DRIVING

“Slowly, slowly, brake!” These were the words of advice from Kumar the rickshaw driver when he saw me earlier this week on a scooter for the first time. He also said, “Madam, full traffic – no!” The instruction wasn’t dissimilar to what I have been hearing Sharath say to his assistants when adjusting the numerous […]

AFTER THE SUMMER

I just looked at my last blog entry and can’t believe it has been three months since the last one!  It seems I got distracted with the old fashioned idea of just living life rather than writing about it This blog started as a travel blog but has now morphed into a blog documenting life […]

SALAH AND SAINTHOOD

It seems I have a penchant for religious festivals. Recent events in Dubai have reminded me of this eccentricity and to be honest I am wondering what is next! A recent chain of events started with my first “iftar” breaking of fast. I hadn’t actually fasted, but in Dubai that is no barrier to rolling […]

DOHA OR DON’T I

It occurred to me recently that I was entering my fifth month in Dubai and had yet to leave the city. This is highly unusual for me. I’m used to getting on a plane every couple of months. So I decided to book a trip to the neighbouring country Qatar. I was headed to the […]

GETTING READY FOR RAMADAN

Since arriving in Dubai in March, there have been two events looming. It so happens that they occur simultaneously. Summer and Ramadan. It was summer that I felt the most anxious about. This wasn’t helped by comments from long-term Dubai residents along the lines of “so how are you liking Dubai? You haven’t had a […]