Are you hoping to improve your mind-body connection? Not sure where or how to start? With the past two years being a veritable rollercoaster of emotions, people are investing more time and effort into wellness – and the team at The Gaggler is no exception. With that said, we bring you our picks of the 10 best Pilates and yoga studios in Dubai.
The Hundred Wellness Centre
With its carefully structured Pilates and yoga classes, this venue is a wellness haven in Dubai. Strongly based on ancient and prophetic wellness theories, the team takes a contemporary and holistic approach to well-being, helping people live happier and healthier lives. If you’re looking for a combo, the schedule here includes Classical Pilates and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. They range from private to group and ladies-only sessions, and its experts can help you develop a schedule that is best suited for you.
The Hundred Wellness Centre, 53b Street, Jumeirah 1, 04 34 47333, thehundred.ae
Pilates with a touch of ethical ethos, hip décor, and motivational music is what we can think of when it comes to Reform Athletica. Adorned with artwork and based on sustainability, the ambience of the studio represents a minimalistic and peaceful vibe. While a range of Pilates for every age and fitness level is on offer, the signature Reform method class wins rave reviews. Its yoga classes, meanwhile, focus on the vinyasa style. Private sessions are also available.
Reform Athletica, Villa 40, 165A Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah 1, 04 323 3670, reformathletica.com
If you’re a beginner trying to get your Pilates or yoga basics right, then this is one of the best studios to frequent. It covers all the bases, with specialised classes depending on your requirements. For yoga, you can choose from three versions of mat workouts, including Pilates Core, Pilates SQ, and Body Burn. Additionally, it offers four equipment-based Pilates sessions, which includes Reformer Core (its signature session) and Reformer Cardio (a more advanced option). As for the focus in yoga? Hatha and vinyasa flow.
Real Pilates, ONE JLT Building, Level 1 Al Sarayat St, 04 458 5399, real-pilates.com
Zen Yoga is one of Dubai’s original Pilates and yoga studios. With a team of internationally certified instructors, all its sessions aim to deliver an authentic experience. It boasts a wide range of Pilates and yoga classes suitable for all ages, experience levels, and fitness/wellness requirements. Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Jivamukti, Yin, and Yoga Nidra are some of the yoga classes on offer. Meanwhile, the Pilates offerings include Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Tower – all catered to students’ preferences. Zen Yoga also dedicates a significant portion of its schedule to ladies-only classes.
Zen Yoga, BBC Building #10 Ground Floor, Dubai Media City, 04 367 0435, yoga.ae
Sol Pilates is an exclusive Pilates studio that signifies the root of earth, the sun. It aims to provide all its guests with a fun, vibrant, and energetic place to learn about Pilates under the sun. As a fully equipped studio with various Pilates sessions for every age group, experience, wellness goal, mood, and style, it’s easy to find your fit. Reformer, Tower, Prenatal, Mat, and Barre are some of its popular Pilates classes.
Sol Pilates, Mirdif 35, Level 1, Shop 10, 04 22 11113, solpilates.ae
Nestled in the heart of Motor City, Naya is a yoga and Pilates studio beautifully designed with a contemporary and minimalist setting. With an overall ambience of serenity, it gives the ultimate yoga and Pilates experience. There’s two studios offering a variety of classes for everyone, be it a beginner who has never tried yoga or Pilates to those who are advanced and experienced. There are eight different Pilates and six different yoga classes on offer, each taking a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Naya, Motor City, Dubai & Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 551 6262, naya.ae
If you’re looking to nurture and discipline yourself through a mind-body connection, then Studio Republik is the ultimate destination. Its renowned Pilates and yoga classes are offered in a state-of-the-art environment where you’re guaranteed a peaceful state of mind. Elsewhere, music, dance, martial arts, physical therapy, and even nutrition sessions are on the roster. The best part? You can try the experiences before you sign up.
Studio Republik, Eiffel Building 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 41, 800 235 664, studio-republik.com
Ashtanga Yoga Dubai
For those who want to indulge in an exclusive Ashtanga yoga session alone, then Ashtanga Yoga Dubai – the only KPJAYI-authorised yoga school in the UAE – is a great pick. It offers both private and group sessions led by expert yogis who know all the ins and outs about Ashtanga, which will transform your mind and body into a new person. It also hosts luxury health retreats around the world in various locations.
Ashtanga Yoga Dubai, Warehouse 4 9b St, Al Quoz, Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, 052 842 1601, ashtangayogadubai.com
This studio is for anyone looking for the hippiest spot in Dubai for yoga, focusing exclusively on the spiritual side of wellness. Located in the heart of Jumeirah, the Seva experience is about yoga. Ranging from the classic Hatha and dynamic Vinyasa to Tantra and Kundalini types, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It also hosts sessions like reiki, holistic life coaching, and chakra-reading sessions to complement your yoga practices. And to end your yoga session on a high note, you can visit its onsite café, Seva Table, which serves a delicious range of vegan delights such as turmeric smoothies and cinnamon cookies.
SEVA Experience, Jumeirah Beach Road, 27B Street, Villa 5/1B Jumeirah 1, 058 543 5888, sevaexperience.com
Mojo Reformer Pilates
For those hunting for an exclusive Pilates studio with the newest equipment in the business, then Mojo Reformer Pilates has got you covered. All its sessions carry an interesting fusion between traditional and modern techniques that are guaranteed to give you a new outlook on fitness and wellness. Mojo is famous for its cardio sessions that are sure to leave you with a post-Pilates glow. When booking, you can also fill in your preferred music choices and body parts that you need training for. You can even pre-book your choice of beverage from its trendy juice bar – no, seriously!
Mojo Reformer Pilates, Concord Tower, Door No. 703, 704 – Al Bourooj St, 04 360 3399, ilovemymojo.com