GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training returns to Dubai on November 10-11, 2017


GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training UAE


RATE: 3,000 AED
VENUE: Voyoga Studio, Tecom, Dubai, UAE

Combine your passion in Yoga and love for Kids and become certified with the necessary skills to teach yoga, movement and meditation to children!

GroovyKids™ Yoga Teacher Training presented by the contagious energy and expertise of Global instructor Greville Henwood is a 15-hour course that equips you to teach so much more than just kids yoga!

Marking its 9th return to Dubai with back to back sell out, Greville is looking forward to empower you to look at the different ways to engage with children, delve deeper into the technical understanding of poses and how they can be sequenced together to create infinite classes for kids of all ages. You will learn how to play games to harness kids energy and enthusiasm and the GroovyKids™ Yoga Flow [45-60 minute] which is a complete range of motion yoga class including music, movement, breath awareness and meditation. Not only can meditation bring about immediate behavioral changes in children, but it can also teach them how to make difficult life decisions, feel connected to the world around them, reduce hyperactivity, short attention span, sudden impulsive behavior and daily stress from school exam, sports competition, family pressure and much more.

  • Implement 7 Keys to a successful GroovyKids™ Yoga class.
  • How to prepare and organize the room.
  • GroovyKids Yoga Sequences and LOGIC behind each approach.
  • Focus on MOVEMENT for growth, benefiting their brain and developing organs
  • Poses to avoid depending on age groups.
  • Modifications for different age groups [3-5 / 6-12].
  • Incorporating creative games and partner work.
  • How to categorize poses smartly.
  • Brief comparison of teaching kids and adults.
  • How to teach philosophy to kids [addressing root causes of topics such as anxiety, attention span]
  • Watching Greville teach a live kids demo session on day 2.
  • Qualities of a yoga teacher and confidence.
  • How to offer individual attention to every child in a group setting.
  • Class control, discipline and rewards.
  • Teaching restorative yoga, meditation and breath control.

On the final hour of the final day, we invite all parents to bring their children in for a 1 hour live demo class led by Greville where you can watch theory being put into practice.

Here is what you can expect out of the 2 day deeply comprehensive and uplifting training – click to watch here


Ph credit: Danielle Heron, one of our active GroovyKids Yoga graduate teaching a class at Surf House Dubai

Parents, school teachers, yoga / fitness instructors and anyone who wishes to teach the non competitive spirit and life changing benefits of yoga to kids are invited to enrol.

The training will be held at Voyoga studio in i-rise tower, Tecom, Dubai – click here to watch our past training held at the sunny venue and where you’ll be based in November.

Submit your details below to register or email us directly at





Expand your career options while guiding moms through their exciting new journey and preparing them physically and mentally, for a healthy and powerful transition of childbirth.

This 85 Hour Yoga Alliance (US & UK) certified course covers Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga and is grounded in sound anatomy and physiology, appropriate anatomy, asana, pranayama, mudra and relaxation. Yoga and methods developed from Pilates and gentle exercise rehabilitation, to assist post-natal recovery is also discussed, taught and practiced before moving on to our Mother and Baby Yoga module. The course finishes with a talk on how to set up your business including tips on using social media and how to organise classes and keep client referrals at an optimum level. ~ Sally Parkes Yoga

T​his 7 day pregnancy yoga teacher training is open to Yoga​ and Pilates students and teachers with a minimum of 1 year consistent practice. Together we hold a clear open, welcoming space in November for a superb training experience!


Register while spaces are still available and take advantage of the ongoing early bird rate before the deadline of September 10, 2017


Dubai GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training returns on November 10-11, 2017!



GroovyKids Meditation in Progress

Combine your passion in yoga and love for kids under the expertise of Global Instructor Greville Henwood and become empowered with the necessary skills to teach kids yoga, movement and meditation in Dubai, on November 10-11, 2017.

As a trainee on this extremely joyful weekend training, you’ll learn the GroovyKids Yoga​™ flow [45-60 minute] complete range of motion yoga class using music, breath awareness and savasana techniques. You’ll also learn unique brain + body coordination exercises, how to build strength, stability, focus, balance & learn games to harness kids energy and enthusiasm. We practice yoga sequences to share yoga philosophically with kids and meditation that can help so much with stress as kids grow up. The training is very practical, interactive and extremely fun!

GroovyKids is proud to mark its 9th return to Dubai and this 15hr yoga alliance course hosted at the beautiful space of Voyoga studio. This kids yoga teacher’s training is open to anyone who has a love for kids and has a background in yoga practice – no specific level or experience required.


Learn to Bridge Space and Stability in Yoga | 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai with Kreg Weiss, Feb 2017


100hr Integrative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Kreg Weiss in Dubai | February 24 – March 7, 2017



Yoga delivers a wealth of wellness benefits with increased flexibility being one of the more sought after effects. Much of the aesthetic-driven poses saturating social media posts demand significant degrees of range of motion. Alas, a common misconception has evolved that the more flexible one gets in yoga; the better and stretching is solution to alleviating aches and pains.

Thanks to integrated research and works from other fitness modalities, it is becoming increasingly important (for the sake of whole health and wellness), that a mobile body needs to also be stable. As well, proper tension balance across joint structures is fundamentally important in sustaining joint health and integrity.

An excessively mobile joint is an instable one. Stability evolves from the shape of bones, forms of cartilage within and around the joint, ligaments connecting bones as well as forming various types of ‘capsules’ around the joint, tendons (via muscles) crossing over the joints, and the interweaving layers and trains of fascia. Excessive flexibility can create laxity in the soft connective tissues leaving bone, cartilage, and other supportive soft tissues susceptible to injury.


Stretching isn’t always the answer. Most posture-related injuries and conditions are a result of chronic lifestyle and activity patterns that generate tension imbalances – muscles being short and tight on one side of a joint while opposing muscles are chronically elongated and inhibited. While stretching the overly tense regions may be beneficial, there is likely a more prudent need to engage opposing muscle groups to restore balance. Without this tension restoration (and changes to habitual patterns), the body will quickly settle back into dysfunction.

Let’s consider Downward Facing Dog and other classic forward bends that expand the hamstrings. It is becoming increasingly common to encounter people working through hamstring tendinosis – chronic tendon injury – at the sit bone attachment. One could mistakenly prescribe themselves more stretching in order to alleviate the symptoms and encourage recovery. However, a more effective and appropriate treatment (for most) is to significantly scale back the forward bending poses at the hip. Researchers are now concluding that the tendinosis often stems from compression-like injury to the tendons due to excessive stretching of the upper hamstrings. The shape of bone and the angle of drag of the tendon across the sit bones cause a compressive, cellular degeneration of the tendons leading to inflammation (to note: excessive sitting on the sit bones can add to this chronic injury). Resting from stretching the hamstrings and replacing those asanas with ones that add tension instead (i.e. hip extension exercises) is found to be a far more effective mode of recovery.

Just as the primary intention with yoga is to ‘unite’ and ‘create balance and harmony’, consider how the hatha elements (physical aspects) of your practice support that intention. Whole wellness is an interactive play of finding space and steadiness. Our joints bear significant loads throughout the day and while fluid range of motion is essential, that fluidity benefits from nurturing containment and a unified system of structural support. As we go deeper in the poses, allow a breath and moment to ask if this depth is truly serving the broader scope of benefits for us to be well and balanced.

Just as the primary intention with yoga is to ‘unite’ and ‘create balance and harmony’, we will consider how the hatha elements (physical aspects) of your practice support that intention throughout our Dubai 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training on February 24 – March 7, 2017. This 12 day training is open to anyone who has a passion in yoga & active teachers wishing to expand their clientele base and introduce the grounding style of Hatha Yoga into their classes


Testimonial Shared by Brittany Beltram | 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai with Kreg Weiss | Ph credit @yogalatesblissindubai

“I’ve often been told that yoga is for everyone. As an aspiring teacher who’s beginning her own journey, I wondered about the accuracy of that statement, and the depth of knowledge necessary to assimilate students into a practice that was safe and right for each of them. I found, and began following Kreg Weiss’ videos after I injured myself. I ached for practical advice about the biomechanics of my own body, relative to my yoga practice. Thanks to the positive buzz about workshops Noura has facilitated, once Kreg’s training was announced, I knew I had to be there. He did not disappoint.  He teaches with the same passion and vigor that initially captivated me in his videos. The information at first glance appears dense and complex, but he breaks down all facets of his seminar with meticulously crafted presentations that are chocked full of well-labeled diagrams, and his own personal notes to guide you through each discussion. 

He injects humor and humility into every aspect of his training program. It is like having coffee with a friend; the crazy good kind of friend, that overflows with so much love for what they do, that their passion pours through them whenever they talk about it…you can’t help but to follow their lead.

Kreg also made it a point to make himself available for discussions, individual guidance and post-seminar Q&A.  At some point in the training, we discussed meditation and finding that stillness in between everything that creates static in our lives. I find that idea applicable to what I’ve learned in his seminar. We covered many aspects ‘between’: the bones, spirituality and practicality, flows for mixed level abilities and posture levels conducive to different anatomical variations.

This course is beneficial for ALL yoga teachers. We preach within our community that yoga is in fact for everyone. In modern society, most have been conditioned differently, anatomically, by our ever-evolving social behavior, than those who initially practiced the ancient art. Kreg, taught me how I can better speak yoga to everyone, and for that I am thankful; my foundation in teaching feels solid and grounded”  Brittany Beltram, RYT-200, Graduate of 2013 with Kreg Weiss in Dubai, UAE

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Fall in love with your practice and inspire others to do the same ~ Erica Blitz

For those who want to teach, this Inquire + Inspire  200 hour Yoga teacher training designed by Erica Blitz and accredited by Yoga Alliance International, will mark the beginning of a successful career path as a Vinyasa yoga teacher. For those who wish to advance in their own practice and deepen their understanding of Yoga, this training will equip you with  the opportunity for a deeper exploration  in yoga while blending both Eastern and Western philosophies.

This 23 day foundational training offers you a strong foundation of yoga focusing on the discipline of Vinyasa flow: integrating the movement of the body to the rhythm of the breath to connect to the beauty, strength and grace of your body with a deep understanding of the science of alignment and the life-affirming essence of Anusara. Specialty areas will be covered such as how to teach a Hatha yoga class, restorative yoga session, yoga for beginners, prenatal yoga, pranayama, ayurveda all while equipping you with creative teaching techniques from class theming, mindful sequencing, biomechanical alignment and more.

The philosophy component of the program mainly focuses on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras through a combination of in-class discussions and homework, exploring the fascinating history of yoga and how to be able to apply concepts pertaining to the origins of yoga as well as its philosophical underpinnings into a class.

Practicing yoga is not for people who want to hide from themselves, or from the world, and teaching yoga asks you to take it a step further. Teaching yoga also means you’re ready to embrace your vulnerabilities, your flaws, your gifts and your strengths, and to share them without fear. If you feel ready to do that on your mat and off, then we hope you’ll join us for a very special experience.


“Just a few short months after taking my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai with Erica Blitz through Yogalates Bliss, I am teaching yoga several times a week here in Doha, and after almost a decade and a half of dreaming of being here – it feels beyond amazing to finally be able to do what I love and help others discover their connection with their bodies, breath, and deepest selves on the mat.

Erica is an incredible teacher whose compassion, grace, humility and clear heartfelt connection to the study, teaching (and living) of the true essence of Yoga was clear to see and feel in every moment of our training. I was deeply humbled, blessed and grateful to have been able to study under someone whose dedication to their calling was so clear and compelling, who was able to create such a safe space where lifelong friendships were created, and whose expert instruction, attention to anatomy, precise cueing and the nuances of yogic philosophy (while also encouraging playfulness and ease on the mat), created such a well-rounded, fulfilling and nourishing experience. The focus on Vinyasa was a solid base that created a very full, expansive and creative viewpoint to study and teach from.

There’s something special about Inquire + Inspire.. and you have to experience it for yourself to truly understand. So, I suggest – Inquire, and get Inspired.. and see where this beautiful adventure takes you! I would do it again in a heartbeat!  Thank you Erica for helping me fly my wings and create a life of freedom and yoga. Forever humbled, forever grateful!” – Heba Atallah, Health + Wellness Coach, 2015 


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Embrace the Power of Pause | Dubai Meditation Teacher Training with David Magone, June 2-6, 2017


“We are a society of energy addicts, who expect quick fixes on demand. We fight our natural rhythms and then expect to switch off at will, but we could use our SLEEP to connect more deeply with ourselves.’ – Fiona Buckland

Since founding PranaVayu Yoga in 2001, David Magone has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Travel + Leisure’s “25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World”, Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and many other publications. In addition to teaching PranaVayu classes, workshops and trainings worldwide, David also serves as a Dharma teacher and is one of the first non-Tibetan teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga, a Buddhist Yoga practice originating in the 10th century A.D. David regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Healthy Living section, and is a featured teacher on Gaia TV and the Comcast Cable TV Network.

Perfect for serious students of yoga and teachers alike, this brand new, one of a kind, 5 day meditation teacher training is designed to help deepen your own meditation practice with a combination of restorative yoga, short lectures and guided meditation practices.

In addition to deepening your own practice, David will teach you how to guide others to a happier, healthier and more peaceful mental perspective with two different types of meditation: Shamatha, (calm abiding meditation) walking meditation and Yoga Nidra (the Yogi’s Sleep). Yoga Nidra is very useful for insomnia, anxiety and a whole host of other ailments, and Shamatha meditation calms emotions and strengthens concentration.

Since the meditation workshops are designed to be as calming as possible, the morning yoga sessions will be Restorative such as a slow, floor-based class that incorporates back-bending and twisting poses that encourages heart opening as well as liberation for the hip flexors, chest, and spine. The late afternoon sessions will focus on Yoga Nidra to support the training. The remaining hours of each day are used to introduce prospective teachers to the major tools and techniques that they’ll need to begin offering their own meditation classes.

After taking this training you be able to:

Effectively structure your own daily meditation practices
Help yourself and others overcome stress and anxiety by inducing the relaxation response
Identify and overcome common obstacles to meditation practice
Evaluate signs of progress
Guide three different types of meditation in private lesson settings and group class environments


Interested in knowing more and registering towards David Magone’s 40hr Meditation Teacher Training in Dubai on June 2-6, 2017? Please complete the form below or email | 

7 Day Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai with Sally Parkes, November 2016


Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai - Mom and Babies Yoga Class

Pregnancy and birth is the largest emotional and physical change that a woman’s body experiences. It is a time of profound change where women become more aware of how their body works, and as the baby grows in the womb, the extra weight alters the centre of gravity and postural changes occur which can lead to aches and pains across the body including lower back and pelvic pain.

In this special 85hour (7-days) Pre and Postnatal Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training in Dubai, Sally Parkes will take you through an extensive journey covering both pre and postnatal stages, grounded in sound physiology and anatomy as well as the more subtle aspects of yoga. The aim is to offer guidance towards a woman’s very special journey of pregnancy into motherhood and fully equip you with the knowledge and expertise to deliver safe, effective and uplifting vinyasa yoga classes and one to ones. This is achieved via a combination of appropriate asana, pranayama, mudra and visualisations.

In addition, you will study methods developed from Sallys’ knowledge of Pilates and gentle exercise rehabilitation which can assist a mother’s post-natal recovery. An empowering mom and babies yoga class will be covered through a series of gentle strengthening and stretching postures.

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One of the great benefits of a well-designed yoga practice is that it helps restore functional tension balance and healthy postural patterns. Our chronic sitting patterns along with excessive use of digital devices has led to a global epidemic of tension imbalances in our population.

International Yoga presenter and exercise science specialist Kreg Weiss, returns for the fourth time to Dubai to present an uplifting 100 hour integrative program teaching you the fundamentals of how to confidently create a CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA PRACTICE that weaves in the intelligence and integrity of western science with the harmonious elements of traditional Hatha Yoga. Integrative means to ‘combine into a whole and unified system’

Functional yoga will be the key element of throughout the training inspiring you to practice and design yoga classes that address and accommodate the unique ways in which we are structured and capability of receiving yoga postures and exercises safely and effectively.

Trainees on this 12 day Hatha Yoga instructor’s course will explore functional yoga anatomy, journey through in-depth applications of yoga postures, and learn how to tie in all these principles to design multiple yoga classes for a variety of clientele and demographics.This training is an excellent foundation for practicing yogis who may be keen to enroll into a 200hr as the next transition and active teachers keen to solidify their knowledge in sound biomechanics while expanding their clientele base.




  • daily guided hatha yoga practices (sadhana)
  • foundational review of anatomy of muscles, bones, and connective tissue
  • an engaging exploration of functional yoga anatomy and applications especially in regards to common variabilities in our muscle/skeletal systems
  • on-going kinesiology (exercise science) group exercises and homework to develop and hone your teaching skills
  • examination of a vast number of classic Hatha Yoga poses breaking down the fundamental alignment principles from a Hatha perspective including corrections, modifications, and assists as well as the integration of western exercise science techniques to enhance asana development
  • examination of the style of ‘hatha yoga’ in relation to other styles of practice and the methodology of Classical Hatha Yoga sequencing
  • 6 complete, days of learning how to design and sequence flows effectively and functionally for various clientele and demographics including beginners, mixed-levels, intermediate, athletes, and corporates.


  • *complete skills to teach Classical Hatha Yoga to a variety of audiences

    *greater base of knowledge and understanding of yoga anatomy and exercise science fundamentals to empower your teaching and personal practice

    *greater ability to adapt class designs so they are integrity-driven and purposeful based on students’ inherent needs and interests

    *catalogue of yoga sequences and flows to work from and incorporate into your teaching practice

    *increased experience and confidence with designing and teaching sequences as well as hands-on manipulation of student alignment

    *daily access to fully interact, ask questions, and engage in beneficial discussion with Kreg

    *100 Hours of CECs for annual Yoga Alliance membership requirements

    *complimentary 1 year mentorship for guidance with yoga anatomy, class design, and career development





    “First of all I would like to thank you for these amazing breathtaking wow-days and all the knowledge you gave us. I found out about my body anatomy, how the bones, muscles and joints move under my skin and how they influence one another. Now I know how to bend forward safely for my spine and being “Bendy Wendy” is not always good. And not everyone can be as flexible as another. If one side of my body can do more than the other I should stop where the other side stops, without pushing my body. I can now explain how to safely move into Downward Dog, plank, dancing cat and how to specific muscles in these poses. I now know so much more! I love the mudras and pranayama and will integrate them in my daily practice.  Your approach to teaching is so unique and beautiful!” – Daria Issina


6,000 AED EARLY BIRD expires on January 15, 2017
6,800 AED NORMAL RATE thereafter  

A non-refundable deposit of 3,500 can be arranged to secure your place and early bird rate.
Remainder to be settled 2 weeks prior to the training.

Rate includes your comprehensive 100hr Training Manual, Certificate of completion (RYT can add 100hrs as CEC), all assignments and handouts, 1-1 support and 1 year mentorship by Kreg Weiss

February 24 – March 7, 2017
*Friday 3rd – day off


Please complete the submission form below to register your interest towards the training:



The highly praised GroovyKids® Yoga Teacher Training and its unique method designed by Greville Henwood based in LA, returns to Dubai on October 7-8 with a mission to plant the seeds of yoga to children and we would love to have you be part of this healthy movement!

Kids Yoga Dubai 2016

This joyful 15 hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training program is designed to educate, inspire and enlighten teachers, parents and ANYONE who wants to introduce kids to the joys and benefits of Yoga! Teaching yoga to children is fundamentally one of the most important and vital areas to paving the way in creating a profound change in our world. Yoga can provide them with beneficial lifelong tools to help them cope with daily stresses, navigate exams and deal gracefully with the increasing pressures placed upon them as they transition into adulthood. By sharing the joy of yoga, breathwork, meditation and movement, we are helping to create a better world tomorrow, one child at a time.

As a trainee on this 15hr weekend children’s yoga certification program in Dubai, you will learn how to:

  • Implement 7 Keys to a successful GroovyKids™ Yoga class.
  • How to prepare and organize the room.
  • GroovyKids Yoga Sequences and LOGIC behind each approach.
  • Focus on MOVEMENT for growth, benefiting their brain and developing organs
  • Poses to avoid depending on age groups.
  • Modifications for different age groups.
  • Incorporating creative games and partner work.
  • How to categorize poses smartly.
  • Brief comparison of teaching kids and adults.
  • How to teach philosophy to kids [addressing root causes of topics such as anxiety, attention span]
  • Watching Greville teach a live kids demo session on day 2.
  • Qualities of a yoga teacher and confidence.
  • How to offer individual attention to every child in a group setting.
  • Class control, discipline and rewards.
  • Teaching restorative yoga, meditation and breath control.

This training is open to yoga teachers, parents, school teachers and yoga practitioners who would love to be part of kids transformation.

For more information and how to register towards the upcoming GroovyKids Yoga Instructor’s Course in Dubai on October 7-8, 2016 :