Just like servicing a car, your body and mind require weekly maintenance to stay mobile. Stretching and strengthening your shoulders after spending hours behind your laptop not only feels GREAT, but it lowers the risk of sudden spasms, strains, muscle knots and fatigue. Sounds familiar? Here is what one of our dedicated members, a runner and long time Dubai resident had to say…

I’m originally from London and I’ve been managing arabianEye – a photo agency based in Media City – for the last 4 years. I’ve been attending Yogalates for several years now and have been meaning to write this testimonial for quite some time! Having experienced long term issues with my lower back, I was recommended to try Yogalates as a means to strengthen my core. Over a year later, my back is far better than ever and my posture has significantly improved. As well as the physical benefits, I have found that Yogalates really helps me to unwind after a stressful day at work.

I can sometimes turn up in an awful mood (!) but will leave feeling great! I love being outdoors at the moment, so the setting for me is ideal compared to all the other yoga and pilates classes in Dubai” – Greg Aslangul


At Yogalates we honor your body, build core strength and sooth your soul. And we welcome ALL levels. Movement specialist and anatomy expert Kim Danoher will take you through a 1hr flow with the sole aim of melting away muscle tension in your upper back while building overall strength to bring realign your precious spine.


Monday and Wednesday
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

What to bring:
Yoga mat, water and your awesome self. Spare mats provided if needed

80 Dhs for pay as you go – or – 600 Dhs for a package of 10 sessions (valid for 3 months from date of purchase)

Fraser Suites Tower (7th floor) by GEMS Wellington School on Sheikh Zayed Road

7:15pm – 8:15pm every Monday and Wednesday
Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes to adjust your mat and settle in, peacefully!

Click – here – to read more about our weekly signature Yogalates Sessions in Dubai

Book your first session online by submitting your details in the form below or email yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

The healing benefits of fusing stretching and strengthening exercises at Yogalates!



Kim Danoher Reverse Warrior

If you’re looking at Yoga or Pilates to tighten your core, build strength, stand taller and feel energized, Yogalates combines the best of both to get the ‘job’ done. Both Yoga and Pilates require concentration, consistent practice and awareness. That’s why they are classified under “mind-body” programs, along with Tai Chi and Meditation.

Our Yogalates sessions in Dubai combines both Yoga and Pilates in a 1hour flow. Pilates is your strength training and Yoga is your flexibility training. While yoga focuses on opening the hips, spine and shoulders, Pilates requires stabilization, minimal movement and deep core control. Not only do they both complement and contribute to improving your mobility and muscle tone, they both build on your coordination, balance skills and help cure an achy lower back.

So while you are stretching your tendons, you’re also strengthening the legs, opening up the shoulders and upper back. While soothing the lower back, you’re also massaging the neck and the shoulder blades. While stretching the sides you are also toning the obliques that support the structure of the lower back.

At Yogalates, you will focus on a number of chest opening postures, build stamina, muscular strength, core stability and back care therapeutics to allow for more freedom in your body. You will learn how to build strong abs and move your spine through its full range of motion with grace and ease to support and ensure that your posture doesn’t collapse.

The lateral bends elongate the sides of your waist – massaging the lower back and providing more length. The gentle twists decompresses your spine, increases the space between the vertebrae and aligns both sides of your body equally. The chest-opening exercises and forward bends, followed by twists and side bends provide full flexion and extension of the torso and reduces pressure from the lumbar nerve endings.

Our Yogalates sessions are held in the beautiful outdoors at Fraser Suites Dubai next to The Greens, Dubai Media City and TECOM area. . . so expect to leave class with a new sense of space in your spine, heart, mind and lungs!

Yoga Core Work Fraser Suites Dubai Yogalates

Yogalates in Dubai Fraser Suites

When is Yogalates?
Every Monday and Wednesday,  7:15-8:15 PM

Where is Yogalates held?
7th floor outdoor pool terrace at Fraser Suites Dubai

How much cash should I bring?
80Dhs pay as you go – AND – 600dhs for a package of 10 sessions (valid for 3 months)
First session must be booked online (form below) and you can then drop in whenever you wish afterwards.

What else should I bring?
Apart from your awesome self, please bring a yoga mat and come in comfortable stretchy clothing (nothing too baggy).  Towels and water are provided. Showers and toilets are available on the same “7th floor” by the pool.


Core Strength in Yoga – Without The Crunches!

Pilates and Yoga in Dubai

Strong Core Muscles | Healthy Back – Yogalates Bliss in Dubai

“Everybody wants a flat stomach, but the worst way to get one is to deliberately contract your abdominal muscles” ~ Pete Egoscue.

We already flex the trunk forward all day long when we sit, drive, lean forward or stand with our tailbone tucked under. Repetitive spinal flexion over time can mess up our natural lumbar curve, creating compression on the discs in places where they are not supposed to be compressed. Read more by clicking here

A healthy yoga/pilates practice can improve your core strength WITHOUT the need for endless crunches. At Yogalates we employ a variety of excellent core work and awareness through forward folds, side/backbends, twists, balance exercises and relaxing tight psoas to release stiffness in the lower back area.

Book your first outdoor Yogalates session online at:


Why we love a good CORE workout!


If you’ve been recently complaining about nagging aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, arms, backs or legs, it is time to shift focus to the core muscles (the torso which extends from the base of the neck to the bottom of the spine and includes the abdomen and all the back and hip muscles). Underdeveloped and unbalanced muscle groups in one area of the body could very well mean having a weak core muscle. The core stabilizes and encases the vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord.

The nerves in both your arms and legs function best when you have a strong and stable core. Both the neck and the lower back are dependent on the core muscles to stabilize the spine so that all vertebral segments align with one another in a way that does NOT compress the nerves that pass through them.  When nerves are compressed, they can’t deliver full electrical impulses to muscles. And when that happens,  the muscles can’t work the way they should …weakness and pain are the result.

Yogalates (fusion of core work derived from Pilates and Yoga) enables your skeleton, muscles and joints to work together optimally, because only the core exercises offer the unique combination of strengthening, stretching , balancing and realigning that allows your body to withstand daily wear and tear while complementing your other activities and daily life movements. Plus, you’ll feel fabulous walking stronger, taller and more powerful from the center.

Visit: http://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com for Yogalates schedule.
Reading Source: The Core Program by Peggy Brill.

Simple Ways to Get Grounded || Practicing Yoga Outdoors!


Simple Ways to Get Grounded || Practicing Yoga Outdoors!

Some of the reasons why we love practicing Yogalates outdoors at Fraser Suites! According to scientists, the earth has a negative charge which helps to balance out our own current energy. We actually work symbiotically with the earth that helps us ground physically, mentally and calm our nervous system down. Scientists also have found that connecting with the earth has shown physical improvements from decreasing inflammation, anxiety issues as well as claims for anti-aging.

We actually work symbiotically with the earth that helps us ground physically, mentally and calm our nervous system down. Scientists also have found that connecting with the earth has shown physical improvements from decreasing inflammation (stress), anxiety issues as well as claims for anti-aging. Grounding or Earthing is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous system occurs.

We love practicing under the stars, staring at a sunset, ocean on the horizon, full moon above head or simply breathing in ‘fresh’ air – far, far away from AC’s!
Web: http://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com