Yoga Centers of Western Asia

Directory of yoga classes and retreats in Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran & the UAE
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Color Code: Lilac = studio, Pink = retreat center

Iran  ~  Israel  ~  Lebanon  ~  Palestine  ~  Saudi Arabia  ~  Turkey  ~  UAE / Dubai

See also:  Yoga in the Americas,  Yoga in Europe,  Yoga in Africa,  Yoga in Asia,  Yoga in Australia

Iran

ARAM Yoga
Locations: 1) Tehran - Ekbatan - 21-44630379
2) Karaj - Gohardasht - 26-34478181
Contact: Tel: 0098 -09122893868, 0098-21-44630379  /  Email: samimi_sina[at]yahoo.com
Website: www.aramyoga.ir  |  Yoga Links
Instructors: Sina Samimi & etc...
Yoga Style: Shakti Yoga
Description: Asana - Yama & Niyama - Pranayama - Yoganidra - Fasting & Food - Meditation

Israel

The Yoga Center Neve Tzedek
Address: 3 Chelouche St., Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, Israel
Contact: Tel: +972 3 516-3641
Website: www.yoga-center.co.il  |  Yoga Links
Instructor: Gabi Doron
Yoga Style: Iyengar Yoga
Specialties: Classes at all levels, pranayama, teacher training in the Iyengar tradition
Description: The Yoga Center offers classes for all skill levels, as well as teacher training and specialized seminars on yoga-related topics throughout the year.


Yoga Retreat am Toten Meer
Urlaubsort: Villa "Ananda" in Arad, Israel Ananda
Website: www.shkola-ananda.com/de/Yoga-Retreat_am_Toten_Meer
Lehrer: Slava Anand.  Tel: +972 52 3067095  /  Email: slava.anand[at]mail.ru
Yogastil: Ananda Yoga
Beschreibung: Diesen Retreat leitet ein zertifizierter Yoga- und Meditationlehrer, der in Indien, den USA und Italien bei Yoga- Meistern studierte.
Dieses Programm umfasst:
• Den ganzen Komplex der Reinigung, Verjüngung und Immunsystemstärkung
• Anhebung der Lebensenergie durch verschiedene Trainings Übungen und Yoga-Therapie
• Eine Tiefenreinigung des Körpers mit auch gesunde Diät (frisches Obst und Gemüse)
• Meditationen morgens und abends
• die Harmonisierung der Chakren mit dem Harmonium, indischen Ragas und vedischen Mantren.
• Reinigungzeremonie
• Baden im Toten Meer
• Wandern in den Bergen

Lebanon

Hamsa Yoga Space
Address: Albert Khayat street, Beirut, Lebanon Hamsa Yoga
Contact: Email: hamsayogaspace[at]gmail.com
Website: hamsayogaspace.com  |  Map & Contact Info
Instructor: Sarah Warde
Yoga Style: Hatha-Yoga
Description: A space dedicated to the genuine study and practice of yoga in Beirut.

Palestine

Farashe Yoga for Healthy Living
Address: Ramallah, Palestine
Contact: Tel: 0097022960831  /  Email: farasheyoga[at]gmail.com
Website: farasheyoga.org
Yoga Classes: Vinyasa (All Levels): Refreshing and invigorating, this class will enable you to experience creative sequencing drawing from poses and sun salutations. You will be encouraged to move at your own pace as you explore meditative flows of movement linked with breath, yoga postures and creative variations. This class is open to all - beginners and advanced practitioners. Modifications for beginners and options for advanced practitioners are provided throughout the class.
Vinyasa (Level 2): Level 2 is designed for intermediate/advanced students, and is also perfect for Level 1 yogis ready to take it to the next level. The interplay of breath and movement makes this class dynamic and challenging, leaving the body and mind refreshed and clear. Each class has a theme, which is explored through breathing and yoga postures that are linked in a continuous dance. The class builds confident alignment in essential yoga poses. Every class will have a different sequencing of postures, but you can be sure it will be challenging, sweat inducing and include a bit of laughter.
Pilates: This yoga-influenced exercise program is a uniquely transformational method of body conditioning appropriate for people of all ages and abilities. Pilates focuses on improving core strength while lengthening and stretching all the other muscle groups. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. This class is taught as a "mat" class (i.e., using a yoga mat). Come join us, this class is a complete and fun workout for everyone.
Description: Farashe, which means "butterfly" in Arabic, is a community yoga center based in the heart of Ramallah, Palestine. We are committed to excellence in instruction, and to providing safe and accessible yoga to all. As reflected in our name, Farashe believes that yoga is a catalyst for transformation and growth within ourselves, families, communities and world. We believe that yoga does not only exist during a class and on a mat, but can be integrated in all aspects of our lives - whether it be through physical exercise and healthy nutrition, or through community service and development. Created and built purely through volunteers and donations, the Center is committed to the principles of "selfless service." As a not-for-profit organization, class fees are reinvested into the Center's maintenance, outreach yoga sessions in surrounding villages and refugee camps, and to community development projects identified by the communities we work with.

Saudi Arabia

Prana Shakti Yoga
Address: Sulimania, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Website: www.pranashaktiyoga.net/Teachers.html
Instructor: Sarah Bohairy
Description: Prana Shakti Yoga is a group of teachers working together to bring the practices of Hatha Yoga to interested students. Our teachers have experience in the following yoga traditions: Anusara, Ashtanga, Bihar, Kripalu, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Yogamazé.
Our Basics class covers all of the basic yoga asana and pranayama practices. It is suitable for those students newer to yoga and for students who are building strength and flexibility. Our Expanding class is suitable for students with an established yoga practice. More advanced yoga asana and pranayama are explored in our Expanding classes. Our Mixed Level class is open to students with previous yoga experience, and is suitable for students who are in good physical condition no matter their level.

Turkey

Gölköy Yoga Centre
Address: Göltürkbükü, Bodrum in Mugla, Turkey.
Bodrum/Milas (BJV) is the local airport, about 45 min by road.
Gölköy Yoga Centre
Contact: Tel: 0090 252 357 7207  /  info[at]yogaturkey.co.uk
Website: www.yogaturkey.co.uk  |  Yoga Links
Instructors: Pervin and Michael Cullingworth, Nawajyoti, Michael Stewart, Todd Tesen, Mark Freeth, Nick Rixen, Susan Desmarais, Petek Erim, Mark Kan, Simi Roche.
Description: Gölköy Yoga Centre sits on a hillside next to a peaceful and uplifting village on the Aegean coast of Southwest Turkey. Michael and Pervin Cullingworth have been running happy yoga retreats here for more than 15 years. The courses run from May till October with teachers from many different disciplines. Join us to give your yoga a boost and take delight in the relaxed atmosphere of friendly, like-minded yoga people. It's the best way to get your practice going or take it to the next level.
International teachers offer their rich, diverse experience to small groups ensuring that you will receive close, individual attention. Courses are tailored to the needs and experience of the students and are open to complete beginners as well as to more experienced yogis and yoginis.
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Visitors stay in small and friendly family hotels on the seaside or set in the mandarine orchards of the village. There is a beautiful nature walk to the Yoga Centre for practice and meals. Varied and delicious, mainly vegetarian food is prepared for you by a village cook and shared in the warm tradition of truly generous Turkish hospitality. The colours and aromas delight the eye and nourish the soul.
The main practice is every morning, followed by lunch. After that there is plenty of free time to visit Bodrum, the Turkish baths, local markets, sometimes to go walking across the hills or just relax on the seafront or by the pool. In the early evening there is a second, quieter yoga class before supper on most days. Yoga courses are complemented by Thai massage, shiatsu and walking depending on which week you visit us.
The cost for a one week course differs according to stages of the season with discounts for early booking and for previous visitors. This includes tuition, hotel accommodation for 7 nights and all meals except for 3 evenings when people like to eat out in Bodrum or by the sea.


Yoga Detox Retreats
Address: The Faralya Hotel is in the rural village of Faralya, just south of Olu Deniz and Fethiye. We are in the mountains, on the sea and in the forest! YogaDetoxRetreats - Revitalise Body, Mind and Spirit
Contact: Tel: +351966001378  /  Email: lauren[at]yogadetoxretreats.co.uk
Website: www.yogadetoxretreats.co.uk  |  Yoga Links
Instructor: Lauren Manning
Description: The goal of yoga detox retreats is to provide a sacred space for physical, mental and spiritual renewal and detoxification.
Life can sometimes get very busy, fast and stressful... and you may feel the need for rest, recharging and re-energising.
Also, we live in a very polluted world - our water, soil, food and air are all full of toxins which affects us on every level. Healthy yoga holidays and regular detox can be very helpful for maintaining overall health and happiness.
The combination of detox, Yoga, meditation and holistic therapies in a natural and supportive environment all nourish and support the body, mind and spirit whilst providing a healthy, relaxing and fun holiday experience - one that could possibly change your life...
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Yoga Holidays Turkey Just Steps from the Ocean
Address: Ozden Pansiyon, Gul Sokak, Side, Turkey
Contact: Tel: 00905345523328  /  Email: joanne[at]yoga-holidays-turkey.com
Website: www.yoga-holidays-turkey.com  |  Yoga Links
Instructor: Joanne Ozden
Yoga Style: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Specialties: Life-Enhancing holidays
Description: Join us for a life-enhancing Yoga Holiday in Turkey. In May, June, July, September and October for a week of all inspiring Yoga, relaxation, delicious food, and fun in the Sun. Our accommodation is set in a beautiful Oasis in the heart of the historic town Side with golden beaches just a few steps away and experience a truly colourful and vibrant Turkish Culture.
Each day we will guide you in a morning and evening yoga practice in our brand new yoga studio or in our beautiful oasis garden with plenty of free time to laze on the beach or explore this wonderful area. We love to encourage you to breath, flow and feel great in your body and mind. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention, advice and encouragement, suitable for beginners to the more advanced yogi, giving YOU the confidence to grow and find freedom in YOUR own yoga practice which will have a wonderful transformation effect to be yourself and to live the life you so desire on your return home. Together we will practice Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (breath work) and Meditation (concentration) and you will develop flexibility, strength in your body, mind & spirit and you will leave chilled out, ridiculously happy, and with clarity.
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UAE - United Arab Emirates

Ananda Transformational Yoga
Address: Abu Dhabi, UAE - Khalidiya Street, Opp. Grand Stores.
Contact: Tel: 00971503251350  /  Email: info[at]theananda.net
Website: theananda.net  |  Yoga Links
Instructor: Devadas Vasudevan ERYT-500 / RYT 500 / RYS 200 with Yoga Alliance. Regional Director (Abu Dhabi) of Yoga Alliance International, India.
Yoga Style: Sivananda Yoga and Traditional Hatha Yoga For All Ability Ranges
Description: Yoga Teacher Training for 200 hours. Regular Yoga classes. Private Classes and Group Classes. Limited number of admissions. No drop-in nor tasting of class is permissible due to strict flow of class to be maintained. Includes warm ups, asanas, pranayama, relaxation and positive talks. Ayurvedic body constitution is taken into care while teaching yoga.


Gems Of Yoga
Address: White Crown Building, Suite 1701, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O.Box 37301, Dubai, UAE
Contact: Tel: 0097143315161  /  Email: yoga[at]eim.ae
Website: www.gemsofyogadubai.com
Instructors: A team of 8 instructors & 2 therapists
Yoga Style: Hatha, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Combat Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Raja Yoga
Specialties: Advanced Hatha Yoga for instructors & shinto meditations
Description: Since Year 2000 Gems Of Yoga has been educating the UAE residents on the benefits and correct methodology of Hatha Yoga. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is taught by qualified instructors. Breathing & Meditation sessions are held from time to time. Shatkarma workshops are held on Fridays at the center. A dedicated team who have lived and felt yoga guide and steer the yoga enthusiasts wanting to explore this mystic art & science of Yoga. Two naturopathy doctors provide the hygiene & physiological basis of Yoga and the two massage therapists complement the yoga instructions.
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The Yoga studio Gems Of Yoga is known by word of mouth and does not advertise heavily. Its students speak for the center. Gems Of Yoga working hours are 6.30 am - 10.00 pm and on Fridays & holidays from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm.
The day to day functioning is managed by able administrator and the founder & CEO Ms. Sunita who also teaches hatha yoga, breathing & Shinto meditations.
The instructors' photo gallery & schedule can be accessed on www.gemsofyogadubai.com


Sama Yoga Retreats
Address: Yoga sessions all over Dubai, Abu Dhabi. Yoga retreats in Hungary, UAE, South Africa and more coming up.
Website: yoganutrition.com/private-yoga-in-dubai  |  Yoga Links
Yoga Style: Hatha yoga, hatha flow, prenatal yoga, Mom and Baby yoga
Classes & Retreats: Sama means harmony and equality in Sanskrit - something we often forget to nurture throughout our everyday stressful life. In our Sama retreats we are helping you to rediscover the lost harmony by building up your inner balance through the practice of yoga, breathing, meditation, relaxation and healthy nutrition. We choose the locations carefully, ensuring you have the perfect surroundings to a complete rejuvenation.


Sankyayoga
Locations: UAE: Dubai, Al-Ain. India: Thrissur, Chennai.
Instructors: Sam.S.Babu (eRYT 500) - Chief Instructor & Director, V.K. Suresh (Yoga Therapist), Syam.S.Babu (Yoga Teacher), Jinesh V.S. (Yoga Teacher), Surandran (Yoga Teacher), Sindu Jinesh (Yoga Teacher), Rani Lijesh (Yoga Teacher), Vidya Ashok (Yoga Teacher), Shiya.S.Babu (Yoga Teacher), Nison (Yoga Teacher)
Description: Sankyayoga is an authorised institute for yoga studies & treatment. We are conducting Yoga TTC, Yoga for weight reduction, Therapeutic Yoga courses, etc. Contact us on: 9400488555 (India), 055 181 66 76 (UAE)


See also:  Yoga in the Americas,  Yoga in Europe,  Yoga in Africa,  Yoga in Asia,  Yoga in Australia
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