Atlantis, The Palm tops every list of must-visit tourist attractions in Dubai for a number of reasons. A massive resort that has a waterpark, a dolphin bay AND some world-class dining venues, plus it’s a quintessential Dubai photo backdrop. If those reasons don’t have you sold, then the fact their underwater aquarium, The Lost Chambers, conducts an underwater yoga class should definitely grab your attention. Especially if you feel like you’ve been drowning under stress.
We’ve had some unique yoga classes in Dubai, with off-beat venues such as sky-high rooftops that are 400 meters above the ground, a golf course at full moon, and even an indoor rainforest. But nothing comes close to this, surely?
Yoga at The Lost Chambers
The underwater yoga classes at The Lost Chambers have been a firm favourite with Dubai’s yogis because of the ultimate levels of tranquility it offers. Have you ever laid down in shavasana, bathed in the cool glow of dappled blue light, as 65,000 marine animals silently float around you?
You’ll feel like you’re cocooned in a bubble of peace and serenity, far removed from the deadlines and responsibilities of the real world.
Don’t just take our word for it. Scientific research has proven that watching aquatic creatures go about their business can reduce stress. The soothing blue light and the repetitive movement of fish have an almost hypnotic effect on our bodies, which helps drown out the noise of daily life.
That combined with the rejuvenating Hatha Yoga session will help you find your flow and take on the week afresh.
Do I need to know how to do yoga?
This underwater yoga class caters to all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced. It’s perfectly alright for you to sign up, even if you’re not as bendy as these yogis above. Very few of us are…
Hatha Yoga is a particular variant of yoga that is an intense yet calming blend of movement and breathing. And the expert yoga instructors from Atlantis resort’s ShuQui Spa and Fitness will coach you through a sequence of various asanas (poses) and breathing exercises called pranayama.
Time to make like an inspirational quote and exhale all the stress.
There’s more after you roll up the yoga mat
After your yoga class, you have free access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium to unwind and make a day of it. Maybe, you’ll find your Zen. Perhaps a new profile picture. Who knows, you just might find Nemo.
Guests have to bring in their own mats and towels. SUGAR mats are available to purchase online