It's pretty hard to get excited about things in Dubai sometimes, because of the sheer amount of choice when it comes to doing amazing stuff. Been in the world's tallest building? Check. World's biggest mall? Check. Eaten the world's most expensive ice cream? Yeah, twice (eye roll).
Then something comes along that makes you think...well, hang on a minute there.
Introducing: one of those things. How about tai chi on the beach with a Shaolin master from China? Sign us up RIGHT NOW!
For one week only, you can head to The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR at sunrise and throw some shapes with Master Wang Xinglong. He's a 32nd generation disciple of the Shaolin temple, which makes him 100% badass. Along with Master Imz from Awake Conbal in London, the pair will take you through a series of strength exercises followed by flow tai chi...to really wake you up before your day begins.
Fancy something a little more spiritual to end the day, too? Then opt for the meditative yoga at sunset led by Awake Conbal founder Zsena Kali Raio Kay. We gave it ago (and despite being sceptics and total novices) we were guided into such a relaxed state that we visualised some pretty cool stuff...in fact, it was so amazing we've booked a second session!
Book your place before it's too late!
The details you need:
Master Wang and Master Imz sunrise Tai Chi Package – 21st - 26th October
A 90-minute sunrise workout with Master Wang and Master Imz combined. Beginning with 45 minutes of intense Shaolin training with Master Wang to strengthen the body and joints. The following 30 minutes of Tai chi flow combines the perfect dose of physical awareness, control, calm and focus. The final 15 minutes of Qigong with both masters focuses on increasing one’s Chi energy. Time: Sunrise – 6am to 7.30am
AwakeConBal - Sunset Fifth Element Yin Meditative Yoga Flow – 21st - 26th October
Yogi, Zsena leads the students through a 90-minute sunset journey of meditation interspersed with flow yoga. She guides you into letting go of your fears and doubts through the visual activation of Chakra Centres, rooting into the earth and the yin flow of the five elements. Time: Sunset – 6pm to 7.30pm
Prices: AED 250 or AED 300 with breakfast for the tai chi
Private 90-minute sessions are also available with Master Imz and Zsena until October 29th.
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