Workshops & Events


New to yoga teaching? Overwhelmed? Unanswered questions?

Friday 3rd November, 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Are you new to the world of yoga instruction? Finished your 200 hours, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of teaching? Join Amanda Cunliffe-Smith and myself for this inspiring workshop, aimed at helping you gain confidence and direction. We’ll cover everything from common challenges and concerns and adjustment anxiety, to how to find your unique voice and style. There will also be plenty of space to play with ideas and address worries, within a supportive circle of fellow teachers.

While I personally approach my 10th year of yoga teaching, Amanda is in her 6th and also has a decade of instruction experience within the health and fitness industry. Both of us have a passion for creating an inspiring and nuturing community for yoga teachers and students in Dubai, and look forward to helping you on your journey.

WHERE: The Surf House, Dubai
COST: 400 aed



An evening of yoga, meditation and delicious food…

Tuesday 7th November, 7pm – 9pm

Join Lisa Murphy and I for a chilled vinyasa flow and guided meditation in a beautiful garden setting. We round off this al fresco session with a special vegan and gluten free supper, all organically sourced and home cooked. All levels welcome. Space is limited.

WHERE: Springs 4, Street 4, Villa 1

COST: 200 aed


I am delighted to be hosting the first of the Supper Club series with my good friend and fellow yoga teacher, Lisa Murphy, who is visiting Dubai all the way from Kansas City. Lisa is a wonderful teacher, with over two decades experience and is also passionate about plant-based eating – find out more below…

About Lisa

Lisa is a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor, mindfulness coach and meditation teacher. She has completed yoga teacher-training courses with Max Strom and the Yoga Arts organization and is an AcroYoga JAMbassador. A former resident of Dubai, Lisa now lives in the US with her standard poodle Oscar, where she continues to travel and teach internationally.

In addition to yoga, Lisa is passionate about plant-based foods. Whether we’re a vegan, vegetarian or hard-core carnivore, Lisa believes in eating more veggies, and that our food should be delicious, healthy and fun.

The granddaughter of hearty farm folks, Lisa grew up picking homegrown strawberries and eating juicy tomatoes plucked from the vines. Her approach to eating is consistent with how she lives life:  eat seasonally and close to the ground; buy from local, organic farmers when possible (or even better, grow your own); and enjoy all things in moderation.

She blogs and writes plant-based recipes for her website,, in addition to working with individuals and corporations, teaching mindful practices for healthy living.