Al Barari Wellness Week
Welcome to the Al Barari Wellness Week where we bring together industry experts to take you on a journey to explore the art of healthy living. This week-long initiative has been created to encourage you to have a well-balanced lifestyle and to make healthy, informed choices for your body, mind and soul. The daily workshops will take place at the Heart & Soul spa, Body Language health club, The Farm, and Al Barari’s Showcase Gardens.
Come and discover through a variety of topics including weight loss, holistic nutrition, healing, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), meditation, yoga, wellness careers, skincare and fitness, to name a few. There will be over 50 different informative sessions that aim to educate, empower and inspire guests to kick start the New Year with a positive and healthy outlook.
Sunday (January 17, 2016)
Fat busting in the gym 13:30 - 14:30 at Body Language Al Barari Book Now
Food matters documentary 20:30 Wellness movie by the pool
Monday (January 18, 2016)
Tuesday (January 19, 2016)
Wednesday (January 20, 2016)
Thursday (January 21, 2016)
Hungry for change 20:30 Wellness movie by the pool
Friday (January 22, 2016)
Zumba for kids 10:30 - 11:30 with Body Language, Al Barari Book Now
Saturday (January 23, 2016)
Laura is the Founder of BeU, a lifestyle of thinking, feeling and eating in a balanced way that helps you to just LOVE and BeU! Nutritionist, holistic weight loss coach and wellbeing consultant, Laura has been working with private and corporate clients for over eight years, specialising in our relationships with food and our bodies and the impact this has on our health, weight and wellbeing, on all levels.
Laura is also a passionate foodie and writer, contributing articles and interviews for various media and is the author of her soon to be published book, BeLight…Holistic Weight Loss for your most BeUtiful Body.
Neeru is a Spiritual Wellness Expert and has over 10 years of active healing experience. She uses many different modalities to bring a complete healing experience for her clients. She is an expert in various healing techniques such as Theta Healing, Hypnotherapy, Sacred Activations, and Esoteric Higher Consciousness Healing amongst many others. Neeru uses the Universal Healing energies to work through her.
She has to her credit many physical and emotional healing success stories. Her goal is to help people become the healthy, joyful person they thought they never could be, and to help them find themselves and realize their dreams!
Lina Zoghaib is a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher, with a strong passion for Yoga, life, and inspiring people to enjoy the beauty of now. She has been practicing various styles of Yoga since 2009, and travelling all over Asia to practice and learn from different teachers. Lina has an advanced Teacher Training Certificate from Kerala, India, and practiced with different Teachers in Rishikesh, also known as the capital of Yoga.
Her practice now continues with her teacher in Rishikesh, Anup Gupta. Lina has returned to Dubai to share her practice with the community. Her sessions focus on beginner and intermediate levels, providing alignments and benefits of postures as well as various breathing techniques and meditation.
Kaya Peters is a renowned Yoga expert, Holistic practitioner, Author, Retreat Leader and Managing Director of Kaya Yoga Therapy Registered Yoga School, with over 5,000 hours of teaching experience. For the past decade she has been traveling the world extensively to train and study with some of world's most well-known experts in the field of Yoga, nutrition and holistic teachings.
Based in Dubai, Kaya runs a practice as a private and therapeutic Yoga instructor, helping her clients overcome a wide variety of health issues. In addition she teaches retreats and teacher trainings, aimed at facilitating healing and empowering people to be the best versions of themselves.
Kaya holds the E-RYT-500 rank with the International Yoga Alliance and has obtained numerous qualifications in the field of health and wellness. She is a pioneer in bringing Yoga Therapeutics to the Gulf region and teaching her "Holistic Lifestyle" and method in this part of the world. She is the author of two books, one Whole Food Cookbook and "The Whole Food Approach" in which she explains how holistic living can prevent and cure diabetes and obesity-related problems.
Kaya has a gift for looking at bodies and understanding exactly what they need. Everything she teaches, comes from a wealth of personal experience and working with clients from all different walks of life over the past decade. She has successfully worked with members of the Royal family, well-known business people, athletes and people recovering from depression, anxiety and auto-immune diseases.
She is also a contributing writer for several magazines and blogs including Awakenings Magazine Middle East, Mother, Baby and Child Magazine and MiddleEastLiving.com
Abeer is an Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Reiki Master, Quantum Touch Practitioner, Emotional Coach and Intuitive Life Healer who brings a gentle, compassionate and heart-centered approach to all of her healing work.
Her aim is to build a community of spirited, empowered, like- minded women who are living their purpose to the fullest – stress-free and pain-free. She would love for everyone to break their cycle of pain and bring in more joy into their lives.
Ivana Silva is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Nutritionist, Founder of Happy Healthy Expat Life and a mother of three. She earned her Master's Degree in Nutrition Sciences from University of Vienna, Austria. With more than 15 years of experience Ivana is empowering women to step into their best version of themselves. In her coaching practice she creates completely personalised roadmaps to health and balance for her clients, considering their unique bodies, minds, lifestyles and goals. Ivana is a devoted cook, yogi, traveler and language-learning lover. She moved 9 countries in the past 15 years and with her life experience and professional knowledge she helps her clients uncover their true potential and lead a life they truly desire.
As a certified life coach, Perrin speaks to her clients about where they are right now and works with them to get them to where they want to be. Many people wonder how that is possible to do when so many of their limiting beliefs about themselves and their lives are deep rooted. With processes in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Energy Healing and the like, it is not only possible but very effective – and that too in a matter of minutes.
Perrin uses these techniques to guide her clients through certain processes where they are able to clean-up their baggage and live a more productive and happier life. All these techniques work beautifully if you are committed enough to want a change. So if you're ready and willing, this is life-changing!
Originally from the UK, Debbie Cain has lived in Dubai with her family for the past 24 years. She is a trained Nurturing Birth Doula, Blossom and Berry Infant Massage instructor and a Liddle Kidz Paediatric Touch Therapist. She also holds a MNT as Maternity nurse and Infant Sleep advisor.
Vanessa Kahler is the founder of Kahler Wellbeing Academy. She spent 20 years working in natural medicine alongside integrated medical doctors and holds degrees in Nutrition Science and Health care studies and a diploma in Nutrition therapy. She has studied Yoga, mindfulness meditation, EFT, Ayurvedic massage and philosophy, hypnotherapy for birth and fertility, reproductive health and assisted conception.
Her studies have led to the creation of her Essential Needs model, a model of optimising health that she delivers through The Kahler Concept, an 8-week wellbeing program. Vanessa's drive is in maximising life quality. She specialises in fertility, pregnancy, natural birth, baby and child health, as well as healthy ageing.
Having worked extensively and internationally in the aesthetics field with a team of doctors in specialist clinics treating patients for hirsutism, acne, pigmentation and thread veins, symptoms relating to underlying hormone imbalance since 1983, Mona Mirza set up biolite Aesthetic Clinic in the UK, followed by boutique Medi Spa in Dubai in 2007.
Mona has a master's degree in Aesthetic Dermatology, a doctorate in Cosmetic Dermatology, and has completed courses in psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy. Her aim is to educate clients on internal healing with external benefits through anti-ageing medicine and holistic healing.
As a result of Mona's vast experience in the field of medical aesthetics, she regularly contributes to skin-related articles for magazines and features on TV shows and radio as a specialist guest. She has been nominated for various awards; most recently for the prestigious Emirates Woman of the Year awards in 2014 for the entrepreneur category.
Stella Maria is an Angel Therapy Practitioner ®, Psychic/Medium, Holistic Healer, Spiritual Counselor, Ascension Angel Reiki Master/Teacher, GTT Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, and Art Therapist. Stella offers consultations and workshops to help inspire, transform and liberate your life!
Originally from Bulgaria, Lidia Stankulova is a classically trained harpist who has been based in Dubai since 2005. The cosmopolitan city became her second home where she fell in love with the Arabic culture and began incorporating well-known Arabic songs into her repertoire.
Recently she has shared the stage with Marwan Khoury, Charbel Rouhanna, Khalil Ghadri, Nina Boutchakjian, and often performs with renowned Syrian violinist Mohamad Hamami and his Sharq orchestra. Today she is one of the leading harpists in the region, often traveling outside of the UAE to destinations such as Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, the Maldives and beyond.
Lukas Putz is a Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) Practitioner, Reiki & Energy Healer on behalf of Illuminations Well-Being Center, Dubai. He is the only trainer in the Middle East offering the SRT approach! After having received the gift of experiencing and learning the unique healing approach of spiritual healing, he dedicates his time to traveling around the world, facilitating private consultations, training programs and empowerment seminars.
His intention is for individuals to feel empowered enough to connect with their higher potential within minutes, to provide divine guidance and intervention in that challenging moment when one most requires it!
Dr. Harald Stossier
Dr. Stossier has an outstanding international reputation both as a practitioner and innovator of Mayr Medicine. He studied under the legendary Dr. Rauch, graduate of F.X. Mayr. He set up Viva - The Centre for Modern Mayr Medicine in 2004 as Medical Director. He has been a consultant for complementary medicine at the Medical Chamber of Carinthia and the Austrian Medical Association since 1988 and has been instrumental in the integration of complementary medicine within the medical profession.
He has published many articles and books on Mayr Medicine and nutrition (e.g. candida diet, protein-reduction diet, allergies, and more) and has also lectured widely.
Dima was born in Lebanon where she studied French Literature and taught French for 10 years until she received her calling and decided to follow her passion and her life purpose. She went to UK and studied life coaching with the "Heal Your Life®"* organization and became a certified workshop leader, teacher and life coach.
Dima currently lives in Dubai and conducts workshops, study groups and one-to-one sessions with her clients to help them become happier, attract what they want and live the life of their dreams.
Dima is also a certified "Heal Your Life®" Playshop leader for teenagers, a Yoga instructors for kids and families and a Reiki practitioner.
*All "Heal Your Life®" workshops and coaching are based on the philosophy of Louise Hay, an International author, speaker and coach who changed the life of millions of people for the better around the world.
Jill is a Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath and Health Coach. She helps people achieve and maintain optimal well-being through balanced eating and a healthy lifestyle. Her approach is holistic and personalised, and recommendations are based on the latest nutritional science.
Her experience includes weight loss/management, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, food intolerance, and lifestyle disease management such as type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol. She has a special interest in natural fertility and pre- and post- natal nutrition.
Marion is an International Intuitive Healer and Card Reader from Edinburgh, Scotland. She has always been intuitive but never used her gifts, until finding herself in a difficult situation. She was recommended to try a Reiki session and was hooked.
She became a Reiki Master Teacher, then pursued Angel Healing and more recently became a ThetaHealing® Instructor. Marion's passion is to equip everyone with the tools to improve their lives.
Carla Julian uses a unique synchronicity of the asanas (poses) and pranas (breathing/meditation) of various Yoga disciplines including Ashtanga, Hatha and Power Yoga with Ayurveda health practices, dance and Pilates to help children and adults strive towards higher levels of physical, mental, and philosophical achievements.
She has applied more than a decade's worth of fresh perspectives from her sojourn in Southern India to develop a special approach to Yoga for children from which they can grow and become successful in all aspects of their lives from performance and character to health. Her workshops help children to develop their physiological and emotional wellbeing, enhance their performance in both mental and physical tasks, learn to cultivate joy, patience and a positive outlook, and learn to trust and accept life and with this acceptance, the acceptance of their duties and responsibilities.
Daniel is a self-taught intuitive and international soul artist, poet, writer, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, and happiness guide who believes in the infinite power of the heart. Her journey to self re-discovery started after her second child was born when she found herself in a cycle of never-ending physical challenges. Her healing began once she surrendered to the whispers of her heart, to her true calling, and to the voice that came from the deepest core of her being.
She believes that her purpose is not to change anybody's world but to guide others in the process of creating their own miracle by finding their own light and experiencing the depth of their true essence – love, pure unconditional love. To believe in it, to savour it and to surrender to the calling of their own precious heart.
Forlle'd is a scientifically advanced skincare range from Japan that has beauty experts raving about it. It has globally patented complexes of hyaluronic acid that are 600 - 4000 times smaller than ordinary molecules and therefore penetrate deep into the skin to rehydrate and revitalise from within. Other conventional products which also carry the same hyaluronic acid ingredient, often use bigger hyaluronic acid molecules which merely sit on the surface, limiting the effect.
Forlle'd is unique in that it replaces the need for injectable and mesotherapeutic procedures and it gets results which is what people in Dubai generally look for. In fact, Forlle'd's technology is based on Nobel Prize discoveries of the 2002 Nobel Prize winner Koichi Tanaka.
Having contracted a major case of wanderlust, Emilie traveled the world, working as journalist, and has taught in Thailand, South Africa, San Francisco and now Dubai.
She is an Integrated Yoga Tune Up® instructor, an E-RYT with Yoga Tree San Francisco; and, a mat and equipment Pilates teacher with the Physical Mind Institute.
She also spent hundreds of hours assisting Yoga Tree SF Teacher Trainer and physiotherapist Harvey Deutch, owner of RedHawk Physical Therapy clinic in San Francisco, in teacher trainings, and on retreats at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Emilie's powerful yet therapeutic classes will help you map your body and empower you to keep practicing the activities you love.