Kintsugi Yoga Studio – Japanese themed yoga studio – had a spectacular soft opening event on the 31st August attended by 200 of the city’s fitness loving people.
The soft opening event of Kintsugi Yoga Studio in Aspect Tower, Business Bay saw around 200 health loving guests enjoying the brand-new yoga space and interacting with the yoga teachers of the studio. They also enjoyed the Origami workshop organised by the studio, had delicious Japanese themed vegan bites and yummy home-made Japanese tea. Everyone loved the guided meditation experience in the “Zen” Salt room. The guests included yoga teachers, spiritual masters, health ambassadors, trainers, fitness influencers, martial artistes and Yogis.
The classes range from traditional styles like Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa to unique classes for mums and children, Swing yoga, Dance yoga, Acro yoga and speciality classes like Tai Chi, Qigong, Zazen meditation and Pranayama.
The market has responded very well to the launch and the studio is already tied up with Lululemon in Mall of the Emirates as the “Yoga Studio of the month”. They will have free classes every Wednesday morning at 8.30am at the store too.
The concept of Kintsugi promotes that brokenness can reveal an expanded sense of wholeness. It is this journey of mindfulness by acceptance that reminds people of how beautiful they are to discover deeper values of self-worth.
Kintsugi 金継ぎ – The art of Precious Scars Golden Joinery “Kin” means gold, and “Tsugi” is “Joinery”. The studio is built on the concepts behind the Japanese art of Kintsugi (or golden joinery) – where broken ceramic ware is lined with gold to make it look more beautiful. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
This Japanese themed yoga studio aims to be the home to people who would like to “fix” themselves using yoga, meditation and mindfulness. It is a space to heal, let go and truly rejuvenate and relax through acceptance.
GM of Kintsugi, Anjaan says: “Kintsugi yoga studio is built on the ideology that if something is broken or perceived as flawed – it should be seen as beautiful. We help our students to find the strength in
vulnerabilities and the beauty in brokenness”.
Their pièce de résistance of the studio is the signature Himalayan salt room. This room has entire walls built from pink Himalayan salt bricks. They also have a Halo generator which is a device that grinds salt into aerosol particles and releases them into the air of the room.
The ancient and therapeutic practice of salt therapy is a natural treatment. The unrefined rock salt is derived from evaporated ancient lakes and seas and sourced from deep underground caverns and is used to promote healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and overall wellness.
The “Zen” Salt Room is a therapeutic and healing space. All classes here are gentle classes. In this room, we get the benefits of Salt Therapy and Yoga together.
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About Kintsugi Dubai
Inspired by the Japanese ideology of embracing flaws, Kintsugi Yoga Studio is a space where vulnerabilities are celebrated and imperfection is appreciated and even seen as beautiful. Its yoga classes are an exhilarating blend of traditional yogic practices and modern styles. Kintsugi Yoga Studio is truly a cut above, offering visitors experiential rooms including: The Origami Room, The Samurai Room and The Zen Salt Room for a salt therapy session with yoga. All teachers are certified and experts in their respective styles. Kintsugi Yoga Studio welcomes guests from all walks of life, of all shapes and sizes for the acceptance of these differences forms the essence of this contemporary brand.
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