Football great Luís Figo will be joining 2,500 yogis at Kite Beach on Friday (February 1, 2019) to kick off the third-edition of XYoga Dubai Festival, presented by Dubai Holding. The early-morning session will launch the two-day festival – the region’s largest – which will see more than 15,000 yogis of all ages and abilities converge at the festival village for two full days of more than 63 complimentary classes, running from sunrise to sundown.
Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation, Luís Figo has had a storied career playing for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. He built up a reputation for his collaborative play and leadership skills on the pitch, winning the 2000 Ballon d’Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004, Pelé named him in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Over the years, Figo has consistently embraced and advocated fitness and mindfulness. On the opening day of XYoga Dubai Festival, presented by Dubai Holding, Figo will join Indian yogi Deepika Mehta and actress Nargis Fakhri to lead the 2,500-strong community in the first session.
This year’s edition of XYoga Dubai, presented by Dubai Holding features an illustrious line-up of local and international yogis including Laura Sykora, who has grown a global following of over 1 million followers with her photogenic inversions and handstands; global yoga warrior Janet Stone; Garth Hewitt, the creator of the Shiva Yoga® system; best-selling author and celebrated mind and body wellness expert Davidji and popular Indian yogi and trainer-to-the-stars Deepika Mehta. In addition to the international contingent, the UAE’s most popular yoga shalas and formidable yogis will also be leading a variety of holistic and signature sessions at the festival.
Registration is now open on www.xyogadubai.com for classes including Hula-hoop Yoga, Acro Yoga, Dance of Prana, Animal Flow, Tai Chi, Yoga Bil Arabi as well as a series of talks, meditations and performances. All classes are complimentary but subject to pre-registration. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To view the full schedule of events, please visit: https://xyogadubai.com/schedule/