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LiveWell with Nakheel Wellness Festival

Date: Saturday, 28 January

Time: 7 AM to 1 PM

Venue:  Event Lawn, District One – Mohammed Bin Rashid City

Click here for directions to the location

Activities: Outdoor yoga with Norah

Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Main speaker: Irina Sharma Co- curator LiveWell with Nakheel

Guest speaker:​ Dr Asha Jones, Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre

Topic: Ayurveda

Time: 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM

Guest speaker:​ Dr Nas Al Jafari, DNA Health and Wellness Clinic

Topic: Elevate your health

Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Workshop: Positive body image workshop with Marie Claude  (Exclusively for girls between 10 to 14 years old)

Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Activity: Tree Hugging with Irina Sharma  

Time: 11:15 am – 11:30 PM   

Workshop: Essential oils workshop with Gloria Halim

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

Our workshops and talks have limited spots available.

Please register to secure your spot and receive a themed tote bag.

Children below 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to participate in the yoga class, please bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle, and arrive at the venue by 7 AM. 

ABOUT THE EVENT: Community and conviviality together are key to Nakheel Community Management and along with Co-curator of LiveWell with Nakheel Irina Sharma, we invite you to our first of many LiveWell with Nakheel Wellness Festival on Saturday, 28 January 2023.

Join us to explore all aspects of health and wellness with the experts. At the Wellness Festival, you will experience the facets of Balance. Nourish. Move. Relax. Evolve through talks, workshops, movement exercises, therapy booths, kids’ special activities, food, and beverages, chill out zones and a lot more. All the attendees will get a chance to spin the “LiveWell Wheel”, and lucky ones will get to grab some great wellness prizes.

Information on workshops:

Essential oils have benefits that vary from pain relief & balancing hormones to stress relief. Join the session to:

  • Learn and understand how to use essential oils

  • Get to know doTERRA essential oils

  • Learn the benefits of essential oils


Positive Body Image workshop will talk about:

  • Introduction to what positive body image is and what influences it

  • Explore tools to embrace and celebrate the body they have

  • Participants will consider ways they can be positive body image ambassadors in their community


LiveWell with Nakheel Wellness Festival has been created where families and like-minded individuals can come together to improve and enhance all aspects of their own wellbeing, self-improvement, self-exploration, and self-empowerment.

Meet the Speakers and Yoga Practitioner

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Irina Sharma

“Self-responsibility is the key to healthy longevity.”

Irina Sharma is the Co- curator of LiveWell with Nakheel and Host & Co-Founder of Wellevate Life Podcast, a platform that helps build healthier communities. She holds a Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Lifestyle Coach and was trained under Prof. Dr. Harald Stossier from VIVAMAYR Academy. As a coach, her focus is the relationship between nutrition, health & disease. Her work as a health and wellness cultivator in complimentary medicine, environment & movement acts as a fundamental tool that assist in the task of preventing disease and striving for healthy communities.

She has spent her last 20 years working with integrative health practitioners & brands and continues to be a “voice of reason”.

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Dr Nas Al Jafari @dr_nas_wellness

Functional Medicine Practitioner, co-host of Wellevate Life Podcast

Dr Nas is originally from the UK where he trained as an allopathic doctor. Now based in Dubai since 2015, he is the Medical Director of DNA Health Clinic & Co-Host of Wellevate Life podcast. Dr. Nas’s particular focus is in modifying lifestyle factors, optimizing long-term health and prevention of chronic disease. As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, he offers a broad scope of cutting-edge treatment strategies for both adults and children, ranging from diabetes and obesity through to autism and dementia.

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Dr Asha Jones @dhtcuae

Dr Asha Jones has many years of broad practical experience in Ayurvedic medicine and treatment in India and in the UAE. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery and has worked as a consultant in many of the country’s Ayurvedic hospitals and centres and joined hands with Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre in 2011. Dr. Jones has immense experience in identifying body constitution, Doshas or energy imbalances and prescribes traditional treatments, medicines along with advising on diet to balance Doshas.

She follows traditional generic products of Ayurveda and focuses on the treatment of spinal problems such as disc prolapse, spondylosis, skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, allergies, asthma, rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, paralysis and other neurological disorders, stress management, migraine, weight reduction & obesity management etc.

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Norah is a certified yoga instructor, specialized in Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga, Aerial yoga, Aqua Yoga. For Norah, yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility. Her sessions combine both strength and mobility.

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