Meditation is a way of life. Meditation means having awareness of all your thoughts. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. It describes a state of consciousness where the mind is free of all the mixed thoughts, and is able to concentrate on just one. The Inner Space Centre for Training in Meditation and Self Development (Abu Dhabi) is an organisation that provides courses, seminars, lectures and workshops in meditation, positive values, stress free living and self management to individuals and companies. All activities are free of charge as we believe people should not have to pay for peace of mind.

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Location: Shop No. 202, 2nd Floor, Bain al Jessrain Coop Building, Abu Dhabi (entrance opposite Swalef/Gulf Pastry). Click here for location map.

No set charge: All our courses are offered at no set charge, contributions towards the running of the centre are greatly appreciated.


The courses provides a practical method of meditation that helps people better understand inner strengths and values and put them into practice into their own lives. Meditation is a simple technique of learning how to reprogram the mind to think in a more positive and effective way. The most profound calm and serenity lies at the core of our own well being.

Beginners Meditation Course in ARABIC and ENGLISH (evenings, 7.30-8.30pm)

Evening Beginners Meditation – Course in English 27 and 29 March, 3 and 5 April

Participants need to attend all 4 classes.


Navigating through Chaos and Disruption, Thursday 30th March 2017, 6.30-8pm

An engaging talk to understand how to deal with a world full of regular change and disruption on a day to day basis. How does the individual manage to stay stable amongst this external chaos?

Niall Fenix is a committed and engaging trainer and facilitator, whose skills lie in his ability to engage and encourage participants with breakthrough learning opportunities, that access their leadership capacity. Niall brings a unique and interesting mix to the work he does with organisations. His business and engineering background expanded when his studies in human behaviour and leadership led him to work as a trainer, facilitator and organisational consultant. Niall’s interest in assisting people to build healthy working relationships, and sustainable environments, makes him a highly sought after Facilitator, Mentor and Coach at all levels of Management. Niall currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Don’t be fooled… by your own mind’s deceit, illusion or delusion, 1 April 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

In our current world, the awareness of human beings is very limited. As long as they’re attached to appearances, they’re unaware that their mind is empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things, they lose the way.

Is seeing really believing? When we use our two eyes we are often deceived. Together with the physical eyes we have to learn how to use our third eye, the eye of the intellect. In this workshop we shall explore how to activate and use this special sight. What changes can we expect to occur in our lives when the intellect becomes clean and clear?

Arif Dawood has worked as an Operations Manager in the corporate sector in Abu Dhabi for the past 22 years. Arif has been exploring the workings of the mind and how to maximize using our inner resources to create positive results in our lives. A father of 2 children, Arif has been a student, teacher and founding member at Inner Space for 5 years and enjoys sharing his life experiences to help others explore true peace of mind and harmonious relationships. Arif is also a Wellness Facilitator for Executives looking for deep transformation in their lives.

Arabic Workshop, كيف تتحرر من الأنا؟

8 April, 4-7pm

تفكر بأمر وتقوم بعكسه، وتريد أن تكون كما تفكر، لكنك تشعر وكأنك مقيد بسلسلة، ومحاط بأسوار مختلفة تمنعك من إظهار حقيقتك، إما خوفا وإما نتيجة أمور مختلفة.
إن العواطف والخوف من رؤية الحقيقة يؤجج الأنا في داخلنا ويحصرنا عن الواقع ليرسم لنا واقعا بديلا، يزيد من البعد بين أنفسنا ومن حولنا، ويحجب الرؤية من داخل عقولنا وعواطفنا، حتى لا نكون على طبيعتنا ونصبح أكثر زيفا. لأن الأنا صورة عن الذات، التي تمنحك الشعور بالهوية، وهذه الهوية تتحد أيضا بما يقوله الناس عنك، إن كنت قررت تقبل الحقيقة وتقبل صورتك التي يروونها.
شاركونا لمناقشة وفهم حقيقتنا وما الذي يجب فعله للسيطرة على الأنا والتحرر منها..

Maryam al Blooshi and Nael al Fakih

Obstacles are Blessings in Disguise, 15 April 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

Often we see problems as obstacles and a blockage to our success. Let’s see how we can turn that around and see difficulties and problems as opportunities and stepping stones to learn from…. Then we can enjoy the journey of life while being in the midst of these problems.
With a degree in Sales & Marketing, Muazzam Abdul Rehman is Manager of Freight & Logistics Dept in Aramex. As a deep thinker and student of self-development, Muazzam has realized that whether in personal or corporate life, to be free from desires can be one of the greatest liberations in life. It is the basis of a feeling of contentment in his life and also of his achievements.

Arabic Workshop سعادة بلا حدود

22 April, 4-7pm

Eiman al Hammadi and Naji al Sayegh

Non Violent Communication & Meditation, 29 April 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

Developing daily awareness to create compassion towards yourself and others, we will share 2 tools to choose a nonviolent response to life: NVC and meditation.

The goal of NVC is to create a dialogue that respects all the needs, it’s a communication process based on genuine expression and empathy. Created and developed by Marshall Rosenberg, NVC today flourishes in 60 countries. NVC helps us connect with each other and ourselves, in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish. It guides us to reframe the way we express ourselves and listen to others by focusing our consciousness on four areas: what we are observing, feeling, and needing and what we are requesting to enrich our lives. NVC helps you to more easily resolve conflicts, get what you want without demands, hear the needs of others, strengthen your personal and professional relationship and live your fullest potential.
Meditation is a way of life. Meditation means having awareness of all your thoughts. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. It describes a state of consciousness where the mind is free of all the mixed thoughts, and is able to concentrate on just one thought and feeling. Meditation gently guides us towards pure and non-violent thoughts that originate from the real self.

After a BA in Hotel Management at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and numerous trainings and workshops in communication and self-development, Karin Garaialde discovered the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process in 2005 and decided to become a certified trainer. Karin had been sharing communication and team management trainings for over 20 years within international organizations such as Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Intercontinental Hotels, Galeries Lafayette.

Sona Bahri has been practicing and teaching meditation for the past 21 years. Her teaching experience spans over 15 countries and all 5 continents. Since March 2008, Sona has been teaching meditation in Abu Dhabi both in the corporate environment and to individuals personally. Currently she is Director, Inner Space and dedicates her life running self-development courses and serving the community of Abu Dhabi.

Spiritual Intelligence – 3-7 May

An opportunity to discuss, explore and experience aspects that deepen a spiritual lifestyle. A 5 day residential retreat set in the idyllic beauty of Greece. In this retreat we will explore the art of Spiritual Intelligence (SQ): of appreciating and using spiritual information to create a more positive and naturally happy lifestyle. Signs of high SQ include the ability to maintain your inner contentment in spite of outer circumstances, to sustain positive energy and motivation to encourage others. Whereas IQ and EQ allow one to understand emotions and external factors; SQ, when developed, enables a deeper understanding of the subtle dimensions underlying situations in order to respond effectively. In this retreat you will learn how to recognize and deal with your expectations and attachments that ultimately block your experience of inner happiness. Through meditation, reflection, discussions and workshops, this retreat will provide you with an opportunity to understand yourself and create deep change.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Anyone who has completed the first 3 lessons of the Beginners Meditation Course @ Inner Space Centre and is interested in their own personal transformation is welcome to register. A briefing session will be offered to the participants prior to departure.






Inauguration of the Inner Space Centre fo
r Self Development & Meditation (June 2013) – H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak al Nahayan and Dadi Janki.


Banner photo by George Edwards