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.

Arabic Beginners Meditation Course
4 lessons on 17, 19, 24 and 26 July; 7.30-8,45pm

English Beginners Meditation Course
4 lessons on 17, 19, 24 and 26 July; 7.30-8,45pm

Participants need to attend all 4 classes.

Meditation course in Tamil available during the day time. Please call 056 4912511 to book or email innerspace.abudhabi@gmail.com


Arabic workshop, 8 July, 2.30-5.30pm

Maryam al Blooshi

Blindspots, 8 July 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

We know that there can be a car almost right next to us but it won’t always be visible in our side mirrors….it could be in our blindspot. In the same way we all have different ‘blindspots’ in our personality – our own tendencies and investments can sometimes cloud our judgement and lead us to make mistakes. However we can use mindfulness to shed light on the inner self and illuminate those area’s where we can sometimes let ourselves down.

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.

Eiman al Hammadi is a full time mum at home and holds a busy government job plus obligations with family and friends! Eiman still makes time to meditate and reflect on her life on a daily basis to make sure any blindspots come into her view!

The Power of Acceptance, 15 July 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

Are you always trying to change things that seem to be out of control? Do fights in your personal relationships affect your day-today functioning? Stop for a moment and try to accept things as they are. Expectations are usually the projections of the silent desires that our mind holds which makes our relationships feel burdensome. The energy of acceptance is healing and allows us to see things as they really are rather than as imagined by the mind. Acceptance is the natural innate nature of the self and when exercised it allows us to align ourselves to the truth. Acceptance is a power which is liberating.

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 Centre for 7 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.

Zaheer Nasser is a zentreprenuer, born and raised in London to parents from India and Africa and having lived in the UK, India and now Abu Dhabi, he considers himself citizen of the world. Zaheer has a charitable heart aligned with serving others even through his business ventures. Zaheer has been practicing meditation and mindfulness at Inner Space Centre for the past 3 years.

Freedom from Attachment, 22 July 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

Attachment begins with the word ‘mine’. Attachment is essentially what makes us take life too seriously simply because we make ourselves slaves to the objects of our attachments. In such moments we don’t have possessions, it’s as if our possessions have us. True freedom from attachment means to be free from everything around us including matter, material things, memories, ambitions etc. But it’s only possible when we see and realise that our attachments are not ‘in reality’ out there! Our attachments are created within our own consciousness. It’s not the actual objects or persons that we attempt to attach to.

Sona Bahri has been practicing and teaching self development courses and 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 Centre and dedicates her life running self-development courses and serving the community of Abu Dhabi.

Me and My Senses- Who is the Master? 29 July 2017, 2.30-5.30pm

Senses are our lines of contact with the outside world and through them combined or individually we base our thoughts and feelings. So should we just depend on them for our judgment, behavior, reactions? Or should we install a filter and a control screen to avoid misconceptions, deceits, and disappointments? How can we regain control and become drivers not passengers?

Naji Sayegh holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering and has been working in Abu Dhabi since 1987. He is dedicated to meditation and leading a spiritual life, sharing his life experience as a parent and as a businessman with the community.

Arabic workshop, 5 August 2017; 4-7pm

5 day Retreat in Baku, Azerbaijan, 29 November – 3 December

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


Banner photo by George Edwards