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


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

Believe & Achieve –Breaking the Barriers of Limitations – 5th August 5th, 2.30-5.30pm

Your beliefs empower your thoughts and the quality of your life. Your beliefs establish your values which determine all of your decisions and actions. Limitations could spring up at any point in an individual’s life and journey through earth but our attitude in dealing with these sets of limitations determines our overall success or failures.

Inner Power for Meeting Challenges – 6th August 2017, 7-8.30pm

It is ironic but true that in the midst of plenty there is still endless strife and peacelessness and many of us feel more uncertainty in our lives than usual. Unfortunately, the strategies most of us rely on when we can’t predict the future are self-defeating. These include worry, complaint, and pessimism. Now is not the time to despair. Now is the time to develop that inner strength and inner power that will definitely help us to face the challenges in life.

Celia Wong holds a Master in Business Administration from the Henley School of Management, Brunel University, UK and worked in multinational corporations holding top management positions before dedicating her life to full time social service and charity work. She has been practicing meditation for more than 25 years. For the past 20 years she has guided and facilitated the personal development of people in communities and corporations in numerous countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, India, New Zealand and all over Malaysia to spread the message of peace, love and unity everywhere. She regularly organizes and conducts seminars, courses, workshops, retreats, and lectures to help individuals in personal development and character building that help manifest their own inner strength/goodness and bring values into their daily lives.

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