New Ashtanga yoga retreat at One&Only Maldives

(Hong Kong, 5 July 2010): Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal clear ocean, the serene beauty of One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is ideally suited to the spiritual healing of Ashtanga yoga. New to the resort, Ashtanga Yoga known as the ‘eight limbed yoga’ was developed by the great Sages of ancient India, it involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. It helps keep the physical and mental faculties strong, resulting in a positive inner spiritual strength and purpose of life.

Georgina Jones the new Yoga Instructor who trained in India expertly guides One&Only Reethi Rah guests through a careful selection of Ashtanga Yoga. The resort’s Yoga Studio benefits from stunning ocean views offering a serene and calming environment that can help with breathing techniques, deeper relaxation and positive thinking.

Complimentary or private classes include yoga for weight loss with body slimming asanas, for deep meditation and optimum health and for prenatal and postnatal women, as well as personal tuition and training sessions that are tailored to fulfil specific needs.  For those that are on a romantic holiday or a honeymoon One&Only Reethi Rah offers yoga for couples that focuses on connection and coordination.

Award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 130 of the most luxurious and spacious villas in the Indian Ocean, ranging from splendid beach villas with large verandas and direct ocean access to grand water villas featuring magnificent sunbathing platforms, ocean hammocks and extensive leisure areas. 

Insulated by the rest of the resort, One&Only Spa by ESPA is an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation immersed in lush tropical gardens with unbroken views of the Indian Ocean.  With well-being in mind, skilled ESPA therapists offer revitalising holistic treatments, including Thai massages and European aromatherapies.

Other recreation options includes scuba diving, water sports, fitness centre, tennis courts by Peter Burwash International Academy, snorkelling, private sandbank excursions, KidsOnly and teenage activity programs.

Guests wishing to participate in eco-activities can also join the National Geographic Aquatic Discovery Dive programme, the resort’s environmental initiative to conserve the coral reef surrounding the resort.

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