Maldives wellness revolution

Gili Lankanfushi, Meera Spa, wellness, Maldives

Located in the North Malé Atoll, luxury Maldivian eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi has introduced its international wellness residency programme, kicking off in March 2018.

Four world-leading international wellness practitioners will be working in a range of diverse areas, such as transformational breath work, sound therapy, and hypnotherapy at the island’s Meera Spa.

Gili Lankanfushi, Meera Spa, wellness, Maldives

From 12 to 19 March, bestselling author, Ayurveda enthusiast, cook and wellbeing entrepreneur Jasmine Hemsley will be leading soothing sound bath sessions, helping guests nurture their spirits with waves of therapeutic crystal tones to balance the chakras. Jasmine will also pass on her knowledge of the ancient principles and wisdom of Ayurveda and will lead a live cooking masterclass, teaching a number of signature recipes from her new Ayurvedic cookbook, East by West.

International author, breath coach and founder of Breathing Tree, Rebecca Dennis, will join from 10 to 18 April. Having trained in the cutting edge breath technique Transformational Breath, Rebecca harnesses the power of conscious breathing to unblock emotions and release tension, and specialises in treating issues such as stress, anxiety, addiction and sleep problems. She will be offering in-depth conscious breathing workshops as well as private breath work sessions.

Gili Lankanfushi, Meera Spa, wellness, Maldives

Meditation guide, inspirational speaker, writer and intuitive mentor Jody Shield will be taking over from 22 to 29 August. She will be helping guests to switch off, clear emotional blockages and restore their energy through meditation, mindfulness and her transformative LifeTonic classes. One-on-one private sessions will be offered exclusively to the island’s guests, whilst audio guided meditations in the villas will help them to make the most of the island’s serene surroundings.

The final international wellness residency of the year will be the hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and bestselling author Chloe Brotheridge, who will be leading hypnotherapy workshops on the island for guests from 10 to 17 November. She will also be offering a talk on the Anxiety Solution, her practical guide for women suffering from anxiety, allowing them to achieve a calmer life with a quieter mind. Guests looking to explore hypnotherapy on a deeper level can book in for one-on-one sessions.

Gili Lankanfushi, Meera Spa, wellness, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi’s international wellness residencies in 2018 will complement the island’s existing programme of unique and holistic visiting practitioners, working in specialisms including crystal healing, neuro-linguistic programming, kundalini therapy bodywork and chi gung healing.

In addition to an exciting programme of wellbeing journeys and practitioners, Meera Spa — meaning ‘Ocean’ in Sanskrit — offers an extensive range of signature therapeutic treatments.

Set in the middle of its own lagoon, Gili Lankanfushi also offers complimentary daily sunrise yoga classes at the beachside Yoga Champa, as well as one-on-one yoga, meditation and visualisation practices with the spa team.

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