Soneva Jani Announces Line-up of Visiting Wellness Experts

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Soneva calls its four main pillars of holistic wellness

10 December, 2019

Soneva Jani, a luxury resort in the Maldives, has unveiled its line-up of visiting wellness and health experts coming to the resort.

During December 2019 and the following year, practitioners with expertise in Ayurveda, physiotherapy, massage, pilates, yoga and a handful of other fields, will congregate on the island resort in the Noonu atoll.

The wellness experts will focus on what Soneva calls its four main pillars of holistic wellness. These are: Wellness of the Mind; Wellness of the Soul and Sleep; Wellness of the Body; and Wellness of Nutrition and Life.

Roger Moore – Wellness of the Soul and Sleep (December 13 – January 3)

Moore has more than 30 years’ experience in western medical approaches to health, as well as the Eastern ‘Shamanic’ spiritual approach to wellness. He is said to combine psychological and spiritual philosophy.

Dr. G. N. Lakshman – Wellness of Nutrition and Life (December – TBD)

Lakshman is trained for practicing Ayurveda, having being taught the process by Ayurvedic gurus in Chennai. He specialises in paediatrics, eye care, ear, nose and throat care, cancer care, Panchakarma, and Nadi Vigyan.

He also offers advice on following an Ayurveda diet and making healthy lifestyle changes.

Pooja Das – Wellness of Nutrition and Life (December – TBD)

Das is a member of Lakshman’s team, also trained in Ayurveda practices. She has a focus on Ayurveda pressure points to help with tissue repair and lymphatic drainage.

Jobin Kannonil Joy – Wellness of Nutrition and Life (December – TBD)

A member of Laksham’s team, Joy has a focus on Ayurveda practices, as well as Fusion Abyangam and Marma Massages.

Mark Yevtifeyev – Wellness of the Body (Year-round)

A professional physiotherapist, sports coach and massage therapist for more than 25 years. Yevtifeyev has a focus on health, fitness, nutrition, and injury recovery.

He can also assist with acupuncture, chiropractic tasks, vacuum cupping, personal training and deep tissue massage.

Pawan Kumar – Wellness of the Mind (Year-round)

Kumar provides various yoga services in ancient Indian ashrams and has also studied with yoga masters in the Himalayas.

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World-leading luxury resort operator Soneva runs two resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.

In 1995, the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.

Sixty-two private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from, six different restaurants and countless destination dining options. In November 2015, Soneva launched a floating villa concept, Soneva in Aqua, a treasure trove children’s Den and a multi-purpose facility encompasses a glass gallery, boutique and studio where guests can learn the art of glass blowing. READ FULL REVIEW

The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and the world-leading luxury hotel group’s second resort in the Maldives. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile.

Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and one island villa. Each of the 24 water villas is superbly designed and has a private pool that looks out onto its own lagoon site, and some villas are equipped with water slides from the sun deck down to the lagoon. Feature of the villas is a retractable roof in the main bedroom, which is retracted at the touch of a button so guests can lie in bed and count the stars. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas will be tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach.

Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory.

The luxury resort is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon. READ FULL REVIEW

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