Ushering in the new decade with merit and meaning, The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat and Yoga Therapy Centre at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has been named “Most Meaningful Experience” in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2020.
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Landaa’s Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat occupies a 1.2-hectare (3-acre) setting that extends from a jungled spa garden into one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Founded on the ethos that planetary and human wellbeing go hand in hand, its grounding and heart-centred wellbeing treatments meld with Ayurveda and yoga to offer a tri-fold immersion into natural healing.
“Our approach has always been to offer connected and trans-formative spa experiences,” comments Director of The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat Dr. Shylesh Subramanya, who collected the award at a glittering ceremony in London on January 28, 2020.
“To be recognized for bringing meaning into guests’ lives is of particular significance to us as we take great pride in engaging with guests on a holistic level and providing them with relevant and useful knowledge that they can take home to continue their wellbeing journey long after they have left us.”
Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the Resort’s Yoga Therapy Courses: personalized condition-targeting programs devised in conjunction with S-VYASA, global pioneer of yoga therapy through scientific research. Ranging from Men’s and Women’s Health to Stress Management, Spinal Care, Thyroid Health, Diabetes, and Addiction Management, guests work one-to-one with the Resort’s yogis to take back control of their wellbeing and lay the foundation for lifelong home-based care.
Other highlights include AntiGravity Yoga, Chakra Blessings, Night Spa sleep rituals, a Yoga Energy Trail and tailored Ayurvedic programs that redress the body’s delicate balance of vital energies and channel a profound sense of inner and outer wellbeing.
None of this would be possible, however, without The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat’s heart-centred staff. “Our work isn’t a job to us,” concludes Dr. Shylesh. “It’s a duty of care born out of passion and intent. We all genuinely want to do whatever we can to make a difference to our guests’ lives, whatever form that may take. Nothing makes us happier.”