February, 2018 – Fushifaru Maldives is partnering with some of the Maldives leading female wellness and creative figures to launch its wellness programme Maldivian Mind, Body & Soul this Spring 2018 onwards. Strength training, mindful yoga and colour therapy will be the core principles of the programme led by Kai, Iman Rasheed and Shifana Mufeed respectively.
Having searched far and wide across the Maldives’ 1190 islands, Fushifaru’s Maldivian Mind, Body & Soul with Kai, Iman and Shifana will feature their signature brand of fitness and wellbeing, to encourage guests to take a break from technology and to return the focus back to themselves, while showcasing Fushifaru’s ongoing commitment to bringing local Maldivian talent to the forefront of guest experiences.
Located on the far North East border of Faadhippolhu Atoll – more popularly known as Lhaviyani Atoll, the exquisite island of Fushifaru is home to an extraordinary landscape above and below the waterline. With ‘Fushi’ meaning ‘island’ and ‘Faru’ meaning ‘reef’ in the local Dhivehi language, the island is the perfect getaway for a digital detox and a little soul searching.
Mind – Colour Therapy with Iman Rasheed
Having graduated with Honours in Graphic Design and receiving her Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, Iman thrives on finding the bright and colourful in life’s simple things. The Maldives is the perfect drawing board to find inspiration with its natural vivid colours and incredible wildlife and Iman will be introducing her Colour Therapy to Heylhi Spa with experiences such as ‘Mindful Drawing’, a silent treatment that involves observing the island’s natural patterns, textures and details, whether it be a seashell or coconut husk, and depicting it in whatever random representation the participant feels fit using a number of different tools such as paint, markers and pens. Iman will also be leading sessions of ‘Observation Drawing’ and ‘Watercolour Techniques’, where guests will be encouraged to take pleasure in the therapeutic practice of focusing on the elements of nature to create their own artwork. In doing so, guests delve in deep to explore their own natural creativity and create unique momentos of their Maldives holiday as well as something to hang on their wall when they return home, to forever remind them of the colours and textures they saw at Fushifaru.
Body – Strength Training with Kai
A famous Maldivian wellness figure, renowned for her strength training retreats is Kai, who will be creating a routine especially for guests at Fushifaru that will include a combination of Muay Thai, Boxing, HIIT, and Core Conditioning. Kai will also be available to guests focusing on targeted areas such as rehabilitation and pre and post pregnancy conditioning. A certified trainer for over ten years, Kai has participated in various sporting events, boot camps and retreats around the world, including running a marathon barefoot in Athens. Kai is looking forward to meeting Fushifaru guests barefoot on the much softer sandy terrain of the island.
Soul – Yoga and Dancing with Shifana Mufeed
Shifana will be bringing her dynamic aerial yoga, island dancing and mindfulness yoga to the vast beaches of Fushifaru, as guests will discover hidden corners of the island while flexing both their muscles and mind through her effective practice methods. A certified instructor and personal trainer, Shifana has brought her retreats to as far as Goa and Indonesia and looks forward to spending time at Fushifaru to help guests reap the benefits of doing yoga and dance in such a naturally beautiful setting, feeling the unparalleled feeling of sandy toes and sea breeze on warm skin.
To complement the retreats, Fushifaru’s culinary maestro, Chef Fatheen will be whipping out healthy menus and raw juices to fuel that burn and feed the soul. Look forward to infused coconut water, freshly caught Maldivian Yellow Fin Tuna seared to perfection and other signature dishes.
A champion of local experiences, Fushifaru also offers a glimpse into island living and local culture. Only a 20-minute speedboat ride away is the atoll’s capital island, Naifaru. For the last five years, Naifaru has been home to the atoll’s turtle conservation programme, championing numerous social and sustainability volunteer activities. An 18-minute speedboat ride will take you to Felivaru where one of the Maldives largest fish canning factories is located. The island of Hinnavaru is also just a 15-minute speedboat ride away, offering an immersive experience of local island life.
With 49 beach and water villas that exude luxurious coziness with carefully selected amenities, choose from 18 beach villas with private plunge pools, 26 beach villas and 5 water villas. Each features stunning outdoor bathrooms, large outdoor decking, 43” IPTV, Egyptian-cotton linen and 24-hour personalised Resident service.
Fushifaru’s Maldivian Mind, Body & Soul package starts from:-
• US$3192 for three nights at double occupancy and includes a daily one hour session with one Guru, a 60 minute spa treatment, a daily detox juice and a healthy set dinner menu at Raakani Grill.
• US$5583 for five nights at double occupancy and includes a daily one hour session with one Guru, three 60 minute spa treatments, a daily detox juice and a healthy set dinner menu at Raakani Grill.
Seaplane transfers are additional. Prices are subject to change.
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