Photo: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Hoi An resort opens Thanh Tinh Yoga Pavilion and also introduces AntiGravity Yoga.
by Doanh Doanh
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Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, has elevated its wellbeing offering with the recent launch of a new yoga pavilion and the introduction of AntiGravity Yoga.
The new Thanh Tinh Yoga Pavilion (meaning “peaceful”) showcases a lofty, locally-inspired design that pays homage to the long, three-part Vietnamese garden homes typically found in nearby Hue.
“The new Thanh Tinh Yoga Pavilion is the perfect setting to bring yourself back into the present moment and to experience a greater sense of peace through activities that nourish the body and mind,” said Spa Manager Dwi Susanti. “It’s beautifully aligned with the philosophy of our Thich Nhat Hanh-inspired spa as every movement and moment in the hammock requires a conscious, mindful commitment. And with the change of perspective that AntiGravity Yoga offers, guests can really re-examine the status quo, look inward, and defy their usual limitations - physically and mentally.”
The spacious 130 sq m (1,400 square foot) serenity structure is set among shady palms in the gardens bordering the resort’s Heart of the Earth Spa and will offer group, private, and couples’ AntiGravity Yoga classes as well as yoga, mindfulness, and mediation sessions.
A trio of monk statues - in poses that represent peace, respect, and calming wisdom - combine with the surrounding birdsong to support the design concept and enhance the pervading tranquility.
Available for the first time in Vietnam, AntiGravity Yoga is a dynamic “flying” yoga that encourages a deeper, more flexible connection to the self. Created by Christopher Harrison, it’s an entrancing elevated practice that uses hammocks suspended above the ground to master gravity-defying poses.
Aside from its fun-factor, AntiGravity Yoga helps fine-tune the body’s balance and alignment, releases “happy hormones”, enhances self-esteem, fast-tracks flexibility, and offers a unique soaring sensation that is wonderfully liberating.
The Thanh Tinh Yoga Pavilion will have eight AntiGravity hammocks and offer four 75-minute group classes weekly, plus private classes. It will also host 18 group yoga classes and three group meditation and mindfulness classes weekly - including seven complimentary sessions - plus private classes.
AntiGravity Yoga prices start from $50 per person for group sessions and $100 per person for private tuition. Yoga prices start from $25 per person (group) and $65 per person (private).
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