Yoga & Fitness
The classes by our resident Yoga instructors are non-competitive and open to complete beginners as well as to those more advanced. More challenging variations can be offered to more experienced students. The instructor is also available for private Yoga sessions which are excellent if you have chronic physical pain or chronic mental stress and would like to learn some take-home techniques for relief. Private lessons are also great if you are a more focused Yoga student and would like to evolve your practice to a deeper level! Our Yoga instructor can also be available for transformational deep tissue massages and other treatments.
Sunday to Friday
Taking advantage of the stunning natural beauty found within the resort's 600 acres and the surrounding area, the resort offers an array of walking options that allow guests the opportunity to take in the magnificent scenery while enjoying some exercise. Don't forget your camera, sunscreen and, for the forest walks, mosquito repellent, and a bottle of water. These exclusive tours, which are led by trained Resort Guides, are complimentary with the exception of two, which include a modest transportation surcharge.
Laura is a yogi, yoga and meditation instructor as well as a physical therapist. She was born in Estonia but she grew up in Sweden. Over the past seven years she has lived, worked, taught and studied around the globe, from Indonesia to Spain.
She has been practicing yoga and meditation since she was a teen. The therapeutic effect on her created an interest in deepening her knowledge. When she finished high school she went to South and Central America where she followed through a guided meditation course in Guatemala. Following her travels her interest grew and during her physiotherapy university studies she went to Rishikesh, India to do the Meditation and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course. She returned to university with the wish to introduce yoga and the therapeutic side of it to the university. She wrote her bachelor’s thesis about yoga as a therapeutic treatment. Laura’s most recent yoga journey took her to Bali, where she followed through another training for teachers with her gurus and disciples of both yoga legends Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar.
After the teacher training in both India and Bali, Laura’s style expanded. Her classes today are
The following services can be booked with Laura through our spa or concierge:
A hike finished with yoga
The hike will begin on the beach, from there we will gradually hike up along the trails and finish with a slow yoga practice that is suitable for everybody on a open air deck located high up on Morne Chastanet mountain overlooking the sea and the beautiful Pitons. The view is spectacular and the location is very serene and quiet, complementing the yoga session to perfection
Nelson has completed his yoga courses with Subramanian Master from Parivrajakacarya Yoga Vedanta Mission, Kannur University. He holds a diploma in yogic science and indigenous health care from the university.
He has experienced yoga classes in shore of River Ganges in Northern India and different Ashramas in South India including Sivananda Ashram.
Nelson was introduced to an authentic style of Hatha Yoga at Bihar University by Guru Shirish and has worked many years in most renowned resorts in India.
Nelson is available for private yoga classes as well as massage therapies, ayurveda, reflexology and other alternative therapies.
The following services can be booked with Nelson:
• Foot Reflexology
A specially designed Yoga session, in which ‘Equal Emphasis’ is given to Postures (Asanas), Breath (Pranayamas), Gestures of Energy Flow (Mudras) and Awareness of Mind (Meditation). The basic intention is to bring about a harmony in the Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual aspects of the practitioner.
Advanced Surya Namaskar
Bring out your inner radiance with this, ancient sequential practice of Yoga that pays tribute to the Sun, a symbol of radiance and spiritual consciousness.
An effective way to loosen up, stretch, massage and tone all joints, muscles and internal organs of the body. Done with advanced Awareness of Movements, Breath and special Sound Vibrations (Mantras), which activate the energy centers (Chakras) thereby energising the body-mind system. A group of 12 dynamic Asanas form the physical matrix around which the practice is woven. Wrap up this invigorating session with a short relaxation practice.
Detox Through YogaThese are practices of purification given in Hatha Yoga to purify and prepare the body for more advanced form of Yoga practices. Shatkarma practices are excellent in alleviating disease and several chronic respiratory and digestive ailments. They also work on a psychological level to impart an inner feeling of lightness and well-being.
We now offer S.U.P. yoga. Take on a new challenge and take in the serenity of Anse Chastanet Beach as you float upon the Caribbean Sea. Group and private classes offered. Complimentary demonstration every Tuesday at 12:15pm.