Niyama Maldives offers mindful touch, awareness with renowned holistic therapist Jade Wood

Niyama Private Islands Maldives has partnered with holistic therapist Jade Wood to offer guests mindful touch and awareness through movement.

From the rice terraces of Bali to the Northern foothills of Thailand and the deserts of Arabia, Jade Wood has wandered the world in search of wisdom. Born in England and with a mixed heritage of European and Asian descent, it is perhaps fitting that she returns to this part of the world each year to teach and heal. Jade is certified as a Yoga teacher by the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud and as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from the Body Intelligence Institute and Franklyn Sills, and will be in residence at Niyama from October 22 to November 22 for private consultations.

Embody your Yoga practice in a deeper way with dawn one-on-one sessions of yin yoga. Release patterns of tension and learn from your body through the slow deliberate practice of Feldenkrais Method. Jade is an all-round practitioner of somatic movement drawing on many disciplines — yoga, conscious visualisation, dance and touch — she also teaches meditative mindfulness through the ancient art of qi gong.

Jade’s specialty is craniofacial massage, a perfect beauty-bliss balance of soothing facial massage with a special organic essential oil blend of rose geranium, frankincense and rosemary combined with lymphatic drainage, acupressure around the head, ears, face, neck and shoulders with craniosacral head holds. This modality draws upon on the body’s natural ability to self-regulate and heal as Jade listens in to the natural tides of life, releasing stagnant energy and resulting in an overwhelming sense of calm. Emerge feeling renewed and glowing with inner peace.

End your day with an exploratory session of yoga nidra guided meditation. Jade’s soothing voice leads you into a deeply relaxed state somewhere between waking and sleep, systematically sensing and releasing each part of your body to improve self-awareness and connect with the creative subconscious.

A highly sought-after practitioner and trainer of yoga teachers, Jade is one in a series of Drift Spa wellness consultants. From traditional Chinese medicine to body transformation through diet and exercise to holistic beauty treatments, Drift brings the know-how of London, New York and Dubai to the unrivalled majesty of Nature’s Playground.

The Drift Spa at Niyama. PHOTO/ NIYAMA

Drift Spa offers cutting-edge beauty and wellness in a stunning overwater-garden setting. Offering the Maldives’ only Intraceuticals facials, revitalising Anne Semonin and Gentlemen’s Tonic treatments, and beautifying at The Salon by Pedro Sanchez, the sanctuary is also home to a continual roster of visiting practitioners jetting in from around the globe.

Niyama offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives. Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and lavish services, Niyama  presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience.

With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama offers you the true luxury of choice, with everything expected from an island resort and so much more.

Chill is true to its name. You can discover new depths of relaxation at the Drift Spa, or take in a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema. Just off the coast, enjoy a fine dining experience at Edge accessible only by speedboat, while Subsix invites you the world’s finest underwater seafood restaurant and night club.

Play provides delightful diversions for those looking for more active pursuits. On the water, you can kayak around the islands or discover why Niyama is amongst the hottest surfing destinations. Bicyclists can explore the island at their own pace, perhaps lured by the aromas from the chef’s spice gardens.

Sign up now for a private session with Jade. For more information, visit niyama.com/en/niyama-spa or spa@niyama.com.

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