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JOALI BEING welcomes visiting wellbeing practitioners from around the globe to elevate guests’ wellbeing journeys



JOALI BEING, the first wellbeing island of its kind in the Maldives, has announced a series of transformative experiences with expert visiting practitioners throughout 2023 and 2024. This exceptional offering is designed to take guests’ wellbeing journeys to new heights, allowing them to discover the joy of weightlessness.

All-year-round, JOALI BEING is set to welcome an esteemed lineup of expert practitioners, each specialised in a unique realm of healing and wellbeing. These practitioners will guide guests on a path of self-discovery and transformation, further enhancing the island’s commitment to providing an unparalleled wellbeing experience.

The exclusive sessions will encompass a diverse range of transformative practices, including transformative healing, Watsu, awareness practices, and the power of sound healing. Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in these rejuvenating practices amidst the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Maldivian island, setting the stage for an unforgettable and soul-enriching experience.

“As the first wellbeing island of its kind in the Maldives, JOALI BEING is dedicated to offering our guests an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and renewal,” says Magdy Abdelaty, Director of Wellbeing. “By introducing expert visiting practitioners, we aim to create a truly immersive experience, where our guests can delve deep into their inner selves, find balance, and achieve a sense of ‘weightlessness’ that stays with them even after their stay with us.”

The island’s carefully curated visiting practitioner program ensures that guests have access to the most renowned specialists in various wellbeing fields. These experts will share their knowledge, wisdom, and transformative techniques, leaving guests with newfound clarity and a profound connection with themselves and the world around them.

Each transformative session will be tailored to suit individual needs and preferences, further elevating the personalised experience that JOALI BEING is renowned for. With an array of wellbeing offerings and the picturesque Maldivian setting as a backdrop, guests are guaranteed a stay that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul.

Heart-Centred Wellbeing with Rajesh and Smitha, 15th July – 14th August

Experience the joy of heart-centred wellbeing with Rajesh Ramani and Smitha Jayakumar. Focused on mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, this methodology blends ancient teachings and traditional practices from Eastern philosophy with modern Western psychology techniques. Guided by Rajesh and Smitha, use the power of mindful awareness to connect to your true potential. By consciously changing the way you approach relationships, make decisions and interact with daily experiences, you can transform yourself, and your life, into a magical reality. Rajesh and Smitha bring with them several decades of spiritual exploration and philosophical training. Both served as monks for substantial periods of time, and have extensive experience in guiding people through transformative changes in life and at work. They are the co-founders of Mindfulness & Beyond.

Unlock Your Inner Power with Belinda Matwali, 19th August to 12th September 2023

Enhance self-awareness and elevate emotional and spiritual health with Belinda Matwali’s remarkable blend of astrology, electronic music meditation and trauma-informed spiritual mentoring. With 12 years of extensive training in meditation with esteemed teachers worldwide, Belinda is a true master in the art and science of meditation. As a mentee of renowned physician and author Dr. Gabor Mate, she completed the trauma-informed Compassionate Inquiry training, further enhancing her expertise. Join Belinda for transformative meditation classes and exclusive training sessions, where she seamlessly weaves her skills and knowledge. Her sought-after luxury retreats have touched hearts globally, earning her recognition for her profound experience. Featured by the top UK press, including The Times Luxury, The Metro, and European Spa, Belinda’s reputation shines bright. Embrace the journey of self-discovery with Belinda as your guide at JOALI BEING.

Unlock The Power of Self-Healing with Dr. Rachel Maurice, 02nd to 29th October 2023

Discover mind-body healing at the deepest level through Holographic Memory Resolution®, guided by Dr. Rachel Maurice. After 20 years as an anaesthesiologist, Dr. Rachel left the practice of conventional medicine in pursuit of helping people heal from the root causes of disease – rather than treating only their symptoms. She is trained in Holographic Memory Resolution®, a powerful method that taps into our innate ability for self-healing. By targeting unresolved memories in a supportive environment, Dr. Rachel helps you journey back to vibrant health. Dr. Rachel also holds certifications in Breatheology Breathwork, Reiki and Medical Intuition, along with being a certified self-sabotage coach.

Rediscover Pilates with Renée Watson, 19th October to 04th November 2023

Renée Watson, an esteemed international Pilates master trainer, boasts over two decades of experience. Her sessions embody a multidisciplinary approach, seamlessly blending the Pilates Method with fascial release, breathwork, mindfulness, and yoga. As a co-founder of The Source, a premier Pilates and Yoga studio in Cape Town, South Africa, Renée eagerly imparts her expertise through workshops and trainings worldwide. Join us at JOALI BEING to rediscover the transformative power of Pilates with Renée.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Dr. Rachel Woo, 01st November 2023 to 31st January 2024

Dr. Rachel Woo is a highly experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner specialising in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and TCM Nutrition. With over a decade of practice in private clinics, she has also conducted workshops internationally, training medical staff and professionals in scalp acupuncture. Dr. Rachel has a background in supervising clinical roles and has volunteered with the Acupuncture Relief Project, providing free healthcare in Nepal’s rural villages. Combining ancient natural therapies with a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences, Dr. Rachel takes an integrated and holistic approach to address physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Her areas of expertise include mental health, stress management, women’s health, cosmetic rejuvenation, digestive health, musculoskeletal health, and chronic pain management.

Sojourns of Sound with Aurelio Hammer, 03rd to 30th November 2023

Embark on a transformative resonant journey with Aurelio C. Hammer, an acclaimed sound healer, designer and educator. Aurelio’s holistic healing modalities are grounded in his extensive travels and research. Along with studying ethno-musicology, he has lived with indigenous communities on nearly every continent to learn more about music and consciousness, harmonic science, and sound therapy. Aurelio is the founder of SVARAM, a pioneering enterprise based in Auroville, India, that produces innovative musical instruments.

Transformative Healing with Javier De Prado Lizano, 23rd November 2023 to 1st March 2024

A master of craniosacral and Watsu therapies, as well as visceral manipulation and Osteothai techniques, Javier De Prado Lizano will be inviting guests to experience a seamless merging of Eastern and Western healing traditions. Based on De Prado Lizano’s extensive travels and studies with therapeutic masters from diverse cultures, these sessions will support guests on their journeys to transformation from within, creating a state of comprehensive wellbeing. Transformative healing experiences available with De Prado Lizano include craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, Osteothai sessions, and Watsu/aqua-cranio/liquid flow.

Elevate your Life with Sandro Thiara Mota, 04th December 2023 to 04th January 2024

Discover transformative experiences guided by Sandro Thiara Mota, a leading human enhancement coach with over two decades of helping clients elevate their lives. The Mota Method is a combination of restorative breathwork, Wim Hof techniques and high-performance fitness training that has benefited elite athletes, high-level executives, and guests of all ages and backgrounds seeking to work through traumas. A former professional athlete and Mr Universe finalist, Sandro will offer a comprehensive suite of transformational experiences at JOALI BEING.

Technogym Master Trainer in Residence Andrea Stuto, 20th December 2023 to 20th January 2024

Andrea is a former professional beach tennis athlete; he achieved an impressive ranking of #9 on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) circuit. Currently, he serves as a Coaches Educator for BTS Beach Tennis School, imparting his extensive knowledge and expertise to aspiring coaches. Furthermore, Andrea holds the esteemed position of Head Strength Coach for BTS Beach Tennis School on a global scale, where he develops and implements strength training programs for beach tennis athletes. He also serves as the Head Coach for Beach Box Camp (@beachboxcamp), guiding individuals through specialised training sessions. With his versatile skill set, Andrea extends his coaching abilities to professional beach volleyball and beach tennis players as a Strength Coach. His wealth of experience makes him well-equipped to thrive in international events, whether they are focused on education, wellness, or sports-related activities. Andrea’s dedication and proficiency in these areas contribute to his outstanding reputation in the field.

Connect to your Soul’s Gifts with Chew Yin, 03rd January to 30th March 2024

Chew Yin, a former design consultant and children’s author and illustrator from England, discovered her passion for holistic wellbeing in Hong Kong. Now a globally recognised Certified Life Coach, Sound therapist, and Complementary Therapist, she combines her extensive knowledge and experiences to provide transformative treatments. Her approach blends coaching, energy work, natural remedies, and spiritual connection to help individuals identify and work on aspects of their lives. Through understandable processes and perspectives, Chew Yin guides clients towards behavioral and attitudinal transformations, fostering improved relationships and personal growth. Her expertise spans across continents, benefitting individuals in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US.

Neuroscientist in Residence Dr. Tara Swart Bieber, 04th to 17th January 2024

Dr. Tara Swart Bieber is a globally renowned PhD neuroscientist, Oxford University-trained medical doctor, professor at MIT Sloan, executive advisor and bestselling author on science and spirituality. Her main areas of research are neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change at any age), the gut-brain axis, psych-dermatology (the relationship between mental health and skin), and brain optimisation. During her time at JOALI BEING, Swart Bieber invites guests to maximise their stays by embarking on immersive experiences that will ready them to better re-engage with their everyday lives with renewed resilience, able to make better decisions and to think more clearly. Find personal clarity through a range of experiences, including individual executive coaching, reinvention based on neuroplasticity, individual wellbeing consultations, and group guided meditations, focusing on either nervous system resetting or cognitive enhancement.

Freeing the Body and Mind in Water with Toru Ogasawara, 10th to 29th February 2024

Watsu is a transformative aquatic bodywork technique including guided stretching, massage and movement that would be impossible on land. These sessions offered by Toru Ogasawara, Senior Watsu Instructor certified by the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, CEO and Executive Instructor of Okinawa Watsu Center, will help to improve muscle tone, range of motion, overall alignment, quality of breath, sleeping pattern and balancing overall circulation and heart rate by supporting the body in water. Float away with 60- and 90-minute Watsu treatments during Ogasawara’s residency at JOALI BEING for a true sensation of feeling the mind and body being freed.


Embark on culinary adventure with Ifuru Island Maldives’ new Social House Theme Nights



Ifuru Island Maldives has unveiled its latest culinary offering: Social House theme nights, inviting guests to indulge in a gastronomic journey inspired by the world’s oceans. Each night of the week, guests can immerse themselves in a feast of flavours, expertly curated to showcase the diverse cuisines found along the shores of the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Oceans, and beyond.

Monday: Indian Ocean Extravaganza

Kick-start the week with a celebration of Indian and African culinary traditions. Dive into a rich array of fragrant curries, from creamy butter chicken to spicy vindaloo, complemented by tantalising African delicacies such as peri peri chicken and bobotie.

Tuesday: Mediterranean Sea Delights

Transport your taste buds to the shores of the Mediterranean with an array of vibrant dishes bursting with freshness. Indulge in crisp Greek salads drizzled with olive oil, succulent grilled fish seasoned with aromatic herbs, and hearty Moroccan tangines brimming with tender meats and aromatic spices.

Wednesday: South China Sea Fusion

Experience the culinary melting pot of the South China Sea with an enticing fusion of flavors from Thailand, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Delight in the zesty tang of Thai green curry, the savoury satisfaction of Chinese dim sum, the fragrant aromas of Vietnamese pho, and the bold flavours of Filipino adobo.

Thursday: Pacific Ocean Fusion

Embark on a journey across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, where the culinary landscapes of Peru, Japan, Hawaii, and beyond converge. Sample the freshness of Peruvian ceviche, the artistry of Japanese sushi, the vibrancy of Hawaiian poke bowls, and the eclectic flavours of North American and Chilean cuisine.

Friday: Night of the Atlantic Oceans

Experience the best of the Atlantic Oceans with a sumptuous spread of hearty meats and traditional dishes from France, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, and Spain. Indulge in sizzling steaks from Argentina, tender coq au vin from France, feijoada from Brazil, comforting shepherd’s pie from the UK, and flavourful paella from Spain.

Saturday: International BBQ – White Party

Join us for a lively International BBQ featuring a white-themed party, where guests can indulge in a variety of grilled specialties from around the world, set against the backdrop of Ifuru Island’s breathtaking scenery. Indulge in an array of grilled delights from around the globe, from smoky American ribs and juicy Australian prawns to succulent South African braai and tender Argentine asado, all while dressed in your finest white attire.

Sunday: Maldivian & Seafood Extravaganza

Wind down the week with a leisurely afternoon by the pool, accompanied by a feast of Maldivian specialties and fresh seafood delights. Enjoy an array of freshly caught fish, grilled lobster, and savory tuna dishes, alongside traditional Maldivian favorites like mas huni and garudhiya.

“We are thrilled to introduce our Social House theme nights, offering guests a culinary voyage across the world’s oceans where guests can explore the vibrant tastes of the oceans without ever leaving the island,” said Rochelle Kilgariff, General Manager of Ifuru Island Maldives.

“Each evening promises a unique journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors from around the world,” said the Executive Chef of Ifuru Island Maldives.

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Canareef Resort Maldives receives Schauinsland Reisen Awards 2023



Canareef Resort Maldives has announced its recent recognition as a top hotel partner and Partner of Excellence 2023 by Schauinsland Reisen, one of Germany’s leading tour operators.

The Partner of Excellence award places Canareef Resort Maldives among the top 25 hotel partners of SLR worldwide. Additionally, the Top Hotel Partner award signifies the resort’s status as one of the most sought-after destinations in the SLR portfolio, recognised for excellence in hospitality on a global scale.

As the 5th largest German flight tour operator, Schauinsland Reisen boasts a rich history of pioneering spirit, creativity, and fairness. Their dedication to quality and fairness extends to both customers and partners, making them a trusted name in the travel industry.

Nestled in the breathtaking southern-most atoll of Addu, Canareef offers an unparalleled escape to paradise. Accessible by domestic flight or direct flight to Gan International Airport, the resort boasts turquoise waters, freshwater lakes, and unspoiled nature.

With its own private picnic island and one of the longest beaches in the Maldives, Canareef is a haven for relaxation and adventure. Guests can choose from 271 spacious beach villas, each featuring open-air bathrooms and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Indulge in delectable cuisine at two restaurants, enjoy personalised in-villa dining experiences, and explore 25 unique dive spots teeming with marine life. From historical sites to protected areas, Canareef offers a diverse range of activities to cater to every traveller’s preferences.

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Slip into summertime state of mind with 20% off at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives



Bringing unforgettable holiday adventures a step closer, an enticing new offer reveals the blue-hued magic of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives for less this summer. Maldives Summer Escapes offers 20 percent off all room category Bed and Breakfast rates for stays of five or more nights for selected dates between April 30 and September 30, 2024 in Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.

Overwater hammocks, infinity pools, expansive al fresco living spaces and endless horizons are just some of the perks in the Resorts’ oceanic villas. Set within the unparalleled natural beauty of the Maldives, two Four Seasons Resorts unite pure serenity with world-class luxury. A private spa island and flower gardens meet traditional village charm and legendary home-away-from-home service at Forbes Five-Star rated Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa. Conservation, community and connection set the tone for perfect escapism in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve surrounds at Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru.

From swimming with the world’s largest population of manta rays to rehabilitating injured sea turtles at the onsite Turtle Rehabilitation Centre; mastering the perfect backhand with elite tennis coaching to divine dining, superlative diving, innovative wellness, and more, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives are committed to immersing every guest in a sense of oceanic wonderment.

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