Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is the first resort in Asia to offer founder Christopher Harrison’s gravity-defying yoga technique, and have built a hexagonal yoga pavilion – in a private jungle clearing – dedicated to The AntiGravity Experience.
Suitable for guests aged 16 and above, AntiGravity Yoga utilizes hammocks, enabling participants to take yoga into the three-dimensional realm. Slightly suspended above the ground, Antigravity Yoga provides relief to the physical body and facilitates the practice of inverted postures, and, according to Four Seasons “releases a tangible feeling of joy from endorphins and a magical sense of flying.”
To accommodate the spa and resort industry, Harrison has created special class designs that embody an AntiGravity Experience accessible to everyone.
“It is about reconnecting the body and mind, and rediscovering balance – a process that is accelerated by the incredible natural surrounds of Landaa Giraavaru,” adds Christopher Harrison, founder of AntiGravity, who personally travelled to the Resort to train its yogis.
The Harrison AntiGravity Hammocks are utilized to allow the participants to perform zero-compression inverted postures, relieving the body of all its compression strains while releasing a wave of happy hormones.
“AntiGravity Yoga is new, exciting, incredibly beneficial, and aligns perfectly with the Landaa philosophy,” explains the Resort’s Director of Spa Sandie Johannessen. “In our constant pursuit for youth, it’s a great way to have fun while working out – leaving you feeling both powerful and fabulous. It’s a great way to get the kinks out after a long flight and the relaxation meditation at the end of the practice, cocooned in the hammock, is pure bliss.”