The eco-conscious brand, Soneva takes pride in bringing a diverse range of experiences and activities to its properties. The Soneva Stars programme ensures that something exciting is always going on at the resorts all year round, delighting guests with unique inclusions such as visits from Michelin-starred chefs, sporting legends and highly revered therapists.
Both Soneva Jani and the Soneva Fushi are also welcoming a stellar lineup of wellness practitioners this May, enabling guests to find their inner peace and relaxation during their time in the Maldives. Some of the renowned names taking residency at the resorts this month include:
From May 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023
Julie Charbonnier is a well-being practitioner and healer with over 17 years of experience. The UK-based wellness therapist has honed her skills and created her own signature style while working at some of the biggest spas in London, Brighton and Cheshire. Julie deploys a wide range of techniques to help each client realign their body, mind and soul, allowing them to live their life to the fullest. Additionally, she is an advocate for mental health and contributed to a chapter in the Amazan best-seller Seen Too, with all proceeds donated to charity ‘Advance Brighter Futures’.
From April 8, 2023 – July 8, 2023
Originally from Canada, William (Bill) Gillespie is a sport and athletic injury biomechanist with a diverse skillset to address patients of all ages and abilities. He brings over 30 years of extensive experience in movement and healthy behaviour modification to Soneva Jani and is a certified physiologist, high-performance specialist and accredited kinesiologist.
Reputed for taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, Bill is also trained in Reiki, Mindfulness, Pain Literacy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and other similar areas, which reflect his commitment to this ethos. Moreover, he is also recognized by Exercise is Medicine Canada and The Running Clinic for his illustrious work in promoting health movement practices.
From May 15, 2023 – June 4, 2023
A leading figure of breathwork in the UK and around the world for the past 19 years, Alan Dolan is a breath coach and founder of Breathguru. Alan has been actively helping people to change their lives simply through the power of breathing. His luminous clientele includes well-renowned Hollywood A-listers such as Russell Brand and Naomie Harris among others.
Alan initially worked as a public relations manager in the high-pressure world of communications. However, after taking a sabbatical to explore all things metaphysical, Alan stumbled upon the wonders of breathwork. Nearly 20 years later, he is now an experienced breath coach based in Lanzarote where he operates the Breathguru Retreat. In addition to this, he also conducts training and mentoring programmes for aspiring breath coaches and hosts online breath sessions targeting both individuals and groups.
A 90-minute breathwork session with Alan will enable guests to discover conscious connected breathing, a powerful technique that will help them to reach their full potential. Conscious breathing is a natural and safe activity which is practised individually once taught. Its benefits extend to many areas including improved stress response, reduced anxiety, increased positivity etc.