MIND & BODY
Yoga practice improves our overall health and unites body, mind and breath. This total mind-body workout increases flexibility, builds muscle strength and boosts immunity. Yoga will help calm the mind and improve focus, to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle.
We offer complimentary Yoga lessons in the morning and meditation in the evening, instructed by our Yoga Teacher, Danushka. We also offer one to one private lessons with customized instruction.
Monday to Saturday open classes
Yoga: 8:00 – 8:50 am
Meditation: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
The Yogi’s story
The story of our yoga instructor is quite unique. Hence we would like to share it with you.
Prasad Danushka Fernando, originally from Sri Lanka joined Mirihi Island Resort as a Commis Chef in Dhonveli Cold Kitchen 10 years ago. He has always been very passionate about his culinary career but also a creative and talented food artist demonstrating his skills in food carving with his artistry being displayed on the gourmet buffets.
When not in the kitchen Danushka would spend his spare time practicing Yoga with the team members and excelled in both yoga and meditation. Mirihi management recognized his potential and helped him to develop further by providing him with the opportunity to train with a Yoga Guru in an Ashram in India.
Since the end of 2014 Danushka has been our resident Yogi and is adored by all of our guests. Danushka practices Ashtanga yoga for an hour in the morning with guests and an hour of meditation every evening, except on Sundays. Being the in-house artist Danushka also creates artworks and sculptures which are used as buffet decorations.
About the Yoga Pavilion
The Bageechaa Pavilion – better known as Yoga Pavilion – has been designed in a similar way as our restaurant and bar Dhonveli and Anba. Its look is inspired by the “Odi Haruge”, the boat houses of Maldivian villages. ‘Odi Haruge’, don’t have any supporting columns in the center of the building and usually have very low roof eaves.
The yoga pavilion was named after the surrounding garden with “bageechaa” meaning garden in Dhivehi the local language.