Health is a state of mind and wellness is a state of being. With plenty of wellness retreats to visit, guests don’t necessarily have to sign up for a week or two of detoxing to find their Zen. The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, taking measures to expand their fitness offerings and paying more attention to meditative, full-body-and-mind classes like yoga, launched a unique daily wellness program at their wellness centre recently. The hotel now offers Zumba, yoga, contemporary dance and other fitness activities everyday of the week, 23 stories up, with sprawling ocean views.
The program’s seven instructors bring with them a wealth of experience from various backgrounds. Explore the merging of dance and fitness with Mimi, a licensed Zumba and Zumba Kids junior instructor, who loves to share the passion of dance and fitness variations.
Balance the mind, challenge the body and equilibrate the spirit with Hatha Yoga with Nisalini, while Melissa takes you to a whole new level of ‘Pure Body Burn.’ Melissa is a professional dancer with a background in technique and fitness training.
Thilini will be offering guests a total workout, combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, and balance and flexibility with Zumba. Thilini is the first Sri Lankan to be certified as a Zumba specialty instructor and attended the Zin Academy in Greater Noida, India. Give yourself a serious dose of awesome each time you take this class.
Meet Uta and join her for Kundalini Yoga sessions. She is a K.R.I. (Kundalini Research Institute) certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and a member of IKYTA (International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association). Her yogic journey started in the mid-1980s and she offers an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices.
Kasun Dias is also a part of the wellness program and will be conducting Salsa lessons. He is the founding member of the National Dance-Sport Federation of Sri Lanka and a certified Bachata Teacher.
Or try something different with Umeshi, as she conducts her contemporary dance lessons which stress versatility and improvisation and focus on floorwork.