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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives Launches 'Masters in Residence' programme

The leading team of trainers, yoga teachers and life coaches will be calling Villingili home between December 2015 and April 2016 helping guests to hone their skills and achieve their full potential in a range of activities.
Shangri-La’s luxury island resort is found on the southernmost atoll in the Maldives and is also one of the larger islands at 3 kilometres long. Entirely natural, Villingili is perfect for sports enthusiasts of all kinds with world-class diving facilities, abundant cycle paths and the only golf course in the country.

Jim Courier Tennis Programme – Improve and perfect with Dillon Sullivan
Tennis enthusiasts of all ages and levels can improve their game whilst staying at Villingili thanks to a partnership with Jim Courier Tennis (JCT), devised by the former world number one and multiple Grand Slam winner.
Held by Jim Courier’s personal Tennis Director, Dillon Sullivan, a certified United States Professional Tennis Association trainer. The programme integrates technical and tactical instruction with tennis-specific drills to strengthen the body and mind.
Training options include a junior tennis clinic, doubles strategy and a power hour, a high energy workout with numerous drills and live ball rally games. Dillon also offers private lessons tailored to individual levels and goals.
Dillon is a certified United States Professional Tennis Association trainer.
Tennis classes are from $80 USD per person and can be booked through the in-villa host. Racquets for all ages are provided. 

Yogasphere - UK's top yoga teachers on Villingili island - Escape to the private sanctuary of Villingili to nurture your mind, body and spirit

Bond with Villingili’s extraordinary natural setting in the heart of the Indian Ocean with a series of specialist yoga and meditation sessions led by Yogasphere, one of Europe’s leading yoga schools.
Drawing from 14 years of experience in yoga and meditation, Mandy Jhamat's yoga teaching reflects her interest in traditional hatha yoga, vinyasa flow and yin/yang practices. She is co-founder of Yogasphere, the brand behind the iconic Yoga in the clouds classes at the very peak of The Shard in London
Guests can enjoy 60 or 90 minute private sessions customised to their needs. Classes can be held throughout the resort from the ocean view yoga pavilion at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La or a sunrise session on Mount Villingili, the highest summit in the Maldives.
Complimentary group sessions are also open to guests drawing on Hatha yoga tradition and taught in a slow mindful flow practise. Yogasphere’s classes are open to all levels from complete beginners to experienced yogi.
Private yoga classes with Mandy are from $90 USD per person.

Life coaching with Leo Lourdes - Achieve holistic wellness with a NLP Master, life coach and yoga teacher
Embark on a private retreat exploring mind and body with the co-founder of Yogasphere, Leo Lourdes. Benefit from Villingili’s peaceful environment to reflect and encourage a life-changing experience through neurolinguistic programming, focusing on successful patterns of behavior. 
Through Leo’s guidance, guests can explore areas of their life, overcome challenges and begin to change direction.
Life coaching sessions with Leo are from $110 USD per session.

Personal Training - Take in the great outdoors and get active with Adam Yalandi Jr
Following the mantra “Believe to achieve” Adam’s philosophy focuses on life-long learning as he works toward enhancing the well-being of his clients.
Guests can get the most of their holiday workouts with one-on-one sessions designed to their fitness goals. After a comprehensive fitness assessment, Adam will create a bespoke fitness program for each individual designed to transform their quality of life health goals.
Adam carefully handpicks the adequate areas of the resort that best suit training, taking advantage of the surroundings for a distinctive natural feel. Adam will also hold a series of group sessions for guests on the island.
Private fitness training with Adam is from $65 USD per session.

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