Wellness and fitness are becoming more integral dimensions in many people’s lives. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives also believes that they are important parts of the overall holiday experience. In order to help balance the mind and soul, Centara Grand Maldives has introduced their new award winning and internationally recognised Yoga and Fitness instructor, Dr. Lijoy Raj.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ fitness and wellness program will involve Dr. Raj in a wide range of activities designed to assist guests, of all ages, as well as staff. A variety of yoga sessions will be available for guests, which include Yoga Therapy, Dynamic Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation, Anti-Aging Yoga, Yoga for Scuba Divers, Kids Yoga and much more. Private sessions are available with Dr. Raj for those who wish an individualized experience where Dr. Raj will suggest and chart ways to relieve ailments through yoga and lifestyle changes.
With a Ph.D. in naturopathy and yoga, Dr. Raj started his career as Treatment Assistant at the Holy Cross Nature Cure and Yoga Centre in India, and gained a great deal of expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases, employing techniques derived from both disciplines.
After completing a teacher’s training course in yoga from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala, he joined the organisation as a fulltime Hatha yoga teacher, after which he worked as a freelance yoga trainer in and round Kerala.
In addition to Dr. Raj’s numerous qualifications, he is highly-reputed yoga teacher with an internationally-recognised ID card from the International Yoga Federation; and has worked within the Federation, as well as at a variety of international hotel chains and resorts.