Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort on the stunning Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia, has created a unique programme combining wellness, breathwork and diving for the ultimate, therapeutic underwater experience.
Working together, the wellness and diving teams at the property have created a powerful programme designed to harness the power of breathwork to enhance the diving experience and the beauty of the underwater environs. The Underwater Breathwork Programme is an offering for those experienced in diving, or wellness enthusiasts looking for a unique experience.
Based around a sunrise dive which takes place in the early morning in calm and tranquil waters, the programme starts with an initial briefing. This takes place on the boat with expert instructor Eget Martyr, the Windjammer Landing resident dive expert with over 25 years’ experience in the scuba diving and hospitality industry. Eget has worked closely with the wellness team and Dr. Samantha Maha to create and lead this breathwork programme. Dr. Maha has over 15 years of experience in mind body medicine, Yoga and Ayurveda.
On the way to the dive site, a visualisation and mindfulness exercise will take place, with a full briefing of the breathwork involved during the dive. Four different breathing techniques will be focused on. For each technique, the diving team will take the guests through guided deep breath, explaining the importance of each technique. This breathwork helps to manage any stress or anxiety before the dive
The underwater experience itself will include multiple breathing exercises, practised on the boat beforehand to aid with buoyancy control and mindfulness. Controlled yoga positions are demonstrated and held underwater. This is followed by a relaxing and scenic dive tour, with a focus on breath and mindfulness, allowing guests to engage and absorb the underwater surroundings. Benefits include slowing down the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and creating a deep feeling of calm, as well as reducing overall stress and anxiety.
The Underwater Breathwork programme starts from $180 per person, minimum age 10 years old. The experience is 2.5 hours in total, with 45 minutes underwater.
The Rooms at Windjammer Landing start a US$266.00 per night with Villas starting at US$448.00.
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