Sharon Reid

 

Contrary to popular believe yoga was traditionally practiced by males, the image of a male yoga enthusiast is somewhat alien compared to mainstream images of slim, lithe women which dominates this extremely lucrative industry associated with wellness.

Celebrities such as David Beckham and Orlando Bloom along with sportsmen Andy Murray and the All Blacks Rugby team all attribute yoga to improved postures, reduced injuries and enhanced performance.

Ushvani spa, an oasis of calm located just off Sloane Square, has recently introduced new male yoga workshops designed especially for the male physique and ideal for releasing tensions. Held in the Sentosa Studio these sessions are open to all levels and will be led by an expert instructor. From breathing techniques, increasing blood flow and flexibility to aligning mind and body. Participants will also be able to fuel their workout with Ushvani’s digestive tea, dried fruit and a selection of cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices from Imbibery London, who offer a holistic way of packing an incredible amount of vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes into each and every bottle.Ushvani Sentosa Studio DSC_0056 HR

Limited to an exclusive class of twelve, the workshops will differ from typical yoga with dynamic flows tailored to address fitness requirements and male-orientated tension, targeting the core and larger muscle groups. Areas focused on will include hamstrings, calves, hip flexors, quadriceps, shoulders and pectorals – areas of common tension as result of running, football and cycling. With regular attendance, participants will refine newly acquired skills, enhancing their training on a bespoke, ultra-personalised level.

Guests have the option of extending their stay at Ushvani by taking advantage of the treatments on offer at this award –winning Malaysian day spa, choose from a Men’s Signature Facial (£150) – designed to revitalise and renew tired and dull skin, or the Total Body Experience (£180) – a combination of relaxation, exfoliation and Balinese massage, to induce deep relaxation, relieve tension and stretch muscles.Ushvani treatment room landscape cmyk

Kick start the New Year with the male yoga workshop at Ushvani spa. The next workshop for men takes place on 23rd January at 10am-12:30pm. This workshop will be priced at £55 if booked in advance or £60 if dropping in. For booking and further information please call 02077302888 or visit: ushvani.com