The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Introduces SUP Yoga

New class combines yoga and stand up paddleboarding, offering Four Seasons Resort Maui guests a unique wellness option.

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The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui Introduces SUP Yoga

Practicing yoga on the water demands an increased focus, and the rhythm of the ocean adds a dimension of calm awareness. I feel at my peak mental, physical, and spiritual condition when I’m able to get out on my board regularly.

Wailea, Maui, HI (PRWEB) January 24, 2014

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has launched the Maui's hottest fitness trend as part of its extensive list of wellness offerings. Guests are hitting the ocean for an expert-led SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Yoga class, which takes the ancient meditative practice to a whole new level.

“Yoga is a mind-body practice with a laundry list of benefits,” says Senior Spa Director Pat Makozak. “Physically, yoga increases flexibility and strength, and the meditative aspect of the practice does wonders to reduce stress. By introducing SUP yoga, we are able to offer guests a truly unique experience, in which they can bring their yoga practice to the next level or simply just try their hand at something that’s a lot of fun.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01huFOhpRyo

Instructor Amber Lee, who has been teaching SUP Yoga on the warm waters of Maui for the past two years, adds, “SUP yoga is such a special experience. I can’t wait to share it with guests.” Lee has sixteen years of personal yoga practice and seven years of stand up paddleboarding under her belt. She has been teaching various yoga disciplines for three years and SUP competitive racing for two years. “Practicing yoga on the water demands an increased focus, and the rhythm of the ocean adds a dimension of calm awareness. I feel at my peak mental, physical, and spiritual condition when I’m able to get out on my board regularly.”

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui is world-renowned for its commitment to innovation, the continuous introduction of new results-oriented wellness services, and for its high caliber therapists and instructors. Makozak says, “We are always striving to provide guests with an array of quality fitness and wellness options. SUP yoga has the added benefit of combining the beauty of Maui with an innovative fitness-wellness class while guests are staying with us.” Other unique spa offerings include Gyrokinesis®, Feldenkrais®, and Ocean View Tai Chi & Qi Gong.

SUP Yoga classes will be held in the mornings twice a week for a nominal fee. Contact The Spa for the schedule at 808.874.8000. Availability is limited.

Four Seasons Resort Maui is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities, and for living in harmony with its environment and community. The resort is also home to one of the nation's top-rated spas committed to wellness and to three of Hawaii's most acclaimed restaurants - Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO, a premium steak and seafood restaurant. This sophisticated home away from home caters to the needs and interests of all generations offering world-class activities and one-of-a-kind Unforgettable Events , a museum quality art collection, and three pools overlooking the azure-blue Pacific Ocean including an adults-only Serenity Pool with exclusive Missoni-designed cabanas. Four Seasons Resort Maui is a Hawaiian vacation destination geared to action adventurers, those guests wishing to practice the fine art of doing nothing at all, and everyone in between.


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“Yoga is a mind-body practice with a laundry list of benefits,” says Senior Spa Director Pat Makozak. “Yoga is a mind-body practice with a laundry list of benefits,” says Senior Spa Director Pat Makozak.

By introducing SUP yoga, we are able to offer guests a truly unique experience, in which they can bring their yoga practice to the next level or simply just try their hand at something that’s a lot of fun.”


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