Coco Bodu Hithi is set to launch the first floating yoga studio in the Maldives in collaboration with AquaX Academy from China. Founded by yoga apparel brand Lululemon’s ambassador for China Queenie Xiao, the academy is a pioneer of innovative water sports and the first to introduce a floating studio concept in China.

Starting from March, floating yoga classes and recreational stand up paddle classes held in the island’s pristine lagoon will be available to guests. 

“We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with AquaX Academy to launch the very first floating fitness studio in the Maldives, as they are leaders in the fitness industry. This will be an exciting experience for our guests, where they can enjoy our beautiful waters in a new way,” said Shafa Shabeer, the Director of Marketing at Coco Bodu Hithi.

The luxury resort will also be hosting a four-day SUP yoga retreat led by instructors from AquaX Academy, as part of the “Ocean Sweat Life” SUP retreat program advocated by Xiao and her fellow Lululemon ambassadors. The retreat will take place from 15 to 19 March and will include regular yoga classes as well as introductory stand-up paddling and floating yoga sessions in the sea.

“I believe that bringing workout to water is an exercise regime change which makes our members happier. The challenge-seeking active society is looking forward to extending their practice to nature, in which we are excited to take the lead,” Xiao said. 

Floating yoga, also known as stand-up paddle board yoga, is becoming increasingly popular as a fitness activity. Similar to regular yoga, floating yoga utilises the principles of balance, strength, flexibility, and meditation.

“The practice of floating yoga would allow guests to embrace the benefit of yoga in nature, while also participating in an invigorating and unique workout by constantly finding balance on the moving water,” the resort said.

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