Vinaysa and Ashtanga yoga at Ayada Maldives

There are many ways guests like to enjoy their stay in the Maldives. Relaxing, doing watersports, embarking on excursions, or just sunbathing all day long by their private pool.


Introducing Avantika, our yoga instructor

One thing is for sure, most guests seek complete relaxation in our paradise-like island resort. If you are one of them, we have good news. Talented Yoga instructor Avantika recently joined Ayada Maldives to help anyone reconnect with their body and soul with various yoga courses, both in groups or individually.

Yoga is about finding calm and clarity of thought in a busy mind. Avantika brings a wide variety of yoga styles to Ayada Maldives, so you can reconnect with your body and soul and achieve a significantly better quality of relaxation.


Vinaysa and Ashtanga yoga 

Vinyasa and Ashtanga must be familiar to adept yoga practitioners, but first-time yoga doers might not know about these.

Vinyasa is a flow of movements to expand the awareness of your body. Ashtanga is a yang practice with a sequence of dynamic postures and intense breathwork to sweat, cleanse and wake up the body.

What is the difference between Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga? Simply put, Ashtanga yoga is a traditional series of postures done in the same order every time - while Vinyasa is like freestyle Ashtanga. It can be characterized by flowing movements, coordinated with deep focused breathing, and it’s often accompanied by music. 

Ninety percent or more of the poses you do in a flow class are the same ones you’ll find in an Ashtanga class. One major difference is the creative qualities that the Vinyasa instructor takes in building the sequences and varying the pace between poses.


Hatha yoga

A yoga class described as ‘Hatha’ will involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques. Movements are performed slowly and with more static posture holds than a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class.

Hatha means ‘force’ and is more traditionally defined as ‘the yoga of force’, or ‘the means of attaining a state of yoga through force’. 


How to join or book a yoga session at Ayada Maldives?

For private sessions, bookings can be made through your butler, our Ayada App, or at the Spa Reception. Prices are $35++ in the yoga room or beach and $65++ in your villa or suite.

Complimentary morning yoga is available Sunday – Friday at 8 am and 6 pm in Zero Degree.

Daniel Diosi