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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo - International Yogi Johnson Chong

International Yogi Johnson Chong

Johnson Chong is a native New Yorker and international yogi, meditation teacher and Self-Mastery Guide. He also is an advanced InnerGuidanceTM facilitator who integrates his work as a Reiki Master and studies in shamanic journeying to help his clients return to a state of mental emotional balance. He founded Sagehouse based in Singapore with the intention to help people re-connect the mind, body and spirit. He is also the creator of Exodus Retreats, where he leads transformational retreats to sacred places around the world. As a professionally trained actor (BFA SUNY Purchase) and perpetual student of esoteric wisdom, he integrates his love of storytelling to empower life changing shifts in consciousness through his speaking engagements and spiritual coaching.
Johnson offers guided meditation audios and online and live coaching programs. He is also the author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma, which is a unique blend of spirituality, memoir and self-development. This is a courageous story about embracing our emotional fumbles and self-deprecating tendencies to evolve and grow.

Click here for his specialized treatments. 

Adeela Crown is a globe-trotting International Celebrity Facialist and skin specialist with over 10 years’ of experience. As an award-winning aesthetic skin specialist, her signature techniques in the field of non-surgical skincare have helped earn her reputation as the go-to facialist for celebrities worldwide for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Rita Ora, Tyrese Gibson, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Chrissy Teigen to name few. Adeela is also the on-set Facialist for Fast & Furious 9 (Universal) & Death on the Nile (21st Century Fox) film productions.

As a self-confessed-skin-tech enthusiast Adeela Crown confidently blends both cutting-edge science and nature in her “hand-on” luxurious Signature techniques called Skincredible™ & SkinDance™

She practices what she preaches, therefore her own skin-health is a testament to the wonders of her knowledge, hands and skills. As a result, Adeela has a legion of fans, celebrities, devotees, international clients and skin enthusiasts who regularly get their skins treated by her at her worldwide Spa residencies.

From face-yoga to anti-aging and microneedling, click here for more of her specialized treatment menu. Adeela will be in residence at Raffles Spa on 15-31 January 2019.

Inspired by our colonial design, a revolution of love and the coming of a new decade, join us for a one of a kind New Year celebration in the Maldives as the color and clamour of Cuba takes center stage.

Legendary Cuban sounds of Chino Pons & band fuses magical rumba and salsa rhythms along with the bliss of movement dance rituals of Yesenia Selier as guests are lured in by the enticing beats of Rob & Flo by Aqua Monaco to the countdown.

28 DEC 2019
Sunset Pressure-free Dance Workshop by YESENIA @ The Firepit
Evening DJs ROB & FLO @ Long Bar

29 DEC 2019
Morning Dance Ritual by YESENIA @ Spa Area
Sunset Pressure-free Dance Workshop by YESENIA @ The Firepit
Evening DJs ROB & FLO @ Long Bar

30 DEC 2019
Morning Dance Ritual by YESENIA @ Spa Area
Sunset Pressure-free Dance Workshop by YESENIA @ The Firepit
Dinner with special CHINO appearance @ Yuzu
Evening DJs ROB & FLO @ Yuzu

31 DEC 2019
Private Dance Workshop by YESENIA (upon request)
New Year´s Eve Dinner with CHINO & BAND @ Thari
Under the Stars Countdown
Special conga drums appearance by a Hollywood actor
Into the Night with DJs ROB & FLO @ Thari

01 JAN 2020
The Day After Dinner @ The Firepit
Evening Dancing with YESENIA @ The Firepit
New years day celebrating with DJs ROB & FLO @ The Firepit

Enjoy special villa rates when you stay 4 nights and more between December 24 – 10 January

Chino Pons & Band – Legendary Cuban Music

The son of an industrial machinery mechanic and geography teacher, Chino Pons was born in 1971 in Havana Cuba. With a solid foundation in Son Cubano music, and absorbing their knowledge in Rumba Guaguanco, Yambu, Columbia, Cha Cha Cha, Danzon, and Bolero gave Chino Pons the desire to create a new, more modern sound while maintaining many elements of traditional Cuban music. Singer, bandleader, composer, dancer and record producer, Chino Pons is considered one of the leading New York City – based Cuban musicians.

Yesenia Feranandez Selier – Dancer, teacher, singer, performer

A Cuban born performer and scholar, Yesenia Fernandez Selier has worked on oral tradition, hip hop and conflict resolution among other topics at Juan Marinello Center in Havana. She currently lives in New Jersey and holds a M.A in Latin American and Carribbean Studies from NYU.

Rob & Flo – DJ & Producer Duo

Robert Graenitz and Dr. Florian Breimesser are Aqua Monaco and Monaco Jazz Club, co-founders and producers which supports a new network for jazz musicians and fans in Germany. Jazz has always been the most modern and free style of music, giving major impulse for popular music today.

Experience an integrative body work, sound healing and mind training with Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, a holistic practitioner from Thailand with an intensive knowledge in alternative medicine, Taoist practice and Tibetan medicine. She have shared her healing practice to various celebrities and a frequent visiting practitioner to several well-known luxury retreats around the world.

With her degree in Nursing, Psychology and doctorate in Sociology of Health, Dr. Buathon created ZenNaTai, a holistic healing along with abdominal detox that allows the body to release tension, generate chi flow and a peaceful mind.

Dr. Buathon’s signature healing also includes, Mind Transformation, Himalayan sound therapy, and a 5-day program Sleep Enhancement.

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Make it short but suite. For a limited time only, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo invites you to discover exclusive benefits with a stay in one of our suites.

Settle in with a bottle of champagne on arrival and enjoy a $100 credit to be used on food and drink in any of our five restaurants and bars or towards a destination dining experience.

Start each day of your stay with a deliciously fresh breakfast in your Villa or Residence and enjoy a $100 spa credit.