From the 27th of October to the 29th Tanjong Jara Resort will be hosting a yoga retreat in association with Lululemon Athletica, with the resort being Lululemon’s first ever ambassador in Malaysia. The Sucimurni Retreat will be held by Malaysia’s most renowned yoga teacher and founder of Upward Yoga Studio, Ninie Ahmad.
This retreat is a unique wellness experience which aims to take participants away from the pressures of daily life. Jessica Yong, Marketing and Communications Director of YTL Hotels, says that “forming the basis of the retreat is the concept of Sucimurni, which places emphasis on the purity of mind and spirit to heal the body”. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga very much align with this concept as it teaches students to be more mindful. Through this programme, we not only want to provide guests the chance to recharge but also share skill that they can then integrate into their own lives to ultimately help them heal from within”.
Ninie Ahmad says that “one of our guiding philosophies at Lululemon is to empower people and provide the tools and resources to help them live their best lives. That’s why we’re very excited to work with YTL Hotels on this retreat as it perfectly demonstrates those values and reflects what we’re all about as a company. It is my hope that guests will take away valuable lessons from this programme, which will become the building blocks towards a healthier life”.
Ninie has trained at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto and opened Upward Yoga in 2011.
An additional highlight of this retreat is a Zendoodling session. The objective of this practice is to enable practitioners to enter a calm and meditative state by drawing shapes and patterns. It is also known as ‘yoga for the fingers’. Finally, Captain Mokh from the resort will be taking people through their signature Sucimurni exercise, which is a series of stretches inspired by the main animal chakras.