Six Senses Spas will be privileged to have internationally acclaimed Behsat Ahmet at Soneva Fushi for a week-long retreat, from 13-20 November 2004.Behsat, a highly certified Pilates and Gyrotonic expert has been teaching all aspects of movement-based exercise for more than a decade; be it dance, athletics or rehabilitation based. He uses movement principles from various practices such as yoga, Gyrotonic, dance, taichi, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique.
The Pilates Method, which has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, is by no means a passing trend.Ê It is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility, muscle tone and strength for the total body without building bulk.Ê Its appeal lies in its slower, safer, sensible approach to health and fitness. Pilates promotes harmony and balance for people of all fitness levels while providing a refreshing and energising work-out.
Through this integration of different techniques, Behsat has developed a unique exercise programme tailored to modern needs. This approach attracts an exclusive clientele to his chic London studio in fashionable Chelsea. His hands-on approach and relentless pursuit of excellence through movement makes him the ultimate trainer. Clients, which include royalty plus the rich-and-famous, jet him off to private homes and villas around the world. Recently, he conducted a retreat in Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the Caribbean.
Prior to teaching, Behsat was a professional dancer with a degree in Dance from Ballet Rambert School in London. He has performed in various West End and Broadway shows in Europe and New York. Since the early 90’s, he has been studying a wide variety bodywork techniques and is currently working on producing his own book and television show.
Rates for this extraordinary retreat begin at US$3,492 per person twin sharing and US$5,087 single accommodation, and are subject to 10% service charge. The week’s package includes accommodation in a Soneva Fushi Crusoe Villa with breakfast daily; roundtrip seaplane transfers from Male International Airport; individual spa consultation plus a 30-minute Thai or Swedish; plus a Six Senses 3-hour Signature Spa Package. In addition to the 6-day Pilates Group Workshop, participants also receive a one-hour private session with Behsat.