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Anna Bjurstam reveals details of Six Senses Meditation programme

Six Senses Spas has launched Six Senses Meditation, mindfulness sessions to be offered to guests of the brand’s resorts and spas around the world on a complimentary and regular basis.

This is separate to the roll out of Six Senses yogic programmes. Anna Bjurstam, VP of Six Senses Spa, outlined the differences exclusively for Spa Opportunities: “The yoga programmes are targeted and encompass yoga, treatments, nutrition and mindfulness. The Six Senses Meditation programme is a standalone service – to provide guests with a chance to work on general consciousness, awareness and mindfulness.”

The mindfulness aspect of this new service is based around the brand’s six senses philosophy: engaging with sight, sound, scent, taste, touch and the sixth sense – which is described by the company as the heart chakra. Practitioners are asked to expand their hearts to feel compassion.

The meditation programme is not just for guests though. Staff within the spa are encouraged to undertake seven or 15-minute sessions during team briefings and training courses.

“With our staff, we have a seven minute version and it is very much targeted at rising above the daily challenges a spa is going through,” continued Bjurstam. “For example, if a spa is full that day, the meditation is focused on maintaining a vibrant energy from customer to customer. If there are communication challenges between staff – which happens from time to time – then the meditation is focused on listening, respect and compassion.”

“This new meditation programme is one step closer to a fuller mindfulness programme that we are looking at rolling out in 2016,” said Bjurstam. “It fits into our vision of reconnection, between the heart and the senses, and the result is a great sense of balance and love.”

Bjurstam recently wrote a column in Spa Opportunities, outlining how to boost spa retail revenue. Read it here.

Six Senses Spas has launched Six Senses Meditation, mindfulness sessions to be offered to guests of the brand’s resorts and spas around the world on a complimentary and regular basis.
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This is separate to the roll out of Six Senses yogic programmes. Anna Bjurstam, VP of Six Senses Spa, outlined the differences exclusively for Spa Opportunities: “The yoga programmes are targeted and encompass yoga, treatments, nutrition and mindfulness. The Six Senses Meditation programme is a standalone service – to provide guests with a chance to work on general consciousness, awareness and mindfulness.”

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Bjurstam recently wrote a column in Spa Opportunities, outlining how to boost spa retail revenue. Read it here.

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