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Sun Siyam Iruveli and Sun Siyam Villu Reef, both located in the scenic and pristine Dhaalu Atoll, is to celebrate International Yoga Day with exclusive yoga sessions for their guests. The sessions will be led by renowned teachers, South Korean Yogi Yuijin at Sun Siyam Iru Veli and by renowned Ashtanga yoga instructor Tommy Meneses who hails from Ecuador.

International Yoga Day, observed worldwide on June 21st, is a testament to the transformative power of yoga in promoting holistic well-being. At the scenic settings of Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Vilu Reef, guests will have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of yoga and embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace through yoga.

Yogi Yujin

Yogi Yuijin

Yujin’s profound connection to yoga began in her 20s following a life-altering motorbike accident. Yoga became her anchor during recovery, leading her to explore various styles such as Yin, Vinyasa, and Hatha. Her passion for Ashtanga yoga was ignited in Athens, Greece, propelling her to delve deeper into her practice under influential teachers in Beograd, Mexico, the USA, and her home country, South Korea.

In 2021, Yujin realized her dream by opening her own yoga studio on the serene shores of Jeju island, a hub for Yoga practitioners in South Korea, especially renowned for traditional Hatha yoga. Her commitment to her practice led her to the esteemed Sharath Yoga Centre in Mysore, India, in December 2023, where she further immersed herself in the essence of yoga.

Yujin’s journey is marked by dedication, devotion, and discipline, which have led her to uncover the profound transformative power of yoga. Guests are invited to join her on the mat to explore their own inner strength and serenity, experiencing firsthand the deep impact of yoga in their lives. As the founder of Nyasa Yoga Shala and fluent in English with great teaching skills, Yujin offers a variety of yoga styles including Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, and Singing Bowl sessions.

Yujin will be offering exclusive yoga classes at Sun Siyam Iru Veli from June 21st to June 23rd, coinciding with International Yoga Day. Guests can enjoy sunrise and sunset sessions, embracing the tranquility of the Maldivian surroundings while deepening their yoga practice.

We are honored to welcome Yujin to Sun Siyam Iru Veli for our International Yoga Day celebration,” said Masdhooq Saeed, General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli. “Her dedication to yoga and profound teaching skills align perfectly with our commitment to providing guests with transformative experiences in our idyllic tropical paradise.

Tommy Meneses

Tommy Meneses

Tommy, an esteemed Ashtanga yoga instructor hailing from Ecuador, brings a wealth of experience from his yoga journey across Malaysia, India, Nepal and Indonesia. Having completed his yoga training at S-VYASA Yoga University in India, Tommy is renowned for his dynamic teaching style and deep understanding of yoga philosophy.

Not only is Tommy a seasoned yoga practitioner, but he is also a dedicated Yoga and Education volunteer in countries such as Laos, Indonesia and Nepal, empowering communities through yoga practice. With a focus on talented young individuals, Tommy provides them with the skills and tools necessary for personal and professional development.

We are thrilled to welcome Tommy to Sun Siyam Vilu Reef for our International Yoga Day celebration,” said Thoha Yoosuf, Resort Manager of Sun Siyam Vilu Reef. “His expertise and passion for yoga perfectly align with our commitment to offering guests transformative experiences in our tropical paradise.”

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

About Sun Siyam Resorts:

  • Since opening its first resort in the Maldives (Sun Siyam Vilu Reef) in 1998, the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio has grown to six luxury private-island properties and welcomed its most recent addition – Siyam World – in October 2021.
  • The resort collection encompasses a 4-star (Sun Siyam Olhuveli) and four 5-star (Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef and Siyam World) properties in the Maldives, plus a boutique beach retreat on the east coast of Sri Lanka (Sun Siyam Pasikudah).
  • Each resort showcases its idyllic location and character through a bespoke program of island-based and underwater experiences, from rotating international chef residencies to ocean adventures.
  • Owned and managed by the Sun Siyam Group – a privately-owned company established in 1990 – the resorts reflect the legendary warmth of Maldivian hospitality and the Group’s visionary owner and MD, Ahmed Siyam Mohamed

Sun Siyam Iru Veli