At its core, the spiritual tradition of tantra embraces life and all creation. It compels us to see ourselves as perfect – inexhaustible, boundless and immeasurable – and to become "one" with the universe and all living things. Tantra, meaning "weave" in Sanskrit, teaches awareness of Shiva and Shakti, the two inseparable forces of consciousness and energy present in each of us that also give form to all matter in existence. In this way, tantra encourages us to expand our consciousness and unite with the infinite possibilities of the universe.
All of our Siddha Tantric rituals at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru are performed by devout and practising tantrikas, trained in both tantric philosophy and the science of Ayurveda. Each ritual is designed to awaken our awareness and put us on the path to wholeness – because it is only when we live and feel at one with the forces within and around us that we are awake and alive in the fullest sense.
Each treatment at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru features a 90-minute tantric massage, herbal steam and bath. Please see our Yoga section for a recommended Kundalini Yoga enhancer.
Omkaara – kundalini ritual for couples
Coiled like a sleeping serpent at the base of the spine, the kundalini gland is a powerhouse of creative energy. The centerepiece of this hypnotic ritual is the kundalini massage. Performed by a pair of male and female tantric therapists using fluid, dance-like movements and melodic strokes, this massage harnesses the Shiva (male) and Shakti (female) energies to stir the kundalini; awakened, it rises through the spine and chakra channels, releasing blocked energy and increasing awareness.
Devi Bhavani – ritual for women
Each woman has within her the power to create new life, along with the transformative energy of beauty, delight and creativity. Inspired by Devi Bhavani – the Divine Mother – this energy flows like soothing wind and calming water, bringing about positive, life-affirming changes. Delivered by two female tantric therapists, this ritual nourishes and replenishes female energy with mantras, sacred songs and healing sounds, and nurtures the body with a tender, revitalising massage.
Ojas and atma ritual for men
In its purest form, male energy is both dynamic and transcendent. This duality is reflected in the ojas (vitality) and atma (spirit) ritual. Vigorous and expressive, the techniques used in this treatment require both strength and spiritual concentration on the part of the two male tantric therapists delivering the treatment. Their synchronised and balanced movements invigorate the body by increasing body heat and vitality to flush toxins out of the system. Meditative and soulful, the experience also uplifts the spirit by taking it on a contemplative journey.
Please note: Prices and treatments are subject to change without notice and will be subject to 23.2% combined taxes and services charges.