The first in Aman’s series of wellness immersions hosted by the brand’s global wellness ambassador, Maria Sharapova, was recently announced and is now available to book. Set at Amanpuri, Aman’s flagship property located on its own private peninsula on Phuket’s west coast, the Optimizing Performance & Recovery Immersion will take place February 21 to 24. The retreat combines mindfulness, movement, nutrition, and recovery practices to offer guests a wellbeing experience designed to enhance their journey in pursuit of professional and personal aspirations.
Curated and hosted in person by Maria Sharapova, the program utilizes her expertise and knowledge built throughout her decades of experience as an elite athlete, in combination with Amanpuri’s expert practitioners. Encouraging guests of all fitness levels to consider the concept of performance and recovery as a holistic approach to wellbeing, the immersion equips them with methods that can be brought into all areas of life to help them perform at the highest level.
This intimate program, with no more than eight participants, will incorporate an individual consultation with Amanpuri’s medical doctor, daily meditations and breathwork practices, performance sessions designed and led by Sharapova, recovery practices including IV treatment, hydro-facility treatments, and Aman Signature spa treatments. Sharapova will also lead daily hikes each morning prior to breakfast, and Jason Wersland, D.C., founder of Therabody, will lead warm-up sessions ahead of performance activities to ensure guests can learn the long-term benefits of warm up and recovery as vital tools to support overall performance.
Guests will enjoy several dining experiences as part of the program, including daily breakfast, which is tailored to the day’s forthcoming activities, alongside a welcome beach barbecue dinner and an exclusive farewell dining experience for the group. All menus are designed by Sharapova in conjunction with Matteo Nardin, Aman’s regional executive chef of Asia, created to offer nourishment and support performance, offering fresh, tropical, and locally sourced ingredients and flavors.
“I have been working closely with the Aman team over the last few months to develop a comprehensive program, and I am excited to finally bring it to life for guests at Amanpuri,” says Sharapova. “As an athlete, I was obsessive about optimizing my performance, and now that I am retired, I’ve realized that elite performance is not just for athletes but for all people who wish to optimize their lives around their career, family, and other pursuits. This bespoke program will combine all the knowledge I gained in my career and provide a holistic itinerary of mindfulness, preparation, nutrition, and recovery-focused activities.”