New Mother Earth Melodies, An Extraordinary Experience at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
There’s nothing ordinary about the new Mother Earth Melodies at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An. This Extraordinary Experience invites guests to embark on a journey of self, surrounds and sounds during an after-hours, exclusive-use exploration at The Heart of the Earth Spa.
A Four Seasons Extraordinary Experience is one that offers exclusive access to once-in-a-lifetime adventures and immersions in some of the world’s most captivating locations. It’s a "not-to-be-missed" and "won’t-find-it-anywhere-else" encounter that will be etched into one's mind and memory forever, and quite possibility change one's perspective.
“More and more, guests are seeking vacation experiences that elevate personal growth,” comments General Manager Anthony Gill. “What they often fail to realise is that being mindful – and travelling in the present moment – is the most life-changing thing they can do.”
Beginning at 6:30 pm, as the sun paints the sky a beautiful gold, Mother Earth Melodies sees the entire Heart of the Earth Spa adorned with candles for a private evening of profound connection.
The experience begins with an intimate Goodnight Kiss To The Earth ceremony – involving the floating of traditional wishing candles on the spa lagoon – led by the Spa’s Resident Singing Bowl Artist Oanh Ngo. A delicious three-course chef-prepared wellness dinner follows on the candlelit lagoon platform adjacent to the Spa’s beautiful glass Buddha sculpture underneath the darkening star-filled skies.
A boatman dressed in traditional ao dai then paddles guests in a Vietnamese basket boat across the koi and lantern-filled lagoon. Upon arrival at a beautifully illuminated double spa villa, the experience continues with an 45-minute eight-octave singing bowl lesson with Oanh (on the only complete eight-octave set of bowls to feature in a Spa in Vietnam). Suitably soothed, guests are then invited to enjoy a flower-filled lotus and rose aromatherapy bath (in a tub big enough for two), while Oanh performs a mesmerising sound bath on the deck outside. To end, a four-handed Stability Massage (two therapists per guest) offers deep nurturing and paves the way for restful, restorative sleep.
To help guests remember and recreate the memories of their experience upon returning home, a set of three singing bowls will be mailed to their home.
The Resort’s Spa Manager Dwi Susanti concludes: “Mother Earth Melodies combines Vietnam’s extraordinary traditions, the mindfulness teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the country’s most incredible private spa experience to facilitate a connection to the abundance and power of the present moment.”
About The Heart of The Earth Spa
As humans, we are made of the same core elements as everything in the universe. Yet by seeing ourselves as separate entities we become disconnected from nature, ourselves and those around us. We forget that the earth nourishes us; that our ingenuity flows like water when we stop trying to control it; and that being in each moment – as opposed to battling against it – brings a feeling of lightness and peace. Inspired by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Earth Spa is a place of support, compassion and acceptance. Crystal singing bowls tuned to the frequency of nature, and treatments that recall lessons of stability, creativity and non-judgement remind us of our innate capacity to beat as one with the heart of the earth.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam