To enhance its individual wellness programs and personalised health journeys, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand is now introducing small group retreats. Guided by distinct wellness experts, the new Life Enhancement Retreats provide a setting for guests to explore specific areas of interest in greater depth and benefit from the dynamic group energy and support network of like-minded individuals, with a maximum of 12 participants per retreat. Each retreat has been developed collaboratively with the retreat leaders who hold a deep appreciation for Kamalaya’s philosophy of holistic wellness, combining life enriching insights with carefully selected wellness treatments.
Upcoming Life Enhancement Retreats include yoga immersions guided by renowned Yin & Yang Yoga teacher Simon Low, explorations of emotional wellbeing with Kamalaya’s Life Enhancement Mentors and self-discovery retreats with Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart, Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a maven in the field of health and wellbeing. Each retreat is results-oriented and approaches the integral wellness concept – of mind, body and soul – from a distinct perspective to create a unique experience that could only be delivered at Kamalaya.
“Yin & Yang Yoga Immersion” with Simon Low
6-10 Oct ‘16 • 1-5 Dec ‘16 • 13-17 Apr ‘17 • 19-23 Oct ‘17 • 7-11 Dec ‘17
Guests are invited to enrich and expand their yoga practice through a yoga immersion with Simon Low, one of the world’s foremost specialists of Yin & Yang Yoga. Principal of The Yoga Academy and co-founder of Triyoga in London, Simon has been teaching yoga internationally for over 20 years. Students will receive individualised attention informed by Simon’s ongoing studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, applied anatomy, Pranayama, Oriental and contemporary energy practices, psychology and philosophy. The popularity of his approach to Yin & Yang Yoga lies in its accessibility, effectiveness and enjoyment while offering a rich educational yoga experience. His retreats, which are suitable for all levels of experience, begin each morning with dynamic Yang Yoga practice with flowing Vinyasa and a broad asana spectrum that builds energy, flexibility and strength. In the afternoon, Simon teaches the slower paced Yin Yoga, which uses long passive holds to work on the connective tissues of the physical anatomy and on the energy systems to achieve a sense of inner strength, calmness and presence.
Prices for the 4 night retreat start at 82,580 Thai Baht per person sharing a double room, including all meals, daily classes and treatments.
“Finding Emotional Balance & Freedom” with Kamalaya’s Life Enhancement Mentors
10-16 Nov ‘16 • 6-12 Apr ‘17 • 27 Apr-3 May ‘17 • 22-28 Jun ‘17 • 31 Aug-6 Sept ‘17 • 2-8 Nov ‘17
Guests are invited to join Kamalaya’s Life Enhancement Mentors in an intimate group setting where they can explore their emotional habits and learn to more practically and effectively respond to life’s challenges. Kamalaya’s Life Enhancement Mentors, Rajesh Ramani, Smitha Jayakumar and Sujay Seshadri, are all experienced teachers with a strong background in ancient Asian philosophies, having been immersed in monastic lifestyles in India for over a decade. Together they present a unique opportunity for anyone looking for greater connection and happiness with oneself and others. Their distinctive teaching and mentoring styles have helped many people all over the world to more healthily interact with their emotions. Daily group talks are supplemented by one-to-one mentoring sessions and guided experiential coaching and meditation practices that offer new perspectives on the mind with a particular focus on increasing emotional and perceptual flexibility. Healing treatments enhance the inward journey, nurturing the physical body.
Prices for the 6 night retreat start at 111,284 Thai Baht per person sharing a double room, including all meals, daily classes and treatments.
“Awakening Your Essential Self” with Kamalaya Co-founder Karina Stewart
4-13 Aug ‘17 • 29 Sept- 8 Oct ‘17
Guests will have the unique opportunity to work closely with Kamalaya co-founder and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Karina Stewart, who will personally facilitate a series of intimate group retreats to support participants through a subtle process of awakening to their essential self. With over 35 years of experience in the Asian healing and spiritual traditions, her approach to integral health and life-renewal inspires people to discover themselves in new and heartening ways. Within the group setting and one individual consultation each, Karina will guide participants in experiential practices and processes designed to discover, clear and release habits and patterns that no longer serve a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, to let go and eliminate what is extraneous and non-essential to their health and wellbeing, and reconnect to their inner source of health and happiness and restart anew.
Similar to a profound and liberating exhale, Karina’s truly holistic retreats combine a dedicated nutrition concept and a range of therapies for cleansing the body, with powerful practices that promote letting-go on a mental and emotional level. In a gentle and nurturing way, Karina will help each individual to transform emotions, experiences and thought patterns that hinder personal growth, and inspire them to cultivate their full potential and renew every aspect of life.
Prices for the 9 night retreat start at 185,392 Thai Baht per person sharing a double room, including all meals, daily classes and treatments.
“In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world it is all too easy to lose sight of the innate goodness in everyone. During the creation of Kamalaya we made sure to take every possible step that would allow guests to slow down in this relaxing natural ambience and so support an organic sense of community. It was our wish and vision to enable and promote genuine heartfelt human connections. Not only does this environment perfectly suit a group wellness experience, retreats can further support individual experiences and we are pleased to welcome this natural evolution within the Kamalaya ecosystem,” says Kamalaya’s co-founder and Chairman, John Stewart,
For further details regarding the new retreats, please visit: www.kamalaya.com/retreats-thailand.htm
Kamalaya is located amid a lush, tropical landscape on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. The resort integrates healing traditions and practices from East and West, inspired healthy cuisine and customised wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress and Burnout, Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance.