From 1 May 2020, guests at Kamalaya’s Wellbeing Sabbatical can enjoy a program customised to allow for limited stress, focused work and wellness time
Since opening in 2005, Kamalaya has been attracting guests interested in improving their health and wellbeing with its award-winning wellness programs. Kamalaya’s 21 Day Wellbeing Sabbatical was recently named by Global Wellness Summit as one of the top 10 global wellness trends for 2020 and from 1 May 2020, guests will be able to experience this sabbatical themselves. The program encourages guests to replenish and heal their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energies at their own pace and in their own way. Neither prescriptive nor regimented, Kamalaya’s approach offers guests the freedom to co-create an enriching experience.
Recognising that for some, a clean and complete break from work and business is impossible, Kamalaya’s Wellbeing Sabbatical program offers a flexible, customisable schedule. Kamalaya encourages guests to stay connected to work or perhaps explore a creative or personal pursuit if that is their preference. Weekly Personal Mentoring sessions are included to support guests through reflections of their wellness experience.
“Our long-stay guests are driven by different reasons and how they spend their time varies, but the common denominator is that they integrate wellness with a specific creative, inspirational or personal pursuit,” says Karina Stewart, Kamalaya co-founder and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “They benefit from having their wellness needs taken care of in a beautiful and naturally inspiring environment that nourishes them on every level. Being removed from their regular environment and limiting distractions allows for new inspiration, ideas and perspectives to emerge.”
The program includes restorative and revitalising treatments to rebalance the nervous system, such as Royal Ayurvedic Massage and Shirodhara, as well as healing modalities such as Kamalaya’s signature Vital Essence Oil Massage and Tension Relief Massage. Guests will have access to a physiotherapist who will assess any postural or structural imbalances. Nutritional guidance and opportunities to explore stress management, meditation, pranayama and holistic movement practices such as yoga and qi gong will also be offered.
Kamalaya is located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, the resort offers a holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, a natural environment, healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customised wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance.
The Wellbeing Sabbatical Program can be booked on a date that suits guests and includes a wellness consultation to establish health and wellness goals along with a tailored programme of treatments, massages, personal mentoring and specialist sessions. Prices start at 297,211 Thai Baht (AU$14,138) for a twin share that includes accommodation, transfers, meals, treatments and specialist sessions for 21 days.