Kamalaya to host Blue Zones group retreat in 2024

Kamalaya will host a six-night retreat focused on longevity and wellbeing in May 2024, with activities, nutrition and treatments curated in partnership with Blue Zones

The wellness and spa resort Kamalaya, on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, will host a six-night retreat in 2024 that draws from research into the lifestyles of the world’s ‘blue zones’ — regions in which residents have increased wellbeing and longevity.

The retreat has been formulated in partnership with the group Blue Zones, which has been researching the world’s original blue zones — Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California — for more than 20 years. The regions share high rates of centenarian residents and low rates of chronic disease.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Blue Zones® group retreat at Kamalaya, inviting our guests to embrace the wisdom and lifestyle habits that promote unprecedented longevity,” says Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Founder and Chief Wellness Officer. “Our collaboration with Blue Zones has allowed us to curate an evidence-based program that uncovers the secrets of the world’s longest-lived cultures, empowering our guests to make meaningful changes in their lives.”

Guests joining the Blue Zones Group Retreat can expect nourishing meals with an emphasis on plants, inspired by traditional diets of the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and Nicoya; activities such as yoga, Qi-Gong, and meditation; and afternoon workshops designed to help participants focus on improving and enhancing different aspects of their lives.

The retreat takes place 5–11 May 2024, with rates starting at THB 246,173 (about AUD$10,811) per person, plus accommodation (from about AUD$373 per night). Guests receive a wellness consultation and body bio-impedance analysis on arrival at the resort.

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