Kamalaya. Wellness Sanctuary and Spa Koh Samui
At Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand’s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday. Our wellness programs offer solutions for detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control. If you are looking for a more personalised wellness experience, our team of international naturopaths can work with you to create your own health program from our extensive range of holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies. You don’t need to commit to a wellness program; if you are simply looking for a relaxing and restorative holiday, you are welcome to come and enjoy the inspiring environment and complimentary inclusions like wellness consultation and holistic activities.
Our unique holistic health retreat experience is a synergy of healing therapies from East and West, a sublimely beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices, group retreats and individual wellness programs.
Kamalaya is a haven; a place for us to slow down and feel safe enough to let go of old habits, drop our armour and begin to listen once again to our heart’s song, and to realise the depth of inspiration and wisdom all around.
Centred around a monk's cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya's essence is expressed in its name, 'Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)', an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit.
Kamalaya translates as ‘Lotus Realm’, an enduring symbol for the unfolding of life’s potential.
Taking a unique approach to complete wellbeing and personal fulfilment, Kamalaya transcends the spa experience to deliver an empowering holistic lifestyle experience that aims to cultivate the seed of divine potential that exists within all of us.
Open your heart, rest your mind, nurture your body and engage your spirit. Connect with the power and wonder within.
Come to Kamalaya to explore, experience, discover, learn.
Come to feel life’s potential.
"Within each of us, a vast ocean of magnificent potential lies waiting to be explored, experienced and realised. In reconnecting to our core essence, where deep pools of potential await, we discover the source of all healing and creativity. When we reconnect internally, we are once again in the flow of life, an effortless and graceful flow of movement and change without resistance." Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Co-Founder and Brand & Wellness Director.
Accommodations at Kamalaya
Holistic wellness programs
1. Healthy Lifestyle
While these wellness programs focus more on the physical - such as weight balancing and physical fitness - as a solid foundation for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, they still incorporate the holistic health benefits of the Kamalaya wellness experience.
They are intended to guide you towards achieving your optimal wellbeing and maintaining your balance within and without.
1.1. Ideal Weight
1.2. Optimal Fitness
4. Emotional Balance
Emotional balance is a vital ingredient for personal wellbeing and the health of our relationships, including the essential one we have with our self.
Emotions are often linked to the element of water. Like water, emotions have a natural tendency toward movement and flow. Emotional balance isn't about suppressing the stream of our emotions, but instead it is about honouring the natural flow, and accepting that what we feel is not who we are.
Kamalaya's team of in-house and visiting intuitive healers can work with you on energetic, emotional and spiritual levels to develop awareness, consciousness and self acceptance, attune heart and mind and release limiting beliefs to make you more emotionally available for life.
One of our professional wellness practitioners can work with you to develop a personalised program that addresses your individual concerns. Simply book your accommodation, and then discuss your needs during your initial Wellness Consultation.
While we may not be able to turn back the hands of time, we can help to diminish the tell-tale signs - both internally and externally - through holistic medicine, nutrition, exercise, awareness and lifestyle advice. The goal is not only to have you looking and feeling better, but to give you the foundations for a longer, healthier and more vital life.
The link between some Asian lifestyles and longevity are well reported. Through exploring some of the philosophies, practices, therapies and nutritional aspects of these traditions and learning how to incorporate these ageless secrets into your own lifestyle, you can discover how to move through life with more grace and ease.
One of our professional wellness practitioners can work with you to develop a personalised Longevity program that addresses your individual needs. Simply book your accommodation, and then discuss your needs during your initial Wellness Consultation.
2. Detox Programs and Retreats
Thailand, and in particular Koh Samui, is well known as a detox holiday destination, and Kamalaya offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of detox programs available. The Times (UK) named us as one of the Top 5 Exotic Detox Retreats . Kamalaya Koh Samui's Detox programs and retreats are research-based and combine medical science with holistic therapies. The outcome is a very safe, effective and powerfully rejuvenating detox experience. Kamalaya's approach to detox is designed to support and enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxins and accumulated waste and rediscover its ideal balance. This helps to increase energy and vitality, creating a foundation for optimum health, longevity and personal growth. Kamalaya's team of emotional, energetic and spiritual healers is available to support you through any emotional detox effects.
5. Wellness a la Carte
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa offers a wide range of healing treatments and therapies. If you’re not looking for a structured program, or if you want to add to your chosen program, we have an extensive menu of over 70 therapies and treatments to choose from. You may also wish to work with one of our qualified wellness practitioners to create our own tailored wellness program.
As well as massages and body treatments, you can experience Ayurveda therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, diagnostic procedures, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, emotional and spiritual healing and other holistic services such as cranio-sacral therapy and sound healing.
From time to time, we also have healers-in-residence; these visiting practitioners are sometimes world-renowned and sometimes relatively unheard of, but always incredibly gifted.
8. Asian Alchemy
The holistic healing traditions of Asia are well represented at Kamalaya. Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Indian system of Ayurveda, the traditions of Thai herbal healing and the philosophies and practices of Tibetan and Taoist culture come together to create a powerful synergistic healing force.
Asian Alchemy opens the door to a realm of profoundly healing and transformational experiences.
One of our professional wellness practitioners can work with you to develop a personalised Asian Alchemy program that addresses your individual concerns. Simply book your accommodation, and then discuss your needs during your initial Wellness Consultation.
3. Stress Out & Burn Out
These programs are designed to address various levels of stress, helping you to regain balance, perspective and to counteract the physical, emotional and spiritual impacts of lifestyle and life-change stress: from the gently nurturing Relax & Renew, to the joyfully rejuvenating Asian Bliss and the intensely restorative and healing Balance & Revitalise, which deals holistically with the symptoms and underlying causes of adrenal burnout.
A combination of nurturing therapies, nutrition, and personal guidance in a healing environment of inspiring natural beauty gives you the perfect remedy for recovering your optimal wellbeing and the inspiration to embrace the future with renewed vitality and purpose.
6. Yoga Retreats and Programs
Kamalaya Koh Samui offers the ideal environment for your Thailand yoga holiday. You can choose a personal yoga program, a group yoga retreat or simply join our daily schedule of complimentary yoga classes. Our healthy cuisine, holistic spa treatments and stunnning natural environment all contribute to your yoga holiday experience. Kamalaya Koh Samui has a skilled team of in-house yoga instructors offering personal and group classes and regular programs in a variety of different yoga styles for both novice and advanced practitioners. We also attract world-renowned teachers who host yoga retreats throughout the year.
Yoga venues include the semi-open hilltop Yoga Pavilion, the Yoga Sala, and the enclosed and stunningly located Yantra Hall.
9. Awakening & Meditation
Kamalaya was created around a Monks' Cave, and the accumulated energy from centuries of prayer and meditation lends a powerful meditative magic to the Kamalaya landscape.
You can join group meditation and pranayama classes, or arrange private sessions for a deeper experience. At Kamalaya, you can explore a variety of meditation styles to either develop a regular practice or to deepen your existing practice.
Retreats and wellness programs at kamalaya
Awakening your Essential Self
WITH KARINA STEWART ... Guests will have the unique opportunity to work closely with Kamalaya co-Founder Karina Stewart, MATCM (Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine) who will personally facilitate a series of intimate group retreats to support participants through a subtle process of inner discovery and awakening to your essential self.
Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart on Women's Health
“It is wonderful to see that modern women have so many options to express their personality, with multiple career opportunities and life choices, as well as a caring mother, family member and friend”, says Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Koh Samui Co-founder and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Kamalaya Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Basic and Comprehensive Optimal Fitness, Ideal Weight and Sleep Enhancement programs
Detox Programs at Kamalaya
Karina Stewart, Co-founder of Kamalaya , gives an overview and in-depth description of the Detox Programs offered in conjunction with your Wellness Retreat at Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand. A great starting point for many health goals, these effective detoxification programs feature Kamalaya's delicious and healthy Detox cuisine, as well as a range of holistic therapies for cleansing the body, mind and spirit.