Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort

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, stress and burnout, healthy lifestyle and yoga. 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.

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.


Our wellness programs offer solutions for detox, stress and burnout, optimal fitness,
weight control, sleep enhancement, emotional balance and yoga.
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.


Introduction to Kamalaya

Karina Stewart, co-founder, introduces Kamalaya's holistic wellness experience integrating healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customised wellness programs.

Our holistic approach

Karina Stewart, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduces Kamalaya's holistic approach to wellness - our programs, treatments and therapies offering solutions for detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness, weight control, sleep, and emotional balance.

The Healthy Chef

During a recent wellness retreat at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Australia’s “Healthy Chef”, Teresa Cutter, talks to Dr Karina Stewart about detox. They discuss things like how often should we detox, the health benefits and what foods to avoid during a detox program. 

Stress Management: Adrenal Burnout

Karina Stewart discusses stress management, in particular Adrenal Burnout; who is most susceptible, what to look out for, and how to recognise when it’s time to get help.

Emotional Balance Retreat

To enhance its individual wellness programs and personalized health journeys, Kamalaya has introduced small group retreats. The ”Finding Emotional Balance & Freedom” Retreat is guided by Kamalaya’s Life Enhancement Mentors.

Life Enhancement mentoring

Kamalaya’s team of Life Enhancement Practitioners and Personal Mentors can help to create this space of openness, awareness and understanding, with one-on-one sessions that help to address immediate and long-term growth needs.

An Optimal Approach to Weight Loss and the Role of Detoxification

Losing kilos is at the top of the wish list for many people thinking about a detox, and while it is usually one of the results, it’s not the goal, and what you gain from a detox is much more impressive than what you lose. Karina Stewart explains how a well researched detox program, one that doesn’t involve fasting, can set the foundation for better weight control in the long term.

Karina‘s Retreat

A 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.

Comprehensive Optimal Fitness program

Comprehensive Optimal Fitness Program is the ideal program for regular exercisers who wish to develop their workouts while also seeking support in finding a balance between tough exercise, relaxation techniques and stretching, optimum nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. It follows Kamalaya’s holistic wellness approach integrating personal fitness training, yoga and stretching as well as nutritional guidance, emotional and mental support complemented by carefully selected therapeutic wellness treatments.

Kamalaya's Detox Pre-Arrival Recommendations

Recommendations to prepare yourself two weeks prior arrival Kamalaya for a detox holiday.


Yin & Yang Yoga Immersion Retreat with Simon Low

"Drawing Down the Sun and the Moon" - a Yoga Practice Immersion on the Principles, Practice and Potential of Yin & Yang Yoga

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. “At the same time, as natural care-givers, a self-neglect with regard to our own needs is very common. I think it’s important to make women aware how vital it is to look after themselves”. In this video, Karina shares some practical self-care tips for women at different stages of their lives.

Kamalaya Healthy Lifestyle Programs

For optimal wellbeing, it is important that we embrace a healthy lifestyle that incorporates the basic foundations of good nutrition and appropriate exercise. Many of us are aware that we need to make lifestyle changes, but many of us also need some help and support, and perhaps even some education, before we're able to implement the changes into our daily life. Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Koh Samui co-founder and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, talks about Kamalaya Koh Samui's Healthy Lifestyle programs, which take a foundational approach by dealing with weight loss, nutrition and fitness to help people start their journey into vital vibrant health.

Intro to Emotional Balance

Emotional balance is a vital ingredient for personal wellbeing and the health of our relationships, including the essential one we have with ourselves. Reactions and responses to everyday situations, our decision-making abilities are heavily influenced by our emotional framework. Karina Stewart explains why nowadays it is so difficult to stay connected to our own emotions and reveals powerful techniques to stay emotionally balanced. Especially dedicated to creating emotional balance is Kamalaya’s latest wellness program “Embracing Change”.

Embracing Change

The Embracing Change program is the first of Kamalaya's wellness programs to focus on exploring one's inner life and emotional disposition. This is an ideal program to enrich your emotional wellbeing and life fulfillment. The focus throughout the program is to address current life situations with effective tools to restore emotional balance. Suitable for anyone seeking support for life change and life challenging situations of any kind, to prevent the stress build-up that often results in emotional burn-out, as well as for targeting emotionally-driven eating habits, relationship issues including loss or break-ups, work related difficulties, anxiety and grief. This program offers an experience of self discovery and growth both during the immersion in the program as well as a continuation with tools to take back home.

Healthy Lifestyle with Dr Karina Stewart: Healthy Eating Principles

This is the first in a series of interviews with Dr Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Koh Samui (Health Resort Thailand) co-founder, on the topic of healthy lifestyle. Karina puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of food as the foundation of good health, and in this video she explains some of the basic principles of healthy eating.

How sugar consumption effects our health and wellbeing.

Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Co-founder gives us some useful knowledge on how sugar consumption effects our health and wellbeing.

Sleep Enhancement Programme

Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Co-founder mentioned one of her favorite therapies in Kamalaya 's Sleep Enhancement programme.

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Managing Stress

Voted 2010 Best Destination Spa in Asia, Kamalaya Koh Samui focuses on preventative health. Karina Stewart, Kamalaya Koh Samui Co-founder and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, explains, "Prevention empowers the individual. Prevention implies that each one of us has within our hands the capability the resources to become optimally healthy." In this interview, Karina talks about managing stress.

Breathing Practice to Counteract Fatigue

Breathing Practice to Counteract Fatigue with Sujay, Kamalaya Meditation and Life Enhancement mentor.