Marc A. Cornaz
When Kamalaya began to take physical form in 2003, John and Karina recognised that the holistic execution of their concept depended upon a more balanced and complete set of core competencies; a stronger and more stable foundation that could bring their vision to life. Serendipity once again stepped in to help them. When they were introduced to Marc A. Cornaz, they knew that they had found the vital missing ingredient for Kamalaya’s success.
Already embarking on his own journey to a more authentic and meaningful life, Marc was immediately intrigued by John and Karina’s vision and inspired by their commitment to creating a highly innovative business model. He saw enormous potential in their concept, and agreed to join them. His strong hospitality management and business background provided a natural fullness to the management team, which now had an ideal balance of competencies to help realise the concept.
Karina, John and Marc remain an integral part of Kamalaya’s evolution. Karina is the creative force behind Kamalaya’s integral health programs and the inspiration for Kamalaya’s ongoing evolution. John continues to guide the development of Kamalaya’s vision and services in his role as Chairman, while Marc ensures that the original vision is delivered with authenticity, integrity and quality.
While the story of Kamalaya may have begun with John and Karina, it continues to unfold through the inspiration, work and dedication of many. John and Karina honour the many people who have contributed so eloquently along the way; the team of consultants, managers, practitioners and hosts, both past and present, and the friends and guests who have come to stay. The manifestation of John and Karina’s vision is a beautiful expression of the power of the collective spirit.
"There is something humble and is of great service to others. Kamalaya is unpretentious and wholesome in a good way! Everything feels well balanced, thorough and loving. Owners and management obviously have their hearts in it."
Anthea Amore, Australia. June 2008