The Story

Expression of Life Experience & Desire to Serve
Inspired by passion and created with insightful vision, Kamalaya is an expression of two people’s life experiences and their desire to serve and inspire others.

The story of Kamalaya began in 1982, in the far jungles of the Himalayas, when Kamalaya founders John and Karina Stewart first met. The idea for Kamalaya was inspired by the 16 years John spent devoted to a life of service and spiritual studies in a Himalayan community and Karina's 22 years of experience in the study and practice of diverse Asian healing and spiritual traditions, including her background as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

"Guests are invited to enter the silence and peace of Kamalaya and in doing so, rediscover the path to their own heart."
John Stewart, Kamalaya Co-founder and Chairman