Asia Spa Awards : Spa Cuisine of the Year 2018
Kamalaya received the award for ‘Spa Cuisine of the Year’ at the 14th annual Asia Spa Awards ceremony in Hong Kong. This is the third time Kamalaya has received this accolade for its inspired and healthy cuisine which combines fundamental principles of ancient Asian healing traditions with current medical research. Our unique cuisine is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart and Culinary Director Kai Mueller and his creative kitchen team who continue to innovate with inspiring dishes that are both healing and delicious!
New Wellness Program at Kamalaya
We are delighted to announce the launch of Kamalaya's brand new wellness program 'Structural Revival'. Behavioural patterns in our modern lifestyles, natural ageing and trauma tend to create postural misalignments that can lead to tightness, tension, discomfort and even pain. The Structural Revival Program is designed to realign the body and improve posture in order to reduce tension, rehabilitate injuries and re-establish highest levels of function and vitality.....read more
New Awards for Kamalaya’s Co-Founders
Recent events have provided double cause for celebration at Kamalaya after both our founders were awarded for their individual contributions to the global wellness community. Firstly, ‘American Spa’ awarded Karina Stewart 'Owner & Operator of the Year' at the magazine's Women in Wellness Awards 2018. According to American Spa, this particular accolade honours “the female owner of a spa or wellness facility who makes an impact by successfully managing with business acumen, creativity, integrity, and grace”.
We are also delighted to share that John Stewart received the Debra Simon Award for 'Leader in Furthering Mental Awareness’ at the 2018 Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy. This award honours an individual who has achieved "excellence in the field of mental health and wellness, and has been a leader, advocate or innovator in wellness programs and pathways that help people thrive mentally.” The Global Wellness Summit is an invitation-only international event that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness economy.
World Spa & Wellness Awards: “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was announced as the ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’ at the 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards in London on Sunday, 25 February. Kamalaya received the prestigious award for the second year running, after being voted the 2018 winner by an independent jury of industry professionals...read more
Introducing Kamalaya Conversations
Our vision for Kamalaya has been and continues to be to inspire people to live life with enhanced health and in greater harmony. It is our belief that everything in life is interconnected and it is therefore essential to consider the impact of our daily habits on our personal wellbeing, as well as importantly on the health and wellbeing of humanity. With this in mind, we now introduce Kamalaya Conversations, informal gatherings on topics that look beyond the individual, topics of significance for our global community. For the first Kamalaya Conversation we were excited to welcome our repeat guest Philippe Joubert...read more
Global Wellness Day 2017 at Kamalaya
This year's activities included morning aqua aerobics and yoga classes, a workshop on mood enhancing food with a Kamalaya Naturopath and drop-in treatment sessions with a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Trainers of Kamalaya's own Lotus Academy will teach ancient Thai self healing techniques “Reusi Dat Ton” or “The Hermit's Stretch”. A talk on “Finding Happiness in a Digital World” was hosted by one of Kamalaya's Meditation & Life Enhancement Mentors.
World Spa & Wellness Awards: “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”
At the prestigious World Spa & Wellness Awards held in London on 26th February, Kamalaya was named “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”. As one of the leading honours in the wellness industry the World Spa & Wellness Awards acknowledge the global excellence of care, service and quality with the aim to both inspire spas and to develop global standards.
Assessed by an independent jury of experienced industry professionals Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside five highly reputed properties from across the world. This is the third time Kamalaya has been recognised in the awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year - Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014.
US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Gold List 2017
End of 2016, the editors and contributors of the US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted Kamalaya to be among their favourite destinations in the world and one of their preferred places to “get healthy”. It is the very first time Kamalaya has been included in the publication's prestigious “Gold List” and we are truly grateful for such a fantastic recognition in the US.
Further Awards for Kamalaya in 2016
At the AsiaSpa Awards 2016 in Hong Kong Kamalaya was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year” and just before, Kamalaya received a Crystal Award “Best in Asia” at the Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards 2016 in London. Spafinder also chose Kamalaya as among the worldwide top ten Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine, Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property, Best for Going Solo, Best for Mind & Spirit, Best for the "Wow" Factor, Best for Yoga, Best Hidden Gem, Best Ahead-of-the-Curve Innovation and Best Weight Loss Program.
Kamalaya Lauches Life Enhancement Group Retreats
To enhance its individual wellness programs and personalized health journeys, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is now introducing small group retreats. Guided by distinct wellness experts, the new Life Enhancement Retreats provide a setting for guests to explore specific areas of interest in greater depth and benefit from the dynamic group energy and support network of like - minded individuals, with a maximum of 12 participants per retreat. Each retreat has been developed collaboratively with the retreat leaders who hold a deep appreciation for Kamalaya's philosophy of holistic wellness, combining life enriching insights with carefully selected wellness treatments.
Kamalaya awarded "Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property 2016' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the second time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property in Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards on 20th April 2016. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside 14 other reputable properties from Thailand, Bali, Japan, India, UK, USA and New Zealand.
CondÃ© Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016: Best Destination Spa
At the prestigious CondÃ© Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016 held in London on 2nd February, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured to be named "Best Destination Spa".
Each year, the UK's leading luxury travel magazine selects the world's best spas in just nine categories setting an internationally recognised benchmark for the wellness industry.
NEW COMPREHENSIVE OPTIMAL FITNESS PROGRAM
On 15th December 2015, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa launched a new “Comprehensive Optimal Fitness” program. It is ideal for regular exercisers who wish to develop their workouts while also seeking support in finding a balance between exercise regimens, relaxation techniques, optimum nutrition and a mindful lifestyle. Following its holistic approach to health and wellbeing, Kamalaya's newest program integrates personal fitness training, yoga and stretching as well as nutritional guidance, emotional and mental support complemented by carefully selected wellness treatments.
AsiaSpa Awards 2015: Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific
At the 2015 AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong Kamalaya was awarded “Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific”. AsiaSpa, Asia's premier spa and wellbeing magazine, introduced the awards in 2005, they are setting a benchmark for spas in the region and around the world.
Spafinder Wellness 365Â™ Travel Country Award 2015: Best in Thailand
For the fourth time since the awards were launched, Spafinder Wellness 365Â™ recognised Kamalaya with a Wellness Travel Country Award as “Best in Thailand”. SpaFinder also chose Kamalaya as among the ten Best for Fitness, Best for Nutrition, Best for Weight Loss, Best for Yoga and Best for Girlfriend Getaways. After a shortlist of properties was selected by this year's panel of 33 wellness travel editors and industry experts, the final choice was made by the votes of over 10,000 consumers and travel agents.
Life Enhancement Mentoring at Kamalaya
At Kamalaya, you have the unique opportunity work with a team of distinctively trained Meditation & Life Enhancement Mentors to address emotional and mental issues, habits and behaviours that may keep you from embracing life's full potential. Each of Kamalaya's mentors was immersed in a monastic lifestyle in India for over a decade. Their teachings are inspired by ancient Asian philosophies, delivered with a practical approach to modern day questions, stressors and concerns
Join Our Community
To Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary we are launching our Kamalaya Community Website. We invite you to visit www.kamalayacommunity.com where you will be able to share thoughts, testimonials, photographs, videos and your Kamalaya memories with us and the Kamalaya family. Simply add #Kamalaya to your own posts in social media or send us an email to community(at)kamalaya.com and we will do the rest. We will have a great selection videos, a calendar of upcoming retreats, events and visiting practitioners. You shall also find health tips, recipes and practical lifestyle advice.