Healing Holidays recently had the great pleasure of hosting a pop-up spa with Kamalaya at the beautiful Bamford Spa in association with Condé Nast Traveller. On the 20th and 21st September, visitors descended on this picturesque Cotswolds location for 2 days full of insightful talks, rejuvenating activities, and healing treatments that left everyone feeling thoroughly refreshed and inspired to put into practice all that had been learnt.
The visiting Kamalaya team, made up of co-founders Karina and John Stewart, meditation and life-enhancement mentor Rajesh Ramani, yoga teacher Cara Appleyard, and two of Kamalaya’s therapists Khun Pla and Khun Jira, offered a manner of different wellness activities that brought a holistic Thai touch to this scenic part of South England. Enrichment was to be found in John and Karina’s interactive talks which spanned subjects such as ‘The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle on Emotional Balance and Wellbeing’ and ‘The Importance of Meditation and Mindfulness in Living a Fulfilling Life’ which offered useful advice such as ‘We cannot regulate the whole world because of our need to be mindful […] Mindfulness is really bringing ourselves into the present moment, whatever that present moment is’ and left everyone really motivated to make some important lifestyle changes.
Meanwhile Rajesh’s sessions provided a truly enlightening experience, whether that was in one of his meditation sessions which helped participants to achieve a profound sense of inner peace or in his workshops which addressed topics like how to manage stress and mastering relationships. By creating an open and non-judgemental environment to share thoughts and ask questions, Rajesh helped many to resolve issues that they had long been struggling with.
The group and private Yin & Yang yoga sessions with Cara Appleyard proved a hit with everyone getting fully absorbed into the practice which welcomed amateurs and experienced yogis alike. After just a single session everyone could attest to the energising effects of this type of yoga. Likewise, the Thai spa treatments which included traditional Thai massage and vital essence oil massage were extremely popular, with many relaxed faces greeting us as they exited the treatment rooms and made their way to the tranquil relaxation area.
The proceedings certainly gave everyone a taste of what is on offer at Kamalaya Koh Samui, with plenty expressing their keen interest to jet off to Thailand to experience the full spectrum of holistic healing on offer there. With all manner of retreats on offer at this serene destination spa, Kamalaya is well equipped to help anyone and everyone. From losing weight and detoxing, to relieving stress and improving sleep quality, there are few wellness issues that Kamalaya can't resolve.
Whether you managed to attend the pop up spa or not, should you be interested in visiting Kamalaya for yourself, get in contact with one of our healing experts by clicking here or calling 020 7843 3597.