With stress and burnout becoming a modern-day plague, marie claire has teamed-up with Koh Samui’s Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, to bring you expert tips on how to take your headspace from crazed to calm.
Kamalaya’s Co-founder & Concept Director and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Karina Stewart, shares some tops tips that can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
- Spend time in nature. Even if it’s just a five-minute walk through the park or sitting by a tree, without your phone or a book, it works.
- Slow down. Taking 10, long, deep breaths shuts down the fight-or-flight stress response.
- Reduce caffeine. “I do drink very light caffeine: I’ll make one pot of Chinese tea, and get eight washes out of that pot, which delivers micro-doses of caffeine as the day goes on. It doesn’t jolt the nervous system the way coffee does.”
Karina is no stranger to the effects of burnout, having survived a near-fatal car accident years ago. She now describes the accident as “the best wake-up call” and is grateful for the deep understanding of stress, and its horrific effects, that she gained from it so she can help her clients work towards a balanced and happier life.
Join the marie claire team at our Wellness Workshop with Karina Stewart!
marie claire will be holding a two-hour Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00pm at Sydney’s QT Hotel and we invite you to join us! This is your opportunity to learn invaluable tips on how to destress, reboot, and recharge your life.
After canapes and refreshments upon arrival, our General Manager, Jackie Frank will lead a Q&A with Karina on best practices for stress management in our ‘coping economy’.
Karina says “Coping, to me, means that people are trying to find strategies to just get by, which is not the best approach. In the end, coping is a stop-gap measure, a way of reacting to your environment. It’s short-term thinking, versus putting ourselves in the driver’s seat.”
Our Wellness Workshop will conclude with an exclusive meditation led by Karina. You will also take home a beautiful gift courtesy of Kamalaya.
Click here to register your attendance. Tickets are $39 + booking fee and there are only 50 tickets available.
Karina Stewart has a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, California, and a BA from Princeton University in cultural anthropology and Asian religions. She is trained in therapies such as Hellerwork and Cranial-Sacral Manipulation, yoga and Taoist philosophy and practice. Prior to Kamalaya, Karina founded a health centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, where for seven years she practiced Oriental Medicine. Following this period she collaborated on a research project in California with Dr James Dahlgran, an expert in environmental toxicology and founder of the B Well Centre, and Dr Maoshing Ni, founder of the Tao of Wellness, to develop and test medical detoxification protocols combining modern medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine and Naturopathy.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, founded 2005, is an award-winning health and wellness property in Koh Samui, Thailand. Recent Awards include being named ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’ at the World Spa & Wellness Awards in London, and ‘Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property’ in the Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards.
Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, Kamalaya offers a holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customised wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance.