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The Kamalaya podcast is hosted by Karina Stewart, co-founder and Chief Wellness Director at Kamalaya Koh Samui, the multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa in southern Thailand. Karina invites you to join her for this ongoing series of warm and open conversations with experts, practitioners and innovators from the world of holistic health and wellbeing. Subscribe and start tuning in to your true potential!

Kamalaya "Wellness for Life" Podcast Kamalaya Koh Samui and Kamalaya Connect

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The Kamalaya podcast is hosted by Karina Stewart, co-founder and Chief Wellness Director at Kamalaya Koh Samui, the multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa in southern Thailand. Karina invites you to join her for this ongoing series of warm and open conversations with experts, practitioners and innovators from the world of holistic health and wellbeing. Subscribe and start tuning in to your true potential!

    The Science of Burnout

    The Science of Burnout

    ‘Wellness for Life’ podcast brings you inspirational stories, health and wellbeing topics, and other positive content designed to enrich the time you spend online and your own health and wellbeing journey. In this new episode, Karina Stewart, Chief Wellness Officer and Founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Thailand, Koh Samui talks to Sophie Scott, who teaches people around the world how to prevent and manage burnout, reduce stress, and adopt high-performance habits. In addition to her work as a multi-award-winning medical TV journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sophie is a professional speaker and educator with expertise in mental health. A speaker at the World Congress on Positive Psychology in 2019, Sophie has also won major awards for her journalism and medical reporting.
    Together they explore the underlining science of burnout including: 
    ·       Definition of burnout
    ·       The first signs of burnout related symptoms 
    ·       Physical impact of burnout
    ·       Techniques for overcoming burnout
    ·       When to seek medical help 
    ·       Daily practices to keep healthy 
    Listen to this important topic to find out how to set healthy boundaries to avoid stress and burnout like a first lady, who is more prone to burnout women vs men, and much more. 
    To find out more about Sophie Scott, please visit: 
    www.sophiescott.com.au or www.Instagram.com/sophiescott2 
    For Sophie’s Burnout Prevention and Recovery course on Insight Timer, please click here and for a free meditation on the nervous system click here. 
    Thank you for listening, stay tuned for more exciting podcasts every month. Kamalaya Connect offers daily tips and hacks for a healthy lifestyle. With our online wellness programs and one-to-one consultations, you are equipped with flexible access to our world-famous wellness expertise. If you are considering a wellness retreat in Thailand for stress and burnout or other health and wellness concerns, please learn more about our extensive wellness programs by visiting our website. 
    We will be very happy to hear your thoughts and feedback on our podcasts, so if you would like to share anything, please send us an email to info(at)kamalaya(dot)com with the subject line “Wellness for Life Podcast”. Let us know which topics you would like us to cover in the future. Join us on social media to stay up to date with the latest trends in wellbeing and subscribe to our newsletter for more updates. 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Future of Wellness

    The Future of Wellness

    As we dive deeper into our second season of the ‘Wellness for Life’ podcast, which has been designed to enrich the time you spend online, Karina Stewart, Chief Wellness Officer and Founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Thailand, Koh Samui talks to Ayse Kocak, the founder of PAAR London and a global executive leader in the healthcare industry who is passionate about healing the world. In 2012, Ayse was named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women of Mexico for two consecutive years by CNN. She has trained herself in complementary medicine, energy healing, kinesiology, and wellness coaching while living and working in 6 different countries around the world.
    Together they explore functional health testing in-depth, covering such topics as: 
    ·        What is functional health testing 
    ·        What are the health benefits that can be achieved through functional testing
    ·        What type of tests are available
    ·        When do you have to start testing
    ·        Ways to optimize your health for a longer life 
    If you would like to know more about how functional testing can augment your health either at home or Kamalaya Koh Samui, please click here. In collaboration with PAAR London, our bespoke wellbeing assessments allow you to experience a deeply personalised holistic wellness immersion and a more meaningful healing journey during your stay at Kamalaya Koh Samui. With the help of functional testing, your retreat at Kamalaya can be customized and enhanced through a deeper understating of your health conditions.
    Thank you for listening, stay tuned for more exciting podcasts every month. Kamalaya Connect offers daily tips and hacks for a healthy lifestyle and with our online wellness programs and one-to-one consultations you are equipped with flexible access to our world-famous wellness expertise. 
    We will be very happy to hear your thoughts and feedback on our podcasts, so if you would like to share anything, please send us an email to info(at)kamalaya(dot)com with the subject line “Wellness for Life Podcast”. Let us know which topics you would like us to cover in the future. Join us on social media to stay up to date with the latest trends in wellbeing and subscribe to our newsletter for more updates. 
    www.kamalayaconnect.com 
    https://www.facebook.com/kamalayaconnect 
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/kamalayaconnect 
    https://www.instagram.com/kamalayaconnect 

    • 47 min
    The Basics of Omega-3 Nutrition

    The Basics of Omega-3 Nutrition

    The second season of the ‘Wellness for Life’ podcast continues with one of the most talked-about supplements – the Omega-3 and the basics of its nutrition. In this episode, Karina Stewart, Chief Wellness Officer and Founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Thailand, Koh Samui talks to Sandro Lane, creator of one of the US’s best-known and only cold-pressed and extra-virgin Alaskan Salmon oil supplements in the world. His work has seen him identify and reform ecologically harmful marine practices associated with the Alaskan fishing industry. 
    We invite you to look at the environmental impact of our food choices and the health benefits of Omega-3 supplements in modern diets. Karina and Sandro together will cover various health topics, including: 
    ·       Sustainable industrial practices 
    ·       Environmentally friendly supplements 
    ·       Health benefits of eco-friendly supplements 
    ·       Omega-3 health benefits
    ·       The basic guidelines for taking omega-3 supplements 
    Kamalaya Connect offers daily tips and hacks for a healthy lifestyle and with our online wellness programs and one-to-one consultations you are equipped with flexible access to our world-famous wellness expertise. The ‘Wellness for Life’ podcast is designed to enrich the time you spend online. Join us on social media to stay up to date with the latest trends in wellbeing and subscribe to our newsletter for more updates. 
    To learn more about Kamalaya Connect and our online wellness programs and consultations, please click here and for wellness retreats on Koh Samui that support and invigorate your health, please visit www.kamalaya.com 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Steps to a Successful Career Change

    Steps to a Successful Career Change

    Our second season of ‘Wellness for Life’ podcast opens with an exciting topic about big career changes. At the beginning of the year many of us reflect and assess our life accomplishments and set new goals. For a lot of people that comes with a realization that they would like to do something else in life, so the beginning of the year often marks a major shift in a career path. 
    Today we will be speaking with Liz Griffin, a social justice leadership coach and mentor, honorary professor, and consultant to non-profit organizations. Liz spent 25 years as a leader working in social justice spaces in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe in tough conditions, including emergencies and war. She worked for the UN, NGOs as an academic, rising to the level of full professor of international humas rights law. Liz is an International Coaching Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach with over 3000 coaching hours under her belt. 
    Together with Kamalaya’s Chief Wellness Officer, Karina Stewart, they will cover various steps to a successful career change, including: 
    ·       Decision making process to change career 
    ·       Burnout & breakdown because you don’t belong 
    ·       The biggest challenges in changing careers 
    ·       The healing processes 
    ·       The reasons why people should change careers 
    ·       Finding perfect life balance (ikigai)
    For more information about Liz Griffin, you can visit her website www.liz-griffin.com  
    To learn more about Kamalaya’s wellness programs and retreats, please click here or for our online recourses, please visit www.kamalayaconnect.com 

    • 59 min
    How to Wrap Up the Year

    How to Wrap Up the Year

    In our special festive edition podcast, Karina Stewart talks with her husband and a founder of Kamalaya, John Stewart. John spent 16 years of his life living in the jungles of Northern India under the tutelage of a Himalayan yogi master, helping to build and develop a renowned Himalayan ashram. Many years spent in a traditional yogi lifestyle taught him the values of truth, simplicity, love and sanatana (eternal) dharma, in addition to patience and discipline. While Karina has twenty-two years of experience in the study and practice of diverse Asian healing and spiritual traditions. Her academic background includes a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in California, with internships in Japan and China. 
    Listen to this episode as they reflect on the past and look for the best ways to end a year on a high. Together, they explore a wide range of most talked about topics on how to start a new year right, including: 
    ·         Importance of reflection
    ·         The best ways to end the year 
    ·         Technics for setting achievable goals 
    ·         How to stay motivated 
    ·         The role of gratitude in life 
    ·         Perfect balance between work and life 
    To learn more about Kamalaya’s wellness programs, please visit kamalaya.com for online support visit kamalayaconnect.com 

    • 44 min
    Stress and Sleep

    Stress and Sleep

    In our fifth podcast, Karina Stewart talks with Dr. Shane Creado, a double board-certified sleep medicine doctor and psychiatrist; author of “Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes”. Dr. Creado practices functional sleep medicine, integrative psychiatry, and sports psychiatry, putting all those skills together to uncover underlying factors that sabotage patients, comprehensively treat them, and help them achieve their goals. 
    Listen to this episode to find out why did sleep deprivation caused by the global pandemic costed US over trillion dollars in 2021. Together, they explore a wide range of most talked about topics covering the correlation between stress and sleep: 
    ·       Sleep quality, quantity, and right timing
    ·       How sleep affects hormones and overall wellbeing
    ·       Effects of sleep deprivation on mood and rational thinking 
    ·       Relation between work performance and sleep 
    ·       Pandemic impact on sleep 
    ·       Understanding sleep cycles (wake, light & deep sleep, REM)
    ·       Tactics on how to sleep better 
    ·       Supplementation for better sleep 
    To learn more about Dr. Shane, please visit: https://shanecreado.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min

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