BLUE ZONES GROUP RETREAT AT KAMALAYA

SECRETS FROM THE BLUE ZONES FOR A LONG & HEALTHY LIFE

10 – 16 May 2025

PROGRAM GOALS

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Experience the life-enhancing wisdom of the centenarians from the blue zones in this transformative retreat enriched by Thai culture and wellbeing practices. Learn their longevity secrets and how to implement them into your day-to-day life. Reshape your surroundings so you can unconsciously make better decisions with simple and effective tools, for long-lasting health and happiness benefits for you and your loved ones.

ABOUT BLUE ZONES

The blue zones are the areas of the world where people live the longest, having registered the highest concentration of centenarians. The original blue zones hotspots are in Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; and Ikaria, Greece.

After identifying these areas, teams of scientists were taken to each location to study lifestyle characteristics that might explain these extraordinary longevity patterns. They discovered that across blue zones populations, the same cluster of habits exists that nudge people to do the right things in the long run.

These nine specific tenets are called the Power 9®:

  1. Move Naturally
  2. Purpose
  3. Downshift
  4. 80 Percent Rule
  5. Plant Slant
  6. Wine at 5
  7. Belong
  8. Loved Ones First
  9. Right Tribe


Having demonstrated the effectiveness of the Blue Zones Power 9® principles in improving people’s lives, Blue Zones have proven evidence that simple environment changes, making the healthy choice the easy choice, can have a big impact. Blue Zones bring its expertise and over 20 years of research to deliver life-enhancing experiences and retreats.

Celine Vadam
Retreats & Hospitality Expert at Blue Zones

Along with her deep involvement and study of the blue zones locations, she is a certified health and lifestyle coach, reiki and crystals healer, yoga teacher and breathwork practitioner. She has worked all over the world, creating inspiring wellness concepts and experiences, bringing together ancient wisdom and innovative science. Her purpose is to empower people to live longer, healthier and happier lives and help them find their purpose and nurture their relationships.

INCLUSIONS

FOR 6 NIGHTS

This retreat comes with the below standard inclusions:

YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH

BLUE ZONES RETREAT AT KAMALAYA 6 NIGHTS
RETREAT PRICE (THB) (EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION) 217,567
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS & ACTIVITIES 26
Morning Movement Sessions including Yoga, Tai Chi & Qi Gong (45 mins) 6
Afternoon Blue Zones Group Sessions (120 mins) 5
Afternoon Meditation Sessions (30 mins) 3
Herbal Foot Soak with Foot & Hand Massage (90 mins) 1
Initial TCM Consultation including Treatment (75 mins) 1
Royal Ayurveda Traditional Massage (90 mins) 1
Initial Traditional Thai Therapeutic Consultation including Treatment (90 mins) 1
Initial Physiotherapy with Assessment (90 mins) 1
Nutritional Guidance (30 mins) 4
Cooking Class 3
Thai Temple Tour (half day) 1
Samui Island Cultural Tour (half day) 1
Herbal Walk 1
Tea Ceremony 1
Wellness Gift Pack 1
Evening Activities including Film, Games and Discussions 1
Discount on additional wellness treatments (excluding visiting practitioner sessions) 20%

THB 246,173

  • 6 morning movement sessions including Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong
  • 5 afternoon Blue Zones group sessions
  • 3 afternoon meditation sessions
  • 1x 90 minute Herbal Foot Soak with foot and hand massage
  • 1x 75 minute Initial TCM Consultation (including treatment)
  • 1x 90 minute Royal Ayurveda Traditional Massage
  • 1x 90 minute Initial Traditional Thai Therapeutic Consultation including Treatment
  • 1x 90 minute Initial Physiotherapy with Assessment
  • 1x 30 minute Nutritional Guidance sessions
  • 3 Cooking Classes
  • Half-day Thai Temple Tour
  • Half-day Samui Island Cultural Tour
  • Herbal Walk
  • One Tea Ceremony
  • One wellness gift bag
  • 20% Discount on additional Wellness treatments (excluding Visiting Practitioner sessions)

10 – 16 May 2025

YOUR TREATMENTS & ACTIVITIES EXPLAINED

RIGHT OUTLOOK WORKSHOP

Stress has been identified as having a significant impact on longevity, as it leads to chronic inflammation. The blue zones centenarians’ day-to-day routine includes habits that help them regulate their stress levels while improving their health. They move daily in a natural way, while also making time for downshifting. Take Blue ZonesTrue Vitality Test™ to assess your habits when it comes to movement, downshift, eating and relationships, and start to shift your mindset to reshape your lifestyle with the right outlook.

PURPOSE WORKSHOP

The Okinawans call it “ikigai” and the Nicoyans “plan de vida”. For both, it translates into “why I wake up in the morning.” Associating the Blue Zones research with the work of Richard J. Leider on “The Power of Purpose,” this workshop will help youarticulate your purpose and find more meaning in your life, giving you the will to live long and well. The purpose is an active expression of our values and our compassion for others. It makes us want to get up in the morning and add value to the world. Integrate it into everything you do.

SET UP FOR SUCCESS WORKSHOP

The environment is a key component of a blue zones lifestyle, allowing for the healthy choice to be made automatically, in a simple and easy way. Learn practical tools and ideas to declutter your home, kitchen and workplace to support your journey to a longer, healthier and happier life in the long run. You will want to implement these tools as soon as you get home.

ASIAN FOOT MASSAGE WITH HERBAL FOOT SOAK

Kamalaya’s Asian Foot Massage with Herbal Soak is a nourishing treatment which begins with a warm foot soak infused with locally sourced fresh and dried herbs renowned for their therapeutic properties. These herbs help to reduce muscle tension & stress, induce better sleep, inhibit arthritis, reduce inflammation and improve overall blood circulation. To ensure optimum benefits, the water temperature in the foot bath is set as close to 43 degrees as is comfortable. This allows the warmth to gradually penetrate and move up the legs and deeper into the body, bringing with it a welcome sense of calm and rejuvenation. A traditional Asian Hand Massage is then performed to open the energy channels of the chest and related organs, as well as opening the lungs for deeper breathing and the release of accumulated stress and emotions. Following this, a Traditional Asian Foot Massage works on specific pressure points to systematically activate nerve reflexes, thereby stimulating all of the body’s organs and tissues to improve overall function and wellbeing.

TCM TREATMENT

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the contemporary version of China’s 3,000 year-old medical system originating in Taoist philosophy. This ancient healing tradition is based on the recognition that there is a natural energy that resonates with the rhythms and cycles of life to which we are all connected. It is a comprehensive theoretical system based on the knowledge that vibrant health on all levels is the direct manifestation of a life lived in harmony with the principles of nature. The cycles, rhythms, and principles of nature are thought to be fully expressed within the human body in the form of the Five Elements. Therapies and treatments used include well- established techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, nutrition, Qi Gong and forms of Chinese internal practices (breath, visualisation and movement) for cultivating Qi or vital energy and directing it towards the healing of self and others.

PHYSIOTHERAPY CONSULTATION

Physiotherapy helps to address reduced freedom of movement and function caused by postural imbalances, natural ageing and trauma. Our expert Physiotherapist will first evaluate your condition, taking into consideration alignment, posture, gait and any obvious restrictions of movement. As well as helping to relieve pain, Physiotherapy treatment also incorporates practical exercises to improve your range of motion, correct muscular imbalances, rehabilitate injuries and guide you on the path to recovery.

MEDITATION

Meditation restores a state of balance and peace and leads us to greater levels of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Learn tailor-made meditation techniques to suit your particular needs, goals and level of experience. With regular practice you will experience profound shifts and enhanced feelings of peace and happiness.

LOVED ONES FIRST WORKSHOP

Family, partners and children are a core ingredient of the happiness of blue zones inhabitants. In a world where we are not always geographically close to our loved ones, how can we prioritise them and why is it important? And as you can’t pour from an empty cup, including yourself in the loved ones category is also important. Using the True Happiness Test™, this workshop will dig into self-love and loving others to highlight the foundations of deep, nurturing and life-enhancing relationships.

BELONG WORKSHOP

We are social beings and studies have shown that having a solid social network and sense of belonging is adding a few years to your life. In Japan, moais (a group of friends committed to each other for life) are formed at a young age and create a support system that endures the test of time. Being surrounded by the right tribe not only cheers you up during hard times but also encourages you to be the best version of yourself and lifts you up. This workshop will help you understand who is your tribe and do they motivate you to be better.

TRADITIONAL THAI THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT

Traditional Thai Therapeutic Treatment is also known as ‘medical massage’ and is based on the royal Thai style, ‘Rajasamnak’ which was historically only used to treat the Thai aristocracy and the royal family. Furthermore, the theory behind Traditional Thai Therapeutic Treatment is also based on the medical inscriptions and illustrations displayed at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok. This temple is renowned for its prestigious massage school which tuilises ancient pressure point techniques. These therapeutic points and energy pathways known as Sen, are based on the principle of energy flow where applying massage techniques at precise anatomical locations produces specific therapeutic effects. The first session includes an initial assessment and treatment. Follow up sessions can be booked for 60 minutes or 90 minutes.

ROYAL AYURVEDIC MASSAGE

A traditional Indian massage using a combination of soothing and symmetrical long strokes to regulate the circulatory and nervous systems of the body. This detoxifying therapy uses warm herbal curative oil to leave you feeling refreshed, balanced and rejuvenated. The oils are generously poured over the entire body and then vigorously massaged into the skin. This traditional Indian massage detoxifies your body and revitalises your spirit. A steam bath is recommended following this massage.

NUTRITIONAL GUIDENCE

Healthy eating is an integral part of Naturopathy. The Naturopath will discuss your nutritional goals and look at current dietary patterns. Beneficial for people who already follow a ‘healthy diet’ as well as those who have little or no nutritional knowledge, this session gives plenty of easy to implement take- home advice and takes an educational look at how foods work in the body. Individualised nutritional advice will be provided for any specific health conditions. Kamalaya emphasises wholesome food, as dietary habits play an important role in preventative and curative aspects of health. Nutrition plays a major role in restoring and maintaining health by supplying necessary nutrients to body cells for energy production, tissue repair, hormone production and proper organ function.

PRANAYAMA

Pranayama is a system of yogic breathing techniques designed to maximise the flow of prana (vital life force). A private session will guide you in various techniques to control and regulate the breath, helping to calm the mind, balance emotions and reduce stress and anxiety. Your session will be tailored to your specific needs and level of experience.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Kamalaya’s wellness programs are carefully designed to help you achieve your health goals effectively.
  • Any modifications to your program after check-in may compromise its effectiveness and overall results.
  • After check-in, you can request changes to or cancellations of specific treatments within your wellness program, subject to the availability of the substitute therapies.
  • Wellness programs include a built-in 20% discount on wellness services.
  • If you cancel any treatments, you will receive an 80% credit of the regular retail price (reflecting the 20% discount).
  • Substituted treatments will be charged at their full retail price, and you can use your 80% credit towards these costs.
  • Credits from cancelled treatments can only be used for treatments on the Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa treatment menu.
  • These credits may NOT be used for:
    • Sessions with Visiting Practitioners
    • Food and beverage services
    • Accommodation
    • Purchases in the resort’s retail shop
    • Laundry services or other incidental costs
  • If Kamalaya’s health practitioners advise against a specific treatment in your package, you will receive an 80% credit for that treatment.
  • Any treatments you cancel and later decide to reinstate will be charged at 100% of the regular retail price.
  • Unused credits from cancelled treatments will be issued as a wellness voucher.
  • The voucher is transferable and can be used by any guest during their current or future stay at Kamalaya (within the validity period specified).
  • Vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or other substitutions, and are not replaceable if lost, destroyed, stolen, expired, altered, photocopied or reproduced.

For an enriching and authentic experience at Kamalaya, we require first-time guests to book a minimum 3-night wellness program during their stay. This policy ensures that you fully immerse yourself in our holistic approach to wellness. By embracing our wellness program, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey tailored to your needs, allowing you to rejuvenate and nurture your mind, body and spirit. We believe this commitment to wellness will enhance your overall experience at Kamalaya and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

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