The Datai Langkawi Announces The Launch Of Serenity - The Datai Wellbeing Series

22/02/2023, Healing Holidays

In celebration of its 30th anniversary this year, The Datai Langkawi has announced the premiere of Serenity - The Datai Wellbeing Series. This exciting new annual wellness programme brings the very best holistic practitioners from around the world to the heart of the Malaysian rainforest to host a series of residencies for their guests.

Throughout 2023, Serenity - The Datai Wellbeing Series will welcome a curated line-up of visiting practitioners, selected for their extensive experience, expertise, and holistic approach. Ranging from consultations and one-on-one sessions to group workshops, the programme will embrace a diverse platform of specialisms, from ancient disciplines including acupuncture, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and singing bowl sound healing therapy; alternative medical practices such as chiropractic and podiatry; to contemporary therapies such as neuroscience.

The six practitioners who will take residence for the maiden edition of Serenity - The Datai Wellbeing Series are confirmed as:

  • 14-18 March, Bastien Gonzalez, Podiatrist, France
    Bastien Gonzalez is famous worldwide for his meticulous and unique approach to foot treatments. A Paris-trained podiatrist, Gonzalez was one of the first practitioners to pioneer an integrated approach to hands, nails and feet, combining health and natural beauty in his treatment protocol. Gonzalez began his career with a medical clinic in Paris, after which he set up his practice and moved to work with luxury hotels in Paris, London and New York before expanding his practice further afield. His unique treatments employ medical-grade care of the nails, whilst incorporating deep massage, relieving any muscle tension or heaviness from toe-to-knee or finger-to-elbow.
  • 1-10 April, Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro, TCM/Acupuncture, Portugal
    Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor and licensed acupuncturist and combines ancient wisdoms with contemporary diagnostics in his practice. He offers services ranging from a full Epigenetic Test that provides a detailed report about a person’s health in the preceding 6-8 months, over ‘Quit Smoking For Life’ using electro acupuncture, Holistic Facial Rejuvenation and a revolutionary Bio-Gold Infusion Facial, as well as assistance in improving sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, and tonifying your immune system, amongst others. He has amassed numerous accreditations and training in his 23 years of clinical practice, including a Bachelor's Degree from Chengdu's University of Chinese Medicine in China, and postgraduate degrees in Cosmetic Acupuncture from CMIR/ACUMEDIC in London and Beijing's University of Chinese Medicine. He is responsible for the Chinese Medicine Department at St. Louis Hospital in Lisbon and is the Clinical Director of Clinica Cura Pura in Aveiro, in Portugal. Dr Loureiro has also enjoyed stints with leading luxury hotels as a Healing Master and visiting practitioner. 
  • 14-25 June, Paul Emery, Creator: A Peaceful Mind, Thailand
    Paul Emery uses a unique and powerful combination of the best and most effective mind/body techniques, developed over the past four decades by internationally renowned medical professionals. He has combined them to create a new form of treatment called A Peaceful Mind. This includes elements from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Energy Medicine, Kinesiology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), TFT (Thought Field Therapy), along with his current neuroscience-based technique, the Havening Technique. This rapid Psycho-Sensory treatment gently releases unwanted emotional responses such as stress, anxiety and worry by combining tapping meridian acupressure points, or therapeutic touch to the arms and face alongside visualisation. Emery was a resident at Chiva-Som International Health Resort for over six years and has been a visiting consultant at many of the world's top resorts. His international clientele includes Hollywood and Bollywood stars, as well as politicians, rock and pop stars, royalty, doctors and even psychiatrists. 
  • 7-17 August, Roxanne De Guzman, Fitness Professional and Yoga Instructor, Canada
    Roxanne De Guzman is a highly experienced fitness professional and Yoga instructor, as well as a spa and wellness consultant. In her private fitness training and Yoga sessions, she works one-to-one with guests, focusing on their unique goals based on where they are in their fitness and wellbeing regimen whilst incorporating a youthful and playful mindset. Roxanne offers a range of services including: (1) a personalised fitness training programme on-site (with the option of a tailored take-home programme); (2) Private and Group Yoga Sessions, incorporating Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga or Jivamukti styles; or (3) Thai Yoga stretch sessions: a blend of passive Yoga with Thai massage, PNF stretching and shiatsu pressure points. Roxanne has been involved in the fitness and spa industries for over twenty-five years and has amassed numerous certifications and licenses, working and consulting with top luxury resorts around the world.
  • 7-14 October, Christina Shiu, Singing Bowl Sound Healing Practitioner, Singapore
    Christina Shiu is a Singing Bowl specialist and founder of The Singing Bowl Gallery in Singapore. She has been conducting and teaching Singing Bowl Sound Healing Therapy and Singing Bowl workshops for over nine years. These therapies employ sound healing in which sound and vibrations permeate the body to restore peace and harmony. They are also thought to offer powerful healing properties. Christina’s teachings are rooted in the world-renowned Singing Bowl Masters, Santa Shakya and Shree Shahi. She regularly conducts wellness sessions with Singing Bowls for corporations and government agencies in Singapore and has performed in opening ceremonies at regional events. Christina also specialises in training and has been invited to train spa practitioners in luxury hotels around the region.
  • 24-31 December, Dr Rafael Bagheri, Chiropractor, Canada
    Dr Bagheri is an experienced chiropractor with over 16 years’ experience, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, both from Canada. He is a strong advocate of combining different treatment approaches for neuro-muscular disorders. His expertise includes spinal manipulation, muscle release technique and other modalities. He has worked with physicians and other health care professionals in numerous multi-disciplinary settings with hands-on therapy and clinical chiropractic practices. Dr Bagheri is passionate about achieving optimal postural and spinal health and emphasises a proactive, prevention-based approach using spinal correction rather than alleviating symptomatic pain relief.

Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of The Datai Langkawi, comments: “The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in advancements and technological innovations in wellness, whilst, at the same time, research continues to support the undisputed regenerative and nurturing power of nature. At The Datai Langkawi, we are blessed to be surrounded by the uniquely healing terrains of the primeval rainforest, the sea and the mangrove, with nature at the heart of our wellbeing offering. With Serenity, we aim to create an evolving wellbeing platform, distilling the very best practitioners in their chosen fields from around the world. It is a diverse programme that explores the innovative, the alternative and the enduring, all rooted in a natural, authentic core. We want to give our guests experiences that go beyond the moment and beyond their stay, instilling a profound sense of harmony, and changing the way they look at themselves and the world around them.

If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey at The Datai Langkawi please call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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