D. Karina Stewart, Lic. Ac, DOM, as a founding partner of Kamalaya Wellness Retreat & Sanctuary, is committed to creating a place where healing and harmonious transformationcan flourish. Born and raised in Mexico, Karina’s life journey has been greatly influenced by her mother’s interest in natural healing, meditation, yoga and spirituality. From the age of14, when she began meditating and exploring Asian spiritual philosophies, Karina’sheart was opened to an existenceof devotion and self discovery. Karina has twenty-two years of experience in the study and practice of diverse Asian healing and spiritual traditions. Prior to Kamalaya, Karina founded a health centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, where for seven years she practiced Oriental Medicine and produced a range of Chinese herbal products. Karina’s vision is behind Kamalaya’s integral wellness programs, which aim to access the inner healing power within each individual and support a harmonious integration of heart, body, mind, and spirit.