Dr. Alison Stone – Wellness Practitioner
Having recently completed a PhD Degree in Metaphysical Science, Alison brings over 20 years of experience as a wellness consultant, holistic practitioner and detox specialist to the role. Alison has also managed spa and wellness operations for many 5* luxury retreats and resorts around the world.
Alison began her foray into the industry by studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative Medicine at Calcutta International University of Alternative Medicine along with gaining and array of Ayurvedic Diplomas with renown Ayurvedic pundit Dr David Frawley and The International Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India. To this day she continues to grow her knowledge with diplomas in a host of alternative and complementary therapies.
Alison joined Chiva Som, earning Diplomas in Spa Development and Spa Operations & Management while working as the brand’s Ayurvedic Development Manager in Hua Hin, Thailand. Alison later joined Six Senses, taking up the role of Director of Integrative Health in Phuket, as well as consulting in business development and wellness to Six Senses Oman.
In October 2010, Alison moved to Zanzibar as Retreat Manager for Kempinski’s Holistic Health Retreat. This involved the development of health and nutrition programs, individual packages and planning for the promotion and marketing of the new facility.
Thailand once again drew her back, when she joined Kamalaya Sanctuary on Koh Samui as Wellness Director. Here she was responsible for overseeing daily operations and managing a team of over 60 staff including international TCM doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, life coaches, Ayurvedic therapists and spa therapists. After some deep soul searching Alison then decided to return to the UK decided to once again focus on wellness itself rather than its management, and so began her research activities for her PhD in Metaphysical Science.
An active Ayurvedic Consultant, Cellular Detox & Rejuvenation Practitioner and Doctor of Metaphysics, she is particularly excited about creating and developing unique Individual Wellness Programs as Alison believes guests need to be empowered to continue their wellness journeys long after leaving the resort, extending the benefits into their home life and every day routine.
“My greatest realization after over 20 amazing years in the health and wellness industry is that the ultimate goal of each and every one of us is to have control over the quality of our life. Whether we engage in health and beauty programs, fitness, yoga, anti-aging treatments, stress reduction or meditation, this seems to be the core intention for everyone seeking good health. True wellness is taking back the control that our external life has hijacked and getting back into the driving seat of life again.”