Helping people flourish in their lives with mental wellness

Kamala is about creating mental wellness through facilitating meaningful and safe connections, learning ways to look after ourselves and expressing ourselves through creativity.

Our purpose is to create a sanctuary; somewhere safe where people can be themselves, open up, create meaningful friendships and feel supported.

How? I believe that workshops are an important piece of the puzzle, and they are a foundation of Kamala. The workshops we hold will share and teach both self care and creative based skills and techniques. These are two methods that have helped me manage and overcome my mental ill-health hurdles and I'm so excited to share them and some amazing people with you. 

Kamala is based in the Hamilton, Waikato, NZ, but in time we'd love to expand into other regions.

"I didn’t actually realise that I have quite severe anxiety - I guess I've been in denial all these years. But now that I am accepting it I seem to be getting so much better, happier and calmer. Wow, who would have thought. So a MASSIVE thank you! I love how open you are about it."

Mel

Why 'Kamala'?

'Kamala' is Sanskrit for Lotus, and the Lotus has such a beautiful meaning...

"Throughout time the lotus flower has been a powerful spiritual symbol. A lotus has its roots in mud, at the bottom of streams and ponds. But it grows to become the most beautiful flower, despite its origins. It symbolises how we too can overcome all obstacles on our journey towards enlightenment and flourish. It also represents growth and spiritual development."

Our Values

Radical Acceptance
Accepting everyone as they come - with no discrimination.

Self Responsibility
Being responsible for your life outcomes and happiness - it's up to you.

The G's - Gratitude & Generosity
Being grateful for the love and support of your community - and paying it forward. 

Fierce Loyalty
Being there for each other through the good, bad and ugly - we've got each other's back. 

Manifestation

I've been focusing more and more on manifesting the life that I desire, and the more that I invest in this practice the more I am rewarded with beautiful things happening in my life.  For meRead more

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome has been coming into my awareness a lot recently. This is something that I've struggled with for as long as I can remember, so I figured it was time I share my experiences and itsRead more

Taking control of my health back

I'm quite open about the fact that I put on weight when I'm on medication for anxiety. This has been a long standing thing, since I first went on medication when I was 20, my mum was the same, andRead more

The consequences of the life we've created

Like most of my blog posts, this one is following a chat with a friend about the way we have changed over a relatively short period of time.  When you think about it, the way we live has changedRead more

Courageous Conversations

On Friday night I was a panelist at an event called Courageous Conversations as part of Toi Wahine Festival.  The panel consisted of Briony (life coach, change maker and challenge seeker), JessicaRead more

Accepting the beautiful person you are

Do you ever have someone tell you what they think of you and just have it blow your mind? I was catching up with a friend today and I was talking to her about a workshop that I just attending toRead more

Is equality just a dream?

Anyone who knows me well knows that I will stand up for anyone and fight for the equal rights of all. This has always been a part of me, and has caused many heated discussions with people over theRead more

Connecting with my spiritual guardians

Last night I attended another Cacoa and Sound Healing Ceremony at Sun Salute with Irma Schutte.  I've attended about 4-5 of these sessions and each one has been a different experience, and lastRead more

Know thy Chakras

Last weekend I had the lovely Sarah Vassella join me to run our 'Know your Chakras' workshop. I was so excited to hold this workshop, because I didn't know much about Chakras other than what I'veRead more

Holding safe space

You might hear people, including me, talk about 'safe space' or 'holding space', and wonder what the hell that means, so I thought I'd share what it means for me. Over the years I've encountered andRead more

My Energy Cup

I've got a concept that I don't think is unique to me, but I want to share with you. I have this imaginary cup that holds my energy. This energy is used up and also topped up by spending time withRead more

The comfort of routine/control

An old friend used to give me shit for my love of routine. She thought it was crazy that every Saturday morning I would do my groceries and come home to do my housework. For her these things wouldRead more

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