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Global Wellness Day Virtual Celebrations with Chiva-Som and Zulal Wellness Resort

12 Hours of Transformational Online Celebrations on 12th June 2021

June 2, 2021: To mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day on 12th June 2021, Chiva-Som and Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som will be hosting 12-hours of complimentary virtual classes accessible from around the world. The one-day event celebrates health and wellbeing and is designed to increase global consciousness of living a better life. In honour of this, expert advisors and practitioners from both Chiva-Som in Thailand and the soon-to-launch Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar, will be streaming a series of complimentary educational activities such as talks, training exercises and wellness workshops, online throughout the day.

First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established as the ‘first’ day dedicated to living well and has now been accepted worldwide. With the slogan ‘One day, can change your whole life’, GWD is based on the simple premise of increasing global consciousness of living a better life, even if it is just for one day, by drawing a focus on healthier lifestyle choices.


Centred on this year’s theme on ‘Protecting Mental Wellness’ for both children and adults during and after the pandemic, Chiva-Som has curated a programme of interactive classes and talks focussing on health, managing stress, nutrition and family connection, to not only raise awareness of living well on the day but to help individuals make lasting changes. Classes will draw on Chiva-Som’s holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as Zulal Wellness Resort’s concepts and philosophies centred on Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM).

The dynamic line-up of speakers and event programme includes:

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06:0010:00What is Wellness’with Dr. Tal Friedman, Head Naturopath and Research & Development Specialist at Chiva-Som 
07:0011:00Sustainable Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home’with Dilshan David, Corporate Director of Sustainability at Chiva-Som 
08:0012:00‘Yoga for Weight Loss’with Kamlesh Kumar Resident Yoga Instructor at Chiva-Som 
09:0013:00‘Hijama Therapy – Fertility, Pain Relief, Chronic Fatigue and Digestive Problems’with Dr. Purnima Siddhanta, Holistic Manager at Zulal Wellness Resort 
10:0014:00‘Deep Core for Healthy Life’with Phonthakorn Sae-Ui, Resident Physiotherapist at Chiva-Som 
11:0015:00‘Avoiding Chronic Illness with Nutrition’with Deidre Groenewald, BSc, ND, Health & Wellness Advisor at Zulal Wellness Resort 
12:0016:00‘What is Stress and How to Deal with It’with Dr. Tal Friedman, Head Naturopath and Research & Development Specialist at Chiva-Som 
13:0017:00‘Thai Facial Massage at Home’with Sirirat Chaikhampha, Head of Instructor at Chiva-Som International Academy 
14:0018:00‘Wellness for Women’with Dr. Rubia Afza Shariff, Head Naturopath at Zulal Wellness Resort 
15:0019:00‘5 Therapies of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine to Practice at Home’with Dr. Purnima Siddhanta, Holistic Manager at Zulal Wellness Resort 
16:0020:00‘DIY Kombucha Tea and Twisted Strawberry Mojito Kombucha Recipe’with Danita Srisuwan Sous Chef and Noppadol Jue-jui at Chiva-Som 
17:0021:00‘Community Wellness – Family and Cross Generation Bonding’
with Joelle El Khoury, Family and Child Development Specialist at Zulal Wellness Resort



For more than 25 years, the company behind the award-winning Chiva-Som has been a pioneer in transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit, continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand and the latest addition to the Chiva-Som family – Zulal Wellness Resort in Khasooma, Qatar.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. At the new Zulal Wellness Resort these extend to the entirefamily.

Guests are motivated throughout their journey by knowledgeable and caring staff, who address their goals with the unique heart of Chiva-Som Hospitality.

Chiva-Som’s genuine approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything the brand does.

A few recent awards include:

  • ‘Best Destination Spa’ – Condé Nast Traveller The Spa Awards 2020 (UK)
  • ‘Best Coastal Operation’- Travel Daily 2019 Travel & Tourism Sustainability Awards (Australia)
  • ‘1st in Best Spa’- Traveler’s World Magazine 2019 (Germany)
  • ‘Top ranked Asian Spa in Top 20 Destination Spas’- Conde Nast Traveler The Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 (UK)
  • ‘Top 5 Favourite Destination Spa’- Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Travel Awards 2018 (India)
  • ‘Thailand’s Best Wellness Retreat 2018’- World Spa Awards (UK)
  • ‘#13 of Top 25 in Asia, Best 100 Spa List’- Condé Nast Traveler (China)
  •   ‘Green Era For Sustainability Award’- Otherways Association Management & Consulting Awards 2017
  •  ‘Medi Spa of the year’ – Asia Spa Awards 2017
  •  ‘Outstanding Wellness Spa Destination in Thailand’ – Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017
  •   ‘Top 6 of the Best Overseas Luxury Health and Wellness Property 2017 (1st Runner up)’ – Luxury Travel Award (Australia)
  •  ‘Best Global Wellness Resort of the Year’ – Spa China Awards 2017


Zulal Wellness Resort is a unique wellbeing haven, brought to life by Qatar’s premier master developers, Msheireb Properties. Set to be Qatar’s largest wellness destination, and the Middle East’s first wellbeing resort, Zulal is expected to be a major tourism transformation driver, bringing the world’s attention to Qatar and the region. The resort offers guests unique services and treatments, which are based upon Islamic wellness principles and use indigenous ingredients to the region. Located in Khasooma, a private coastal location to the north of Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort brings visitors a luxurious experience, offering the highest international standards that are inclusive of local family values.

Zulal is an Arabic word which means ‘pure natural water’, offers two exclusive venues for health and wellbeing. Adults can access a wide range of therapeutic and lifestyle enhancement treatments based upon traditional Arabic and Islamic wellness principles through the destination. The Family Wellness Resort enables families to enjoy positive wellness experiences together, inspiring young children and their parents with fun, interactive activities that help them learn more about adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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