Truly authentic holistic living in a low-key family environment where you can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Ki-Ra is about being the Change you wish to see, your way, all ways...
At Ki-Ra, we create space for healing and reconnection without removing fun, quality or style from the equation! Our concept takes health and happiness as the foundation for holistic living and provides a platform of healthy eating and inspiring daily activities in a beautiful coastal setting. Each day at Ki-Ra we experience the richness of life, finding time to reconnect to our natural rhythms and the inspiration to be our highest self. At Ki-Ra you can enjoy the botanical gardens and orchards, secluded areas for private meditations, effective natural health therapies and a variety of activities from island excursions to mandala drawing and more! We offer retreats and workshops regularly, often collaborating with other practitioners and teachers. Our food is from the Earth, as much as possible is home grown using permaculture methods, and all is prepared with love and a knowledge of healing tropical cuisine.
Kyra Montagu is a Naturopathic doctor, specializing in Herbal medicines, Ayurvedic practices, Tropical Nutrition, Holistic Healing therapies and Yoga. Kyra trained in Spain, the UK and India and continues to learn about life and healing daily! 5 kids and multiple interests keep Kyra on her toes and she fully enjoys the rich and beautiful life she feels honored to share with her family and friends. Ki-Ra is a lifelong dream and commitment that Kyra is creating with Simon and the tribe and daily there are challenges that open opportunities to discover a more conscious way of living. The Dominican Republic is a stunningly diverse and beautiful country somewhat undiscovered and Kyra is passionate about giving back to this haven where she grew up, opening her doors to people from all over the globe, as well as being dedicated to connecting with people through holistic therapies and practices. Kyra has enthusiastic passion for nature, all things holistic and and for consciously helping people find balance in their lives.
Simon Furlonger grew up in the English countryside and has always felt a close connection with nature. Understanding the universe and our place in it has Been a lifelong passion, which has led him to study the sciences, comparative religion, history and the ancient traditions, and this has given him a thorough understanding of the principles upon which Ki-Ra is based.
Ki-Ra operates under the most sympathetic ecological principles and aims to meet and exceed green globe standards. We promote sustainable and ethical tourism and seek to accentuate the positive impact of this development. We are committed to long term investment in staff and the local community reinforcing our sustainable approach, appreciation of Dominican heritage and sense of community. Our employees are local and our connection to the local community includes education, training, health care, improved community services and infrastructure. We understand that systems and knowledge constantly evolve, and we are committed to the ongoing improvement of practice.
Holistic health implies the health of the whole, and this extends to our environment and our relationships. The emphasis on an informative approach to natural health and “holistic living” is reflected throughout all Ki-Ra’s operating practices and activities.
At Ki-Ra you can experience a natural treatment for its simple health giving/maintaining benefits or enroll in a healing program which may last some time, one that will take you through a deep cleansing, connecting and healing process. Or you can simply enjoy the natural nurture, Caribbean style! We believe in happy healthy living, your choice how you live it!
Food as Medicine:
Food is one of the main pillars for healthy living, so we place great emphasis on eating well and pride ourselves in making fresh, local and tropical dishes that indulge the senses and stimulate the body to heal.
Given the variety and abundance of the Dominican Republic, we are able to offer an extensive locally sourced vegetarian menu For those wishing to participate in healing or detoxifying programs, there are daily menus designed specifically for these needs.
Ki-Ra would like to produce all our own grown vegetables, fruits, pulses and seeds but we are not there yet! What we cannot supply ourselves we source from local producers and try to be as organic as possible. Our botanic garden provides the majority of the herbal medicines used in our food and treatments and are also used in our juices and teas.
We LOVE to see people heal with food! It keeps us smiling..