"the giving comes not just from the hands but through the
This phrase explains the magic behind the success of PT. Zen Jiwa
(Spirit) Raga (Physical) The dynamic partnership of Iyan and claude
combines many years of wisdom and experience in tourism, travel,
healing and well-being.
journey of mastery in holistic management and design has its beginning
when he lived with Buddhist monks in Thailand and traveled throughout
India as a spiritual pilgrim in 1992. Upon returning to his home
in Canada in 1993, Claude co-created and led exciting adventure
travel experiences throughout Asia, Thailand, Indonesia and Central
Asia incorporating meditation, ritual and holistic practice.
In 2000 a Javanese Business
man invited Claude to create his first spa. This was a chance to
give form to Claude's dreams and experience. With a carefully hand
picked staff of 5. Claude created a spa that became Ubud's "most
wanted spa" in the first 6 months of operation. The magic of
Zen Body Holiday was rooted in daily meditation, visualization and
an emphasis on the power of synergy.
A golden opportunity came along in 2002 when Claude began Zen Lifestyle
Energy Resort on Sept 1 2002. A true master of detail, Claude designed
every aspect of the resort. The well-being experience was unparalleled
and many international guests have become ambassadors for Claude
and Iyan's unique resort retreat programs. It was here that Iyan
and Claude's five signature treatments and “Escape the World”
Yoga and Spa Retreats were perfected.
Claude continues to grow and develop his concepts of wellness and
to create spas and spa experiences that awaken the spirit, open
the heart, calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. Working closely
with Iyan and a range of other associates, Claude maintains a busy
schedule of planning, consulting, design and delivery.