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Kris Zurek (SNHS) Member of Microscopy Practitioners Association, Holistic Health Therapist

Karen Stewart Holistic Health Therapist

Holistic Health Centre,
Cloonloo, Boyle,
Co. Sligo.

Tel: 071 966 3311
Mobile: 087 972 8044

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About Us

About The Centre

Karuna Flame – Holistic Health Centre tirelessly promotes a natural lifestyle for people of all walks of life and all ages. The Holistic Centre was initially opened in Sligo in 1996 by Karen Stewart & Kris Zurek.

Since the time of its inception, it gained an excellent reputation and attracted lots of interest from local people and people from other parts of Ireland.

Karuna Flame Holistic Health Centre operates now in beautiful countryside location in Cloonloo village, 6 km from Boyle, on the border of Co. Roscommon and Co. Sligo.

Working in a quiet countryside offers a perfect environment for anybody, who seeks healing, de-stressing, tranquility, reflection and re-connection with life. Surrounding nature and ambient atmosphere is essential for nurturing our being. This is a place, where you can retreat.

In our Centre/Clinic, we offer variety of services, tests, treatments and classes aimed at promoting your health, whole-body detoxification, repair, rejuvenation, vitality and self-awareness. Ultimately, our goal is to help you awaken your own ‘inner doctor’ so that you can feel strong and protected throughout your life.

In order to choose the best treatment strategy which will address your whole unique being, we provide free of charge an initial health questionnaire. You will experience a quality time and will be treated as individual as you are.

As an option, we also provide a simple accommodation assisting those who seek retreat for a few days or want to avail of multiple treatments on a daily basis.


Our philosophy:

  1. Live consciously and be kind to yourself and the planet, as it provides our needs
  2. Be compassionate and loving to one another, as life is too precious and too short
  3. Treat every person as an individual. Treat everyone, as you would like to be treated
  4. Assist people through vision and understanding to achieve optimum health and vitality
  5. Seek ways to generate abundance in all aspects of life and learn to share with others
  6. Seek balance between individual needs and the laws which govern entire eco-system
  7. Promote healthy living and happiness as a worthwhile goal



Karen Stewart initially trained in Cregg House, Sligo as a nurse for people with special needs, qualifying in 1987. Whilst working in that capacity in London, Karen pursued her interest in holistic therapies by completing a study in Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutic Massage in 1990 (ITEC).

Kris and Karen

Kris and Karen

Many years later she also took part in the Holistic Approach to Neuro Developmental and Learning Efficiency – HANDLE course to further her knowledge and interest concerning natural approaches to children’s health.

In recent years Karen discovered her new passion in helping children and parents in seeking therapeutic solutions to emotional, behavioural and relationship issues. To facilitate this process, she embarked on few years accredited study course in Play Therapy and Child/Adolescence Psychotherapy. Currently she also facilitates supervisions for other therapists.

Kris Zurek started his personal development with session of Rebirthing, Tai Chi and T.M. in 1987 in his native country Poland. He finished studies of Anatomy, Massage and Relaxation in the School Of Natural Therapies in Gdansk in 1993. Then in 1996, he was invited to Ireland to join Karen Stewart to form a very busy Holistic Health Centre in Sligo town. In 1997, Kris and Karen become partners not only in business but in life as well.

Since that time Kris expanded through training in Kinesiology, Soul-To-Sole Food Reading, various Sound Therapy modalities including Voice Spectral Analysis.

He also studied various forms of meditation and received guidance and inspiration from internationally known masters such as Drunvalo Melchizedek from Arizona, USA, Kriya Yoga teachers Paramahansa Prajnananandaand Sri Shibendu Lahiri from India and Ratu Bagus from Bali.

In 2004, Kris trained with Dr. Sanjay Chaudhuri in London and was certified in Nutritional Microscopy – Live Blood Analysis [Microscopy Practitioners Association (M.P.A.)].

In May 2016, Kris completed a extensive theory and clinical training in Bioresonance Testing and Therapy at the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus run by Dr. George Gorgiou.

Altogether, Karen and Kris gave over 35 public talks to various groups on various topics, 10 of which have been organised in partnership with Sligo Health Forum. Kris also authored various articles published in Sligo Champion and Network magazine between year 2000 and 2003.

Community and Environment

In 2001, because of their Community involvement, both Karen and Kris were nominated for an award under Sligo Co. Council Cathaoirleach’s Awards Scheme, because of their principal role in starting up a campaign in North-West for better quality (fluoride-free) water. During that time, together with Dr. Don McAuley and Walter Graham, they made three separate presentations to Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal County Councils, concerning this politically sensitive and controversial issue.

Karen and Kris commitment to betterment of community-based services for children was reflected in their co-founding with Sandra Bruce of the Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten in Ballymote in 2002, which is still running to this day and now is  relocated from Ballymote to Boyle area.

In 2004, Kris following his interest in the field of alternative energy production and environmental matters, he participated and completed a course presented by Waterford Institute of Technology, called Sustainable Environmental Education & Development (S.E.E.D.). Kris is currently working on the new information project called New Era Sustainable Technologies (N.E.S.T.), in which he will introduce very effective and innovative ideas supporting alternatives to oil and gas as well as advanced water.

Our Location

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The information, products and services on this website, are not to be used as a sole substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem, however they can be incorporated as a natural support. Clients are advised to take full responsibility for their choices. In fact this should be a right of every free individual to be able to freely decide what they want to do for their own good.

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