After going through their own journeys of discovery, Kevin and Shela wanted to create a space where they could bridge the physical and digital worlds in harmony. Through Jaiyen they want like-minded people to come together and turn their dreams into reality
I have been hosting since...
I have lived in...
Food: Durian, Sator, Taho, Sago, Tiramisu
Drink: Boba Tea, Malbec, Matcha, Chai
Book: Neil Gaiman, Ursula Le Guin, Yuval Noah Harari, George Orwell, Noam Chomsky
Music: Afrobeats, R&B, Hip Hop, Breakbeats, Acid Jazz, Trip hop
Guests, ask me about...
Activities and adventures around the island
How to turn their dreams and visions into practical business applications
Tips and tricks on life-hacking for a better balance between Western hustle-culture and Eastern philosophy
Hosts, ask me about...
How to integrate blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Web3 technologies into their ecosystem
My vision is to...
To create safe spaces for visionaries and changemakers to incubate the blueprints for a new reality.
What I love most about hosting is...
We love meeting people and learning about their stories, listening to their dreams, and ideating on ways to turn them into reality.
A moment that altered my life to become a host was when...
As a touring musician, web developer, and creative agency owner, I experienced creative burnout that caused my health to fail to the point of physical paralysis. This led to seeking a healthy lifestyle balance outside the box, bridging the physical and digital worlds in harmony, and the desire to build a place for like-minded people to turn their dreams into reality. And so Jaiyen was built.
Shela and I met during the initial creation process, learning and developing together throughout the COVID pandemic that closed the island off to most of the world. As a journalist, writer, yoga practitioner, artist, budding chef, and women's empowerment guide, she turned Jaiyen into a home away from home for both the people and animals who visited our humble abode.
The unique mix of nature + island solitude + blockchain technology + healthy living + spirituality + creative expression were the initial seeds planted at Jaiyen Eco Resort, and we have been the grateful custodians of our combined vision for the past 5 years.
We look forward to welcoming the world to Jaiyen!