"The quality of your thoughts is the quality of your life.So, to make changes in life start with your thoughts"

Mahes Karuppiah-Quillen N.D.

(Founder , Consultant & Facilitator of Destination Detox)


About the founder

Mahes is a pioneering advocate of the holistic health of the body, mind and spirit. She has been acclaimed for her unique approach to Stress Management. Mahes has appeared extensively on television, radio and in the press, in Malaysia.  In 2019 she  appeared on TV Channel 7 House of Wellness, with Judith Lucy in The Weekly Charlie Pickering ABC TV, ABC Radio Living Well, and Radio Triple J.


Mahes is an Australian-qualified Naturopath,  Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, Health Coach, Speaker Assessor.  She is a full member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Australian Teachers of Meditation Association (ATMA), International Taoist Certified Instructor, Laughter Yoga Trainer and Facilitator, Happiness Program Facilitator. She is also skilled in Breathing Techniques, Changing Brain (neuroplasticity), Breaking Old Habits, Brain Nutrition and Stress Management/Adrenal Exhaustion.

Founder Success Story


She was instrumental in getting Laughter into the Malaysian Book of records, setting the first laughter record at 5 minutes 18 seconds with 800 people laughing without jokes


Mahes headed a successful research project at the University of Malaya on the effects of Simulated Laughter and Good Cheers in 2002. In 2018, she spear-headed the first ever Community Laughter Conference at Deakin Edge - Federation Square on behalf of Laughter Clubs Victoria


Having had the privilege of doing  the Happiness Project with Robert Holden (NHS Laughter Clinics) in Oxford, England, she facilitates Happiness & Joy Workshops and is a passionate explorer of joy and happiness


Having made her name in Corporate Stress Management in Malaysia she now conducts Corporate Stress Management & Adrenal Exhaustion work shops and talks. Her best-seller work shops/talks are: Digital Detox, Healthy Brain Beautiful Mind, LaughEasy/Laughter Yoga, Mood Boost, Sleep Savvy, MindfulMeditation. She lives & works in Melbourne, Australia.


She is the President of the Laughter Clubs of Victoria and it is her privilege to maintain Victoria as the Laughter Capital of Australia

     Her forte are her unique blend of  the Eclectic Wisdom of the West and the Time-Tested Eastern Techniques 

Mahes is a Certified Trainer and Speaker with Laughter Yoga International who has also been conferred the title of International Laughter Global Ambassador

Mahes has worked with numerous National and Multinational Corporations, Educational and Health institutions here and in South East Asia. She is scheduled to spread her skills in the USA soon

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