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Dr. Lalit Sodha
Dr Lalit Sodha
Host Introduction and Welcome
Lalit Sodha, D.C. graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada in 1990.He also qualified with the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in the Masters Program in Whiplash Injuries (1994), hence has a keen interest in treating patients with whiplash injuries. Lalit Sodha, D.C. also prepares medical-legal reports for insurance companies and their patients.
Over the years, he has had the privilege of treating numerous singers, dancers and performers at Wembley Arena before and after performances.
How to get maximum benefit from pranayama through mudra.
Sam Poddar is a UK based Yoga Teacher and international yoga teachers coordinator for Patanjali Yog Peeth UK Trust, trained by Swami RamDev Ji. He has been training yoga teachers Internationally since 2008 and over 3000 yoga teachers trained in UK, shows great passion for yoga and ardent believer of ‘’prevention is better than cure. Yoga is a way of life “. Sam and his wife has donated a Scottish Island , Little Cumbrae to help create a yoga haven & promote healthy living.
Yoga and Meditation
Manoj started yoga practice at the young age of 8 under his grandparent’s tutelage. During his teenage years, he completed the Sivananda School’s International Yoga Vedanta Teacher Training.
In his twenties until his early thirties, he routinely engaged and trained under Shri Patabbhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar.
Manoj along with his wife Sandhya conceptualized Manasa Yoga as a specific style of yoga, focussed on enhancing mind-body awareness, and started teaching it in Malaysia from 2000 onwards. He has been conducting yoga workshops and teacher training programs twice annually since its inception. He is author of two books- ‘celebration of asanas’ and ‘Making patanjali palatable’.
Suresh was born in Kenya. He Studied at Makerere University in Uganda. He Came to UK in 1973 and in 1977 was transferred to Leicester as Head of Pension Department with Norwich Union, now known as AVIVA. In 1979 he became first coloured Inspector in UK. Suresh looked after 120 advisors. After his success, other companies started recruiting staff from Ethnic Minorities.
Suresh started his own business as Arpan in 1983, acting as an Independent Financial Advisor. He retired in 2016. He was a District Governor for Lions International in 2007 for District 105M, mainly Midlands. He received numerous awards in Lionism for humanitarian activities including Melwyn Jones Award, (10 diamond pins), Burt Mason Award. Reiki Master, Vortex Healer, Kriya Yoga teacher, since 2000.
Suresh was chairman for Leicester Banks Sports Club. He set up Kriya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, in 2010. He practices Cosmic Astrology introduced by Sri Yuketeshwar, one of the Kriya Masters.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
Ravi and Sushma Bhanot
Ravi Bhanot and Sushma Bhanot are Directors of The Ayurveda Institute of Europe and Coolherbals. Ravi has qualifications in ayurveda, pharmacy, nutrition, homoeopathy, chiropody and massage. Ravi is author of 4 ayurvedic books, inventor of Nutrigro Hair Retention Plan. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, a senior Justice of Peace and Co Founder of Sewa Week and Make It Beat charity.
Sushma Bhanot has qualifications in Pharmacy, Homeopathy and Ayurveda and is an ayurvedic researcher. She has written 3 books on natural health and well being, including inventing The CoolSlim Plan.
Sushma is Co Founder of The Great British Chai Party Charity, Make it Beat Charity and was recently recognised for ‘Outstanding Service to Promote Health & Wellness in the UK ‘. Patron – Binti International.
Paula Vidakovic Vidayoga
Yoga and Detox Cleanse
Paula Vidakovic is a founder and CEO of Vidayoga Ltd. She created Vidayoga in 2008 guided by principles of life: Breath, Alignment, Strength and Balance. Her personal driving force is a desire for
people to get more supple, fitter, nurtured, healthier and stronger in mind and body through this beautiful holistic discipline of yoga.
She has been honoured with 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma, and has been teaching yoga full time for 16 year now.
Paula has also been a long standing researcher of healing the body natural ways and has created a healing online program – “Yoga & Detox: Total Body, Mind, and Energy Cleanse” following her extensive research on how to heal the auto-immune disease that she has suffered from, but also to slow down the ageing process, improve mental clarity and gain more energy, so life feels beautiful again.
Suresh Kamal Srinivas
(Master Kamal )
Nadi & Nada Kriya Meditation
Sri Srinivas Suresh Kamal (fondly called as Master Kamal), South Indian born, is one such Yoga Master who has mastered different styles of Yoga since age 5 i.e., Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Himalayan meditation and Philosophy of Yoga. He also has mastered in various martial arts (he is a 5Dan Black Belt) and various fitness sciences. He was initiated into the Himalayan Tradition Lineage by his Master Maha Mandaleswara Swami Veda Bharati of the Himalayas.
Kamal’s success in establishing Yoga in Asia has him honored in a book ‘ the Great Indian Yoga Masters ‘ that was launched in London in 2002 ,as one of the 8 Top Indian Yoga Masters in the World.
Pranayama (Breath of Life)
Baljeet Kaur Sethi or Bita as she is popularly known is a resident of Bangkok, Thailand where she has been running the Prem Yoga and Ayurveda center for the past 11 years.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Yogic Science and Ayurveda from the prestigious Mahidol University in Thailand. This made her well equipped as a qualified Pranayama and Yoga teacher to promote a holistic lifestyle in the stress-ridden world of today through the medium of Yoga and Ayurveda.
She has conducted various workshops on health-related issues and regular Osteopath camps which are free and conducted by world-renowned Osteopath, Dr Parashar.
Bita has passionately pursued her aim to provide others with the tools to live a healthy and holistic life and The Prem Yoga and Ayurveda center also known as the Home of Authentic Yoga has earned its place in the hearts of its loyal clients and well wishers.
Website : https://www.premyogprana.com/
Yoga for healthy ageing, longevity and
wellbeing of senior members of our society.
Titled Ms India 2013, Simran is also a rising star in Bollywood with her recent debut movie ‘Zindagi Tumse’. An accomplished international Celebrity Anchor, Simran has been associated with the prestigious IIFA Awards, FILMFARE, OSCARS Academy, and many more A-list global events. She is also the recipient of India’s prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Anchor par excellence. Another compelling string to her bow is her talent in Folk Dance. Having won 18 consecutive Folk Dance titles in India and America Simran has also been India’s Cultural Ambassador of Folk Dance.
Simran Ahuja is the Official Talk Show presenter on USA Channel TVAsia, interviewing all the top Stars of Bollywood..
She’s known as ‘Simran Ahuja Yoga Lover’ and goes Live everyday.. with 108 Surya Namaskaras every weekend, which has people from all over the World.
Dr. Kalpana Karia
Dr. Kalpana Karia
Yoga for Health, Wisdom and Harmony
Dr. Karia is a philanthropist, radiographer, business lady, author and a dynamic yoga teacher who was one of the first ladies to bring about the awareness of yoga in Kenya through the local television, Voice of Kenya, and till date continues to train teachers and teach thousands of students worldwide through International Alliance Yoga. The pandemic has opened a new chapter for her as she takes up her passion for teaching to a new level and does online certification courses on yoga, Bhagvat Geeta and alternative medicine.
In 2001, Dr. Karia started a home and education center – “Little Gokul” which uplifted over 200 street children and orphans.
During the recent pandemic, she distributed thousands of masks and hand sanitizers to the needy and still continues to do the same
Dr. Karia has received various awards worldwide, RatanHind in 2016, Philanthroic overseas British citizen award at House of Lords UK, Super brain of yoga talk and presentation,international Ayush conference in Dubai, and many more.
Sister Dr. Jenna
Sister Dr. Jenna
Mind Over Matter
Sister Dr. Jenna is an acclaimed, trusted spiritual mentor committed to bridging divides in societies and building relationships between global influencers. She has impacted lives around the globe, inspiring change and finding solutions to current day crises as the founder and director of two Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums, in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.
Sister Dr. Jenna’s voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world.
Yoga for adults, a kid’s way
Movement Mindfulness Meditation
Sarita is a qualified yoga teacher whose Indian heritage drew her to the birthplace of yoga to undertake her training in Rishikesh and from one of the world’s oldest yoga schools, Kaivalyadham.
Yoga being a lifestyle, not just a physical practice is why Sarita is so drawn to yoga as her interests lie in the holistic view of health and wellness.
Since the start of lockdown, Sarita has been running regular online yoga classes throughout the week promoting the importance of movement, mindfulness and meditation.
Meditation through the movement
Kristina, originally from Slovenia, has rediscovered her passion for yoga in Tanzania. She has received training in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars, and now specializing in Yoga for women. She is organizing yoga retreats in Tanzania and offering different workshops for everyone to discover how beneficial and empowering yoga is.
Teaching in Tanzania has been her calling for over 6 years, and together with her students she started Seaview Yoga, a magical space where people meet and share their experience, learning from each other, practicing yoga under the stars, with the sounds of the ocean, passing flock of birds, and ending each class with a rising moon.
Dr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos
( Greece )
Dr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos
Meditation and Yoga concepts in Neuroscience and Ayurveda
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria, Anita Nomula, Varsha Mistry
Host Team – Dr Lalit Sodha, Ravi & Sushma Bhanot and Simran Ahuja.
Back Up Team – Deepa Vithlani, Renu Gidoomal, Sarita Menon, Dr Lalit Sodha , Dr Milen Shah, Prash Kotecha, Mallesh Kota, Deepa Vitlhani, Jayshree Chaudhary, Bhavi Ram, Dr Sheila Dobee, Dr Nora S Vyas and Rajesh Kr Singh.
Facilitator Team – Rejita Menon, Minaben Khagram, Dr Nora S Vyas, Jaymini Patel.
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In London, Simran Ahuja Official, Bharat Goradia Official, Honey Kalaria Official and Sunrise Radio UK.