S E S S I O N   C O N C L U D E D 

Well-Being and Wellness

FREE Global Online Session 

Sunday 16th August

12 noon till 7 pm 

(All times are in BST(British Summer Time))

Simran Ahuja 

(India)

 

12 noon

Host Introduction

Simran Ahuja 

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. Mechelle A Palma

(Philippines)

12:05 noon

Dr. Mechelle Acero Palma

Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Mechelle Acero Palma is a Family Medicine Physician and Lifestyle Medicine Specialist. She is also the President of Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She finished her Culinary Coaching Course at the Harvard School of Medicine and attended training at the Goldring School of Culinary Medicine under Tulane University, Natural Gourmet Institute and Rouxbe Cooking School. She is the founder of Culinary Medicine Asia.

Host

Simran Ahuja

Prishni Dobee

(Australia)

12:30 pm

Prishni Dobee 

Managing Wellbeing During COVID-19

Prishni was born in Mauritius and she moved to Melbourne, Australia 11 years ago. She is a registered psychologist and she is currently employed by the Department of Education and Training where she works extensively with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a member of the leadership team at her workplace, Prishni currently heads up the multidisciplinary team, consisting of speech pathologists and occupational therapists. She is also employed at a clinic on a part-time basis where she consults adults who present with complex mental health difficulties. Prishni’s work is primarily focused on helping her clients improve their overall wellbeing and maximise their potential.

Prishni is a graduate of The University of Melbourne where she completed a Master of Educational Psychology.

Host

Simran Ahuja

Timmy Cruz

(Philippines)

1:00 pm

Timmy Cruz

 Breathing and Positive Thinking

Timmy  is a singer songwriter & actress from Manila Philippines. She is a meditation practitioner & has been practicing open eyes meditation for two decades now as a student of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.  She is enjoying the benefits of this sweet lifestyle. 

Timmy  loves gardening, swimming, hoola hooping. She is also a dog lover. 
Her energy & her smile can make your day. Just what we need in times like these. You can stream her songs on Spotify , Apple Music, ITunes, Amazon & other digital stores. Here she is Miss Uptimmystic herself, Timmy Cruz!

 

Host

Simran Ahuja

Joita Roy

(India)

1:30 pm

Joita Roy

Mindful joyful studies with kids

Joita Roy is a graduate, Montessori and TTC trained teacher. She focuses on the three R’s, Respect,Response and Right way of teaching.

During this pandemic, she saw how little angels had to deal with the online studies and its effects so Joita  has come up with holistic and creative ways of guiding and teaching tips for parents and little kids.

Renu Gidoomal 

(U.K)

2:00 pm

Host 

Renu Gidoomal 

A Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Recording Artist and Producer. Since 1985 Renu has performed over 1,000 International Concerts in over 25 countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA. Renu promotes Unity in Diversity through her music and has released 8 solo albums in a variety of languages singing in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi and Spanish.

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Nirav Dorick Jayant

(India)

2:00 pm

 Nirav Dorick Jayant 

Mystery of Meditation

Nirav a B.Com, has a diploma in software management ( computers). He is a Life coach, meditation trainer, practises  Tai Chi and Shi Ba Shi.
Nirav is author of the book “Aaj Ki Dhyan Vidhi”. He has 10 years experience with students in N.L.P & Meditation . He was initiated in OSHO Neo Sanyass in 1996 . He Facilitates OSHO Meditation Camp all Over India.
Nirav trained in Traditional Tai Chi from a highly Spiritual Master (Mahavir) who’s is an international trainer and champion for THANG-TA. 

Host

Renu Gidoonal

Kavita Devgan

(India)

2:30 pm

Kavita Devgan

     Nutrition for Immunity Boosting

Kavita Devgan is an eminent writer, nutritionist and weight management consultant who propagates practical, effective and delicious ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
She is an acclaimed nutritionist with 20 plus years of experience as a weight loss and holistic health consultant and several thousands of successful weight loss patients. She offers practical, customised programmes that deliver weight loss the right way – via habit modifications – to ensure long-term results and complete well-being.
She writes extensively and is a prolific and feted speaker too.
Kavita is a purist and believes in promoting a minimally processed diet high in fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats and good quality protein to score a healthy mind and body. Practicing moderation according to her is ‘the’ mantra to live by.
She is the author of three best sellers – Don’t Diet! 50 habits of thin people,
Ultimate Grandmother Hacks and her most recent book is Fix It With Foods. It has been endorsed by Pulitzer prize-winner author and oncologist Dr Siddharth Mukherjee.

Host

Renu Gidoonal

Ritu Sharma

(U.K)

3:00 pm

Ritu Sharma

                Self-Love for Success

Ritu Sharma is a women empowerment ambassador. She runs programmes to help business women create their strong and effective business messages and relay them confidently. 
Ritu runs business events all year round connecting speakers and business owners, giving them a platform to share their services and products with wider business communities.
Her community work through KAUSHALYA UK, creates opportunities for growth and expression for women. It brings together women and help them get empowered and have awareness of self.
She wrote her life story in a book called ‘Rich man’s poor daughter’ which emphasises upon the fact that self-preservation can be used to create a happy life. According to her, Love is the ultimate rescuer! Currently, she is working on her second book.

 

Host 

Renu Gidoonal

Amelia Thorpe

(U.K)

3:30 pm

                Amelia Thorpe

       The Importance of Self-Care 

Amelia is a qualified Counsellor, Wellbeing Therapist, Yoga Teacher and an Instructor with MHFA England delivering their Mental Health First Aid courses.
She has a wealth of experience personally and professionally to deliver training on mental health and wellbeing, that is honest and real yet humourful and empathetic.
During her own journey of health and wellbeing over twenty years ago, she took a path that very much went on to inform the professional path she leads today. Training in a number of complementary therapies, qualifying as a yoga teacher, and also gaining an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
In early 2018 she then went on to train with MHFA England as an Instructor for the Adult Mental Health First Aid course.
From first hand experience, she knows how poor mental health can feel so dis-empowering. This is why she is passionate about mental health training and building awareness, so that we can all become empowered to lead positive healthy lives both at work and at home.

Dr Sheila Dobee

(U.S.A)

4:00 pm

Host – Sheila Dobee

Dr. Sheila Dobee was born in England and moved to the USA twenty years ago. She is a Whole Health Dentist, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She is also a television host.
Dr. Dobee is a recipient of the ‘Bay Area’s Outstanding Woman of the year’ award and has been featured in numerous articles for her outstanding professional and social work. She has been the recipient of the California Patient Choice.
Dr. Dobee takes a special interest in helping the underserved children and women in her local community. On the professional front, Dr. Dobee was the Past President and Dental Health Chair of Southern Alameda County Dental Society. She is a graduate of the American Dental Association/Kellogg’s School of Management Institute for diversity in leadership. Her current passion is with working with healcircle.org and #KIND20.

Dr. Dobee was invited to meet President Obama over a private dinner.

Aleksandra Horwood

(Croatia)

4:00 pm

Aleksandra Horwood

Yoga for Better Sleep and Guided  Meditation for Relaxation,
the art of deep & powerful rest

Aleksandra is a versatile journalist with multi-national experience in media and corporate world, who decided to turn her passion, yoga and meditation, into a full-blown profession. She opened her first yoga school in Stuttgart, Germany. Nevertheless, she decided she needs more training in meditation and spent the following 12 years in the south of France accomplishing a strict 3-year retreat in a Tibetan Buddhist tradition, where she is receiving many teachings from great teachers, like Dalai Lama and others. She moved to London in 2017 and founded Happy Stance Yoga Therapy and cofounded Pause to Breathe, bringing the therapeutic values of yoga and meditation to those who were often left deprived of its benefits, through a lack of information, financial resources, or confidence.

 

Host

Dr. Sheila Dobee 

Dr. Nora S Vyas 

(U.K)

4:30 pm

Dr. Nora S Vyas 

 Mental Health – Myths and Facts,

and Tips for Wellbeing

 
Dr Nora S Vyas is an Associate Professor of mental health, scientist, and motivational speaker. She completed her PhD in psychiatry at the University of London. She teaches and conducts research in the area of child and adult psychopathology with a focus on using cognitive testing and neuroimaging techniques. She has published her research in international peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences. In the early stages of her career, she has been the recipient of several awards in recognition of her research on schizophrenia including the US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award, Young Investigator Award by the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Women of the Year Award by the British Asian Achievers Award, and the Winston Churchill Fellowship, among other awards. Dr Vyas manages an Instagram account @mentalhealth_connect, which focuses on sharing motivational quotes, and inspiring the community through Instagram live events which aim to end stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness.

Host

Dr. Sheila Dobee 

Meeta Joshi

(U.K)

5:00 pm

Meeta Joshi

Science and Spirituality

Meeta provides spiritual, educational, administrative, and social activities as an honorary professional within Educational institutions. Her voluntary roles include Hindu speaker & Faith trainer for the educational sector, Government, NHS, CCG, interfaith forums, and national peace symposiums.

She is Yogic & meditation practitioner for three decades, and a Reiki Master/ Teacher. She is part of core teams of faith/interfaith, national and international charities, she received Ambassador of Peace Award in 2012.

She is a qualified Physicist, Electronics Engineer, IT Trainer,  Strengthscope consultant, and Sociologist with experience in project management (Ericsson UK) in mobile Telecoms, and Higher Educational TV productions (UGC).

Varsha Mistry 

(U.K)

5:30 pm

Host – Varsha Mistry 

Varsha Kumari Mistry has worked as a Forensic Practitioner with the Metropolitan Police Service in London for over 33 years.
She trained as a Fingerprint Expert. Her work involves examining homicide and serous crime scenes, vehicles as well as exhibits in a forensic laboratory for evidence recovery purposes. She presents forensic evidence at court.
She is also the current Deputy Chairperson for the Metropolitan Police Hindu Association, which involves voluntarily offering support to the membership, Met. Police Service and communities of London. She is involved in welfare support of colleagues and promoting well-being. As a proud mother of three children, spirituality and well-being are very much at the heart of both the family and professional life for bringing out the best in all.

Sister Jayanti 

(U.K)

5:30 pm

                BK Sister Jayanti 

Will to be Well 

As Director of Brahma Kumaris (BK) for Europe and the Middle East and a spiritual leader and teacher for 50 years, Sister Jayanti has dedicated her life to self-transformation and service to humanity.  Brahma Kumaris is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of the United Nations, accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Sister Jayanti has been the organisation’s representative to the UN in Geneva since 1982, She has championed the co-operative role of spiritual organisations in creating a just and peaceful world. She has brought spiritual principles to the discussion tables of politicians, economists, business leaders, scientists and nearly every stakeholder of our times. Sister Jayanti sees the erosion of spiritual values as the underlying cause of the crises that the world is facing today.

Host

Varsha Mistry

Kalpana Doshi

(U.K)

6:15 pm

Kalpana Doshi

Laughter Yoga

Kalpana is a certified Laughter Yoga practitioner based in London, with more than eight years of experience across the UK and internationally. She received her qualification in 2012 from the Dr Kataria School of Laughter Yoga and has since worked with corporate clients, community centres, old people’s homes, voluntary organisations, private individuals, charities, health and wellbeing retreats and exclusive social events.

Kalpana uses Laughter Yoga as a tool to help people improve their mental health and well being, as well as companies to reduce workplace stress, encourage team bonding and create a happy and energetic workforce.

As well as Laughter Yoga, Kalpana’s sessions also include guided meditation and breathing exercises. 

Host

Varsha Mistry

Sneha Ramji 

(U.K)

6:30 pm

Sneha Ramji

          Removing Negative Energy 

Sneha Ramji, a renowned Healer, Teacher and Consultant, with 20 years of working on herself initially and then using the knowledge to work with thousands of people to transform lives.

Her corporate experience at organisations including the BBC, ITV, NBC and others helps her to understand the pressures of modern day living. She has faced many personal challenges, which sent her on a journey of self-discovery, where she learned about herself and the power of energy to change her life.  She has many specialisms and qualifications, including being a Reiki and Meditation teacher, Akashic Records reader and Shamanic Healing practitioner.

She holds regular workshops nationally and internationally, including the London Olympia Wellbeing Show, HSBC, UK Government and many European retreats.

THANK YOU 

Technical Director –  Nishit Kotak 

Media Team – Kesh Morjaria, Anita Nomula, Varsha Mistry 

Host Team – Simran Ahuja,Renu Gidoomal, Dr Sheila Dobee and Varsha Mistry.

Back Up Team –  Sarita Menon, Dr Lalit Sodha , Dr Milen Shah, Prash Kotecha, Mallesh Kota, Deepa Vitlhani, Jayshree Chaudhary, Pehrr Ram, and Rajesh Kr Singh. 

Facilitator Team – Clyd Masmela, Jayshree Chaudhary, Kavita Ashok, Deepa Vithalani and Vandana Joshi

Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In  London

Special Thanks : Stretegic Web Success and www.inndus.co.uk

Host – Varsha Mistry 

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