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International Yoga Day

Sunday 21st June 2020

10.00 am till 7.00 pm BST ( British Summer Time )

(All times are in BST)

Deepa Vithalani 

(U.K)

10:00 am

Deepa Vithalani 

Host Introdution

Deepa Vithlani, primary school teacher, entrepreneur and mum of 2 has been teaching in Brent Primary schools since 2006. She has a passion for the Early Years, Languages and Well-being. She regularly incorporates meditations and mindfulness in her teaching. Her linguistic background includes French, German and Italian. In addition to teaching she has a part time business committed to helping families save money which she works around taking care of her two young children.
Deepa embarked on a holistic and spiritually journey around 15 years ago when she experienced the incredible benefits or Reiki healing and worked on her own personal development to become attuned to Reiki Level 2.  Since then she has actively sought to learn about and experience holistic and spiritual healing alongside her children through crystals, tuning, sound meditation and more. She feels privileged to be a part of a network that fosters growth, spiritual awakening and healing through various but equally valuable methods.Host Introdution

Riddhi Vyas

(U.K)

10:05 am

Riddhi Vyas

Yoga for Mental Health

Riddhi trained at the Sivananda yoga centre and developed a passion, yoga for mental health. 
After further research into the mind body connection, she studied hypnosis and hypnotherapy as well as stress management and resilience building. She was fascinated by how teachings from Vedic scriptures and pranayama have influenced western psychology. 
Working in the mental health legal field, she regularly shares the practical teachings of yoga with professionals of all ages and backgrounds, providing a helping hand to step up and further their potential both personally and professionally. 
Riddhi also spoken at the British Parliament, Ministry of Defence, BBC Asian, NuSound Radio and various universities across the country with the single aim to rise as conscious leaders.

10:30 am

Host – Deepa Vithalani

Janis Starseed

(Canada)

10:35 am

Janis Starseed
Becoming Light Yoga Class

Janis has been practicing yoga for over 29 years and teaching for over 12. Studying under Sri Dharma Mittra,one of the world’s only living yoga masters, she completed over 500 ++ yoga teacher training hours and is certified with Yoga Alliance International in yoga, prenatal yoga, pranayama and meditation.

Studying and teaching in over 11 countries, she draws from her international experience and tools to bring an uplifting flow designed to bring light to the body. In this higher frequency no illness can exist and all is total potentiality.

Vinyasas, pranayama, mantras and deep relaxation are used to release and refill and take you deeper into your practice and your heart, the true essence of yoga.

She brings her abilities as a certified Reiki master to her students that makes savanna a deeply healing, relaxing, and transformative experience. Her approachable friendly style, mixes movement with music, and her classes are always held in the most beautiful natural settings designed to draw from the gifts nature offers for a deeply grounded practice leaving you connected to yourself and the divine; an energy to you can bring to your-self, your family, your work and the world, unlimited.

11:00 am

Host – Deepa Vithalani

Sandhya Manoj

(Malaysia)

11:05 am

Yoga session by

Sandhya Manoj

Flow with Namaste

Sandhya Manoj, Cofounder of Manasa Yoga, Malaysia
Sandhya started yoga practice at the age of 21 under Manoj Kaimal (her husband). She completed Manasa School’s first Yoga Teacher Training program in 2001.
She also routinely engaged and trained under Shri Patabbhi Jois directly and at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institution in Pune, the most famous yoga teachers in modern times.
She started teaching yoga at the Manasa Yoga School in Malaysia in 2001, and later went on to teach at many corporates and educational institutions.
Under auspices of Procter and Gamble she took workshops in all the universities in Malaysia on empowering women using tools of yoga
She has written articles in major news papers, and has done many yoga series on Astro TV, TV 3 etc of Malaysia, as well as across different Malayalam TV channels. Newspapers such as Hindu, Indian Express have also featured her.

Sarita  Menon

(U.K) 

11:30 am

Host – Sarita  Menon

Sarita is the Managing Director of Inndus, a printing company based in Elstree. Prior to that, she ran a training business which followed a career in the travel sector. 

Sarita is a NLP Master Practitioner & started her spiritual journey several years ago when she joined the Art of living foundation (AOL) & is now an AOL teacher who conducts various wellbeing  courses including breathing techniques, meditation & yoga.

Natasha Chawla

(U.K) 

11:35 am

Natasha Chawla

Fountain of Youth – Rejuvenate through the ‘Five Tibetan Rites’

Natasha Chawla has been a student of Indic philosophies for almost two decades and practicing yoga since 2008. A highly qualified yoga teacher and practitioner her studies of philosophy and asana have taken her all over India,  and she brings this learning and tradition into the class. Be it history or philosophy, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra or meditation, classes are tailored to the group or individual.
Natasha has an M.A. in the Religions of Asia and embarking on her PhD researching an interesting combination: Hinduism and the environment.
Today, Natasha will be taking us through the ‘Five Tibetan Rites’, a yoga sequence considered to be over 2,500 years old.

12:00 noon

Host – Sarita  Menon

Gorkem Dizdar 

(Turkey)

12:05 pm

Gorkem Dizdar 

Balancing the Movement, Body & Mind

Gorkem is a physiotherapist and a yoga instructor known for the point of view he provided to Asana Posture Practice of Yoga. He has done courses with yoga instructors about the natural development and the flow of movement in human body and how &why it becomes restricted over time. Especially his interpretation of the yin-yang balance on the components of motor development and its application on human body brings in so much interest to his courses and trainings.
His approach originates from the unique, effortless development principles of the movement in infants regardless of gender, race or religion; underlying the idea of Unity of Nature and Human. Those universal principles of human motor development forms the core of his teachings.

12:30 pm

Host – Sarita  Menon

12:35 pm

Rohit Kumar

                         Tantra and Yoga

Rohit Kumar is the the founder of Sanatana Yog Sandesh. He comes from Bihar, India and holds an M.A. (Master in English Language and Literature) and LL.B. (Bachelor in Law) from Indian Universities. Literature, Metaphysics, Tantra and Yoga have been matters of interest in his life since young age. In the professional standard of Yoga education, he is an ERYT 500 Hours.

Several complicated health issues, some tangible experiences of life and many questions about life as a growing youth, brought Rohit into Yoga. Rohit says, “I received great help through Yoga in many ways and even now I live because of Yoga”. Continuous practice of Yoga and academic studies – both went hand in hand. With a lot of inner conflicts regarding which way to follow, eventually he went ahead with Yoga. Having started Yoga classes at Yoga Sansthan (a Yoga Ashram) in his hometown, BegusaraiBihar, on invitation he visited several places to disseminate the principles of Yoga along with its practices. 

In 2016 he journeyed to Europe where being resident in Sweden he travelled for classes to many countries of European Union such as NetherlandsGermany etc. of which Germany was one of the most successful of all his tours as his classes there, on Kriya Yoga were held in higher esteems. Rohit admits about himself – “I am but a Yogabhyasi (Yoga practitioner) only and never a teacher. I serve without reserve my experiences of the practices up to my level.”

Ravi  &  Sushma

(U.K)

1:00 pm

Hosts

Ravi Bhanot 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.

 

Punnu  Wasu

(Bali)

1:05 pm

Punnu  Wasu

Mantra Bhakti Yoga

Punnu is an Indian vocalist, musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Indian Fusion, Indian Classical music, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world. He has his own Kirtan Academy, is co-founder of the Bhakti Bliss Fest in Switzerland and leads music workshops in combination with yoga & meditation. Punnu resides in Bali where he leads highly popular Training Courses in Meditation Teacher Training, Advanced Meditation Training, Reiki Training and Spiritual Awakening Courses.

www.PunnuWasu.com

1:30 pm

Host – Ravi and Sushma 

Sister Jayanti

(U.K)

1:35 pm

Sister Jayanti 

The Magic of Raja Yoga

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.

2:00 pm

Host – Ravi and Sushma 

Simran Ahuja

(India)

2:05 pm

                      Simran Ahuja

Soulful Yoga Session

Feel energised with 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. With a Qualified Masters in Finance and a Doctorate in Nature Cure and Alternate Medicines, Simran has conducted numerous workshops across the globe in Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. 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.

Renu Gidoomal

(U.K)

2:30 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.

FB: renugidoomalofficial

Instagram: renugidoomalofficial

YouTube: Renu Gidoomal

Emilia Dordzik

(Poland)

2:35 pm

Emilia Dordzik

Inhale the Silence – Yoga Practise 

Emilia Dordzik is from Poland, with a degree in Dance and Art. She is a Personal Trainer, Yoga and Group Dance Instructor for Adults and Children.
She is passionate about Dance and this passion led her to understand the importance of keeping to a fitness and diet regimen.
Yoga opened the doors for self development, discipline and reflection. “Yoga helps to release our dormant energy and revitalizes our whole being ensuring the body’s vitality and the mind’s tranquility.”
Emilia has been teaching in Dubai since 2015.  Her adult students enjoy being instructed in Personal Training; Yoga;  Prenatal Yoga; Fitness Classes (held indoors and outdoors). Emilia is popular with kids and she enjoys teaching them yoga, ballet and dance.
Her objective is to customise workouts to meet individual requirements, but at the same time keeping the core essence and  fundamentals of Yoga intact through a  balanced mind & body.

3:00 pm

Host – Renu Gidoomal

Veronica Cruceru 

(Romania) 

3:05 pm

Veronica Cruceru

Loveling Meditation (Love & Healing)

Veronica Cruceru is a multi-disciplinary practitioner from Romania. With expertise in energy and meditation healing; life & mindfulness coaching; access bars, Veronica is also a qualified Yoga practitioner. Her belief that life’s tumultuous experiences make us the person we are today has enriched Veronica’s attitude to inspire others with her life skills and knowledge, thus encouraging them to become better versions of themselves every day. A deep thinker and always growing, Veronica studies Access Consciousness, Rapid Transformational Therapy, Authentic Spirituality, Buddhism, the true meaning of life, and how to access the power of consciousness and the power of the Divine. To this end, Veronica can customize meditations by request and also offers private classes in these growth modalities.
FB: Veronica Cruceru

3:30 pm

Host – Renu Gidoomal

Kristina Perc

(Tanzania)

3:35 pm

Kristina Perc

Gratefulness in every breath

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.

Shivali Ruparelia

(U.K)

4:00 pm

Host – Shivali Ruparelia

A very busy mum of two, Shivali Ruparelia is a sales Analyst for a Global Airline. But her main passion is helping communities flourish. She has volunteered in many community events, including the Queens Golden Jubilee Celebrations and closely assisted with the planning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to London.
Shivali has been a longstanding member of the volunteer staff at a weekend Community School in London: the Sai School of Harrow. Her outstanding commitment was nationally recognized when she was awarded the ‘Princess Diana Award’ for Voluntary Service.  Shivali is also an integral member of the ‘Diwali in London’ Committee which works in conjunction with the Mayor of London to ensure that the Diwali in London event remains one of the flagship cultural events of London every year. Most recently, Shivali won the ‘Inspiring Asian Women’s award ‘for being an Inspirational Role model. Her motto in life is, “If my children see me do something good for others, I hope this will inspire them to do the same, to improve future generations!”

Barbara Dizdarevic

(Serbia)

4:05 pm

Barbara Dizdarevic

Experience the benefits of Traditional Yoga 

Barbara Dizdarevic, a 25-year-old young lady from Serbia, is the global representative of Mohanji Foundation and the global president of Mohanji Youth Club, dedicated to peacebuilding, unity and compassion.

After 15 years of competing in chess (the former Junior Champion of Serbia and Youth Champion of Europe) , at the age of 19 she decided to dedicate her life to serving the world at large, driven by the teachings of her spiritual guide Mohanji.
Barbara is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, a Mai-Tri practitioner and a graduate in business management.

4:30 pm

Host – Shivali Ruparelia

Suzie Ford 

(U.K)

4:35 pm

Suzie Ford 

Yoga Glow Flow 

Suzie teaches a dynamic mix of yoga focussing on alignment, strength and flexibility. She has the mantra that yoga is a way of life for all at the core of her teachings and helps you feel included, no matter your ability, you will feel the magic. She also runs a charity in Uganda and Congo and teaches trauma yoga and meditation as part of therapy for former child soldiers and women customs of sexual violence.
“Come and join me for a yoga flow to make you glow. Opening the hips and the heart whilst we work on alignment and strength”

Simran Ahuja

(India)

5:00 pm

Host  – 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. With a Qualified Masters in Finance and a Doctorate in Nature Cure and Alternate Medicines, Simran has conducted numerous workshops across the globe in Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. 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.

Adrianne Holmes

(Panama)

5:05 pm

Adrianne Holmes

Slow-Mo Yoga Flow

Based in Panama, Central America, Adrianne teaches a creative, smooth and soothing Vinyasa Flow class that combines movement with breath, expression sprinkled with a pinch of humour.

Adrianne completed her 400-hour Teacher Training in India at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in 2003. Since then she has been teaching both private and group classes as well as SUP Yoga in Argentina, Australia, England, Mexico and Panama.

Yoga is a vital part of Adrianne’s wellbeing which she uses as her tool to calibrate her inner compass. She believes in living for the humble and simple goal of finding joy in everyday life and sharing that healthful gift with everyone through the teaching of Yoga.

5:30 pm

Host – Simran Ahuja 

Suresh Gupta

(U.S.A)

5:35 pm

Suresh Gupta

Laughter Yoga

Suresh Gupta is a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and the CEO of a well-established Real Estate company based in Florida, USA. Being at the helm of a large company is always stressful and Suresh found a solution, not only for his stress levels but for his employees as well. It helped him so much that he also studied and became a Certified Instructor for this unusual, out of the box Yoga Therapy popularly known as Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga is based on the concept that voluntary laughter can provide the same health benefits as spontaneous laughter. 
Trained by the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr Madan Kataria, Suresh guides those who attend his Laughter Yoga sessions through interactive and fun exercises, helping protect the heart, boost energy levels and reduce stress.

6:00 pm

Host – Simran Ahuja 

Catherine Campbell 

(U.K)

6:05 pm

Catherine Campbell

Breathe & Meditate for Good Health

Catherine Campbell has been an Art of Living and Sri Sri Yoga teacher for 10 years and a Friend of the Earth for 40+ years! She is based in Buckinghamshire, UK and is an active volunteer for several charitable organisations supporting the wellbeing of people in the community (local, regional and global) and also of the Environment and Wildlife.

Her Yoga session will focus on the healing breath through Pranayama and will include a guided meditation taking us through the chakras to promote Peace and wellbeing. For further details please go to https://www.artofliving.org/uk-en

In the past, Catherine has been a trek leader for Exodus expeditions all over the world, including the Himalayas and South America. Her experience of living in the middle east has given her a global vision and attributed to her open mindedness.

6:30 pm

Host – Simran Ahuja 

Jessica Jenns

(U.S.A)

6:35 pm

Jessica Jenns 

Relaxing Savasana with Full Moon Singing Bowls

Jessica has trained in the healing modalities of meditation, sound therapy, health kinesiology and life coaching, her work with others is inspired and informed by her personal practice which has been a consistent feature in her life since 2002. She also curates a variety of events and trainings designed to extend and deepen healing and transformational opportunities.

 Jessica is a person of the heart and relies on the lessons of direct experience. She is a down-to-earth New Jersey native, and use humour and passion to express the core foundation of her work — a deep faith in the body’s wisdom and innate ability to heal.She is a long-time student of Purna Steinitz, a spiritual teacher in the Western Baul tradition. She was trained in sound therapy by Master Healer Santa Ratna Shakya, both in Nepal and the United States, in a one-on-one apprentice format.

www.bijahealing.com

7:00 pm

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