International Yoga Day Special
Sunday 20th June 2021
1.00 pm till 7.00 pm BST ( British Summer Time )
(All times are in BST)
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.
Himanshu Mehta is a successful businessman, very passionately involved in Yoga since 40 years. He has been advance practitioner of Hatha Yog by Shri BKS Iyengar Guruji, Shri Yogendraji, Dr.Jaydev & Hansaba, Shivanand, Bikram, Shri Pattabhi Jois.
From last 7 years as Kar Seva ,he has been giving free coaching sessions of Suryanamaskars, Yoga & Pranayam every Saturday. For elderly people he devised Chair Suryanamaskars (primarily for his mother) and also devised a unique and slowest form of Suryanamskar with Chakra meditation on Mantra music in Panchmahabhoot, the first of its kind Globally.
While pursuing course on Philosophy & Psychology of Yoga he wrote a thesis which turned out the best ever written by any student in the 35 years of course.
He is a Social activist in managing Beach & Beach Gardens, creation of Yoga Park. He keeps cultivating new hobbies like Golfing , riding his Harley Motorcycle, Paragliding, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Gymnastics, Aerial Yoga, Salsa, TRX, Martial Arts, Malkhamb.
YOGA For Wellbeing
Breathing with Ease, Moving with Grace
Priya is a Yoga Alliance and Independent Yoga Network accredited Teacher. With over 13 years teaching experience Qualified in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Level 2 Personal Fitness Trainer for Children. Indian Head Massage Practicioner & Mental Health First Aider. She is also a Health and Happiness Coach, with over 16 years experience working within Community Development Creating Healthier Happier people and places to live an independent happy lifestyle. Combining Coaching and the Philosophy of Yoga is her magic.
Pray is looking forward to welcoming you and practicing with you. She will guide you through your body, your breathing, your poses to make you feel healthier through Mind, Body and Soul.
Anuta Flying Fairy
Fly Yoga in aerial Yoga hammock
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria is a mind body soul coach and an award-winning creative dance expert with over 35 years of experience in the field of art, culture & entertainment.
Honey has been a spiritual seeker and meditator since she was a teenager, and regularly practices Samarpan Meditation which is part of Dhyan Yoga, taught by the Himalayan yogi Shiv Krupanand Swami. She has enjoyed studying many spiritual disciplines and yogic sciences ranging from Raja Yoga taught by Brahma Kumaris, Art of Living by Ravi Shankar, Vipassana by Goenka, Isha Kriya by Sadguru, Kundalini Yoga by Yogi Bhajan, Vedantic Spiritual practices as taught by Chinmaya Mission, as well as other Western practices such as Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation. She believes it is important to self-reflect, contemplate and grow spiritually to become a better human being.
Ancient Rajayoga-the solution to Current problems
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.
Philippa in conversation with Sister Jayanti
Philippa Blackham is a former Staff Reporter and Presenter for BBC Radio 4, (including 7 years as one of the voices of ‘Woman’s Hour’) and an award winning radio documentary maker. She is the co-ordinator of 100 Women of Spirit, which recognises the spiritual contribution to society made by women. She is ordained as an Interfaith Minister (OSIF) and currently works as a celebrant. She has studied Raja Yoga meditation with the Brahma Kumaris for nearly 40 years
Integral Yoga and Planetary Awakening
Kiara Windrider is an author, healer and therapist. He has trained in various forms of bodywork, breathwork, hypnotherapy, and shamanic healing. Kiara is an avid science researcher, exploring connections between galactic cycles, climate change, ancient history, quantum physics, human behaviour and spiritual awakening. He is currently focused on planetary healing using a system of anchoring divine light known as Ilahinoor.
He also teaches Inka shamanic practices, into which he was initiated by Don Juan Nunez del Prado. Kiara has worked with Egyptian, Huna and Sufi traditions, and is also rooted in Integral Yoga and the Advaita traditions of India.
The theme of this presentation will be Integral Yoga, presenting possibilities for integrating the fullness of human potential in our journey of personal and planetary awakening. We will end with a practice for facilitating this integration.
Kiara travels extensively, and is the author of several books, including Gaia Luminous, Homo Luminous, and Issa: Son of the Sun.
Nada Yoga – The Power of Sacred Sound
Shanti Shivani is a singer/nada yogini/sound healer, internationally acclaimed seminar leader and recording artist. She is one of the few Western pioneers bringing the sacred traditions of Nada Yoga and Dhrupad, the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music, to the West. She brings a wealth of vocal, meditative and movement experience to her classes. Since 1981, Shanti has been the disciple or parampara student of the premier family of the Dhrupad lineage, the Dagar family, who has been passing on the Dhrupad tradition for twenty generations.
On her quest for healing and self-realization through sound, she also studied with renowned Western musicians and sound healers such as Fabien Maman of the Academy of Sound, Colour and Movement. Frédérick Leboyer, the father of natural childbirth, with whom she collaborated for several years, was a key mentor for her, as he helped her understand the profound connection between voice, breath and movement.
Shanti also dedicated herself to learning different forms of movement disciplines (Hatha Yoga, Wholistic Body/Mind training, Qi Gong, Wu Chi, Tao Yin Fa, Unity in Motion) with acclaimed Asian, European and American teachers.
Amarjeet S Bhamra
Amarjeet S Bhamra
Yoga and Ayurveda Governance
Founder and Secretariat at All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Indian Traditional Sciences, Amarjeet is a prominent lecturer, practitioner and author on India’s Traditional Sciences. He has been instrumental in ensuring Ayurveda remains at the heart of the soft power alliances between India and the UK. On 18th April 2018, he oversaw the launch of a new Yoga Centre of Excellence and Indian Traditional Medicine by HRH Prince Charles and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a first-of-its kind global network for evidence-based research on Yoga and Ayurveda.
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. 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.
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Production Director – Dr Honey Kalaria
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Promotions Strategist – Varsha Mistry
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria and Anita Nomula
Host Team – Dr Lalit Sodha and Dr Honey Kalaria
Back Up Team – Deepa Vithlani, Renu Gidoomal, Dr Milen Shah, Mallesh Kota, Dr Sheila Dobee, Meena Trivedy, Shivali Ruparelia and Saivani Samboo
Facilitator Team – Sharron Rose and Kamlesh Patel
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Sanskruti, Simran Ahuja Official, Diwali in London, Bhakti Sagartv, Sunrise Radio UK and many more.