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FACILITATORS OF THE RETREAT

RAMANJIT Garewal Ramajit Garewalis a Master of yoga and has been teaching classical, traditional and the art of Hatha yoga for more than 20 years. He presently teaches at The Yoga House, a destination for the health conscious in Mumbai, India. His teachers have been: Life, Nature and the Universal Self present in all of us. Thirst, hunger, longing, to know the Self, to realize the Divine, by attaining kaivalya (liberation) have pulled him to yoga.

SAMANTA Duggal Samanta Duggal has trained at the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy at Kerala, and is certified in Yoga Therapy by the Yoga Vidhya Dham, Nasik.  She is adept in Advanced Thai Body Work techniques, and has been practicing it for 8 years. Her approach to yoga is an integration of  Sivananda, bihar school, yoga therapy, Vinyasa Krama, yin yoga and restorative practices with usage of props when needed. Her class formats always include yoga asana, pranayama, relaxation , mudras and meditative aspects of the practice. She studied the ancient art of Vedic Chanting at the Krishanamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, in 2007. Samanta is also a practitioner of Foot Reflexology, certified in Wat Po, Thailand. She practices Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Therapy that she studied at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Kerala. She also trained here in Ayurvedic Pregnancy Care and Baby Care.

GRAZILIA KhatriDr Grazilia Khatri is a homoeopath, nutritionist and a wellness coach. She endorses yoga as a way of life. She is also trained in Pilates from UK based Michael King. She is the Editorial Advisor to Complete Wellbeing Magazine. Her style of yoga includes a blend of all the different aspects of yoga that have appealed to her from the different schools that she has been exposed to. Having done her graduation in medicine, she realized that the limitations of mainstream medicine are many and yoga in synergy with other complementary therapies can help in both, prevention as well as cure.

KAMNA DesaiKamna Desai is a clinical dietician, sports nutritionist and diabetes educator with 11 years experience. She topped the Mumbai University while graduating in Food Science and Quality Control. She works as a corporate dietician, advising and planning cafeteria meals and overseeing the kitchen hygiene. She has set up a forum for dieticians in Mumbai known as Nutrition Quest which is a CNE (Continuous Nutrition Education) program. She firmly believes that "Let food be thy medicine; only when you eat healthy, you stay healthy". She loves to tend a garden in her spare time. Her hobbies also include experimenting with crochet and handicrafts.

Therapists from METTAA Foot Spa: Mettaa Foot Spa LogoThe massages at the retreat are by therapists from this unique spa, where sightless magic is offered. Every therapist at Mettaa is a visually impaired individual who has been expertly such that their hands see even further than eyes. Mettaa is a Pali word that translates as "loving kindness". Reflexology is the act of applying pressure to the feet with specific finger, and hand techniques on "reflex points" that relate to specific organs and glands in the body. A session with these therapists is guaranteed to reduce stiffness, improve immunity and accelerate mental, physical and spiritual healing.