Sujata, a regular iGlobal columnist, is a Certified Health Coach and Professional Cancer Coach, who has been coaching her clients globally for 10 years. She guides busy people who have gone off track and lost balance to help improve their diet, lifestyle and mindset. Changes are made gradually, teaching what to do step-by-step so that healthy habits can be created to achieve wellness goals. Her passion is to help others improve their health, and she shares recipes and health tips to inspire people to start making changes. She provides both 1-2-1 consultations and also has a Wellness Membership Program with online consultations.
Ekta is the author of ‘The Voice of Kali’, a transformational book to invoke the inner warrior. Also, the co-founder of Author In Me, she is a speaker and seeker of Vedanta and ancient philosophies. She will be focussing on 10 powerful steps leading to complete inner transformation. These are the triggers that can help you reach your most empowered state. Tapping into this dimension can bring harmony, wisdom, healing and open untapped portals of creative energy and happiness; both in your professional and personal life.
Prapti Dutt, the owner of KeepWell Mantras, is a certified level three Personal Trainer, a Group Fitness instructor and an advanced clinical weight loss practitioner with over a decade’s of experience in fitness and wellness. She takes a particular interest in postpartum recovery and weight loss for women.
Sarah Eagger serves on the spirituality executive committees of both the World Psychiatry Association and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. She has practised Raja Yoga meditation for over 40 years and is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Her most recent publication is ‘Stillness in the Storm – 7 tools for coping with fear and uncertainty’.
Radhika, a regular iGlobal columnist, is a food consultant, nutritionist, recipe developer, digital content creator, based in London. She is a curator of bespoke culinary events for major companies and super markets, food and wine pairing. She is also a cultural insight specialist – offering insight and knowledge of South Asian diet and lifestyles, consumer and health behaviours. She conducts community-based culturally relevant workshops on diet, health, foods and recipes and focuses on diabetes prevention and heart health.
Fareeha Jay is a Registered Dietitian based in Plymouth. Got her master’s degree in Anthropology in 2004 and later became a dietitian in 2016 as a mature student. Working as a Diabetes Specialist .Delivering educational sessions to people newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Director of Lifestyle Change LTD and works as a freelance dietitian. Her work entails online consultations with South Asians all over the world and conducting workshops / talks to community groups and organisations on topics tailored to their needs. She is also a social media dietitian. Very active on all social media platforms. All her posts and videos are tailored around diet needs and lifestyle of South Asian communities.
Sharan is an inspirer, motivator and serial manifestor. As an Empowerment Life Coach & Intuitive Healer, Sharan empowers her clients, influencing major breakthroughs against life's challenges. In addition, Sharan helps clients reach their true potential in all areas of life. She has integrated 20 years of professional experience working in Corporate Banking with her 15 years of personal development experience. Being a natural psychic medium, she trained to become a Reiki Healer Master & Teacher, an Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner ®, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner®, Infinite Possibilities Trainer® & a Certified Life Coach.
Varsha Khatri, MA, SYT, MCMA, MFNTP, is the author of ‘Think Healthy Choose Healthy’. She is a qualified Nutritionist, a Senior Yoga Teacher, an Ayurvedic Health Specialist, and a Health Educator. She has spent over a decade helping others achieve their health goals through her holistic and empowering approach that is unique to her skillset. Varsha founded her own health and wellness business, Illuminated Health, in 2012. She uses techniques from both Eastern and Western health practices. Her private practice involves integrating both Western and Ayurvedic approaches to diet, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, and spirituality. She also teaches Yoga, provides nutrition consultations, and regularly runs health and wellbeing programmes to help people achieve their health goals.
Prash is an international Wellbeing & Leadership Consultant, Speaker and CEO of Stress To Success. He brings 25+ years' personal and corporate wellbeing, peak performance, stress-management and leadership experience. He has worked with HSBC, JP Morgan, Lloyds Banking Group, WeWork, the UK government and other global and local SMEs/SMBs and several start-ups. Prash's long-standing experience in wellbeing practices, emotional intelligence, mental, physical and personal growth has resulted in a unique coaching style, training and consulting that blends unconventional wisdom with real-world pragmatism.
Navin Kundra is an award winning singer/songwriter from Coventry, UK. The multi-lingual artist, who performs in English, Hindi and Punjabi has established himself as one of the strongest forces in the British Asian music industry by scoring 6 number 1 singles with a fresh blend of Pop/R&B and Indian musical influences. His songs have gained popularity across the world which has led him to perform shows in the UK, Holland, Spain, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Monaco, USA, Canada, Dubai, Turkey and South Africa, enabling him to cultivate a strong international fanbase. Navin has also broken a Guinness World record with his music, was invited to perform for the Royal Family at St James' Palace and performed at Wembley Stadium to 60,000 people during the Indian Prime Minister's first state visit to the UK. He has performed as a special guest vocalist on ""Strictly Come Dancing"" and won a British Soap Award for ""Scene Of The Year"" for his guest appearance in BBC Doctors, which featured his chart topping single, ""Mehbooba"". Throughout the pandemic, Navin has earned the title ""Lockdown Hero of Music"" as he continued to serve his audience by performing a free weekly livestream show, ""Saturday Night Live"". These shows have accumulated over a million views online with an audience tuning in each week from over 20 different countries. Navin is also an active supporter of many charities and is an ambassador of the British Asian Trust founded by HRH Prince Of Wales.
Dr Lad is a GP based in Birmingham and the South Asian Health Foundation trustee. He has been involved in several projects to improve mental health awareness within the South Asian community. Dr Lad is also a musician, who has shared his ideas at TEDxNHS and on BBC radio. He believes creativity and the arts can be powerful tools to reach communities and break the stigma around mental illness. During the pandemic, Dr Lad has been showcasing how people have used music to improve their mental health and will be continuing to explore this as we emerge from the pandemic.
As a wellness advocate, Shehnaaz is passionate about family wellness. She has taken self-development programmes, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is a Mental Health first aider. In December 2020, she ran an online Family Wellness Summit bringing together over 20 wellness professionals to share their knowledge and wisdom around physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Dr. Jaydeep Joshi, A qualified and well known experienced Ayurvedic Vaidyaraj, practicing as an Ayurvedic Consultant, Educator, Researcher Yoga, and well-being professional for the past 30 years. He draws on Person Centered and integrated approaches and offers the therapeutic balance of these approaches that will be most helpful for his clients. He has developed a particular specialism in enabling positive change with clients experiencing long term illness, co-morbid complex conditions, and extreme distress.
Lavina, a regular iGlobal columnist, is a 43-year-old award-winning Personal Trainer, Keynote Speaker and mum of three, awarded an MBE for services to health and fitness during Covid-19. Her mission is to help all ages Feel Good physically & mentally. She provided free twice-daily lockdown virtual workouts with her family to keep people of all ages healthy and mentally positive from home. She appears regularly on TV, Radio, Podcasts & events promoting the health benefits of exercise to treat, prevent and reduce risks of common chronic diseases & mental health benefits. Her slogan over the pandemic is to "Exercise for Sanity, not Vanity”. Lavina supports numerous charities, including Alzheimer's Society, Brain Tumour Research, Age UK, We Are Undefeatables, and was recently appointed Ambassador of Diabetes UK.
For the last 40 years, Jaymini has been a student, teacher, and experienced mediator with the Brahma Kumaris. Her life is one of simplicity and total dedication to the highest ideals. She has represented the Brahma Kumaris in many countries and is the primary coordinator for the community outreach in the UK. Since 1992, she has been directing the work of Brahma Kumaris Publications in London. For the first 10 years of her spiritual life, Jaymini lived and studied with the Late Administrative Head Dadi Janki. Dadi's intensive yet practical training instilled in her a deep sense of care for people at every level and a deep recognition of truth and love.
Anjli is a Lawyer, Learning & Development Professional, a Mother and Children's Yoga Teacher. She draws her learnings from her experiences. She believes solutions are not always one dimensional – they can consist of several different elements. Based on that, she has found the ultimate guide to personal development, a practical toolkit to build physical and mental strength and healing. Her aim is to share the wisdom of Yoga with relevance to today's world, with children, their families and communities.
Nitin Mehta was born in Kisumu, Kenya. He has lived in the UK for many years. He is a dedicated professional with an excellent reputation in organising cultural events. He is a passionate speaker on India's spiritual heritage as well as vegetarianism and veganism. He is also an active campaigner for animal rights. He was instrumental in setting up the first vegetarian society in Kenya, Mauritius, Paris, Lisbon, as well as New Delhi, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh in India. Apart from English, he speaks fluent Swahili, Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi. Nitin holds a degree in Sociology from Goldsmiths and is the owner of an auto parts business.
Rajiv is a Pharmacist, Health Coach & Functional Medicine Educator. Using the concepts of functional medicine, he coaches people on how to reverse chronic health conditions without using pharmaceutical drugs and getting to the root causes of disease. He believes it's merits as a great alternative to modern medicine. For example, he has helped over 50 people reverse metabolic syndrome (type 2 diabetes, raised cholesterol & high blood pressure) using this alternative approach to modern medicine.
Through a careful and structured approach and research, Sonali and Shaf created Body Plot after experiencing their own health journeys. Sonali overcame obesity and chronic ill health, lost 60 pounds whilst Shaf overcame major surgeries, and prolonged back pain and sciatica. The passion for qualifying and helping others feel the joy of good health gave birth to – Body Plot.
A hospitality professional with over a decade of experience, who combines wellness and everyday life in all aspects from mantra meditation, Ayurvedic cooking, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and lifestyle. Representing OmNom restaurant and Studio.
Priya is passionate about coaching and has a genuine desire to assist others in leading a life of success, excellence and, most importantly, mental wellbeing. She aims to support every individual overcome anxiety and show them there is a life full of possibilities. She qualified as an NLP [Neuro Linguistic Programming] Practitioner, Master Practitioner in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis and Master NLP Coach. Priya's passion for working with children led her to be eligible as a Behavioural Optometrist in 2016. She pursues her passion to understand emotional development further by completing her Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Face the Fear programmes in Rhythmic Movement Training. Priya has since become an accredited facilitator of SFSC (strengthening families, strengthening communities), an evidence-based parenting programme in January 2020 and is also a certified facilitator of iheart (innate health education and resilience training).
Claire is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant and Author. She holds a Masters in music and combines her knowledge of the chakras of the body with her love of music to create deeply relaxing and restorative Sound Baths. She has found that her unique approach of combining Ayurvedic lifestyle and food guidance alongside Ayurvedic herbs has helped to treat and rebalance the mind and body of countless clients.
Manisha empowers people to make better food choices and lead healthier lifestyles without fad diets and enjoying the foods they enjoy, which is more sustainable long term.
Kripa Dewani (15 Min Mom) holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry & an innate passion for researched evidence on what to eat & how to eat it. Kripa's family-friendly 15-minute recipes are not just delicious but hold a balance of nutrients to provide what she calls the "fuel 4". Predominantly using plant-based ingredients, Kripa's recipes work hard in feeding the gut and keeping the gut happy. A happy gut can be a start to aiding with numerous health diseases but more excitedly, with research at its peak in this field, a happy gut can contribute to a happy mind & vice versa. She shares all things food science regularly with her 51k followers on Instagram.
Angelique is a multi-award-winning dance and fitness instructor. Dance is her passion. She teaches Bollywood dance to kids and adults and also Bollywood fitness and Zumba. After surviving breast cancer last year, she is even more motivated to help others keep fit in body and mind.
Ranjan Amin has been a Practitioner of Ayurveda over 10 years, based in London, treating a whole range of illnesses including Covid-19 recovery. Ranjan uses the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine to manage type 2 diabetes, digestion, IBS, and other gut problems as well. By combining gentle Ayurvedic foods & herbs, meditation, Yoga, together with establishing Ayurvedic lifestyles and regimen, Ayurvedic Health London further makes it possible for patients to reduce and recover from Covid-19, with a focus on Managing Long Term Covid through Ayurveda.
Dr Deepa Apte is a medical doctor, an Ayurvedic practitioner and a Yoga teacher, originally from India and now based in London. She is the Founder and Director of the award-winning company Ayurveda Pura Ltd. Her Ayurveda Pura Academy trains individuals to qualify as Ayurvedic therapists, Yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners. She runs seminars and lectures widely in the medical and wellbeing community globally.
Ush Dhanak is one of Australia's leading experts on emotional intelligence, EQ coach and trainer and a popular keynote speaker at events around the world. She's the founder and CEO of Emotional Quotient (EQ) Academy, the online hub for emotional intelligence courses in Australia. She also works with schools to teach emotional intelligence skills and supports HR departments to get the best from their employees. Born in the UK, Ush is a lawyer and barrister by trade. After moving to Sydney 16 years ago, she worked as a lawyer for top-tier law firms, and then moved into Head of HR roles.
Gaby is the Town Councillor for Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and a qualified coach, who works to support and empower people with confidence, self-awareness, self-expression, decision making, finding a purpose, moving forward, and generally creating a new future. She has a Nursing and Education background, predominantly teaching undergraduate paramedics and nursing students and working for the NHS 111 service.
Kamu Palan runs authentic and personalised Yoga plus Mudra classes daily. She offers virtual one-to-one and group sessions. Kamu incorporates asanas, mudras, pressure points, hints on foods, chakras and much more.
Rahim supports clients to have positive and meaningful relationships with their digital world. He holds a BSc in Psychology as well as being a qualified NLP [Neuro Linguistic Programming] and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. The demands of our constantly 'switched-on’ lives have over us – both at work and home – often leave us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Having overcome several behavioural and substance addictions of his own, he finds many alarming similarities with the effect our digital lives have on our mental health. His passion for this subject has led him to a career as a Digital Wellbeing Coach.
Katja Patel is a Yoga teacher and Yoga teacher trainer with the British Wheel of Yoga [BWY], with further training in pregnancy and restorative Yoga. Katja is a qualified Ayurvedic massage therapist for pregnancy and postpartum and Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Consultant. Her emphasis is on empowering women to live a holistic life. Katja was introduced into Ayurveda by Shri Balaji Tambe 25 years ago and has attended regular seminars and workshops. In London, Katja is studying with Dr Deepa Apte.
Anita Goyal MBE is the Chair and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation, and the Hallmark Foundation. She is the Vice President of Barnardo’s, Patron of Binti and an Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society. In 2021, Anita was invested with an MBE in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List for services to Diversity and Female Empowerment. She is an award-winning philanthropist, community champion and author of Voices from Punjab and Voices from Gujarat. She is the vice president of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the UK (WICCI) and chair of the care sector fundraising ball in Championing Social Care. Anita spent twenty years teaching science and was an Assistant Headteacher. Anita completed her MA in Special and Inclusive Education and is now pioneering personal development workshops in schools across the UK. She is committed about making a difference and believes in doing everything with passion and purpose.
Azmina's passion is to empower people with her 5 Keys of Freedom to be YOU, so you can be happy, fulfilled and at peace. She is an author, a speaker a personal development trainer and coach. Over the last 20 years, she has helped hundreds to overcome their fears, live a life they deserve and desire. Her work has spanned from working with youths, businesses and seniors.
Having experienced first-hand the power of nutrition and a balanced lifestyle in bringing back her mother from stage 4 cancer, Kajal embarked on a journey of becoming a wellness chef and nutritional expert. She started by creating her own recipes using ancient healing ingredients, some of which are now known as superfoods and brought to a plate as a piece of art. ??With more than 28 years of experience, she runs online wellbeing programs, workshops, supper clubs, wellbeing retreats.
Pauli Price is the Founder of wellbeing brand Mindfully Pauli, a mental health and wellbeing champion. His work supports mental, physical and emotional health through transformational Yoga and Pranayama (breath coaching), meditation, mentoring and coaching. As a qualified Yoga teacher and certified breath coach he delivers talks on mental health, burnout, stress management and the power of breathing. He also runs Yoga Wellbeing Retreats in the UK and Turkey, plant-based gourmet supper clubs and cookery workshops with his partner, the wellbeing chef and founder of Kajal's Healthy Kitchen.
Dr Ramesh Pattni is a theologian and psychologist, holds three master’s degrees and has doctorate in Yoga Psychology from the University of Oxford and also tutors at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He is also a Trustee and the Vice President of the Chinmaya Mission UK, a worldwide spiritual organisation where he teaches spirituality. He is the Vice President (South) of the Hindu Forum Britain and has been actively involved in representing the Hindu perspective at the national level for understanding and action. He has been recently appointed to the Trust Board of the Hindu Education Board that advocates and facilitates the teaching of Hinduism in schools in the UK. He works as a counsellor and psychotherapist assisting people to regain mental wellbeing and resilience. He was recently awarded an OBE for services to interfaith and the Hindu community in the UK, by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list.
Ush is an online Health and Wellness Coach specialising in Female Fitness for South Asian communities. She helps women overcome emotional eating and promote fat loss through mindset, fitness and nutrition coaching.
Pav Kalsi is an award-winning Specialist Diabetes Dietitian, with two decades of experience working in the NHS, private practice and charity sector. Pav’s key achievements include leading on Type 2 diabetes prevention policy and developing digital interventions to improve diabetes management. Pav is passionate about raising awareness about diabetes and improving health within the South Asian community, specifically strategies that involve behaviour change. She takes a holistic approach to healthcare and is a firm believer that with the right education and support, people can be empowered to lead full, happy and healthy lives. She has made several media appearances, including BBC, ITV and Sky news, acted as an advisor to several TV shows, spoken at All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes and spoken at national healthcare professional conferences.
As a previously senior corporate employee in a demanding investment banking role and mother of 2 who suffered from postnatal depression, She found the solution that allowed her to flourish in those roles as well as find herself again. She is fully qualified Personal Trainer and a transformation coach who revels in helping people to find their best again. Her mission and passion is not only to help you get into the best shape of your life physically and mentally, but so you can maintain it, FOR LIFE.
Jyoti is a cyclical living mentor, Yoga teacher and holistic wellness practitioner. She left her teaching job to go back to India and learn Yoga, to become a Yoga teacher. She is passionate about empowering her clients to create an intentional and authentic life that is happening for them and not to them.
On 1st August 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee made history by becoming the first British Indian woman to win the title of Miss England which comes with the opportunity of representing England at Miss World. Less than 12 hours after winning, Bhasha started her new job as a Junior Doctor at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston Lincolnshire . During her reign, the Coronavirus pandemic hit the world , which prevented the organisers from crowning a new winner , so the 2020 final was not held . Now Bhasha has made history again by becoming the LONGEST SERVING MISS ENGLAND WINNER EVER ! Bhasha came to England aged 9 as an immigrant family and shared a house with other families on arrival. Bhasha lives and works as a Junior Doctor in Derby .Bhasha holds two medical degree’s which she obtained at Nottingham University and has an IQ of 146 making her officially a “Genius”. Since winning the Miss England title, Bhasha has supported Diabetes UK as her Beauty with a Purpose Project in Miss World after revealing her own father suffers from the disease and almost lost his eyesight . Bhasha took her Diabetes Campaign in to schools to promote the importance of eating less sugar. “ I believe Diabetes is preventable if we educate our younger generation ” said Bhasha before she started her project in October 2019.
Neela is a qualified complementary holistic therapist. (Member of Federation of Holistic Therapy and fully insured) she has over 14 years of experience. She was experienced volunteer Complementary therapist at East Cheshie Hospice and Macmillan centre in Macclesfield, she also volunteers at Age UK as an administrator and help dementia patients to do chair exercises and relaxed breathing. She is fully qualified therapist, and offer a selection of treatments, Indian Head massage, Swedish Body massage, Aromatherapy, Crystal therapy, Hot stone massage. She is also a Reiki Master practitioner. “The secret of good massage lies in the combination of rhythm, pressure, continuity and focused contact. A massage should be like music, with one stroke flowing into next.”
Avanti Pethe, is a Hatha Yoga teacher with the Isha foundation and an architect by profession. She did her first Isha programme when she was 10 years old and has been actively involved with the foundation since completing her teacher training program in 2015. She has conducted over 500 programs and across India, the UK and Europe.
Dr Bharat Pankhania has widespread experience of advising on national communicable disease control action plans at national and international level. As a senior Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Dr Pankhania coordinated complex and very sensitive look back exercises, where there had been laboratory errors or hospital exposure of patients to infections, these are major national exercises and very sensitive operations. Dr Pankhania introduced the use of timely and accurate surveillance date to produce Quarterly Health Protection Reports to local stake holders. A driver for early recognition of infectious disease trends and timely actions. Dr Pankhania qualified from the Welsh Nation Schools of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales and a trained as a General Practitioner in 1989. Thereafter he did further training in Respiratory Medicine. Having had experience of both Primary and Secondary Care, Dr Pankhania realised that to make a bigger contribution to people`s health, primary prevention of illness was important, thus he trained in Public Health Medicine and thereafter did further training in infectious diseases and Communicable Disease Control. He worked as a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, for local authorities, the newly created Health Protection Agency and subsequently Public Health England.
Dr Sumita Prajapati is a Doctor of Global repute recognised by clients and medical Practitioners internationally. She is an MD (Ayurved) from famous Poddar Ayurvedic medical college and Research Center Mumbai. After completing studies in Western & Ayurvedic medicines in Mumbai. A Pulse reading Wizard , she practices at several clinics in the city with Thousands of clients benefiting from her recommendations .She accrued experience of 22 years as practitioner of Ayurvedic Pulse Reader, worked extensively in Mumbai, India, USA, Canada, London, Tanzania, Dubai and European Countries with more than 3 lac patients. regularly invited in western Countries for Pulse Reading, diet, lifestyle advise and conducting speeches on Ayurvedic Benefits for Healthy living.
Areas of Expertise:
Exceptional results in high blood sugar, difficulty in conceiving, Digestive imbalances, Stress Management, Thyroid imbalance, Skin healing, Pimples, joints problems, Hair fall, Obesity, children’s issues and Hormonal Imbalance. Produced remarkable measurable results in Challenging cases of high Cholesterol & Triglycerides, arthritis, excess Heat and Toxins related Problems Asthma, Women’s Health, Fertility, Skin Conditions and Hair Loss. She wrote her thesis on Diabetes. Hundreds of babies are born across the globe in challenging cases of Infertility
Anand is a certified Yoga Instructor, Mobility Specialist & Sport Massage Therapist at Hot Yoga Nottingham. He truly believe Yoga was the missing piece in his life, it was always so close and now he had the opportunity to delve into the vastness of this spiritual practice. I embraced the physical and spiritual practice especially Suryanamaskars (Sun Salutations) in the mornings and how his mind and body felt in unison. The energy of the Sun illuminated his soul and gave him purpose, direction and uplifted his spiritually. He understands that yoga is a way of life and each day his interest in the development of the self grows and Yoga is the key that is guiding him to understand the true nature of his inner being! His role is to serve society and bring truth seekers together. This is where my heart feels at home.
Rupin helps parents invite more loving connection into the relationships with their children, themselves and everyone around them. Combining Western psychotherapeutic understanding with Eastern mindfulness practices, he provides parents with the tools to bring mindful presence into every moment. His training has been with ‘New York Times’ bestselling author Dr Shefali.
Ronnie Rich is a former Fat Banker turned CEO/founder of FITBANKER - As former Vice President at JP Morgan living what he thought was the definition of success, very quickly found his busy and “not-so-stressful lifestyle” as a banker combined with what he thought was his healthy traditional Indian vegetarian nutrition/upbringing, led to him being significantly overweight. While still very physically resilient - Ronnie was unable to lose weight no matter what he tried, and also wasn’t emotionally resilient - and realised this after the loss of a loved one when he & his wife had a miscarriage, that led to him stressing with heart palpitations and ended up being hospitalised. While they lost a baby, this moment was the birth of Ronnie’s Health & Leadership journey, as he began to question everything about health:
• Why do we eat what we eat? What role or function does our food play? Is being Vegetarian or Vegan really healthy?
• What causes obesity and fat, and how do we reverse it?
• How do we boost energy, strength & reverse our age?
All these led to Ronnie studying nutrition, health & fitness and aspects of Ayurveda - and deepening his personal development journey, and the launch of FITBANKER. Today with hundreds of lives transformed globally through his model of Transformative Health - across 26 countries, FITBANKER now empowers people to Transform their lives beginning with their health and onward to develop their personal leadership with FITBANKER as coaches on a Mission to Transform a Billion Lives through Education, not Medication. Ronnie also runs an annual 9-day leadership summit on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Reena was successfully elected as one of the three District Councillors for Moor Park & Eastbury in May 2014. She previously ran as a County Council Candidate 2013 and was a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2017 General Election. She addressed the delegates at the Conservative Party Conference in 2017 on the topic of “Fighting Injustices” and was appointed co-chair of the Conservative Friends of India in 2020 Reena is Chairman and Co-Founder of Women Empowered, a grass roots, social initiative that aims to inspire and help women make the best of their individual talents and skills by connecting with successful and inspirational women and to help them make the most of their abilities and help them gain new opportunities through a variety of events. The group is championed and supported by prominent women and men from all walks of life, from politics to media, from finance to music.www.womenempowered.co.uk . It also consists of a charitable arm based on the donation of time an service and an online blog. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list for services to BAME women Reena has worked within her family business for almost 20 years. She has worked in variety of roles, always close to the heart of activity she has been involved closely from both operational and strategic aspects Reena is a TedX speaker and has contributed to a variety of Asian media newspapers and radio.
Jay Rughani, a Mindset and Sound Practitioner as well as a Business Mentor in Emotional Intelligence. Through a holistic approach she embraces the art and science of NLP coaching, hypnotherapy, mindfulness and vibrational sound therapy, to work with the whole person – the body, mind and emotion – to promote optimal wellbeing, reducing stress, anxiety and having a positive and healthy outlook to all aspects of one’s life. She also run workshops on various aspects of mindfulness, the mind body connection and 8 pillars of optimum wellbeing, as well as regular online sound baths.
Priti is the founder of Multi- Award winning UK based Event Management and Luxury Wedding Planning company - Priti Raichura Events. And the company provides planning, design and event management services for luxury, bespoke weddings, private parties and corporate events. Food is something that is close to her heart – she has excellent contacts with caterers and as a ‘foodie’ herself, she understands the importance of good quality cuisine for all occasions. In fact, such is her breadth knowledge about the Indian food industry, that she often hosts the BBC Curry show on Radio Leicester. She also regularly appears on radio and television in her capacity as a wedding expert and party planner; most notably as the BBC Radio Leicester’s bridal expert and as the Wedding Guru for the Pukaar Magazine in which she writes for regularly. As an award winning business woman with a reputation for excellence, she is regularly a speaker at weddings conducting the role of Master of Ceremonies on request by her clients. She is also a freelance broadcaster for Pukaar News, BBC Radio Leicester, Sanskar Radio and has also worked as a presenter for MATV and Aastha International TV.
Sanjay Rughani, Senior Consultant and Founder at Sterling Professional Finance established 20 years ago with his wife Jay Rughani. He brings to the table sound finance advise, Debt raising options particularly in the property sector, including facilities for Commercial, Residential Investments & Portfolio Funding, Development, whilst suggesting Short Term Bridging Finance especially when purchasing from an Auction, Doing Refurbishment or when conventional lending is unavailable.
Additionally, he consults on Business Funding to include, Unsecured Cashflow, Invoice Discounting & Factoring, Asset Finance, Equity & Cash flow management skills, to both SME’s and fast-growth businesses.
He is also as an Investor and Non-Executive Director, An experienced entrepreneur, skilled negotiator, and business planner, he consults on a variety of funding options for SMEs & corporates, including the healthcare sector.
Sanjay has also a passion to help in the community being a Trustee, where he is involved with Various Charity’s & SEWA organisations
Arundhati Rajesh is an Inner Engineering teacher with the Isha Foundation, with a degree in political science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Since participating in her first Isha programme in 2010, Arundhati has supported the foundation in a variety of roles, ranging from coordinating large-scale programmes and events to conducting around 150 programmes over the last 5 years. She completed her teacher training with Isha in 2015 and has taught extensively across India, the UK and Europe.
Raspreet infuses embodiment, inner healing and practical strategies for people from ethnic minorities, aligned with their purpose and unique energetic signature for a healthier and sustainable approach to manifesting. As a former Pharmacist, she blends the world of science and intuition to teach people to understand energy and create lasting change. Raspreet is a revolutionary leader who believes in consistently challenging the status quo by calling forth the highest truth on self-empowerment, ethical, inclusive and embodied manifesting practices and coaching. Through her work, she facilitates people worldwide eliminate self-doubt, release expectations that dilute their dreams, and step into the life they know they were meant to live.
Dr Ambika Sampat is the Co-Founder of FITBANKER, a global online health transformation platform committed to eradicating lifestyle disease and transforming a billion lives. She leads the Coaches Programme and the Healthy Relationships programme in FITBANKER, dedicated to human beings unleashing their unlimited potential. Ambika has a Doctorate in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Born and raised in Zambia, she is a global citizen who has lived across four continents and delivered numerous talks on international platforms across multiple geographies on health, investing, and leadership. She believes her legacy is love, the core essence of what it is to “Be Human”.
Mala has been practising Yoga for over 20 years. She trained in India as a Yoga Therapist for four years and now sees clients in her London based studio. Her approach when working with clients is “find the stillness, no healing can take place without calming the central nervous system”. When she's not seeing clients, she makes bespoke candles for small business.
Sunita is the creator behind ‘The Jai Jais’, a growing collection of books and resources for children centred around Hindu mythology. She has been a speech and language therapist for over 22 years. Sunita's specialism is bilingualism. She is the National Advisor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy. She delivers training to the NHS and educational and private establishments on supporting bilingual children, with communication difficulties. Sunita has her own independent practice for over 15 years, and has a passion for helping children and families.
Neil Shah is the Founder of International Wellbeing Insights and Chief De-Stressing Officer of the Stress Management Society. He is the author of Amazon #1 best-seller 'Turning Negatives into Positives – An Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming' and 'The 10-Step Stress Solution'. He is a renowned media personality on well-being, appearing regularly on BBC Breakfast, BBC Five Live and Sky Sunrise.
Shaileen Shah is a Happiness Coach, Speaker and Trainer. He is certified in the Science of Happiness and shares through Happy Life Habits, a business for good. Happy Life Habits aims to positively impacts happiness & well-being levels by creatively and uniquely combining personal development with the Science of Happiness and Spirituality. Shaileen prides himself as the first in the world to be certified by both Greater Good Science Centre (GGSC) and Museum of Happiness (MoH)! He is also a volunteer with various organisations including Tony Robbins Seminars, Young Jains, Veerayatan, Service Space, among others.
After spending the first 10 years of his life in Kenya, he completed his degrees at Goldsmith's College, University of London, to continue his career in the art & creative field. A few years on, the seeds of ArtKulture were embedded. And now, he uses art as a tool for mindfulness where the strokes and concepts of creativity support mental wellbeing.
Vinay has been a litigator for over 20 years. He is managing director of Garner & Hancock one of oldest firms in West London established in 1884. He is a notary and sits on a number id charity boards. He is an author of various legal books. His specialism is wealth preservation and protection strategies.
Sarita left the corporate world in 2019 to pursue a path in the realm of health and wellness. She is now a full time yoga teacher whose interest lies in a holistic way of living, placing equal importance of physical and mental health. Sarita trained in India and is now a London based teacher specialising in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga, as well and pranayama and meditation. She is a big believer in the way the mind and emotions affects the body so places much importance on withdrawing our senses inwards to find that place of peace. The aim of incorporating a regular yoga practice into your lifestyle is so one can see the effects of it (more clarity, less reactive, more lighter..) seeping into other areas of life; work, relationships, family etc.
Akash Vaghela is an author, entrepreneur and coach, who's spent the last ten years transforming bodies and lives around the world, and in May 2017, founded RNT Fitness to serve this purpose. His vision is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of the physical as the vehicle to unlock their potential, and do something remarkable in their lives. He’s the author of the best-selling book Transform Your Body Transform Your Life, host of the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, has been featured in the likes of Men’s Health and BBC, and regularly speaks nationally and internationally on all things transformation.
British-born Practitioner Geeta Vara brings the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda to her clinic, coaching, workshops, wellness retreats and in her book 'Ayurveda – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Wellbeing', published in June 2018. Geeta helps her clients to resolve a host of complaints and health conditions through herbs, diet, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, therapeutic treatments, Yoga, breathing and meditation and more. As a spirited traveller and a passionate cook, her mission is to promote conscious living and empower her clients to be the healthiest version of themselves. Her vision is to make Ayurveda accessible and understandable, without compromising authenticity.
Whilst living in the UK Nilam was a Foster Carer, an Optical Illusion Artist, Wellbeing Facilitator, Hypnotherapist and a Fitness Professional supporting special needs schools, sports centres and within local community groups as an Adult Tutor delivering Yoga exercise and Wellbeing. Nilam Wright a.k.a. Saucy Spice Sister is now demystifying the art of Indian cooking through humour. As Co-Founder of Curry On Cooking Ltd, a UK-based company featured on BBC's Countryfile & Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun, she also specialises in offering innovative award-winning all-natural “The Great British Curry” recipes to avoid obesity and diabetes. Since moving to Spain in 2010, Nilam divides her free time volunteering as a Guardian Angel Mentor supporting single parents and a Listener for the Samaritans.