Experts

From renowned Ayurvedic Doctors with lineage of multigenerational family practitioners to Yoga and Meditation gurus from the traditional Bihar School of Yoga to expert Chefs trained in world cuisine and Ayurvedic principles of healthy eating, Ananda’s wellness experts bring decades of expertise and passion for curating transformational journeys.
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Dr Sreelal Sankar

Senior Ayurvedic Physician
Born to a family of traditional Ayurvedic physicians in North Kerala, Dr Sreelal graduated in Ayurveda from V.P.S.V. Ayurveda College, Kottakkal and subsequently completed a post graduate degree in Bioinformatics from IBAB, Bangalore. With 20 years of experience, he has been associated with major institutions and hospitals, and has conducted significant lab research work in Ayurveda and applications of bioinformatics in Ayurveda.
Specialisations
Specialist for Musculo- Skeletal issues, Metabolic Disorders, Auto Immune disorders
Highlights
A member of Ayurveda Medical Association of India (AMAI) and Quality Council of India (QCI)
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Dr. Naresh Perumbuduri

Senior Ayurvedic Physician
Naresh hails from a traditional fourth-generation Ayurveda family in Southern India. Graduated from S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka and followed with an M.D. in Ayurveda from Dr. N.R.S. Ayurvedic Medical College, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh India, Dr. Naresh has done extensive research in several psychological and physiological health issues. Dr. Naresh went on to practice and learn Ayurveda under many eminent Ayurvedic scholars across India and is experienced in Panchakarma.
Specialisations
Specialist for Hormonal Health, Neurological disorders, Reproductive Health
Highlights
Panchakarma, auto-immune disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBS, PCOS, and remedies for Male infertility.
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Dr Harilal M M

Ayurvedic Physician
Dr Harilal is from a traditional Ayurvedic family situated in Southern Kerala. With over ten years of experience in the Ayurvedic sciences, he has practised in many parts of India under different gurus. He completed his graduation from Sree Narayana Institute of Ayurvedic Studies & pursued a Diploma in Yoga from Sivandha Yoga Vidhya Peedam. Dr Harilal is greatly interested in Ayurvedic herbs and their medicinal uses, & studied Ayurveda Medicinal Preparation, Thriruvanthapuram Ayurveda College.
Specialisations
Musculo-skeletal diseases, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, skin diseases
Highlights
High success rate in treating IBS and Rheumatoid Arthritis and expert in Panchakarma
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Dr Jitender Uniyal

TCM Doctor
Dr. Jitendra Uniyal is a renowned specialist in alternative healing with a remarkable twenty-year career. As a doctor and professor of Traditional East Asian therapies, he specializes in Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Cupping. With a diverse background spanning Europe, Canada, Sri Lanka, and India, Dr. Uniyal brings a unique perspective to diagnosing and treating chronic health issues. He holds degrees in Ayurveda, Reiki, and other healing modalities, enhancing his expertise.
Specialisations
Acupuncture, Cupping, and Moxibustion have shown remarkable results in treating autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, nerve and spine-related pain, cervical issues, and limited hip mobility
Highlights
A philanthropist at heart, Dr. Uniyal has selflessly provided healing services to those in need worldwide, including areas affected by the tsunami as a member of Oxfam.
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Dr Manashi Sarma

TCM Doctor
Dr Sarma did her Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences from Sant Hirdaram Medical College, Bhopal, India. She then went to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she mastered Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Cupping Therapy, and received training in gua sha therapy and other Oriental modalities. Dr Sarma has additionally completed a course in Sujok Therapy from Indore. She has a deep knowledge of Traditional Chinese herbs & a commitment to research.
Specialisations
Specialised in Diabetes Mellitus type 2 reversal, Obesity management, Hormonal Imbalance in female, Alopecia areata, Stress Management, Insomnia, Pain Management.
Highlights
Pulse diagnosis, Tongue Diagnosis, Auricular Acupuncture, Electro acupuncture, Gua Sha therapy, Sujok therapy
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Malati Mehrish

Head - Yoga & Meditation
A yoga practitioner for over two decades, Malati has a commitment to bring alive the science of yoga for health, harmony, positivity, & fulfillment. She studied multiple courses at the Bihar School of Yoga and also has a BSc & a Marketing MBA. As a yoga therapist & teacher she has taught groups, individuals, schools, sportspersons, businessmen, children, seniors, and terminally ill people. She has anchored yoga outreach programs across Karnataka & compiled and edited books on yoga.
Specialisations
Has taught at YTTC for five years- a range of subjects including Shad Darshana, Tantra, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga & Yoga Vidya
Highlights
Pursued several courses at the Bihar School of Yoga- Progressive Yoga Training, Yoga Teachers Training Programme, Kriya Yoga Course
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Reema Saikia

Consultant - Yoga & Meditation
Reema Saikia is a Yoga Expert and therapist at Ananda in the Himalayas. With a Masters degree in Yogic Sciences, Reema has a total teaching experience of over 15 years and has been a practitioner for over 20 years. She trained at the renowned Bihar School of Yoga and has conducted several yoga retreats and workshops in India and abroad. Asanas, breathwork (pranayama), meditation, shatkriyas & philosophy are an integral part of her teaching repertoire.
Specialisations
Inspired by Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga, Reema guides each session through a systematic process of building strength, stamina, awareness & stillness with dynamic asana practice, empowering connection with the body & with subtle energies within and around.
Highlights
Facilitator - Meditation at YTTC (Yoga teacher training course)
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Sandeep Agarwala

Consultant - Yoga & Meditation
Sandeep Agarwala completed his Masters in Yoga Physiology from the prestigious Bihar School of Yoga in 2005. He then taught in Bihar Yoga centers in different parts of the country. Sandeep first joined Ananda in the Himalayas as a Yoga Instructor in 2009 working with our guests from across the world for 5 years. He subsequently worked abroad establishing the Yoga and wellness practice in a wellbeing centre. With this rich experience, Sandeep rejoined Ananda in 2016 as the Head of Yoga
Specialisations
Traditional yoga, believes in the symphony of asanas, yogic cleansing, conscious breath work and mindfulness to create a unique balance
Highlights
Introduced the Ananda Dhyana meditation program, guiding individuals towards meditative awareness
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Niranjan Das

Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Niranjan Das is a traditional Hatha yoga and meditation practitioner from Rishikesh, India. He has a Masters in yogic science from S-VYASA and 15+ years of experience as a yoga practitioner in health and wellness resorts across geographies. Niranjan believes yoga can improve all aspects of life- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. By adopting yoga as a way of living individuals can achieve good health, happiness, and harmony in their life with vast range of traditional yogic practices.
Specialisations
Creates customized yoga sessions based on individual’s needs & capacities- including proper alignment of yoga asanas, specific practices of pranayama, & time-tested meditations. His unique style blends ancient yogic philosophy with modern science.
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Karthik Jayakumar

Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Karthik is an experienced Yoga & Meditation teacher who learned Classical Yoga & Advance Yogic Studies from Bihar School of Yoga. He is a certified yoga wellness coach from Atmadarshan Yogashram. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering which helped him amalgamate his technical acumen with classical yogic wisdom. He believes that yoga can contribute to the community's wellness. Previously, Karthik has taught yoga in various ashrams, institutes and corporates in Bangalore.
Specialisations
Giving lifestyle recommendations & integrating yogic practices into daily routines. Shatkarma, Vedic chanting, various meditative techniques & bringing a perfect balance between the physical & mental aspects of yoga through Hatha & Raja yoga.
Highlights
Lifetime Yoga Prashikshak Member of Indian Yoga Association
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Chef Diwaker Balodi

Director of Cuisine and Food & Beverage
Chef Diwaker Balodi is the Director of Cuisine & F&B at Ananda in the Himalayas, and an expert on Ayurvedic & wellness cuisine. Diwaker has been at the forefront of the wellness cuisine at Ananda, since joining the destination spa in 2015. He prefers cooking with locally sourced ingredients, packing in maximum flavours into the nutritious meals. His personal philosophy is to pair seasonal ingredients together that work in conjunction with each other to nourish the body from within.
Specialisations
Chef Diwaker brings to the fore his experience of mastering the Indian and continental cuisine, presented in a framework of using fresh produce and ayurvedic herbs, sourced from the Ananda herb gardens.
Highlights
Alumnus of the prestigious Oberoi Centre, Chef Diwaker has worked with Chef at 360° at the Oberoi, New Delhi, The Oberoi Mumbai, and the Trident Cochin
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Chef Arun Kala

Executive Chef
Chef Arun is the Executive Sous Chef at Ananda, with two decades of culinary experience overseas and in India. From a budding chef at Oberoi Hotels, to working in fine dining restaurants in the US, London & Delhi, his wellness journey landed him at Ananda in 2014. His culinary academics include a Bachelors from Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Pastry College from Florida US, & French Classical cuisine from DGF France.
Specialisations
Ayurvedic cuisine with in-depth knowledge of Indian, French classical & Pan Asian cuisine. Drafting of Ayurveda based menus, detox meals, weight management and active programmes which are a foundation for all Ananda wellness journeys.
Highlights
Worked at Le Gavroche in London, the first Michelin Star restaurant in United Kingdom.
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Dr. Gaurav Joshi

Specialist Physiotherapy – Sports Medicine
Known for his unique approach, Dr. Gaurav Joshi is a Sports physiotherapist with 7+ years of experience. He is a graduate from Swami Ram Himalayan University, and post-graduate in Sports Medicine from Amity Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi. He works to provide a high standard of physiotherapy service to patients and clients and has developed superior skills in pain management, neurological conditions, sports injury and rehab and performance enhancement.
Specialisations
His area of expertise lies in Musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation, Taping techniques, Myofascial release techniques, Aqua therapy, Therapeutic Exercises, Joint Mobilization and manipulation techniques, and chronic Pain management.
Highlights
Diploma in Holistic Pain Management, Certificate in Advanced Integrated Manual Therapies
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Dr. Roma Singh

Emotional Wellness Consultant
Dr Roma is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Grandmaster, using the combination of these two modalities to create a powerful healing tool. Prior to coming into Wellness, she worked with Lipton India Ltd., as well as with the Australian High Commission and Royal Netherlands Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria. She has worked with a client base of over 8000 individuals spread across the globe and witnessed amazing changes.
Specialisations
Working in releasing life’s challenges to transform issues pertaining to Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual aspects of one’s life. The aim of Emotional Wellness is to tune into our own inner power to give birth to a new version of our life.
Highlights
Worked with a client base of over 8,000 clients spread all over the world. Works on issues relating to Anger, Fear & Phobias, Relationships, Weight, Chronic Ailment and more.
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Chandana Ganguly

Emotional Wellness Consultant 
Chandana is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master, Reiki Master Teacher & Akashic Healer. Combines Traditional Psychology with Eastern Spirituality and Healing to support clients through the challenges that they face. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Economics, and has also been a Coach for young professionals, Entrepreneurs and Students in the UK. She has hosted Mastermind Groups to impart psychological tools and developmental trainings to her audience.
Specialisations
Using the subconscious mind as a source of awareness, she helps people break free of their conditioned thought patterns, ways of operation, and belief systems to help them realize the power of their own individual being.
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Shikha Sud

Wellness Consultant
Shikha is a clinical hypnotherapist, trans-personal regression therapist, & focuses on spiritual between lives regression as well as reiki therapy. She is also a hatha & yin yoga teacher. Prior to her work in emotional wellness, she worked in the Advertising industry as a Creative Director. She has facilitated clients with challenges including Depression & Anxiety, Anger & Stress Management, Insomnia, Fears, Phobias, Epilepsy, Chronic Addictions & Relationship Management to name just a few.
Specialisations
Guiding clients to their own Wisdom, Light & Potential using Inner Child Healing, Age Regression, Past Life Regression, Trauma Healing & Self-Empowerment through Alignment of Mind, Body & Soul Purpose.
Highlights
Guidance into self-enquiry & awareness that comes from understanding & releasing emotional blocks
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Blossom Furtado

Emotional Wellness Consultant
Blossom is a transpersonal holistic therapist with 21 years of experience. She specializes in areas like relationships, career, finance, health, beliefs, habits, phobias, substance abuse & more. Blossom guides clients to identify the root cause of their issues at the subconscious level and reach higher levels of consciousness to become their best selves. Her approach leads to transformation, as clients shed self-limiting beliefs and activate dormant resources.
Specialisations
Extensively trained in the methodology of natural healing, clinical hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, counselling, coaching, past life regression, life between lives, emotional healing, energy balancing and neuro-linguistic programming.
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