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Dr. Karthik HC & Neha Racca – Yoga Therapist and Master

Dr. Karthik HC & Neha Racca – Yoga Therapist and Master

Dr. Karthik H C is a well-experienced yoga exponent, master and therapist, who has 10 years of experience in teaching and practicing yoga. As the years went by, the spirit of self-study, practice and observation progressed along. Having spent a great deal of time in the Gurukula system of Education and having an extensive study of yoga and philosophy and an ever open- mind to learn from every situation helped him gain insights of the yogic way of living. We are happy to have him as yoga therapist for the CARER Program.

Karthik is medically trained in working with cancer patients and has worked with many in his practice at Arogyadhama rehabilitation centre in Bangalore and the like. His is an integrated approach toward teaching yoga, creating spaces to be aware of the Body-Mind-Spirit. The core sequence is imbibed by flow yoga style, however, one will find mostly a self-styled guidance and variations backed by the time-tested experiments of the traditional Gurus and the modern day yogis. Classical Hatha Yoga and Astanga yoga are the main themes that he teaches and the flow is an effective combination of both dynamic and gentle movements. Pranayama and Meditation techniques help the Body-Mind rejuvenation process thereby establishing stillness. He ensures that your practice is holistically effective, regardless of age, gender, and energetic ability.

He has received his Bachelors in Yogic Science. As he has always been fascinated by the mind and its functions, he chose yoga psychology as his core subject for his masters’ degree (MSc) which he gained from Svyasa University. He is also armed with a PhD from Mangalore University. Apart from all this, he is also equipped with 6 years of studies on Veda and Vedanta in Veda Vijnana Gurukulam Bangalore. Karhtik brought his knowledge and training to the CARER Program by crafting a powerful yoga therapy series that are restorative practices aiding and helping cancer patients in recovery. These include breathing asanas to stretching and strengthening techniques, along with a series of mind-full meditations for the body, mind and soul.

The CARER Program is happy to have Neha Racca as it’s yoga therapist. Neha’s passion for yoga began in school as an extension to gymnastics. She started her Yoga journey with B K S Iyengar style yoga at the age of 12. Focusing only on the Asanas, she mastered and won several yoga awards consecutively for several years. She was a Gold medalist in the International yoga competition in 1996 organized by the international yoga federation of India.

She was a part of a TV show for DD Sports named Sahaj Swasthya for 2 years. She then went on to complete her diploma and MSc in yoga from Svyasa University, Bangalore in 2005. Her services include therapeutic yoga in treating various ailments, psychosomatic disorders and cancer, with working numerous cancer patients over the years.

She completed a certificate course in advanced Pranic Healing & Pranic Psychotherapy from All India Yoga Vidhya Pranic Healing Foundation Trust, Pune, 2006. Neha is always ready to update her skills and knowledge in the field. Even today she keeps herself open to all schools of yoga and practices different styles of yoga. Her passion of teaching includes Astanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Rhythmic yoga, Flow yoga, Power yoga, Yin and Yang yoga, etc.

In 2015 the government of India selected Neha as the Indian yoga ambassador to Vietnam on International yoga day, where she led a session of about 5,000 people. At present she is a director of Itiyoga firm in Bangalore. Neha believes in a complete holistic approach toward a healthy lifestyle.

Neha brought her knowledge and training to the CARER Program by crafting a powerful yoga therapy series that are restorative practices aiding and helping cancer patients in recovery. These include breathing asanas to stretching and strengthening techniques, along with a series of mind-full meditations for the body, mind and soul.

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