Meet the Specialists


Samara Mahindra

Founder of the CARER Program & Holistic Health Coach

Samara is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and Breast Cancer Recovery Trainer. She is also a qualified personal fitness trainer from the American Academy of Personal Training, New York, Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and certified in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.


Dr. Vishal Rao

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Vishal Rao completed his training in Head and Neck oncology surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, with a stint at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a visiting scholar. He is presently associate editor of Cancer Therapy and Oncology International Journal and has more than 30 national and international publications to his credit, while being a reviewer for 8 international journals himself. He also works with the World Health Organisation-Bloomberg partners in collaboration with the state and union government to implement the WHO FCTC- Framework convention for Tobacco Control through the National Tobacco Control Program.


Luke Coutinho

Integrative Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine

Luke Coutinho is one of the world’s leading holistic nutritionists, speakers and exercise physiologists. He is also the author of the bestseller, The Great Indian Diet, and advocates eating smart, moving more and sleeping right. That according to him is the key to true health. Luke currently specializes in cancer and handles countless cases across the globe. He is involved in nutrition and micro nutrition for the prevention and healing of cancer and disease and is also involved in pain management.


Dr. Veronique Nicolai and Dr. Viji Balasubramanian

Heartfulness Meditation Trainers

Dr. Veronique Nicolai is a French Pediatrician (MD) who started her journey with Heartfulness meditation in France as a medical student. She has been involved in Heartfulness Training Programs in India from 2002, helping meditators from around the world to go deeper into their practice and to become trainers themselves.</p> <p>Dr. Viji Balasubramanian has spent the last 2 decades of her life marrying the fields of medicine and engineering. She has worked at many prestigious institutions in the USA, such as the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and the University of Chicago hospitals.


Naveen Kumar

Head CARER Yoga Therapist

Naveen started with an instructor course in Vivekananda Kendra Yoga's kanyakumari and started teaching Yoga asanas, Pranayama, meditation and kriyasa under the banner of Vivekanda Kedra R T Nagar. Naveen was involved in teaching Yoga asanas, pranayama, Meditation and Kriyas for schools, colleges and corporate sectors and IT institutions along with vivekanda Kendra. Also official referee for Karnataka Yoga association.</p> <p>


Dr. Karthik HC and Neha Racca

Yoga Therapists & Masters

Dr. Karthik H C and Neha Racca are well-experienced yoga exponents, masters and therapists, who have 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 them gain insights of the yogic way of living.


Dr. Sukanya Ananth

Counsellor & Psychologist

Dr. Sukanya is currently working as a family therapist with her own private practice in Bangalore, India. Prior to this, she had worked as a consultant psychologist in Columbia Asia Hospital. Dr. Sukanya is a cancer survivor herself and experienced the mental, emotional and physical trauma a patient can experience first-hand, which she uses effectively in her counselling.


Paul George

Head CARER Coach

Paul George is a is a well-known and highly respected Holistic Health, Life & Wellness Coach. He began his private practice in 2016, with a mission to coherently articulate treatments that drew congruence with the body, mind and soul as ‘one’. He is passionate about therapeutic wellness, holistic indigenous healing, Psychology and Emotional Intelligence and uses these methodologies to help people embrace their true and authentic selves.<br />


Chetna Chakravarthy

Head CARER Coach

Chetna is a Healing Practitioner and Life Coach practicing Bio-Touch, Chakra Healing, PositiveAction Coaching and Oracle Card Reading. Her sense of reality and practical approach towards healing enables her clients to make changes and sustain healthy habits as they move through customised programs.