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Meet the Specialists

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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.

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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.

Nutrition

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Dhvani Shah

Clinical Nutritionist

A clinical and medically trained Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Product developer, Chef, Columnist and Blogger; Dhvani Shah is a practitioner of the “FIMS theory” that represents Food as Medicine & Supplement. She has extensively researched in traditional Indian, Chinese and Tibetan food therapies and amalgamates it with Modern nutrition. She uses the power of food as medicine to design unique nutrition programs for children, women, sportsmen & illnesses.

Yoga and Meditation

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Prof. Sushama Kale

Head CARER Yoga Therapist and Meditation Trainer

Prof. Sushama Kale began by having a passion for gymnastics in her school days, however Engineering to priority. At the age of 34 she was detected with breast cancer, and the incident changing her life forever. She then started her journey with a Diploma in Yoga and pursued her first project in Yoga named, ‘Breast Cancer is a Best Cancer ‘. She then did her diploma from Svyasa University, Bangalore. Followed by Degree and Master’s Degree in Yogasgastra from, KKSU, Mumbai.

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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.

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Dr. Veronique Nicolai and Dr. Viji Balasubramanian

Heartfulness Meditation Trainers - A Non-Profit Organization that provides meditation free of charge

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. 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.

Emotional and Mental Well-Being

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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.

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Paul George

Head Cancer 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.

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Krithika Gopinath

Head Cancer Coach

With over 5 years of experience, Krithika, has gained global respect for her natural ability to work with clients from various walks of life. She began studying Psychology in Bangalore where she developed a keen interest in Social and Organizational Psychology. She went on to study in UC Berkeley and received a Masters in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.