Dipti Baswar

Guru Ma

The wider spread of Guruji’s work, and the earthing and translation of the teachings of this lineage is deeply supported and managed by Guruji’s wife Dipti Tiwari Baswar. Through her feminine presence, strength and discernment she serves to bridge the teachings of the Bhairavanand lineage to all those who access this path of awakening. Together Guruji and Guru Ma serve countless disciples as a united family unit along with their beloved son Sharabh.

On some of our specialised trainings Dipti Baswar introduces Indian classical Dance. Dipti is deeply inspired by Bharatnatyam classical dance and is a direct disciple and wife of Guruji RajKumar Baswar. Her teaching combines the wisdom of Tantra with Indian classical dance to offer a dance of evolution. Dipti shares the esoteric history of this dance with a knowledge that has much been lost. In this 3 day sadhana immersion she teaches alongside Guruji combining Mantra, Yantra and Yagna with mudras, kriyas and dance practices so that the dance becomes a truly divine feminine practice.

Laura Carrotti

Laura is our Rishikesh teacher on sexuality and self inquiry

Laura Carrotti has dedicated her life to helping people redefine their relationship with their sexuality. She merges traditional Yoga and Tantra with breath work, psycho-spiritual inquiry and dynamic meditation to create an experience of presence and embodiment. From this place the participants are guided through an individual process which maps out the patterns and mental conditioning present in their relating and allows them to take responsibility for their lives rather than feel victims of fate. From this place of responsibility acceptance unfolds, and from acceptance can come lasting change. 

Dr Dimitry Shamenkov

Dimitry presents a holistic way of living on our training in Thailand

Dimitry Shamenkov is qualified as a doctor of medicine, and specialises in family medicine, mindfulness-based health management, nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, stem cells biology,and social physiology.

He is a director at Suz, a holistic Russian network that empowers people to heal themselves through self awareness and self responsibility.Dmitry lives in Thailand at Suz Retreat centre and works closely with the local Thai community, through time spent in their monasteries he has integrated his medical and psychology background with Buddhism. The System of Health Management (SUZ – abbrev. from “Sistema Upravleniya Zdoroviem” in Russian) — is a scientifically based technology for health recovery and self-actualisation in all areas of life: physical, psychological, social, economic, and spiritual.

As part of our Thailand teacher training Dimitry joins us to share this system in a very in depth and inspiring presentation that is be applied most excellently to the ancient Yoga philosophies. The knowledge and wisdom received from Dimitry will most certainly be a gift that if embraced, will change the way you approach life, bringing you a sense of deep trust and more harmony in your relationships.

Draupadi Gershewitch

Women’s Retreat facilitator

Draupadi is a deeply intuitive healer and visionary. She has lived in the magical isle of Avalon for almost 20 years and is deeply connected to the energies of this sacred land and to the lady of Avalon. She has dedicated her life to working in service for the Divine Mother and is wholly commited to facilitating the healing process of women to help with their empowerment and assisting them to reconnect with their natural feminine essence. She teaches with spirit and humour and really guides her students to go deep in their process so they may truly walk with grace in their divine purpose.

After a long journey of dealing with her own difficulties in life that manifested through addictions, she is loving proof of how someone can turn their lives around completely and find their true purpose in the same lifetime. She lives her life in a magical way and her motto is to :move ,touch and inspire, Draupadi does this naturally.

Draupadi teaches shamanic belly dance and holds women’s circles, is a priestess of Avalon, medicine woman, ceremonialist, musician, artist and training Kundalini yoga teacher. She lives with her 18 year old dog and is devoted grandmother of three.

Dr. Prateek Mishrapuri

Our astrologer and guest speaker in Rishikesh

Prateek Mishrapuri was born in Haridwar near the Himalayas in North India, he is presently working in Rishikesh. Prateek was born in an old Brahman family where the studying and teaching of Vedic Astrology and Yoga has its tradition over the last thirty generations. He studied with his grandfather and later went to college in Haridwar where he studied Vedic Astrology and Yoga. He finished with a doctorate.

His main subjects are: Vedic Astrology, Pranayama Breathing therapy and Yoga therapy. He is regularly travelling abroad to countries such as USA, Australia, Israel, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, U.K and Russsia. He has received prices for his great astrological achievements and was many times in national and international media. Prateek joins us in Rishikesh to share his wisdom on Astrology and traditional Tantric philosophy.

Cheryl Friedman

Cheryl’s life-long love of music and singing combined with a desire to share the healing power of sound has blossomed into a path as kirtan leader and sound-based yoga teacher. She is a graduate of The Heart of Sound, the world’s first registered yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound. This 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified course provided an immersion into the world of Nāda (sound) Yoga including Sanskrit, Mantra, Bhakti and Kirtan. Cheryl also completed the two month kirtan course at Radhadesh Temple in Belgium, and has participated in workshops with kirtan artists Jai Uttal and Dave Stringer.

She currently lives on a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, leading kirtan, offering rebirthing breathwork and Innerdance journeys, and sharing her knowledge of Sanskrit and Mantra with yoga teacher trainees.

Keith Belliss

Bsc.Sci.(hons.) Sports Science, Dip. Shiatsu

Keith has worked as a sports scientist and shiatsu therapist in several locations including a physical rehabilitation centre as part of a team of Chiropractors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists and Nuffield hospital as part of their physiotherapy department.
He now concentrates on teaching anatomy and physiology to the Devon School of Yoga;  the International school of Macrobiotics and Exeter college of further education, all based in the U.K. He has an enthusiasm and wonder for understanding the marvels of the human body and inter grating concepts from complementary therapy and mainstream medicine.