OUR MISSION & VISION
To integrate care and wellbeing programmes into daily life to build successful and healthy lives at home and in the office.
We work with both individuals and organisations, recognising that many of our clients are seeking to improve not only their own wellbeing but also that of those who work for them. We aim to help people draw strength from their natural resources and build successful and healthy lives.
MEET THE TEAM
Karuna is the co-founder and lead teacher of Akanista Mindfulness. He had been a Buddhist monk for 15 years in Sri Lanka and Thailand and holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London. He serves as an interfaith chaplain to Imperial College London and Royal College of Arts.
He is also a RYT500 Yoga teacher.
Nitima is an integrative counsellor, life coach and mindfulness teacher. She studied Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP & Counselling Skills at the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies (CCTS ) and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is also co-founder and head of education at Akanista Mindfulness and has facilitated many workshops at Imperial College, Royal College of arts, and leading corporate companies such as Soho House, Coats, BAT and Save the Children to name a few. She has facilitated residential and non residential retreats in the UK and in Portugal.
Louise holds a 500hour yoga teacher training diploma and shares her practice of yoga, weaving aspects of hatha, ashtangavinyasa and yin yoga. Her yoga teaching also draws upon many years of journeying inwards through yoga, spending time in silent retreat with nature and using the ever changing seasons to accept the constant fluctuations of the inner and outer world.
Lara advises and leads corporate engagement at Akanista Mindfulness. Aside from being an entrepreneur, she is a keen mindfulness practitioner. Lara’s mission is to look after people, to teach the values of being kind to yourself and others and to encourage young people to spend time with older people channelling the innocence and wisdom they both share.
Rahul advises and leads research at Akanista Mindfulness. A mindfulness practitioner, he also has a keen interest in understanding the evidence of how the mindfulness practice can improve the well being of individuals and the performance of teams/organizations. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Imperial College and actively engaged in the start-up scene in London.
As an accomplished athlete and championship marathon runner, Claire understands the benefits of being healthy, fit and active and how this can benefit people in their personal and professional lives.
She believes a holistic approach is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and managing pressures that everyday work and life present us with.