About the event
Sunn at IFBE was dedicated to introspection, calm and finding one’s center and balance amidst the noise of our daily lives. Over three days, we took a deep dive into various aspects of mental and physical wellness, with Dr. Shailendra’s breath workshops, Sayli Mokal’s intuitive art therapy, microgreen farming with Anjana Dewasthale, yogic flow with Shammi Gupta, kitchen gardening with Harshad Anipure, dance therapy with Melitta D’Souza, music and poetry for the soul with Kavita Seth and Dipti Misra, sound bathing with Aparna Sundar, chanting with Shivali Chaterjee and some much-needed paw play with the sweetest therapy doggos, facilitated by Nachiket Deshpande and Aakash Shukla.
7th-9th October, 7:00-8:00am – ‘Unlocking Vitality’ a breath workshop by Dr. Shailendra Chaubey
Dr Shailendra Chaubey is an expert in Ayurveda and a dedicated spiritual healer. Through his Breath Workshop he will introduce you to your body’s inner spaces while addressing particular health problems you might have.
7th October, 11:00am-2:00pm – ‘Intuitive Art Therapy’ an art therapy workshop by Sayli Mokal
The inclusion of love and vegan-friendly products differentiates Sayli Mokal’s Intuitive Art therapy from the fray. Sayli is the founder of AHIMSA ARTISTS, which focuses on teaching and selling customized artworks hand-painted.Sayli Mokal is a self-taught inherited Vegan artist and is a certified Therapeutic Art life Coach. For the last ten years, she has been working with several NGOs through a concept, ‘Art for Cause.’
7th October, 3:00-5:00pm – ‘Introduction to microgreen farming’ a microgreen farming workshop by Anjana Dewasthale
Attendees will get an in-depth theory and hands-in mud practical experience of filling, sowing, harvesting, and cooking using Microgreens. Anjana has conducted numerous zero-budget Urban Farming workshops spreading ecological awareness and reconnecting people with nature. Anjana is a Horticulturist looking to contribute to society through her expertise. The process of microgreen farming will in itself be rewarding to each participant. An association with natural elements will benefit people, mentally and physically.
8th October, 9:00-10:00am – ‘Movement Rhythm’ a yogic flow session with Shammi Gupta
A combination of fluidic movement with stability curated by yoga expert Shammi Gupta will leave you in therapeutic bliss. Her goal is to help others attain a sampoorna and disease-free life by achieving balance in their lives. Shammi Gupta continues to spread the multidimensional aspect of Yoga and Natural Living. Through her organisation’s reach, she brings the benefits of yoga to people to encourage them to lead a healthy way of life.
8th October, 1:00-3:00pm – ‘Seed to Kitchen’ an introduction to seed library and kitchen gardening by Harshad Anipure
Live demonstration, presentation and practical session on harvesting seeds, seed storage, seed library and seed bank to help you grow your favourite vegetables wherever you want. Harshad is a Botanist, Horticulturist and an active Permaculture designer, practicing for the past 18 years. He is the Director at Nature First Horticultures Consultancy and Services.
8th October, 5:00-7:00pm – ‘Movement for wellness’ a movement workshop by Mellita D’souza
With the use of breath work and guided movements, the session will focus on finding an alignment with yourself and the space through solo, partner, and group exercises. Mellita D’Souza aspires to create and perform works that break the norm. Mellita is a Contemporary Movement Artist and a Musical and Physical Theatre Practitioner with over ten years of performing, teaching, and choreographing experience.
8th October, 7:30-9:30 – ‘Luminance of Verse’ concert by Kavita Seth and Dipti Mishra
Expect nothing less than a breathtaking performance by famed Bollywood vocalist and Sufi singer Kavita Seth with divine poet Dipti Misra. This 90 min concert will be the hallmark of the Sunn event at IFBE, incorporating the theme of centering and calming people. Kavita Seth is popularly known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema while being an exceptional performer of Ghazal and Sufi music. She received her musical training in Hindustani classical music under N.D.Sharma of Gwalior Gharana, Vinod from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan of the Delhi Gharana.
9th October, 12:00-1:00pm – ‘Healing Sounds’ a sound bathing workshop by Aparna Sundar
The workshop offers a combination of Indian ragas and western harmonies, with quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls, gongs, chimes, drums, and the voice. By the end of the workshop, you will experience a release of emotions and inner peace. Aparna is an internationally certified Sound Therapist with over six years of experience in harnessing these sounds for mental harmony and inner peace.
9th October, 1:00-2:30pm – ‘Chanting for World Peace’ a chanting workshop by Shivali Chatterjee
Through the healing and balancing of your chakras, a lively chanting session will help you decrease anxiety, and depressive symptoms, as well as increase positive mood. Shivali is chakra healer and yoga practitioner with 1700 hours of training experience in several yoga forms like Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Aerial Yoga.
9th October, 3:00-5:00pm – ‘Paw Play’ Animal therapy workshop with Nachiket and Akash
In the fun-filled sessions, you will learn how animal-assisted activities work for our mindfulness. Nachiket and Aakash have formulated this workshop through their expertise and experiences.Nachiket is a Clinical psychologist, Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner, and Founder of DOGAAT, a company devoted to Dogs & AAT. He trains dogs for therapy. Aakash is the Founder of Dog Mantra. He specializes in Dog behavior and psychology.