Varun Singal

An ex corporate enthusiast and an academic with a background in law, accounting and finance who left the comforts of the first world and found his solace in the spiritual realm of yoga.

Having grown up in Corbusier's Chandigarh and travelled extensively through the globe he quickly fell in love with the old world charm of the sussegado lifestyle in goa. In 2015, he decided to combine his passion for yoga and love for people by conceptualising this retreat which aims at reintroducing holistic yoga practices in a modern and luxurious setting.

The retreat which has been thoughtfully curated, designed and decorated by Varun himself has fast become a symbol of peace, generosity and truly relaxing without prejudice.

Fatima Laska

Born in Poland and raised in Beirut, on the Mediterranean coast, Fatima has always had a passion to travel the world. After completing her education in Lebanon, she left for the Alps in Switzerland to study hospitality at the prestigious school of hotel management, Les Roches.

A hospitality background opened doors to work and immerse herself in several countries around the globe like Egypt, Dubai, Shanghai, Paris, and now India.

From teaching English to children in China, to working in kitchens in Paris, and bartending in Egypt, Fatima has stayed true to her passion of exploring and really living in different parts of the world.

In 2015, when she visited India, she felt instantly connected and drawn to the unique, diverse, and rich culture of India. She decided to study and immerse herself in yoga and ayurveda and has since studied at the Yoga Institute in Mumbai and has privately trained under her Guru post the completion of her program. A year later, after an intensive and enriching training, she's decided to make this her full time life to continue exploring yoga as a student and now as a teacher.

B.K.S Iyengar says it take 12 years to learn the practice of yoga.

Fatima plans to invest time learning, growing, and teaching the art of yoga.

Through correct body alignment and breathing techniques, Fatima hopes to provide you with the maximum benefit of yoga. She will be using techniques of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga in a Vinyasa flow, which will help make the body feel light, energized and center the mind.

 

Enrico Calce

Enrico grew up in the Italian countryside, where he developed a passion towards cooking and learned the importance of fresh, genuine and home made food. In the multicultural city of Venice he nourished his love for foreign cultures and languages, which led him to move to Amsterdam.This is where he had his life changing encounter with ashtanga yoga in 2014.

It was a love at first sight, so intense that he chose to leave his job in the aviation industry to become a full-time yogi. He also decided to combine his passions and pursue his career as vegetarian and vegan cook in a yoga retreat in Crete.There, he created traditional but innovative dishes, drawing mostly from the authentic Mediterranean cuisine, as well as being inspired by the rich diversity of foods worldwide.

Since then, Enrico has been moving between India and Crete to deepen his knowledge of yoga, vipassana meditation and reiki healing technique.

Tom Cowan

Tom has been sharing the teachings of Hatha yoga with students at home and abroad since he completed his Vajrasati Yoga teacher training with one of the UK's most highly regarded Yoga Alliance 500hr+ courses in Brighton/London. He's excited to be bringing the Vajrasati School approach to modern postural yoga practice to Simply Yoga. This meditative and dynamic form of holistic yoga allows him to incorporate his experience as a body worker/massage therapist, an intuition for healing and a sensitivity to individual and group dynamics.

For the last two years he's been focusing on teaching yoga exclusively at festivals, retreats and workshops, nurturing the sense of community that is built when one comes together to share practice, sharpening the focus of one's intentions and coming to rest in the heart with kindness, integrity and love.

He also enjoys travelling, playing the guitar, hiking into nature and meeting new friends for adventures

He's looking forward to welcoming you to Simply Yoga soon!

Rachit Sai Barak

Interested in films that talk about the presence of affect in our lives, Rachit is a feminist filmmaker from New Delhi. Through his work, he explores how moving images and sound can be used to depict emotions that we feel in our day-to-day life but can’t grasp or conceptualize.

Rachit started his career with leading a digital storytelling program with at-risk children in Delhi and thereafter pursuing MA in Filmmaking from Goldsmiths, University of London. Over the past few years, he has worked with non-profits and social initiatives in India to document the causes of violence and abuse against children and it affects on our collective wellbeing.

After working for eight years, Rachit is taking a conscious break from his life in Delhi to explore new ways to approach wellbeing and also to reconnect with yoga.