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"I am a designer and a yoga instructor based in Bangladesh. When it comes to people or spaces, I enjoy the process of understanding the expectations and wants, visualising the flows, and composing an experience. Teaching yoga alongside designing spaces brings the balance in my life."
Anika Rabbani, Yoganika, is a yoga teacher and health coach based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Anika trains in ashtanga yoga at KPJAYI, Mysore with her guru Sharath Jois, the grandson of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Anika teaches beginner, yin and vinyasa flow, corporate classes and also runs a yoga class for children. Yoganika is a space dedicated to healing, health, beauty, inner peace and wellness. At Yoganika, we empower women by allowing them to become the best, most healthy and balanced version of themselves.
A yoga teacher directly taught by Dr. Paul Dallaghan since 2015 Master healer of Reiki since 2012 Karuna master healer since 2014 Shamanic healing taught by Carol Prewitt Qigong practitioner with 5 elements integration Quantum science freak🥰 Universal energy observer in our solar constellation and interpreter Life coach NLP A Dancer of earth Private: MBA from Maastricht university MD of Sweet Dreams Trade Ltd A proud mother of 2 beautiful son’s A homemaker and guardian of sister’s
Aparna is an energy healer, meditation teacher and a classical hatha yoga instructor trained in the teachings of Self-Realisation as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. She began her practice in 2015 in order to foster a sense of inner peace and harmony and to create a much needed oasis away from the fast paced world we live in. She offers a safe and friendly environment for healing through a combination of energy therapy, guided meditations, pranayama and yoga. She offers courses in meditation in affiliation with the Kriya Home Study Program established by the monks of Ananda Sangha. Aparna is the founder and director of the StreetWise Education Foundation a holistic home and school for the advancement of street involved children in Dhaka. She is dedicated to spreading the message of holistic health where body, mind and spirit are all addressed in the process of healing and decided to join Dhaka flow to be a part of a vibrant community of practitioners and teachers helping to cultivate this philosophy.
Armeen has formed Bangladesh’s first choir to sing western arrangements of classic Bengali songs called Ghaashphoring Choir. She is currently part of Shayan Chowdhury Arnob’s production Coke Studio Bangla. Most recently her original song “Jaago Piya” as part of Berklee Indian Ensemble’s album “Shuruat” has been nominated for the 65th Grammy award in the category of Best Global Album, making her and writer of the song Dr Nashid Kamal, the first Bangladeshis to ever be nominated in any category. Armeen’s journey in music takes her to her own inner healing through music. Trained under Joey Blake, she has learnt a style of improvisation music called circle singing that incorporates group chanting; she uses that style for her own music healing workshops.
Dr. Benita Perch is a renowned naturopathic physician, homeopath and corporate wellness speaker, as well as the Managing Director of Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) - Hong Kong’s largest natural medicine clinic. Benita takes a truly integrated approach to healing. With her clients’ unique needs and challenges in mind, she combines significant expertise in conventional pathology, modern diagnostic testing, functional medicine, pharmacology, homeopathy, herbal medicine and clinical nutrition to treat the root causes of health issues for long-term healing. Her areas of expertise include helping professionals achieve optimal health and work-life balance, child and teen health, mental health, hair loss, digestive ailments like IBS and IBD, hormonal issues like menopause, infertility & pms, thyroid disorders and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Perch lives in Phuket and works through her clinic IMI in hong Kong. She see patients on zoom worldwide and in person in Hong Kong & Phuket.
Dhaka Flow is a festival to bring awareness about benefits of yoga and wellness in present world and for the future generation. As a yoga teacher, I share the vision to bring yoga and it’s healing attributes to the grassroots.
I am Faria Athar Khan. I started Yoga eight years back as a physical activity. But I was blessed to understand soon that this ancient method is beyond physical activities. This complete science transformed my life. I quit my 15 years school teaching profession And I became a certified Yoga teacher. I did my teachers training course from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore India in Classical Hatha Yoga. And I did CTAA Accredited Yoga Teacher Training course from London UK. I am mother of three children, a marathon runner and full time Yoga teacher. Yoga taught me to disclose my inner strength and Keep enhancing my life every day and that’s why I want to share it with each and everybody. I have my Yoga studio Yogmind by Faria. I am blessed enough to teach Yoginis there ranging from ages 12 years old to 65 years.
My name is Ishtiaque and I'm a martial arts, meditation and yoga instructor. My dream is to help people realize their full potential in terms of developing a fit body, a serene mind and an indomitable spirit. Through holistic methods, I aspire to bring about a positive and sustrainable transformation in the lives and perspectives of the people who train with me. I joined dhaka Flow because I believe there is nothing more important than helping people develop strength and harmony in their minds and bodies through holistic practices like yoga, meditation and martial arts. Dhaka Flow offers the perfect opportunity to connect me as a coach to those who are in search of such development of the mind and body.
Mary Cipollone is dedicated to making work work better for humanity. She values authenticity, community, and fun, and those values fuel the work of Big Onion Partnerships. (Fun fact: Cipollone translates to “big onion” in Italian.) As an experienced CEO, Mary understands the joys and challenges of leading people and companies. She is passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to cultivate the layers of resilience essential for sustainability. In addition to working alongside invigorating leaders, Mary carves out time for frolicking outdoors, dancing to live music, and meaningfully connecting with her friends and family.
I am currently working as a Health and Nutrition Coach for the working professionals to help them get into healthier lifestyle habits. Being in the IT industry for more than 3.5 years I have realized how a sedentary life has affected our overall health and wellness. How the work stress has affected our relationship with family and food. How attending meetings, having lunch in restaurants have a great impact on our nutritional level. As we are growing professionally, it seems like our lifestyle is not upgrading enough. Day by day instead of getting healthier we are adapting an unhealthy lifestyle. So I have taken the leap to help people get better health and a great lifestyle. I empower busy professionals, work on developing a healthy eating habit & hack their goal body weight.
My name is Nazia and I’m a fitness and strength coach with a vision to get Bangladesh moving and helping Bangladeshi women integrate fitness into their busy daily lives. Watching lives transform is why I do what I do, nothing makes me happier than when I can make a difference in this world that has a lasting impact on generation to come. I did not think twice to be part of Dhaka Flow, it’s the perfect place to spread awareness of flowing, moving, our bodies, minds and spirits.
As a personal trainer I work with my clients to plan and implement exercise routines with instructions. It’s my duty to motivate my clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to them. As a trainer I also have to measure my client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments.
Shazzy Om is a certified Ashtanga and Dharma yoga teacher and pilates instructor. She has been teaching since 2005. She also writes a regular column for Daily Star called Kundalini Rising and has written one mind-body-spirit book called Intentional Smile. She runs retreats and corporate workshops on healthy living and stress release.
Srabonti Narmeen Ali is a Psychological Counselor currently based in Bangladesh. Srabonti completed her Masters in Clinical Social Work at George Mason University in Virginia, USA; and has been practicing therapy for over 5 years. Srabonti works with adults, adolescents, groups, families and couples. Srabonti has also trained In working with survivors of childhood trauma, substance abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Srabonti is certified in Complex Trauma Training (CCTP Levels I and II), and certified In Gottman Couples Therapy (Levels I and II). Srabonti is dedicated to spreading awareness about Mental Health in Bangladesh, and is committed to encouraging people with Mental Health Disorders get the help that they need.
Suman Maheshwari is a teacher with 17 years’ legacy of enriching lives through yoga and pranayama. Suman holds Yoga TTC from 3 yoga schools. She trains individuals, corporates and groups in this ancient system of living and healing. She also believes in sharing her knowledge by preparing the next generation of yoga teachers. “Everything is yoga’’ is Suman’s firm belief. A clear focus on long-term holistic, healthy living is Suman’s USP. Not caged by cliched fat-loss programmes, Suman helps her trainees with solutions that bring joy in every facet of life. When not holding yoga sessions, Suman loves to go hiking, dancing and travelling the world.
I am Tasmiah Rahman. I have started my yoga journey since my undergrad days in USA, trying to reduce anxiousness. I would get very anxious before an exam and also balancing work and studies. I found yoga and meditation quite helpful in reducing my anxiousness. I have a challenging day job as I run the skills development programme at Brac. I try and motivate my colleagues to also internalise yoga practices in their daily lives.
Tasleema Alam is an artist, and designer specialising in Islamic ornamental art. She has taught and exhibited internationally in acclaimed institutions, including HM King Charles’s School of Traditional Arts, South Bank, Aramco, and the Edward Kennedy Center. Her works can be found in private collections like the, Jameel, and the von Thyssen-Bornemisza collections. As a subject expert in sacred Islamic geometry Tasleema has been invited to work with Turquoise Mountain Trust on a number of ground-breaking projects – these include first ever Hijrah exhibition in Saudi Arabia, contemporary furniture in Leighton House Museum, and a project redefining the Afghan Carpet. (2021-22 This has led to a major commission in designing a carpet for His Majesty King Charles III, for the Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. This was especially commissioned in honour of the recent coronation. Tasleema also teaches sacred geometry classes both in Islamic and world traditional arts. She approaches art from a Taoist and Sufi perspective.
Ulfath started practising yoga with her mother when she was seven or eight years old. Trained at the Ananda Ashram, she has been teaching Sivananda and playful dynamic vinyasa classes for over 10 years. Her classes are small and personal, and she welcomes questions during practice. She believes that yoga is truly for everyone, and that the right class and teacher can make even the harshest critic fall in love with it! An Early Years Teacher by profession, Ulfath is also a Reiki practitioner, aspiring runner, and the world’s best aunt!
Zamara Chisti is a Registered Nutritionist, Health Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master passionate about helping others cultivate their vibrant self. She has a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and its effect on balance and harmony. Therefore, her practice is based on a holistic view of health and wellness. Zamara recognizes that every person is unique with their own individual needs and challenges. She approaches each client as their own unique self and honours their innate wisdom. Zamara believes in making life simple by following a minimalist approach to maximize vibrancy to make healthy living more accessible and sustainable while also ensuring empowerment. Her expertise and passion lie in optimizing digestive health, balancing female hormones, and reducing chronic inflammation.