Upcoming In-Residences at Vana


Experience a selection of the masters of wellness at Vana throughout December and January 2020. 

Monday 2 Dec 2019 - Wednesday 18 Dec 2019

Terry Liew - Anma Master

About the Practitioner
After suffering from server back pain, Terry Liew left his successful career as a Financial analyst to learn and practice Anma, the ancient form of Shiatsu and to spread its healing and benefits to many. Travelling across the continents, Terry has learnt from no less than ten traditional masters, including Shogo Mochizuki San.

About Anma
The ancient form of Shiatsu, Amna is known for treating those with structural issues such as back pain, knee pain, heel spurs, hormonal imbalanced as well as stress relief.

In Residence
Vana's consultants and specialists will have Terry's treatments integrated into clients wellness itineraries as and when most needed and effective.

Monday 23 Dec 2019 - Saturday 18 Jan 2020

Pooja Gautam - Watsu Practitioner 

About the Practitioner
The wellness practitioner Pooja Gautam is a wellness practitioner who specialises in Awareness Through Body and Watsu. After a decade long career in the corporate world, Pooja came across ABT and later Watsu, which deeply influenced her path in life. Pooja has an impressive 700 hours of Watsu and related aquatic bodywork under her belt and has garnered vast experience in catering to a variety of therapeutic needs for all age groups.

About Watsu and Aqua Yoga
Inspired by zen shiatsu, the healing art of Watsu combines massage and movement in a warm water pool. By being fully supported by the water and the practitioner, one can let go and unwind. Through Watsu, many benefit from a release of pain, enhanced range of movement of joints and an induced sound of sleep.

Aqua yoga offers the potential for safely extending stretches in ways which are not possible on the ground.  It offers the benefits of stretch, relaxation and deep breathing with buoyancy and water resistance. Aqua yoga also remains accessible to all irrespective of age, fitness, previous experience of yoga and swimming competence. 

In Residence
While being in residence at Vana, Pooja will be working together with Vana's specialists and practitioners to integrate this unique offering of Watsu with our existing wellness offerings. Our wellness doctors will have Watsu sessions included in one's wellness itinerary when and where found most needed and effective. Pooja will also be conducting group Aqua Yoga classes throughout the weeks.

Tuesday 7th Jan - Friday 10th Jan 2020

Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul - Buddhist Scholar and Teacher

About the Practitioner
Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul is a distinguished Buddhist scholar an academíc in Tibetan Buddhism. He has great interest in Indian wisdom and is currently the Director of Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dali Lama.

In Residence
Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdu will be giving his most valuable time at Vana to impart his knowledge and wisdom through leading a few group sessions.


If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.


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