Approach & Faculty
It has been scientifically proven that psychological and physical wellbeing are fundamentally linked. The World Health Organisation defines the term, health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
In order to reach maximum self-contention, we believe that it is necessary to strengthen our psychological and physical states in tandem.
Our approach stems from having a qualified scientific understanding of medical biology. This means that we have the proven expertise of knowing how the body reacts to various external and internal elements such as physical activity, changes in the diet, stress and the body’s reaction to various emotions and thought processes.
We use the Vedanta philosophy and Yoga as additional reference points. Yoga and Vedanta belong to the important Indian philosophies, and like the popularisation of yoga in recent years, we believe there are aspects of the ancient Vedanta philosophy, which are both relevant and applicable within a contemporary context.
Meet Our Faculty
Our faculty is composed of recognised experts in the fields of biological sciences, yoga, psychology, stressmanagement, nutrition and the Vedanta philosophy. Emphasis is placed on providing practical solutions that you can apply in your everyday lives, whilst also sharing the appropriate context and rationale behind each application.
Dr. Vinod Sommandas PhD, Proprietor & Lead Instructor
Dr. Vinod is a highly qualified expert of approaches to yoga, stressmanagement, nutrition, health and wellbeing.
Stemming from a deep personal interest in Vedanta philosophy since his youth, being a official teacher in the ancient Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition, to more recently becoming an accredited doctor in biomedical sciences, he is the initiator of Vedanta Wellbeing PhD.
During his childhood, he was always fascinated by astronomy, biology, nature, and the ancient cultures and philosophies of his forefathers. His dream to make a positive contribution towards society still remains true today, and through becoming a scientist in the fields of health and diseases, he is fulfilling his life ambition by helping others live and make the most of their lives.
The Vedanta Approach
Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient and broadest philosophies that is still widely practised today.
With its origins in India, Vedanta was in fact the philosophical foundation of Hinduism. But in saying this, Vedanta was always intended to be universal in its application, and is equally relevant to all of us irrespective of our religious beliefs and socio-cultural surroundings.
Vedanta is applicable to all of us because of its main concept – Our primary goal in life is to realise, through direct personal experience, the divine nature within our own self. But in spite of all the personal accomplishments we have achieved, there’s an ongoing dissatisfaction and inadequateness that we consciously allow to linger on.
To achieve oneness with existence, we must learn to come to terms with the reality that we have created, free ourselves from fear and sorrow, and to enjoy the small and big pleasures of life; from which only then the feeling of everlasting fulfilment will be achieved.