Meet the Healers
Explore, Experience, Elevate
Learn about the various healing modalities available to us here in Kenya from the practitioners themselves. Includes theory, practical experience and Q&A.
Sunil Kallungal – Ayurveda
Sunil Kallungal is a renowned yoga teacher, therapist and an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner and counsellor. He has studied various forms of yoga including Ashtanga Yoga, Karma Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and elements including Pranayama (breathing techniques), Asana (yoga postures) and Dhyana (meditation).
He attained his Yoga Teacher Training certification from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Neyyar Dam, India and his Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from the Vivekananda Kendra, Banglore, India. He received training under the great master B.K.S. Iyengar from the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India. Along with this, he is a trained Ayurvedic Practitioner (BAMS) and Counsellor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree (BAMS) from Madras University, India. He has received training from renowned ayurvedic physicians from the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore and Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal. In addition, he has done the basic and advanced courses in Su-jok Acupuncture therapy under the pupilage of the founder, Park Je Woo and he holds a diploma in Reflexology from Bailey School of Reflexology in London, UK.
Jean Sangale – Breathwork
Jean is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and inspired Breath Coach. She believes breath is the most powerful tool to unlock your full potential and be the person you came to earth to be.
For nearly half a century she tried to manage depression. She tried meditation, a dedicated daily yoga practice for 30 years, intervals of medication, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, creative expression, self-help, coaching … then she stumbled upon conscious connected breathwork and it clicked. It made everything else work better.
It has led her on an accelerated journey through her psyche and her body. Revealing wounds and motivations developed a new and refreshed understanding of herself. The same but completely different.
“I am back in my body back in my life, with more joy, a spring in my step and song in my heart.”
She now shares her ever-growing knowledge and experience of the fantastic tool/technology/function/gift that breathwork is.
“I revel in Breathwork every day. Living it, loving it, and continuously learning it. I continue to be in awe of the practice especially as I work with more and more people and witness their joy, revelation, and hope renewed by the grace of breath.”
Make your breath a priority and dare to meet yourself by learning to use your breath. The most powerful self-healing modality is right under your nose. As the song says – the answer my friend is blowing in the wind.
David Beatty – Mindfulness
Dhamma teacher & Mindfulness Practice Facilitator
David has been for many years a student of Indian philosophy and ancient wisdom traditions, and his engagement with mindfulness practice and vipassana meditation began in 1981 during a long retreat on a small Buddhist hermitage island in southern Sri Lanka in the Theravada tradition.
A long-time dhamma practitioner in the Theravada tradition of insight meditation, he is also a qualified Mindfulness Facilitator in the MBSR Programme in compliance with standards issued by BAMBA in the UK. He holds a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness from the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK, and received instruction on the foundations of mindfulness directly from Ven. Analayo, a Buddhist scholar and monk, at the Insight Meditation Society. Ven. Analayo’s translation of the Satipatthana Sutta is highly commended for its clarity of exposition, depth of analysis and engaged concern with the practice of meditation as a way of life. He is also on the founding team of MSC Africa (Mindful Self Compassion Africa) affiliated with the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion USA (Founders: Chris Germer and Kristin Neff).
His recently published book (2020) The Island, A Mirror for the Soul: Journeys towards the heart of Dhamma, tells the story of this journey, and of his existential struggles with the ideology of secular materialism, exposing the pathologies of modernity.
David will share with us:
1. How the practice of mindfulness can be directly applied to simple everyday tasks, such as eating, and address the addiction cycle.
2. The ethical basis as an important component of mindfulness practice, not as a set of rules but in terms of relationship, and the psychology of intentions and their consequences.
3. How mindfulness can help in awakening to meaning and purpose in life