TATVA – Nurturing Thyself : A holistic approach to life

LAJA presents TATVA – Nurturing Thyself opened to a warm, excited and heartening audience that had come from as far as Bhayander, Thane and New Bombay to participate in an event that is the first of its kind in Mumbai. A first where all aspects of Good Health – including Physical, Mental & Emotional, Self & Relationships and Entrepreneurship Growth were discussed.

LAJA team is an All Woman team comprised of someone as young as a teenager and someone in her 40s. Each member brings on board an expertise that is unique to them. The team is composed of an aspiring Lawyer, Writer, HR Professionals, Training Coach, Business Mentors and a Child Psychologist. Together they form a formidable force that supports, encourages and inspires each other and others as well. With a profound thought in mind, team LAJA kick started the celebrations of the second event.

With a wonderful lineup of distinguished Guests who lent their support, blessings and words of encouragement; TATVA – Nurturing Thyself began In the presence of Chief Guests Ms. BiinduKhuraana  Ms. ManishaSoni,  and Prof. Dr. Tandon Kamal, Director & Professor at Sasmira by lightning  the lamp and.  The inaugural had some sharing the thoughts and beliefs with a mix of emotional and truly spirited speeches by the Guests of Honors like Ms. Ketki Mehta, Ms. NabomitaMazumdar Ms. Pinky Rajgaria.

Happiness and Life coach Ms. AnshulVerma set the ball rolling with an activity-based session that had the participants on their feet and moving to her instructions.

This was followed by an encouraging speech by DrBhaviMody explaining the relation between body and mind. A healthy body without a healthy mind and vice versa.


The session on Emotional Sutras – Nurture your Mental and Emotional Self saw a serious and emotional panel discussion between Ms. Rachna Gupta, Mr. Biswajeet Bora, Mrs. LopamudraGogoi , Mr. RoshanMansukhani and Ms. TanviMallya, Neuropsychologist. Among the various psychological disorders, Dementia was discussed in detail with Biswajeet Bora and LopamudraGogoi sharing stories of a real-life case.  Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Dr. RiddhiShukla carried on the serious discussion with her talk on designer vaginas and the extent to which women go to keep up the false notion of beauty.She shared interesting case studies and statistics that are both frightening and startling.

This was followed by a session on Understanding Relationship Perspectives by Psychologist & Psychotherapist Ms. HvoviBhagwagar. A fit body and a fit mind are again of no use when the relationships are not healthy and sound. It is interesting to note how mind, body and soul all have to be in synch for life to be lived holistically and in happiness.

Yoga Therapist & Naturopath, Shammi Gupta then brought the participants to the present with her session Life – The Yogasmic Way followed by another serious panel discussion on physical health and Cancer. The panel included Dr. Swapnil Mane, Gynecologist &Oncosurgeon; Dr. Mamta Jain Cancer Survivor and Dr. DeepanjaliArulkar, Radiation Oncologist. The panelists spoke about Cancer and it’s reach in India, effects on women especially – both as patients and as caretakers and finally aftercare and awareness.

There was Panel discussion on self-growth titled ‘Growing your boundaries – An Entrepreneur’s way’ where successful entrepreneurs shared their stories of triumphs and failures. The panelists included Ms. Shabia Walia, Mr. Bhavesh Kothari,  Ms. Teena Shah,  and Mr. Neeraj Joshi  At the finale the Announcement of the Winner for the ‘Annual Mentorship Program by LAJA’ was done.  Event was hosted by Mr. Abhishek and Keya Bhatt.

TATVA – Nurturing Thyself was indeed a wonderful combination of body, mind and soul and Team LAJA promises to be back next year with a new topic and even better. The room full of participants took back some great knowledge on mental wellness for sure!

TATVA – Nurturing Thyself is an Annual Event organized by LAJA, a forum for women, by women focused on empowering and enriching the lives of women.



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