Holistic Program Details

Holistic Program Details & Registration
Registration for each Program is mandatory

Mandala Art - Swathika Anandan

Swathika Anandan is an urban designer by profession and lives with her family in Toronto. When she is not working, she is busy with her art studio “Colour Happy” - that was founded as way of sharing her love of drawing with children. She believes that Anybody Can Draw!

She prides herself on creating fun, engaging, dynamic and creative drawing sessions for adults, seniors and children between the ages of 4 - 10 across the world! She believes that every child is blessed with immense imagination and all they need is for the adults to believe in them that they can draw anything they want and to be able to see the world through their drawings !

I have Bachelors in Architecture from India, Masters in Digital Media from the US and a Masters in Urban Planning from McGill. While I am a city builder by profession, I am a creative person and love to share my knowledge of art with the younger generation and believe that Anybody Can Draw!

WhatsApp +1 416.836.8185

Music and Moods - Sandhya Srivatsan

Sandhya Srivatsan, the artistic director of Gaanavarshini, is a professional, South Indian Classical musician and educator with a passion to teach, motivate and help students realize their hidden potential.

A post graduate in Mathematics with a B.Ed degree, Sandhya trains students to perform solo, group concerts and to participate in competitions across North America. Sandhya started her initial training from her mother Mrs. Radha Ayodhyanath who sowed the seed of love for Carnatic music. Having trained from eminent gurus at Ayyanar College of music in Bangalore, Padma Vibhushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sudha Raghunathan, and Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.M.Thiagarajan in Chennai, Sandhya continues her musical journey in learning and teaching the beautiful form of music. Sandhya has performed at various venues and cultural organizations in Canada, USA, India and Oman over the last 3 decades.

Gaanavarshini, Indian Classical Vocal Music school was founded in 2006 by Sandhya with the mission to preserve and pass on the traditions of Indian classical music to Canadians. Sandhya is passionate about sharing the rich cultural heritage of Indian Classical music and bringing it to the mainstream Canadian audience. She has conducted lectures and workshops at University of Toronto, Life Institute at Ryerson University and at Peel district elementary schools in Mississauga and Music Therapy Association of Ontario.

Gerontology - Sandhya Srivatsan

Sandhya Srivatsan, a certified Gerontologist from Ryerson University, has a passion to work with seniors, helping enhance their quality of life, and to encourage healthy & holistic aging. She has conducted intergenerational programs involving youth and seniors, music recreational sessions and workshops at diverse community organizations in the GTA since 2008. She continues to educate and create awareness about the benefits of music in healthy aging and music recreation by conducting seminars and workshops in person and online.

Sandhya researched and implemented a pilot music project for seniors at the Sheridan Elder Research center, Oakville on the topic: Effects of Music on Moods. She was also invited by the LIFE Institute at Ryerson University to conduct a course called Appreciation of Indian classical music, for senior citizens.

For the last 15 years, Sandhya has volunteered her time at adult day-care centers and nursing homes by being an activity assistant, music recreationist and conducting intergenerational music programs. Sandhya continues to advocate for seniors in her community to receive enriching programming.

Yogasanas - Chitra and Kunal Shah

Chitra and Kunal Shah have been associated with Ambika Yoga Kutir in Toronto since 2001 and have been teaching yoga for the past 18 years. They will be running a one-hour yoga class for twelve weeks starting on April 11th, 2021.

In these classes you will learn:

  1. Shuddhi Kriyas: cleansing techniques including breathing exercises to improve respiratory system function and enhance utilization of lung capacity.
  2. Asanas (Physical postures): including micro warm-up exercises to increase joint mobility, muscle flexibility, and to help develop balance and strength.
  3. Concentration and meditation practices: to reduce stress, relax the body and the mind, and sharpen the intellect.

JEEM BOOM BHA! Your Game Guys in Action!!

In this unique unexpected time of history of mankind, to keep everyone virtually together as much as possible, a small group in Mississauga, a diverse city in Greater Toronto Area, Canada, has sparked hosting daily Zoom sessions from March 18, 2020. Yes, the JEEM BOOM BHA has brought the magic of entertainment and talk shows to the community to enable interactions amongst all, including seniors.

Online has become the lifeline for the community in this critical period. Staying safe and active for self and community's welfare is the new normal that this initiative has adopted to right from the beginning. Waves after waves keep comin enforcing long term lock downs while vaccinations are pacing up to immunize all of us.

The JEEM BOOM BHA Team includes a host of enthusiastic community members led by the core group members comprising of Renga, Partha, Sankar, Harish & Jay.

As a proud member of the vibrant community, the Team JEEM BOOM BHA has been supporting the great Handi-Care Intl., for over 20 years. The programs included plays, cultural entertainment shows as well as games, quiz shows at their events. JEEM BOOM BHA is very happy to bring in a special entertainment-based QUIZ show exclusively for Handi-care International, this Saturday, April 17. The show starts at 6:30 pm and the quiz will be based on your favorite Bollywood film songs, rendered by Pro Singers from Jeem Boom Bha. ONE winner will get a surprise reward!

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Sindhu - ZIN and Zumba Gold instructor

Sindhu is a certified ZIN and Zumba Gold instructor. Sindhu dance training started with classical Indian and has since spun off to bollywood, jazz, reggaeton and salsa. Zumba is a combination of dance and fitness moves that gets the heart pumping body moving! This program will cater to seniors and various mobility levels.

Healthy recipes - Quick and easy - By Sreenaya Naresh Kumar

Hi.. I am Sreenaya Naresh Kumar. I am very glad to be a part of this Holistic Living program. Though I am an IT analyst by profession, my passion for cooking from a very young age has strengthened my cooking instincts. Having explored a variety of cuisines, sharing tasty, healthy and easy recipes with you will be my prime motive.

As we are racing against time in this busy world, eating healthy has become a challenge. Throughout our time together, I will share a lot of tips and tricks to eat healthy and stay fit! The recipes that I share with you will help reduce your kitchen time. Look forward to meeting you all!