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United Consciousness - Advisory Commitee

Our expert advisory team members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization. With diverse backgrounds in various industries, our team is committed to providing valuable insights and guidance to help our organization achieve its goals. Get to know our advisory team members and discover how they can help your you thrive holistically.

Swami Suryananda Saraswati

President, EYF
Italy 🇮🇹

Mahamandaleshwar Swami Suryananda Saraswati Yogacharya Amadio Bianchi Maharaj is an esteemed figure in the world of yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder of the World Yoga and Ayurveda Community and President of the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda. He has also served as the President of the European Yoga Federation and the Vice President of the International Yog Confederation. As a founding member of the European Ayurveda Association and an advisor to United Consciousness Global, he has worked to promote these practices around the world. He has been recognized for his contributions, receiving the title of Ambassador of Yoga and Ayurveda at an international conference in Dubai. With a presence in many countries and a wealth of knowledge, he is a frequent speaker at major congresses and the author of numerous books on yoga and Ayurveda.

Sukadev Volker Bretz

Founder, Yoga Vidya
Germany 🇩🇪

Sukadev Bretz is a spiritual teacher and founder of Yoga Vidya, one of the leading Yoga movements in Europe, with 4 major Ashrams, nearly 100 Yoga centres and 20,000 yoga teachers. He is the author of 10 books and is known for motivating Yoga aspirants to practice intensely, see a higher meaning in daily experiences, and bring more energy and heart into everyday life. Sukadev also spreads Yoga via the internet in Yoga videos and podcasts in English and German. He had spiritual experiences from childhood and started practicing meditation as a teenager.

Acharya Vivek Gupta

Spiritual Leader
Canada 🇨🇦

Shri Vivek Gupta is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a unique blend of formal monastic training and life experience to inspire people of all ages to pursue purposeful, independent lives. He shares his insights through various mediums, including weekly courses, workshops, international retreats, a podcast, a YouTube channel, and social media. He has authored two books and offers daily Meaningful Mornings sessions. Vivekji serves as the spiritual guide of Chinmaya Mission Niagara Falls and has started centers in London and Cleveland and supported centers in Albany and Pittsburgh.

Karine Shelleshear

Yoga Therapist
Australia 🇦🇺

Karine is an advocate for social justice and has a background in social research, planning, policy, and community development. She has a Masters of Philosophy in Housing and has played a leadership role in social housing development for disadvantaged communities. Karine has been a teacher in higher education and was the President of the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapy (AAYT) between 2015-2020. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for many decades and is a qualified Yoga Therapist. Karine’s teaching and therapy focus on synchronised breath-focussed yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, with attention on addressing functionality and alignment for healing and wellbeing.

Sofia Stril-Rever

Yoga Instructor
France 🇫🇷

Sofia Stril-Rever is a spiritual teacher and writer based in Paris. She has coauthored four books with the Dalai Lama (including his My Spiritual  Autobiography, translated in some twenty languages). With lawyers of the Paris Bar, international climate experts and renowned scientists, she has initiated the Better We Better World training program to tackle environmental and societal challenges with the practices of compassion and universal responsibility, promoted by the Dalai Lama as keys to human survival in the twenty-first century.
 She has also released Dakini, a CD of healing mantras.

Ms. Valentina Cortini

Life Coach
South Africa 🇿🇦

Valentina Cortini-Nutt is a consciousness shaper, transformational therapist, Pranic energy healing practitioner, dream analyst, crystal healer, life coach, and intuitive Tarot reader. Born in Italy, she spent 24 years in Kenya as a successful businesswoman before moving to South Africa in 2017, where her spiritual awakening was fast-tracked. During this time, she began experiencing spontaneous and induced deep trance channeling. She was guided to establish Wings and Me, a Healing Sanctuary and Wellness Centre in Johannesburg. Valentina has developed her own gifts and created classes and healing therapies that she shares with others. Her mission is to help humanity, one soul at a time, uncover the truth about the eternal life of their spiritual body and reach a higher level of consciousness. With the guidance of her Sirian Council, The Michael Group of Souls, Valentina shows people how to navigate their emotions and reach past the Portal.

Dr. Valdmer Prado

Senior Research Fellow
Mexico 🇲🇽

Valdemar Prado is an accomplished Senior Research Fellow in Science and Technology for Development with over two decades of experience. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the World Association for Former United Nations Interns and Fellows, where he has been serving since 2003. Prado has held teaching and research positions at multiple universities in Mexico, Latin America, and the United States, where he has focused on developing and implementing technology solutions for emerging and developing countries in various fields. His expertise in these areas has led him to participate in various forums and conferences related to the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the transfer of technology at the United Nations. Additionally, Prado has worked as a consultant, advisor, and facilitator for science and technology transfer for several governments worldwide, particularly in the creation of local capacities for development projects in different regions of the world.

Geshe La

Buddhist Scholar
Tibet House

Damdul is a Buddhist scholar who earned his Geshe Lharampa Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in 2002 and studied English at Cambridge University in 2003. He has been a translator for the Dalai Lama since 2005 and has co-authored several books. He serves as Director of Tibet House in New Delhi, where he teaches Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic, and practice. His passion is to help students understand the Nalanda tradition of Buddhist philosophy and apply it to transform their lives. He has a unique ability to teach Buddhist philosophy with a modern twist, drawing on his knowledge of science and interactions with physicists. He is currently writing two books.

André Riehl

Yoga Instructor
France 🇫🇷

Andre is a yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga since 1972. He spent several years in India among masters and instructors of diverse traditions before returning to France to devote several years to the study of teaching yoga within the schools of various renowned teachers. He has authored a tale adapted from the Ramayana and translated a dozen spiritual works. He is also the president of the Federation of Traditional Yoga and has opened five schools of Yoga teaching in France and Switzerland. He offers courses, seminars, and trainings in authentic teachings combining ancestral knowledge with contemporary attitudes, and accompanies groups to traditional India.

Vibhuti Jha

Spiritual Teacher
USA 🇺🇸

Vibhuti is a seasoned leader who came to the US in 1991 with American Express Bank to develop Indo-US business relationships. He promoted NRI businesses and encouraged US businesses to explore the Indian market. He completed his education in economics and international management in India and developed a deep understanding of Indian culture and traditions. Vibhuti is an entrepreneur who hosted a TV program on India and participated in a PBS live program. He contributes articles to The Times of India and has accepted a coaching and consulting role with the Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland. Vibhuti practices Transcendental Meditation and believes in constant learning. He is married with a son who has his own consulting practice.

Rajesh Rabindranath

Founder, Project Self
USA 🇺🇸

Rajesh Rabindranath is a highly skilled Mergers & Acquisitions Implementation Specialist who possesses a keen interest in technology and management. Apart from his professional career, he is a devoted learner of Vedanta and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with others. Rajesh is one of the founding members of Project Self, an organization dedicated to providing weekly classes on spiritual teachings. With his extensive experience in the corporate world and spiritual studies, he simplifies complicated spiritual concepts and makes them easily understandable for a broad audience. Rajesh’s thought-provoking and insightful classes motivate people to embrace a more conscious and meaningful lifestyle.

Dr. Vikrant Singh Tomar

Convenor, United Consciousness
India 🇮🇳

Dr. Vikrant Singh Tomar is a scholar, academician, writer, trainer, and management consultant with expertise in ancient spiritual wisdom and modern living. He has conducted talks and programs on life management and ancient Vedic wisdom for over 240,000 beneficiaries across 30 countries, including Cabinet Ministers, MLA, officers of Defense, Paramilitary, Government, Public Sector Undertakings, and Multinational Corporations. He has authored a book and is a founder director of several organizations, including United Consciousness Global and Project Inc. USA, and serves on the board of the European Yoga Federation and the Spiritual Council in Africa. 

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