Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue

The Mumbai-based startup intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative

MUMBAI, May 24: Adesaa Wellness Private Limited, a Mumbai-based startup wellness company, which see themselves as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative, opened its door to encourage the world to practice India’s ancient yoga for a healthier life. The company, as its tagline – reconnect with yourself – intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul.

The word Adesaa is derived from the Sanskrit language, which means a divine command from within. The unique feature of Adesaa Wellness is that one can experience the amalgamation of the best of ancient Indian traditions –Yoga, Meditation and Naturopathy. It provides some of the finest wellness retreat program, which helps understand the relationship between the nutrition and the functioning of body.

While making the announcement Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Samidha Rasaikar, Adessa Wellness Private Limited said, “Adesaa offers you the opportunity for physical, spiritual, and mental rejuvenation through yoga and meditation. There can be no better place to get one of the best learning techniques of yoga and meditation under one roof. “Considering today’s fast-paced of life, we have designed retreat programs, which will not only allow you to slow down and understand your inner-self, but also work on improving ones’ own productivity. Our ‘pop-up theme’ will wow you on the aesthetic level.”

Adesaa will be expanding its footprints in the next couple months with their pop-up locations in Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Goa. “We are contemplating to go international and we are looking at Dubai, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, which will be carried out phase-wise,” Samidha said. Continue reading “Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue”

Yoga practitioners propagate long term health benefits for enthusiasts

By Staff Reporter

Toronto

 Yoga is rising in popularity all over the world because of the health benefits it offers to enthusiasts. According to yoga practitioners, health benefits of yoga are both physical and mental, bringing immediate long lasting effects to those who practice it.    Yoga contributes directly to human happiness, says Satish Thakkar, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC)

“In the 21st century, happiness index has also emerged as an important parameter of economic development, and here again yoga contributes directly to human happiness,” he says.   “It is time for a change in the approach to health care by paying more attention to prevention.  The advocacy of yoga as an alternative form of health care can bring about a substantive change in reducing health care costs and promoting overall wellbeing of Canadians. Equally, yoga is directly instrumental in enhancing productivity thereby contributing to economic progress.”

With this in mind, the third International Day of Yoga is being celebrated at the International Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, June 25, 2017.    World renowned Yogrishi Baba Ramdev, who has taught and touched the lives of over 800 million followers all over the world, will lead the practice of yoga in the morning and Sister Shivani, with a following of over 200 million, will lead the meditation in the evening.  More than 10,000 people are expected to participate in the IYDC celebrations, says Thakkar who himself does 60 minutes of yoga every day.

“Yoga’s rising acceptance among the masses is because it is inexpensive and inherently simple to practice. All it requires from the practitioner is discipline and dedication. Pertinently, by involving the mental faculties as keenly as physicality, yoga transcends from being a mere exercise routine and transforms into an instrument to alleviate both body and mind. Yoga is at the root of the mindfulness and wellness endeavours that advocate a holistic approach to the understanding one’s existence both by knowing one’s minds and one’s body,” says the Yoga proponent, the chair of IYDC,  the not-for-profit organisation formed in 2015 to promote yoga in Canada.

Organizations with a global footprint engaged in popularising and propagating the virtues of yoga are collaborating with the IYDC for the program.

According to statistics, yoga has grown by over 70 percent in the United States in the last five years, indicating a spiralling popularity of an ancient form of self-purification and self-actualisation technique which originated in India. Purely from a commercial standpoint, in the United States, yoga is estimated to be over $30 billion industry.

In Canada, says Thakkar, the healthcare system is under a severe strain already and the financial burden of a rapidly aging demographic is expected to grow exponentially in the near future.   The population of seniors are outnumbering youth, a situation that has major implications on health care budgets. Continue reading “Yoga practitioners propagate long term health benefits for enthusiasts”

THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 18TH EDITION OF NEXA 2017 IIFA AWARDS POWERED BY VIVO ARE REVEALED

Mumbai, 22nd May, 2017: The 18th Edition of the 2017 NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by Vivo is among the most coveted and highly anticipated award celebration that honours the very best of Indian Cinema with the highest level of achievement seen through the glamorous IIFA statuette. Set to be held at the iconic MetLife Stadium, New York on the 14th & 15th of July, this year the NEXA IIFA Awards will witness the felicitation of powerhouse performances and films at the highly anticipated Awards night. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announced the list of nominations in the popular category today. The IIFA Global Voting went LIVE on 20th May 2017 and will be open till 18th June 2017.

The NEXA IIFA Awards will air exclusively on COLORS – the Broadcast Partners, with the Title Sponsor NEXA, and Powered by VIVO.

Tickets are LIVE to the general public available online only at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or by simply clicking the ‘Buy Tickets Tab’ on the official IIFA website http://www.iifa.com/. Fans can also purchase the tickets at MetLife Stadium Box Office (Box Office hours:  M – F, 11am – 5pm). For VIP Club Experiences, e-mail us at vipclub@iifa.com.

Indian Cinema has had an incredible year with a diverse number of truly unique films that not only took the box office by storm but were also critically acclaimed. Leading the race with a whopping 8 nominations in the popular categories along with Best Picture is Ae DIl Hai Mushkil followed by the biopic of the Former Indian Cricket Team Captain – M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story bagging 7 nominations in popular categories including the Best Picture nominations. Top Contenders for Best Picture category are Neerja, Pink, Sultan and Udta Punjab.

The nominees for Best Actor in Leading Role Male are Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab, Ranbir Kapoor for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shah Rukh Khan for Fan, Sushant Singh Rajput for M.S. Dhoni, Amitabh Bachchan for Pink and Salman Khan for Sultan. The nominees for Leading Role Female are Anushka Sharma for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi & Udta Punjab, Sonam Kapoor for Neerja and Tapsee Pannu for Pink. The Best Director nominations feature Karan Johar (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), Neeraj Pandey (M.S. Dhoni), Ram Madhvani (Neerja), Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary (Pink), Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan) and Abhishek Chaubey (Udta Punjab). Continue reading “THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 18TH EDITION OF NEXA 2017 IIFA AWARDS POWERED BY VIVO ARE REVEALED”

Run Safe. Run Smart.

Outdoor season is upon us!  It is becoming more important than ever that people take the necessary safety precautions when running/walking/hiking outdoors  or on campus.  SABRE, a renown personal safety company and worldwide leader in pepper spray products, has released an athletic line of safety products to help deter danger while running/walking or enjoying the outdoors. The recently released, Personal Alarm Clip w/LED light offers peace of mind with its cutting edge take on personal security. It features a powerful LED flashlight and a 120 decibel alarm that can be heard from 600 feet away, all activated by just a press of a button. Clip it and go! 

Are you interested in seeing samples of any of the below items or interviewing their team of trained safety experts? SABRE wants consumers to know that there are safety products available for them. –Nicki

Product Summary: Personal Alarm Clip w/LED light, 14.99;   Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap 19.99;  Runner Pepper Gel, 12.99

 

Whether you are running, on a hike, or just walking down the street, SABRE® Personal Alarm offers peace of mind with its cutting edge take on personal security.  SABRE® Personal Alarm can be activated with the press of a button and its 120 decibel alarm can be heard from 600 feet away, alerting those nearby to your situation.  It also possesses a powerful LED flashlight with three different frequencies for increased visibility and signaling for help.  Easily clip it on to your clothing or bag, the hands-free and weatherproof design ensures constant access to your alarm.  Available in two different colors, the SABRE® Personal Alarm is the newest innovation in personal security.

Retail: $14.99 Continue reading “Run Safe. Run Smart.”

Ontario Plans High Speed Rail for the Toronto-Windsor Corridor

Project will Connect People and Create Good Jobs

High speed rail cuts down on travel times, gives people more low-carbon transportation options, and creates new opportunities for workers and businesses. Ontario is supporting economic growth in Southwestern Ontario and across the province by moving forward with high speed rail along the Toronto-Windsor corridor, becoming the first province to undertake a rail transformation of this magnitude.

Premier Kathleen Wynne, Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, and Deb Matthews, MPP for London North Centre, were in London yesterday, to announce that the province is moving ahead with preliminary design work on the project and investing $15 million in a comprehensive environmental assessment. Ontario will establish a new governing body to oversee the ambitious work required to design and implement high speed rail.

The announcement comes as the province releases a new report by David Collenette, Ontario’s Special Advisor on high speed rail. In 2015, Mr. Collenette was asked to assess the project’s feasibility. After extensive consultations, his report has concluded that there is a business case for high speed rail along the Toronto-Windsor corridor and that there are opportunities to engage the private sector in financing and delivering the project. Continue reading “Ontario Plans High Speed Rail for the Toronto-Windsor Corridor”

CANNES: The Black Prince actor Satinder Sartaaj to walk on Red Carpet on Saturday

ACCLAIMED ARTIST SATINDER SARTAAJ REPRESENTS INDIA AT CANNES FOR HOLLYWOOD’S BIOPIC ON THE LAST MAHARAJAH OF PUNJAB – THE BLACK PRINCE
ACCLAIMED SUFI SINGER-POET ESSAYS THE ROLE OF LAST MAHARAJAH OF PUNJAB IN BRILLSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS’ ‘THE BLACK PRINCE’

A multi-gifted artist, singer, composer and Sufi poet, Satinder Sartaaj, makes his acting debut as the Last King of Punjab – Maharajah Duleep Singh – in the highly anticipated upcoming Hollywood film – THE BLACK PRINCE, releasing worldwide on 21st July 2017

 Satinder Sartaaj will attend the 70th Cannes Film Festival in the French Rivera along with his British co-star Jason Flemyng for the trailer of THE BLACK PRINCE.  Produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners (Academy Award winning film 12 Years A Slave), THE BLACK PRINCE, is a period drama written and directed by Hollywood filmmaker Kavi Raz and filmed widely across the UK and India. It carefully captures the tragic, yet fascinating true story and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh, providing a visual narrative of one of India’s most noble kings, and his fragile relationship with, Queen Victoria, who was Godmother to his children. Continue reading “CANNES: The Black Prince actor Satinder Sartaaj to walk on Red Carpet on Saturday”

The Festival and its venues

The International Film Festival, the jewel in Cannes Bay for seven decades, has boasted a series of venues down the years Let’s take a little architectural adventure tour, from the Municipal Casino to the Palais des Festivals, of an event which over the decades has redrawn the lines of the town that serves as its prestigious backdrop.
A cinema hall at the Municipal Casino

From the beginning in 1939, Cannes was chosen as the Festival venue for its luxurious feel and tourist charms. Henry Gendre, the manager of the Grand Hotel and father of the actor Louis Jourdan, and Georges Prade who lobbied for the interests of the Riviera up in Paris circles, worked hard to help Cannes win the bid. In this cosmopolitan city famed for its splendid hotels, the Festival was seen be an opportunity to extend the tourist season. The town’s ability to rapidly convert its Casino into a projection room to match the occasion was a major asset in the eyes of the government. And so on 31 May 1939, Cannes won the right to host the event, a mere three months before the planned inauguration date.
Cannes had boasted a casino since 1907. In France, the law limited gambling venues to the coastal resorts and to have a casino was a significant tourist attraction. The Cannes casino, located at the beginning of the Croisette, was extended at the end of the first World War. With its new Ambassadors Salon, it rapidly became t h e place to be seen for high society tourists. Continue reading “The Festival and its venues”

HOW TO STAY FIT WHEN TRAVELING

By Sloane Davis

Trying to stay fit and healthy can be challenging when traveling.  I always tell my clients that the goal should be to maintain, not gain while away.  And while I am an advocate for living life and enjoying all that is has to offer, going on vacation shouldn’t become a free for all to throw in the towel when it comes to health and fitness.

A common question I receive from many prospective clients is “I am going on vacation soon.  Should I wait to start the plan or start right away?”  My answer is always this: There is never a “good” or “easy” time to start.  You have to learn to live a healthy lifestyle which is what my plans aim to do.  In other words, start the plan today.  That way, when it does come time for vacation, you have the tools you need to maintain, not gain.

While you won’t track every food that goes into your mouth on vacation, subconsciously you are much more aware of how your meals should look and be balanced if you are following a plan prior to vacation.  I can’t tell you how many clients come back to have not gained an ounce.  THAT is WINNING! Continue reading “HOW TO STAY FIT WHEN TRAVELING”

WILDLIFE RESCUE opens May 18 at the Ontario Science Centre

Wildlife populations around the world are under stress due to pollution, deforestation and habitat encroachment, with species becoming endangered and some on the brink of extinction. A new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre aims to educate visitors abour animal recovery, conservation and emergency response through inspiring stories of survival.

Wildlife Rescue draws visitors into exotic and familiar environments alike, by exploring the rehabilitation of a variety of species and revealing how we, as individuals, can make a difference. Wildlife Rescue runs from May 18 to September 4, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.

“Human activity is a leading cause of stress and extinction of wildlife populations. We urgently need to learn how to share our environment with other animal species,” said Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. “Wildlife rescue presents compelling stories about animal rescue and wildlife restoration and the dedicated people behind them.” Continue reading “WILDLIFE RESCUE opens May 18 at the Ontario Science Centre”