Creating and offering happiness is Claude’s life mission. He aims to show another image of life, one without pressure.
Claude himself went through a growth process, relinquishing his comfortable life in Canada to embark on a year-long spiritual journey in 1992. This led him to live a life on the road less travelled for almost eight years. The conclusion was the realisation of a dream to share his experiences with others. He set up a retreat centre in Bali where people have the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives and re-discover their true selves and values; without pressure and in an unpretentious yet comfortable and enjoyable way. The centre has been visited by thousands of guests since its opening.
After having personally experienced the amazing healing power of Ayurveda, Claude realized early in 2015 that it was time to make another dream come true and started the process of creating an authentic Ayurvedic panchakarma centre in Ubud. In 2016 Oneworld Ayurveda opened its doors.
“Bali has great therapeutical powers to calm and heal with its magical nature, colours and people. As long as you manage to blend in to this diversity, you will find inner peace.”
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
CONSULTANT ADVISOR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ONEWORLD AYURVEDA AND VISITING PHYSICIAN
Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a PhD in Ayurveda.
Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan (awarded best physician by Ayurveda Medical Association of India in 2012), treating thousands of patients successfully over his 35 year career.
Aparna graduated with a PhD in Ayurveda at India’s most prestigious Institute for Ayurveda and was presented ‘Jivaka Award’ for her outstanding performance in academics. She has presented on Ayurveda at many national and international seminars with her research published in several papers and journals.
Her fields of interest include mind-body medicine, yoga and Vedic medical astrology. She is dedicated to spreading the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to the world. Aparna now resides in Bali with her husband, Abhishek Joshi, BAMS, MD, PhD, also an expert of Ayurveda and the chair of Ayurveda at the Universitas Hindu Indonesia in Denpasar, Bali.
Under her guidance, Oneworld Ayurveda has developed the most authentic Panchakarma programs offered in a breathtaking environment. A team of professionals has been trained by Aparna to deliver the best possible treatments, knowledge of medicinal plants, Ayurvedic cuisine and much more.
Ninnu Sudarshan, BAMS
RESIDENT AYURVEDIC PHYSICIAN
Ninnu Sudarshan received his degree B.A.M.S. of Ayurveda from the renowned Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College in Kerala, India, the cradle of Ayurveda. He had the opportunity to interact with many eminent physicians practicing authentic Ayurveda during his studies.
Ninnu was the Ayurvedic consultant in the Kottakal Ayurveda clinic in Kollam and after that, he worked in the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy in Coimbatore, which is a real melting pot of mentors of Ayurveda. Here he perfected his Ayurvedic diagnostic methods, such as pulse diagnosis (Nadi pareeksha).
He built up his own Panchakarma center in Kollam, as well as a pharmacy producing genuine Ayurvedic medicines, which many hospitals around Kerala use today. He has practised all the Panchakarma therapies and also para surgical methods such as venesection and leech therapy. His passion for the science of Ayurveda and his great desire to help the sick encouraged him to study and practice the Varma techniques that have instant impact on the human body by stimulating the vital nerve points and the plexus.
Ninnu is highly interested in spirituality and has good knowledge of Yoga Sastra. His treatment plans use yoga, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle recommendations in addition to the Ayurvedic treatments and are, therefore, attractive to the patients as they attain both physiological and psychological wellbeing.
RETREAT SUPERVISOR/YOGA TEACHER
Wayan Tekok has been working within the ONEWORLD family since 2006, first in the yoga retreat center Kumara Sakti in Ubud, where he worked his way through the ranks to become assistant retreat leader.
A remarkable team player, hard worker and ready to try new things, Tekok – as he likes to be called – did not hesitate to embrace a new challenge as supervisor of the Ayurvedic retreat. He is eager to meet people from all over the world, welcoming them with his warm smile, to lead them to yoga and introduce them to the beautiful culture of Bali.
Tekok comes from Gianyar, some 20 minutes from here. As a father of two boys, family is very important to him. As a Balinese he believes in Karma Pala, which means producing good results from a positive action.
TREATMENT CENTRE SUPERVISOR
Ari grew up and went to school in Singaraja in North Bali and completed her spa therapist training in Nusa Dua. She gained her profound experience in spa treatments in various spas in Ubud and also worked in Turkey.
Ari has been with the ONEWORLD family since 2013 and was happy to move to the Ayurvedic resort as treatment centre supervisor. Having experienced the healing effects of Ayurveda, she is very happy to share her knowledge with her team. She is a mother of one son and loves to spend her free time with her family and also enjoys doing yoga.
Suarbawa – Kitchen Spv
Erdana – Cook
Aditya – Cook
Juliana – Cook
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