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Sun 16 Aug 2020

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Food, Body and Mind: Lab on Naturopathy

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Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power

Lab on Food, Body and Mind

August 16, 2020, Sunday | 06:30 - 07:30 AM IST

Special Guest: Dr. Rupa Vasudevan, Chancellor, BEST Innovation University


  • Dr. Apar Saoji, Associate Professor, S-VYASA Deemed-to-be University
  • Dr. Jinal Shah, Senior Nutritionist, Dr Rujuta Diwekar Team (India)




Dr. Rupa Vasudevan

Vice Chancellor, BEST Innovation University

Dr. Rupa Vasudevan is the Chancellor, BEST Innovation University. She is appointed by GOK as one of the top ten academician Executive members of the General council of Karnataka State Higher Education Council, apex body on education in the state and was also involved in planning and implementation of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) initiatives in association with the Government of Karnataka. She is actively involved in skilling and Agricultural development activities and trying meaningful ways in which we can make a difference to our farmers while documenting best practices / traditional agri knowledge systems by farmers from rural areas of South India.


Dr. Apar Saoji

Associate Professor

Dr. Apar Avinash Saoji has done his doctoral work on the Psychophysiology of Yogic Breath Retention (Kumbhaka). He currently works at S-VYASA as the Deputy Director (Academics) for the School of Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine. His research interest includes the application of Yoga and Naturopathy in Health and Disease and understanding the underlying mechanisms involved.


Dr. Jinal Shah

Senior Nutritionist

Dr. Jinal Shah has completed her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from SNDT University, Mumbai, 2012. She has trained under and is working with Rujuta Diwekar as a senior Nutritionist since then. She has participated at FENS Nutrition conference at Dublin, NSCA Fitness conference at Baltimore, IDEA World Fitness Convention at Las Vegas and ISENC Sports and exercise nutrition at New Castle, UK Dec 2015 .