Tim McGowan

Tim McGowan is a spiritual growth counselor in the U.S. He is a licensed social worker with a private practice in this area for almost 20 years. Tim works with individuals and groups to facilitate personal spiritual growth. He has studied in-depth with spiritual writers Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey. Tim maintains a deep and abiding interest both in the world’s mystical traditions and in collective action for global environmental and social issues. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and has travelled widely. Tim lives in Rochester New York U.S.A., is married and has one and soon to be two! grandchildren. 


Jim Rogers

As a Relationship Consciousness Expert and MentorTM, Jim Rogers has been highly instrumental in helping save relationships, and marriages, as well as helping many find a deeper understanding of what it means to love themselves.
Through his understanding of human dynamics and behavior, along with the importance of personal and spiritual growth, Jim demystifies the difficulties that many have experienced in their relationships with self and others.
In doing so, many have been able to more readily move forward with their hearts healed and open to a deeper, more rewarding love.
Living all that he teaches, Jim’s depth of understanding on the importance of love and acceptance within relationships comes from a hard-earned place of learning to love and accept himself after his painfully difficult second divorce.

Learning and practicing self-acceptance and self-love in his own life made a complete difference in the quality of his life and relationship.

Roberta Shaw

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Roberta Shaw graduated with Honors from Stanford University in History and Humanities, and then earned a Master of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, in Art History.  She has spent a total of 14 years of her adult life outside of the U.S.A. - about 5 of those years in India - in Kolkata, Trivandrum, and Chandigarh.  She has enjoyed living and traveling in many areas of the world, learning about and appreciating the diverse arts, cultures, religions, and history of our world.  She has taught Art History in several U.S. colleges and organized and conducted numerous Art & History tours abroad to European and Asian countries.  For the past nineteen years she has been teaching courses for retired people at Institutes for Lifelong Learning in the San Francisco area, always with an emphasis on the relationship between the visual arts and their historical and cultural context. 

Her husband, Dr. Frederick Shaw, is the founder and CEO of the NGO, Developing Indigenous Resources (DIR), a health and education program which has operated in bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh since 2005 for the benefit of low income residents.

Arun Bhardwaj

Born in the lap of Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh- India), Arun Bhardwaj grew up in an environment where asking questions was encouraged and curiosity was considered foundation to enlightenment. He dedicates his learning to those who encouraged him in his quest to “figure things out” and responded passionately to his childhood curiosities. Growing up in spiritual environment helped him accept possibilities beyond the realm of logic. His experiential learning in the initial years, exposure to spirituality, engineering & business education, and opportunities to work with multicultural experts from diverse background have helped him actuate his logical, emotional and intuitive brain. The result is an entertaining passionate speaker who with his scientific approach, experiential wisdom, humor and story-telling invokes innovation, inspiration, leadership in the audience of all ages.
Arun has lived in South Korea for three years, where he learned about Buddhism and the art of Zen. After that he has lived in the USA for more than 9 years, where he gained understanding of the western culture and philosophy. His talks have golden nuggets from his Indian, Oriental and Western learning. His vision is to blend goodness of science, arts and spirituality with common-sense to inspire "Inner Transformation" and help people operate in the Excellence Zone.

Varun Khanna

Varun is an renowned yoga instructor based in Chandigarh, whose students include the beginner  yoga enthusiasts,students  as well as skilled yogis.Thousands  also experienced his  innovative style of yoga-“Parmanand Yoga-Way to Eternal Bliss” through his regular workshops.The emphasis here is on  the philosophy that humans are the part of the Almighty made in his very image. So we are meant to be perfectly healthy and eternally happy and we at parmanand yoga  help students to first understand this idea and then guide them to finally achieve the Eternal Yogi by nature he wasn’t introduced to yoga by any outer means but was guided by the  Divine instinct alone to follow this very  path.

At the age of 17, a trip to Ladakh in the lap of Himalayas changed his perception towards life.During a month long stay he got a chance to meet some budhist monks and watch them leading an extremely disciplined life. That was 13 years ago, when he took his first yoga class from a Yoga professor which went on for two years. Humility, serenity, and straightforwardness are the invaluable traits that give a strong foundation to his persona .Add to that a sense of humour and depth of understanding and an excellent yoga trainer is made.

Afterwards he conducted classes and privates in Schools, Yoga Studios, Outdoor Yoga and assisted Yoga Retreats in the Jammu and Kashmir andC handigarh.

His classes combined a variety of movements and postures with emphasis on the mind-body connection with technical aspects of building a strong practice stemming from his desire to use yoga as a tool to heal and strengthen the body. Expect to breathe, laugh and sweat in his class! He also has a deep respect and passion for the other aspects of Yoga, which to him are just as important as the physical poses.

Our Associates

1) Sacred Life Foundation

2) Alliance Française Le Corbusier de Chandigarh

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We offer a practical spiritual teaching, in order to promote awakening and personal growth, motivation for positive behavior changes, and influencing practices and policy to support a healthy environment. At people performing at peak performance levels.

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Latest Event

Friday 08 May 2015

( 5:30pm to 7:30pm )

"Happiness Spa"
Rejuvenate Joy in Your Life

Interactive Motivational Program by  by Mr. Arun Bhardwaj & Dr. Renee Singh

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