9 months program in personal & community health through 'Forest Therapy'
200+ people stayed at Sehatvan reversing their lifestyle and chronic diseases, building habits and attitudes towards a healthier lifestyle using “forest therapy”. Within 10-15 days, participants improved their biological age between 2 to 10 years.
Many stayed for more than what they planned for - to either work further on their own health and/or deepen their understanding of health and nutrition taking it forward. The benefits of the therapy countering accelerated ageing and early onset of diseases motivates younger participants to continue working on themselves.
We are launching “Sehatvan’s Fellowship in Health and Nutrition” for individuals looking forward to connect to their body and natural environment, and having an active interest in bringing their learnings to more.
Who Should Participate?
If you are looking forward to shaping the rapidly growing wellness sector or leading a medicine-free long and healthy life, you should apply. If you are already working in health, wellness or nutrition and wish to work further on yourself and your understanding then Sehatvan would be a great fit to your health as well as career.
This program is suited for professionals as well as non-professionals and there is no educational prerequisite. Ideally a participant should be between 15th to 30th year of his/her biological age, however, this is negotiable for highly keen individuals.
You will be provided with a certificate of participation at the end of each phase of the fellowship. You can choose to attend a part of the fellowship instead of the entire fellowship based on the interest and availability.
The Major ComponentsFellowship focuses on three major aspects but is designed to accommodate varied interests.
- Swastha : We start with our own health - not in isolation but in conjunction. We connect with our body, mind and the environment that we are a part of, assisted by the natural living spaces provided by Sehatvan.
- Sansara : While continuing to work on our health, we delve deeper to understand health and nutrition, enabling us to work with people for the next three months. Sehatvan with its visiting health seekers, provide a robust environment for observation and learning the techniques that can lead to healthier beings.
- Swadharma : This phase is to narrow down our focus and work in-depth on a problem that our heart reaches out for. Emotional health, child nutrition, reversing biological age, etc. or any other area that touches you, we work together and build a prototype inching closer to your personal vision.
How will I learn?
Sehatvan with its natural living spaces, visiting health seekers and “forest therapy” developed on the principles of Community, Nature & Autophagy (CNA) will serve as the major pillar of the learning. Course is being held under the supervision of Dr. Vipin Gupta who will individually spend time with each and every participant on their learning through personal and group conversations.
There will be no examinations, however all the candidates are required to maintain a rigor ensuring learning of the entire group.
Additionally, the participants will be helped to substantiate their learnings through various online resources such as Stanford’s Introduction to Food and Health, Yale’s Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body is Telling, Edinburgh’s Understanding Obesity, Copenhagen’s Diabetes - a Global Challenge to name a few.
Apart from health and nutrition, participants shall be encouraged to allocate their 1/3rd learning hours towards art, music, dance, psychology and other humanities.
We encourage everyone to work in the community space that we have created to improve further the health benefits. The program costs are INR 60,000 per trimester and requires you to spend at least 2 hours a day for the shared responsibilities. While you can reduce your per trimester costs to INR 15,000 by opting to work extra which further only strengthens your practice and learnings. Work options include media lab, eco-construction, organic farming, hosting and facilitation.
This amount includes facilitation and living costs.
Seats and Deadlines
The first group shall have 5 participants. Fellowship starts in August, 2019 and ends in April, 2020. Applications are open and will be processed on a rolling basis. So earlier you apply, the more chances of you getting selected.
- Fill the form
- Orientation at Sehatvan, Bhopal - 29-30 June for shortlisted candidates
- One on one interactions and final results announcement in July First week.
Meet the Expert - Dr. Vipin Gupta
A drug discovery scientist, he spent over two decades developing new medicines for various pharma companies in India, Europe and America. In 2011 he was invited by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at Nobel Museum, Stockholm to represent Southeast Asia. He co-founded a research publishing company ‘Inventi’ in 2010 and a self-healing space ‘Sehatvan’ in 2016.
‘Sahaj Sehat’ series carries the viewpoints of how body’s auto-repair capabilities can make use of medicines redundant in lifestyle diseases.
We are in touch with the guest facilitators and will announce their availability once it is confirmed. Sehatvan is a home to people ranging from civil services, working on arts, environment and education and groups or meetups - opportunities which can be used to learn deeper.