Top

The Team

Team Image

Arjun Menon

Partner
Team Image

Dr. Sumaiya Menon

Founder & CEO
Team Image

Aparajita Ghose

Spirit Guide

Dr. Sumaiya Menon, Founder & CEO

In pursuit of making a difference, Sumaiya chose medicine as an early career choice. Practicing as resident doctor in various hospitals, she soon found herself drowning in the archaic system. Her greatest challenge as a medical professional was understanding patient behaviors - why patients repeated certain patterns in spite of knowing the unfavorable effect of their actions?

Breaking away from the traditional approach, over the past 10 years Sumaiya has been impassioned by and has read extensively on alternative methodologies to health and happiness while working on several businesses.

Bodysm is a brainchild born out of her love for Yoga, Meditation and the Cosmic Connection and her commitment to support individuals in their journey through life, as they contribute back to hers.

Sumaiya completed her Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from Mumbai University in 2003 and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (with an emphasis on Non-Profit Management) from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. X

Aparajita Ghose, Spirit Guide

Aparajita has been teaching yoga since 2008. Over theyears she have has practiced different styles includingBikram, Bihar School of Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.

Finally she chose Iyengar Yoga as the main style, both for her practice and teaching. She is a certified Introductory Level 1&2 Iyengar teacher. She teaches classes in various Fitness Clubs and Yoga Studios. Alongwith group classes she also teaches private yoga sessions.

She loves the subject of Yoga and all aspects of it, from Asanas to Philisophy. Her intention is to share what she learns and experiences through her explorations and practice, so that another person can feel the spark of yoga light up their life. X

Arjun Menon, Partner

Arjun is an experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. A partner to Dr. Sumaiya, both on the personal and professional front, Arjun has been a great supporter of Bodysm's vision and long term plans.

A Mechanical Engineering and Management graduate from Edinburgh University. He was the Group CEO of IAL Group of companies, specialising in Shipping and Logistics across the Middle East, Indian-Sub Continent, South East Asia and USA.
Under his portfolio, Arjun has owned and operated businesses across several sectors from General Trading, Software development, Architectural Visualisation, Agriculture and Real Estate.

He is the founder & CEO of Smart Box Industries LLC. Building a greener tomorrow through their SMART construction using shipping containers as Lego blocks to create bespoke architectural solutions for global clients.

Arjun is analytical and process-driven and provides technical support to the Bodysm, leading the platform design for version 2.0.

Homeschooling dad to 3 girls, Arjun is a fantastic teacher. Passionate about art, tech-driven growth and new-age principles of digital disruption, in his free time, you can find him doodling and studying into the wee hours of the night! X

Soul

Team Image

Satyama Lasby

Tantra Master & Instructor
Team Image

Sarah Abdelal

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Chakra Therapist & NLP Coach
Team Image

Eileen Meehan

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Corporate Therapist & NLP Coach
Team Image

Dana Liparts

Professional Guide
Team Image

Kenanah

Karmic Healer & Trauma Release Therapist
Team Image

MayBritt Searty

Doctor of Naturopathic medicine, Family Constellation & Osho Therapist, Transformational Coach
Team Image

Devanshu

Tibetan & Taoist Master

MayBritt Searty

For the past 3 decades, MayBritt has been working in the field of holistic health and personal development using various modalities such as Cranio-sacral Therapy, Life Coaching, Naturopathy, 3-in-1 Kinesiology, Personality Consultancy, Osho Therapy, Kundalini Yoga and Family/Systemic Constellation Therapy.

She has worked and lived in several countries working with indigenous tribes, NGOS, corporates, families and individuals with 12 years in Africa, 12 years in the Middle East and Europe, and is currently based out of Dubai.

5 years ago May’s focus shifted drastically to working more with the Intuitive Body. By incorporating Family/Systemic Constellation Work and Meditation into her work as a main tool, May help’s you learn how to cultivate an improved relationship with yourself, your ancestors, the earth and your own personal path of meaning and purpose.

May’s approach empowers and touches your life to the very core, unlocks limiting beliefs, and helps you resolve and let go of your emotional baggage from the past.

May invites you to follow your inner movement and have an open mind and heart - to allow positive elements of love, harmony and success to enter your life. X

kenanah

A life transformation facilitator, Kenanah is deeply intuitive and able to easily connect with the energetic field of the person in front of her, giving her immediate access to what needs to be cleansed.

Using powerful healing modalities listed below, she helps us become the best version of ourselves - by actively altering our inner world, into a world that is kinder, more authentic, and more conscious.

Powerful healing modalities altering our inner world to become the best version of ourselves
Since 2010, Kenanah has guided hundreds of humans to be true to themselves, opening them up to the magic of life. She does this through her many healing modalities by holding space and creates a non-judgmental environment filled with love and compassion, for others to activate their own healing capabilities.

She passionately helps others to clear their path from emotional and energetic baggage, for the future to be manifested with clarity and freedom of what was holding them back.

Clearing the path of emotional and energetical baggage.

Every session with her is very relieving, uplifting, and empowering.

Kenanah is certified in and uses a combination of the following modalities:
• Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) • Catharsis Therapy (Karmic Healing) • Spiritual Restructuring (SpR) Family Tree • Primordial Energy Activation/Transcendence • Applied PsychoNeurobiology, TAT • Trauma Release Therapy • Pranic Healing Teacher • Life Vision Correction • Energetic Facelift • Access Bars X

Sarah Abdelal

Daughter to a French mother and Syrian father, Sarah was born and grew up in Germany. With a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and another in Customs, she started her career overseeing projects in the Real Estate, Logistics and Transportation sector. A few years later, she started volunteering with various charitable organizations and NGOs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Syria, UAE and more.

Through her travels and work, Sarah developed the ability to interact and communicate with people from various backgrounds and beliefs. Meanwhile, her curiosity to understand individuals and societies on a deeper level began to grow as she was witness to traumas and sufferings of people she met along her path. This triggered her to study various healing techniques.

She became certified in Pranic Healing, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Chakra Re-alignment and Aura Photography, along with many other advanced methodologies. She has a Diploma from the American School of Hypnosis and is a member of The American International Association, The National Guild and The Hypnotherapy Register among others.
Sarah usually uses a combination of these complex and rewarding techniques to enrich the quality of life of her clients. She believes that we all have the ability to go within to free ourselves from the burden that weighs us down. She helps each individual reach out to that place of purity and peace deep inside, and encourages her client’s to fill their hearts and souls with love and joy.

Sarah has a mission to prove… To teach people that happiness is a simple inside job and that life should be experienced in each moment with blissful excitement!

Sarah conducts One-on-One session, either in person or online, in addition to various workshops which are fun, deep and enlightening, all at the same time. X

Satyama Lasby

Satyama Ratna Lasby is an internationally known and advanced teacher of Tantra and Traditional Hatha & Tantric Yoga.

Taking deep learnings from the physical realms of the body she first became a teacher in Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2003 and then began teaching Tantra in group settings in 2011.

In her extensive travels in India, Guatemala, Bali, Hawaii and Thailand, she has also gained accreditation in the therapies of Thai massage, cranial sacral, lomi lomi, Swedish, Chi Nei Tsang, and Tantric massage. Her love of Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage and the Tao tradition flourished in 2013 in Chiang Mai, wherein she healed herself of the painful and chronic condition of endometriosis which she had for 15 years. She went deeper into CNT and became a trainer of the specialized massage and also learned Karsai Nei Tsang massage.

Satyama is currently focusing on teaching women to use the jade egg for womb health and healing of the yoni, as well as changing the limitations of society and conditioned beliefs. She has a deep personal interest and love in the authenticity of Tantra and Osho’s work. The merging of yoga and the mysticism often involved in tantric study is the topic of her new book, The Tao of Tantric Yoga.

For the past eight years, she has lived in Koh Phangan, Thailand, working with clients worldwide, developing programs and leading award-winning yoga teacher training programs, teaching over 2,000 students to be yoga teachers and Chi Nei Tsang practitioners. X

Eileen Meehan

Eileen Meehan is an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist, Time-Line Therapy Practitioner, NLP Life Coach, and Corporate Talent Management Specialist.

Qualified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy, Time-Line Therapy Institute, and American Board of NLP, Eileen has practiced in Ireland and Dubai, working with thousands of clients on a variety of subjects including stress management, relationship difficulties, overcoming blocks, fears and phobias, skin and eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, smoking cessation, and weight loss.

She has trained extensively with Zen Buddhist monks in South Korea and has participated in many meditation retreats and personal development trainings and conferences around the world.

Eileen is also an ICF Certified Coach Practitioner and is passionate about supporting people to uncover their true selves and realize their full potential.

She has worked with many large Multi-national corporations as part of their corporate resource development and wellness initiatives including Emirates Airlines, Samsung, Bvlgari, KPMG, eBay, PayPal and the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE). She an expert is guiding corporate executives into living a more balanced life, all while maintaining peak performance and productivity. X

Devanshu

Devanshu started his spiritual journey at an early age. In 1977, he travelled to Pune where he got initiated as a Sannyas by the legendary Master and Mystic Osho Rajneesh. Over the next 12 years Devanshu trained in modern therapies of the humanistic potential movement in the Osho ashram, including Encounter, Primal, Tantra, Neo- Reichian Bodywork, Gestalt, Psycho-Drama, Massage and Reiki.

Further down his path, Devanshu studied and worked for 7 years with Dheeraj, a reincarnation of a high Tibetan Lama, during which he received the full transmission of Tibetan Pulsing Yoga and Therapy. After the passing away of Dheeraj , Devanshu continued to study Tibetan Buddhism with other Lamas from several traditions including Lama Choedak Yuthok and Tulku Lobsang.

Devanshu has been recognized into the path of enlightenment by H.H Dalai Lama and has received several highly recognized Tantra Yoga initiations. He has studied with the legendary Master Mantak Chia and is certified to teach this system of healing and inner alchemy. He worked and lived in Japan is trained in Martial-arts under the expert guidance of Korean masters. After having run his own retreat center in Siberia with his wife, Devanshu is now based in Spain from where he travels the world to spread his immense knowledge and wisdom.

He is a true master whose work integrates more than 40 years of experience into a series of powerful practices designed to help people to take charge of their health, empower their lives, and experience the deep rewards of awareness. X

Dana Liparts

Meet Dana, one of the region’s most successful self-made women entrepreneurs with 25+ years of achievements and accomplishments.

Dana is an Endeavor Entrepreneur – a global accolade awarded to high-impact entrepreneurs with the greatest potential for economic and social impact in their regions. In 2019, Dana was awarded the honour of Social Entrepreneurship Leader of the Year by SME Advisor Middle East. Dana is actively involved with Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO), and is also a mentor, speaker and judge for organisations such as Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre), MEED and Ingenious Faces.

Following a particularly intense 15 year journey focusing on professional and financial “success`` that led to total burnout, Dana completely re-assessed her philosophy and approach to life over the last 3 years to emerge into a happier, more present and motivated Dana. Acknowledging a fundamental value shift, Dana took control of her genius through powerful shadow which involved facing her inner struggles and demons.

As an active contributing member to her professional community and an individual invested in self-development, Dana’s approach stems from defining core values, embracing one’s inner voice, and understanding and implementing Gestalt techniques in her every interaction.

A conversation with Dana always leaves you richer as she generously shares her immense wealth of knowledge and inner wisdom.

Dana’s Core Belief:

``When our identity is rooted in past achievements, it is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs, executives and high achievers to embrace their future genius. To become the next powerful version of ourself, we have to learn to let go of the value we place on our past accolades and sacrifices… and embrace the new, whatever that might look like!`` X

Body & Mind

Team Image

Dima Al Malakeh

Integrated Fitness Trainer
Team Image

Naseem Kapasi

Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Instructor
Team Image

Aparajita Ghose

Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Instructor
Team Image

Elizabeth

Sound Therapist
Team Image

Master Alex

Martial Arts Instructor
Team Image

Guzal Abliz

Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor
Team Image

Leoné Murphy

Kids Yoga & Creative Expression Instructor

Dima Al Malakeh

MEET DIMA:

Driven by her own personal story of health challenges, Dima dived into an immersive love affair with fitness around 4 years ago.

Through Dima’s intensive training and experience, Dima acquired an in-depth understanding about human anatomy, breathing techniques and spiritual elements of practice, all of which she taps into during her sessions to bring a sense of pure holistic wellbeing and body confidence.

Dima combines and designs personalized integrated fitness programs using a mixed toolbag of Cardio Routines, HIIT, Flow Yoga, Power Yoga, Swing Yoga and Mindfulness practices.

Dima is hands-on in creating weight loss schedules for clients and works in alignment with the client’s objectives to create a structured plan and timeline to ensure success and fulfillment of goals.

A session with Dima leaves you feeling cared for as she gently guides her clients into connecting with their inner being, throughout the practice and during her ending guided meditation.

DIMA'S APPROACH:

“When you accept & embrace who you are, those moments of awareness are what bring me the greatest joy… both as an instructor and as a facilitator for change!” X

Guzal Abliz

MEET GUZAL:

Originally from China and born into a teaching family, Guzal is an RYT – 550 hrs yoga instructor, sound healer and meditation practitioner.

Guzal has combined her innate skill for teaching from her heart, with her passion for elevated self-actualization practices.

Her goal-oriented yoga lessons have helped numerous businessmen and women, senior citizens, and individuals on their journey of self-discovery and growth. Through practice, she guides her clients into connecting with themselves, strengthening and stretching the mind and the body, and achieving the highest performance of their life’s mission.

Guzal provides hands-on therapeutic adjustments through her session and strongly reinforces alignment and flow within the inner you.

Further, she combines the magic of sound healing and kundalini awakening when required to ensure a deep and fulfilling practice.

GUZAL'Z APPROACH:

“I truly believe that if one has a mind, one has a mission. I love to help my clients uncover what lies beneath and to support them in fulfilling their life’s mission!” X

Elizabeth

After working in the corporate world for over 30 years, Elizabeth has devoted the last ten years to studying and practicing holistic wellness. A member of the Therapeutic Sound Association, Elizabeth has been studying sound therapy since 2017. Studying with Sonic Temple in Dubai, Sound Healing Academy and British Academy of Sound Therapy in the UK.
Elizabeth has certifications and diplomas in Yoga: 200 hours (YTT) teacher training, Anti-Gravity® Yoga, Gravity Yoga®, Yogabody® Breathing Coach, Mindfulness, Holistic Nutrition, Stress Management, Life Coaching, Body Language, Sound Therapy, both 1-2-1 and Group Sound Relaxation Therapy with Sound Baths and Gong baths. X

Naseem Kapasi

Naseem started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2001 in Dubai. She currently holds Iyengar Yoga, Junior Level II Intermediate Certification and is working towards Level III. Naseem’s classes are up-beat and accessible to both beginner and experienced students. She is precise in her instructions and focuses on postural alignment to get the best out of the asanas. She is committed to sharing her passion for yoga with her students and to continuing her own journey as a student and teacher.

In addition to Yoga, Naseem has a love for pottery and runs classes for children and adults. If she is not doing Yoga or Pottery you can find her ever expanding her boundaries trekking all the way up to Everest Base Camp, paddle boarding, dancing and enjoying life to the fullest! X

Aparajita Ghose

Aparajita has been teaching yoga since 2008. Over theyears she have has practiced different styles includingBikram, Bihar School of Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.

Finally she chose Iyengar Yoga as the main style, both for her practice and teaching. She is a certified Introductory Level 1&2 Iyengar teacher. She teaches classes in various Fitness Clubs and Yoga Studios. Alongwith group classes she also teaches private yoga sessions.

She loves the subject of Yoga and all aspects of it, from Asanas to Philisophy. Her intention is to share what she learns and experiences through her explorations and practice, so that another person can feel the spark of yoga light up their life. X

Leoné Murphy

Leoné Murphy is a self proclaimed priestess/faerie and lover of the magic and mysteries of life. She is a 500 hour RYT certified yoga instructor, also offering women’s circles and holistic workshops.

She is also a professional singer/songwriter and has focused her energies on the power of mantras and medicine music in the past few years. Her main interest at the moment is bringing people back into community and healing through re-remembering and reclaiming the wisdom that lies within all of us.

Leoné has a unique gift for working with children of all ages. Her natural playfulness authenticity and bright aura is captivating making her a true inspiration for the next generation.

Her Creative Expression classes are designed to allow children a free flow of energy and an easy channeling of their own inner creative power. Through music, dance and art she guides kids through a process of self expression!

Leoné's Kids Yoga classes are fun, easy to follow and very empowering, giving children the opportunity to learn a practice that will stay with them forever. X

Master Alex

A National Taekwondo Champion and Certified 5th Dan Black Belt, Master Alex has 18 years of experience in Taekwondo, Modern Arnis-Kali Combat, Hapkido, and Tang Soo Do Coaching under his belt. Alex is a Taekwondo Referee, and is currently a Member of UAE’s Karate & Taekwondo Federation as well as the International Combat Hapkido Federation. He has won many championships over his long career including the Black Belt Division of Dubai Karate’s Invitational Tournament and has subsequently trained many succeeding champions since.

With extensive experience working with children of all ages, Alex’s passion is to share the power of martial arts with the younger
generation. Alex teaches techniques that have the ability to change the way we channel our energy, anger and emotions, and he is on a mission to keep this art of training and transformation alive. Master Alex’s classes are fun, dynamic and open to all levels. He loves teaching families as much as children, creating an uplifting space for everyone to come together and express their inner power. X

Marketing and Support

Team Image

Divya

Creative Support
Team Image

Kinda Al Haik

Growth Manager
Team Image

Jijo Raj

Web Development Support

Jijo Raj

MEET JIJO:

Jijo completed his post graduation in India in 2016 and he holds a Master's degree in Software Systems.

With over 5 year’s experience creating websites and custom software solutions, Jijo has created more than 30+ website and 5+ software solutions, and is instrumental in putting together Bodysm’s website and its continual up-keep.

JIjo’s experience across various sectors and in different areas of web development from back- end programming (PHP, Laravel, Ajax) to front end engineering (HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript), digital accessibility, user experience and visual design, has provided Jijo a vast bandwidth to optimize website development & create innovative digital solutions.

JIjo’s greatest asset remains his every ready “I-can-do-it” attitude and a promptness that differentiates him from the rest, creating a positive ecosystem to work with - no matter what the challenge! X

Divya

MEET DIVYA:

Bodysm’s passionate Creative Support Executive.

Divya completed her Degree in Engineering in 2011 and has veered into the field of software and digital marketing for the last 10 years.

With a strong interest in content creation, health and wellness, Divya has the experience of managing over 22+ clients in the Middle East North Africa Region. For a small stint, Divya was a columnist part of a renown English Newspaper in the UAE, sharing her thoughts on conscious parenting and children’s behavioral growth.

Curious in her journey to know more about how the human mind works, Divya found alignment in Bodysm and her personal quest.

During her free time, you can find her indulged in exploring new avenues of creativity… be it through dance, books or her two beautiful girls. X

Kinda Al Haik

MEET KINDA

The moment you meet Kinda, you are taken in by her engaging personality and infectious enthusiasm. Coupled with strong communication skills, she is an asset to any team and we are excited to have her onboard as Bodysm’s First Full Time Employee!

An Electrical Engineer by qualification, Kinda has worked across varied industries including education to extreme sports.

Kinda’s own personal journey has provided her the exposure to many wellbeing and holistic healing modalities. She takes great effort and pride on uncovering her true inner self by exploring various paths of self-discovery and connection to consciousness.

With Bodysm, Kinda functions as conduit between clients and facilitators as she ensures their smooth coordination. Further, she is involved in business development and program development at a tactical and implementation level internally.

Kinda’s passions include art, photography, sports, and the outdoors with over 120 skydives.

A budding self-made entrepreneur, Kinda recently ventured into her own Super-Foods brand and has been involved in searching, studying, and collecting superfoods and adaptogens from their local sources.

We are excited to have her onboard and can’t wait for you to get to know her as well! X