Faraaz Tanveer

Passionate, precise and accessible, Faraaz is a yogic healing facilitator currently based in India. Endeavouring to make the gift of yoga accessible to everyone by emphasising basic principles, he is best known for keeping his approach simple, authentic and real.

In addition to Hatha yoga, Faraaz specialises in awareness-based deep relaxation and meditative therapies like Yog Nidra, Yogic breathing and Yin Yoga as well as ‘moving meditation’ techniques that integrate yogic insights with the wisdom of dance. He also conducts healing sessions using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

He has been a regular contributor to 'Life Positive' - India's leading health and wellness magazine.

His academic specialization is in the areas of Hospitality (B.Sc) & Management (MBA - Marketing).

EXPERIENCE

Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, INDIA (2012- 2013)

Faculty Member and Course Coordinator
Gained over 500 hours of teaching experience in RYT 200 & 500 teacher training courses and yoga retreats, with special emphasis on Yin Yoga, Yogic breath work, Yog Nidra (guided meditation & relaxation) and meditative therapies.
Acted as course coordinator for RYT 500 teacher training courses and was responsible for planning and executing the course content and activities.

Balance Wellness Center, Dubai, U.A.E. (2010-2012)

Operations Manager
Responsible for operations at the urban wellness center, the position involved focusing on holistic healing, spa and fitness. The center is spread over 22k sq feet, with 21 treatment rooms, 4 yoga/ fitness studios and a dedicated retail area.

Business Analyst
Faraaz worked on the concept, planning and execution of the new wellness brand launched by Landmark Group: 'Balance wellbeing 360'. Opened Balance Cafe' (healthy cuisine) and Balance Wellness Club (holistic healing, spa and fitness). He was part of the core team for these projects and worked on all aspects of the business.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION:

• RYT-500 (Yoga Alliance USA) Hatha Yoga teacher training from Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, India.
• Yin Yoga teacher training from Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia. USA.

* Traditional Thai yoga massage practitioner training, Swadharma yoga, Germany.

* Reiki master level from Master S Reubens ( Shanti), Rishikesh, India.

* Attended five 10-day Vipassana meditation retreats.