The Team

Stree’s team comprises the founder, an Ayurveda Doctor, volunteers and paid staff. They are all dedicated to the vision of Stree.

The locally paid women staff come from impoverished and/ or dysfunctional functional homes. Some of them work from home as they have family responsibilities and therefore need the freedom to work from home.

Our volunteers are dedicated to protecting Mother Earth and empowering other women with new skills or assisting in the running of the organisation with their own skills.

If anyone wants to join our team as a volunteer to share their skills or as staff, please do contact us.

Dr Shuchita Singh

Dr Shuchita Singh

Doctor

Shuchita Singh qualified as an Ayurveda Doctor from Baraktullha University more than ten years ago. She is also a qualified Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist. She has worked with reputable organisations including Sanjeevani Ayurveda and Maharishi Ayurveda. She has managed in patient units as well as out patient units both in private companies as well as Government hospitals. She works in the area of diet, lifestyle and medicines and has a keen interest in Women’s health, Mental health, inner and outer beauty.

Shuchita is HOD in Nouf Academy ( Ayurveda Department). She designed courses for NOUF and this academy offers courses including an introduction to Ayurveda, Ayurveda cooking and Ayurveda beauty.

Having worked as an Ayurveda diet andConsultant & Lifestyle consultant she has over 10 years in this field. She has special expertise in
womens health, stress and pain management.

Having worked for Narmada women wellness world Bhopal Madhya Pradesh as HOD,she has a keen interest in Women’s health.

A teacher of Ayurveda, Shuchita, is committed to the empowerment of women on all levels as well as the making of natural products in tune with Ayurveda. Originally from Madhya Pradesh, she is now based in Rishikesh.

Gurmeet kour

Gurmeet kour

Volunteer

Gurmeet Kour Bali has been into digital marketing for the last 13 years with expertise in Consulting, Implementation and Maintenance of services aimed to strengthen business models in the Web Economy.

She has seen dramatic search engine improvements over the years and with the ways SEO and digital marketing techniques have taken turns to sail with the changing winds of the search world.

She is an active social worker and volunteers for many children and women organizations. 

Pratibhashree Dr. Kalpana Sampath

Pratibhashree Dr. Kalpana Sampath

Volunteer Guide/Inspirer

Kalpana has been working as a coach, trainer, and development artiste for nearly 3 decades
helping individuals and organizations focus on excellence through clarifying their vision and values. Her work has spanned to a large section of society from involvement with corporate organizations to her work with children exploring life education. Having a flair for writing and research, she has also contributed many articles and books in the area of learning and development.

Being an artist, script writer and an actor, she is also involved in projects that
connects social issues to theater, movies, music and dance. As Director of Arpitha Associates Pvt Ltd, she is at the vanguard of the movement of interventions facilitating growth and empowerment in individuals and organizations based on the ‘Evolutionary Leadership model, using the concept of vision value alignment for deep change.

Working with them at a fundamental level with process-oriented approach, she facilitates
awareness of deep-rooted values from which behaviour emerges. She leads the sister concern Education for Integrating Life (EFIL Educational Services Pvt Ltd), dedicated to reaching out Life education curriculum to Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents of educational institutions. With the flagship program EQUBE (enabling evolutionary excellence) Kalpana has been enabling Social entrepreneurship development process amongst senior school students and youth along with her accomplished team. Over 3000 social action projects in last 8 years impacting over 30000 lives so far in schools in Bangalore. Kalpana’s expertise at change management stems from her inviolable principle of acceptance.

Her deep spiritual engagement and connect to children contributes to her capacity for facilitating integration of apparently disparate experiences. Kalpana with her affable personality brings a unique flavor to her workshops with her capacity for easily connecting to people and their foundational beliefs. Her participants experience her as highly empathetic and supportive while handling stressful modules. Kalpana’s research acumen and conceptual clarity distinguish her as a practitioner who is constantly learning and feeding her experiences back into ongoing research.

Agnes

Agnes

Supporter

Agnes is a supporter and promoter of Stree. She feels passionate about women’s empowerment hence her work with Stree. When she decided to work with Stree she donated an incredible image of Stree which you will see in our art product line under the name of Shakti.
Agnes’s mind is her palette, the colours her emotions, and each brush stroke, a visual expression of those emotions on canvas. Her themes always revolve around elements of Nature and Life.  Her works are a continual attempt of an in-depth analysis of the definition of Life. She is happiest when connected with and around Nature. This subject makes up the largest part of her artworks, and she has created art in impressionistic as well as abstract styles. Her works are recognizable by the play of textures merged into the colour play.
The year 2014 brought about a turning point in the life of Agnes when she immersed herself completely into painting.  She recently set out on a journey of art with her friends, participating in numerous group exhibitions in India and overseas.
Her CANVAS STORIES, is a metamorphosis of thoughts, a play of colours portrayed on canvas.  The painting series she has worked on are – Tropical Forests,  Feelings & Emotions and Monkey Mind.  As her hands paint, her mind also captures her thoughts in words, some of which are displayed along with the paintings.
Her art has been selected and displayed at various prestigious exhibitions across the country and overseas.
Her paintings are part of the collections of Chitramayee State Gallery of Art, Hyderabad, and also part of many private collections in cities across India, Australia, Dubai, New Zealand, London, Canada and USA.
Barbara Amrita

Barbara Amrita

Supporter & Volunteer

Barbara Amrità is an Energy Healer, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher and Nutritional + Life Coach who lives and breathes a conscious yogic lifestyle.

She loves empowering people and supporting them in process of becoming the best and most truthful version of themselves. Amrità is passionate about sharing the sacred technologies of Energy Healing, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, and holistic nutrition in order that people are able to transform and get closer to living the life of their dreams. Her psychic abilities enable her to understand people in great depth and make her intuitive guidance a great blessing in helping people align with their souls purpose.

As a former Environmental Educationist, School and Language Teacher, who started teaching her first classes at the age of 12, she brings lots of experience in the field of teaching. She adores playing mantras on her harmonium, spending time in nature, gathering with likeminded people, cooking wholesome vegan food and has made her love for travelling part of her lifestyle. She speaks six languages fluently and has triple nationality; English, Swiss, Italian.

Laxmi

Laxmi

Volunteer

Laxmi now in her mid thirties lives with her Mother and 3 children. She was married off at the age of 14 and has been separated from her husband for 9 years. Her husband was an alcoholic and did very little to support the family. Previously Laxmi cleaned houses for a living to make ends meet. She has brought up her children single handedly and been the sole bread provider for the family since she separated from her husband. She began her studies as an Ayurveda Dr from Kerala in 2007 and has remained in this field ever since. She has even trained her son and daughter in Ayurveda. Her daughter is also studying yoga and her other is still at school. She is a true example of women’s empowerment and would like to empower other women. She has good practical skills of how to make handicrafts and will be teaching other women the same.

Trijita Goswami

Trijita Goswami

Supporter & Yoga Teacher/ Therapist

Trijita has been a professional yoga therapist for the last 4 years. She has worked in the area of empowerment of women, corporate psychology and cancer patients.

She was brought up in Mumbai and is a trained classical bharatnatyam dancer for 14 years. She has been an active dancer in Neeta Ambani dance group formed by Dhirubhai Ambani foundation.

From her childhood, she has had a keen interest in Human evolution and empowering women.

She is associated with the renowned Bihar School of Yoga and has received extensive training there in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy and Yoga Nidra.

Her main aim is to work in the area of yoga as a holistic science and way of life.

She is a commerce graduate from Mumbai and has an MBA in Marketing and retail from Southern New Hamsphire University. She worked as a corporate in the Banking Sector for 6 years.

She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in yoga from the renowned Himalayan institute of Ayurveda and teaching Yoga philosophy on various Yoga teachers training courses in Rishikesh.

Savita

Savita

Staff

Savita was born in the northern state if Uttar Pradesh. She married at the age of 17 and has 4 children aged 21. 19, 18, and 16. Her husband died 10 years ago and since then she has been supporting herself and her children through sewing clothes. She has been living hand to mouth and is happy to have regular work stitching packaging for Stree. She will also be trained in other handicraft work.

Pooja

Pooja

Staff

Pooja comes from a broken home with an alcoholic father who has not provided for the family since her childhood. She is 21 years old and lives with her mother, brothers and grandmother. She is doing a degree in Yogic Science at Uttarakhand University and has trained as an Ayurveda therapist. She is helping with the management work of Stree.

Other staff working from home

We have a team of around ten women from their homes creating packaging and products from their home and other spaces.