Founder & Co-Chair
Spa & Wellness Association of India
President & CEO
BODY BISTRO Ayurvedic Apothecary
"Beauty is not only about what you put on your face, it is about the intention you have spiritually. The inner life is reflected on the outer person. Ayurveda thus becomes a lifestyle choice.”
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author, Carina Chatlani was born in Bombay, India, and raised in Germany, England and the USA. She enjoyed a wonderfully eclectic childhood that blended the worlds of East and West. A descendent to medical doctors and international diplomats, Ms. Chatlani’s strong belief in the science of Ayurveda (the Indian Science of Healing) and traditional therapies are rooted in the teachings of her family. Her Grandfather in particular helped fuel her fascination towards holistic therapies. After studying Biological Sciences in a boarding school in the Himalayans, she was granted an apprenticeship, working with the masters in the Himalayan Mountains.
Equipped with a degree in Biological Science and Plant Morphology, Ms. Chatlani merged her extensive education as well as her belief in Ayurveda to create a truly bio-advanced, technologically effective, skin care regime containing collagen-enhancing and antioxidant ingredients. The concept of BODY BISTRO emerged as a manifestation of Ms. Chatlani’s intention to live a life of healing through the science of Ayurveda. She has developed the first professional skin management collection for BODY BISTRO, called the ASANA SPA | SKIN SYSTEM.
Through her wish of “radiant blessings” to all, Chatlani’s pursuits with BODY BISTRO have helped the world to “purify, balance and nurture”. The fruits of her labors have been realized with a blend of Eastern holistic philosophy and Western science—an otherwise untapped combination, rich in recovery for body and soul. Carina’s spa product innovations have captivated the spa industry. Some of the world’s top spas - extending from the coast of Ceylon to the shores of Florida, have tapped into Carina’s expertise and creative talent to design unique spa menus that have gone on to earn ecstatic reviews from the media.
Ms. Chatlani is the author of numerous articles including Protecting Your Skin from the Harsh Winter Weather, Healing Methods: Affirmations and Visualizations, The Healing Benefits of Turmeric, and Culinary Creations: Aromatic herbs and Ancient Ayurveda. She is currently working on a new book about Ancient Cosmology and Sixth Dimensional Wellness, “Truth of the Flowering Mind”.
She is the most sought-after authority in holistic beauty, organic and lifestyle industries. Media giants such as Harper’s Bazaar, the WB Television, LA Times, CBS, Lucky Magazine, Fortune, Elle, Glamour, and Extra! TV constantly and consistently trusts her words of wisdom on beauty and Ayurveda.
Ms. Chatlani also co-chairs the HEAL OUR HOME Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for providing educational support and resources to underprivileged children and their families. She has volunteered with organizations such as UNICEF, CRY, EIF, Sadhana School for Crippled Children, APLA and Look Good Feel Better Cancer Foundation. Through her charitable work and commitment towards holistic beauty, she has earned an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Carina makes a point to return to the Himalayans to seek new beauty formulations from the ‘Village Pharmacy’ often.
Ms. Chatlani is the founder and co-chairperson of the Spa & Wellness Association of India (SWAI), a non profit trade association that represents the interests of the professional spa & hospitality industry. SWAI serves the industry through five core competencies: preservation and protection of India’s traditional therapies, spa & hospitality education opportunities, government advocacy, tourism promotion, commerce activities, and research / statistics and media relations.
She is also a board member of the Asia-Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC) which partners with (SWAI) in setting industry standards and providing proactive guidance to the spa trade.
A true Ambassador of holistic beauty, Ms. Chatlani continues her mission of educating consumers on the benefits of Ayurveda and indigenous knowledge.
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