Arvind Pujji is the owner of Pujjis Wellness Retreat of Nelson in the pristine South Island of New Zealand.
Born and raised into a family steeped in the tradition of devotional yoga Arvind migrated to New Zealand in 1975. He returned to India in 1983 in search of his own path to wellness. This lead to his fortuitous meeting with Anand Baba, a mystic who Arvind recognised as his spiritual teacher.
While in India he also went on to acquire a postgraduate diploma in yoga education from the renowned Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis in Lonavala. This gave him an in depth experience and understanding of the various ancient traditions of yoga. During this period, Arvind furthered his studies in the field of natural therapies by studying hydrotherapy, nutrition, detox and ancient fasting practices.
His foundation of eastern learning was complemented by later western practitioner trainings in Hellerwork and Cranio Sacral Therapy on his return to New Zealand in the 1989. He built on this by further studying the Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy and Voice Dialogue methods of psychology.
By integrating together the ancient eastern teachings with modern practices of the west, Arvind has evolved an accessible, yet unique way of working with the body mind to aid others in returning to their natural and vibrant state of wellness. Using his various skills Arvind has conducted extensive workshops around New Zealand and Tokyo as well as several teacher trainings in Bodywork and Yoga Therapy.
Inspired to assist others on their own quest for wellness, in 2005, Arvind created Pujjis Wellness retreat. Arvind is inspired to facilitate lasting personal changes. His approach is multi-layered and geared towards each individual. Using his years of experience working with people and being a catalyst for change and growth, he is able to offer practical tools to re educate the body mind in order to reclaim, maintain and enhance long-term wellness.
Arvind’s personalised approach provides a perfect environment for deep letting go that is often necessary for a return to wellness. The outcome of his authentic approach is greater physical ease, emotional balance and ultimately a greater connection to the world.
The time I first met Arvind, I had read all the books about "living in the now", "getting out of your comfort zone", and "living with awareness". Arvind showed me and made me experience how to actually do it in my daily life, and in my yoga teaching to my students.
Thank you so much for all you have given me. I feel so generously cared for and nourished in every way. The river, the quiet, the food, my own unfolding, have all been very wonderful. But what really got me was the pleasure of being around your grace, and beauty and talent
Jude DoreWellington, New Zealand