Shalini Bhalla-Lucas is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, speaker, teacher/trainer and the founder of Just Jhoom! She is also an accredited Mindfulness and Meditation teacher – teaching people highly-effective, proven techniques to help combat stress, anxiety and depression. She is currently training to be an End of Life Doula.
Shalini has performed all over the world and has had TV appearances on ITV’s Daybreak, Channel 4s Sunday Brunch and the BBC, as well as on numerous radio stations and podcasts. She has been featured in publications such as RED magazine, Top Sante and Dance Today, discussing physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through dance and mindfulness.
As a result, of being so open about her depression, Shalini was chosen to be one of ten people in the country to be a “Voice of MIND” – campaigning for better mental health provision in the UK.
In 2010 Shalini set up Just Jhoom! and created the world’s first accredited Bollywood dance-fitness instructor training programme – training over 300 instructors in the UK, releasing a dance-fitness DVD and CD, and a healthy eating Indian cookbook.
In 2013 Shalini won the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in Arts and Culture and was recently named as “One of 20 Female Entrepreneurs Energising Britain” by Real Business. In January 2012 she won the local Business Accelerator Award through the Surrey Advertiser, and was also included in the 2009 Young Business Leaders edition of Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite and the Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Leaders 2010 and 2011. In January of 2016 Just Jhoom! was shortlisted as one of six finalists at the inaugural Cranleigh & District Business, Innovation & Growth (BIG) Awards.
In January 2017, Shalini set up the Jeremy Lucas Education Fund in Kenya in memory of her beautiful, kind husband Jeremy Lucas who passed away in 2016 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Shalini self-published her first book “Always With You – A true story of love, loss…and hope” in July 2018. In October 2018 it became a No 1 Amazon Bestseller.
“Online Dating @ 40 – The Nobheads, Nutjobs & Nice Guys” is Shalini’s second book and was published in February 2019.
In May 2019 Shalini was chosen from hundreds of women to be one of six inspirational women from the UK to be featured in the hair beauty company TRESemmé’s Power Your Presence Online and TV Masterclass. In the programme Shalini is featured alongside celebrity Emma Willis speaking about Being Positive, The Power of Thought and Building Resilience.
Shalini’s third book “Happiness! Is It Simply A Mindset Shift?” will be published in the autumn of 2019.
Having been born and brought up in Kenya, and then lived in Surrey for 23 years, Shalini is now a world traveller with no fixed abode. She is The Jhooming Nomad.
If you would like Shalini to speak at your event, run a Just Jhoom! Bollywood dance workshop or deliver a Mindfulness and Meditation workshop, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org.