Download Shalini’s Professional Profile here: Shalini Bhalla Lucas Professional Profile 2023
Shalini Bhalla-Lucas is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, mental health and social commentator 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.
Shalini has taught dance and mindfulness all over the world and has had TV appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Kenya Television Network (KTN) as well as on numerous radio stations and podcasts. She has been featured in publications such as the HuffPost, RED magazine and Top Sante discussing physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through dance and mindfulness. She is a trained BBC radio presenter and presented a daily segment “5-Minute Mindfulness” on KTN during Covid-19, as well as writing for The Star newspaper in Kenya. She hosts a very popular weekly mental health and wellbeing podcast “Mindfulness, Music & More” on Nairobi’s Capital FM. Recently she was the Executive Producer for the sell-out, highly-acclaimed mental health theatre production “The Manic Monologues”.
Shalini was an ambassador for the mental health charity MIND UK – campaigning for better mental health provision, addressing MPs in the UK Houses of Parliament and also an Ambassador for Widowed and Young whilst she lived in the UK. She is currently a board member for the Africa Cancer Foundation and a volunteer facilitator at Faraja Cancer Trust Kenya.
In 2010 Shalini set up Just Jhoom! and created the world’s first accredited Bollywood dance-fitness instructor training programme – training over 300 instructors worldwide, releasing a dance-fitness DVD and CD, a healthy eating Indian cookbook and a children’s illustrated book.
In 2013 Shalini won the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in Arts and Culture and was also named as “One of 20 Female Entrepreneurs Energising Britain” by Real Business. In January 2012 she won the Surrey Advertiser Business Accelerator Award. She was featured in Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Leaders 2009 – 2011. In January of 2016 Just Jhoom! a finalist at the 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.
She is a trained End of Life Doula and Pranic Healer working with terminally ill cancer patients.
Shalini self-published her memoir “Always With You – A true story of love, loss…and hope” in July 2018 which became a No 1 Amazon Bestseller three months later.
“Online Dating @ 40 – The Nobheads, Nutjobs & Nice Guys” Shalini’s second book, a funny and candid account of the highs and lows of online dating, was published in February 2019.
In May 2019 Shalini was one of six inspirational women from the UK to be featured in TRESemmé’s Power Your Presence Online Masterclass, alongside celebrities Emma Willis, Alesha Dixon and Christine Lampard.
In March 2020 Shalini’s third book “Happiness! Is It Simply A Mindset Shift?” was officially launched world-wide on Amazon.
In January 2022 Shalini began The Coaching Couple with her partner Amar Vidyarthi – offering coaching to individuals, couples and groups.
Shalini’s passion is in promoting people’s physical, mental and spiritual happiness and health through her writing, speaking, teaching and media work. She is also an avid women’s activist – specifically raising awareness of the plight of widows around the world.
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