Oneworld Group Team

Claude Chouinard

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Creating and offering happiness is Claude’s life mission. He aims to show another way of living, one without pressure.

Claude himself went through a growth process, relinquishing his comfortable life in Canada to embark on a year-long spiritual journey in 1992. This led him to live a life on the road less travelled for almost eight years. Which lead to the realisation that Claude’s dream was to share his experiences with others. In 2003 he set up a Oneworld Retreats in Bali, where people have had the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives and re-discover their true selves and values—without pressure and in an unpretentious yet comfortable and enjoyable way. The centre has been visited by thousands of guests since its opening.

After having personally experienced the amazing healing power of Ayurveda, in early 2015 Claude realised that it was time to make another dream come true and started the process of creating an authentic Ayurvedic panchakarma centre in Ubud. In 2016 Oneworld Ayurveda opened its doors.

Iyan Yaspriyana

Founder and Director

Yoga teacher, retreat leader, owner and co-founder of Zen Jiwa Raga, Iyan Yaspriyana lives his life with passion. He has no doubts that he will reach his dreams and is using many tools and techniques to make them come true.

Iyan was trained and certified as a yoga teacher in 2001 by Louisa Sear, owner of the Australian Yoga Arts School. Originally a biology teacher in Jakarta, Iyan moved to Bali in the late 90s and founded the Indonesia Language Teaching programme for the expat community. But yoga and leading retreats soon became his full-time career.

Iyan’s method of teaching yoga reflects his view of life—one moment at a time and continually evolving. He is very happy to share his vast knowledge and life experience.

Amyn Tajani

Chief Operating Officer

Amyn has over 18 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services IT in both strategy and delivery-oriented roles. He is currently Head of Retail and Commercial Digital Banking, and ATM technologies at Synovus Financial and oversees the delivery of capabilities for online and mobile banking, treasury management, payments, Bank websites, and the ATM network. Beforeusedoubt Synovus, Amyn was a Senior Manager and Management Consultant in Deloitte’s Banking and Securities Technology Advisory practice for 15+ years where he advised bank CIOs and their management teams on aligning and optimizing technologies to support business objectives.

His specialities include:

  • IT Strategic Planning and Roadmaps
  • IT Efficiency (Cost Reduction and Operating Models)
  • IT Effectiveness (IT Portfolio Management, Governance, and Business Cases)
  • IT Competitive Assessments and Benchmarking

Dewa Hendrawan

Head of Operations

Dewa started his career in the Food and Beverage Industry in 2004 at a 5-star restaurant in Bali. He gained global experience working on a cruise liner in Europe and the USA for 5 years before joining the ZEN Family at bridges Bali in 2010 as the Restaurant Supervisor. He is passionate about the food and wine industry and delivering exceptional guest experiences.

In 2017, Dewa was promoted to Operational Manager of ZEN’s business units. During this time he has held different positions which have given him extensive experience and skills to manage the complex requirements of the role.

He is the father of one son. In his free time, he loves gardening, cooking and spending time with his family.

Sondang Renata

Head of Human Resources, Legal and Administration

Sondang graduated Cum Laude from the Law Faculty at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and started her first job in 2004 in a holding company that operates across various business sectors—property development, construction, brokerage & asset management, cement distribution, parking management and hospitality.

She joined Zen Jiwa Raga in 2012 as the Human Resources Coordinator and was later promoted to Human Resources and Legal Coordinator based on her legal knowledge.

Married with 2 daughters, Sondang spends most of her free time with her family, participating in church activities or watching movies.

Dr Ninnu Sudarshan, BAMS

Chief Resident Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr Ninnu Sudarshan received his degree B.A.M.S. of Ayurveda from the renowned Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College in Kerala, India, the cradle of Ayurveda. He had the opportunity to interact with many eminent doctors practising authentic Ayurveda during his studies.

Dr Ninnu was the Ayurvedic consultant in the Kottakal Ayurveda clinic in Kollam and after that, he worked in the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy in Coimbatore, which is a real melting pot of mentors of Ayurveda. Here he perfected his Ayurvedic diagnostic methods, such as pulse diagnosis (Nadi pareeksha).

He built up his own Panchakarma centre in Kollam and a pharmacy producing genuine Ayurvedic medicines, which many hospitals around Kerala use today. He has practised all the Panchakarma therapies and also para surgical methods such as venesection and leech therapy. His passion for the science of Ayurveda and his great desire to help the sick encouraged him to study and practice the Varma techniques that have an instant impact on the human body by stimulating the vital nerve points and the plexus.

Dr Resmi V. Rajagopal, BAMS, MS (Ayurveda Gynec), PGDYN

Resident Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr Resmi is a versatile Ayurveda doctor from Kerala, India. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College and her Master’s Degree from Jamnagar college in Ayurveda Gynecology & Pregnancy Care. Dr Resmi has presented scientific papers at national and international seminars, and published research papers in renowned journals. She also has a diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy.

Dr Resmi gained deep insights during her training under Sivandan Guruji—honing her skills in the analysis of Tridosha, the bio-energies—as well as her studies under leading doctors of Ashtavaidya tradition. She has worked as a consulting doctor in the Kottakal Ayurvedic Clinic as well as in the Niramayam Retreat Centre in Kerala. Dr Resmi is experienced in clinical, surgical, para surgical and emergency practices and specialises in treating women with hormonal problems and infertility issues.