We had the good fortune of connecting with Alaknanda Nabar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alaknanda, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Family of Light Holistic Center was born out of a personal story of an incredible transformation & family healing of our Founder Alaknanda Nabar. She started her Holistic Healing Journey at the age of 18 which was triggered by her father’s death after struggle with cancer. 10 years later she continued her Holistic Healing Journey on a new level after her 2 year old son was diagnosed with Autism. She transformed this new obstacle into her Life Mission, found Holistic ways to fully reverse her son’s diagnosis and then went on to create Family of Light Holistic Center to help others in their Holistic Healing Journeys.

After Alaknanda opened the 1st location in Brooklyn, NY in 2014, Family of Light Holistic Center became a Global Brand in just 2 years and has now expanded to having physical locations in 3 countries including Mexico & India. Family of Light Holistic Center quickly became a Pioneer & Leader in creating 6th Sense Experiences by using Aura Photography, Sound Healing, Yoga & Meditation at Corporate Events and Holistic Wellness Retreats. When people think about Aura Photography in Corporate world or for Product Activations, they think about Family of Light Holistic Center. We have done Aura Photography for over 100 companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 companies to Start ups, for Record Labels, Artists & Influencers, Publishing Houses and Major Retail Brands, Music Festival and Popup Events.

Alaknanda has a gift of a real leader by creating an environment where there is a Holistic Cocktail of global mission and building of a dream team. The kind of work that Family of Light Holistic Center does has had tremendous success and global recognition and has been possible only because of Alaknanda’s authentic & personal experiences of deep healing and life transformation, which she now shares with others.

Alaknanda went through an evolution from being an Architect of Spaces to an Architect of Lives. Her corporate experience of over 15 years helps to bring a 6th sense experiences to corporate to create new dimensions for their products or their employees & clients because she knows exactly what struggles they experience. Family of Light Holistic Center is about helping people connect to their careers with their mission & passion and many go on to even become ambassadors of Family of Light Holistic Center after they find their true calling. Each member of our dream team brings unique experiences from their careers and are gems that Alaknanda finds and nurtures to help them grow into the best versions of themselves. Strong personal mission and values, principles, spiritual practice, constant evolution is what we practice and preach.

Our brand caters globally to Corporate Companies, and on a more personal level to individuals and even families. Family of Light Holistic Center is a place where People of all Cultures & Languages come together to merge, transform and evolve after finding their life purpose. Combination of many pieces and details on a multidimensional level are the key to the Global Success of Family of Light Holistic Center.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our international dream team is a unique combination of different cultures and backgrounds connected with a common global mission, strong principles & values and desire for holistic health & evolution. We have all had very strong Personal Holistic Healing Journeys which now enable us to help others. Healing & Transformation is not easy for anyone but by incorporating nurturing & creating beautiful spaces, we make it easier to understand and go through it. Ancient Tools & Techniques are very complex and not all of them apply in today’s world. We filter them to see what is applicable and actually possible to do in a simple yet effective way.

One of the most common challenges we have experienced is that even though many people like the concept of holistic healing & lifestyle, but many want short cuts. Even more common is that many don’t understand fully the consequences of incorrect healing or healing others without proper knowledge & training. This creates wrong impression about the real benefits and effectiveness of Holistic Healing. We love starting Holistic Trends in our communities but this also means that a lot of our ideas being copied and misused by others just to make money. With Holistic knowledge, tools and techniques comes great ethical responsibility especially when healing of others is involved. So we turned around this challenge into a benefit. We established a 12 level Energy Academy to overcome this issue where students can choose how much they want to learn based on how they want to use the knowledge. Graduates of our Energy Academy are able to clearly understand how they can apply their new holistic tools in real life and even use them to heal others.

Another challenge we have had when opening our International locations understanding how different all 3 countries operate on Legal, Social, Cultural levels. We have learned to carefully choose our team members to avoid disappointments by always relying on our energetic core, strengths & foundations that we build with our holistic practices. Having locations in different countries means working in 2 or even 3 different time zones, which means very long hours. Our strong daily yogic practice helped us to stay focused and balanced while everything would align.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The beach in Miami is the place I love, especially at sunrise where I can meditate and connect with all the elements of nature as the city wakes up behind me. It is the perfect place to get into your zone before diving into the city hustle.

Dr. Smood is an awesome place to pick up a Turmeric Latte and a yummy Raw Snack.

Check out the cool murals in Wynwood for a walking tour, its a great spot for getting some cool photographs.

Love the pizza at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Brandon Nabar, Alaknanda’s 18 year old Son is the reason and inspiration behind the opening of Family of Light Holistic Center. His journey of Holistic Healing with his Mother is a story that continues to encourage others to never give up hope and helps them believe that miracles do happen. Brandon has been practicing Meditation, and Ancient Yogic Healing since he was 2 years old.

Kateryna Chmil joined the Dream Team in 2016 and brought with her a new wave of expansion to the Family of Light Holistic Center. Kateryna transformed her career in Hospitality into becoming a Naturopath,Holistic Chef & Energy Master Teacher. She specialises in creating nurturing environment through Holistic Foods and Sound Healing. Kateryna and Alaknanda designed a series of Full Immersion Holistic Retreats and International Energy Retreats in Power Spots that bring incredible Transformation and Evolution on all levels.

Anastasiia Fedoruk joined the Dream Team in 2018. She transformed her Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance career into becoming a Holistic Body & Yoga Master Teacher. She brings a deep understanding of how to heal the physical body through Yoga and Holistic Lifestyle. She specialises in expanding the abilities of professional dancers and athletes to the next level through Ancient Yogic Science of Ayurveda & Energy Healing.

Mateusz Opalinski is Alaknanda’s husband and is an integral part of support system not only for her but also for Family of Light Holistic Center. He himself is an Energy Master Teacher and practices Ancient Yogic tools & techniques daily. He has been an incredible source of strength for the whole family and is an example of Holistic Fatherhood. Mateusz helps Alaknanda to create the perfect holistic environment for their family to grow and thrive in.

Ariya and Kiara are Alaknanda’s 2 toddler daughters who live since birth a life of complete immersion in all that Family of Light Holistic Center represents. They enjoy using all the Holistic Tools such as Yoga Asanas, Sound Bowls and Essential Oils in their daily routines. Ariya & Kiara love the Family’s Holistic Adventures and Family Retreats to Power spots where they get to explore the world in a multi-dimension way.

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