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Geeta Jayabalan

Geeta Jayabalan

Geeta Lachmandas is a well-known personality in the Cooking & Wellness arena in Kuala Lumpur. Owner of Culinary Capers which started as an ordinary cooking school offering classes in many innovative cuisines she ventured into the culinary health & wellness scene only in 2012 after she brought her own weight down by following a regime of clean eating comprising mainly of whole food & whole grains. Through her “Healthy Cooking & Living “ Classes, which became very popular in 2013 & 2014 & which were a true reflection of her firm beliefs that to be healthy we must eat natural, whole & unprocessed foods avoiding the use of any artificial colourings, flavourings, additives or preservatives,.Her penchant for clean & holistic living also started her foray into yoga & daily meditation & started her journey towards uncovering her true self , letting go of the many limiting beliefs she had about herself & her fears of starting a new business. It was this empowerment that spurred her in 2015 to open up a commercial kitchen in Bukit Bintang supplying great healthy fare & clean versions of firm favourites like nasi lemak & chicken biryani to corporates, other cafes and eventual customers . She had a super successful one year of running this business but in June 2015 after a routine mammogram, Geeta was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer which required immediate surgery.With no hesitation or fear, Geeta decided to close her kitchen indefinitely to concentrate on healing herself both physically & emotionally. Geeta’s positive attitude , her spirituality and her continuing enthusiasm for life as well as her already clean eating regime helped her to fight the cancer very quickly & today one year on, she is back & ready to start her new life with renewed vigour & enthusiasm. With no fear of reinventing herself once again & in line with her continuous evolution she is pursuing a 1 year intensive course at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition ( IIN ) in New York to accredit herself as a certified health coach .

So today Geeta is passionate about wanting to teach people her philosophy of holistic & natural living & her total wellness approach to health . Her mission is to make nutrition and wellness as fun & as experiential as possible through cooking classes & mind-body workshops.

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