"The team work hard to ensure that Poulstone’s charm and energy is maintained"
Rajesh Rai and Dr Divya Dhasmana are the custodians of Poulstone.
Rajesh sees Poulstone as a refuge in a fast-moving world and is inspired by guests leaving Poulstone renewed and re-centred. He regards the energy of Poulstone to be perfect for retreats and manages Poulstone to maintain and sustain this energy.
Rajesh has been attending retreats for a very long time and occasionally runs meditation retreats. He was introduced into the many different faiths of India including Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Sufism and Buddhism from a very early age. These faiths have formed a large part of his upbringing.
He is a barrister by profession specialising in human rights from Chambers in London. He is also a humanitarian and environmentalist and has worked with and founded organisations around the world whose objectives include the rejuvenation of land, communities and promoting human rights. He also founded the first Indian vegetarian restaurant in Worcestershire with his family.
His joys include cooking, gardening, playing the sitar, reading Eastern philosophy and loves being with his family and friends.
Divya has been attending retreats for many years with a particular interest in meditation and holistic health. She comes from a family of Ayurvedic doctors and is herself a medically qualified doctor practicing as a consultant physician in London. She is motivated by the transformative power of Poulstone.