"The team work hard to ensure that Poulstone’s charm and energy is maintained"

Rajesh Rai and Dr Divya Dhasmana are the managers and 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 ideal for retreats and manages Poulstone to maintain and sustain this energy.


Rajesh is a long time meditator and teaches meditation. 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 long time student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.


He is a barrister by profession specialising in human rights from chambers in London. He is also a humanitarian and environmentalist. He founded Worcestershire’s first Indian vegetarian restaurant with his family, of which he is very proud.


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.

The Team


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