Meet The Team
Founder - Director
A Psychologist and Arts Based Therapist, Anubha completed her graduation in English Literature from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi. She is a double post graduate degree holder, and a scholarship holder in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune University. She also has a masters degree in Communication Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Communication Management. Anubha is currently pursuing the doctoral programme in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School, Switzerland.
She is an associate member of the ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association) and CID (International Dance Council) France. She is on the advisory board as well as training faculty of CMTAI and is the Editor of CMTAI’s online Indian Magazine of Dance/Movement therapy. She is on the Board of studies of the Psychology department, St. Miras College for Girls, Pune.
Her practice is unique as she explores the connection between DMT and Mindfulness, born out of her study of the Buddhist psychology at the Pune University. She pursued the Presence Oriented Psychotherapy under Just Being, furthering her work with Mindfulness. She is also working on a book which talks about developing spiritual, emotional and intelligence quotients in children from birth, alongside conducting parenting workshops at centers for children.
Her dream to have all the arts under one roof is what led her to establish Artsphere and Soulsphere, a unique arts and healing centre in Pune where performing arts and therapy co-exist under the same roof.
Co - founder
Karishma is a psychologist, dancer, choreographer and therapeutic movement practitioner.
She has been learning and performing dance since the age of 4 and has received training in various dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Ballet, Contemporary, Folk and Belly Dance. She has trained in Bharatanatyam under Padmashree Geeta Chandran ji and also under Mrs. Suparna Sood, Smt. Rekha Chowdhary Ji and Padma Vibhushan Yamini Krishnamurthy Ji. She has trained in Ballet under Mr. Fernando Aguilera, one of the foremost ballet teachers in India. Her Contemporary Dance training has been under Rajyashree Ramamurthi, a U.K. based artist. She has attended workshops and trainings with Swati Mohan, a Delhi-based artist and Hrishikesh Pawar, Pune’s foremost Contemporary Dance Artist. She has attended workshops in Latin American Dance Forms, Belly Dance, Kalaripayattu and Physical Theater. She first became interested in Dance Movement Therapy at the age of 16, when she attended a workshop under Ms. Tripura Kashyap. Since then, she has assisted and co-facilitated workshops in Dance Therapy and Arts-based Therapies with her sister Anubha Doshi, eventually going on to study Dance Therapy.
She continues to choreograph and perform regularly at events and festivals along with practicing movement therapy. She has also performed at the British Library in Pune and at the PEN@Prithvi at the Prithvi Theater in Mumbai.
She incorporates her practice of Yoga and body awareness and knowledge of anatomy in her own practices as well as the classes that she conducts. She is interested in Mindful Movement practices and is working on developing a cohesive movement program that combines her learnings in dance, body anatomy, Yoga and Dance Therapy. She is currently pursuing the Bodynamics Foundation Training with The Healing Circle under Bodynamic International.
Manager - Finance
Amit Khandare is a B.E. (Production) with over 9 years of experience in the BNFS domain. With a keen interest in expanding his horizons, he also handles the Ashraya Project at Artsphere along with taking care of the financial aspects.
Manager - Studio Operations
Atul Prabhale is an Aikido and Reiki practitioner with a deep interest in meditation and self-work. Recently he finished his diploma course in Mahayana Buddhist Psychology from the Pune University. In the past, he has worked at the IDBI Bank as a Senior Development Officer as a Research Associate at the American Home Mortgage Co..
He was the Course Manager at the Vipassana Center, Markal, and also did voluntary service, apart from completing a 20-day long Vipassana Meditation Course at Shrawasti in Luknow. He has conducted meditations like 'MITRA Upakram - Mind in Training Right Awareness Workshops' with over 40,000 children from schools in Pune, with the MITRA Upakram team. He is a regular practitioner of meditation and would like to conduct meditation courses for adults & children.