Our Team




A contemporary mystic, visionary & spiritual healer Acharya Ashish Semwal has conducted intense research to reaffirm his faith in power of nature. The quest embarked him to the lower reaches of the Himalayas near Mussoorie, where he found the resort permeated with positive and spiritual vibrations. The landscape strengthened his intrinsic passion to conceive a complete wellness destination, illuminating his mystical vision and ideology. Acharya ji launched ‘Save Clean Ganga Mission’ on a global platform towards safeguarding the environmental factors. He further embarked on a mission to create mass awareness about Vedic Traditional Wellness & Spiritual transformation.

As a result, ” The Punarnava resort ” conceptualised.



CA Alok Krishan is an eminent Chartered Accountant in India having more than twenty-four years of Post Qualification including ten years in the corporate sector and fourteen years as practicing Chartered Accountant. He is a Certified Concurrent Auditor & Arbitrator (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). When Alok met Acharyaji, he was amazed with his simplicity, vision, and energy and with a holistic view of giving and spreading love, harmony, and happiness to others, and thus he himself surrendered in devotion to this supreme mission.

Alok Krishan has held various esteemed positions like being the Treasurer (2004-05 & 2005-06), Secretary (2006-07) and Chairman (2007-08) Chandigarh Branch (NIRC) of ICAI. He has also been the member Professional Development Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (2015-16). Other than this, Alok is Convenor for Panchkula Chandigarh CPE Study Circle (2014-15) as well as the Joint Secretary UT Cricket Association. His varied interests and concepts holds him more authentic with being an author of various publications like Punjab VAT Ready Reckoner, Himachal Pradesh VAT Ready Reckoner, Law and Procedure under Punjab VAT, Handbook on VAT in Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh and GST – A Preamble. And while Alok Krishan is formally the Editor in Chief –, he has efficiently accomplished as distinguished Speaker & Faculty for Department of Goods & Service Tax, Department of Excise &amp. Taxation – Government of Punjab and Chandigarh Administration, Department of Laws, Punjab University, Chandigarh, GMCS Classes of ICAI, Management Skills Orientation Programme ICSI, Institute of Cost & Management Accountants and Indirect Tax Course conducted by ICAI. Not only this, his contribution towards society has inclusively made Alok Krishan, And Advisor and Governing Body Member for the Kamdhenu Goshala Seva Sadan, Pinjore and Patron for Society for Eradication of Thalassemia among others. Undoubtedly, Alok is paramount example of being ‘Author cum Contributor cum Speaker’!



Abhijit Verma holds an MBA degree from NU University California and further upgrade himself in management from IIM-C. He has fulfilling career in corporate exposed in various sector and companies like Jaypee hotels, Sarovar Park Plaza group, Angsana (Banyan tree hotels& Spa) Lalit group of hotels in hospitality and Liberty group, SNG group and Machani Groups. He had travelled 950 villages to educate them on organic farming and scientific use of natural ingredients on growth & diseases management of plats. Always use to think that there need to be holistic wellbeing place which address this problem of youth. Currently driving Punarnava as a Director and wellness mentor to create mass awareness about real true path of wellness and fundamentals of health which is the main source of all happiness.



Amlan is an IIFT New Delhi Alumnus with Finance Major, also holds an MBA degree from MDU in marketing, Hotel Management Diploma from Delhi University. Having more than 2 decades of experience in Hospitality and Facility Management industry in India and abroad with core specialization in Asset Development, Revenue and Marketing Functions. As a professional being proudly associated with leading groups like Windham, Radisson, Compass, ISS Faculty, GUTA Group, Supertech , Vedasthu Stays is his dream creation of a wellness Hospitality Brand.



Dr Sonica Krishan, B.A.M.S., A.D.N.Y., Ayurveda Wellness Guide and Consultant, is an internationally recognized Author and Speaker in the areas of “Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and other Contemplative Practices”. The doctor is based at Chandigarh, India, and is a Holistic Living Facilitator. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India besides being a Health writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant, and a Preventive Healthcare Coach. Dr Sonica has authored five books on Ayurveda and Natural Health Care, namely Herbal Healers ( an easy to understand compilation of various herbs that have healing properties), Home Remedies (A guide to home cures for one hundred varied ailments), Healing through Ayurveda (An Ayurvedic self help guide), Healing through Ayurvedic Herbs in your Kitchen garden (A guide to kitchen garden herbs that help cure ailments) and Healthy Living through Dosha Healing (Ayurveda) (An easy to understand health-fiction to help people identify their doshas and adapt to lifestyles best suited to their Dosha types). She has moreover recently come up with a book in English Poetry – ‘Silent Musings – that which are, that which were and that which will be’. Besides, she has also co-authored a book – “The 7 Joys of life” along with Global Authors. Her books are available at leading online resellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dr Sonica Krishan is presently Editor for Ayurveda section at “All Things Healing”, USA. After having written health columns in several leading news dailies and magazines globally, she now writes for various National & International publications and websites including network of Ayurveda sites. She has been on the faculty for online teaching with a prominent college of Ayurveda, USA. (Her articles have been published in Hindustan Times, Times of India, The Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Dainik Bhaskar and many other leading newspapers and magazines). Dr Sonica has been invited for presenting talks as a speaker at many imminent and reputed organizations and forums. Through her writings, lectures and workshops, Dr Sonica Krishan helps people live holistic life by offering them solutions to issues created by present day stressful life, through ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, which focuses on preventive healthcare guidelines for Diet and Lifestyle Balance and Dosha Healing. She assists her clients in providing remedial support for their mind, body, and soul, after understanding their unique needs.

Dr Sonica was recently presented with the “50 Outstanding women in Healthcare – Global Listing” Citation by world health and wellness congress and awards. She has also bagged the International Women’s day award – 2017 and ‘Award of Honour’ – 2018.

Aiming at spreading wellness and Ayurveda to humanity at large across physical barriers, Dr Sonica actively spreads the message through various Social Media forums to reach the remotest areas of civilisation.



Hari Bhatt holds a MBA degree from Uttarakhand Technical University in hotel management. He is arduous, passionate, and jubilant who has been an active Departmental trainer in The Oberois, Taj and Westin and Vana. His 16 years of experience in hospitality sector as a professional being proudly worked with leading groups like Ananda in the Himalayas, Vana resort Malsi and  awarded with Vana award for creating a paradigm in wellbeing in Vana and Taj groups under  F&B, MIS and Budgeting, F&B Sales and Marketing, Nutrition, Ayurvedic food nutrition, Service efficacy and guest management. Currently driven in Europe as an Ayurveda consultant and wellness guide. He always aim to create own chain of biodynamic resort dealing with wellness ethnic as well as modern world wellness cuisines in future.