Meet Our Team
At LAFL Inner Circle , the real value-added is the expertise, experience, and wisdom of our Program Leaders. Our Program Leaders are bonded by a passion for travel and for helping people create real transformations in their world, their work, and their lives. Each of us has experienced first-hand how travel can change lives, and we are on a mission to share those experiences with others in service of creating life-changing programs for our adventurers. Below you can learn more about who we are and what inspires us to do what we do!
Prateek is a seasoned traveler, organizational adventure consultant, and adventure coach who has helped dozens of people transform their lives through his adventure retreats. His own struggle to find rewarding and meaningful work inspired him to launch LAFL in 2000. Prateek is a certified & trained mountaineer, He has earned Mountaineering Degree from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ( HMI) ,Darjeeling.
When he is not travelling, Prateek can be found, swimming, playing drums in a blues rock band,cycling, playing table tennis or reading a book.
DR. ABHINAV GUPTA | Wellness,Fitness, Lifestyle Coach & Program Leader
Dr. Abhinav Gupta, M.D, a partner in this venture, is our wellness, fitness and lifestyle coach. He brings with him a rich experience of almost 25 years. Currently he’s attached to numerous companies as a corporate medical advisor. His focus is on preventive medicine, obesity, fitness, stress and counseling. He is a proponent of minimal drug therapy and strongly believes in nature therapy. He has been president of the Indian Association of Occupational Health, a local body of doctors. He has spoken at numerous occasions on a variety of topics to all kinds of audiences and was invited to Bangalore to speak at a Global meet of facility managers on the health issues plaguing the IT sector.
Other than a astute clinician he is also an avid photographer, a passionate biker, an eccentric artist, a prolific traveller and maverick philosopher. He has done extensive research on the multiple health benefits of hiking and trekking and is convinced that it is one of the secrets for a disease and stress free life.
Sanjay has filled many roles in his professional life: Business Process Management Professional, business management coach, educator, and evident traveller. After earning a B.Tech degree from I.I.T. Kanpur, Sanjay worked for over 27 years as a Business Process Management Professional , Continuous Improvement Manager, Facility Safety Officer, Environment Protection Officer, Corporate Head – Safety, Health & Environment, with experience of handling multiple projects and versatile manufacturing, safety & business process improvement assignments. His work also involved coaching the senior leadership on leading the cultural change process.
Most recently, Sanjay has merged his interests in adventure travel with his background in psychology to explore the “transformative power of adventure,” a topic that he addresses in his speaking, writing, and role as Senior Organizational Development Consultant for LAFL Inner Circle.
Sanjay is an intrepid adventurer and mountaineer. His love for the mountains has made him travel to the far corners of the planet. In August 2015, Sanjay successfully climbed Uhuru Peak – Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, adding yet another feather to his cap of achievements.
Suvi is a registered Yoga teacher who has been teaching (and loving it!) since 2009. Although her lust for “Madonna arms” is what initially drew her to yoga, the mind/body connection is what has made her a lifelong fan. In addition to her yoga teaching, Suvi has done her specialized certification course on Power Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Acupressure, Therapeutic yoga . Originally hailing from the coast of Maharashtra, Suvi is a full time Yoga teacher and is loving every moment of it. She did her teachers training course on Ashtanga Yoga from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore, Yoga Alliance UK authorized school in Mysore and completing her 500 hrs TTC. She enjoys travelling, cooking and singing.
A Mechanical Engineer with post-graduation in Management from prestigious Symbiosis International University with over 11 years of diverse experience in Retail, Finance and Tourism in Gujarat. His passion is to promote off beat tours in Gujarat. He is pioneer in promoting Responsible Tourism in Gujarat since Sep ‘12. He uses tourism as a tool to Improve Livelihood of deserving community, conserving the environment and preserving the rich cultural heritage. Chirag is Founder of a community tourism organization – Rural Pleasure.He works with select tribes of different community like Kokni, Warli, Rathwa, Bhil, Maldhari, Rabari, Bharwad, Siddi, Meer, etc. Chirag’s other passion involves photography & travelling.