INDIA - TAMIL NADU & KERALA
“My ‘Spiritual Trail’ across south India has started few years ago, when my friend and ayurveda doctor Dr. George Eassey, brought me to the small village in the middle of nowhere in Kerala. He introduced me to man called Panikar, whose ancestors were astrologers of Travancore Kingdom Maharajas. Panikar, asked for my date of birth, counted for a while, made small ritual – then he looked at me and after a while he told me that I should study more about ayurveda and spiritual practices. “There are some temples, which you should visit”, he told me. “Go there and when you visit them, find your Guru, who will teach you and only after come back to me.” So I went to Tamil Nadu with no idea, where this journey would take me and discovered ancient temples, which symbolically opened their doors for me to ancient wisdom of art, astrology, ayurveda and spirituality… and behind each door is another room with many other doors to explore…”
~ Zuzana Zwiebel
TAMIL NADU & KERALA
"So I went to Tamil Nadu with no idea, where this journey would take me and discovered ancient temples, which symbolically opened their doors for me to ancient wisdom of art, astrology, ayurveda and spirituality… and behind each door is another room with many other doors to explore…”
~ Zuzana Zwiebel
To unravel questions: "What is Dharma, Shruti and Smriti" you will be taken to Kerala and Tamil Nadu by Zuzana Zwiebel.
Zuzana, as 16 years old, won Slovak Geographical Competition, which brought her on the journey of unravelling global problems, search of creative sustainable solutions in tourism, regional development and management of international projects. Experiences gain in business area she always tried to implement also in non - profit areas.
Since 1999, during her studies of Economics and Tourism, she has been cooperating with several reputed NGO's including NGO People and Water (awarded by Goldman Prize), focusing on tourism, regional development & self - financing of NGO's. She wrote, managed and cooperated on projects funded by European Commission, EU Youth, Soros Fund, ECEAT, REC, NESsT, PDCS and etc.
Subsequently she run her private tourism license offering complex destination management services. She was contracted by the biggest travel agencies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. She organised several events for Kenya and Kerala Tourism Board.
Since 2007 she is based in Asia, cooperating with tour operators in India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Her experiences inspired her for further studies during which she spent one year on prestigious Manipal University in India. She holds master degree from Economy (2007) and Asian Studies and International relation (2012).
During her studies, she met Dr. George Eassey, respected Indian doctor of ayurveda and oriental medicine, author of several books and together with his wife Hana, co-founders of the first ayurvedic clinique in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Together, they started to develop concept of 'Ayurveda Trails', which try to connect traditional medical system Ayurveda and Art of travel. Zuzana, became enchanting by India and after her studies, she decided to move back in India and introduce destinations India, Sri Lanka and Maldives from different, more sensitive perspective, which respects local culture and connecting local community with travellers.
In 2013 she has founded travel agency "Shakti Trails", which is based on philosophy 'Art of Travel'.
Zuzana is passionate traveler & photographer.