My Story

With my husband taking up a leadership assignment in Europe, this provided our family an opportunity to relocate to Switzerland and experience another country, another culture. I felt this was a “gift from God”, with the possibility of new experiences, with my husband and three children.

In 2013, I resigned from my job as a Project Manager at a leading local financial institution. I had worked in Corporate for over 18 years and to stop suddenly, wasn't easy. However, I was definitely ready to leave my job and never turn back, the timing was just perfect, not only for me but for my children. There were moments where I felt empty and scared, especially giving up my independence but everything around me was gaining momentum at a fast pace. I felt my mind and body were moving either separately or together on a roller coaster ride that wasn't ending …

We arrived in Switzerland in 2013, to our new home on the shores of Lake Geneva. Excited and at the same time, overwhelmed, I never imagined that I would be living in this beautiful country of cheese, mountains and snow– it felt like a dream! After a year, I realized how much I missed out as a parent. I bonded with my children, getting to know them better, something that I never really had the opportunity to do during my busy career. I also started focusing on myself, my needs, my health, my family and my “passion”.

During my time in Geneva, I discovered Sophrology, and was fascinated by its history, and widespread adoption in Switzerland, France and the UK over the last 50 years. Drawing from my personal stresses of corporate life, I was convinced that Sophrology could bring immense value to the modern working family. I studied Sophrology at a leading institution in Geneva, applying the holistic techniques to myself and my family. The results have been phenomenal, from a personal wellbeing perspective. I experienced the holistic transformation process of my body, my mind, my spirit, emotions and my values.

As a Sophrologist, my ultimate passion is to help and share my knowledge and experiences of this renowned Swiss holistic wellbeing technique, with people.


How Has Sophrology benefited you?

In the News

A Selection of Articles

Sophrology explores the Endocrine System
This article was published in the March 2018 Issue 3 of the South African Womens Health Journal and this explains HOW Sophrology helps and supports the endocrine system and the benefits thereof.

How Sophrology Helps a woman during the Pre-Natal, Delivery & Post Natal stages of Pregnancy
This article was published in the South African Womens Health Magazine, Issue 2 for December 2017 and explains the benefits of how Sophrology helps women to cope and manage during these stages of their journey.

Article: How Sophrology helps support Cancer Patients during their journey
Sophrologist from South Africa: Ishana Maharaj

Article: What is Sophrology? How it Benefits Cancer Patients/Survivors

Article: Sophrology & Cancer Support, Cancer Patient Testimonial
Sophrologist from London: Dominique Antiglio

Article: Sophrology: Pregnancy & Birth Preparation
Sophrologist from London: Dominique Antiglio

SOPHROLOGY: Discovering the Six Systems
This article appeared in the South African Women’s Health Journal in August 2017, as the first issue. Since Sophrology is new in South Africa, however existing for over 55years in Europe, the article details what Sophrology is, how it works, what are the benefits and how it positively transforms people’s lifestyles and wellbeing.

Article: Sophrology and School

Article: What is Sophrology & How can it Benefit you

Article: Sophrology: A new approach for antenatal relaxation and preparation for birth

Article: Sophrology: Manage Cancer Pain and Anxiety

Article: Sophrology: Breathing affects brain function and fear

Article: Sophrology: How to Overcome the Fear of Flying

Sophrology Takes Root in South Africa
This article was published in the Professional Beauty South Africa magazine, as the Jan-Feb 2019 issue.
The article explains how Sophrology can be integrated into the guest treatments of the spa. It also emphasizes the importance of the Therapists practicing sophrology and how it helps them from a personal/career development and client relationship perspective.

Contact Us

Ishana Maharaj

Sophrology Practitioner

Mobile: +27 82 799 4311
Skype: Ishana.Maharaj2