About NG

About NG


‘The Guru Within’


Nitya Gurukula provides the following People-Work services:

  • Holistic Counselling for empowerment
  • Transformational Workshops for growth & excellence
  • Training in Counselling & Transactional Analysis competencies
  • Transactional Analysis for personal & professional growth


  • Body-Mind-Spirit connectivity & harmony
  • Excellence as a way of being, doing, relating & delivering

NG Positioning & Services

  • Contractual & Non-violent
  • Founded on & revolve around East-West Synthesis
  • Factor Self-Other-Environment balance

NG Story

Nitya Gurukula blossomed from a seed, which had in its DNA, compassion and urge to connect, grow and spread vitality and warmth to different populations, including individuals from diverse castes, religions and status. The fertile grounds for NG’s rooting and growth were the clients, trainees and well-wishers, who weathered odds and nourished NG with their faith and willingness to receive and grow beyond their patterns. Transactional Analysis was and is the life-giving water which continues to sustain and regulate NG.

Nitya Guru, known as Nitya Chaitanya Yati, like the sun, infused NG DNA, with brilliance & vibrance. Nitya Guru’s ideologies and philosophy of The Guru Within and East-West Synthesis embedded in NG, continues to influence all facets of Its People Work. From a trickle in 2002 NG’s flow in counselling, training, supervision and workshops has been slow, smooth and continuous drawn by the expressed and unexpressed needs of clients, trainees and seekers. CEO Sashi Chandran used Transactional Analysis for 2 decades plus with different groups like the

  • Inmates of Nirmal Hriday home for ‘dying destitutes’ and Remand Home for 'juvenile delinquents',
  • Cancer patients and their families in Coimbatore Cancer Foundation,
  • Students, faculty, parents and management of educational institutions like ALG Matriculation and Vivekalaya,
  • Workers, staff and executives of industries.

These TA applications provided CEO tools and strategies to indigenise Transactional Analysis to multi-cultural groups.
NG was formally inaugurated in 2004 by Fr. George Kandathil TSTA * (Founder director of ICTA-Institute for Counselling & Transactional Analysis, Kalamassery). NG services, namely Counselling, Training in Counselling and TA, Supervision and Workshops continued to root and ground in Coimbatore.
CEO began attending Tai Chi sessions from 2002, intrigued by the flow of movements combined with breathing- a meditation in motion. Following painful experimentation with different approaches, Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute TCHI provided the much-needed scientific approach in Tai Chi. It blended with NG’s Holistic Approach, which factors in biological, affective, cognitive, behavioural, social and spiritual dimensions of individuals.

Mrs. Sashi Chandran
Founder & CEO
  • Born, raised and educated in Coimbatore, till undergrad
  • Interested in People Work, while living in and surrounded by industrial ambiance
  • House-wife with multiple roles
  • Trained in Yoga from Bihar School of Yoga
  • Mentored by Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati since 1992
  • Member of International Transactional Analysis Association – ITAA since 1983. Continued to serve on ITAA committees
  • MA- Psychology, MBA (Marketing)
  • TSTA – Teaching Supervising Transactional Analyst (Education), CTA (Counselling)
  • Certified Instructor for Arthritis Levels 1 & 2 and Fall Prevention by Tai Chi for Health Institute of Dr. Lam
  • Research Scholar- Department of Psychology, University of Madras
  • Conducted empowerment workshops for women from 1985
  • Taught Transactional Analysis in schools, colleges, organisations, industries, etc.
  • Excellence workshops in Institutions for Management, Teachers, Students and Parents for 6 plus years
  • Managed Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, from 1991 to 2002; Transactional Analysis indigenised for Cancer Care
  • Free lance counselling for women and students, using Transactional Analysis since 1983
  • Managed an engineering industry, between 1994 to 2002- Transactional Analysis indigenised for organisations and industries
  • HR consultancy from 1991
  • Started Nitya Gurukula, a Holistic People Work centre for Counselling, Coaching, Training, Supervision, Empowerment Workshops in 2002
  • Learning Tai Chi since 2002; switched to Dr. Lam’s Institute from 2018
  • Contractual Training for building competencies in Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Tai Chi
  • Applying East-West integration and synthesis for grounding in inter-dependent relationships and development
  • Holistic and multi modal approach for wellness & health
  • Supervision theory, concepts and practices for sustainable professional development
  • Individual, couples and family mediation for sustainable relationships
  • Grief work, group work, peace work, time work- flowing with time- not managing time
Educational Qualifications:
  • MBA (Marketing), M.Sc. (Psychology)
  • 2nd year CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst, ITAA) Trainee
  • Certified Tai Chi Instructor for 'Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention – Levels 1 & 2 by TCHI, Australia'.
  • Chief Operating Officer in Nitya Gurukula – a Holistic People Work Institute, Coimbatore.
Field of Interest:
  • People Work: Working with and for People
Experience and Expertise:
  • Associate Trainer in Nitya Gurukula’s Training & Workshop Sessions on Suicide Prevention, Fostering Mental Health, Stress Management, Emotional Literacy etc.
  • Coaching and mentoring Adolescents & Adults
  • Instructor in Tai Chi & Life Skills
  • Networking with Institutions, Organizations & Service Industries and Conducting Life Skills Training & Workshops
  • Organizing awareness programs on “Mental Health & Suicide Prevention”
Mrs. Sudha Sundaram

NG Outreach

NG Outreach Programs- 2013 onwards
NG Outreach Programs- 2013 onwards
NG Counselling
NG Counselling
NG Training
NG Training
NG Workshops
NG Workshops

  • Womens Centre by Motherhood
  • DJ Academy of Design
  • DJ Academy of Managerial Excellence
  • Hexa Clinic
  • CS Academy
  • Michael Jobs School
  • Cheshire Home
  • National Federation for Blind – NFB
Womens Centre by MotherhoodDJ Academy of De…

  • CS Academy
  • The Samhita Academy
  • Suburban School Sponsored by Rotary Anns
  • Sri Narayana Guru College
  • Jay Matriculation School
  • PSG Polytechnic College
  • Avinashilingam University for Women
  • The Lawrence School, Lovedale
  • PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

CS AcademyThe Samhita AcademySuburban Schoo…

  • Titan Industries Limited
  • GE Oil & Gas India Pvt Ltd
  • Dr.NGP College
  • Government Polytechnic
  • Tamilnadu Forest Academy
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology
  • Vivekalaya Martriculation& Higher Secondary School
  • ALG School
  • KSIRS School
  • Kangaroo Kids PreSchool
  • Karpagam Arts & Science College
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Little Kingdom School
  • PSG Polytechnic College
  • Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing 
  • L&T Defence
  • PSG IT, Neelambur
  • Emperor Textiles Pvt Ltd
  • Stanes School
  • The Chennai Silks
  • Vidhya Mandir School, Karur
  • Precot Meridian
  • RVS Institute
  • Womens Centre by Motherhood
  • CS Academy
  • NIPM
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (India)
  • Pioneer College of Arts & Science
  • The Coimbatore Golf Club
  • LMW Ltd
Titan Industries LimitedGE Oil & Gas Ind…
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