The Natura story Created to bring the world of adventure and wilderness closer to the common person, Natura creates unique experiences to introduce the urbane individual to the pleasures and insights inherent in the great outdoors. As an organisation, Natura represents the sum total of the experience, expertise, knowledge and passion of a prodigious few from the fields of Adventure Sports, Experiential Learning, Offbeat Travel & Ecology. Each of them have been decade-old professionals in their industry and have together lent Natura a reputation and client relationships that pre-date its existence by several years.
The facets of Natura • Planning, design & management of Adventure-themed Events and on-ground activation. • Conceptualise and execute Aerial Stunts for theatre, film and television production. • Design and Operate temporary and long-term Adventure Destinations and multi- activity installations. With its blend of ingenuity and academic expertise in adventure technology, Adventure Crew also offers Consultation and Audit of adventure safety systems.
Natura Adventure Crew Natura Adventure Crew is a division of cutting-edge adventure professionals who have taken their expertise of adventure sports technology to creating specialised Adventure Installations for Events and in conceptualising and executing Aerial Stunts for Stage, TV and Film production. This division also plays a designing and consultative role in developing Adventure Arenas, Multi-activity Towers and large-scale Adventure Destinations for mall/ resort/ property owners, recreational/ entertainment centres and theme-parks. Applying the in-house expertise, academic approach and stringent adherence to International Standards to a much wider canvas, Adventure Crew offers its services and knowledge-base as Safety Consultants for Monitoring, Auditing and implementing Safety Systems and Protocols for large-format events, conventional stunt production; for high-risk environments like factories and workshops; and for amateur thrill-seekers.
The facets of Natura • The adventure-tourism arm of Natura. • Huge treasure-chest of offbeat, adventure and wilderness holiday ideas across India. • Caters to a diverse variety of tastes, expectations and budgets. • From short treks to long backpacking trips; from bungee jumping to white-water rafting, we’ve always got the perfect getaway!
Natura Adventure Ideas Natura Adventure Ideas develops and markets holiday experiences, offbeat destinations and outdoors-related personal gear. Over the years, Natura has built a huge network of tucked-away, destinations; quaint extraordinary resorts, hotels and camp sites; and developed an extensive range of out-of-the- world activities. Keeping in mind the modern urbane intrepid traveller, Natura offers end-to- end travel plans that let you try the most bizzare vacation without any hassle. More-over, Natura offers people a chance to explore their own personal tastes in travel may it be wildlife and wilderness related, may it be high-adrenaline experiences or may it even be sedate cut- off-from-civilisation unexplored destinations.
The facets of Natura • Adventure-based Experiential Learning modules for Management Development. • Outdoor Educational Curriculum for School Partnerships. • Personal Development and Leadership programs for children and youth. • Adventure & Wilderness Skill Training.
Natura Training Solutions The Natura Training Solutions uses the wilderness and adventure as tools alongside the principals of Experiential Learning to create the following unique learning & development models: Natura CorpEd: HRD-led Management Development, Behavioural Training, Leadership Development and remedial or redirectional workshops for corporate bodies. Natura Beanstalk: Outdoor Education, Personal Development and intensive outdoor skill enhancement programs for children and youth.
The Natura Outdoor Education Trust (NOET) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that uses the wilderness and adventure as tools to promotelearning, development and ecological conservation. The Trust also works towards the cause of protecting all that makes up themagic of the Outdoors for us – our fast depleting green-scapes Additionally, the Trust also aims to create a talent pool, train and helprecruit the skilled outdoor professionals needed to create safe, enjoyable andenriching outdoor experiences for people.
Client Testimonials Being one of the oldest clients of Natura, I’ve seen the organization grow from strength to strength. Be it HR training, recreational trips and live audience stunts that I’ve experienced with Natura, they have delivered to the tee at every occasion. I’m really glad to be associated with Natura. Terence Lewis Director, Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company I feel what really draws me to Natura is the sincerity and enthusiasm with which the Natura team works. Eco tourism is like a bad word these days! Its just that what you guys do is truly what eco tourism is meant to be and not the concretized version of what eco tourism is being branded as by a lot of organizations..Natura is a truly “back to nature“ adventure organization run by sincere, enthusiastic and a highly professional team of young people! Mitali Kakar, Director, Reef Watch Marine Conservation
Natura Directors & TrusteesAvishkar TendleAvishkar was 10 when he participated in his first high-altitude Himalayan trekand has been hooked ever since. Having accumulated 19 years of personalexperience in the realm of Adventure Sports and Travel, the last 12 of which werespent as an Outdoor Educator conducting Adventure Based Experiential Learningfor adults and Holistic Education for children and youth.Beginning with extensive trekking forays in the Himalayas and the Sahyadris, Avishkar went on to leadwilderness-based backpacking courses in Montana, USA, for the Voyageur Outward Bound School – aninternational organization for Outdoor & Experiential Education.Along the way, he has graduated from the Himalayan Glacier Mountaineering Course conducted bythe National Outdoor Leadership School, USA as well as earning a Grade A certification in theMountaineering Course from the Directorate of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports, Manali, India.Avishkar also has the distinction of being a certified Wilderness First Responder (a specially-trainedwilderness medic) from Wilderness Medical Associates, USA and is currently completing a one-yearcertificate course in Ornithology (Bird Study) from BNHS,MumbaiAvishkar has completely dedicated himself to the Outdoors in all aspects, he strives towards to exploreand understand every facet of the environment he is working in, initiate’s curiosity in the groups he isworking with and has an insatiable appetite for learning. Presently he divides his time between leadingNatura and guiding the not-for-profit Natura Outdoor Education Trust (NOET) as Managing Trustee.
Natura Directors & TrusteesPrahlad KakkarPrahlad has been the Advertising Film Director for Genesis Film ProductionPvt. Ltd., India’s oldest and one of India’s foremost Ad film productionhouses since its inception in 1977. He has ruled the advertising world with his brand of irreverent humor andhas created award wining commercials for the most reputed corporates andagencies in India and the Asia Pacific region. He is also a worthy recipient ofthe prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution toAdvertising and Film Art (2000). The Abbys, held in Bombay recently, conferred “Recognition of Distinction”for Prahlad’s contribution to Indian and Asian advertising. A staunch believer of living large, Prahald Kakkar has given shape to his myriad interests and effectivelyconverted many into profitable ventures.A connoisseur of cigars and fine food, he owns a thriving business of his personal brand of cigars. Hispassion for food and people has proved instrumental in his association with a variety of restaurants,enabling him to introduce diverse tastes and styles of dining to the city of Mumbai. Not without a socialconscience, he is also the co-founder member of Reef Watch Marine Conservation, involved in creatingmarine awareness, education, scientific research and data collection.He is a certified Scuba Diving Instructor, successfully running ‘Lacadives’, the first scuba diving school inthe Kadmat and Bangaram islands of Lakshadweep. Realising that Outdoor Education is an incomparablemedium for a better future; Prahlad supports and plays an important role as the Chief Advisor & Trusteeof Natura Outdoor Education Trust.
Natura Directors & TrusteesSubhash TendleSubhash is an alumnus of Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. He hasmore than 35 years of brand communication and advertising experience.He has worked as Creative Director for FCB-Ulka for more than twodecades. In the last 15 years of his long stint in FCB as a creative director,he was largely involved in training creative people to be more effective intheir idea generation work. Therefore, after formally retiring from FCB, the next logical step was tobegin a new career—teaching advertising communication at the MudraInstitute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), first as visiting facultyfor three years, and now on a permanent basis as faculty teachingCreative Communication. At MICA, he is responsible for the success of one of its courses, Crafting Creative Communications, aspecially designed course for budding art-directors, copywriters and ad-film makers. He is also apartner and creative think tank of Sixth Sense, a corporate communication and design boutique basedin Bangalore. Many industry heads have openly acknowledged the effectiveness of this course. Threeyears, ten batches and over 20 international awards won by students - the facts speak for themselvesRealising that Outdoors and Adventure is an incomparable catalyst for learning, Subhash also designsand executes, Creative Workshops combined with Outdoor Management & Development Programmesfor Natura
Natura Directors & TrusteesMaria Julia TendleMaria in her role as Director of Natura, Maria plays the role of theconscience-keeper, overseeing quality standards, performances andstreamlining business operations.The job of nurturing an esoteric pursuit such as Adventure into athriving business is right up Maria’s alley, as she simultaneously playsthe role of Head of Business Development at the prestigious TerenceLewis Contemporary Dance Company, taking an ethereal offeringsuch as dance into being a well-oiled business machinery and acreative brand to reckon with. Her understanding of the challengesof an off-beat industry, her efficiency at streamlining processes in adisorganized sector and her relations with the world of media are allassets that Maria brings with her to Natura.From a deeply creative background of Dance and Theatre Maria has grown steadily into an exemplaryOutdoor Educator bringing her expertise at creative expression and physical prowess to the world ofwilderness and adventure to create deeply impactful experiences for youngsters.At Natura, Maria keeps a fierce eye on quality standards and facilitates strong business relations forits growth.
A Few of Natura’s Past Clients Corporate Houses Production Houses •Adlabs Films •Moser Baer •Tata Sky (North India Operations) •Zee Tv •USV Pharma •UTV •Optimix •Sony Tv •KPMG India •Sony Pix •Citibank Ltd •9x Channel •Crisil Ltd •Sai Baba Tele Films •Johnson & Johnson •Terrence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company •ACC Cement •1000 Words •Nicholas Piramal •Indian Television Academy •Jawadwala Constructions Pvt Ltd •Milk Corporation Pvt Ltd Event Companies Partners in CSR Projects •EMC Events India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai Mirror •Percept D Mark India Pvt. Ltd Nature Valley •Consumer Links Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Kalpataru Ltd. •Encompass Events Pvt Ltd Virgin Mobile
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