Episode #18 May 2021


Nathalie Geetha Babouraj

On the occasion of the Super Full Flower Moon, Sabrine Kasbaoui welcomes Nathalie Geetha Babouraj -aka Doc La Luna-, physician, integrative health coach, yoga therapist and founder of the Institute of Integrative Health. In the course of the interview, the guest discusses this “integrative” conception of health and medicine, and explains why she approaches self-care as an inner ecology. She also emphasizes that caring for others and the planet is inextricably linked to self-care. Empowerment therefore necessarily involves re-connecting to the living.

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01:47 – Our guest introduces herself, tells us about her background and her position as a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine.

09:50 – Does the power relationship between patient and doctor exist in integrative medicine?

13:38 – What are integrative medicine and ayurveda?

21:39 – Creativity as a key to reconnect to one’s sensibility.

27:44 – Our guest tells how she discovered Joanna Macy’s work on deep ecology.

32:10 – Hocus Focus: excerpt from Practical Ecopsychology and Rituals for the Earth by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.

34:02 – How is integrative medicine perceived by conventional medicine?

36:12 – Nathalie Geetha Babouraj talks about her relationship to ecofeminism and the figure of the witch.

43:20 – Looking for the witch, sound creation by Marjorie Delle-Case and Alexandra Fournier.

49:40 – Our guest looks back on her years as a medical student and the sexism she had to face.

References cited
in the episode #18

Nathalie Geetha Babouraj: Doctor of Medicine, specialist in integrative health and Ayurveda, yogatherapist, and founder of the Tribe Empowering School, the first empowerment school for women with projects. @NathalieDocLaLuna

Ayurvéda: Ayurvedic medicine, originating from the Indian tradition, is considered the oldest holistic medicine in the world.

Integrative medicine: The term integrative medicine is used to refer to the simultaneous use of conventional and alternative (non-conventional) medicine in the care of a patient.

Écopsychologie pratique et rituels pour la terre: Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown, Le Souffle d’or editions, 2018.

Rêver l’obscur : Femme, magie et politique: Starwhawk, Cambourakis, 2019.

Sorcières, sages-femmes et infirmières: Une histoire des femmes soignantes : Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Cambourakis, 2016.

Tribe empowering school: 1st empowerment school for female project leaders.

Ma détox ayurvédique colorée: Nathalie Geetha Babouraj, Le courrier du livre, 2017.

Après la pluie : Horizons écoféministes: Solène Ducretot Alice Jehan, Tana, 2020.


Guest: Nathalie Geetha Babouraj
Animation: Sabrine Kasbaoui
Production: Gang Of Witches
Conception: Gang Of Witches, Sabrine Kasbaoui
Editing: L’Arrière Boutique
Sound design: Gang Of Witches
Musics: Gang Of Witches / Kate West – Circle Within A Circle
/ Hildegard von Bingen – O vis aeternitatis
Mix: Thibault Delage, Adrien Beccaria, L’Arrière Boutique
Photography: Severyna Jaunasse
Branding: Vivien Bertin

Press review

they say

“The artistic collective Gang Of Witches launches on January 10th a podcast that resembles it. Understand: eco-feminist, intensely sororalistic and revolutionary. One of its presenters tells us a few words about it. To your helmets.”

Extract from the article from Clément Arbrun for TERRAFEMINA
8th of january 2020

Download the press review – FR [pdf – 3Mo]