Ramita Menon has worked extensively as a facilitator and teacher with a diverse background in improvisation, movement therapy and yoga.
With a strong focus on creating safe spaces to build tolerance and empathy, Ramita hopes to engage people to hear and be heard in as many ways as possible to increase the shared understanding of human experiences and complexities. Drawing from elements of yoga , therapeutic movement, contemporary dance techniques and improvisation, Ramita has worked with diverse groups such as shelter homes, professional dancers and theatre artists, mental health professionals and universities. Her approach uses movement and theatre to foster a more forgiving environment that encourages taking risks and working as a team.
Ramita has worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language in a secondary school in Spain for two years as part of a government exchange scholarship using elements of improvisation to improve communication within her students.
Working with Kaivalya Plays, Ramita has been the manager for the online improv to teach Spanish program conducting various online sessions and training and leading a group of facilitators. Further, she has been a facilitator in the online improv to teach hindi course at Vanderbilt university. She has also facilitated other workshops in improvisation and leadership through movement as a part of Kaivalya Plays. She has also successfully performed in and choreographed staged productions in multiple languages. Ramita has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, including organisations such as Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, CMTAI (Creative Movement Therapy Association of India), Kaivalya Plays, the Vedica Scholars, Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Argentina, and Vanderbilt University. In addition to her work in arts, Ramita is currently working as a freelance Spanish teacher at the Spanish cultural centre in New Delhi and continues to research the limits of applied improvisation in this setting. This opportunity gives her a chance everyday to connect with, inspire and learn from her students who come from diverse backgrounds and walks of life with a shared goal and dream.