• Body Mind Soul

    Revive and rejunevate


We have called this the Body Mind Soul retreat. And we hope to scratch the surface of answering the question, who am I? We hope to do this in a light-hearted manner that revives and refreshes you, with workshops that address the Body, the Mind, the Soul and something beyond. The Retreat will make you do things you have not done before, help you see a different side of yourself, and may lead you to ask yourself, is this really me?

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You will connect with your body through a deeper awareness, heal yourself through Sound, express your artistic side, journey within yourself and learn to “let it go”, and experience the soothing effects of an oriental Tea Ceremony. A detailed day by day schedule is given below. 

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The Retreat will be facilitated by Auroville experts, including Aurelio, Birgitta and Amir to name a few. Our facilitators have lived in Auroville for many years and are actively engaged in the development of the township. Most of the Retreat's activities have evolved in Auroville, giving our workshops a very distinct feel of this international community. Click on "Book your Retreat" to start your registration process. 

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The price of the Retreat is Rs. 3750 for a 2-day Retreat for Guests. There is a subsidised fee for Aurovilians, Newcomers and long term Volunteers in Auroville (please contact us for more details). The fee will include material and facilitation for all workshops, venue hire and taxes as applicable. Extras will be charged at actuals and include food, accommodation (a/c or non a/c), breakfast, pick up and drop to Chennai, tour of Pondicherry, Auroville and the bioregion, and site visits to activities in Auroville.

Click here to view photos from our last Body Mind Soul retreat.

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This Retreat will be held in Auroville, an international community with over 2000 people from around 40 different countries. Founded in 1968, Auroville is based on the vision of The Mother and is endorsed by UNESCO and the Government of India as an ongoing experiment in human unity. Over the years, Auroville has won international acclaim for its efforts in social and environmental sustainability.

Auroville is located 8km from Pondicherry, 3 hours drive from Chennai city/airport (150km) along the scenic East Coast Road (ECR) and 8 hours by an AC sleeper bus from Bangalore (350km).

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Set in a green-forested area close to the sea, Auroville provides a perfect ambience with its rustic setting, and a creative and vibrant community. Participants will stay within Auroville and travel to different locations throughout their stay, accompanied by our program coordinators. We will assist you with accomodation, food, transport, hostess for children and other logistics as needed. 

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Schedule

Dates:  16-18 August 2013

Friday, 16th August

19:00 – 20:30 Candle light dinner
20:30 – 21:30 Drum circle
 

Saturday, 17th August

09:00 – 09:30 Retreat fundamentals
09:30 – 10:00 Tea and snacks
10:00 – 12:30 Awareness through the body
12:30 – 14:00 Break for lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Art therapy
16:00 – 16:30 Tea and snacks
17:00 – 19:00 Forest walk and dinner
 
 

Sunday, 18th August

06:30 - 08:00 Qi-Yo yoga
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:30 – 11:30 Healing with sound
12:00 – 13:30 Break for lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Clayful joy
15:30 – 16:30 The way of tea
 
 
 

 

   I'm, from delhi, i am a creative... I design jewelry ,am a budding writer and an artiste. I was on holiday in Pondicherry and got the retreat information from the Auroville store . Honestly decided to participate so i could get a clear introduction to Auroville. The dinner and drum circle on day one was a great way to introduce the participants to each other and made the whole lot of us comfortable and communication was easy between all. The next day began the body mind soul journey. The concept and the teachers were excellent at creating the flow between understanding and using the options of constant balance and focus of the mind..the atmosphere created by the various exercises brought out very interesting reads about hidden characters and creativity in me and the other participants . These were beautiful moments that unfolded amongst kindered souls...In totality the child within me was out in the class room and enjoyed every bit of the teachings and at times was cajoled back to join up activities as the mind wandered...As it was coming to an end the music lesson and the laughter activity put back all the energy used up in bonding body mind and soul....left me completely rejuvenated . I would recommend this retreat as a must do to my fellow city dwellers as its an experience out of the ordinary and a must do to calm down stress,anxiety and hyper activity that city living creates in people .This retreat leaves you feeling the world is a good place inspite of the craze humanity is suffering from due to being part of a rat race. Many thanks to Vikram and Amir and all the other teachers for making this experience memorable ,calming and rejuvenating and introducing like minded souls to each other who would never connect if it was not for this effort.  

RACHNA KAPOOR
August 2012