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?
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.
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.
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.
Auroville is 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).
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.
|Dates: 16-18 August 2013|
Friday, 16th August
Saturday, 17th August
Sunday, 18th August
The Auroville retreat provided exactly what I was looking for ... Rejuvenation! We went through a diverse set of activities over the 2.5 days. The drumming session helped me discover that I enjoy playing musical instruments, something that I would have never ended up trying if not for the workshop! Seeing the collages made by the other participants at the art workshop really opened up my mind! At the healing through sound workshop I pushed my boundaries and along with the group came up with some musical tunes..something I never thought I could do! Really enjoyed the dancing with the elements session too! Auroville is a must see place! Its beautiful, peaceful, green with some quaint cafes and restaurants. We had a very diverse set of participants at the retreat which made it very interesting. There were people from different countries, age groups, professions, etc and it was great interacting with all of them!