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.
Click here to view photos from our last Body Mind Soul retreat.
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).
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
I had a really great experience at the retreat. I did not really know what the retreat was about before i attended, but people had only good things to say about it, so i decided just to go for it. The weekend was field with new experiences, and new ways to interact with myself and other people. I got a good connection with and between body, soul and mind, and the things i learned, i still practice for myself. I really learned the importance of expression myself, and i was showed different ways to do it. I'm still in contact with some of the people, from the retreat. Somehow, through all the expression, you share something important inside of you, and when you share this, people get to know you in a whole different way, that I’m used to. You really show the beauty of your inside, and this is so essential and important for us as human beings. We are finding our inner child inside, and letting it shine through all the layers of insecurity, and self-doubt we have been raised with. When you have first understood and experienced the strength you gain from this, you want to experience it again and again. Sing, dance, paint, laugh, cry..Create.. When we create, we get in contact with our feelings, and when we get in contact with our feelings, we live. No ego, no doubts, no nothing, only the pure feeling of creation, and the true happiness which is following. Enjoy, take care, and let the sun shine the way.
THEIS MøLLER CHRISTENSEN