• 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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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).

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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
 
 
 

 

   The Body Mind and Soul retreat is the perfect place to be at if you are looking to get away from the chaos of your routine. The retreat is an amazing way to discover the inner calmness in you and to let go of all the stress. I joined the retreat alone, not sure about what I was getting into. But now I am glad that I went ahead with it. The activities that we did through out the retreat were a great way to express what is within. They were well thought of and nothing that I had ever done before yet so simple that I practice some of them even after the retreat ended. The activities at first may seem a little out of your comfort zone to be doing in front of a group of strangers you just met. But the instructors are so helpful and considerate that you look forward to actively participate in each of the activities,which help you concentrate and develop a positive outlook towards life. And when you get out of your comfort zone is when the strangers you just met get into a strong bond with you, some which will last for a long time. I benefited a lot from the retreat and I would suggest everyone who gets a chance, to become a part of it to experience for themselves how a few days can bring out the best in them. I look forward to become a part of many more retreats.   

JUHI BHATT
August 2012