• Rekindle the fire

    A couples retreat, 11-13 Jan 2013


Explore two days in Auroville to nurture and revive your relationship, learn about yourself, connect with your loved one, support your spouse in reaching new understandings, and gain from the insights Auroville has to offer.

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Learn how to deal with self-reinforcing habits and patterns such as insecurity, attachments, ego, jealousy, arrogance, temper, greed and miscommunication. Changes in finances, and even the arrival of other family members also affect relationships. Here is a a special retreat to help you rekindle the fire in your relationship. 

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Yuval will facilitate relationship constellation sessions in this retreat. He works as a coach, consultant and facilitator for personal development with local organizations, groups, public open workshops and with individuals in one-on-one sessions. He participated regularly in constellation sessions in 1996, and joined a 2-year facilitators' course licensed by Bert Hellinger in Belgium in 2001. He received his certification in 2003 and is now a certified facilitator for Constellation Work. In this retreat he uses various objects to represent persons or elements in the clients' constellation and bring about transformation, e.g. papers, chairs, shoes, puppets, coconuts, leaves, cushions, bricks, stones, etc.

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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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The Charter of Auroville states: "Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be the willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity."

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Accommodation and Costs

This Retreat can be customized in terms of overall theme, individual activities, duration, etc. Costs will depend on the activities, duration, number of participants, kind of accommodation and other particulars as may be relevant. We can prepare a detailed schedule based on your requirements. Packages include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, accommodation (on single, double or twin sharing basis), bicycle and transport hire, materials and facilitation for all activities.

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Schedule

Date: 11-13 January 2013

 The retreat starts on Friday evening with a dinner, followed by workshops and sessions over the weekend designed exclusively for couples. Saturday starts at 9am and ends after dinner at around 8:30pm, while Sunday starts early at 6:30 am and ends with tea at 5pm.