Awareness through the Body, ATB for short, aims to raise awareness and enable one to become conscious of perceptions and abilities, so that one may become self-aware and self-directed. The program works by first bringing the individual into a state of receptivity in which one can better “listen” to the many and varied inputs he/she is continuously receiving from both the inner and outer worlds.
Join us in our ATB Retreat facilitated by Amir. Read on for more details.
The individual becomes aware of the different planes of being and their interrelation. In that state of receptivity everything becomes an opportunity for expanding awareness, by being in the moment without taking anything for granted. Finding one's own pace and inner patterns and becoming aware of the inner and outer space simultaneously, aids in enhancing concentration, relaxation and self-knowledge.
The exercises provide ways for individuals to discover and explore the body, and through the body to awaken the consciousness of the entire being. Many exercises and games have been incorporated from a wide variety of disciplines; they are creative and often fun.
To learn more about Awareness Through the Body, visit the following link: http://awarenessthroughthebody.wordpress.com/.
Amir will lead this retreat. He came to India from Israel in 2000 to explore different disciplines and awaken the sense of being. He joined Auroville in 2003 and became part of the “Awareness Through the Body” program. He has been offering workshops in ATB since 2005.
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.
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."
Experience two days in Auroville, exploring a wide variety of exercises and games to come to know yourself better. The retreat starts on Friday evening with a dinner, but participants can also start on Saturday. The retreat ends on Sunday at 5pm.
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.