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    A way to expand consciousness


Awareness through the Body (ATB), aims to assist individuals in developing the capacity for attention, concentration and relaxation, in refining the senses and in cultivating the ability to notice what one is experiencing.

ATB provide tools and a space to enhance introspection so that we may become aware of the different planes that form our being and have the possibility to enter in contact with our wider sense of self.

Join us in our ATB Retreat facilitated by Amir and assisted by Tamar. Read on for more details.

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The exercises provide ways for individuals to discover and explore the body, and through the body to awaken the consciousness of the entire being. All the activities, within their particular focus, work towards that goal.

Some exercises and games have been incorporated from a wide variety of disciplines; they are creative and often fun.

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ATB has been created and implemented in Auroville schools since 1992, by Aloka Marti and Joan Sala, based on their personal experience following the spiritual path of integral yoga and the idea of integral education. Over the years they have adapted, added to and incorporated knowledge acquired from a wide variety of disciplines, into a coherent, sequential curriculum.

To learn more about Awareness Through the Body, visit the ATB Website

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Amir was born in Israel; he left Israel in 2000 with his wife Tamar on a journey to India, leaving behind life & own business. After 3 years of study and exposure to diverse disciplines aimed at expanding consciousness, they joined Auroville, where years of research gave birth to the ATB Program in Auroville schools.

Amir was trained as an ATB facilitator under the guidance of the founders of this approach, Aloka Marti and Joan Sala. Amir sees ATB as a tool that aspires to facilitate a process of inner growth, to allow a chain of changes to unfold and manifest for a better life, and a better planet.” Today, Amir is focused on reaching out with this discipline into wider India, Israel and South Africa.

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This 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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Schedule

Experience two days in Auroville, exploring a wide variety of exercises and games to come to know yourself better. The retreat starts on Saturday morning at 8.30am and ends on Sunday at 5.00pm. The Retreat price includes tea & snacks only. Their will be a pot Luck for lunch. The Retreat price does not include accommodation and meals.

   I really appreciate this workshop, that brings me more far away as what I thought! The second day was easier for my and my level of introspection, or perhaps because of the work that has been done on the first day?  

ISALINE
October 2014