• Joyful Living

    Making ordinary days extraordinary

"This is a (re)TREAT for yourself. So worth it!” Eugenia, participant.

A life changing certificate retreat in which you discover what joyful living means to you. A time for you to reflect on what matters most in a peaceful and nourishing environment. Treat yourself to a break from every day life and learn how to flow with joy and ease.

Come back reborn, empowered and committed to a healthy and balanced lifestyle tailored to your rhythm and needs. Rekindle that deep connection with your inner being, and with fellow participants who will quickly become close friends.

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Every day we will look at one of the five Joyful Living themes (see below under schedule), the ingredients for making ordinary days extraordinary.

You will explore what each theme means to you personally and how to commit to bringing them out more in your life. You will learn tools to overcome self limiting beliefs that may stop you from doing so.

The retreat programme offers an energising mix of activities - from yoga, meditation and mindfulness visualisations to dance, life coaching, ceremonies and art. In a warm and supportive group of maximum 8-10 participants, you will connect with what matters most in your life and commit to living that.

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You will experience the benefits of Joyful Living first hand as every day at the retreat you live according to the 5 themes:

  • Waking up mindfully
  • Opening mind and body through yoga and meditation
  • Enjoying an energising breakfast
  • Exploring the theme of the day in a fun and heartfelt flow
  • Discovering delicious vegan lunches
  • Gathering for commitment and other ceremonies
  • Completing the day mindfully

In the evenings you can take a walk through the forest to discover the magic of Auroville.

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This retreat will be facilitated by Julie, who combines her management consulting background with a thorough understanding of personal growth and coaching. She has a keen interest in dance, nutrition and eastern spirituality, which has led her to spend most of the last 4 years in India practicing yoga and meditation.

A Certified Relationship and Career Coach from the acclaimed Coaches Training Institute in London, Julie coaches a broad client base – from entrepreneurs to executives, mothers, academics, students and volunteers. In addition to 1:1 sessions, Julie facilitates retreats, workshops and coaching training in India and Europe. For more info, visit www.maitreecoaching.com

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This will take place in Auroville, a place of unending education and an experiment in human unity. Auroville has won international acclaim for its efforts in social and environmental sustainability, and has developed innovative techniques in bodywork & healing.

Auroville is an international community with over 2000 people from around 50 different countries. 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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The participation fees for this residential retreat is INR 9000. This includes yoga, meditation and workshop sessions as indicated in the schedule below. At the end of the retreat you will receive a certificate of participation. For Aurovilians, the retreat is on a contribution basis with a minimum of Rs2,500.

Accommodation and food for the duration of the retreat is additional. Contact us for more details on accommodation. Complete your registration process by clicking on "Book Your Retreat" button at the top of this page.

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Each day at the retreat includes a morning yoga and meditation session to open your heart and body, and two interactive workshops on the Joyful Living theme of the day. You will also have time for relaxing and exploring Auroville.

The timings for Joyful Living:
7.30-8.30am: Meditation & conscious movement
8.30-9.30am: Breakfast
10.00-12.00am: Workshop 1
12.30-13.30pm: Lunch
14.30-16.30pm: Workshop 2