• World Game

    Creating worlds on sand

The World Game, also known as Sandplay, is a wonderful way to know yourself without the use of words.
You are given a box of sand and free access to unusual and appealing objects. Music, flowering gardens, paintings, as well as the presence of the quiet observant facilitator contributes to creating a concentrated atmosphere in which you can tell a  story in the sand or express your dream world using a symbolic language.
You are invited to be true to yourself in a natural environment. 
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The retreat offers one-on-one sessions, along with the facilitator.  The retreat can happen in different ways: accompanied by music or not, interacting or in silence. Participants are invited to create a world of beauty and harmony and they can take this experience with them wherever they go.
The retreat session is open to all adults (and also children from 6y and above can participate). It is a one on one experience although sometimes 2 people can have an experience together. There are no requirements except a respect of the objects and the environment. You can also opt for multiple sessions, in which you can further explore and expand your worlds. In some cases, it can also lead to world games in nature.
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The World Game is an activity that gives the opportunity to creatively explore  thoughts, feelings and imagination in an effort "to know oneself", a core principle of learning.
This individual retreat is priced at Rs. 3000. Additional sessions can be scheduled after the first session.
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Aikya enjoys to work with people who are open to explore new territories and enjoys to work with children too as they are still close to their heart. Aikya is a trained psychologist and works with The Learning Community, an informal school, where she offers World Game sessions and Nature & Spirit sessions.
Aikya has published a book called ‘Glimpses of Wonder-Creating Worlds on Sand'. 
She has always been searching for her true purpose in life, of finding oneness, consciousness and beauty, or the way of the Creative Shakti. 
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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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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. Accommodation, food, transport, hostess for children and other logistics are optional extras, and we can assist you in making the necessary arrangements. Contact us on any of the following: 

Cell: +91-8608217030

Email: info@aurovilleretreat.org

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A 60-90 minute individual session with the facilitator. Bring a camera if you like to take a picture at the end.