• Power of Inspiration

    An Auroville Experience

This three-day workshop is for those who are seeking a fundamental change in their lives. It provides the energy and models for change through interactions with inspiring people doing inspiring work, through presentations of how change takes place, and through exercises that encourage deep reflection and new ways of perception and behaviour. 

By the end of the course, participants should have confidence in their ability to initiate important changes in their lives and have a clearer sense of what those changes could be and how they can happen. 

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You will meet people in the international community of Auroville who, inspired by an ideal, are making a difference in society.
You will gain an insight into their work, and through that, into some of the activities engaged by the larger community. You will hear the stories of what inspired these individuals to take up this work and make changes in their own lives. You will learn how inner change is manifested in outer action and how this, in turn, fuels further inner evolution.
Hands on exercises will help you identify your present patterns of behaviour and core values, identify blockages to change, and map out ways in which change at your individual level can take place.
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We live in a world of constant change. At one level, this requires us to learn the skills of adaptation but, at a deeper, personal level, we are also challenged to question our fundamental beliefs and perspectives upon the world. This can be deeply unsettling as it involves risks associated with stepping out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. However, the discovery of new perspectives and core values can provide an indispensable compass for charting our way in an ever-changing world.

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This will be facilitated by Alan, Leena and Sheba from Auroville. 
Alan has been involved in afforestation in Auroville for 30 years. He is part of a team that has been offering workshops on the theme of “Towards a Sustainable Future” for many years and is interested in transformative processes, both at the individual level, and in the context of groups. Leena has established linkages with industry and civil society for education and social development projects. Sheba is a facilitator, executive coach, and trainer with several years of experience in facilitating leadership development across sectors including the corporate, education, health, and services.
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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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The workshop will start on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 with a welcome dinner. On 31st August, the workshop will start at 8am with breakfast and grounding work followed by discussions, reflections and field visits. It will end at 9pm with the Threshold of your Life activity. 
1st and 2nd September will start with a dynamic yoga practice. The day will be filled with hands-on activities, games and reflections, including field visits to inspiring projects in Auroville that have sparked long term change. the workshop will end at lunchtime on Saturday 2nd September. 
Be the change that you wish to see