Arka Wellness Centre
The ‘Wellness Centre’ at Arka offers treatments such as ayurvedic massage, reiki, lomi lomi, body logic and deep tissue massage, yogic healing massage, Thai yoga massage, craniosacral therapy acupuncture and physiotherapy. In addition it provides well-care/beauty in the form of hairdressing, facials, manicure & pedicure. There are also seminars and workshops to improve the communication between the body and mind thus promoting well-being in the wider sense.
Arka (‘meaning Ray of Light’) is a holistic centre which aims to foster health, growth and progress on all levels — the key to remaining young regardless of one’s age. While there is a special focus on meeting the needs of the elder population in Auroville, the services provided are open to all, with emphasis on enabling people to grow and remain active indefinitely.
Convalescence and guest facilities are also provided. Arka’s activities aim to integrate all ages so all can benefit from the contact and exchange opportunities provided. Voluntary workers are welcome to participate in Arka’s activities, gardens & maintenance work.
Solitude Farm WorkshopsExplore Your Relationship With Mother Nature
Solitude Farm follows Fukuoka’s permaculture and natural farming techniques. Fukuoka advocated that all the bio-resources around us, such as leaves, weeds, branches, etc., should constantly be returned to the soil to increase soil fertility. No pesticides or fertilizers have ever been used on the land. We practice non-tillage and no machines or tractors are used. Every part of this land is honored and respected.
Solitude Farm is a true example of Masanobu Fukuoka’s philosophy in practice – a road back to nature through eating local food. We welcome you to come and explore your relationship with Mother Nature at Solitude Farm and be part of the change.
Mini-permaculture workshop (Every Saturday)
A closer look at Solitude farm through exploration of local food. This workshop will give you a clear insight on how to re-connect with Mother Nature through the principles of natural farming and permaculture. Included is a Secrets of our Salads mini-cooking workshop, where the group harvests and makes a nutrition-packed salad together. Held every Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, includes lunch and refreshments.
Reading of Fukuoka
Honouring Organic Matter
Gifts of Mother Earth
Harvest of crops
The secrets of our Salads (mini cooking workshop)
Exploring the Ayurvedic and nutritional benefits of local plants
Benefits of local plants
Lunch and Closing Circle
Guidelines for Guest FacilitatorsGuidelines for Guest Facilitators
Offering Workshops, Courses, Therapies, Lectures, Etc.
Foreign Nationals are welcome to teach classes, workshops, etc. in Auroville, but only on an Auroville recommended entry visa or business visa, and only through a registered Auroville unit, which may include remuneration through the Auroville unit concerned.