Auroville Retreat hosts programmes that are designed to nurture your body, mind & soul. Through a variety of mediums, our retreats facilitate a harmonious blend between your body and mind. With practice, exploration and a deepened sense of awareness, you will gain a renewed vitality for your personal and professional life. Our group retreats give you the opportunity to explore interests with people from around the world, while our individual retreats offer one-on-one attention with the facilitator.
Auroville Retreat offers activities and workshops using an approach that is lighthearted and different from other retreats. Retreats can also be custom-designed for corporates and specific groups.
Auroville Retreat was started in July 2011 to facilitate an exchange between Auroville and the “outside” world. All workshops are facilitated by Aurovilians, giving participants an opportunity to meet and interact with long term Aurovilians. Activities are conducted in various venues in and around Auroville, giving participants a glimpse of life in Auroville.
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Solitude Farm WorkshopsExplore Your Relationship With Mother NatureSolitude 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. Schedule 9:30 am Introduction Reading of Fukuoka 10:00 am Tour Honouring Organic Matter Gifts of Mother Earth Biodiversity Harvest of crops 11:00 am The secrets of our Salads (mini cooking workshop)Exploring the Ayurvedic and nutritional benefits of local plants Benefits of local plants 12:30 pm Lunch and Closing Circle
Guidelines for Guest FacilitatorsGuidelines for Guest Facilitators
Conduct workshops, therapies and classes in AurovilleIt is very important that all those who host workshops, therapies, classes etc., follow the necessary legal requirements as non-compliance can have an adverse impact on Auroville as a whole.