Guidelines for Guest Facilitators 

Conduct workshops, therapies and classes in Auroville

 It 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.

Space for Adult Learning Activities

The principles of unending education and constant progress are the cornerstones of Auroville.The richness of the many forms in which this unfolds in Auroville makes it a unique and precious field of potential learning and personal growth. The need to further support this with common guidelines and compliance structures has been acknowledged.

Auroville operates as a microcosm in the larger macrocosm of India that has afforded us the space and protection for this experiment and to which each one of us is accountable.

Important Legal Guidelines

  1. 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. Except for the visa requirement, the above applies to Indian nationals as well.
  2. Individual Aurovilians & Newcomers can teach/facilitate classes, courses, workshops, give tours, etc. free of charge, or against payment / contribution / donations but only through a registered Auroville unit /activity.
  3. Unfortunately, tourist visa holders are not allowed to teach classes, courses, workshops, etc. nor offer therapies, consultations even if no remuneration is involved.
  4. Tourist visa holders are welcome to visit/stay in Auroville but are not allowed to promote their group’s travel / activities in Auroville or recruit participants during their stay. They are welcome to avail themselves of services, programs and tours in Auroville but only through a registered Auroville unit.

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