AUROVILLE NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT
WITH HAEIN & NICOLAS
26TH DEC 2015 - 2ND JAN 2016
Join us for our first YOGA retreat in Auroville, spritual community in South India.
We are delighted to welcome you to our second home, Auroville, the City of Dawn!
This retreat is particularly meaningful to us as this is where Haein and Nicolas met each other and lived together before moving to Brussels.
We will stay in an eco sustainable community of Auroville enjoying 3 organic vegetarian buffet.
We will start each day with meditation and pranayama (breathing practice). In the morning, we will practice invigorating yoga and finish the day together with meditation and kirtan. There will be plenty of time to dip in the ocean, walk in the forest and explore Auroville and nearby town.
Over the course of this retreat you may find that your perception of the world will grow a little larger, your yoga practice a little deeper and your heart and spirit more light and open.
- Daily Yoga & meditation session
- Massage treatment (optional)
- Beach chill out time
- Auroville exploration
- Delicious organic vegetarian buffet
- New year community meditation ceremony
Yoga & Meditation :
Daily classes will be adapted to all level. Practice will take place in beautiful Verite hall everyday.
CITY FOR HUMAN UNITY
Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.
The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry proposed to Her that such a township should be started. She gave her blessings. The concept was then put before the governement of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.
Pictures: Auroville Calendar 2015 by Ireno
THE AUROVILLE CHARTER
- Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
- Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
- Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
- Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.
(Subject to change)
6:30-7 Meditation (Optional)
8:30-10:30 Free time
14-18 Auroville experience Activities
20:30-21:30 Meditation & Kirtan
650 euros Early bird price before 20th October
750 euros Late bird price after 20th October.
Price includes : Accommodations of 7 nights, 3 vegetarian meals, Auroville contributions, Cycle, Laundry, Internet, Pick-up on 26th Dec airport Chennai - Auroville
Price does not include : Flight fairs, Massage treatment
Vérité (French for “truth”) is a multi-faceted project within Auroville. Since its inception in 1985, Vérité has focused on ecological concerns, health and wellness, collective process and spiritual “practice-in-action” in its efforts to become a center for integral development in service to Auroville and its guests. Vérité features sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy (principally solar), a community-based guest house, organic garden, orchard and kitchen, and facilities for workshops, classes, retreats and other programs. Vérité offers a unique setting for individuals and groups that are searching for living, working examples of alternatives to the conventional approaches to life on this planet.
3 organic, vegetarian buffet-style meals per day. Products comes first from Vérité's garden, then Auroville farms, and then from local organic distributors.
All meals are western-Indian fusion, with an Ayurvedic influence cuisine.
Haein Cho : Certified yoga and Acro yoga teacher, Watsu & Lomolomi massage therapist.
Haein was born in South Korea and grew up in Auroville. She moved to Brussels in 2012 and opened her studio in 2013. Currently Haein is based in Brussels facilitating regular classes in her studio. She regularly travels in Europe, India and Asia to give retreat and workshops. When she's not on her yoga mat, she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking & juicing, singing mantra with her new bought guitar and walking bare feet on the grass.
Nicolas Jadot : Certified yoga and Soul Motion teacher.
Nicolas have been practicing different kind of Martial arts since young age. He started practicing zen meditation and mindfulness at Plum Village with Thich Nhat Hanh when he arrived at university. After finishing a master degree in business management at the SBS-EM in Brussels, he moved to India and spend the next 3 years in Auroville. He came back to Brussels in 2012 as a yoga teacher. Since then he's sharing his passion in Yoga and dance with everyone who come across his path.
Maximum participants: 16
As places are limited, please register in advance to save your spot
We look forward to welcome you and share the magic!