Discover Yourself & Experience Auroville
Auroville is a city in the making. A desert-like, rural area is gradually changing into a city. It is often called a ‘human laboratory’. The vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is its raison d’être, it’s a very specific place, different from the many ‘eco-villages’ and intentional or alternative communities that exist on the planet. Many people voluntarily offered their energy and some of them stayed or came back to stay. To come to Auroville as a volunteer implies that you somehow resonate with the city’s aims and ideals; that you are ready to give your energy to its various projects and services and take part in its development. In Auroville we are all volunteers, offering our best energies, our time, our work, for the accomplishment of a common vision. While Aurovilian resident volunteers have made a life-lasting commitment, temporary volunteers test the waters and usually stay for a defined period of time. Every year Auroville receives a growing number of volunteers from all over the world who are attracted by Auroville’s efforts in alternative healthcare, ecological practices, building maintenance, renewable energy, primary and secondary education, village outreach, architecture, organic farming, animal care, etc. Many of these volunteers return and some stay on to join the experiment in “human unity” that Auroville represents. As this is a complex experiment for a new society very different from common urban or rural life, it takes a very long time to get the pieces together and to understand the overall idea, its marvels, and downfalls. For this reason, we have created this program, in which we give the opportunity for an intensive life-changing experience. In these two months, you will be able to have a deep inner discovery and a thorough hands-on experience of the Auroville lifestyle by: – exploring different projects carried on by inspiring Auroville pioneers that work on incredible alternative approaches to different aspects of society; – living in a sustainable diverse community immersed in the grand nature of the tropical dry evergreen forest; – volunteering in our project, in which we host guests from around India and the world and we take care of our diverse facilities and lush gardens. – making food an alive experience, thus practicing natural farming in collaboration with the Earth, cooking together with love, and enjoying wholesome healthy feasts; – getting introduced to integral yoga and many other insightful practices to find your inner call for a new life that is more in tune with your soul aspirations. – optionally training as a yoga teacher in the Hatha and vinyasa flow style either to improve your skills or make it your profession recognized around the world by the Yoga Alliance. Specifically, all the activities listed in the program (except the teacher training and the Auroville Introduction) are free of charge for those participating in the whole Auroville Experience program. For details, please click on the links below redirecting to the specific activities. Participants will also take 3 shifts per week mainly in the housekeeping and reception departments in order to learn and to help running the guest house. Just to have an idea, the weekly schedule will usually be as follow: 07.30 – 09.00: Introduction to Integral Yoga & Awareness Through the Body (on Wednesdays only) 07.30 – 08.45: Hatha yoga (on Thursdays only). 09.30 – 12.30: Free time or team cooking (once a week on rotation) or volunteering shift (3 times per week). 12.30 – 14.00: Community lunch (on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). 14:00 – 17:00: Community Service (Karma yoga) (on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). 17.30 – 19.00: Yoga of inner discovery (on Wednesday only). 18.30 – 20.00: Mindfulness (on Tuesday only). This program is aimed at people looking for a lifestyle change, but can also be a unique experience for those who already took a leap into the unknown long ago and would like to share it with all of us. This is a FREE residential program and participants will be required to stay in Serendipity (see at the end all the different accommodation options and rates), to attend all the program activities, and to complete the two months. If that cannot happen for any reason, the participant will be requested to pay back the monthly cost of all activities and the accommodation charges will be adjusted to normal guest rates. 20 % of the accommodation cost will be requested at the time of booking and the total 2 months cost will have to be paid on arrival. If you need more information, you can contact us by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9385623342) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about activities, therapies, and events in Serendipity, you can visit our Facebook page.