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Awareness Through the Body Retreat
2-day Awareness Through the Body Retreat on 12-13 October 2013 in Auroville
Awareness through the Body, ATB for short, aims to raise awareness and enable one to become conscious of perceptions and abilities, so that one may become self-aware and self-directed. The program works by first bringing the individual into a state of receptivity in which one can better “listen” to the many and varied inputs he/she is continuously receiving from both the inner and outer worlds.
The individual becomes aware of the different planes of being and their interrelation. In that state of receptivity everything becomes an opportunity for expanding awareness, by being in the moment without taking anything for granted. Finding one's own pace and inner patterns and becoming aware of the inner and outer space simultaneously, aids in enhancing concentration, relaxation and self-knowledge.
The exercises provide ways for individuals to discover and explore the body, and through the body to awaken the consciousness of the entire being. Many exercises and games have been incorporated from a wide variety of disciplines;
Amir will lead this retreat. He came to India from Israel in 2000 to explore different disciplines and awaken the sense of being. He joined Auroville in 2003 and became part of the “Awareness Through the Body” program. He has been offering workshops in ATB since 2005.
The Retreat will be held in Auroville, an international community 20 minutes from Puducherry in South India. It is a quiet little town, with around 2000 inhabitants. Once a barren area, Auroville has become green, thanks to reforestation. Auroville has a semitropical climate. Temperatures peak in May/June (the Summer months), and go beyond 40 degrees, while in winter (November to March) the day temperatures are between 24 and 30. The Monsoon in October/November brings the temperatures down.
For more information, contact Viktoriya Koleva at Auroville Retreat on +91-8940219725, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to visit the website www.aurovilleretreat.org