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Funky dance night at the Youth Center (photo Alessandra)
Funky dance night at the Youth Center (photo Alessandra)

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Saturday
23
Feb
Class /
ILC Hall
07:00 AM

These Hatha Yoga sessions harken back to the roots of the classical form of Yoga, intended for the unity of body and mind. Hatha Yoga is often seen as the yoga of balance and posture, but this specific style is aimed at bringing the body-mind into a focused, calm and composed state, further helping in meditation

Bijou began exploring Yoga in 2014, far away from civilization in the Amazon jungle. This calling led to deeper research into the ancient art, including certification in 2015 (300 hr. Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik). After initiations in Buddhist Meditation, Bijou found a way to incorporate Mindfulness and Yoga. His experience working with people recovering from trauma and substance abuse has enhanced his teaching, which focuses on the meditative and therapeutic aspects of Yoga.

Class /
Arka First Floor
08:15 AM

Partner flow: asana and stretching with a partner

Inversions: basic flying with partners.

Damien 90 47 72 27 40.

Class /
Joy Hall @ Joy Community Guesthouse
05:00 PM

Regular classes of Laughter Yoga with Nikhil on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 pm. 

Laughter Yoga is a set of joyful exercises to keep yourself healthy. Like any other exercise for example: gym, aerobics, running, etc. the aim of Laughter Yoga too is to keep your body fit and mind sound. The only exception is that it's a lot more FUN... :) ;) - About teacher/facilitator Nikhil Thapar: CLYT (Certified Laughing Yoga Teacher), trained by Dr Madan Kataria himself, founder of Laughing Yoga movement.

Class /
Vérité Hall
05:00 PM

Every Saturday

Listening, sensing, connecting, letting go and celebrating the present moment.

The session will include active meditation, inner awareness and free flow movement. Come with good spirit and comfortable clothes.

Yoffi has been teaching yoga and movement meditation for several years, and has experienced with various body work methods. She recently completed a 200-hour training at Gurdjieff Movement Centre, and likes to share the beautiful work of The Movements.

Class /
ILC hall
05:00 PM

Every Saturday (NO CLASS ON 2 FEB )

In this session the practitioner will be guided through a dynamic sequence of asanas, while using the major muscle groups to improve balance and coordination in every posture. The focus of this 1hr 15 minute session will be on centering the mind, the breath and drishti are aids in this practice. The session ends with a short visualisation practice.

Hailing from South India, and currently residing in Auroville, Aishwarya has trained in the traditional methods of teaching yoga, receiving certifications from 1000Yoga (Bangalore) and Yogadarshanam (Mysore). She has been teaching for 1 year. “My yoga practice has taught me that there lies a potential within each one of us waiting to be discovered. I am keen to contribute to our community the meaning of yoga practice, as taught to me by my esteemed teachers.

Class /
Sharnga Guest House Yoga Hall
06:45 AM

Asana and Pranayama in B.K.S.Iyengar Tradition

Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 6.45 am to 8.00 am

at Sharnga Guest House Yoga Hall

(left gate, after parking follow the green path and yoga hall behind the swimming pool)

Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga , it works wonders with your body, breath and mind through observation and awareness of yourself in stability, mobility and alignment.

 

Drop-in class

All are welcome!

 

Contribution is expected

For more information: olesya@auroville.org.in or whats app +91-915-905-2743

Class /
Sharnga Guest House Yoga Hall
05:00 PM

    Asana and Pranayama in B.K.S. Iyengar Tradition.

Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday   5.00 pm to 6.30 pm

at Sharnga Guest House Yoga Hall (left gate)

Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga, a process of developing your body, vital organs, your mind and the quality of intelligence through mobility, strength, stability and alignment in asanas.

 

Drop- in class

All are welcome!

Contribution is expected.

For more information: olesya@auroville.org.in or whats app: +91-915-905-2743

 

Class /
Taramangaling - 5 min after Botanical Garden
07:00 AM

For any class you want to participate, you have to register with me beforehand, by phone/ whatsapp 9489805493 or mail.

Ashtanga Yoga classes - Mysore style

Classes every day from Monday to Saturday. No class for full moon and new moon. 

Taramangaling- 5 min after Botanical Garden -
Location: At Taramangaling (How to get there. Explanation at the bottom of the page " YOGA" in our website www.auroville-holistic.com)
Taramangaling is located 2 min after Botanical Garden if you come from Auroville.

15 minutes from Pondy.

Private classes can be given on request. Contact: 91-9489805493 Or  by mail christine@auroville-holistic.com 

Ashtanga  Yoga

All students commence their instruction in the same manner in which on the first day of class they are taught Surya Namaskar A, followed by Padmasana and deep breathing, and a few minutes of rest to conclude their first day of practice. The next day after Surya Namaskar A has been performed, Surya Namaskar B is taught, and one then again concludes in the same method as the previous day, with Padmasana, deep breathing, and rest. After both of the Surya Namaskar have been learned correctly, each of the various asanas are added one by one. When one asana is correct, the next one is taught. Depending on the age and ability of the student, it can take anywhere upwards of 3 months to learn the primary series.

From Monday to Friday: the format of the practice always remains the same; one always begins practice on his own with Surya Namaskar, concludes with Padmasana and rest, and the various asanas gradually fill the space between these two poles It is through the daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga that we draw it into ourselves, understand it.
On Saturdays, group guided classes are taught, in which all the vinyasas are counted out loud and all students follow along together accordingly

 

 

 

Christine was born in France in 1967. After completing her studies as Nurse in 1988, she started working as a nurse and soon started

 travelling in India seeking “for the truth” through pilgrims around Rishikesh

A few years later with the financial support of sponsors she  crossed  The Himalays with horses from Kathmandu to Srinagar for 8 month, later on, she followed the Mekong river from his stream in Tibet ( Xining- Kham) though South east of Tibet, Yunnan, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodge.

In 1995 She created Orient explorers a tourism and travelling association and worked within until 2002. She came across Vipassana meditation  and decided to settle in Auroville in 2002,  an intentional spiritual community located in South India.

In 2004, after two years studying  Hatha Yoga and Yengar, she discovered  Ashtanga Yoga  and started to  study with Monica Marinoni until 2016 and  since 2007  under the guidance of Sri Sharath Jois  (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’grandson)  at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. 
In 2010 she opened “ Yoga et Bien-etre”, where she was teaching for 4 years, running Hatha Yoga class evenings  and daily Mysore style program in the mornings. And the last year, she started to offer workshops on Yoga and meditation including Satsang about Yoga sutra, relaxation and pranayama.
For 13 years she studied the yoga through her own daily practise and teaching, the mind through regular and repetitive meditation retreats, she gave importance to the sadhana, she learned more about the body through her training and experience in Thai yoga massage and about the mind through her training and practise in NLP (sessions, workshop) .   

With deep gratitude and respect she shares the primary series teachings as she has been taught by Monica Marinoni and Sri Sharath Jois.

Class /
Bharat Nivas SAWCHU
10:00 AM
Class /
Bharat Nivas Progress hall
06:30 AM

Workshop /
Bharat Nivas Progress hall
04:00 PM
Class /
Bharat Nivas Progress hall
11:00 AM

  Every Saturday and Sunday 11 to 12

Class /
Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.International Zone.(Tibetan Pavilion)
07:00 AM

Ananda Kumar offers weekly Pranayama class on Saturday mornings from 7 am till 8.30 am.

We offer these classes mainly for Aurovilians. All are ininvited.

Class /
Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.International Zone.(Tibetan Pavilion)
05:30 AM

Ananda Kumar offers Heart Meditation every  Saturday from 5.30 till 6.45 pm.

from Saturday 19th till the 30th of March 2019. 

Class /
Bharat Nivas SAWCHU
07:00 AM

QI GONG PRACTICE every Monday, Thursday and                                                                               Saturday, 7 to 8 am.

SAWCHU BHARAT NIVAS./// For info : lokutta@auroville.org.in

Class /
Savitri Bhavan
05:00 PM

Russian Language

for beginners

every Saturday 5-6pm

at

Savitri Bhavan

For further details

please contact: Alena-Amrita

alenaaauroville@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome

Class /
Savitri Bhavan
04:00 PM

L’Agenda de Mère

listening to recordings with Gangalakshmi

Saturdays 4-5pm

at

Savitri Bhavan

Everyone is welcome

Class /
Savitri Bhavan
05:00 PM

Satsang

A sharing for spiritual upliftment

led by Ashesh Joshi

Savitri Bhavan Amphitheatre

Saturdays 5.00 to 6.30 pm

Everyone is welcome

Class /
Joy Hall @ Joy Community Guesthouse
07:00 AM

Tai Chi Quan with Lhamo at JOY Guest House Saturday (All levels) from 7 to 8 am 

Lhamo (Zhao Zhengrong), from China, started her Martial Arts journey at age 11, when she went to a Kung fu school in Shaolin and stayed there for 3 years, practicing 9 hours a day; She learned from different masters such as Chen Style Tai Chi Quan and Tai Chi Sword, she also learned Wu Style Tai Chi Quan from other Master. Lhamo will be teaching 24 forms of Tai Chi Quan (which is simple style) for beginners; but according to the students level she will start advance level of Taichi Quan as 42 style and Wu Style 37.

Event /
Buddha Garden
07:00 AM

Everyone is invited to join us in the garden any Saturday morning.

Come at 7.00am and experience some of our activities as we grow food for Auroville. 

Have breakfast at 9.00am and then look around the farm with or without our audio guide.

For further information go to our video channel (please subscribe):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3yfytiXNvJTpu4KRlYAcg?guided_help_flow=3

or contact Priya; priya@auroville.org.in

Workshop /
Quiet Healing Center
08:30 AM
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 February (8.30 AM – 6.00 PM)

Reiki is an ancient, non-intrusive complementary therapy. As a hands-on healing technique, it enhances the body’s own innate ability to heal itself and helps restoring balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit.

Anyone can learn Reiki; no need to have any special inclination towards healing, unique gift, or prior experience.



In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about the history & five principles of Reiki, the human energy system (aura and chakras), Reiki Level 1 initiation, which opens the flow of Reiki energy, and how to channel universal energy for self-healing and healing others.

This workshop includes a theoretical component, attunement, hands-on practice, and certification plus level 1 manual. 

Betty is a Reiki Master Teacher, recognised by the Usui Reiki Federation, and practitioner of Usui Reiki since 2005.

No previous experience required!

Course /
Quiet Healing Center
08:45 AM

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 February (8.45 am – 6.30 pm)

Bookings: Quiet Healing Center (2622329 / 9488084966)

A 2-day journey of exploring and discovering your breath and its applications in Watsu. You will also integrate the practice of Watsu qualities, such as grounding and presence, and discover the power of working with your receiver’s breath.

Several topics will be discussed such as the link between breathing and yourself as a giver, but also breathing and your energetic connection with the receiver. You will also be exposed to the anatomy of our respiratory system to better understand its functioning.

To incorporate all these elements into your water work, you will practice, explore, share your feelings, and practice again and again…

Prerequisites: Watsu Basic

 

Exhibition /
Gallery of the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, International Zone, Auroville
09:00 AM

The German pavilion group cordially invites to the

Exhibition of Birgitta Volz,

the “Baobab Project” – a “Research of the Invisible”

Birgitta shows magic bark prints from a 3000 year old majestic Baobab tree.

She was invited to print this tree in the bush of Namibia in May and June 2018.

Her pictures share some of her expedition adventures and are unfolding magic.

The exhibition will be open from Mon 11.2. to Sat 2.3.

from 9 - 12.30 am and 2 – 5 pm.

It is closed on Sundays.

If you would like the artist to guide a group through the show,

please get in touch with her:

Birgitta Volz: 9442300574.

Exhibition /
Savitri Bhavan
09:00 AM

Exhibition

Sri Aurobindo - A Life-Sketch in Photographs

in the upstairs corridor

Everyone is welcome

Exhibition /
Savitri Bhavan
09:00 AM

Exhibition

Meditations on Savitri

The entire series of 47s paintings created by the Mother with Huta

from 1961-67 is on display in the newly extended picture gallery

Everyday except Sunday from 9am to 12noon and 2-5pm

at

Savitri Bhavan 

Everyone is welcome

Exhibition /
Savitri Bhavan
09:00 AM

A Flower Exhibition

Venue: Savitri Bhavan (Square Hall)

Date: 21-28th February 2019

Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm

First day opening time: 10.30am

email: divineflowers@auroville.org.in

Everyone is welcome

Workshop /
Vérité Hall
09:30 AM

The term ‘rib cage’ may give the impression of something closed, lacking the ability to breathe. But as toddlers, before we learned to walk on two legs, we knew how flexible this part of our body really is, and how pleasurable it is to breathe deeply when the ribs are soft and pliable. Crawling or walking on “all fours" gives the ribs a reminder of this softness, while standing on two feet can diminish this feeling. In this intensive, we will remind ourselves how to roll and breathe like we did when we were toddlers!

Nur Bar-Onhas been practicing the Feldenkrais Method since 2010 and became a certified teacher after 3 years of study (2015-18). She has taught in Israel, Germany and Portugal, and likes to assist others in discovering more skillful ways of being in their bodies.

Workshop /
Quiet Healing Center
09:30 AM
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 February (9.30 am – 5.00 pm)
Bookings: Quiet Healing Center (2622329 / 9488084966)

Somatics is a system of slow, mindful movement. It improves the function of the nervous system, creating more ease and freedom within ourselves.

Somatics teaches us to recognise and release holding patterns, resulting from pain, injury, stress or habituated posture, and enhances any kind of exercise such as yoga, dance, sport or just moving through life. You will also learn a daily practice in order to maintain better flexibility, coordination, balance and wellness, resulting in a decrease of aches commonly attributed to stress, injury and ageing.

Maggie is a certified Somatic Movement Educator and graduate of the International Institute for Somatic Movement Education. She is also a highly trained massage therapist and has been working in the field of pain relief for over 15 years.

No previous experience required!

 

Exhibition /
Bharat Nivas kalaKendra
10:00 AM

Moving images from the archives project from old televisions in an immersive dark room. The recorded memories become meditative taking us beyond the action apparent on screen, deeper into the recesses of consciousness with which the actions were committed. It is an attempt to remember those times, the momentum and the labour of love that went into making Auroville what it is today. A projection of Auroville's continuous journey, towards becoming.

 

Richa Hushing and Rrivu Laha are documentary filmmakers, newcomers in Auroville. They were instantly drawn to the wealth of recorded memories from the formative years; and took upon themselves the task of drawing out the stunning visuals records for all to see and experience Auroville as it was, in the making.

 

Special Thanks to the installation team: Dhriti, Mridul, Bharat, Leo, Allen, Emmanuel, Krishna, Raj, Isabelle, Alok, Tapas and Michael.

 

To connect, contribute, support and/or host write to

 timelines@auroville.org.in

 

Exhibition /
Bharat Nivas kalaKendra Art Gallery
10:10 AM

                                                        Bharat Nivas invites all

To mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Auroville 

A painting Exhibition offered by Ex-Students of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

3rd February to 3rd March 2019

Venue: Kalakendra Art Gallery Bharat Nivas-Auroville

Opening Timings: 9 am to 5 pm Exceptionally open on all Sundays in the month of February

To bridge the early history of Auroville's Foundation Days related to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, few events will be organised at Bharatnivas around the above Art Exhibition, inviting personalities who took part in the first month of February 1968, laying down the first stones for Aurovilians. It would be an occasion to pay a tribute to early Ashram participants and express Auroville Community's gratitude. As and when, these events will be announced in the newsandnotes.

For more information: bharatnivas@auroville.org.in

 

Cinema /
Cinéma Paradiso near Town Hall
11:59 AM

Le Pavillon de France présente :

 

 

« Une famille à l’école du monde »

Film documentaire

En présence du réalisateur Fred Cebron

 

 

Samedi 23 février 2019 à 17h

Town Hall - Cinéma Paradiso

Film en français sous-titré anglais, 102min

 

 

Une famille, un camion en guise de maison, cinq ans et cinq continents, Fred, Laure, Martin et Chine parcourent le monde à la rencontre de celles et ceux qui réconcilient l’homme et la nature. En réalisant le rêve de nombreuses familles, ils prouvent qu’il est encore possible de "faire la route" et d’emmener ses enfants visiter tous les pays, même les plus improbables…

« Une famille à l’école du Monde », c’est avant tout une invitation à la découverte des merveilles de notre planète, ainsi qu’une rencontre avec les hommes et les femmes qui la protègent.

 Fred conduit sa famille - et les spectateurs – à travers les plus beaux paysages du monde.

Un film pour tous publics qui rêvent de voyages.

 

www.martinautourdumonde.com

https://www.facebook.com/martin.autourdumonde/

https://vimeo.com/user3896456

Workshop /
Sharnga Guesthouse Yogahall
04:00 PM

“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they only come when is still”

What is hypnosis?

How do right and left brain function practically?

How do conscious and subconscious interact?

Explore the depths of your mind and relax!

Meditate with ease!  Expand your therapeutic toolbox!

Apply Selfhypnosis!

 

A 3 day Workshop combining experiential learning and “Theory of the Mind”

 Certified course from EKAA www.ekaa.co.in

 

 22- 24 Feb    at  Sharnga Guesthouse Yogahall

22 Feb     4 – 7 pm.       Intro, Theory of the Mind and Selfhypnosis

23 & 24 Feb 9 – 5.30 pm.   Theory and Practice of Hypnotherapy techniques

 

Info meeting   20 Jan  5- 5.30 pm. at Sharnga Guesthouse Terace  www.sharngaguesthouse.in

Register Sigrid sigrid@auroville-jiva.com  9626006961 (Mobile & Whatsapp)

 

Cinema /
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium - Bharat Nivas
05:00 PM

Aurofilm present its:

11th PANORAMA OF CONTEMPORARY

INDIAN CINEMA – AV.PCIC!

SRI AUROBINDO AUDITORIUM, BHARAT NIVAS

22 – 23 -24 FEBRUARY 2019

All films in their original version with English Subtitles (EST) Audience: from 12

 

Saturday 23 February:

17:00 MONITOR, Directed by Hari Vishvanath, Maharashtra, Hindi / EST / 20’

Rupa is a computer programmer who works long hours in an IT company. She stays with her mother. Rupa has a boyfriend and they communicate by phone. The film is told from a (computer) monitor’s point of view...

17:20 WALKING WITH THE WIND, Directed by Praveen Morchhale, Ladakhi / EST / 1h.19’

Accidentally, Tsering, 10 year-old, breaks his friend’s chair at school. His every day seven kilometers-long journey to school in mountainous terrain on donkey, turns even more challenging as he decides to bring the chair to his village for repair. The chair silently becomes a metaphor in his awakening journey of life…

      20:00 SUDANI FROM NIGERIA, Directed by Zakariya, Kerala, Malayalam / EST / 2h.

Funny and touching story of Majeed, the manager of a football team in Malappuram district with their star player Samuel, a Nigerian player. After Samuel suffers a serious injury, he must stay at Majeed’s house for bed rest and care...

 

Cinema /
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium - Bharat Nivas
05:00 PM

Aurofilm present its:

11th PANORAMA OF CONTEMPORARY

INDIAN CINEMA – AV.PCIC!

SRI AUROBINDO AUDITORIUM, BHARAT NIVAS

22 – 23 -24 FEBRUARY 2019

All films in their original version with English Subtitles (EST) Audience: from 12

 

Sunday 24 February:

    17:30 AUSHADH (THE MEDICINE), Directed by Amol Deshmukh, Maharashtra,  Marathi / 15’

At the pharmacy, the wrong medicine has been accidentally given to an old village woman. The pharmacist and his helper want to find her as the medicine could be harmful for her...

17:45 THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TIGER, Directed by S. Nalla Muthu, English / 44’

Machli, the legendary Tiger Queen of Ranthambhore National Park in Western India was known for her fierce determination, bravery and confidence. A wonderful documentary shot over a period of nine years…

      20:00 URONCHONDI, Directed by Abhishek Saha, Bengali / EST / 1h.40’

Bindi, in her late 30s, escapes her abusive husband in his lorry, driven by Chottu, the young helper. On their way they pick up Minu, a young runaway bride on her way to meet her dream man. Then, they meet Sabitri, a widow in her 60s, who is mishandled by her sons. This story starts and end on the road…

Cultural program /
Matrimandir - Amphitheater
05:30 PM

Grant O Lord, that we may be more and more conscious of Thy law, that is,

be one with it, so that we may foster its manifestation in all things. -February 23, 1914

 

An offering with the Russian Singing Bells at the Amphitheatre: 5.30 pm.

Entrance from the Office Gate at 5 pm. Guests are requested to carry their Aurocard.