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Join this retreat to reconnect with your mind, body, and soul on a rewarding experience in one of the most unique places in the world, Auroville in India. Alexandre Chaligne will be leading this retreat that will give you an introduction to topics and techniques such as Integral yoga, living from the heart, and also a once in a life opportunity to experience it directly from the place that is the cradle of yoga.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared room or a double room. The center has a dedicated staff of about 30 Aurovilians and employs 20 villagers from the local area, of which most of them have been with them for many years.
The aesthetically pleasing rooms are comfortably designed. The center has 13 rooms in total, all guest rooms are spacious and meticulously maintained. Some offer dramatic sea views, while others look out on quiet's pleasant gardens. The garden rooms are air conditioned, while those facing the ocean are cooled by the natural sea breeze.
During this retreat, you will have once in a lifetime opportunity to learn the principle and practice of Integral yoga, from its birth cradle, Auroville. Alexandre Chaligne will help you understand the principles and practice of Integral yoga in different contexts and how to integrate it into your daily life.
The mother and Aurobindo, explains Integral yoga as a means to transform your superficial, narrow, and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling, and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness. You will also experience an integrated inner and outer existence of your ordinary human living into the divine way of life.
This retreat will be held at Quiet Healing Center in Auroville, India. Auroville is ideally located on the bay of Bengal coast of India. Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50000 people from around the world. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity in diversity.
Today, Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of human consciousness, also concerned with, and practically researching into sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual needs of mankind.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious locally sourced meals. The kitchen at Quiet Healing Center prepares delicious meals offered in a pleasant atmosphere. The menu is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes to satisfy Western and Indian tastes.
During your free time, you may enjoy workshops and courses available at Quiet Healing Centre.
Acupuncture is based upon the ancient Chinese knowledge of the meridians or energy pathways running through the body. It uses ultra-fine needles, which are inserted into precise points along the meridians, to clear energy blockages, and stimulate the overall energy flow. The price for this treatment is 1300 INR for 60 minutes.
Aquatic body works are different modalities of aquatic bodywork given in a warm water pool (ideally 35° C). With a complete sense of presence and attention, the therapist moves, folds, stretches, and massages the client's floating body on the surface, inducing a profound state of both physical and mental relaxation.
Aquatic bodywork offers an opportunity for profound relaxation and letting go, for building trust, for being nurtured and held, for expanding inner and outer boundaries, for releasing emotions and traumas, and for freeing body and mind in a flow unique to each client and to each session. The price for this bodywork is 2000 INR per theraphy.
Ayurvedic Kalari massage relaxes, balances and stimulates the whole body-mind continuum. It is used to alleviate many health complaints such as muscle pain, headache, digestive disorders, sciatica, spinal difficulties such as shoulder and neck pain. The price for this massage is 1600 INR for 60 minutes or the Ayurvedic acupressure massage for 1600 INR for 60 minutes.
All body cells emit electromagnetic vibrations. During illness or injury these vibrations become disharmonious. The Bicom machine for bio resonance can read these vibrations and transmit complimentary electromagnetic vibrations to restore harmony in the body. The price for this therapy is 3100 INR for 120 minutes the first consultation and 1100 INR each 60 minutes follow up session.
The massage is both soft and profound, leading the client into state of relaxation in which the body is fully felt. This massage is a journey within oneself during which energy blockages and tensions are revealed so that they can be recognized and transformed. The price for this therapy is 1850 INR for 90 minutes.
Chiropractic is a health care modality that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. It is based upon the hypothesis that these disorders affect the general health via the nervous system. The price for this therapy is 350 INR for 15 minutes.
This type of massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscles and connective tissue. It focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, and have a sustained physical injury. The price for this massage is 1850 INR for 90 minutes or 2200 INR for 120 minutes.
This therapeutic massage offers a combination of deep tissue, classic Swedish massage, acupressure, and energy work. The deep tissue oil massage usually focuses on the back, neck, shoulders, and arms but, if necessary, special attention is also given to any other body part. The price for this massage is 1600 INR for 60 minutes
This relaxing style of bodywork includes long, fluid, rhythmic strokes over the whole body using the hands as an instrument of the heart. Energetic, emotional, and muscular blockages are released allowing circulation, oxygen, life, and spirit to flow through body and mind. The price for this massage is 1850 INR for 90 minutes.
Holistic massage recognizes the whole person as one; body, mind, and soul. By treating the whole person, this massage aims to relax the muscles, calm the emotions, improve the circulation, recharge the body's immune system, and refresh the spirit. The price for this massage is 1850 INR for 90 minutes.
Homeopathic remedies are totally non-toxic, free of side effects, and are able to act directly upon the cause of the disease instead of merely suppressing its symptoms. Homeopathy opens the possibility of genuine cure for many ailments for which ordinary medical practice can only offer only temporary relief. The price for this consultation is 2000 INR for 120 minutes on the first consultation.
This massage employs a very soft, rhythmic touch that acts directly on the lymphatic system. It specifically removes edema swelling due to over-accumulation of fluids in the body tissue, thereby detoxifying the whole internal milieu. The price for this massage is 1850 INR for 90 minutes.
Physiotherapy provides an essential health service to maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan, including circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors. The price for this massage is 1600 INR for 60 minutes.
Quantum Shiatsu recognizes the multi-dimensional aspects of energy in the body. Most styles of Shiatsu base their theory and practice solely on the ancient principles derived from Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Quantum Shiatsu goes a step further and incorporates concepts from quantum physics that illustrate how the physical body can work as an expanding and contracting field of energetic vibrations. The price for this massage is 1600 INR for 60 minutes.
Quiet massage uses fragrant oils that are gently massaged on the body producing deep relaxation and relief from mental and physical stress. Special attention and care is given to the neck, shoulders, back, and joints. This treatment, which ends with a soft head and face massage, can be fully adapted to the specific wishes and preferences of the client. The price for this massage is 1600 INR for 90 minutes.
The raindrop technique massage involves the amazing power of essential oils, mixed with a variety of light massage techniques including heat application. This technique is designed to bring the body back into structural and electrical alignment. Often, many types of spinal problems and misalignments are caused by toxins that lie dormant within the spine. The use of essential oils helps to dispose of these viruses within the spine, helping its structure return to normal. The price for this massage is 1950 INR for 60 minutes.
Shiatsu treatment uses pressure as well as gentle rocking and stretching techniques applied along the energy pathways to correct imbalances in the functioning of the internal organs. Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and has an overall calming effect allowing the body’s self-healing processes to work more effectively. The price for this treatment is 1850 INR for 90 minutes.
During a sound bed session, you lie on a music table while the therapist plays on 50 to 60 strings attached under it. This veena or harp-like instrument is tuned to generate the primary sound of creation. The sound directly penetrates the cells of the body, thereby initiating a natural process of harmonizing and releasing energy blockages and traumas. The price for this treatment is 1600 INR for 60 minutes.
Thai yoga massage is a synthesis of many techniques, using pressure, reflexology, energy line work, blood stopping, stretching, and yoga. To achieve all these effects, therapists use their palms, thumbs, feet, elbows, forearms, and knees. The massage is given on the floor using a mat. It lasts for two hours and is done without oil. The client should dress in light, loose, comfortable clothes. The price for this massage is 2200 INR for 120 minutes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.