A Sacred Journey to Yourself

Embark on a rare and unique journey of awakening and self-discovery

 


Auroville, India

11th – 20th October 2024 (9 nights)

You are invited ….

To a sacred and transformational journey, connecting with a deeper part of who you truly are residing in a spiritual community in the south of India.

You won’t just be a tourist; instead, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in Auroville from a profound perspective, gaining valuable insights.

Auroville, situated in the south of India, stands as an experimental township and a spiritual community devoted to human unity and holds a special place in my heart as my ‘soul home’. With each visit, Auroville guides me to a deeper understanding of myself. It’s not merely a destination but an ongoing journey—a continuous exploration that enriches the soul and fuels my dedication to contribute to a world built upon principles of harmony, sustainability, and collective progress.

Every year, I find myself drawn back to Auroville. I extend this heartfelt invitation, inviting you to join me on this profound journey. My deepest intention is to share this transformational experience with you.

About Sacred Journey

Prepare for an immersive and curated program that spans a myriad of activities. From daily Satsangs with Uma, workshops encompassing various modalities, Auroville’s unique Sound Journey at Unity Pavilion, participation in the harmonious OM Choir, contemplative meditations at the Matrimandir, workshops delving into sacred geometry, and a plethora of other enriching experiences.

Self-development practices form an integral part of daily life in Auroville, offering a vast array of choices. Many groundbreaking and transformative practices, such as ATB (Awareness Through Body), trace their origins to Auroville and have permeated across the globe.

The daily program is meticulously crafted to guide you on an introspective journey.

What makes this Sacred Journey unique and special?

Acknowledging the distinct path of each individual, our carefully curated programme dedicates time for personal exploration—an opportunity to uncover Auroville as guided by your soul’s calling.

Under Uma’s guidance, a long-term resident of Auroville, and Claudia’s expertise as an experienced retreat host, this journey assures an immersive exploration of The City of Dawn.

This isn’t merely a journey; it’s an extraordinary opportunity—a deeply nourishing and unforgettable experience of self-discovery and understanding, both as part of a collective group and in your individual exploration. 

As Uma beautifully expresses, “It’s an ongoing choice to feel good about myself and my life.” CR: This quote may have to move.

Discover the impact of this journey through the words of those who have embarked on it

Daily Schedule

11th – 20th October 2024 (9 nights)

Morning
  • Yoga, meditation, or chanting sessions
  • Breakfast
Mid-Morning
  • Engage in an activity or workshop
Lunchtime
  • Enjoy a fulfilling lunch
Afternoon
  • Free time for personal exploration, including optional treatments, workshops, or rest for integration
Late Afternoon
  • Community workshop
Evening
  • Dinner
Closing the Day
  • Gather for sharing and inner reflection

Day 6 Highlights: On this day, each participant’s experience will be tailored to meet their unique inner needs as they arise. Additionally, we’ll observe a day of silence to allow for deeper introspection and connection.

Why participate?

Here’s why participating in this immersive experience holds immense value:

  • Deep Self-Exploration: Engage in a transformative experience that allows for profound self-discovery and understanding.
  • Unique Perspective: Immerse yourself in Auroville, not just as a tourist but as someone deeply connected, gaining insights and perspectives rarely accessible to visitors.
  • Spiritual Community Experience: Connect with a spiritual community devoted to human unity, fostering a nurturing environment for personal growth and exploration.
  • Guided Inner Journey: Benefit from guided sessions and experiences aimed at unlocking your inner potential and understanding your true self.
  • Holistic Learning: Explore principles of harmony, sustainability, and collective growth in action, inspiring you to contribute positively to a more enlightened world.
  • Cultural and Spiritual Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and spiritual essence of Auroville, expanding your worldview and enhancing your spiritual journey.

Who is this retreat for?

  • If you’re on a journey seeking a connection to something greater.
  • If you’re intrigued by life’s deeper meanings.
  • If you’re curious about life within a spiritual community and eager to explore alternative ways of living.
  • You’re eager to learn, experience personal growth, and possess a curious nature.
  • If you value being part of a community of like-minded individuals, aspiring to embrace a more conscious and interconnected way of living.

Testimonials

“A huge thank you, Claudia and Uma for the nurturing and challenging and wonderful insights. It has been a truly amazing life experience and I will continue to build the bridge from life here to the world in the U.K. Thank you for my birthday at the community breakfast- it was very special and will always stay in my heart! Huge strong hugs for you and much love – Claire” 💕💕💕

“I really don’t know where to begin to thank you for the most incredible experience in Auroville. You were so right when you said it would be life changing and it was. I certainly came back a different person from the one who departed on what became an extraordinary and totally inspiring journey. With fondest love ❤️ 💕🙏🏼 Suzanne Blakey”

“I would just like to thank you again for the most amazing experience in Auroville. Somehow you and Uma managed to exceed my expectations every single day when I did not think that it would be possible to build upon the experiences we were having daily. My heart still sings when I think of Auroville and, when I am asked how the trip was, I reply with the truth that it was everything I was hoping and more and that it gave me the reset that I so needed after a very difficult year. I feel better equipped to deal with my every day and I cannot thank you both enough. xx – Mark Warshaw”

Your host - Claudia and Uma

About Claudia

About Uma

Satsang with Uma event image
Satsang with Uma event image

An adventurer by heart and fuelled by a passion for self-discovery and the meaning of life.

Several years ago, I made a daring leap, following the call of my heart from a senior executive role to becoming a guide for inner freedom seekers

Today, I wear multiple hats: author, Quantum Energy Coach, spiritual mentor, and global retreat facilitator—all driven by the calling of my soul.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting countless individuals as they journey towards embracing their authentic selves and sharing their inner light.

Uma Prajapati is a visionary, social entrepreneur, radical transformation leadership (RTL) facilitator, expressive art practitioner, filmmaker, coach and fashion designer. She designs for abundance with wisdom and courage. She is the founder of a conscious fashion brand Upasana, Auroville. and also built the icon of resilient ecology, Tsunamika, while empowering fisherwomen. Prajapati has designed many social projects, making them self-sustainable.

Where do I stay?

Center Guest House is Auroville’s most popular guesthouse. It is centrally located and offers comfortable rooms with private facilities. It has a quaint ambiance nestled in greenery and enjoys a friendly atmosphere.

What is included?

  • Private accommodation (9 nights) includes A/C or fan.
  • All meals (breakfast & dinner) & drinks at meal times (no alcohol); meals are vegetarian.
  • Specially curated 9-day immersion programme. 
  • All workshops and entrance fees.
  • Bike hire
  • Auroville daily local tax
  • Laundry service 
  • Uma’s and Claudia’s spiritual and practical guidance and local support.
  • Excursion to Pondicherry including Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • All gratuities

Not included flight to Chennai, transfer from/to airport, visa and travel insurance plus any personal expenses.

About Auroville

​​Auroville stands as an extraordinary testament to the pursuit of human unity amid diversity. It is a spiritual community in the south of India. It represents a pioneering and internationally recognised endeavour dedicated to transforming consciousness while actively engaging in the exploration of sustainable living practices and addressing the evolving cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual needs of humanity.

Established in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa, a French national also affectionately known as The Mother, Auroville emerged from her residency at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Her vision birthed Auroville as an experimental sanctuary aimed at fostering unity among humans whilst pursuing a life of work and service.

This remarkable township is more than a physical space and a forest community; it’s a living, breathing testament to the possibilities of harmonious coexistence and a beacon illuminating the path toward a future built on collective well-being and conscious evolution.

Would you like to join?

12 + 7 =

​​Now, while I might not be the best example of travelling light in this photo in the literal sense. I urge you to travel light in a different way. 

And here is a deeper invitation: shed the weight of expectations, the burden of anticipated outcomes, and the constant noise in your mind. Instead, let your heart lead.

Believe, deep within, that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be. Trust the gentle nudges of your intuition guiding you on this journey. As you step onto that plane, carry with you a sense of wonder and openness, ready to greet the beautiful surprises and insights life has for you.

This journey isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s about embracing the unknown, discovering new facets of yourself, and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. 

Listen to your heart—it knows the way. Embrace each moment with gratitude, for it’s within these moments that life’s most precious treasures are often found.

FAQs

What's the recommended packing list for the trip?

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Are there any cultural customs or etiquette I should be aware of when visiting Auroville?

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Are there any specific dietary considerations or food options in Auroville?

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Can I participate in community activities or events during my stay?

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What language is commonly spoken in Auroville?

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Are there any specific guidelines or expectations for participants during the retreat?

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