Cost includes round trip airfare from Boston, full program with daily yoga and all group workshops/tours, accommodations and meals, and ground transportation. Additional major US airports may be accommodated, but total cost may increase depending on flight costs.
Single Room $3750
Shared Room (Double Occupancy) $3500
$500 Deposit secures your spot
“Are invited to Auroville all those who thirst for progress and aspire to a higher and truer life.”
The Mother, 2/28/68
Auroville is a spiritual city whose structure, culture, and design are rooted in an aspiration to seek the Divine in all aspects of life. After nearly 50 years of growth and with over 3000 residents, it has become an exceptional example of a place where spirit and life dance entwined.
This trip is designed to leverage Embodyoga® and Embodied Inquiry™ to create an exploration that’s both inner and outer. Matthew, Corinne, and Patty will support a rich and vibrant dive within that weaves together experiences in powerful centers of spiritual energy in Auroville, Pondicherry, and Tiruvanamalai.
While most of the trip will be spent in Auroville and the surrounding villages, we will spend 4 days in Tiruvanamalai, a vibrant South Indian city nestled in the crook of the sacred Mount Arunachala. Sri Ramana Maharshi lived most of his life on this mountain, which has been revered for millennia as an embodiment of Lord Siva. The 8 mile circumambulation of Arunachala is a profound yogic practice, and meditation in the caves where Ramana Maharshi lived is a transformative experience.
- Daily yoga and meditation
- Deep dive into the spirit and ongoing work of Auroville
- Experience how Embodyoga® and Embodied Inquiry™ offer a deepening and integration of outer experiences
- Accommodations at Verite
- Delicious, organic, local vegetarian meals
- Explore Pondicherry and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram
- Guided tour of 8 sacred shrines around Arunachala and the massive Annamalai Temple
- Guided tour to the summit of Arunachala
- Guided tour of Irumbai Siva Temple
- Experience local village life with guides from Auroville Village Action and Mohanam Cultural Heritage Centre
- Workshop with Awareness Through the Body founder Aloka Marti
- Visit the ancient stone carvings of UNESCO World Heritage Site Mahabalipuram
- And much more!!!
Testimonials from prior trips:
“I could not imagine a better experience. I have come away with an in depth picture of south India. You provided a complete spiritual experience and held that space for us by your caring.” – Evelyn
“This was possibly one of my best trips. We were able to see a side of India that most tours could never touch. All our activities were so well orchestrated and went with the flow of the group’s energy. The workshops and yoga allowed me time to explore my inner life. Matrimandir, the temples, circumambulating Arunachala…all go beyond words to explain their spiritual effects on me. Everyone should want to do this trip.” – Susan
“This trip was profoundly eye-opening and heart-expanding. I am so grateful for the privilege to have been part of this group and to be carried by the safe and loving guidance of Matthew and Corinne.” – Jinwha
“This trip is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Auroville and the experience of that community cannot be adequately described in words. You must experience it in person to feel the power of the intentions set by this beautiful community. Matthew’s guidance was phenomenal and the group experience was deeply enriched by his knowledge of Auroville and his reverence for the teaching of its founders. I can’t recommend this trip highly enough.” – Marilyn
“If you love yoga and feel drawn to deepen your meditation practice, and have a curiosity as to where it all began, then I highly recommend taking this trip with Matthew to Auroville. There were ample opportunities to explore the culture and teachings that India is known for, in a safe, fun, interesting and well organized environment. A perfect reset. Above all, I had a blast!!!” – Kristin
Please send us an email with any questions or to find out more details.
The total cost, including round trip airfare between select major US airports (email us to inquire) and Chennai is $3500 for a shared room and $3750 for a single. You can pay in installments or as a lump sum any time before November 15, 2017. Full payment must be received by November 15 to guarantee your spot.
Single rooms are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.
We do require that you purchase traveler’s insurance. There are numerous options to choose from, including World Nomads and Travel Guard.
The initial $500 deposit is fully refundable until June 1, and then $200 is refundable until August 1. All payments are nonrefundable after November 15, 2017. You will be responsible for any fees charged by the airline as a result of changes to travel plans (ie deciding to stay on in India and fly back separately) made after December 1.