Discover Yourself & Experience Auroville with Joy Team

The ‘Experience Auroville’ program that is organized by the Joy Community is for people (and groups) who want to know more about Auroville. The program will help interested people to get a better understanding what Auroville is and aspires to be. Participants will get an insight into Auroville’s inner workings and have hands-on experiences with various aspects of Auroville. This program is offered on donation basis for Joy’s guests and Auroville long-term volounteers; while for other guests the cost is Rs. 5000, including a simple breakfast, material, and a gift. The cost doesn’t include lunch and accommodation. For advance registration and additional info please contact us at or +91 9486363442 (WA/Ph).

The program is made of:

  • a 4 days intensive introduction (please find below tentative detailed program), during which you will listen to our pioneers’ stories, discover Auroville potentialities and ideals, and familiarize with alternative projects and community life.
  • and an optional in-depth extension of at least 1 week, during which you’ll have the possibility of having an hands-on fun experience of community life in various fields of action (organic farming, alternative construction, etc.). For those committing in the volounteering experience for at least 1 month, we offer a 60 % discount on accommodation in Joy Community.

The next 4-days introduction program will happen on:  February 4th to 7th.


Day 1 (Thursday February 4th)
Discovering some roots of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Introduction.
09.00 – 09.30: Simple breakfast.
09.30 – 11.00: Reflection on Gita’s commentaries by Sri Aurobindo.
11.00 – 12.30: Visit of International Zone and discussions on governance and internationalism with B.
12.45 – 14.00: Indian lunch break in Joy Community.
14.15 – 15.45: Visit of Botanical Gardens and discussions on afforestation and landscaping with Marie.
16:00 – 17.30: Visit of Irumbai temple and stories of Indian religion with Ruba.

Day 2 (Friday February 5th)
Experiencing some Realities of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Qi Gong with Lhamo.
09.00 – 09.30: Simple breakfast.
09.30 – 11.00: Reflections and sharing on Synthesis of Yoga quotations by Sri Aurobindo.
11.00 – 12.15: Discussions regarding urban planning and architecture with David at Joy Hall.
12.30 – 13.45: Italian lunch break in Joy Community.
14.00 – 15.15: Visit of Kinisi and discussion on mobility and social entrepreneurship with Debo.
15.30 – 17.30: Visit of Pebble Garden and discussions on food and farming with Bernard.

Day 3 (Saturday February 6th)
Finding some potentialities of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Hatha Yoga with Bala.
09.00 – 09.30: Simple breakfast.
09.30 – 11.00: Reflections and sharing on Life Divine quotations by Sri Aurobindo.
11.15 – 12.30: Visit of Evergreen and discussions on youth life and gentle horsemanship with Divya.
12.45 – 14.00: Japanese lunch break in Joy Community.
14.00 – 15.45: Awareness Through the Body with Stefania.
16.00 – 17.30: Visit of Sacred Groves mud buildings and discussions on housing and volounteers with Joseba.

Day 4 (Sunday February 7th)
Making some synthesis of Auroville

08.00 – 09.00: Laughter Yoga with Nikhil.
09.00 – 09.30: Simple breakfast.
09.30 – 11.00: Reflections and sharing on Mother’s thoughts on Auroville.
11.15 – 12.30: Team Cooking.
12.45 – 14.00: Potluck at Fertile.
14.30 – 17.30: Final sharing.

Please note: The schedule of the ‘Experience Auroville’ program is created uniquely every time. The purpose of the program is to offer the participants a unique, precious and insightful ‘Auroville experience’. The above schedule is therefore tentative and may vary in details.

Next Auroville Experience Timing:

February 4th to 7th, 8 am to 5.15 pm

Advance Registration only:

Phone or Whatsapp (+91 9486363442)

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“Before the program I was trying to understand Auroville, after the program I and starting feeling Auroville. ” Amaia (Spanish)

“I’m grateful for both the knowledge and the insight this program has given to me as well as a great sense of possibility and hope.” Jack (Canada)

“Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and knowledge over this 4 days. I have learnt so much and will leave Auroville (for now) with many rich and powerful memories.” Kush (India)

“It is the only way to explore Auroville in such a short time. Great, energetic team doing this as a service to the community.” Raj (India)

“An intensive and enriching program about Auroville, Integral Yoga and yourself. Very friendly atmosphere and adorable “guides”.” Stephanie (New Caledonia)

“We had only 5 days but luckily had a chance to take this program. It was a blessing. If you want to find out what Auroville is and have not much time I really recommend this program because it shows sincere things.” Minjeong (South Korea)