• Create & Transform

    A creative, interactive journey of self- reflection

Art Therapy provides a voice where one may or may not exist. It is a human right to be creative. Why is this important in our times? We are bombarded with too much information, stimulation and distraction. We are starved of opportunities for caring and nurturing ourselves, and we lack the time and space for self-reflection and expression.

This is a retreat for you to feel safe and supported, to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions through drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, writing and verbal sharing. You will have an enormity of creative experiences to nurture your inner voice.

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This is for adults of all ages, cultures and professions. No prior art experience is required, just an open heart and a willingness to grow. learn and share. Creating art is inherently therapeutic and transformative. Through specifically designed art experiences and you will discover new skills and interests. You will have the opportunity to explore aspects of yourself that have been ignored,uncover feelings and thoughts that have been hidden within. It will open doors of self-awareness and discovery through a creative process, leaving you energized and reinvigorated.

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This retreat will be facilitated by Tia Pleiman. Tia is an International Art Therapist with 30 years of Art Therapy experience.  Her work focuses on self-expression, emotional development, interpersonal communication, creative literacy and empowerment.
She won the 2013 Raj TV Women’s Achievement Award in Tamil Nadu, representing the field of Education where she worked as an Art Therapist. She is currently working with seniors with varying levels of dementia, as a Victim Advocate with the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and working on a PhD in Community Mental Health Counseling.
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This will take place in Auroville, a place of unending education and an experiment in human unity. Auroville has won international acclaim for its efforts in social and environmental sustainability, and has developed innovative techniques in bodywork & healing.

Auroville is an international community with over 2000 people from around 50 different countries. Located 8km from Pondicherry, 3 hours drive from Chennai city/airport (150km) along the scenic East Coast Road (ECR) and 8 hours by an AC sleeper bus from Bangalore (350km).

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Set in a green-forested area close to the sea, Auroville provides a perfect ambience with its rustic setting, and a creative and vibrant community. Participants will stay within Auroville and travel to different locations throughout their stay, accompanied by our program coordinators. Accommodation, food, transport, hostess for children and other logistics are optional extras, and we can assist you in making the necessary arrangements. Contact us on any of the following: 

Cell: +91-9655696982

Email: info@aurovilleretreat.org

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Experience two days in Auroville, exploring inner creativity and various art modalities with Tia Pleiman. The retreat starts at 9am on both days, and ends at 5pm, with breaks for tea/juice and lunch. All workshop related material will be provided.
Schedule for the day:
Day 1:
09:00 to 09:30: Registration and introductions
09:30 to 11:00: Art Experience Session 1
11:00 to 12:30: Art Experience Session 2
12:30 to 13:3014:00 Lunch break
14:00 to 16:00:/16:30 Art Experience Session 3
16:30 to 17:00: Art Experience Session 4 & Closing
Day 2:
09:00 to 11:00: Art Experience Session 5
11:00 to 12:30: Art Experience Session 6
12:30 to 13:3014:00 Lunch break
14:00 to 16:00:/16:30 Art Experience Session 7
16:30 to 17:00: Art Experience Session 8 & Closing