Awareness Through The Body (ATB)
Awareness Through the Body (ATB) provides ways for individuals to discover and explore the body, and through the body awaken the consciousness of the entire being and all the parts that form it. By gradually learning to master attention and the ability to relax, the individual comes into a state of receptivity in which one can better “listen” to the many and varied inputs one is continuously receiving from both the inner and outer worlds. The exercises then allow one to gradually discover the complex amalgam of which one is made and to find the tools to manage this complexity effectively.
Aloka & Joan
Founders of ATB
Certified ATB Trainer
ATB has been created and implemented in Auroville schools since 1992, by Aloka Marti and Joan Sala, based on their personal experience following the spiritual path of integral yoga of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo and the idea of integral education. Over the years they have have adapted, added to and incorporated knowledge acquired from hatha yoga, dance, taoism, martial arts, physiotherapy, new games, breathing therapies, relaxation techniques and somatics, among others, into a coherent, sequential curriculum.
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The city of dawn
Amir was born in Israel in 1969.
He left Israel in 2000 with his wife, Tamar, on a journey to India, leaving behind a well-established business of 7 years. After three years of study and exposure to diverse disciplines aimed at expanding consciousness, they joined the International township of Auroville in South India, where the years of research into a deeper, more integral approach to education had given birth to the Awareness Through the Body (ATB) Program in Auroville schools.
During the following years, Amir was trained as an ATB facilitator under the guidance of the founders of this approach, Aloka Marti and Joan Sala. Since then he has focused on the ATB practice and teaching ATB to children in the Auroville schools, as well as offering workshops to adults.
Today, Amir is focused on reaching out with this discipline into wider India, Israel and South Africa. He says, "ATB as a tool that aspires to facilitate a process of inner growth, to allow a chain of changes to unfold and manifest for a better life, and a better planet.”
Auroville is a universal township where men and women of all countries aspire to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed (by UNESCO) ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
Explore more about Auroville here: www.auroville.org
The Auroville Charter
Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.