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Vikasa Self-unfoldment Retreat


Self-Unfoldment and Leadership Retreat

Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020

Applications Open! Scholarships Available!

India is growing rapidly and gaining prominence in the global stage for her policies and concerete action. Many young people are looking at India as a great platform for action in various sectors including business, social work, governance, health, education and environment.
To be successful, one will need a deeper and multi-dimensional understanding of the diversity and rich complexity of the Indian ethos including its culture, heritage, pluralism, worldviews and social issues. What is unique about India is she offers rich tools, frameworks and guidelines that come from thousands of years of practice and refinement and are applicable even today. This program designed for aspiring change makers, leaders and visionaries, will expose the participants to the continuum that India is from ancient to modern time. This will be a blend of lessons from the past , analysis of the present and a vision for the future.

This experiential and transformative retreat, based on Indian and global worldviews, is designed to expand one's perspective on diverse aspects of life, society and the environment. Packed with insightful talks, dynamic activities and transforming meditative sessions, this retreat promises to bring the rigor that one has been thirsting for. Vikasa, jointly offered by Anaadi Foundation and Vision India Foundation, is an opportunity to connect deeper to one's roots and oneself.

Spirited individuals from vibrant age group of 18-45 years are eligible to apply for the retreat.


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When: Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020
Where: Rishikesh, Himalayan Foothills, Uttarakhand
Travel: Departure from Delhi on Dec 25, 2019 at 2pm
Arrival at Delhi on January 3, 2020 at 8.00 am. Transport will be arranged by organizers.
Batch Size: 60
Selection: Application ~ Interview ~ FCFS

Focus Areas

~ Understanding self & purpose in life : Swabhava-Swadharma
~ Understanding modern day personal, social and ecological issues and exploring best-practices from the past
~ Indic insights on Good governance and Leadership
~ Vision for Education: A Continuum from Ancient to Modern India
~ Nuances of personal and global peace: perspectives from Mahabharata and modern day India
~ Indigenous and traditional practices of India for a sustainable and happy life
~ Mysticism and spiritual traditions of India

As Swami Vivekananda said, "Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. Onward for ever". Vikasa is a retreat to develop this conviction and progress!

The Program


- Expert Talks
- Case Studies
- Leadership Frameworks
- Culture and Heritage


- Yogic practices
- Meditation
- Self-Reflection
- Vibrant Daily Routine


- Group Activities
- Peer Interaction
- Discussions
- Lap of Nature

The retreat will commence on December 26, 2019 and conclude at 4.00 pm on Jaunary 1, 2019. January 2, 2020 is alloted for self-managed local tour. Retreat is designed to be a blend of:
~ Inspirational Talks
~ Group Activities
~ Yoga and Meditation
~ Analysis of real world social issues and co-creating solutions
~ Ganga Arti and Ganga Snaan
~ Self-Reflection and Q & A

Spirited individuals from vibrant age group of 18-45 years are eligible to apply for the program.
~ Young leaders: Business, Social and Political
~ Doers who can envision and are very action oriented
~ Youth taking a break year
~ Seekers thirsting for refining life-experience
~ College Youth interested in contributing to the society and the nation at large

Admission Process:
Step 1: Submit online Application form given below
Step 2: Interview over Telephone/ Google Hangout
Step 3: Selection

Admission to the program will be based on the Statement of Purpose and motivation of the candidates. Candidates will also be interviewed on why they would like to be a part of this program, how they plan to utilize the learnings from the program and integrate it with their future endeavour.

Early bird (on or before October 25): Program fee is INR 15,000/- per person. Upto 30% grants are available to full time students, early bird registrants or group of 4 or more registering from same organization/institution. Beyond October 25, the fee will is INR 17,000/- per person.
Fee covers travel from Delhi-Rishikesh & Rishikesh-Delhi, boarding and lodging, session fee, local tours, program materials for 6 nights and 7 days. Students will need to submit institution ID proof to avail scholarship.

Phase 1 Registrations close on November 15, 2019
Early Bird registrations closes on October 25, 2019

Application Form


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