With 10+ supporting faculty members
Manoj is passionate about the evolutionary yoga psychology and transformational practice of Sri Aurobindo. He started exploring integral yoga in 1989 right after graduating as a production engineer. He did post-graduate studies in Product Design from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, in 1993. After a short period of working as a professional design consultant, he quit the profession and joined Auroville in 1995 to explore integral yoga and collective evolution.
He has co-founded Telos (www.telos.org.in) focusing on integral education based on integral yoga. He also makes 3D motion graphics videos to share the vision and work of Sri Aurobindo (www.sopanam.org). Besides education and film making, he is actively involved in building software for Auroville and loves information technology and its role in building communities, collective self-awareness, and creativity.
He enjoys teaching, sharing integral yoga, making videos and designing software.
Co-Founder and Executive of Purnam Centre for Integrality, Auroville, Divyanshi is passionate about evolution of consciousness, building transformational learning communities, experiences and courses.
She has developed and facilitated several cohort-based transformative online courses, including Swadharma, Svadhyaya and Savitri Painting. She is also the leader of the Purnam Community, with its 450+ alumni and 20+ learning labs and practice groups.
She has Masters in Social Policy from University of Oxford and a Bachelors (Hons) in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College, apart from having studied intensely Integral Psychology for a year at Indian Psychology Institute.
After being in the corporate world as a Software Engineer for 2 ½ years, Surya quit his job in pursuit of his inner calling. He is deeply passionate about making music and aspires to become a musician. Educating and raising awareness on porn addiction and healthy masculinity are things he cares about and is currently working on. Surya participated in Swadharma 8 in 2020, after which he had been remotely volunteering with Swadharma and now, since February 2021, he has come to Auroville and is working on the redesigning work of Auroville's website, along with volunteering for Swadharma and allied courses.
Surya manages the Swadharma Application Process and manages the Swadharma Bulletin (a monthly newsletter by the Swadharma Alumni).
His facilitation style is gentle, awareness-based, yet meticulous and detailed.
Palak is a Lead Facilitator and Operations Manager at Purnam. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer, currently working with a US-based consulting firm as a Business Associate Consultant. She aspires to live the groundbreaking vision of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo in day to day life. She participated in Purnam's course Svadhyaya two years ago, therefrom she has been an active part of transformational community-building.