Sacred Self-Care Retreat
with Krupa Jhaveri, MPS, TIEAT-C
Sankalpa: Art Journeys, Find Your Sankalpa
Friday 7-9 pm (open to all)
A guided meditation to find your Sankalpa (intention) and presentation on the art therapy work of Krupa Jhaveri, an international art therapist, art director, artist and founder of Sankalpa: Art Journeys based in Auroville, south India. Born in the US and of Indian ethnic origin, she is a living bridge between cultures through art.
Krupa is a TEDx speaker and PhD candidate in Expressive Arts (EGS).
“Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art.”
~ Gabrielle Roth
Saturday, 11:30am-5:30pm / Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm
An invitation to turn your attention inwards and care for the spirit that gives, bringing awareness to your exchange with nature, and the support your body needs.
In our circle, intention (sankalpa) will be cultivated and strengthened through nature-based expressive arts therapy directives and indigenous art forms.
Themes of impermanence, grounding, receptivity, humility and creativity sourced from the soul may emerge in our sharing.
Weather permitting, there will be time in nature, as well as guided art journeys including a variety of natural media.
$175 including materials
Please note, accommodation is not included
About Krupa Jhaveri
After working on more than 100 children's books and trade media as an Art Director in publishing in New York City, Krupa found her passion in service, art and healing.
With formal graduate Art Therapy training from the School of Visual Arts, she has experience working with children and women with HIV/AIDS, in child protection, as a certified Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapyconsultant, cross-cultural social justice work through the arts, mindful art-making, and the combined practice of Art & Yoga.
Krupa is an Ambassador to India for Art Therapy Without Borders, with specialized research on the therapeutic experience of traditional and sacred Indian art forms including kolam, henna, embroidery, and mandalas. She continues to investigate the links between intention (sankalpa), ritual arts and resilience in humankind.
Born in the US and of Indian ethnic origin, she is a living bridge between cultures through art. As an art therapy gypsy, Krupa travels, presents and teaches regularly throughout Asia, America and Europe.
Krupa is currently a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, documenting her work in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Coaching, Consulting & Education, Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding. Krupa's TEDx Women talk on “Art as a Mirror” can be viewed below.
Krupa enjoys rising with the sun to offer a kolam or traditional ground drawing with rice powder in front of her bright blue shipping container home in Auroville.
Sankalpa: Art Journeys
The mission of Sankalpa is to provide art as a tool for empowerment, insight, connection, growth and healing – bridging village youth and women in south India, the international community of Auroville and facilitating exchanges around the world.
Community art outreach is offered with a mobile Art Cart, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to overcome fear in their creative process. Individual, family and group sessions are offered in the Sankalpa Art Center, a hub for expressive arts therapy based in Auroville.