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2018 Nipun

Samatva: The way of the Yogi

The ability to look at life with composure is the first step towards becoming a yogi. This capability called Samatva enables one to treat both happiness and sorrow with equanimity. As part of Nipun ’18 camp, a session on this skill was conducted by eminent scholar V. Shankar Kumaran. Prof. Sankar is a passionate research […]

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2014 Kalyan

Shraddha: Workshop to Awaken Innocence and Awareness

Sankaran Kumaran, Prof. & Head of the Department of Cultural Education, Amrita University, Bangalore, conducted several games and activities, through which the participants’ innocence and awareness were awakened. Feedback: S.Subramanian: Brought out the childishness and awareness. Enjoyed roleplaying a lot. Fun fun fun 🙂 Valli Kannu: I very much enjoyed the workshop. It brought back […]

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2014 Kalyan

Husbands Cooking Made Easy

Traditional Indian family roles were reversed during this workshop.Male participants were entrusted with the task of cooking a wholesome meal for the whole group, while the female participants were asked to do the electrical and automobile works.Interestingly few of the male participants have never ever entered the kitchen other than for eating. Feedback: S.Subramanian:enjoyed to the […]

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2014 Kalyan

Life Survival Skills: Women empowered

Traditional Indian family roles were reversed during this workshop.Male participants were entrusted with the task of cooking a wholesome meal for the whole group, while the female participants were asked to change the tyres of a car, change tube lights, repair a fan, and assemble computers.All the participants use all these equipment and vehicles but never bothered […]

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2014 Kalyan

Parenting psychology – workshop by Dr Leela Ramamoorthi

The psychology workshop was taken by Dr Leela Ramamurthy, Retired Principal, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai, and who has more than two decades of practical experiences in dealing with children, parents, and teachers. She discussed the difficulties faced in the various cases she came across during her practice and the means to overcome them. The psychology workshop […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Cook Aloo paratha with love

FeedbackWhen food is cooked with love then the senses ceases its action only heart responds.– Aswathi TS Well I had a good time making paratha and tea. It is helpful for preparing our own food at times of emergency.– Pranav S Cooking the thing given to us was like playing a game, waiting to know […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Photography: shoot what you Love

A photography workshop was conducted by Br. Dhyanamrita. He explained how to take an interesting photo and what frame of mind one needs. Feedback: One of my interests is photography. Till I attended this class I didn’t know that photography can also be related to Gita. Swamiji taught us how to take good photographs of […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Dance with Love: Workshop on Kathakali and Bharatanatyam

Paris Laxmi and Pallipuram Sunil performed and demonstrated both Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. They performed and shared the Navarasas and various mudras of Kathakali and gave practical sessions of basic steps of Bharatanatyam. During their session, they spoke about Rhythm which is a basic component of dance. They spoke about how practice makes perfection, and the […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Magic by Samala Venu

Samala Venu presented magic for the campers. He shared some secrets with them. The blindfold item was an outstanding performance. ==== FeedbackEven though no one sticks to your side, if in time you feel that the passion of yours is different from the ones that others think, never give up. Go for it, try, and […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Workshop: Evolve from lust to Love

A workshop to understand the difference between Love, Like and Lust was conducted by Br. Mukesh & Br. Dhyanamrita. Examples from Puranas and present world were presented to elaborate the point. Later the students were asked to reflect upon their life too. Feedback: It gave a clear cut difference between these words.– Aswathi TS It […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Shraddha: Building Awareness

Shraddha workshopShankar Kumaran conducted the Shraddha workshop on 2- 4 June 2013. He introduced the Panchakoshas, the five layers of human existence to the campers. His sessions focused on increasing concentration and awareness through various kind of activities. Breathing exercise to control and change emotions were also introduced. Games and classes helped the Yuva to […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Shradda: Connectivity through Innocence and Awareness

Shankar Kumaran conducted the Shraddha workshop on 2- 4 June 2013. He introduced the Panchakoshas, the five layers of human existence to the campers. His sessions focused on increasing concentration and awareness through various kind of activities. Breathing exercise to control and change emotions were also introduced. Games and classes helped the Yuva to realize […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses: Psychology Workshop

Dr Gitanjali Natarajan & Smitha VS conducted a workshop on Psychology. The session initially covered aspects of stress management. They advised the youth not be oversensitive and educated them about the 15 %-20% of youth who suffer from stress due to societal changes and peer group pressures and other factors. They emphasized the need to […]

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2013 Yuva Workshops 13Yuva

Rhythm of Tabla with Love: Workshop by Muthu Kumar

A tabla workshop was conducted by  Muthu Kumar and his wife Priya Kalyanpur. It was an interactive and entertaining session. They spoke about the need to respect our own individuality and respect our personality. They urged the youngsters to never doubt oneself since it leads to one’s own destruction. They also said that the happiness […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Rappelling & Rope Ladder

A workshop to overcome fear “] Feedback This was the most wonderful session that I had ever seen. I got more courage and bravery from this session. Those people helped us a lot. Thank you. -Varija V First, we might feel scared but afterwards we feel happy. Thank you for giving us these opportunities. – […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Fire Walk: Face Fear to overcome

A workshop to overcome fear. “] Feedback Firefighting adventure games are the most thrilling games in Gitamritam. They taught us to how to climb on the wall, how to swing on a rope, and how to walk on fire. Thank You. – Mukesh V. Kumar Wow!!!!!!!!! I never thought that I would jump from 3rd […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Rappelling over the fear

Zbac team conducted 2 days adventure games workshop “] Feedback Very challenging and learned about what you should do when there is a fire close by. – Amrtya Rajkumar It was an unexpected session. Now i have no fear to accept the risks in my life. – Jayasudha Firefighting and adventure games will help me to […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Love for Sweet: Good or Bad?

Dr. Harish Kumar, Head of Endocrinology department gave a workshop on Diabetics: its cause, effect and cure. “] It was one of the important events in my life.. The doctor taught us the effects of diabetes and he gave some important tips for controlling diabetes. – P.Surat Kumar The awareness session about diabetics really made […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Swimming with Love

The children were given training in swimming, and in 7 days all were swimming. “] Feedback They taught me how to swim easily and swiftly and I did overcome my fear of deep water. – Hrishikesh. G. Menon It was a very exciting experience because I have never swam in such cold water. – Amrtya […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Photography workshop: Shoot what you Love – by Dhyanamrita

A photography workshop was given to children by Br. Dhyanamrita. The children were taught how to take an interesting picture. “] Feedback: Hereafter my photos will be loved by everyone – Srinivasa Raghavan S Dhyanji taught us about photography in an interesting way. I don’t know the A B C of photography but now I […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Magic of Love

Samala Venu did some magic to entertain the children. Blindfolded he drew on the board. Feedback The magic show was one of the funniest workshop ever because we figured out all his tricks. – Madhav Govind Though I was not much attracted to that magic show, it was good because I believe in reality and […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Story telling by Subba Rao

Subba Rao told stories to children in the evenings. He told stories of Mahabharata and other folk tales. Feedback I heard many untold stories of the Mahabharata. – Amrtya RajkumarThe people here in Gitamritam really did an amazing job by getting the great Mr Subba Rao to come and tell us a lot of enchanting […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Vedic Maths workshop

Br. Rupesh, a Mechanical engineer, Professor, Amrita University, gave an interesting class on Vedic Maths. He taught the formulas by which you can even do complicated calculations in a simple way. The children loved maths! Feedback I learned a lot of helpful tricks, which I am sure will help in my examinations and also just […]

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2013 Bala Workshops 13Bala

Shraddha workshop: invoking the innocence, controlling the mind

Breathing controls the mind. FeedbackGave me confidence and courage. – S.Prem Santhosh The Shradha workshop was really cool because we learnt more about our body and the way our minds work. The things we learnt from this workshop is simple but yet, extremely important. I really enjoyed the games and the way it was connected […]

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2012 Bala Yoga & Meditation 12Bala

Yoga by Gitamba

The benefit of each and every step in the Surya Namaskara was well explained and demonstrated. She taught integrated Amrita Yoga in a successful manner. Feedback from some students… By doing yoga I feel very much aligned with my body. – Saumya G, Karwar Earlier I used to do some pranayamas but I found the […]