Revitalise your soul at Urban AshramHealth & Wellness — By Kadambari on November 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Urban Ashram is a community space for all the young at heart. Started by Sheetal Sanghvi, this place offers several activities that can revitalise your life. The aim of this place is to help people find their inner selves.
Located amidst bustling roads of Mukund Nagar, near Swargate, Urban Ashram offers a peaceful and calm atmosphere. Clear out all the common notions generally associated with an ashram because you’ll be surprised with what you see.
A trendy and well modelled place, at its entrance, you will find a neatly done wooden plate that displays the name ‘Urban Ashram’. Step in and you will be awestruck at the beautifully done open area comprising pebble pathways, landscaped garden, bamboo doors, well displayed earthen pots and a tiny play area for kids.
The open sitting area is filled with inspirational quotes and posters. You will also find the pictures of their past activities put up on the wall. The wooden furnishing adds an elegant touch to the area. In the same space you will find two big cupboards stored with inspiring books from well known authors and serves as library area.
Activities at the Ashram
The Urban Ashram is a huge space conducting range of activities that can inspire and renew lives.
The ashram holds laughter club every Saturday at 8 in the morning. The club is run by laughter therapist Khushmita Sanghvi who is trained under Dr. Mandan Kataria the initiator of laughter therapy.
It sounds bizarre but laughing at this club just for few minutes’ leaves you stress free and glowing. To experience what it is like going through a laughter riot, walk in at the ashram.
This is a unique and a great way to get in touch with your inner self. This is a rare occasion where 20 odd people sit in silence for an hour. You can read, listen to music, paint or simply meditate in this hour. Regular practice will help you look positively at life and bring out the best in you. This hour lets you communicate with your inner self and seek answers to those several disturbing questions. Experience is the best way to know what it really does. It is conducted every Wednesday by Sheetal himself between 7pm to 8pm followed by healthy food.
This place holds power yoga and classical hatha yoga classes. Well trained yoga therapist and trainers conduct the sessions in the mornings and evenings. (Alternate days)
Fitness with fun
Zumba the latest fitness craze too is available at the ashram. Move to the beats of Latin music and shed those extra kilos as the trainer takes you through a rigorous dance workout.
Open you mind to a better world by reading some inspirational books. And unlike other library this place does not cost you a penny to subscribe to their club. They only have one rule read and pass it on. If you like you too can share some of your great collection with the library.
They also host a movie club where inspirational movies like’ The Secret’ are screened. It is almost like a learning session where you get to understand and learn things from these movies.
The ashram also arranges natural retreats where you meditate and enjoy a tranquil life amidst nature. Discussions, satvik (healthy) food, yoga, laughter sessions all are conducted under open sky with thick greenery surrounding you.