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Our Guests

Vérité welcomes individual guests for a minimum of 7 days and guest groups for a minimum of 4 days stay -- sufficient time for a meaningful experience of learning and reflection, connection with others and exploring the unique international township of Auroville.

Vérité attracts guests who are seekers (and finders!): people who are striving for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, who want to help regenerate a planet that supports all life, and who feel the call to participate in the shift of consciousness that is needed to bridge matter and spirit.

To submit a booking inquiry, please click here

Vérité offers a simple, healthy lifestyle where you can:

  • Nourish yourself with delicious organic food
  • Regenerate in a healthy sustainable environment
  • Discover the simple comforts of green technology
  • Enjoy our casual, inclusive “home stay” atmosphere

Vérité’s entire campus is a “positive health” zone, free of smoking, alcohol and drugs (“S.A.D”). While our state-of-the-art solar electricity system means Vérité is free from India’s infamous power cuts, we also make it easy to “unplug”: there are no televisions, mobile phones are used only in designated areas, and to reduce radiation exposure, internet is intentionally not wireless.

Vérité is a place for inner and outer explorations, providing:

  • a supportive atmosphere for self-renewal
    relax, reflect and re-connect with your purpose, priorities and potential
  • a hub for social connection
    meet fellow learners, seekers, change makers, and innovators
  • a multi-faceted community
    participate in a multicultural collective aspiring to co-create a field that brings out the best in everyone
  • a home base in the extraordinary setting of Auroville
    discover the many facets of Auroville, its achievements and challenges in the pursuit of unity in diversity
  • service learning opportunities
    collaborate with us through “active participation” in Vérité's development
  • a conducive setting for group work
    join an upcoming training or bring your own group
  • learning and wellness activities
    join classes and intensives and enjoy health and healing treatments

Some practical notes for prospective guests:

The atmosphere in Vérité is much more like an “eco-home-stay” than a hotel:

  • simple guest rooms with fans, most with shared (detached) bathroom facilities
  • lounge/ kitchenette open 24/7 with phone, internet with Ethernet cable & WiFi connection (bring your own laptop)
  • quiet hours between 9 pm and 7 am
  • renewable energy (mainly solar), so no use of hair dryers or other high-consuming appliances
  • hot water available by bucket from a solar water heater near the bathrooms
  • everyone helps out, taking care of their own room and dishes
  • we’re helpful with special needs, but please don’t expect room service
  • no smoking, no alcohol and no illegal drugs anywhere on the premises

Kitchen and Dining Hall

Vérité is known for its organic, vegetarian kitchen, where our guests enjoy 3 buffet-style meals per day. Produce comes first from Vérité's garden, then Auroville farms, and then from local organic distributors. We support organic agriculture because we value healthy food, the land, the planet and its biodiversity.
Our cuisine is Western-Indian fusion, with an Ayurvedic influence; flavorful but not too spicy, with healthy oils and nutritional balance. Our staff is well trained in hygienic food preparation, so even the raw produce is safe to eat. With advance notice, special dietary needs can be accommodated (e.g. food allergies and sensitivities).
Guests eat with Vérité residents, staff, and faculty in the dining hall, making meal times a rich opportunity for socializing and networking. Quiet tables are also available for those preferring to eat in silence. Everyone takes care of washing and drying their own dishes. Guests are also welcome to offer additional help with food preparation and cleanup.
Cooking classes can be arranged for groups (contact Vérité programming for more information).


Dining Hall Timings

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 am

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Supper (dinner)

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Please note that meals are only provided for the guests staying at Vérité


There are public spaces at Vérité which are available for meetings, seminars, classes.

These include the high-roofed roundish Vérité Hall, the wooden floored ILC Studio, the open space beside the fish pond in ILC (we call it the "NO-space"), and "Unity" a meeting room above the treatment rooms, not to mention the gardens, library and guest lounge. Vérité has been the site of many conferences, cultural programmes, performances and exhibitions.

Vérité Hall ILC Studio

Vérité Hall

Round Hall

About Vérité Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions: 12.5 m2 x 13.14 m2

Possible Activities in Vérité Hall :   Yoga

ILC Studio | Hall

Rectangular hall with wooden floor

About ILC Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions:85m2 x 105 m2

Possible Activities in ILC Hall :   Yoga

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Vérité Hall

Round Hall

About Vérité Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions: 12.5 m2 x 13.14 m2

Possible Activities in Vérité Hall :   Yoga

ILC Studio | Hall

Rectangular hall with wooden floor

About ILC Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions:85m2 x 105 m2

Possible Activities in ILC Hall :   Yoga

Vérité Guest House offers 17 rooms (32 beds), described below. When you stay with us you get three organic, vegetarian meals per day, plus laundry service.

Room Type Room Description

Single

Single bed room with separate shared bath facility

Double

Two individual beds with separate shared bath facility
Triple Three individual beds with separate shared bath facility
Double Bath Two individual beds with attached bath facility
Thatched Tree House Two individual beds with separate shared bath facility

To submit a booking inquiry, please click here

Torch/flashlight, slip-on footwear, soap & toiletries, light but modest clothes, laptop with Ethernet port or bring suitable adapter (no WiFi)

Indian nationals: please bring a proof of identification

Foreign nationals: please make sure to bring two copies of your passport (one to carry with you for security reasons, it is advisable to keep the original in the locked cabinet in your room)

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Vérité Hall

Round Hall

About Vérité Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions: 12.5 m2 x 13.14 m2

Possible Activities in Vérité Hall :   Yoga

ILC Studio | Hall

Rectangular hall with wooden floor

About ILC Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions:85m2 x 105 m2

Possible Activities in ILC Hall :   Yoga

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Bringing a Group to Vérité, Auroville

Teachers from a wide variety of disciplines are drawn to share their work in Auroville because they resonate with Auroville’s vision and aims. The combination of Vérité’s health-oriented guest house and programming facilities makes it an appealing place for groups that want both a “home base” from which they can explore Auroville and conducive space for their collective work. 
Vérité has a long history of hosting student groups from academic institutions as well as other learning groups that come with their own faculty to study yoga, massage, sustainability, architecture, dance, meditation, etc. 
Vérité selects groups through an application and screening process, seeking those who have a sincere interest in Auroville. Group coordinators should be familiar with Auroville’s vision, aims and regulations. Preference is given to those who want to contribute to Auroville “in kind” by opening their group sessions to Aurovilians and Newcomers.

If you are interested in bringing a group to Vérité / Auroville, please review all information and submit application form. (click here)

Room type with description

Room Type Room Description

Single

Small single room with separate shared bath facility
Single bed room with desk & separate shared bath facility
Single with desk and sink separate shared bath facility

Double

Two individual beds with separate shared bath facility
Two individual beds with desk, sink & separate shared bath facility
Triple located in upstairs, two individual beds with desk, sink & separate shared bath facility
Double with bath two individual beds with desk, sink & bath attached
Thatched Tree House two individual beds with shared bath facility

Vérité has two public spaces suitable for classes, intensives, trainings and other events. Both halls are equipped with sound systems, lights, fans, chairs, cushions, white and black boards, and yoga mats, blocks and straps.

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To see what's happening on a specific date, click on the calendar box (at right).

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Vérité Hall

Round Hall

About Vérité Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions: 12.5 m2 x 13.14 m2

Possible Activities in Vérité Hall :   Yoga

ILC Studio | Hall

Rectangular hall with wooden floor

About ILC Hall: Offering a space to explore our own unique movement, improvisation and contact with others… Together we create the freedom and possibility to simply be in the stillness of the moment and allowing each person to be spontaneously moved by an inner pull; the music or perhaps inspired by a movement of another body. Dancing a wave, discovering on our own and as a group. Moving towards an empowered, radiating stillness.

Dimensions:85m2 x 105 m2

Possible Activities in ILC Hall :   Yoga

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