I have been living in Auroville since 2008 and when I am asked why, the answer is that this is the place where I feel at home. And I know my home quite (ask me anything, I’ll find your way in Auroville); in fact, being a very curious person with lots of passions and interests, got me involved in many projects and areas of Auroville during the past years. In Joy Community, I am mainly working with administration, reception, and cooking. My main passion is to travel and experience nature in the world with my beautiful life companion Stefania. Fortunately enough, even though we work happily hard, we also get the possibility to have loooong happy adventurous vacations. Smile 🙂
I must say that every single day that passes, I feel extremely grateful for being in Auroville as that has given me the chance of knowing and being touched by Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s vision and revelation. Everything has changed since then: new eyes were born and a new vast reality opened up together with an expanded and widened dimension full of colours, blooms, and grace.
I have many interests and a lot of curiosity and willingness to learn, experience and discover always new things. I find amazingly enriching to meet new people and to share paths together. These are the reasons why I love the dynamic, joyful, creative and diverse atmosphere that we are manifesting in Joy Community.
Born in Yugoslavia, raised in Croatia, went to University in Italy. Sara found that there is much more in life then what it seems; stars and clouds where seen as messengers of the infinite…one day the pull and push and call was so strong that she embarked to a Journey: Auroville – Integral Yoga.
She’s been living here since 2008; she found home, family, friends and a lot to explore. She has been working in different services, farms, forests and engaged in communication with Volunteers from all over the world.
I am from Italy and my first visit to Auroville was in 2007, since then every year I have been coming for a visit. Last year I finally decided to join Auroville … I’m very happy to be here and to have the opportunity to live a simple & healthy life. It is great to be able to experience myself in so many ways, realizing my dreams and my passions …
The love for movement has always been a part of my life in forms of gymnastic, rock- climbing, dance. I took my first Yoga class in Paris in Gérard Arnaud’s studio; the practice resonated in me from the beginning. The search began… but not in Paris… I packed my bag and left for a two and a half years journey through India and South East Asia open to new experiences, ideas, adventures and … chilliiiiiiiiiii !!
I am Brazilian whose heart is into Indian Culture. I moved to India on 2003 where I could attend a three years residential course at Swami Dayananada Ashram in Rishikesh. I am living in Auroville since 2015 and I am very happy to be able to share and continue the study of Vedanta, Sanskrit & Mantras.
Ruba is our Angel who is always there to help. She is the housekeeper who welcomes the guests, helps with the office work and the cleaning, always with her sunshine smile & dressed in her colourful saris. She used to work in Joy Guest House since 9 years so she knows better than everyone each corner of the place, and sometime she delights us with her south Indian dishes. She really likes to be part of the Joy family and she also likes to acquaint herself with many people coming from all over the world, helping them to learn something about India, about Auroville, especially with her funny Tamil lessons.
Jaibal is the best gardener one can ever desire. He used to work in a farm for many many years so his experience in local farming is put very much into use in our small vegetable kitchen garden. Jaibal is also useful and skilful as handyman in a lot of other little works in Joy Guest House, but most important of all, he is a very playful and cheerful dude.
Manjjula is our six-handed “shakti”: she maintains our Guesthouse clean and in a beautiful shape. We are glad to have her as a part of the Joy family. Her commitment and sincerity along with her beautiful smile brings even more Joy to JOY Community Guesthouse.