Advanced / Meta Labs are process labs with a thematic and macro focus. They look beyond the dynamics of individuals / relationships to explore the very nature of human existence. These Labs are announced over and above the Winter and Summer Events.
These are residential programs of 5 -7 days duration. Interns who wish to become professional members of Aastha need to necessarily attend at least two Meta Labs in addition to the three phases. Apart from Aastha Interns, individuals who have prior experience of process work are welcome.
Aesthetics of Intimacy was an invitation to Unself – Oneself, to be surprised at the miracle life is – one is …
This lab was an attempt to create a safe space to:
- Learn the vocabulary and grammar of the aesthetics of intimacy
- Gather the beauty and richness of life and relationships in all its hues and shades
- Further understand and decode the messages in our experiences so that one can continue on one’s life journey with faith and wonderment
- Help each one to write their tales of intimacy
This was a workshop cum process lab in which participants understood the concepts, the context, the relevance and the deeper meanings while they themselves experienced the psychodramas. As participants went through these experiences, it enabled them to understand the finer nuances of setting up psychodramas to unravel deeply held meanings and release residues.
The dualism in Nature is manifest in many ways like the bio existential realities of man-woman, finite–infinite, birth-death & aloneness–togetherness. The Prakruti Purush Lab focused on exploring the manifestation of the masculine and feminine within us and how it plays out in the identity formation processes.
The invitation of this lab was to explore and discover the duality within and strive to embrace the power of the ‘masculine/feminine within’... the journey is to seek a harmony of opposites…
The Body identity lab was purely experiential in nature and helped in understanding the interconnections between the body (soma), the mind (psyche) and the spirit (life force). The invitation was to understand the invisible genetic code that influences who we think we are and why we do what we do. The focus was development of perspectives which would add to our living processes and enhance our ease with who we are, as we are.
A fascinating dimension of process work is that it defies a definition of a kind ... skills are an important part of this body of work and yet it isn't only skill based. The 'becoming ' of the process worker is intimately entwined with her/his 'being'. The more the being unfolds, the more one discovers oneself and is able to offer that as a context for others. This lab provided a space to examine the thresholds of Being and Becoming. And how they play out in the way this work is held by process workers.
The microcosm within is as the macrocosm outside.
As the ecological balance in the world outside is essential, so is the ecological balance within our bodies and mind is also important for our well-being and growth.
This meta lab focused on principles and processes of nature which help maintain ecological balance. The invitation was to beckon to each other to foster these processes. To work with the introjects that come in the way of these processes and see the connections between unfolding of our potential and the offerings we make to the world.