Cultural rootedness is one of main values of education that Swadhaa considers to be important. Only that which is firmly rooted can grow, spread and be inclusive. Unless we are culturally rooted we cannot be true global citizens.
Fifth Grade onwards children at Swadhaa attend the programme at Shaktiyogashrama Gurukulam, located near Telbaila village 30kms ahead of Lonavala. It includes a gentle exposure to Indian arts, Indian culture & life styles. It is an introduction to the outdoors, to nature & rural life in a fun way. The ashram-gurukul gives them an experience of nature and a sense of divinity, while also giving a taste of community living that is missing in nuclear urban families.
Life at the ashram includes:
Yoga & Meditation, Environmental Treks, Invoking the Divine, Interactive Dialogues
Understanding Indian Arts, Connecting with Nature, Hands on Science, Performing Arts & Crafts
Holistic Living (food, nature, philosophy), Invoking Nature / Nature Poems