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About Us

Our Philosophy

Avabodha is a Sanskrit word and its meaning is contextual to the intent.

To us, Avabodha means ‘Being Awake’.

It refers to those subtle shifts in the journey when one awakens to new knowledge

or perception which manifests in one’s very being.

It is a gate into inner realms and a higher state of consciousness by making an effort to be

awake in the present moment. At Avabodha we create a safe and comforting space

for individuals who choose to take a voyage of self-exploration.

Because we believe that transformation – whether personal or organizational –

must begin from a deep place within oneself.

A place that the wisdom of ancient Indian philosophy and practice enables us to access.

Our Vision

"To be an integral space for you

to come home to yourself"

Our Mission

"To create an environment for people to reconnect and realign with their

inner selves or each other

amidst nature"

As part of a ecosystem...

At Avabodha, we are becoming more aware each day of how we impact the larger ecosystem and

have started our journey to become conscious in every choice and act on how we contribute

towards the conservation of our planet earth.

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Eco-Friendly 

Living

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Solar 

Heaters

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Food-Based

Composting

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No-Plastic 

Zone

OUR FAMILY

Alka Shesha - Founder of Avabodha
Prachi Chaphekar | Co-Founder at Avabodha

Alka

Shesha

FOUNDER AT AVABODHA

TRANSFORMATIONAL COACH (PCC)

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Prachi Chaphekar

CO-FOUNDER AT AVABODHA

PHOTOGRAPHER &

FOUNDER AT CEVA EDUCATION

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Avabodha is Alka’s brainchild. As the homeowner, she ensures that all the Operations, Management, Staff, Interiors, and Architecture at Avabodha run smoothly and efficiently.

As a transformational coach and yoga practitioner herself,

Alka ensures that the vibe of this place is healing and

rejuvenating, enveloped in positive energy.

She aims to make Avabodha a place for Leaders and Organisations and individuals to find their direction and meet their goals and their inner strengths. 

Prachi is the bridge connecting the outside world to Avabodha.

Prachi handles our Partner Relationships, Business Development, overall Marketing, and Content at Avabodha. Her artistic skills add colour to our home’s interiors.

As the Founder of CEVA Education, she aims to bring

like-minded people from across the world to celebrate

the presence of Avabodha.

She aspires to make Avabodha a place for artists and seekers

to come together, explore, and create!

“Our environment pushes us to become reactive in life rather than driving it to the destination it was designed to go...or we would like it to go. It is said that a human being’s true potential is like an iceberg. Only 15-20% is actually visible, rest is beneath the water, invisible.

The depth of the iceberg is unknown.

Avabodha is a space to explore your own iceberg. Its depth and it's potential.”

-Alka Shesha, Founder

Kalpana & Anil Parthe

Our Caretakers

Anil and Kalpana Parthe manage our place. Both of them have been a part of our family since the inception of Avabodha, 6 years ago. Kalpana’s ever-smiling face and positive attitude create a comforting atmosphere for anyone who stays here. Her cooking is often known as the USP of our home.

Kalpana has served the tenure as Sarpanch at village Gram Panchayat,

while Anil is an integral member of the Gram Panchayat at Taighat Village.

 

Anil is our go-to person and is well-networked in Panchgani. He manages our garden including all our plants and naturally grown vegetables that today make us 50% self-sufficient in home-grown food. 

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ARCHITECT

ADWAIT PATANKAR
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ENGINEER & EXECUTOR

SHAILESH MULE
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LANDSCAPE SPECIALIST

ARCHANA PATANKAR

OUR PARTNERS

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