Urja !

Rekindle the flame within
20 Sep - 23 Sep, 2018

Urja is a 3 night - 4 day powerful and rejuvenating workshop for mid-career professionals/entrepreneurs to connect to your deepest aspirations and discover your sense of self and sense of purpose. URJA would be facilitated at Faraway Renz by applied behavioural scientists and career coaches from Kavyata using an experiential and dialogue based approach.


Crisis, break and change are not normally what we expect after a good 10-15 years of an upward trajectory at work. Outwardly things may not even look bad. We seem to be coasting along, meeting career milestones, achieving our dream of professional and financial success. Yet the inner story may be different.

Mid-career is that time when we are most likely to question (often silently) the meaning of our work, our autonomy, our contribution to the organization and our real value, our relationships. Success and satisfaction don’t seem to have such a direct link anymore and the innumerable questions in our heads, leave us feeling tired, lonely and wondering, ‘is this all, what next?’

Our work (at Kavyata) with mid-career individuals suggests that what seems like a silent crisis also contains the seed for a new beginning. The greatest desire is to express one’s full range of potentials through a more wholesome work identity and to be the author of one’s own professional narrative. Less visible but exerting a significant impact is our inner desire to honour and make our own life stories and experiences a key differentiator in carving our unique professional identities.
Who is it for

For corporate professionals 10-15 years of experience, young entrepreneurs, women professionals who are re-examining the nature of their engagement with work. You may be wanting the following when it comes to work and career

● The opportunity to express a wider range of your potentials and talents than you currently do

● Greater balance and negotiability between work, family, lifestyle, personal interests

● Desire to make your mark as an independent professional/expert/entrepreneur

● Support and guidance in concretising a different work/career path which excites you but which you are currently unsure about

Main premise

At Urja, we see work as an expression of who we are. In the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, “If you find out what it is you love to do and give your whole life to it, there is no contradiction, and in that state, your being is your doing.”

Who we are is in turn the story that we know and believe about ourselves and from this emerge our choices and actions/non-actions with respect to work, relationships etc. Our approach therefore centres around uncovering these stories, releasing the limiting beliefs contained in them and expanding/changing our stories to include unknown and unused potentials. Keeping work as the centrepiece, we connect back the change in our inner stories to its impact on our work.

In our thinking and design of Urja, we are influenced by humanistic psychology , neuroscience and the Eastern traditions of Yoga, particularly that of ‘sankalpa’ -using the power of heartfelt intention.


● To explore the impact of one’s life experiences on one’s professional journey and develop a deeper perspective on it, beyond the usual known markers of professional achievement and success

● To surface unarticulated aspirations (personal and professional) and release the emotional energy for growth

● To explore one’s role taking behaviour and its connection to work and life choices

● To search for and identify unused talents and potentials within oneself

Our Approach
Workshop Details

The workshop begins at 3.00 p.m. on 20 Sep 2018, Thursday. Participants are requested to reach the venue by 1 p.m. so that you can settle in and have lunch before we begin. Accommodation will be on twin-sharing basis and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea breaks) will be arranged at the venue.

We will close the program by 1.00 p.m. with lunch on 23 Sep 2018, Sunday . You are requested to make travel arrangements keeping these program timings in mind.

The facilitators:

Kavita, an alumna of IIM Ahmedabad, brings over 16 years of experience in the domains of Experiential Learning, Adult Learning, Personal Growth & Change and Organization Development.

Through her diverse experiences across Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Facilitation, Kavita came to believe strongly in the ‘flow’ concept - that deeply satisfying and engaging experiences are characterised by immersion and full involvement in the experience.Taking this concept of flow and blending it with her understanding of young people learning and adults working, Kavita felt a great urge to mentor students and professionals to find their flow by finding careers which are based on their interests and unique abilities. This led to her founding Kavyata, to help people reimagine their careers.

Kavita has completed her internship in Applied Behavioural Sciences from the Sumedhas Academy for Human Context . She has worked closely with Prof.Indira Parikh, ex-Dean, IIM Ahmedabad and a co-founder of Sumedhas Academy. She also teaches at premier engineering and management institutes and helps students explore Self in the context of Careers. Kavita’s nine year old son gives her real life lessons in experiencing flow when he is absorbed in his art and play. She is a trained vocalist and unwinds with music, tea and books.

Manjunath Nanjaiah , Consultant Kavyata

Manjunath is a Serial Entrepreneur and has founded several Technology startups.

He was recently also the Chief Cultural Officer, and one of the Fellow Council Members of iSPIRT, a Software-Product community think-tank.

Manjunath is a computer science graduate with interests in Applied Behavioural Science, Behavioural Finance, BigData and Predictive Analytics. He has worked in the US Silicon Valley for over 12 years.

With a keen interest in Human behaviour and motivation, he is currently pursuing his internship at the Sumedhas Academy of Human Context.

Neeru Gupta , Consultant, Kavyata

Neeru has worked with organizations in a variety of sectors like social business, development sector, telecom, IT, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, travel & hospitality, over the last two decades.

Having worked in diverse roles as an entrepreneur and part of a fast paced consulting industry, Neeru understand the demands, complexities and problems executives are faced with in today’s ever-changing business environment. She has earlier been Learning Manager at McKinsey India and Lead, Corporate training and Facilitation at Unnati Institute of Potential Exploration Pvt. Ltd.

Neeru has a passion for music, understanding the art and science of being human and discovering ways of powerfully living the human experience.

The Charges
The charges for the programme are Rs. 25000/- per participant, plus 18% GST .

The charges include accommodation, all meals, snacks, workshop facilitation charges, and the cost of the psychometric tools that would be administered as part of the workshop. A follow up coaching session with Kavyata's consultants will also be provided.

Travel expenses to and from the venue will have to be borne by the participants themselves. Do check out Location & Contact for travel options to reach Faraway Renz. If enough particpants are interested, shared transportation can be arranged on a cost-share basis.

For more details or reservations
Download detailed program info here or, please write to: kn@kavyata.in , or rishi@farawayventures.com

For early bird registrants, who register by 25 August, 2018, a 10% discount on the program fees is available.

We hope to see you at Faraway Renz soon!