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Who Are We?

We are a mindful community nestled in the Indian Himalayas, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. We live, meditate, farm, trek, make music and run a school together.
APV School is a model school and teacher training center dedicated to providing a holistic, mindful and inclusive educational experience to the children of Uttarakhand.
Watch this short video introducation to APV School and its sister organization, Simply HImalaya. Video generously made by: Christopher Witschy, 2014-15 AIF Clinton Fellow

Pangea: AIF-APV Retreat September 2014

The American India Foundation and APV School have a strong relationship that has spanned a decade. This year, AIF brought their 2014-2015 class of AIF Clinton Fellows to APV for a 3 day retreat during their orientation. The result was a profound gathering of young adults from all over the United States and India and the children of Tehri Garhwal. All felt a lasting impact from the retreat, and the meaningful occasion was captured in this book titled, "Pangea" after one of the songs the children sang.

Interview with Anandji

Published on November 11, 2015, by in featured.

What is your process in the morning? I meditate. I wake up around two, make tea for myself, freshen up, and from then I meditate. At four other people join me, so until five I meditate. And then I meditate in a different way, in a lying down posture. Sometimes I go to sleep for half an hour. By 5:30 people start coming, they need help in their studies, and that’s it from then until school-time. There is breakfast in

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Training Videos : Teaching Practical Math 01: Numbers and Counting (English)

Published on November 10, 2013, by in trainings, videos.
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series trainings

A Glacier Story

Published on June 17, 2013, by in dramas, featured, school, videos.

Another creative APV drama, written by Anand Dwivedi and performed by Jyoti’s 4ht & 5th class. The animals in the jungle are dying of thirst. They decide to propitiate the forces of nature to help bring water to dry lands. Watch what happens!!