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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

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Greetings from Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya!

…APV is located on the SBMA campus, tucked away in the Indian Himalayas. Mindfulness is the key to our lives and work. In the teachers’ community, we all live together harmoniously, striving for self-development….

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“Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye” video

– “Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye” video by Chad Robertson –
Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye: Knowledge is that which Liberates provides a fascinating look inside Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya (APV), an ashram and school in the Indian Himalayas dedicated to providing an holistic, child-centered education to the local village children.

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in the beginning

Published on February 8, 2009, by in about, history, school.
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series history

For many years Shree Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA) had been running a widely respected school on its Anjanisain campus. But by 2003, the SBMA School had experienced shortages in funding which threatened the future of the school and dramatically affected the quality of education being delivered by the teachers. Cyril Raphael, SBMA Secretary, Mohan Panwar Singh, a long time SBMA employee, and Marc Alongi, a Service Corp Fellow from the American Indian Foundation, grew frustrated by the situation in the

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