We envision a world where everyone’s needs matter, where we live in a consciousness of trust and abundance, knowing that each one of us inherently belongs, and that together we are more powerful than apart.


Our mission is to live and share the principles of Nonviolence, not only in terms of an individual practice and way of life, but also in its application to social structures, such as in our families, schools, and organizations.


We offer learning opportunities through workshops and practice groups on Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Circles. We are also available for individual coaching and mediation, and we are happy to consult with community-based projects that are seeking to shift paradigms.


Joy Living Learning is situated in Auroville, an international community in south India that aims to actualize human unity. Given this environment, we are surrounded by opportunities for growth, learning and exploration.

Joy Living Learning is a Unit of the Auroville Foundation, and L'aura Joy is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (USA).

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Living Nonviolence

“My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop nonviolence. The more you develop it in your own heart, the more infectious it becomes, till it overwhelms your surroundings and, by and by, might oversweep the world.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Applied NVC in Action

We are working towards building an alternative justice system in Auroville based on the principles that underlie NVC-consciousness. Our project, Restorative Auroville, aims to bring the practice of Restorative Circles, a holistic, community-based form of conflict resolution, to Auroville, and to explore what a consciously designed justice system could look like.