The Art of Hosting


AoH India

We aim to provide a forum for anyone interested in working with Art-of-Hosting-style techniques in India and culturally related regions.

We are a loose group of practitioners interested supporting AoH in India. You don't need to be Indian nor live in India to join.

Location: India
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2018

Current Status

There are a number of very fine AoH practitioners in India and a few international ones that frequently visit India to support the field.  In addition, there is a growing community of Flow Game practitioners. This forum, however, i not actively used. To get in touch, feel free to leave message here anyway or send an email to the official AoH Mailinglist where your inquiry will find much resonance.

Mischa Altmann, 15/02/2019


We are building the wider field of AoH India (including activities that showcase/offer AoH techniques in smaller formats as well as future AoH trainings). The intended AoH Bangalore training (planned for early September 2013) was postponed indefinitely as part of our learning around the challenges of preparing a full training in a region where the field is not yet strong yet the desire acute. 

Regular skype calls aimed at building the wider field once a month. Dates are published on the Calendar of Events page and offered on-demand so please get in touch! The aim is to offer those interested with a venue to voice their opinions and ideas and to support initiatives promoting AoH-style ideas on the ground.

Our harvests and field notes are available on the Harvest from Skype Calls page (out of date - ask mischa)

Mischa (updated 2nd Dec 2013)

Conversation Forum

location search: 1st AoH India Training - summer 2013 2 Replies

please add your suggestions and possibly price estimates/ranges to venues that would cater for an AoH training for up to 100 people.Continue

Tags: india, location, 1st india training

Started by Mischa Altmann. Last reply by Susan L Mar 6, 2013.

powerful calling question: 1st AoH India Training - summer 2013 1 Reply

The 1st AoH India training is planned for this summer. Throughout the past months of conference calls a number of reflections have been shared onWhat makes a powerful calling question for India?I…Continue

Tags: india, powerful questions, calling question, 1st india training

Started by Mischa Altmann. Last reply by Joost den Boon Mar 4, 2013.

Dates for Conference Calls (Skype) 4 Replies

Until now I sent out a doodle for each call. While this worked it requires a a bit of admin work and has led to repeated confusion about related to time-zones.I received the suggestion of fixing…Continue

Started by Mischa Altmann. Last reply by Mischa Altmann Feb 20, 2013.

Complementary Facilitation Techniques 1 Reply

In the interest of collecting techniques that can complement the AoH, I suggest posting experiences and links here.Continue

Started by Mischa Altmann. Last reply by Mischa Altmann Feb 15, 2013.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Carlos Pompa on July 8, 2014 at 7:23am

Thank you Mary, Ria and Steve. 

This is indeed very exciting. I have not spent that much time in India yet, but I resonate with your words an reflections Steve. 

I will get in touch with you to make sure we have our "perceptions" tuned to listen to any invitations sent by this fascinating country. 

Thanks again. 


Comment by Steve Ryman on July 8, 2014 at 5:06am

Hi Carlos.  Welcome to this group and for bringing some new energy to the conversation.  I spent three months in India with the intention of exploring what wants to happen there and of seeding the field for Art of Hosting.  I discovered a lot of interest and many collaborative/participatory practitioners, most of whom are working in relative isolation, some of whom are familiar with AoH and others who are quite interested in learning.  I sense that there are seeds germinating in various places in India and I am continuing to wait for a clear call.  

I will likely be back in India in September, perhaps for a few months to tend the field and to hopefully connect some of the practitioners and to work with what wants to emerge.  One of the biggest learnings for me in India is the importance of patience and trusting the emergent process.  Continually, I was reminded that I need to wait for an invitation to let go of my arrogant belief that I have something that "they" need.  

I would love to connect with you, either by email or Skype and to explore possibilities for the time we will be in India.

with gratitude,


Comment by Ria Baeck on July 5, 2014 at 4:46am

I know Steve Ryman has been doing some AoH related stuff in India. I will invite him to this forum!

Comment by Mary Alice Arthur on July 4, 2014 at 9:54pm

Thanks for making connection, Carlos!  Great to know there is more energy coming into this field.

Comment by Carlos Pompa on July 2, 2014 at 8:46am

Hi everyone! 

I´ve known the AoH for a couple of years, and have been fortunate to facilitate a couple of events in Northern Mexico.

I recently moved to New Delhi.  

What has been you experience with AoH in India?

I would love to get involved and contribute to promote AoH in this fascinating country. 

Comment by Ursel Biester on April 5, 2013 at 12:39pm

Hello all,

I think that an AoH training in India is a great thing. I was in India in the beginning of this year and know a few people to whom I could spread the invite. They live in Bangalore. They work here:

Let me know once this becomes relevant, then I am happy to contribute in this way.

Best greetings,


Comment by Ria Baeck on April 3, 2013 at 11:34am

I just want to send my support to your efforts in India!

Comment by Mischa Altmann on March 27, 2013 at 7:45am

A warm welcome to Ursel. Do feel free to read our harvests and join our calls if you are interested in supporting the upcoming AoH training in India.

Comment by Mischa Altmann on February 26, 2013 at 2:19pm

thanks to Susan L (& welcome to the group!) for spotting that the calendar isn't working. It has now been fixed...

Please also welcome Griet to the group. Please feel invited to join into the conversation.

Comment by Agota Eva Ruzsa on February 14, 2013 at 4:13am

Dear friends,  

 It is so exciting... to me it feels like a wonderful next step from our AoH Budapest in 2010 when natasha ( and Lamu ) came from that part of the Globe...and because since then I talked a lot to the SoL frineds in bangalore about this process and perhaps we can assist to the emergence of this process there...I certainly am IN...


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