Returning to Love
The journey of ‘Returning to Love’ (RTL) began in 2021, post the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to inspire people to operate from the energy of love when making life choices. In the presence of love, fear dissipates – just as it should. Our event format is simple: we gather in a circle, each sharing poems, prose, or life-changing experiences. This way, we grow, learn, and foster a community of love and giving.
Previous RTL events welcomed esteemed guests like Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan, poet-lawyer Kapil Sibal, TechArtist Ravinder Pal Singh; Contemporary artist, Arpana Caur and Sidharth; Surgeon and Associate Professor at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, Dr Tej Prakash Sinha; Writer-poet, Inni Kaur; and more. We’ve partnered with National Crafts Museum, Zorba the Buddha, Vasant Vihar Club, and this time, we’re thrilled to collaborate with The Piano Man. Our vision remains unwavering: to build a love clan and learn together in this collective energy.
The theme for this 8th edition of the RTL is: Nurturing growth through love and mentorship
The theme is all about nurturing growth through the love and guidance of mentors. Let’s celebrate Teachers’ Day by understanding how mentors contribute to our personal, professional, and spiritual growth, guiding us on a journey back to love. Learn how to choose the right mentors who understand our unique strengths and weaknesses, guiding us on a path of self-discovery and mindfulness, helping us make wiser choices by looking within, and making us accountable for our goals and commitments. Join us on this journey with our special guests and mentors, Robinson and Preeti.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Robinson, an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, is a poet, theologian, meditation practitioner, art curator and critic, heritage walks curator, primarily based in Delhi, India. He describes himself as a traveler in life who intends to journey well.
Preeti Sethi (Speaker):
Preeti is clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist. She practices spiritual hypnosis, family therapy, counselling and healing.
Anika Singh (Facilitator)
Social Artist | Behaviour Change Communication Specialist | Founder, VOYCE
VOYCE is an organization that is committed to creating behaviour change communication tools for public health and social awareness through the language of arts and creativity.
Anika is a communication expert with over 20 years of experience, including 10+ years with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and several other international organizations. She has directed over 80 advocacy productions, mostly on public health topics, including COVID, mental health, lifestyle diseases, primary health care and road safety.
A trained creative facilitator and behaviour change communication specialist, Anika is passionate about empowering communities. She has facilitated events and trainings in Vietnam, Mongolia, Australia, Singapore, UK and India, creating experiences that touch a chord, and inspire people to ‘Be the Change’. Through the VOICE of VOYCE and the language of arts, Anika is committed to creating empowered lives. For her, to be empowered is to be fully aligned with who you are, to have the strength and conviction to explore your highest potential; to be courageous to make your decisions; to live in your 1Ness, and to act from that joy, that centredness. To be empowered like this, is the key to good physical and mental health.
The idea of organizing ‘Returning to Love’ is to create a space, where we collectively reflect on how we can embrace challenges and reorient ourselves to the energy of love by consciously seeing love as the essence of everything beautiful, the force behind everything wonderful.
About our venue partner: The Piano Man
The Piano Man has established itself as Delhi NCR’s cherished centre of culture especially for Jazz music. They have planned some of the nation’s most prestigious and incredible music programming, including the renowned Giants of Jazz initiative. For jazz fans in South Delhi and Gurugram, it is a window into the rich jazz culture throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
It has a thriving artist ecosystem that aims to promote and nurture artists in India by giving them a space that provides an audience that values their talent. This ecosystem is based on the idea of putting the ‘artist first’. The space is unique and grandeur in terms of architecture, design and ambience.
Arjun, the man behind the Piano Man, is a music enthusiast and has been playing the piano for more than a decade. He created the Piano Man with the intention of fostering talent in India and giving up-and-coming musicians a place to showcase their skills and advance in the business.
VOYCE is very excited with this collaboration with the Piano Man for the ‘Returning to Love’ (RTL) events, as there is synergy in our visions: promoting arts for change, to build our love clan and continue to learn in this collective energy.
Things to bring:
A smiling and a listening heart
The Piano Man, 32nd Avenue,
Sector 15, Gurgaon