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‘From my little hut in the forest’ is a collection of stories about my life in Sadhana Forest. My name is Yorit. I grew up in a small city in the center of Israel. My parents raised me in an urban lifestyle very far from nature. But whenever the first autumn rain showers came, I was joyously dancing in the rain.

In May 2002, my husband, our daughter and I settled in Auroville, an international township in southern India. We were following our hearts, trying to explore different ways of living. On December 19th, 2003 – we slept the first night on the land that would become Sadhana Forest. I will never forget that night. I was so excited I couldn’t fall asleep. We were living in a scrap bullock cart with a roof made from coconut leaves. It was pure magic.