about us


Aastha is a community of people from diverse walks of life. Most of us are on a path of self exploration, 'out of active choice' and 'commitment' to ourselves and our growth. Aastha offers an institutional space, enabling climate to facilitate one's search through up's & down's, struggle and soul searching to help find a path that is both meaningful & wholesome.

Aastha was formed in 1994 as a creative departure from ISISD with an aspiration to invest to create a larger canvas.

The trustees and facilitators of Aastha have been involved for over a decade in working with human processes at the level of self, group, organizations society. Aastha also draws on its network of highly committed resource people from the field of management, education and behavorial science as faculty for their program. Aastha is truely an institution in the mind of people.

Aasthites are not only looking for process work as an end (tool) in itself but seeking membership in an institutional space.

In the same spirit, the organizational face comes alive seamlessly with Aasthites staking their claim and taking on responsibilities and not waiting for invitations.


Creating spaces for individuals from all stages of life, from any collective, in their search for wholesomeness, both in their Being and Becoming through continuous self-enquiry, Re-definition and Re-cognition.

To be the premier institution in the field of process work by remaining ever evolving and current.

Aastha - A Brief History

Aastha was created as a Public Education Trust in 1995. All the trustees of Aastha were institutional or professional members of the great institution ISISD. After almost two decades of intense involvement with ISISD, these members felt the need for a creative departure, a need to synthesize the learning's from ISISD with others concerns they held in Education and in Organization Development.

The founder trustee of ISISD (Indian Society for Individual and Social Development) was late Prof Pulin Garg, who was remarkable for his ability to touch innumerable human beings and make a major impact in their lives. Pulin was an intellectual, a scholar, a person who had searched far and wide to understand various processes of human growth and evolution, a person with fantastic sensitivity and caring about humanness - his own kind of Zen Master, an ordinary, down to earth, crazy person and much more, all rolled into one.

He was a great teacher. His teaching transcended the usual structures and objectives of learning and training that our education has led us to accept as the norm. Many people were part of ISISD, bringing in their vibrancy and commitment to create a unique pioneering institution in India evolving a new school of process work and thought. ISISD brought in new approaches to Personal growth and Human Resources Development largely in the corporate sector with some spill overs in the social sector. It was also a rich space for fostering of new professionals in the field of Human Process Facilitation.

Aastha was created to continue this tradition in its own way, to foster the enrichment and growth of human beings and of developing facilitators who wish to go beyond - and be profound teachers.