A movement bringing People together to Awaken! April 7-9, 2023

AWAKEN - Auroville, Pondicherry | Apr 7-9, 2023

The AWAKEN Retreats comprise 3 elements: CATHARSIS, INTENTION-SETTING & AWAKENING to Life!

Rooted in Meditation, Breath-work & Yoga – AWAKEN Retreats also bring you Detox; Sound Healing; Dance, Music & Art Therapy + Journaling. It’s a weekend of inner transformation along with a supportive tribe of fellow seekers! All meals are organic and prepared with love.

OPTIONAL early check-in on APR 6, the Full Moon! • Full Moon Meditation • Dance & Celebration

What you'll experience on this Retreat?

This AWAKEN Retreat showcases some of Auroville's highlights including meditating at Matrimandir and the Solitude farm tour.

Rooted in Meditation, Breathwork & Yoga

CATHARSIS + INTENTION SETTING Silent Day+ Sharing your LIGHT to the World!

Detox; Sound Healing; Dance, Music & Art Therapy + Journaling

Manish Pole

yogi + guide

  • Teaching Yoga & Meditation since 2003.
  • Lived and trained for 7 years with his Guru – Himalayan Yogi, Bharat Thakur.
  • Moved on from being the CEO of Artistic Yoga in 2010, and co-founded Total Yoga with Neetu Singh
  • Total Yoga has spread from India to USA, UK, UAE, NZ, Singapore & Canada
  • Leads Himalayan retreats in India & Bhutan; as well as Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali.
  • Founder of 21st Century Yoga for online Yoga + Nature retreats.

Manish Pole has been a Yoga, Meditation & Philosophy Educator for nearly 20 years. Having lived for 7 years with his Guru, he then co-founded Total Yoga with centers spread over 4 continents. In 2020 he co-founded 21st Century Yoga to share classical Yoga, Meditation & Philosophy with a modern Global audience. 

“Beyond Asana is my ‘labour of love!’ I’ve worked hard to bring together everything that a modern Yoga practitioner needs to Learn to keep growing. The course is surf for keen students as well as Yoga Teachers. I hope you enjoy Learning as much as I’ve enjoyed Designing and Teaching Beyond Asana!”

  • Taught the main Meditation event at Dubai Expo 2020.
  • Taught at the YPO as well as TV shows including TATA Sky Active, authored Pune Mirror columns.
  • Trained the UAE National Golf team and Bijapur Bulls cricket team.
  • Taught Yoga to India’s most successful actors, musicians, political & business leaders.
  • Accenture, Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Infosys, Citibank, HSBC, Hager and even at Marlboro!
  • Fundraising for children’s education at the Vidya Foundation through Yoga events
  • Taught Yoga at the Poona Blind School
  • Taught Yoga at Old Age centers in Singapore

Co-created by Manish Pole, Meghana Dwaraka, Rana Abihayla & Noel D'Mello.

Itinerary, Trip Inclusions & Booking Conditions

  • Classical Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation
  • Opening Sharing Circle
  • Shatkriyas Detox {Nasal, Vision, Stomach & Colon}
  • Sound Healing & Yoga Nidra
  • Journaling: Eulogy workshop
  • Art Therapy workshop
  • Classical Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation
  • Meditation at Matrimandir
  • Farm Tour at Solitude Farm
  • Cooking-Together Workshop
  • Dance & Celebration
  • Classical Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation
  • Art workshop
  • Closing Sharing Circle

Accommodation at Verite guesthouse in Auroville {Apr 7-9 : Enquire wrt Early check in on Apr 6}

OPTIONAL early check-in on APR 6, the Full Moon! • Full Moon Meditation • Dance & Celebration

  • 100% of the amount will be refundable if you cancel 30 days before the start date
  • 50% Refund if you can cancel 16 days prior to the start date.
  • No Refund if canceled within 15 days before the start of the trip.
  • Payment Gateway fees of 2-3% will be deductible in most cases of refund.

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