Transformational experiences blending Inner Work with Nature & Culture Travel

Awaken - Ladakh

June 27 - July 04, 2023

AWAKEN - Ladakh | June 27 - July 04, 2023

AWAKEN RETREATS are transformational experiences – blending Inner Work with Nature & Culture Travel.

What you'll experience on this Retreat?

Why Ladakh? Ladakh, mini-Tibet, perched high up in the Himalayas offers world-weary seekers the solace needed to deeply Self-Reflect.

Living in Shey village by the river Indus, we'll integrate with the local Ladakhi culture.

We'll immerse in the world-famous Hemis Tsechu festival, meditate by the banks of the heavenly Pangong Tso & walk through the otherworldly moonscapes of Lamayuru and many more experiences

Inner Work? Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation + Sound, Dance, Art & Journaling masterclasses lead us deeper within ourselves.

Curated by Manish Pole and the Awaken tribe of Meghana Dwaraka, Rana Abihayla, Svetlana Kononenko and Noel DMello.

Manish has been Teaching Yogic Wisdom since 2003, and has led Himalayan retreats in Bhutan, Nepal & India {Kashmir, Ladakh, Dharamshala, Himachal, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Rishikesh}

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

  • We pick you up and transfer to Shey village guest house. Acclimatise to the elevation + Sunset by the Indus river!

All participants will be allocated to one of the following accommodations: (A) Phukpa Guesthouse, Shey-Chuchot Bridge, Leh, Ladakh 194201, (B) Dokpa Guesthouse, Shey Gongma, Leh Manali Hwy, Leh, Ladakh 194201. Food (all 3 meals) will be provided at the Phukpa Guesthouse restaurant.

  • 95% of the amount will be refundable if you cancel 30 days before the start date. 5% deductible as Payment Gateway charges
  • 45% Refund if you can cancel 16 days prior to the start date. 5% deductible as Payment Gateway charges
  • No Refund if canceled within 15 days before the start of the trip.
  • Payment Gateway fees of 5% will be deductible in most cases of refund.

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