Holi in Rishikesh


Yoga • Meditation • Wisdom on the Chakras • March 7-12, 2023

Sprit of India - Rishikesh - March 07-12, 2023

Let’s Celebrate our festival of Colours; HOLI, with a week-long immersion into YOGA, MEDITATION & WISDOM on the CHAKRAS while staying on the banks of the GANGA, upriver from RISHIKESH.

Alongside these timeless practices, Commune with Nature through TREKKING, RAFTING & CAMPING!
Come away Rejuvenated post-Digitox, Silence and simply witnessing Himalayan Sunrises & Sunsets on the sacred banks of the Ganga!

What you'll experience on this Retreat?

Experience: the World Capital of Yoga, visiting Rishikesh's famed Ashrams, Caves and the Ganga Aarti riverside Prayers.

Celebrate: Holi! India's festival of Colours, playing together with colours along the riverbanks of the Ganga.

Cleanse: with the Detox Yogic Shatkriyas practices to rejuvenate your Gut for the Spring-Summer!

Learn: Ayurveda, Chakras wisdom and Yoga Philosophy from the Upanishads, Gita & Sutras.

Tribe: the best part is bonding with like-minded seekers - becoming 'Friends for Life' after experiencing this Journey together!!

Practice: Classical Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation daily at Sunrise / Sunset.

Immerse: in the holy river Ganga with Sunset dips; and also enjoy the adrenaline of Whitewater rafting!

Trek: the Foothills of the Himalayas; and be Inspired by the great Mountains, walked by ancient Yogis.

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

Itinerary, Trip Inclusions & Booking Conditions

Fly from Delhi to Dehradun or alternatively take the Morning Shatabdi train to Haridwar and we’ll transfer you by road to the Campsite, 40 mins upriver of Rishikesh by afternoon. The Camp has permanent tents each with attached bathrooms, for 50 people.
We start getting to know everyone during the rest of the evening and have a early dinner.

  • Sunset YOGA
  • Full Moon MEDITATION to Release + SANKALPA: setting our Intention for the month ahead.
  • TANDAV Full Moon Cathartic Dance experience!
  • RIVER-RAFTING (23km stretch) into Rishikesh while playing Holi all along the River!
  • RISHIKESH Visit: Maharishi’s ‘Beatles’ Ashram & attend the Parmarth Niketan Ashram Sunset Aarti.
  • MEDITATE at the legendary Vedic Sage Vashisht & his wife Arundhati’s Caves.
  • BONFIRE at Campsite
  • SHATKRIYAS (similar to PANCHAKARMAS) – the 6 Internal Cleansing kriyas: Neti, Trathaka, Nauli, Kapalbhati, Dhauti, Shankhaprakshalana
  • YOGA NIDRA Meditation
  • PHILOSOPHY Learning: All about CHAKRAS from Tantra + other ancient Traditions
  • BONFIRE at Campsite
  • PHILOSOPHY Learning: The History of Yoga from the VEDAS, UPANISHADS, GITA, PATANJALI SUTRAS and beyond.
  • TREK to Singhtali Beach
  • Sunset YOGA, MEDITATION & OM Chanting by the River
  • BONFIRE & DANCING at Campsite
  • SERVICE: Teaching Yoga at the local Village School and organising games for the Children.
  • AYURVEDA Learning: Fundamentals & Daily Living & Food guidelines
  • BONFIRE at Campsite
  • Our last night together – Celebration!
  • SANKALPA for a new beginning to one’s Life
  • Transfer to Rishikesh: Explore the Shops, Cafes and the modern yogic sub-culture.
  • Transfer from Rishikesh to Dehradun airport or Haridwar Railway Station
  • Stay in a comfortable tent for the duration of the retreat
  • Accommodation is allocated on Twin Sharing based on first cum first served basis based on gender or group preference.
  • Single Occupancy is also available. Please sign up using the option provided to request a single tent.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (Vegetarian Only) with tea and coffee during the retreat and any snacks based on the itinerary.
  • Daily Yoga/Meditation Sessions from Retreat Leader & Teacher Manish Pole and other experienced teachers.


  • Flight or Train Tickets
  • Visa
  • Additional Meals or Beverages not part of the fixed menu
  • Laundry Charges
  • Any other Personal Expenses
  • Any Medical Costs if required during the retreat

Camp Bagheera is a locally-owned property nestled above the Ganga riverbank, surrounded by the Himalayan foothills.

Safe-space: We have the whole property booked for ourselves during the retreat.

The camp has a swimming pool filled with the Ganga’s waters, to Chill in the afternoons!

25 permanent Tents with attached Bathrooms {twin sharing}. Single Tents available too.

  • 100% of the amount will be refundable if you cancel 30 days before the start date. i.e Feb 07, 2023.
  • 50% Refund if you can cancel 16 days prior to the start date. i.e Feb 19, 2023.
  • No Refund if canceled within 15 days before the start of the trip. i.e Feb 20, 2023.
  • Payment Gateway fees of 2-3% will be deductible in most cases of refund.

See what the m.u.s.a.f.i.r.s say about our experiences:


Early Bird Offer

$599 / ₹ 39,990 + GST

Full Price

$739 ₹ 49,990

on twin-sharing

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