Explore your spiritual nature at our annual yoga + meditation retreat.

OCTOBER 17th to 20th at Forsyth Lodge, Satpura.

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A short flight to a
new reality

Spiritual Safari at the beautiful Forsyth Lodge is an immersive yoga, meditation, and wildlife retreat, in the heart of India. Hosted by Cocoon founders Benaisha and Rishad, participants will be fully supported by the Cocoon team, leaving them free to be inspired by nature and reconnect to their innermost being.

Join us, the retreat is open to all.

About The Retreat

Welcome to Spiritual Safari at Forsyth Lodge.

Each day is filled with activities to grow your spirit, and bring the spark back to your life. At its core, the retreat offers you a chance to reset and renew for the year, grow in wisdom and good health, and make some new friends for life.

Daily yoga, powerful meditation, camp fires, jeep safaris, nature walks, canoeing, bird watching — the activities are endless, a true exploration of the inner, and outer, in the heart of Satpura Forest.

  • Dates

    17th to 20th October

  • Retreat Size

    18-20 Participants in Total

  • Airport

    Bhopal Airport

The Satpura Tiger Reserve was set up in 2000.

A Typical Day

The retreat includes a mix of yoga, meditation, safaris, nature-walks, and canoe rides. Each day will also include some quiet time to give you the chance to absorb all that you’re learning and go deeper into it.

  • 7:30 AM Daily yoga
  • 8:15 AM Meditation and QI Gong
  • 9:00 AM Breakfast spread
  • 11:00 AM Inner Exploration Class
  • 1:30 PM Community Lunch
  • 4:00 PM Jeep Safari
  • 7:00 PM BBQ Dinner
  • 8:30 PM Restorative Yoga + Meditation

Your Instructors

Benaisha D.

Restorative Yoga

Co-Founder Cocoon Academy

Originally from London, she trained at Himalaya Yoga Valley, Goa, and is a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

Her classes reflect her belief in a balanced practice: expect a mix of strong asana alongside restorative/healing postures.

Rishad M.

Meditation + Jnana

Co-Founder Cocoon Academy

A multi-faceted spiritual master, he delivers life-changing guided meditations, and shares the light of self-realisation with hundreds around the world.

Rishad grew up in Mumbai and has been on the spiritual path since 2012.

Marina K.

Dynamic Yoga

Expert Instructor

Marina has been practicing yoga since 2005 and completed her 200hrs YTT from the home of Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore’s Yoga Darshanam Institute.

An excellent Ashtanga teacher with a focus on the more dynamic aspects of the practice.

Welcome to Forsyth Lodge!

311 reviews

Forsyth Lodge on Trip Advisor

Ranked 2nd by Conde Nast Traveller in their list of top eco-destinations in India, Forsyth lodge combines modern luxury with inspiring wildlife.


Wholesome, real food cooked fresh on-site by the talented Forsyth chef team using locally sourced fresh produce. From French pastries to traditional Indian cuisine, they’ve got all of your favourites covered.

All meals, drinks and snacks are included in the retreat.
Specific dietary requirements will also be catered for, please let us know when you book.


Traditional safari-lodge rooms with modern ecofriendly amenities. Stylish and comfortable, the perfect place to get a great night’s sleep, or spend some quiet time during the day.

We have single and sharing options available, please select when you book as it may not be possible to change it later.


Each day brings new opportunities to explore perched on a 4x4 Jeep, braving the woods on foot, or canoeing across the Denwa River — the lodge gives us a peek into a world unknown.

Daily activity schedule will be release 7-days before the retreat and will include jeep safaris, canoeing, and nature walks.


" Cocoon Academy does a wonderful job of making ancient spiritual practices accessible. Each of their sessions has been a rich meditative soothing experience.. beautifully and gently guided."

Menaka Puri

Mumbai, India

“We can’t say thank you to Benaisha and Rishad enough for the whole series of guided meditations in London!

We have received so much benefit from your great wisdom. Namaste.”


London, UK

“ I can’t thank you enough Benaisha and Rishad for all that you have done for me and the change you have made in my life.
To top it all off you guys are super warm and just a pleasure to be around.”

Maitreyi Bhatia

Mumbai, India

Spiritual Safari 2019

311 reviews Forsyth Lodge on Trip Advisor


  • All yoga classes
  • All meditation class
  • All safari and activities

Room and Board

  • Luxury Room
  • Single or twin-sharing basis
  • Dietery restrictions


  • Flights to Bhopal are not included
  • Transfer to and from the airport
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