Sandra & Michal will be returning to teach a yoga retreat at Basunti in October 2019.
For information about the retreat, please contact Michal Havkin by emailing her via firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are, in the meantime, some comments from students and yoga friends who participated in previous retreats taught by Sandra and Michal […]
Winter has come to a close down here at Basunti, although it still snows occasionally on the low Himalayan peaks above Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. The Gaddi shepherd is camping with his large flock of goats and sheep with their lambs on the meadows below; it must be still cold up on the mountains and […]
And just before we go on to welcome new arrivals and returning yoga teachers in the coming autumn 2018, here is a brief mention and a big thank-you to everyone who participated and contributed in the last 12 months. We really could not have done it without you !
There was yoga of different styles, […]
Turmeric in the foreground, Arbi in the middle and Okra at the back.
My favourite is the Arbi, you can eat the root, which looks like a knobbly potato, but I think it is rather tasteless. Its real glory is the leaves. You take the leaf and lay it flat then cover it with a […]
Jason Parker’s thoughts on his recent experiences with Duncan Hulin during the DSY Yoga Retreat in India (as published in DSY newsletter 2017).
“Like many adventures in my life, the trip to Basunti began with beer and curry. This was of course courtesy of the chef at Mrs. Bhandari’sGuesthouse, before everyone turned in for cosy […]
By Steve Bateman.
Papaya, Porridge, Omelette and Yoga….
It’s 5:30 in the morning on the fourth day of our yoga retreat at Basunti, when we are woken, feeling discombobulated and resentful, by the shrill, piercing call of an extremely loud and persistent bird outside our window.
What creature can that be?
Looking out, I spot […]
Anne Bateman’s poem – Duncan Hulin & Andrea Guest retreat – here it is, with images. Many thanks, Anne, it’s all there.
This is the real world
Letting go, closing your eyes
The early morning sun warming your skin,
The dawn birds, a wall of sound, pulsating energy.
Following your […]
We’ve been at Basunti for a few days now.( I’m not actually sure of the day of the week any more!)
It is great to be here. It is really hot and the pool and lake are welcome counterposes to our week of travels.
Nothing seems to change. David, Izzy and staff continue to make […]
Basunti’s next painting retreat will be lead by Dorothy Morris. This is a 14 day painting holiday, suitable for professional and amateur artists, who will have the opportunity to draw onto Dorothy’s experience in painting and batik making techniques, together with touring and exploring different parts of North India.
The Tour: You will be […]
By boat to a wedding across the lake, a beautiful journey with only a few goats and a troupe of monkeys for company.
Was greeted by the usual riot of colour and noise, with sometimes three different sources of music all happening at once.
What an irresistible opportunity to photograph people, shapes, colours, attempting to […]