Although I know my downward dog from my one-legged king pigeon pose, I’m relatively new to yoga.
Yet even almost breaking my nose while attempting a handstand wasn’t enough to take away the enjoyment of attending a 10-day yoga retreat in the Himalayan foothills.
A few thoughts about Basunti (by Helen Humble)
Basunti, Basunti… the name makes me sigh with contentment and were I a cat, I would purr! It would be easy for me to write 300 words about how beautiful, peaceful, stunning and panoramic it was; but for me, the experience was deeper and longer […]
On the same day that sixteen lovely ladies arrived to do yoga with Monica Voss at Basunti, a wedding invitation was delivered. It was the daughter of our government electricity man, who comes to read the meter and have a cup of tea, who was getting married. When I explained that we had […]
One thing that always surprises me about my everyday life is how disconnected I am from nature. I am disconnected in big ways: we are wreaking havoc on the planet. I am also disconnected in smaller but important way: I work in the arts and value aesthetics but during a recent drive I […]
Arriving after the long drive into rural India and down the remote dirt track leading to Basunti, it was a great pleasure to enter the beautiful retreat garden with its colourful flowerbeds with fish ponds and stunning swimming pool. Its lovely location, elevated on a peninsula which reaches out into the reservoir created […]
The amazing support of all the staff, the food and friendliness made my second yoga course a delight.
The group was enthusiastic and focused and they loved everything about the venue, food, staff and […]
Basunti: a flower growing in northern India in the foothills of the Himalayas, and the name of the retreat centre chosen by Sheila for a two-week yoga course in March/April 2012. Built about five years ago by David Butterworth, the centre is described as of ‘modern Indian design with European plumbing’. It is […]
By Su Sareen.
This is our second time at Basunti and it was wonderful to be back… it’s a joy to be in such a special place.
By Gill Mitchell –
Basunti, to me, is like a fine wine that improves with age. I have returned to Basunti three years running. The first time I thought it was perfect, the second even more perfect, and the third it was just something so special it is beyond words. Sadly, I am […]
We arrived late afternoon to Basunti, an oasis of peace and tranquillity after a tiring journey. The next day we found that the monsoon season had yet to finish, but this did not dampen our spirits, as we practiced our yoga in the comfort of the Shala. The afternoons were brighter and very […]