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, […]
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 […]
I arrived at Basunti in the dark, straight from Amritsar airport and yet to see any of India in daylight. I was warmly welcomed by Izzy, co-owner/creator of Basunti with her husband Dave, who showed me to my lovely room. I then crashed into bed without a second thought for where I was. When I […]
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.
Lucille Nesbitt-Comaskey, Jann Singh, Dorothy Morris and Allison Rudd-Mumford will be exhibiting their paintings of India.
We had the pleasure of hosting the artists – they stayed at Basunti in 2014, as part of a painting retreat and some of their resulting work will be exhibited.
The exhibition will take place at […]