I was researching a recipe for Banana Bread when I came across some line drawings of the bread mice I used to make when I was working in Neal’s Yard Bakery. Every baker had a signature, whether it was the way they sliced the bread or stacked it or the specials they made, mine was […]
A Yoga rereat. A retreat on the roof top.
Everything comes so easy, being surrounded by all this beauty.
Nature, unspoilt villages merging harmoniously with the forests and lake that surrounds them.
Sun Salutations on the roof and the sun rises over the trees, over the tiny village roof tops. The little footpath leading down […]
It’s this time again.
It’s time to reflect on the passing season and send our thanks to our teachers and yogis who took residence at Basunti during March and April 2019;
Stephanie Aulestia and Nathalie Luce had joined us for the first time – what a blessed group of yogis!; they braved the early March […]
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 at […]
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 […]