Scaravelli-inspired Yoga Retreat in India with Su Sareen
Scaravelli-inspired, Su Sareen is returning to Basunti to lead a 1 week yoga retreat at Basunti, in the foothills of the Himalaya, India.
Type of Event
The cost of the week at Basunti is £600 to include:
-Three meals a day and soft drinks
-Bed for 7 nights (price based on two sharing).
-Two yoga classes a day
-Transfers to and from Basunti: from Amritsar to Basunti and return to Dharamsala.
Does NOT include flights from the UK.
Each year we go to Basunti for a week’s yoga. It’s an exceptionally beautiful retreat set on a promontory in a fresh-water lake within a nature reserve and bird sanctuary near the foothills of the Himalayas.
This is a combination of yoga retreat and holiday with a chance to get a taste of Indian culture, spending time in Amritsar and seeing the amazing Golden Temple. After the retreat you will be dropped off in Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama, where you can experience Tibetan culture in a mountain setting.
The style, based on Scaravelli’s insights, is gentle, with lots of emphasis on the breath, allowing rather than forcing and developing our powers of attention. You should leave feeling stronger both physically and mentally as well as more focused and relaxed.
We will be practicing yoga and pranayama during two sessions of two hours daily. In the mornings we will practice on the roof of the main house, where colourful birds fly overhead and magnificent vultures prepare their nests on a nearby tree.
Meals are taken on the veranda, with fresh vegetables from the garden and fruit from the trees surrounding the house.
Afternoons are yours, but usually spent lazing around the freshwater pool or swimming in the lake .
Our second yoga session of the day will be in the early evening, either on the roof again or in the purpose built yoga-shala overlooking the lake.
The kitchen is under the direction of Dave Butterworth who was a founder member of Neal’s Yard bakery and who produces a mouth-watering array of both European and local vegetarian dishes, whole-wheat breads, pastries and fresh juices. Breakfast is legendary and fresh line-caught fish from the lake (when caught) is an option for non-vegetarians.