Yoga Adventure in India

November 6 – 21, 2019, with Monica Voss
*1 spot for a woman available in a shared room.
From $2845 (not including transportation and some meals)

Discover three distinct areas of India in this exciting retreat adventure! The group will gather in Amritsar and spend the first 3 nights (Nov. 6 – 9) acclimatizing to India and visiting the Golden Temple, spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. On Nov. 9, we transfer to the remote and beautiful Basunti Lodge ( for 9 nights (Nov 9 – 18) for the yoga retreat portion of this trip. We conclude our adventure with 3 nights (Nov. 18 – 21) in the Himalayan mountain town of Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj, home to HH the Dalai Lama, after which you can stay on, travel elsewhere, return to Amritsar, Delhi or home.

Monica VossMonica Voss has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 40 years. In addition to co-owning and teaching at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.


Your payment is separated into two parts. An $850 Studio payment for twice daily yoga at Basunti Lodge is due now. For room assignments and more information please contact Monica Voss,

Once you have registered with the Studio, contact Kevin Choong at Merit Travel (, 416 345-9726 x5317, 408 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1K2, TICO-registered #50017680), to pay for your assigned accommodation, meals and transfers package (one payment).
Single $2995
Single in Amritsar and McLeod Ganj and shared at Basunti Lodge (pp)$2395
Shared in all three locations (pp) $1995
All prices listed are in Canadian dollars. Basunti Lodge is remote and will not accept visitors without travel and medical insurance.

NB – Merit Travel cannot guarantee roommates for those without. If you request shared accommodation, you must be prepared to upgrade to single at the higher rate.

Please contact Kevin Choong,  your travel agent or the web to book your flight in order to arrive in Amritsar by November 6 (or earlier). For further organized travel before or after the retreat, a suggested contact is Sunil Kumar in New Delhi at

3 nights in Amritsar, 9 nights, 3 meals/day at Basunti, 3 nights with breakfast in McLeod Ganj, transfers among Amritsar, Basunti and McLeod Ganj, travel agent fee

Flights to and from India, all transportation within India (except transfers), meals in Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, snacks, drinks, excursions, gratuities, massage.  Basunti Lodge is remote and will not accept visitors without sufficient emergency travel and medical insurance.

If you must cancel your trip, the yoga portion will be refunded by EMYS upon receipt of written notice, according to the following timelines:
50% refund if cancelled by May 1, 2019
No refund after May 1
The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals – please purchase adequate insurance.

Cancellation policies for transportation, accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel and Basunti Lodge. Trip cancellation and/or medical insurance are available from Merit Travel.