Yoga Adventure in India

view of mountains from Basunti lodge

April 12 – 27, 2023, with Monica Voss
in association with Merit Travel

Discover three distinct areas of India in this exciting retreat adventure! The group will gather in Amritsar and spend the first 3 nights (April 12-14) acclimatizing to India and visiting the Golden Temple, spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. On April 15, we’ll transfer to the remote and beautiful Basunti Lodge ( for 9 nights (April 15-23) for the yoga retreat portion of this trip. We conclude our adventure with 3 nights (April 24-27) in the Himalayan mountain towns of Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj, home to HH the Dalai Lama, after which you may stay on, travel elsewhere, return to Amritsar, Delhi or home.

Extend your visit! I’m interested in travelling to Ladakh after the retreat. Please let me know if you would like to join me,

Monica Voss

Monica 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 $800 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 Joseph Machado at Merit Travel (, 416 345-9726 x5319, 111 Peter Street, Suite 201, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #T781396), to pay for your assigned accommodation, meals and transfers package (one payment).
All prices (TBA) 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 Joseph Machado, your travel agent or the web to book your flight in order to arrive in Amritsar. Departure date is as you wish.

3 nights with breakfast in Amritsar, 9 nights and 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 or the Studio does, because of Covid, 90% of the yoga portion will be refunded by EMYS upon receipt of written notice or a full credit will be held for another retreat, classes, workshops or Teacher Training.

Cancellation policies for transportation, accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel. The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals.

Trip cancellation and/or medical insurance are available from Merit Travel.

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