Yoga Adventure in India

view of mountains from Basunti lodge

with Monica Voss, in association with Merit Travel
The trip is postponed until 2024.
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 Mussoorie 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,

Here are the prices in Canadian dollars and include room only in Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, full board at Basunti, and road transfers from Amritsar to Basunti and from Basunti to McLeod Ganj. There may need to be adjustments to these amounts due to fluctuations in currency, fuel costs and the reluctance of hotels to commit very far in advance (but I hope not).

  • Single room throughout, $2995 (only 2 available)
  • Single room in Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, shared room at Basunti, $2595pp
  • Shared room throughout, $2195pp
    All prices listed are in Canadian dollars and include taxes and agent’s fee.

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

Transportation to and from India and to and from Amritsar, other travel and excursions, taxis, etc., meals in Amritsar and McLeodGanj, drinks, laundry, tips. Basunti Lodge is remote and will not accept visitors without sufficient emergency travel and medical insurance.

90% refund, with COVID diagnosis or more than120 days prior to the beginning of the retreat
50% refund, fewer than 120 days but more than 30 days prior to the beginning of the retreat
No refund, 30 days prior to the beginning of the retreat

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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