This is where I was this time last year – and quite magical it was too. I was doing wonderful yoga retreats in the foothills of the Himalayas with the fabulous Su Sareen.

We were based up on a hill surrounded by a very beautiful dam. First thing in the morning you could not only see the sky lighten slowly over the mountains, but hear the most beautiful bird song. It was a magical place to do yoga.

I am blessed that I can hear many birds at my home in Bangalore (though not as many as I used to, before they knocked the trees down next door). But up there at the yoga retreat it as truly special. There are many rare breeds and the place fair hums with butterflies and fancy sounds all day.

Next year – I’ll be back next year.


This is part of the shiny new 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday.

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1 minute holiday : The Golden Temple, Amritsar
1 minute holiday : At home to the sound of the monsoon
1 minute holiday : Cocktails at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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