Yoga Retreat north Bali FAQ
Q: I have noticed that there are some body-based movements and yoga during the Yoga north Bali retreat. I am not very physical, and nervous I might be either embarrassed or simply not know what to do.
A: The exercises you will be taught are gentle and yin-centered, meaning that they will work with any body type and level of physicality. You will sweat a little, shake a little, and get your heart rate up a little, but participants of all ages and all health backgrounds have participated in my classes in the past without any problems. During the yoga and dance retreats you will learn to dance authentically, exactly as you are and with whatever you come with, and learn to open yourself to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative.
You will be well taken care of and helped with your personal level of physicality. There are plenty opportunities for rest and relaxation. this is what the retreat is about - finding the perfect balance between movement, rest and just Being.
Q: I have no experience in Yoga, is the Yoga vacation north Bali suitable for me?
A: The yoga classes are a blend of a gentle and dynamic yoga postures. The retreat welcome ALL levels of practice, experienced yogis, beginners and those who have never practiced before might find a new love of the practice. Being a small group is to better personalise the classes and the attention given to each participant. Classes will be adjusted to the level of the participants - they will work for everyone.
Q: I have no experience in dance, is the yoga dance holiday in Bali suitable for me?
A: The dance during the retreat is suitable for all levels including those who have never tried dancing before. It's very easy and fun! We will be practicing a freestyle movement, a fresh way of moving - a unique dance that opens ways to creativity, to a full expression of life and guiding us back to the wisdom of the body.
Q: I have never dived before, but i would like to discover, is it possible to attend the Yoga & diving vacation north Bali?
A: The yoga vacation north Bali is open to all levels of divers, whether you are an experienced diver or have never dived before. during diving trips we will arrange the group in ways that new divers will learn the basics of diving (discover scuba diving) and join our experienced divers for some of the dives the dives.
Q: What if i love all the activities and want to register for the retreat but do not want to dive?
A: Sure you can! you have two options - one is to join the yoga retreat north Bali and together we can figure out what activity would suit you best, other than diving. You can always join for snorkeling, swimming or exploring. Or you can register for a Yoga & Nature retreat.
Q: Must I participate in all physical activities during the Yoga retreat north Bali?
A: This retreat is all about you. Therefore, all classes and activities are completely optional. Hey, and if you need to take it easy one morning, or not participate in a certain activity - please, listen to your body and do only what feels good for you. in that moment.
Q: Can i bring a friend/partner who doesn't want to participate in the yoga classes?
A: Absolutely! Non-participants are always welcome. All classes are voluntary and there is always plenty of activities (or total relaxation) that can be enjoyed during the retreat in place of one of the yoga classes.
Q: I noticed there is meditation. I've never meditated before, and am not sure how it will be for me?
A: During this Meditation Yoga retreat north Bali, you will learn some mindfulness meditation practices to help you slow down and quiet your mind. with this extra spaciousness, you will be able to more clearly see and learn more about yourself and the ways you have traditionally reacted and will gain greater control over how you see, react to and respond from your emotions.
Q: What if I'm a single traveler?
A: Great! You are very welcomed! The resorts and villas differ on policy as some offer 2 single beds in a room (great for sharing) and some offer only one double bed in a room. The shared rooms are spacious with separate beds and private bathrooms. most of the time you will be spending time in your room to sleep only as you will tend to relax in the common areas (salons, terraces, pool, etc) It's up to you if you prefer a room to yourself and if you want to share a room - I will pair you with another participant (depending on availability). Let me know what type of room you choose, and we will figure it out.
Q: I am a woman traveling alone, do i need to be worried?
A: Bali is very tourist friendly, clean and safe and has wonderful food, amazing people and great tourist attractions! I have lived in Indonesia for 5 years so I can help and recommend great places for you to enjoy & visit!
Q: What if I am really set on sightseeing or conducting day trips or traveling around?
A: That is perfect, and definitely recommended. I think that it is a great idea for participants to arrive a day or two early and/or stay a couple of days late.
Q: How do i register for the Yoga retreat north Bali?
A: Sign up by using the "Register" button at the bottom of the Yoga retreat north Bali page. It will take you through filling out an information form, shortly after you will receive an email with a deposit payment link through Paypal or bank transfer. Your spot for the retreat will be reserved as soon as the payment has been received. Once confirmed, you will then receive a welcome email as well as travel information you may need for your retreat destination.
Bali Travel FAQ
Q: How do I reach Bali?
A: You fly into Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) which is the international airpot.
Q: Will there be someone to pick me up from the airport?
A: Pick up can be arranged upon your arrival at Denpasar International Airport. please contact me here
Q: Do I need a visa ?
A: Currently Indonesia allows foreigners from 30 different nationalities to enter the country without a visa. You will receive a FREE Visa travel for 30 days, should you want a longer visa, please go to the Visa on Arrival (VOA) counter - Visa's on arrival are $35USD valid for 30 days and are extendable for another 30 days. The customs officers do accept other currencies and credit cards as well. Please check this link to verify your visa requirements according to your nationality: http://www.balitourismboard.org/immigration.html.
Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city. You must also have proof of a return ticket.
Q: What if I would like to arrive to Bali earlier?
A: That's a great idea. Arriving early will allow you to adjust to the time difference and culture, while also allowing you to rejuvenate from the long fight. contact me and I can recommend of some great places to stay. Staying late will allow to fully integrate your gifts from the yoga vacation north Bali and to settle fully into yourself before making the journey home. This will also give you ample time to book those day trips and travel around Bali!
Q: What is the electrical currency/outlet in Bali?
A: Bali electricity runs at 220V. Adapters will be necessary if you are bringing any electrical items. The European plug (two round pins) would work fine.
Q: What is best to pack for the Yoga retreat north Bali?
A: As Bali is situated just below the equator, the climate is tropical. The average daily temperature is 29 °C (84 °F) and the water temperature is always around 28 °C (82 °F). The dry season lasts from March to November and the rainy season from November to February, even during the rainy season it seldom rains continuously. Being near the equator, the sun in bali is hot and can burn much faster than what you might be used to. Light and loose clothing that breathe are preferable, that can also protect you from the sun. long sleeves or something warm is also helpful in the evenings if it gets chilly. Bring your own sun screen lotion and mosquito repellent, and you can always purchase some once arrived. Bathing suit, comfortable clothes for yoga, dance and movement exercises, personal yoga props, sweat towels for practice, sarong, t-shirt for snorkelling, plug adapters/converters, book, journal.
Q: What is the currency?
A: The currency is called Indonesian Rupiah. You can bring your own currency over and convert it, or use ATM machines to withdraw Indonesian currency, there are plenty around. Many restaurants and stores take credit cards.