FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Conservative Yoga clothes: While at the temples you will need to cover up shoulders and legs. Bring a sarong or purchase a Balinese sarong to take with you so you can respectfully enter the sacred sites.
Camera & Chargers so you can keep these memories fresh
Journals and your favorite writing implement
Any travel goodies, prescriptions or specific requirements you may have
Rain jacket just in case.
Comfortable walking shoes which are easy to slip in and out of.
WHERE TO FLY INTO/TRAVEL INFO
Plan to arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) by the evening of November 7th or early morning hours of November 8th . Depending on where you’re traveling from, your arrival date may differ from your departure date. You may cross the dateline and may need to plan your international flight 2 days prior to the date of arrival (which is the case from the US)
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
This time of year is the start of rainy season with gorgeous clear days and soothing rain typically throughout the night
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY LATER THAN THE RETREAT?
Yes. Contact us and let us know when you want to arrive or leave, and we’ll be happy to give you suggestions in making arrangements that best suit your vacation.
WHAT IF I’VE NEVER DONE YOGA?
No need to be intimidated. Everyone has to start somewhere and we provide a comfortable, supportive environment where you can feel safe.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TRIP?
Daily Yoga, Qigong and meditation with Erika and/or Chiara Kari
Daily offerings for the temples within Desa Seni
7 nights of accommodations at a Traditional Balinese Eco-village
Breakfast is included, lunch and dinner are on your own (except dinner on first and last night)
Transportation to and from the scheduled excursions
Tour of temples with experienced guides
All classes and activities are optional
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP?
Airfare to Denpasar
Travel insurance (recommended)
Offering at temples and gratuities
Lunch and Dinner
ARE THE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS THE SAME AS NORTH AMERICA? DO I NEED TO BRING AN ADAPTER?
No they are not the same but we provide adapters
WHAT CURRENCY SHOULD I BRING AND HOW MUCH? IS THERE AN ATM OR BANK CLOSE BY?
If it makes you feel better bring some Balinese rupees with you. There are places to exchange money at the airport. There is also an easy option to exchange money at the retreat center.
DO I NEED VACCINATIONS? DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MALARIA?
Talk to your doctor about recommended vaccinations and/or prescriptions to prevent hepatitis, typhoid, polio, malaria and food- and water-borne illness. You can also learn more at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
IS THE WATER DRINKABLE?
The retreat center has filtered water for us to refill our bottles. Always check when opening the bottle that you are breaking the seal.
WILL I NEED TO GET A VISA/PASSPORT?
Visa is ONLY required for the instructors leading the retreat, you will need a valid passport (not to expire 6 months after the trip)
DO I NEED INSURANCE?
We recommend TRAVELGUARD, which offers a variety of travel insurances, including the option for a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” policy. If you cancel your retreat – for any reason – your airfare, hotel, retreat costs, etc. up until 48 hours prior to travel, will be covered. This comprehensive package is called the “Gold Package Cancel for Any Reason Policy”. You must contact Travelguard and purchase the policy within 15 days of buying your airline tickets or incurring any costs for any part of your travel. You can also just insure your air tickets. Travelguard can give you quotes for each scenario.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE MY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We want you to thoroughly enjoy your stay with us, and that includes dining experiences. Please contact us prior to arrival so we can best accommodate your needs.
DOES THE STAFF SPEAK ENGLISH?
DO YOU HAVE INTERNET/TV?
TV in the room is for movies, no satellite tv
DO THE ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
DO YOU HAVE A SWIMMING POOL?
We have a beautiful salt-water pool
WHERE IS THE BEACH?
The beach is a 10 minute walk
WHAT TOWNS ARE NEARBY?
Seminyak and Canggu have everything you could ask for… restaurants, shops, bars, surfing, etc.
IF I WANT TO TIP/OFFERING, HOW SHOULD I DO SO?
At the end of the retreat you will be given an envelope to tip the staff if you’d like, we suggest 10%
CAN I DO LAUNDRY?
Yes, the retreat center has a laundry service at an additional charge.
OUR PAYMENT POLICY CAN BE FOUND HERE