Bali Yoga, SEVA, & Wellness Retreat
Enjoy the trip of a lifetime and an experience unlike any other as you journey to the Sacred and Spiritual island of Bali, Indonesia. Enjoy incredible accommodations, SEVA time with the children, and lots of time for self discovery and to relax, reflect, and restore.
Type of Event
September 1-11,2017 Bali, Indonesia
There is an option to stay longer for the second leg of the trip which will consist of a separate extended price for the 16th and for the 23rd.
Enjoy the trip of a lifetime and an experience unlike any other as you journey to the sacred and spiritual island of Bali, Indonesia. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, leisure days of exploration, tours of different temples and landmarks, delicious food, incredible accommodations at two beautiful resorts and a special gift of time with the children of the Wayasan Widya Guna orphanage offering Seva, (selfless acts of love).
There will be plenty of time to enjoy the island and go off on your own. Take some time to unplug from your current surroundings and plug into yourself. Pamper yourself with daily massages, enjoy some self care at the spa, or unwind by the pool. This is your experience, so bask in all of its offering.
We will venture out two of the days to work with one of the Non Profit organizations that hosts a variety of support systems to the local children of Bali.
Should you desire to stay longer with me at the Yayasan Widya Guna Orphange, allow 90 days notice so we are able to apply the extended price to reserve your space there. Please let us know if you will extend for 1 or 2 weeks. We will inform you of what the new price is for the 1 and 2 week extension. Should you decide to extend once on the trip, NO PROBLEM, we are happy to make adjustments to accommodate.
We will be staying at 2 different resorts while in Bali. Should you require any special accommodations, please inform us at time of booking so we are able to secure your desired requests.
A portion of the proceeds from this trip will go to the Yayasan Widya Guna Orphange.
September 1st: Arrive in Bali
September 2, 2017 You will be transferred from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) to Santi Mandala Villa & Spa located in Ubud. You will also have a yoga practice in the evening.
September 3, 2017 This day, you will have a morning yoga session followed by a healthy breakfast. Then, you will enjoy a private full day of Jatiluwah and Bedugul tour. After that, you will have an evening yoga followed by dinner.
September 4, 2017 On this special day, you will celebrate Christina Andrini’s (yoga instructor's) birthday together. Then, you will have a morning yoga session followed by breakfast. After that, you will experience a private full day spiritual journey with lunch. You will also get an evening yoga followed by dinner. September 5, 2017 You will join a morning yoga followed by breakfast. Then, you will have a private half day of Kintamani and Tegallalang tour followed by lunch. You will also have an evening yoga and dinner after that.
September 6, 2017 You will have a morning yoga followed by breakfast. Then, you will experience a day of leisure in Ubud. An evening yoga and dinner will also complete your day after that.
September 7 - 8, 2017 In this day, you will have a morning yoga session followed by breakfast. Then, prepare yourself to join Seva (selfless act of love) sessions followed by evening yoga and dinner.
September 9, 2017 You will begin your morning with morning yoga followed by breakfast. You will then be transferred from Ubud to Puri Santrian Hotel in Sanur. You will be recharged with an evening yoga and a delicious dinner afterward.
September 10, 2017 You will have a morning yoga and a delicious breakfast. Then, experience a day of leisure in Sanur followed by an evening yoga and dinner. -September 11, 2017 After having a morning yoga and breakfast, you can prepare yourself to depart from the hotel to from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and fly home. You can have the option to stay for an additional week or two.
Free Visa entry & VOA - Visa on Arrival:
Depending on your passport there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travelers that come for tourist or social purpose only:
Visa required (majority of countries - FREE entry, 30 days valid, NOT extendable)
on Arrival (35US$, 30 days valid, extendable (once for 30 days)
needed (apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia
1. Visa exemption - Visiting Bali, Indonesia - FREE ENTRY
List of countries: Free Visa Stamp - 30 days, NO extension possible
Allowed for: tourism ONLY
Albania Guatemala Philippines
Algeria Guyana Poland
Andorra Haiti Portugal
Angola Honduras Puerto Rico
Antigua and Barbuda Hong Kong SAR Qatar
Argentina Hungary Romania
Armenia Iceland Russia
Australia India Rwanda
Austria Ireland Samoa
Azerbaijan Italy San Marino
Bahamas Jamaica Sao Tome and Principe
Bahrain Japan Saudi Arabia
Bangladesh Jordan Senegal
Barbados Kazakhstan Serbia
Belarus Kenya Seychelles
Belgium Kiribati Singapore
Belize Kuwait Slovakia
Benin Kyrgyzstan Slovenia
Bhutan Laos Solomon Island
Bolivia Latvia South Africa
Bosnia and Herzegovina Lebanon South Korea
Botswana Lesotho Spain
Brazil Liechtenstein Sri Lanka
Brunei Lithuania St Kitts and Nevis
Bulgaria Luxembourg St Lucia
Burkina Faso Macau SAR St Vincent and Grenadines
Burundi Macedonia Suriname
Cambodia Madagascar Swaziland
Canada Malawi Sweden
Cape Verde Malaysia Switzerland
Chad Maldives Taiwan
Chile Mali Tajikistan
China Malta Tanzania
Commonwealth of Dominica Marshall Islands Thailand
Comoros Mauritania Timor-Leste
Costa Rica Mauritius Togo
Cote D’Ivoire Mexico Tonga
Croatia Moldova Trinidad & Tobago
Cuba Monaco Tunisia
Cyprus Mongolia Turkey
Czech Republic Morocco Turkmenistan
Denmark Mozambique Tuvalu
Dominican Republic Myanmar Uganda
Ecuador Namibia Ukraine
Egypt Nauru United Arab Emirates (UAE)
El Salvador Nepal United Kingdom (UK)
Estonia Netherlands Uruguay
Fiji New Zealand USA
Finland Nicaragua Uzbekistan
France Norway Vanuatu
Gabon Oman Vatican City
Gambia Palau Venezuela
Georgia Palestine Vietnam
Germany Panama Zambia
Ghana Papua New Guinea Zimbabwe
Australia: Earlier in March 2016 President Jokowi finally signed the decree approving the much awaited visa exemption for Australia. However, after being let down so many times, the news was hardly mentioned in the media even though it was officially announced.
Finally the status has been approved and the regulations been put into action. Since March 21st Australians (and Brazilians) also get a free entry stamp that is valid for 30days.
Arriving at Bali Airport International
Once you landed at the international terminal, this is how you get through the airport:
•It's not a bad idea to move reasonably quick towards the arrival hall and maybe go to toilet after the immigration check. This will avoid you being last in the queue - which can be quite long
•Keep your passports ready (6 months valid, enough space for the sticker)
•Fill in Tax Card ready (stewardess will give them to you or pick one up in the arrival hall)
•If you do not need VoA or if you have already obtained a visa abroad you can queue directly at the immigration counters
•Pay for Visa on Arrival (VoA) counter and pay US$35 (visa regulations)
•At Immigration counters line up according to the appropriate signs (Internat. passports, Indonesian etc). It is always advisable to stay calm and polite. Service improved in 2015 and waiting time has decreased significantly.
•No more Fast Track Service available! The Head of the Bali Regional Office of the ministry of “Justice and Human Rights”, I Gusti Kompiang Adnyana, made a strong statement end of Nov 2014, that there will be no more immigration officers who will take extra money (bribery) to help foreigners jump the queue.
•When you have passed through immigration go towards the conveyor belt (check the number on TV screens according to your flight number
•Grab a trolley and collect your luggage. There are porters around that can assist you. They will get your luggage, escort you to your car, taxi or pick up service and help you load the vehicle
•Go through customs towards the exit sign and give them the tax card. You will only need ONE for PER family. Make sure you do not bring more then IDR 100,000,000 (ca. 7500 US$) and of drugs. You could end up enjoying an all-inclusive holiday in Bali's Kerobokan prison for a very long time
•You will have to put all your luggage and hand luggage through a scanner
•If the officers don't pick you for a luggage check you can exit the airport
•There are official money changers (rates are OK) just when you get out, and an ATM machine. You might need some Indonesian Rupiahs to pay the taxi. Best to get it right here
•You will see MANY drivers and hotel staff holding up name signs as they wait and page for the guests who booked a airport pick-up to be dropped to numerous hotels and villas.
•If you have arranged a pick up and you can't find your name, don't give up. The driver might just be sitting on the floor checking his sms or playing a game
Airport Taxis in Bali
Official Airport Taxis at Bali Airport DPS work with a fixed price list and the price depends on the area you want to go to. You can find the counter after you have left the building and exited through the duty free area just outside. These days, there are many complaints about the drivers and the cars of this "official airport service". Tell the guy at the desk your destination or hotel name, then he will tell you the price and give you a ticket number. Arguing the price they quote is of no use, if you feel that the price is too expensive or if you think your hotel is not in Seminyak, but in Legian. You pay the driver at the end of the trip
You need to pay CASH to the driver AFTER he dropped you. So if you plan to get a taxi, remember to change some money at the money changer just behind you or pull some money at the ATM. Tipping is common but not a must.
Unless you have booked your pick-up an airport transfer beforehand there is no easy alternative. You CAN NOT get a metered taxi at the airport.
It's quite an unpleasant experience at times to arrive without an organized transfer service. You will get asked by many illegal drivers that lure around the area, if you want their service.
A short note on Taxis on Bali
Getting around by taxi is cheap on Bali, however you need to know a few rules.
•Starting Fee is IDR 7,000
•You should insist that the taxi driver switches on the meter at the beginning of the ride
•Some of the drivers "tend to forget" which could lead to possible negotiations that can be avoided from the start
•Bluebird Taxi Drivers follow strict company regulations and switch on the meter immediately without you asking. With other companies you might have to insist or remind them.
•Some drivers categorically refuse to switch on the meter, particularly in the middle of the night in Kuta or when you want to be dropped in a remote area. Here you need to use your best bargaining and negotiation skills. Avoid settling for the first asking price.
•In some areas such as in Ubud or Tanah Lot the local community manages the taxi services, "private cars" without meters. Other taxi companies are not allowed to operate and pick up guests on the street. But you can be dropped there, so getting to these areas is no problem. You need to fix a price with the driver AFTER BARGAINING. Prices depend on distance and time of the day.
•Taxis dropping you in one of these areas can not pick up guests after dropping you (Ubud or Tanah Lot) so they might ask for a higher price to take you there, because the return trip will not bring them any money.
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Retreat Policies, Payment, and Cancellation policy
Early registration deadline February 1st, 2017
Condition to travel:
You must be in a good health condition to travel. If you have any special needs or dietary allergies, you must notify us before the registration deadline. We will do our best to accommodate any special needs, however, cannot guarantee we would be able to accommodate all special needs. Please check with us in regards to specifics. Each participant should be aware that this is an active retreat, with yoga, walking, hiking and other activities. Jai Bhakti Yoga shall not be liable for any discomfort or other issues arising out of personal limitations and or conditions.
We require a minimum deposit
of 50% of the total tour cost.
Payment plans are available.
Balance will be due 90
days prior to departure.
Non-payment of balance on due date may forfeit all amounts paid and may result in immediate cancellation of booking. Bookings made within
90 days of travel will require full
payment upon confirmation of
Yampu requires a minimum deposit of 50% of the total tour cost plus the full cost of the international airfare unless more is required for the purchase of domestic airfare, cruises and special hotels. Balance will be due 90 days prior to departure. Non-payment of balance on due date may forfeit all amounts paid and may result in immediate cancellation of booking. Bookings made within 90 days of travel will require full payment upon confirmation of services.
Cancellation and Transfer Policies
If you cancel prior to the early bird registration deadline (02/1/2017)your deposit will be forfeited but the balance of your fees paid will be refunded to you. If you cancel prior to the Bali Special registration deadline (3/31/2017), your deposit will be forfeited and 50% of your fees paid will be refunded to you. If you cancel within 90 days to the Full retreat deadline (6/1/2017) your deposit will be forfeited and the balance of your fees will be applied to a future retreat with Jai Bhakti Yoga.
You are able to register for a different retreat with us, your deposit, less $100 for administrative costs, maybe transfer to the new retreat.
If you cancel after the registration deadline (06/1/2017), you will forfeit the entire fee paid.
Exceptions are for a death in the family or medical necessity in which you will need to provide supporting documents.
Jai Bhakti Yoga and Yampu Tours
Reserves the right to cancel retreats at anytime if there is concern with lack of reservations and will refund deposit money if it elects to do so.
Transferring your registration to a third-party:
In the event that you cannot attend the retreat but you know of someone who can take your place, you can transfer the full amount of your fees paid to the third-party with a $50 administrative fee, on condition that we are notified via email to by BOTH parties of this transaction. In the event that you receive an early registration discount, we will honor that price with the third-party.
Release of liability
Jai Bhakti Yoga provides a nurturing and safe environment and each participant is provided with all the possible care to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Each participant should understand that this is an active retreat in nature and conditions may be unpredictable and/or dangerous. Each person can choose to opt out of any or all the activities. Jai Bhakti Yoga and Yampu Tours accepts no responsibility for any injuries incurred during travel to or from the retreat or during the retreat itself. Release of liability forms are to be completed and signed before the departure for the retreat.
Please be advised that this is a non-smoking event and environments.
Please advise group leader of any food allergies.
Airport taxes, passport and visa
fees are not included in this invoice. Valid passport is required for
travel in the country of destination,
and a visa may also be needed (American citizens always require
a visa for Brazil). Your passport also needs to be valid at least 6 months
after your return date from trip. Vaccinations may also be required, especially if traveling to rural areas or the Amazon region.
Please check with your local
Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the sole responsibility of traveler to make sure that he/ she complies with all passport, visa and vaccination requirements.
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