During our 8-DAY ADVENTURE we will explore natural beauty and the transformative power of lovingkindness and feel how the rich, Balinese culture integrates these into all aspects of life. We will take time to experience the gentle people, foods, beaches and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of Bali known as the “Island of Love.” P1100341We will enjoy traditional Balinese meals and dance performances, hike through the countryside, sing medicine songs and practice yoga together, while immersing ourselves in the warm sunshine.
Here you will find flowers and smiles for miles and miles, a Namaste throughout the day. The wafting of sweet incense following your every movement. And our Alchemy Family holding space for your personal evolution, healing and joy.
Our home for the week is a luxury, boutique hotel set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud —the cultural and arts epicenter of the island. With spacious, elegant rooms (and private bathrooms), a large saline pool, perfectly manicured gardens, a top-notch spa, and rice field paths to trek, this will serve as the perfect place to be as close to the action as you like, but still remain in the tranquility of nature. There are free shuttles into town all day, so you are never far from the action. Or, opt to rent a motor and scoot around to your heart’s content! Whether it’s cycling, surfing, white water rafting, swimming, riding a scooter, visiting elephants and monkeys, taking a cooking class, or just chilling on at the pool, you will have the choice to do as much—or as little as you desire.
• 7 nights luxury Balinese single, double, triple villas with private baths at Azadi Retreat
• 3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free options including purified water, freshly brewed coffees, teas & tropical fruits provided through the day
• Excursions: Including but not limited to Goa Gajah (elephant temple), UNESCO World Heritage Rice Field Hike, Water Temple Purification Ceremony, Monkey Forest, Sanur Beach, Kecak Dance, Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing (at private home)
• All transportation during the retreat upon arriving at retreat center
• Twice daily Yoga classes
• A one hour Balinese massage
• Entrance fees to all group events
• Energy Medicine: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
• 25+ page Happiness Coaching Packet
• Time for exploration and relaxation
• 1 social hours on select evening
• Free WiFi
• Infinity pool
• Fully equipped studio with yoga mats and props
• A special eco friendly goodie bag
• Comprehensive trip literature
• Taxes included
Airfare to and from the trip, airport transfers, lodging before and/or after the trip if you are coming early or staying later, spa treatments, extra excursions, gratuities for your guides.
Here are helpful instructions to make your travels to Bali more easeful.
• What airport do I fly into?
Make all travel arrangements into Denpasar (DPS). Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose. The international airport code for Denpasar, Bali is DPS.
• Will I be picked up at the airport?
Yes pickup will be arranged at hotel.
VISAS & SHOTS
• What kind of Visa do I need? A 30-day ($35 USD) tourist visa (often referred to as a Visa On Arrival, since you can get it when you land at Denpasar International Airport) is required to enter Bali.
• Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and $35USD (in exact change) for a 30 day visa.
• Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations or malaria tablet inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate
assessment of your individual need or preference
Here are some GENERAL little tidbits to file away:
· There is free wi-fi at Denpasar airport
· Denpasar airport is about one hour from Ubud where we’ll be staying
· If you like your cocktails (eg vodka drinks, rum drinks) buy a bottle at duty free as you travel. The local stuff is not recommended, and the premium stuff is expensive. The government applies up to a 300% TAX! Same goes for wine drinkers. Balinese wine is not tasty. Beer people? You are fine Bintang is awesome! Here is a link What to Drink in Bali.
Where is Bali?
Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia, and includes a few smaller neighboring islands. It is located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and its capital—Denpasar—is at the southern part of the island.
Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Bali’s central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 meters in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,031 m), known as the “mother mountain” which is an active volcano. South of the mountains is a broad, steadily descending area where most of Bali’s large rice crop is grown.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north and west have black sand. Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. The island of Bali won because of its attractive surroundings (both mountain and coastal areas), diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.