Five Elements in Bali

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

KN
Kayla Nielsen
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7 reviews
Sep 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 12 - 12
Five Elements in Bali
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Kayla Nielsen
  • Mobile phone verified
7 reviews

$1500
Deposit: $700
Sep 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 12 - 12

About this trip

Dive into the Five Elements of Yoga by immersing yourself completely into Balinese culture and personal growth within your own practice. Each day will be dedicated to one element, and each day will be an opportunity to explore both on and off of the mat. 
Enjoy a balanced retreat that weaves together adventure, introspection and connection on the sacred Island of the Gods. 

10% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s solar projects across the globe. Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to impoverished communities around the world, as well.


FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.GLOWYOGARETREATS.COM

Taman Sakti Resort

We will be staying at Taman Sakti Resort in Ubud, Bali.

The resort is walking distance (1 mile) from central Ubud- where countless shops, cafes & activites can be explored.


Rooms:

All rooms are shared.

Please note that all rooms vary slightly. 

Every person will have their own bed- but some beds are doubles, while others are singles.

TWO out of the SIX rooms available have 3 beds.

FOUR out of the SIX rooms available have 2 beds.

If you have specific room, room mate, and/or bed requests- then we will do our BEST to meet your needs.

However, please note that all bookings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

What’s included

  • Taman Sakti Resort
    Accomodation for 5 nights and 6 days at Taman Sakti Resort in Ubud, Bali
  • Daily Yoga
    Variety of styles
  • Daily Mediation
    Variety of practices
  • Intensive Workshops
    Variety of opportunities
  • Breakfast & Dinner
    All vegan
  • Private Pool
    Offered at Taman Sakti
  • Ubud Town
    Walking distance to Ubud Center (1 mile)
  • Excursions
    Water Temple
  • Airfare
    Internation and domestic
  • Traveler's Insurance
    Highly Recommended
  • Visa
    Available on arrival, and free for US citizens visiting 30 days or less
  • Lunches
    We want you to try all of the incredible cafes in Ubud! Lunches are up to you, and non-vegan if you wish :)
  • Airport Transport
    We can arrange taxis or private cars for airport pick up and drop off
  • Additional Excursions
    Anything other than the waterfall and Temple
  • Additional Yoga Classes
    Yoga classes/workshops outside of the retreat itinerary
  • Vaccinations/Medical
    Check with your healthcare provider to see if anything is necessary for you
  • Souveniers
    all shopping, gifts and souveniers
  • Sodas, juices, alcohol
    Anything other than morning tea, coffee, and unlimited mineral water

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sept. 16)
EARTH

*Please note that it takes 1.5-2 hours to get to Ubud from the airport if you are arriving the day of the retreat


2:00 pm: Check in available at Taman Sakti Resort

2:00 pm-5:00 pm: Arrivals & Free Time

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: EARTH Flow with Kayla

7:00 pm: Group Dinner 


Your Organizer


KN
Kayla Nielsen
7 reviews
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. I am also the founder of Kindred Connections, a charitable organization serving mistreated animals around the world. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW and KC, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world, @glowyogaretreats Facebook: Kayla Nielsen Yoga Websites: GLOWyogaretreats.com, kaylala-yoga.com & golightourworld.net

Reviews

I had an amazing time volunteering! It was a bit unorganized at times with pick ups and getting to the clinic, but that’s understandable for it being the first project. I loved staying at lotus shores. The yoga was fantastic, the food was amazing, and it was so peaceful. Everyone I met was so wonderful and made the whole experience even better. The volunteering aspect was so rewarding and I loved being able to be a part of such an amazing cause. Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m very greateful to have been a part of it! Thank you :)
Extremely grateful to have found this trip via Kayla and Kindred Connection, but this particular week was extremely unorganized...this was the feedback felt by other folks during the week as well. Mix-up with the volunteer dates: most people anticipated the project ending on October 31 (not the actual October 30) this can alter flights, accomodation, your deposit and balance due. Kindred Connection Street Dog (& Cat) majorly lacks monetary transparency. From volunteer sign up costs, money raised online, to local donations at registration desks - none of it is calculated and posted for transparency: this really confused me as I was chased and shamed for money after thoroughly communicating in advance my change in volunteering dates - there needs to be 100% transparency when running an NGO as this is the major issue with all of them globally. There wasn't much work to do when there wasn't a clinic day which can be frustrating for folks who show up really wanting to contribute. It wasn't specified in the description that there would be specific clinic days (the dates and village locations are organized on posters and advertised online and in the towns, so look out for them on instagram (@puppypuddlesiargao) and be sure to show up on and around the surgery clinic days) It seemed like more work could have been organized beforehand for volunteers during the days when the pop-up spay/neuter clinics were not active. There also isn't any mention on WeTravel of the two major animal foundations that Kindred Connection is partnering with locally - Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (the veterinarians from Manila) and Puppy Puddle Siargao. There isn't any wish list posted and if you ask via email in advance you're asked just to bring cash donation. If you are traveling from a developed country, it is very easy and cheap to bring crucial materials like; an animal specific shaving razor, surgery instruments, gauze, medical tape, surgery drapes and the like....even collars and leashes would really be useful to bring and donate as many locals do not have the money for leash and collar for their pets and it's MUCH safer to have these on the animals while they are waiting for surgery and when waking up after surgery. I spent most of my time with the doctors and was told they desperately need certain items as their tools rust & burn out quickly and are all usually donated second hand as they are expensive on these islands. Cash is spent for vaccines, syringes, veterinary flights, food etc. This was extremely frustrating to learn - i could have brought a lot of these items from NYC, if only a wish list was researched & prepared in advance! Lastly, although we sign a waiver with the risks involved, it should be reiterated in the WeTravel description and in email to have at minimum, your anti-rabies and tetanus shot vaccination up to date. The work is super risky even if you are comfortable working with animals in stressful situations. Much love, DZ
Cc
This trip was magical! Before this retreat I had practiced yoga maybe 4 hours my entire life. Kayla and Cait made me feel welcomed and confident. Through their empowering sessions I was able to push my body in ways I never thought possible. All of the women at the retreat were incredible. The atmosphere was one filled with love happiness and trust. I felt free to come as I was, shed parts of me that I no longer needed, and grow. This is a truly life changing experience that I have not stopped recommending to anyone who will listen. Kayla created a sanctuary where all were welcomed and no one left the same. I am already counting down until next year!
It was an amazing experience that is still impacting my life. I thought it was going to be hard for me because I had never before practiced yoga but Kayla and Cait were awesome. I didn't feel uncomfortable or that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to do, I felt free, doing my best on my own pace. I felt in peace, able to silent my thoughts for seconds for me was a huge accomplished. Connected with myself and with the girls in a way I never ever thought I could. I feel lighter, my heart does, my expectations of myself. Im so grateful with Kayla and Cait for this extraordinary experience, zero regrets! Thanks so much for be dedicated to help so many women to heal, to love themselves.
BS
We had a great time! Such a solid group of inspirational women. and Kayla, Sarah and Rivka were amazing leaders and hosts. I will never forget this retreat or these people!
By Britteny Salvador for Algarve, Portugal on Aug. 15, 2018
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