Yoga + Hot Pilates in Bali with Linda and Samantha 2020

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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Linda McGrath
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Nov 5 - 12, 2021
Group size: 14 - 25
Yoga + Hot Pilates in Bali with Linda and Samantha 2020
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Linda McGrath
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22 reviews

$2199
Deposit: $750
Nov 5 - 12, 2021
Group size: 14 - 25

About this trip

Join Linda and Samantha for a magical week of yoga and hot pilates on one of the juiciest islands on the planet. In Bali, every local has an art that they practice actively, and every moment is lived as a miracle. Come immerse yourself in this gorgeous culture, and enjoy extraordinary massages, ancient temple-hopping, and adventuring through spectacular rice fields. We are staying at one of the most awarded boutique resorts on the island, where every wish comes true.



Wake up to the sound of birds, hop in your outdoor shower, then join the guided walk through the rice fields, or go for a luxurious swim in the pool. Meditate overlooking the jungle gorge or just sleep in.

Breakfast is at your leisure and probably the best you've ever had. That's what people have said again and again, and we agree. 


The morning practice is two hours (alternating 2 hours of yoga, or 1 hour of Hot Pilates + 1 hour of Yoga), in a pavilion perched on a cliff looking down on a river and lush tropical forests. There are no words to describe the view. Time stops and all goodness is restored in the world.


The entire afternoon is open for you to enjoy lunch by the pool or join excursions, head to the beach, or visit spectacular temples, check yourself into the spa, or do some serious shopping in downtown Ubud. 


The evening class is an hour (Hot Pilates or Yoga) to get us out in time for a sunset swim or maybe a second massage that day (trust us!).


Dinner will be either out on the town with the group or with a few friends, maybe enjoying a dance performance, or a 5-course gourmet indulgence in the private salon of Michelin-starred Mozaik, or just quiet time for you to restore. 


All classes will cater to all levels; also, they are all optional. Pick and choose from what is offered based on how you feel - choose a little or choose a lot.


Join us!


ABOUT LINDA

Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga Tune Up, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath. 



ABOUT SAM

Sam believes yoga is a balance between discipline and not taking things too seriously. She incorporates these beliefs in her classes where she aims to provide a supportive teaching environment to emphasize moving and thinking with a clear sense of intention. Sam has her 500 hour certification through YogaSource Los Gatos and is currently teaching Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hot 26, Hot Pilates, and Revolution Cycle.

What’s included

* 7 nights accommodation at Como Uma in Ubud, named one of  "Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Indonesia" by TripAdvisor and "Spa Retreat of the Year" by Asia Spa Awards
* Gourmet Breakfast daily, as well as first dinner and first group lunch at the resort
* Morning and afternoon Yoga and Hot Pilates classes
* Manduka Mats (only bring yogitoes or travel mat to put on top)


Not included

* Travel Insurance (highly recommended - see Payments Policy below)
* Most lunches and dinners
* Transportation (roundtrip from SFO is a crazy $700 at the moment. Plan to arrive Nov 5th and leave Nov 12th (or 15th if you are also doing the Canggu add-on. Airport to fly into Bali is Denpasar.)
* Spa Treatments
* Excursions


EARLY BIRD PRICING


Please see price drop-down for all available rooms


Refunds until 5/31:

A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. 


Refunds 6/1 - 8/31:

A $500 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. If documented medical emergency, the fee is reduced to $100.


Refunds after 9/1:

Documented medical emergency refunds only (less $100)


Please buy travel insurance. Do not be at the mercy of the resort if something comes up.


Balances Due:

If paying deposit only, the remainder of your balance will be due no later than September 1st.. We will email the address you provide during registration to remind you, a week ahead of that date. Due to our strict contract with the resort, we need your payment on time.  All outstanding balances after September 1st will default to the regular rates (an additional $200 to the early bird rates).


*HOW ROOM SHARING WORKS

If you are coming with a friend, then super easy - you just room with them.  Can't talk anyone into joining you in paradise? We will assign you with someone awesome of your gender and guarantee you won't be sharing a bed. If you are the last to sign up and there's no-one left to pair you with, we can try to work you in as a triple (at a discount) or you can splurge for Single. We would let you know asap.

Before You Go

Packing List

We are looking forward to seeing you in paradise! 



AIRPORT TRANSFER

Please contact the resort at contact info below to schedule your pick-up. Alternatively you can catch a ride from the airport but it may be a gamble for cost. 


SCHEDULE

Nov 5 is arrival day. Because everyone arrives at different times and some of us quite late, you are invited to enjoy dinner on your own a la carte in one of the hotel's restaurants (cost of which is included). There is no yoga that day.


Breakfast will be served 7am-10am the next morning in the Kemiri Restaurant. Enjoy at your leisure. Our first class is at 9am. We will have lunch as a group onsite at the Cucina restaurant at noon, including an Orientation and Q&A.


Below is the general schedule for the rest of the week. Please note that class and meals times may be subject to change depending on excursions or group activities. This is just to give you a general idea. 


Breakfast 7am - 9am

Yoga 9 - 11am

Lunch on your own 

Yoga 5:30-6:30pm

Dinners on your own


EXCURSIONS

There is a lot to do in Bali! We will go over all available excursions during our Orientation and take a poll on interest to coordinate your perfect schedule. You can study the options here:

http://www.comohotels.com/umaubud/experiences


Think: PACK LIGHT

Almost everything you need will be available in Bali and you just might end up buying a lot of clothing at very affordable prices. Laundry is available at the resort for reasonable prices. The only shoes you will need are flip flops or slip ons and a good pair of walking shoes. Sidewalks are uneven and the atmosphere casual, so leave your heels at home! Also, leave your expensive jewelry at home, too. Think of it as another shopping opportunity. The list below is quite extensive and you probably won’t need every item on this list!


TRAVEL:

Reading/Flight activities

Earplugs

Sleeping Mask

Travel Pillow

Passport and Copy

Itinerary

Boarding Passes


CLOTHING:

Lightweight, 100% Cotton is best. 

Shirts, capris, shorts and sundresses. Lightweight cover ups to protect from sun and bugs, and to cover shoulders for temple visits.

Light jacket or long sleeves for evenings

Swimsuit

Swimsuit cover up

Sunglasses

Glasses (reading glasses)

Sunhat foldable is best

Flip flops or slip ons

Comfortable walking shoes

Inexpensive jewelry


YOGA:

Yoga mat cover only (Mandukas are available at the resort)

Practice clothing

Reusable water bottle (refill with safe water at the hotel - avoid Bali Belly!)


TOILETRIES:

Sunscreen 

Mosquito Repellant

Prescriptions

Toothbrush and paste

Deodorant

Shampoo/Conditioner

Body wash/ soap

Hair ties/Accessories

Razor

Makeup

Feminine Hygiene

Wet naps

Tissue packs

Any Travel medicines you prefer: ibuprofen, immodium, anti-itch lotions, cortisone creme (in case of skin irritation), etc


ACCESSORIES:

Backpack

Small purse/money belt

Camera

Small umbrella

Journal

Flashlight and batteries if you plan on night walking

TSA approved travel locks on every zipper of your checked luggage: do it!


FUNDS:

Wallet

Cash ($100 bills 2004 or newer) - we recommend you bring at least $200 for tips, market shopping etc...

Credit Cards (Be sure to notify your company that you will be out of the country so they won’t put a stop on your card)

ATM Cards

$25 Cash for Visa on arrival



TECHNOLOGY:

Cell phone & charger - get international package if planning on using cellular data

Computer & charger

Tablet & charger

Camera & charger

Headphones or earbuds

Adapters - In Bali, the electric plugs are type C, F and G. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use US appliances. Your rooms are equipped with 2 international plugs already.


INCLUDED


Staying at one of the nicest resorts on the island means you're just 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown yet you'd never know it. The resort also offers:


· Welcome drink.

· Complimentary daily replenished in room fruit basket.

· Complimentary WIFI access in the room.

· Complimentary WIFI Internet access in most of the hotel.

· Complimentary daily guided morning walk.

· Complimentary shuttle to and from downtown Ubud, leaving every 2 hours

· Complimentary use of sauna, steam, gym and swimming pool.



WEATHER

Expect highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 70s. Expect quick but torrential showers and high humidity. Due to the tropical environment, you will want to keep good care of any clothing that may be wet. Dry thoroughly outside when it’s sunny to prevent mold. 


Hotel Contact Info

Uma by COMO, Ubud Bali Jalan Raya Sanggingan

Banjar Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud

Gianyar 80571 Bali Indonesia


Tel +62 361 972 448

Fax + 62 361 972 449

Email: uma.ubud@comohotels.com

Website: http://www.comohotels.com/umaubud




NEW! Optional 3 DAYS in surfy CANGGU

Stay an extra 3 days in paradise from Nov 12-15, but this time on the coast, in the latest hippest surf spot on the island: CANGGU.

Breakfast is included. We stay at the resort owned by the same group as the one in Ubud.

Start with a quick 2-hour class in the morning, and the rest of the day is yours to go surfing (or learn how), flirt with the surf instructors, ride a Deus Ex Machina motorcycle into the sunset (holding your surfboards), get a tattoo, and eat the most insane food. Do it!

This add-on is priced per room so you can split the cost with a friend if you're ok to share a King bed.

Choose the Canggu add-on at checkout. 🏄🏽‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️🏍

Available Packages

Ubud Room Double Occupancy TWIN Beds
only 1 left
$2199
Deposit: $750
Ubud Room Double Occupancy KING Bed
only 2 left
$2199
Deposit: $750
Ubud Room Single Occupancy KING Bed
$3499
Deposit: $750
Terrace Room Double Occupancy TWIN beds
12 left
$2299
Deposit: $750
Terrace Room Double Occupancy KING Bed
$2299
Deposit: $750
Terrace Room Single Occupancy KING Bed
$3699
Deposit: $750
Garden Pool Suite Triple - Rollaway Bed

Share a spectacular suite, complete with your very own private pool and secret garden yet still save your cash for shopping

$2399
Deposit: $750
Garden Pool Suite Double Occ. KING Bed
$2799
Deposit: $750
Garden Pool Suite Single Occ KING Bed
$4299
Deposit: $750
Garden Pool Suite Triple Occ - Twin Bed

Share a spectacular private pool suite with two other friends

$2549
Deposit: $0

Available options

CANGGU / KING bedroom (2max)
$1199
$2199
Deposit: $750

Ubud Room Double Occupancy TWIN Beds

Itinerary

Guided Walk
Morning

Your Organizer


LM
Linda McGrath
22 reviews
ABOUT LINDA Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. She leads workshops, conferences and retreats in the US and internationally. As the Director of the YogaSource Teacher Training Institute since its inception in 2006, she has nurtured hundreds of successful yoga instructors from across the country. Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga therapeutics, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath. Linda has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal, NBC News, ABC's Best of the Bay, Common Ground, Yogi Times, San Jose Magazine, Los Gatos Weekly News and other publications. At other times of the day, she is a mom, a wife, a writer, a designer, and a foodie.

Reviews

It was an awesome week. The Como Uma resort was lovely and the schedule was comfortably active. I enjoyed getting to know the group and we were quite compatible. We had great meals and the flexibility to enjoy many local activities. Classes were held in a beautiful studio venue overlooking the jungle. Fabulous!
Wonderful trip in every way. Will be returning next year.
Dear LInda and Leroy, Thank you very, very much for sharing this amazing experience with me. Everything about it was special. I loved Amansala! You both are delightful and wonderful. The entire experience was a trip of a lifetime and I will forever cherish each and every moment! XO Kirsten
Absolutely amazing! The resort was fantastic. Yoga and pilates took place in a beautiful studio overlooking a gorgeous view of the ocean. The food was great. It was so fun to get to know the others in the group. Fabulous!
AK
Everything about this trip was amazing!!! The accommodations, food, and of course the wonderful classes by Linda and Leroy. It exceeded my expectations in every way. I was able to take time for me in a beautiful environment, while surrounded by amazing people. The connections made were such a special bonus and I already have my calendar marked for next year!!!!
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