Yoga in Bali with Linda and Robyn

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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Linda McGrath
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May 20 - 27, 2017
Group size: 14-40
Yoga in Bali with Linda and Robyn
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Linda McGrath
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7 reviews

$1899
May 20 - 27, 2017
Group size: 14-40

About this trip

Join Linda and Robyn for a magical week of yoga 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 if it is 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 yoga is two hours, 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 Yoga will be mellower and shorter 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 daily Yoga sessions 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 ROBYN

She has been teaching yoga for nearly 15 years and is passionate about movement. Robyn is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder, under renowned neurophysiologist Dr. Roger Enoka. Her research in Neural Control of Movement Laboratory focuses on the neuromechanics of stretching and yoga. Robyn’s classes are challenging and fun as well as therapeutic and nurturing. She was recently named one of the top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda by Spirituality & Health Magazine and regularly contributes to Yoga Journal. 

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
* one 75-minute Massage at Uma's Como Shambala Spa 
* Gourmet Breakfast daily, as well as first dinner (May 20th) and group lunch (May 21st) at the resort
* 2 Daily Yoga sessions with Robyn and Linda 
* Manduka Mats (only bring yogitoes or travel mat to put on top) and all other props


Not included

* Travel Insurance (highly recommended - see Payments Policy below)
* Transportation (plan to arrive Saturday May 20th and leave Saturday May 27th unless extending your trip)
* Massage
* Excursions


PAYMENTS



Please be sure to select your rooming option when you sign up:

Triple*      -  $1,899  

Double*   -  $2,099  

Single     -  $3,299 



Refunds until 12/31:

A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. 


Refunds 1/1 - 2/27:

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


Refunds after 2/27:

Documented medical emergency refunds only (less $100)


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


*ROOM SHARING

For people signing up without a designated roommate, we will do our best to accommodate your rooming preference (Double or Triple) but that is not decided until the day before the retreat starts and that choice is based on the even or uneven number of participants. We will refund or bill you accordingly.

Before You Go

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 will be a gamble for cost. If you would like to coordinate with another traveler, you can post on our group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/282854152156372/


SCHEDULE

Sat 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 Saturday.


Breakfast will be served 7am-10am on Sunday morning in the Kemiri Restaurant. Enjoy at your leisure. Our first yoga 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 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. The retreat will end Fri evening allowing for preparations for departure on Sat.


Breakfast 7am - 9am

Yoga 9 - 11am

Lunch on your own (except Sunday)

Yoga 5:30-6:30pm

Dinners TBD


EXCURSIONS

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

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


Packing List

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


Your week long stay comes with many amenities including a 75 minute massage in the Uma Spa! To book it, just contact the resort directly.


Other amenities:

· Daily breakfast and either lunch or dinner.

· 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.

· Twice daily scheduled yoga class with Linda and Robyn

· Complimentary scheduled shuttle to Ubud area.

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



WEATHER

Basically, the weather will be highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 70s. Expect occasional 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




Available Packages

Triple Occupancy

only 4 left
$1899
Double Occupancy

18 left
$2099
Single Occupancy

8 left
$3299
Pool Villa

Sold Out
$2783
Pool Suite Special Request for Caroline

only 1 left
$3599
$1899

Triple Occupancy
Past Trip

Itinerary

Guided Walk
Morning

Your Organizer


LM
Linda McGrath
7 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

JF
I had a wonderful time!! The hotel service, food, amenities and property were wonderful not to mention the daily yoga classes with Linda and Robyn. I enjoyed trying new types of yoga that I don't normally participate in at home. Of course, it also helped that our practice room was literally like a tree house overlooking the rainforest and a river. Absolutely amazing!!
I simply could not say enough about our yoga retreat. The accommodations were spectacular. I will never forget the daily practices with Linda and Robyn in the Yoga Pavilion overlooking the awesome scenery below. The people there were some of the most gracious I have met- all of this taking place in beautiful Bali; it is something I will reflect on for quite a time to come. Truly something you must experience. A big thanks to Linda and Robyn for an amazing week!
MS
I'm happy to return back home after a week of Yoga Retreat in Paradise (Bali). "Be present and slow down" was my mantra, intention (sankalpa) and practice (sadhana) for last week in Bali. Everyday we practiced few hours of Yoga and Meditation in tropical forest, spent time with locals and walked in nature. I'm fully relaxed, renewed and recharged. During the Yoga retreat we enjoyed eating healthy delicious food and accommodation was excellent. Thank you for providing this awesome Yoga Retreat experience!
Best trip ever!!! Linda and Carrie are both very dedicated to their practice and it shows through their teaching. Classes were both challenging and rewarding at the same time. The resort staff and service was flawless. I'm definitely booking again! Worth every penny.
It was magical! Can't wait until next year.. Linda and Carrie are amazing, the food was fabulous and Tulum is my new favorite place to travel. I highly recommend it..... you wont be disappointed.
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