Extra Options*

(*These side trips can be arranged yourself or with the assistance of The Shala staff)

Gunung Kawi – This 11th-century Temple complex lies among rice paddies and thick jungle in Tampaksiring, north east of Ubud. To get there you need to conquer some 270 steps, but it’s a special place well worth the effort! The beautiful huge shrines are carved into the cliffs at both sides of Pakrisan river connected by a stone bridge. It is a stunning place to stroll, or sit in the shade and enjoy some quiet time. Be sure to bring a sarong to wear around your waist. Small entry fee applies.

Tirta Empul – This is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul Temple was founded around a large water spring in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty. The spring is the source of the Pakerisan river. The temple is divided into three sections: Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) and Jeroan (inner yard). Jaba Tengah contains 2 pools with 30 showers, and is dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu god name for the supreme consciousness Narayana. Small entry fee applies. Bring a change of clothing should you wish to bathe in the spring.

Campuhan Ridge Walk – This is a free and fairly easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to Ubud. The trail presents a pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse, and restaurant-lined main town centre of Ubud. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air, a lot of sunhsine, and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some of your delicious meals with its ninekilometre hill track! On clear mornings or afternoons, you can enjoy a breathtaking backdrop of Mount Agung and outlying small village houses girt by rice fields. Continuing north along the ridge the tall grass transforms into the paddies of the small village of Bangkiang Sidem. Karsa Café of the Bali Rice Terrace Villas resides here, providing a convenient pause for refreshments or a quick bite while admiring the view.

Extra Options*

(*These side trips can be arranged yourself or with the assistance of The Shala staff)

Gunung Kawi – This 11th-century Temple complex lies among rice paddies and thick jungle in Tampaksiring, north east of Ubud. To get there you need to conquer some 270 steps, but it’s a special place well worth the effort! The beautiful huge shrines are carved into the cliffs at both sides of Pakrisan river connected by a stone bridge. It is a stunning place to stroll, or sit in the shade and enjoy some quiet time. Be sure to bring a sarong to wear around your waist. Small entry fee applies.

Tirta Empul – This is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul Temple was founded around a large water spring in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty. The spring is the source of the Pakerisan river. The temple is divided into three sections: Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) and Jeroan (inner yard). Jaba Tengah contains 2 pools with 30 showers, and is dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu god name for the supreme consciousness Narayana. Small entry fee applies. Bring a change of clothing should you wish to bathe in the spring.

Campuhan Ridge Walk – This is a free and fairly easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to Ubud. The trail presents a pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse, and restaurant-lined main town centre of Ubud. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air, a lot of sunhsine, and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some of your delicious meals with its ninekilometre hill track! On clear mornings or afternoons, you can enjoy a breathtaking backdrop of Mount Agung and outlying small village houses girt by rice fields. Continuing north along the ridge the tall grass transforms into the paddies of the small village of Bangkiang Sidem. Karsa Café of the Bali Rice Terrace Villas resides here, providing a convenient pause for refreshments or a quick bite while admiring the view.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

I'm fairly new to Yoga. Is this retreat right for me?

Absolutely, All yoga classes offered can be adapted to all levels of experience. The retreat will host participants of all levels and of various styles/approaches to yoga. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to learn in a supportive, safe, and relaxed environment. You will certainly be taken care of!

I have dietary requirements. What food options will be available for me?

All meals on the retreat will be vegetarian. Vegan and gluten-free options can and will be catered for. In fact gluten/wheat and dairy products are not commonly used in Bali in general, so if this is your concern you’re in good hands! Please share your dietary needs in advance, prior to the commencement of the retreat, to ensure you’re taken care of.

I've never been to Bali before. Do I need to organise a tourist visa prior to arrival?

Tourists visas are purchased upon arrival into Bali (and are valid for 30 days). You will do this in the airport. A standard tourist visa costs around $25 USD. You can also apply for your visa in your country prior to departure. However, for most people this is not necessary (unless you wish to tay longer than 30 days). Australian’s require a tourist visa (some nationalities do not, like Canadians!). You are responsible for obtaining your own tourist visa for Bali. Do not forget to ensure your passport has minimum 6 months validity!

What vaccinations are required to visit Bali?

The major issues facing travellers to Bali are those associated with local hygiene, safe water and food, diseases transmitted by mosquitos, and accidents. The currency of your basic immunisations, such as Tetanus and Diphtheria, should be checked with your doctor, and others like Hepatitis A and Typhoid considered according to various criteria. Since late 2008, animal and human rabies has been reported in Bali, and travellers need to be vigilant to avoid close contact with animals. Some vaccines (eg. rabies and tuberculosis) are very much influenced by local risk and length of stay. Specific face-to-face advice from your doctor is particularly important when recommending antimalarial medications and those for presumptive treatment (eg. for travellers diarrhoea).

Do you recommend travel insurance?

Absolutely. There are many providers out there. Be sure to check the fine print, the details of your policy, and what your policy DOES NOT cover. Some recommended Australian companies are: Travel Insurance Direct, Aussie Travel Cover, QBE, and 1 Cover. Be sure to be covered for repatriation should you need to return home due to emergency. Some insurance providers do not cover for airline insolvency!

Can I bring my partner or children?

This retreat is for adults only. If you would like your partner to join they’re absolutely welcome – please notify us upon booking. The same rates still apply whether they chose to participate fully in the retreat program or not. Let us know what your bedding preference is (twin or combined). Two deposits are required to confirm both places.

What essentials do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a yoga mat (there are also very basic rubber mats for use at The Shala if you prefer), a reusable water bottle (to refill with filtered water), sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellant, cool comfortable yoga clothing, light layers for early morning yoga, any essential medication, fave toiletries, a book to read, your camera, notebook/journal (if that’s your thing), swimwear, towel/sarong (you can also by sarongs everywhere) for the pool/beach, Indonesian Rupiah currency, cash to pay for your visa on arrival (rupiah or USD), your credit card, an ATM card (be sure to tell your bank you’r going away so they don’t block your access), and a passport with 6 months validity minimum. The Shala is very close by a supermarket where you can buy some fruit, snacks, and the like.

 

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Amy your Bali retreat was a beautiful experience. I left feeling lighter, happier and with a much deeper appreciation for my yoga practice. You are a wonderful teacher and a truly beautiful person

Kirsty Smith – Australia

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YOUR INVESTMENT:

$500 AUD non-refundable (but fully transferrable) deposit required to secure your spot. Payment can be made via PayPal (including booking fee) OR direct to an Australian business bank account.

Beautiful bungalow twin-share room w/ private bathroom

$1750 AUD (Only 1 room left!)

*Prices are per person and are in Australian dollars. A single room supplement may be available on request – charges apply. Spaces are sincerely strictly limited. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

BANK DETAILS:

Amy Landry

BSB: 112879

Account: 126179712

Bank: St George Bank

*Please email Amy immediately upon placing a deposit to this account (info@amyelandry.com) to ensure your place is reserved.

 

Or, to pay your deposit via PayPal (incl. booking fee):

 




 

 


LyreneSwan I knew a retreat and reset experience is what my body and mind needed, but my expectations were pleasantly exceeded. Amy, you created a soul nourishing experience that will hold a special place in my heart – many wonderful memories and new learnings to take home and keep growing in!

Lyrene Swan – Australia


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