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The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.
 
Pricing

Traditional Standard Room

$2395 ($2695)Show Details

Deluxe Room

$2695 ($2995)Show Details
*Price Increases After
July 15, 2018
 
Included
  • 7 nights shared accommodation
  • arrival and departure airport transfers to/from retreat center
  • all meals
  • 3 unique cultural excursions
  • all taxes
  • International airfare
  • spa treatments
  • gratuities
  • travel insurance
The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

Join Matt Champoux and Sara Hess in legendary Bali, where a sense of the sacred permeates all aspects of daily life. We will dive into the myths and metaphors of Yoga, which are vibrantly reflected throughout the ordinary life of Bali. We will explore beautiful cultural sites in and around Ubud, and learn how the myths and archetypes of human experience are embodied in asana practice. Daily practice is oriented towards all levels of students and is a mix of Alignment focused Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa, pranayama and meditation. 
 

Set back into the verdant rice fields our retreat center for the week will provide the perfect environment for this deep and nourishing work. You will enjoy beautifully decorated rooms, delicious vegetarian meals and excursions to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on our outings to observe ancient spiritual practices and meet community leaders and dignitaries to develop a better understanding of this unique culture.

Bali holds a very special place in Matt and Sara's heart and they can not wait to share it with you. Join Matt and Sara for an unforgettable time on this world-class yoga retreat! 

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Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... July 15, 2018, in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing, and all payments are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before July 15, 2018. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from, but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.

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Matt Champoux
Matt Champoux has been a student of yoga since 2000 and is an internationally recognized teacher with 500+ hours of training (ERYT-500). Based in San Francisco, he directs a Mysore-style Ashtanga program at The Mindful Body and teaches Vinyasa at Yoga Tree and YogaWorks. He is a lifelong student of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga philosophy and the shamanic traditions of Amazonia. These traditions inform and color his teachings on Vinyasa and Ashtanga, which are offered in a safe, dynamic, and inspiring way. He often uses props to ensure the practice meets a student where they are at (physically and mentally) in order to ensure their sustainable growth into the best practitioners possible.

Years Teaching

11+ years

Style

Ashtanga and alignment-based Vinyasa 

Inspiration

Nature, dharma & my students

My Profile & Retreats
Sara Hess
Sara has been a student of yoga since 2000 and has 500+ hours of training (ERYT-500). Based in San Francisco and Marin, Sara is known for leading fun, strong, and intelligent Vinyasa flow classes (Forest and Iyengar influenced). She draws from her dance background, as a former ballet and modern dancer at the elite level, to create intelligently sequenced classes that gracefully synchronize breath, posture, and alignment. Through these key elements, students are supported to explore each pose in depth in order to encounter their full, transformative potential. Sara challenges and playfully invites her students to wake up to their most authentic selves.

Years Teaching

5+ years

Style

Forrest-inspired Vinyasa flow

Inspiration

My teachers, students, and nature

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Denpasar (airport code: DPS).

 

If you wish to arrive a day early to settle in and get aclimated we can request additional nights at our group hotel. Please contact us directly for rates. 

What are the accommodations like?

Cocooned amongst rice paddies and coconut palms, The Shala Bali is a place of peace, wellness and connection to nature. Nestled in the spiritual center of the island, rooms are spacious and breezy and decorated in a Balinese chic style. Each Villa boasts its own varying views of lush rice fields, tropical gardens and jungle vistas. Luxurious bathroom amenities will entice you to refresh and rejuvenate between practices. Sink in to this slice of paradise for the week.

 

Note: The rooms at The Shala are open air style and do not have air-conditioning. All rooms are equipped with fans and windows that can be opened for ventilation. 

Do I need a Visa to visit Bali?

No, US citizens are not required to get a visa if you are planning to stay in Indonesia for under 30 days. You will be given a Visa yoon arrival is free and also the departure tax is waived. 

 

If you plan to stay longer then 30 days, you will need to obtain a Visa before leaving the US. For more information on this please visit the Embassy of Indonesia website.

 

IMPORTANT: If your passport expires within six months of your arrival date to Indonesia, please be sure to renew your passport before you go to avoid any issues at immigration. There are no exceptions.

Do I need vaccinations?

There are no required vaccinations for travel to Bali. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you. 

Are airport transfers included in the price of my trip?

Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.

What if I am traveling alone?

We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply. 

 

If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.

Are meals included?

Yes, 3 delicious vegetarian meals are included daily. The Shala Bali Cafe offers tasty, healthy vegetarian food, all with vegan options. They offer a range of organic spelt, sourdough and gluten free breads baked in house as well as an eclectic menu of dishes from around the world. Sourcing the best organic produce, the Shala creates changing menus of scrumptious dishes, savory and sweet, alive with color and flavor. 

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of your trip. Service charge is included in all restaurants-bars etc, however if you receive exceptional service by staff, housekeeping or other employees helping you throughout the week then an additional tip is always appreciated. We suggest a budget of around $5-$10/day per guest.

What is the cancellation policy for this trip?

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to July 1, 2018 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after July 1, 2018. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. 

Do I need travel insurance?

All payments to International Yoga are non-refundable & non-transferable. The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels.  These events are rare but do occur and underscore the importance of being covered by travel insurance.  Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. TravelEx  and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. There is a broad spectrum of policies and options so make sure you are clear on what exactly is covered.

 
September 22-29, 2018

The Landscape of Myth - A Journey into the Heart of Bali through Yoga & Culture

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.