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Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year
March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

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

Deluxe Room

$2495 ($2795)Show Details

Traditional Standard Room

$2095 ($2395)Show Details
*Price Increases After
January 15, 2017
 
Included
  • 7 nights in private villa accommodations
  • airport transfers
  • daily yoga with Debra and Jean Marie
  • breakfast
  • NYEPI dinner
  • cultural side trips & NYEPI activities
  • extensive pre-trip assistance
  • taxes
  • International airfare
  • gratuities
  • lunch & dinner
  • travel insurance
Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

Join Debra and Jean Marie for a trip of a lifetime to celebrate NYEPI, the Balinese New Year, with the chance to explore the island’s magnificent beauty, rich culture and unique spiritual traditions. The New Year and “The Day of Silence” falls on March 28th, when we will participate in authentic Nyepi rituals and celebrations which happen just once a year. You will be nourished by daily yoga practices, the delicious local cuisine and unique curated excursions to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. We will meet community leaders and observe ancient spiritual practices to develop a better understanding of this intricate culture. From beginning to end, this will be an inspiring, transformational and deeply reflective journey—and an experience that will stay with you forever!

 

The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on exclusive immersion experiences to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. We will observe ancient spiritual practices and meet community leaders and dignitaries to develop a better understanding of this unique culture.

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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 ... January 15, 2017, 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 January 15, 2017. 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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Debra McKnight Higgins
Debra McKnight Higgins has practiced yoga for over 35 years and has taught yoga, meditation, and stress-management practices for more than two decades as a Kripalu-certified yoga teacher. She has led yoga for international women’s trips and yoga retreats to India, Tibet, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, South Africa, Bali, Hawaii and Mexico. Her mission is to create a greater flow of good for all people and the planet. As a full-time consultant to nonprofits, former owner of The Yoga Source, co-owner of a restaurant, and a wife and mother of two grown children, she enjoys sharing with others the spiritual practices that have brought inspiration, joy, and balance to her life.

Years Teaching

24+ years

Style

Kripalu

Inspiration

Daily practice in nature

My Profile & Retreats
Jean Marie Hays
Jean Marie Hays, RYT 500, has been teaching classes and private clients for more than 35 years. She has led destination retreats around the world, including Switzerland, Hawaii, Mexico and Bali. Her love affair with yoga began as a child, and she took her first training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 1990. She is the founder of Yoga Thrive, former owner of The Yoga Source, and author/producer of the CD, Deep Relaxation.  Jean Marie integrates years of training in various styles of yoga and meditation, Yoga Nidra, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication to create a heartfelt, nurturing style that is accessible to every body. She says, “I see the system of yoga as a doorway to self-love and the self-acceptance that comes when we learn to be both present and compassionate and bring that energy to the world around us.” 

Years Teaching

35+ years

Style

Kripalu blend

Inspiration

Tools for meeting demands of modern life

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Denpasar (airport code: DPS) to Arrive on March 23rd and Depart on March 30th.

 

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

Do I need a Visa to visit Bali?

No, if you are planning to stay in Indonesia for under 30 days, the visa on arrival is free and the departure tax is also 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.

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. 

What vaccinations do I need?

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 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 chic Balinese 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. 

What is the cuisine like?

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. 

 
 

Testimonials

L. Gamboa, Royal Bali

Excellent retreat! Bali was amazing. Hotel was perfect. Loved the location and scenery!

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E. Barbera, Ubud Bali

The deluxe room we had was so peaceful and spacious!

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E. Barbera, Ubud Bali

The Shala Bali was a perfect location to feel at peace and immersed straight away in the retreat. The food was yummy and the staff very friendly. The yoga studio was a beautiful place too!

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L. Riley, Ubud Bali

The shala was absolutely gorgeous and quiet. I loved being in the rice paddies. I loved the pool. I loved the food. I loved the setup. It was an amazing experience! In one week we did so much. The itinerary was just perfect, with lots of time for massage during the day!

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March 23-30, 2017

Balance, Bliss & Balinese New Year

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