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Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

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

Deluxe Room (Double Occupancy)

$2695 ($2995)Show Details

Traditional Standard Room (Double Occupancy)

$2495 ($2795)Show Details
*Price Increases After
December 14, 2018
 
Included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • airport transfers to/from hotel
  • daily yoga with Chrissy
  • all meals
  • cultural side trips & NYEPI activities
  • extensive pre-trip assistance
  • taxes
  • International airfare
  • gratuities
  • travel insurance
Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

Join Chrissy Gonzalez for a weeklong retreat at a beautiful location nestled in the center of Bali, Ubud. Our home for the week is a perfect environment for expanding your practice and classes will be designed in harmony with this auspicious time of year. You will dive deep into the Balinese culture and learn about the significance of their New Year and its unique rituals while embarking on an exploration of asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy. Each day will be a mixture of both practice and participation as you experience the distinctive ceremonies done in preparation for the day of silence. 

 

This is truly one of the most incredible weeks of the year to be in Bali as they prepare for the Balinese New Year, called Nyepi or "The Day of Silence." For the Balinese, it's a time for self-reflection and cleansing as they observe 24 hours of total silence, preceded by firecrackers, singing, laughter, parades and general excitement everywhere. It’s an unforgettable experience to witness the whole island shutting down (no electricity, no driving on the roads, no one working) and to be a part of this powerful ancient tradition. We, as guests, will also take part in the authentic Nyepi rituals and celebrations, which happen just once a year. It's truly an experience that will invite you to go inward and 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:

All prices listed are per person and based on double occupancy. Single rooms available but limited. Please contact us for det ... ails. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by December 14, 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 December 14, 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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Chrissy Gonzalez
Chrissy is a Chicago based yoga teacher, vegan foodie, writer, traveler, and animal lover. The onset of her love affair with yoga set in motion an active practice that has allowed her to guide others for over a decade. She teaches alignment based classes flowing with upbeat energy, harmonious movement and a positive outlook. She weaves in thoughtful yoga philosophy and intentions, encouraging her students to continue their practice of mindfulness and kindness in their daily lives. Chrissy is also highly involved in several animal rescue and awareness programs. She founded "The Yoga Pawject", a non-profit organization that leads several fundraising yoga classes throughout the year. Many of the animals in shelters who have been abandoned and often times abused are the ultimate yogi’s. When adopted, these grateful ... Read More

Years teaching

10+ years

Style

Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Pranayama & Meditation 

Inspiration

Witnessing yoga students soften

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 acclimated, 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 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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

How many people are expected on this retreat?

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

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.

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.

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 December 14, 2018 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after December 14, 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. 

 
March 3-10, 2019

Yoga, Culture & Balinese New Year

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