FAQ & Travel information
Q: I don’t have any yoga experience. Can I still attend the retreat?
A: Yes. All our yoga classes are suitable for beginners through to more advanced yoga students. We focus on the breath and turning our attention inward (it’s a moving meditation) so everyone, regardless of their level of experience, will benefit from the classes.
Q: I have an injury or health condition. Will this affect my ability to participate in all the activities during the retreat?
A: Minor injuries or health conditions won’t affect your ability to participate in the retreat. We can tailor the activities (in the case of a physical injury or health condition) or meals (if you have allergies or special diet requirements) to better suit your needs. If you have a more serious condition please notify us by email before booking a place on the retreat so we can advise you whether the retreat will be suitable for you.
Q: I’ve never dived before. Can I still join the retreat?
A: If you’ve never dived before you can still join the retreat. If you’d like to do your PADI Open Water Course (which certifies you as a diver) you can arrive 3 or 4 days before the retreat to complete it. If your schedule (or budget) does not allow that we can also bring an instructor with us on your first dive during the retreat, which means you can join us without being certified.
Q: I’m a certified diver but I haven’t dived in a while. Do I need to do a diving review before I come to the retreat?
A: If you haven’t dived in more than a year we will take you through a scuba review in the pool first before we go on our retreat dives. Just let us know when you’re booking and we will make all the arrangements.
Q: How do I get from the airport to the retreat?
A: We have two group pickups on the day the retreat starts (that are included in your retreat payment) – one from the airport and one from Ubud. We will do our best to coordinate these pickups with your arrival times. For those that cannot make either of these pickups we can help you arrange your own transport here with trustworthy and affordable drivers that we know.
Q: What happens if I need to cancel my place on the retreat?
A: If you need to cancel your place in the retreat after you’ve paid your deposit or completed the full payment, please see our Terms and Conditions for our Cancellation Policy.
Travelling in Bali FAQ
Q: What visa do I need to visit Bali?
A: If you’re staying for less than 30 days you can enter Bali without a visa (for most nationalities). Check to see your country is on the visa free list here. If you want to stay longer than 30 days you can pay for a visa on arrival (VOA) when you arrive at the airport (before you reach immigration) and extend it to stay for 60 days in total. We can recommend a good visa agent to use in Ubud if you take the option to extend your stay. Click here for more information about visa
Q: What’s the weather like in Bali?
A: The weather in Bali is always warm to hot – usually around 30C year round. The hot/wet season is Nov-Feb and the cool/dry season is Jun-Sep but the last few years the seasons have been less distinct, so the ‘wet’ season is not as wet as it was and you can get a rain shower any time of year. On the north coast where we hold our retreats, the weather is distinctly drier and warmer (yay for us!).
Q: What do I need to pack?
A: Bring lightweight summer clothing suitable for hot weather, a swimsuit, hat and sunscreen. Do pack a light jacket which you will need when we go into the mountains on our day trip and possibly in the evenings (if you tend to feel cold).
You will also need yoga clothes like leggings or sports shorts and tank tops (it gets hots so we do our yoga in the early morning and late afternoons when it’s cooler).
At night we get a few mosquitos and we will provide natural repellent for you to use while you’re at the retreat.
Q: Are there any other good places to dive in Bali?
A: The other good dive sites in Bali are in Nusa Lembongan, an island in the south (for advanced dives) and Tulamben/Amed on the east coast (for all levels). Check out Bali Diving Academy for more info.
Q: Where can I keep doing yoga classes while I’m in Bali?
A: Ubud has several yoga studios and classes on all times of the day. Check out Radiantly Alive, Intuitive Flow, Taksu and Yogabarn.
Q: I’m having a holiday before/after the retreat. Do you have any recommendations of places I should visit in Bali?
A: We recommend visiting Ubud for yoga, massage and healing therapies, yummy vegetarian food and social events with expats. Amed is great for diving and chilled out reggae music by the beach. Canggu is good for surfing and hanging out in cafes. Seminyak is your place for bars, dancing and fine eating.
The middle of the island also has lots to offer – you can visit waterfalls, see traditional village life, or climb a volcano at sunrise (or mountain bike down one). Plus there are some beautiful places off the beaten track you can go to be in nature.
Q: I’m travelling alone. Do you have any suggestions of what I can do in Bali?
A: Bali is easy place to travel alone. It is very safe, the Balinese people are extremely friendly and helpful (and most speak very good english). There are also a lot of solo travellers and expats here.
We recommend visiting Ubud if you’re travelling by yourself (we have both spent time alone here and found it is very easy to meet people there to travel with or just enjoy a meal and good conversation). Hubud is a co-working space in Ubud that hosts a lot of fun social events where you’ll meet interesting people living or passing through Bali. Also check out Paradiso for dance and breathwork events.