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GETTING THERE

Fly in to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time, so double check your arrival date and retreat start date.

Shuttle service is organized for you!

To make sure that you are picked up easily from the airport, please send all flight details to Jane Ashley - she is coordinating the retreat and will help with transportation! Arrive by 2pm local time on Saturday, March 31 and our private driver will get you and a few others from your group to and from the airport.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Depending on your nationality you may need to apply for a visa in advance or you may be eligible for a VISA on arrival. Please check this link to verify your status: http://www.balitourismboard.org/immigration.html. 

Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city! You must also have proof of a return ticket.  If you are staying under 30 days, you can enter at no cost. If you want to stay over 30 days you must buy a Visa on Arrival for $35USD, then extend your visa before it expires on Day 30.

Visa regulations have been changing in Bali for almost a decade so it is recommended that you check with your consulate for the most up to date information.
 
Vaccinations:  Traveling outside of you home country can expose you to bugs your body might not be used to. The odd case of "bali belly" (diarrhea) is not uncommon. Packing an anti-diarrheal can put you at ease. It's always nice to check in with your family doctor or local travel clinic if you need any information on vaccines or medications to bring with you. We've got some great pharmacies ("Apotek" in Indonesian) and an awesome health clinic nearby Soulshine Bali in case you need anything. 
 
Cancellations:  We suggest you seriously consider before cancelling your trip. 
 
Excursion and Services Changes/Cancellations:  For this retreat Dana has chosen a few group excursions at no additional cost! If you are interested in further excursions you may register and sign up for these when you arrive. The list (including pricing) is below.  
 
Money: 
https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/


Electrical outlets: Bali electricity runs at 220V.  Adapters will be necessary if you are bringing any electrical items. Bali uses the European plug (two round pins). Soulshine has adaptors for you to borrow and all their rooms have at least one American adaptor to plug directly into. You can also easily purchase adaptors once you arrive.
 
Weather:  Sunny - highs 70’s-80’s with a slight chance of rain - we're at the end of the wet season. Pack accordingly!

 

sample schedule

Day 1 Saturday April 25th

  • Arrivals

  • Post Flight Sunset Yoga

  • Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Sunday April 26th

  • Early Morning Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Organic Gourmet Breakfast

  • Excursion OR Quiet time

  • Evening Gathering

  • Organic Gourmet Dinner

 
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OFFERINGS: DANA

Reiki/Healing Sessions:
 A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Sessions can be scheduled for a chronic issue or when something feels a bit off balance.  Quite often sessions are combined with meditation, yin-yoga, and/or intuitive readings.  
One Hour - $135

Astrology Readings:
In addition to understanding your energy as it is now, it is also helpful to have an awareness of the Sun, the Moon, the Nodes, and the stars and how your own astral body relates to all that is flowing around you.  Dana offers a simple natal-chart reading and a basic understanding of what was happening at the time of your birth.  We work in the realm of where you came from, potential karma, and healing opportunities so you can live your best life. 
One Hour - $135

**Can be scheduled at the retreat center - no need to book in advance! 

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

WATER TEMPLE EXCURSION

Go back in time to the ancient temple of Gunung Kawi, carved into the mountainside in 1000 BC.

Head to Tirta Empul Sacred Water Temple, to be blessed by the multiple fountains fo pure clean holy water. The water is assumed by the local residents to cure disease. Bring a bathing suit, sarong and a change of dry clothes. Enjoy lunch over looking the splendid ancient rice terraces of Tampaksiring.

CULTURAL DINNER

A real inside experience about the balinese culture and people in an intimate setting. Guests are driven to Agungs' house (our villa manager) only 5 minutes away and are shown a traditional family compound, talk about the traditions of Bali, the meaning of offerings, learn how to make an offering, enjoy an indonesian buffet, and followed by traditional dance performances by Agung's twin daughters . The proceeds from this event help pay extra educational costs for Agung's autistic son.


 
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ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK SANCTUARY/RIDE TOUR
The experience of sitting high a top an elephant in a teak wood chair, through the cool jungle of Taro, is an experience you'll never forget. The tour park admission, elephant safari ride, transport to and from Soulshine and insurance.
$92 per person

SUNRISE HIKE MT. BATUR
Mount Batur is a sacred mountain located in the Kintamani district. The summit is 1717m and can be reached in about 1.5 - 2 hours for the average fit person.Spectacular scenery and the vibration of the sacred earth filling your mind and soul as u served by tasty morning breakfast cooked by the steam of the active volcano. Bring a camera, jacket and long pants, it’s chilly at the top!
Includes English speaking experienced guide, transport, breakfast box, drinking water & flashlights. Pick up 3am-1:30pm.
$60 per person / 2 person minimum

SECRET WHITE SANDS BEACH DAY
Spend the day at white sand secret beach, great for swimming & snorkeling and enjoy lunch and cold drinks at your choice of local warungs dotted along the shore.
Lunch not included. Distance to destination: 1.5 hours.
Full day 9am-5pm

$20 per person

MASSAGE + SPA TREATMENTS
We offer a variety of treatments at Soulshine in our spa room, choose from traditional Balinese massage, mani-pedi, or a refreshing facial.
$20 per one hour massage

VOLCANO, HOT SPRINGS + COFFEE PLANTATION TOUR
Drive through the countryside to Kintamani volcano and enjoy a soak the natural hot springs by Lake Batur. Enjoy lunch by the lake and visit a local Coffee Plantation on the way home for a coffee tasting, including Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world.
Coffee, Volcano and Hot Springs entrance included. Lunch not included.
Distance to destination: 1 - 1.5 hour. 
Full Day 9am - 4pm.

$52 per person / 2 person minimum

BICYCLE TOUR
This tour is designed for travelers who seek to go deep into Bali's countryside and witness first hand the daily life of rural rice farmers and craftsmen. You are driven up to Kintamani for breakfast, then cycle gently downhill for the next two and a half hours. Throughout the ride, experience the
people, villages, rice fields and coffee plantations. The tour ends with a traditional Baliense lunch.
Full day 8am-4pm
$46 per adult / $25 per child