100-hr Immersion Sessions, Bali Feb 2022
WHERE: CANGGU, BALI, INDONESIA WHEN: 5 FEB 2022 — 3 MAR 2022
Here is everything you need to know about our upcoming 100 hr Immersions in beautiful Bali, Indonesia, with new dates.
Session 1 will run: February 5-15, 2022. This is Part 1 of our 200 hr YTT Course.
Session 2 will run: February 21 – March 2, 2022. This is Part 2 of our 200 hr YTT Course; and open to students who have previously completed the first 100 hrs of Blissology Training with us.
Check out all the details below.
6:30 am – 8:30 am: Pre-Yoga Light Breakfast (Journal + Study + Om Work Time)
8:30 am – 10:15 am: Morning Asana Practice
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Brunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Session
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Snack/Break
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm: Evening Session
Start Date Time: 1:30 pm
End Date Time: 4:00 pm on the last day of every session (i.e. Session 1 & 2).
*All times are subject to change slightly in which case you will be notified as soon as possible.
Morning Sessions include: quiet journaling, meditation, practice, Blissology chats, philosophy lesson and circle time.
Afternoon Sessions include: anatomy, alignment work, adjustments, practice teaching, Blissology chats, Blissology rituals and homework.
*Most hours in this course are contact hours with Eoin, Insiya and Blissology Team assistants but some hours are to be spent on homework, practice teaching, journaling, meditation and self- study (Svadhyaya).
We ask that students come to the training with at least 1 year of solid and consistent yoga practice under their belt.
The 100-hr Immersion is the first half of the YTT. In order to obtain your Yoga Alliance certification and teach you need to complete the full 200 hours. The 100-hr Immersion is ideal to deepen your yoga practice and dive into Blissology alignment principles. You can do the 100-hr Immersion and then complete the 2nd half at any other location/time that we offer it.
If you have already taken a 200-hr YTT and are certified with Yoga Alliance, then the 100-hr Immersion can count as Continuing Education credit as Eoin is a certified YACEP. If you intend to pursue the 500-hr Blissology Certification path, and you have taken your 200-hr YTT with a different school, the 100-Hr Immersion is required.
Our application requires 2 letters of reference. Generally, these letters are character references. Usually they’re from yoga teachers or yoga students. Otherwise, letters from employers are also acceptable. They can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. While the letters are required, they’re a formality in your application. If you know you will apply, please complete your online application form and the letters can follow in the next 2 weeks
- Understanding Blissology Yoga’s intuitive Alignment principles
- Biomechanical Principles
- How to let your life’s purpose and your own Voice emerge on and off the mat
- Classical Philosophy and how to adapt it to the needs of our Modern Era
- Creative Sequencing
- Marketing and The Business of Yoga
This course includes a 450 page manual for Alignment, philosophy, breathing techniques and teaching methodology. You will not require other texts.
Essential Resource Book during the course
- Anatomy of Movement Blandine Calais-German
For the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, students can try reading these texts without worrying whether they get it or not. We will unpack the ideas during the course but at least try and let as little or as much as possible sink in.
We host our YTT in Canggu, Bali; a world Mecca for surf, yoga and healthy food. You will love the drama of the Balinese skies and the warm breezes will forever live in your heart.
We are so excited to welcome you here in November 2021.
The Training Location is:
Address: Jln. Pura Taman Sari no 22 Banjar Padang Linjong Canggu Bali Indonesia 80351 Phone: +62812 2862 0052
We get it, flexibility is essential in life too! This is why we offer you the option to book your own accommodation directly. We do this so that you can find a place that is suitable to your budget and needs. Our #1 PICK is Cosmos, Bali, the yoga retreat center right in the heart of Canggu, where we’re hosting the training. Cosmos offers well-appointed, modern rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Pros: You will be right on-site, approximately 20 steps away from the yoga shala and you will also be able to retire easily to your room when needed. For pricing and to book, please email email@example.com.
We believe that the best things in life are shared, which is why we love to share meals together during the training! Cosmos Oasis provides us with the most beautiful, high prana lunches and afternoon snacks made with LOVE during the training. The meals will be an additional and affordable expense, more details to follow.
The food that Cosmos prepares is “healthy food for happy bellies.” Expect a mixing of Indonesian and European cuisine with gourmet uncooking and locally-grown ingredients that are surprisingly delicious. All food is vegetarian with gluten-free and vegan options available. Cosmos will also have yummy snacks made from high-prana foods as well as drinks like coconuts and smoothies that you can purchase whenever you want some extra nutrition.
If you have specific food allergies we need to know as soon as possible to make arrangements. If you have food allergies and have concerns about the meals, please feel free to contact Cosmos directly.
Regarding dinner/non included meals budget, the price of food varies greatly in Canggu. You can expect to spend anywhere from $5-$20 USD on dinner.
How the process works:
- You submit an application.
- We review your application and let you know if you are ok to proceed.
- You pay a deposit to hold your spot.
- We keep you informed of all travel + logistical details nearing your course start date.
- You arrive in Bali for a radical, blissful fortnight (or longer) with Blissology. 🙂
Upon confirmation of the training, you will have some payment options to choose from: a one time payment, or monthly installments. We aim to provide you with these options to help meet your budget needs. There is an additional 5% credit card fee that is built into the plan.
Included in the price:
- Hands on teaching from Blissology Founder and Senior Teacher Eoin Finn, plus assistance + mentoring from other Blissology certified teachers and assistants.
- Class materials and handouts.
- A Blissology Bali Welcome Kit.
- A Blissology Yoga 100 hr Immersion Certificate.
- Unlimited Bliss!
Not included in the price:
- Travel to and from the course location.
- Meals (a meal plan will be paid for separately).
For pricing and to register, please click on the “Inquire Now” button above.
Blissology YTT Cancellation Policy:
We keep our Cancellation policy aligned yet flexible so we can better plan to produce a training that is seamless, transformative and allows you to focus on getting the most out of an experience you have taken valuable time out in your life for! For example, while your deposits are non-refundable, once your application has been approved, they are fully transferable to other Blissology Training Programs if a circumstance arises in your life that makes it impossible for you to attend the original program you had signed up for.
- Final Payments are due 30 days prior to the course commencement, unless you are on a pre-agreed upon payment plan. After this date, final payment for all new registrations is due immediately.
- Up to 30 days before the course commencement a student may transfer to a course within 18 months of the original course’s start date.
- Cancellation made within 30 days of course commencement; payment is completely non-refundable, non-transferable.
- Blissology will not be held in breach of contract in case of “Event of Force Majeure.” This refers to an event beyond Blissology’s control, which prevents a Party from complying with any of its obligations under this contract such as but not limited to Political Unrest or Acts of God.
How much yoga will we do during the course?
Some days will be more physical than others but expect to practice asana for at least one 3-hr session each day. You will be doing more asana on certain days, while on others it may vary, depending on the course material that needs to be covered. Eoin is very intuitive and will adjust the level of asana if necessary. We ask that you respect your body/practice and take care to protect your joints from injury. We encourage taking rest when needed and growing past your edge with conscious effort when possible. Through this course, you will gain knowledge and strength that will surely show through on the mat.
What can I do to prepare for the Immersion?
LEARN YOGA HONEY ROUTINE
LEARN YOGA HONEY ROUTINE
LEARN YOGA HONEY ROUTINE!
(they say you need to say Important things 3 times!)
We want to stress that is absolutely essential that you know the Yoga Honey Routine inside out and sideways. We have a PDF for you but please also practice the routine with Eoin—you can either download an older audio version of the routine from iTunes (the podcast is called “Blissology Conduit 58 minute Flow”) or get the newest video version on Alo Moves in Eoin’s Quiet Mind bundle (hint: Alo Moves offers a free trial, then it’s 20 USD/month). Their monthly subscriptions give you access to all of Eoin’s other classes as well as other amazing teachers’ routines. We suggest you learn the Alo Moves version.
This is one of the sequences you will be learning during the Immersion and you must know the flow and poses intimately.
What happens if we can’t travel in May?
Bali is a small island set amidst the 17,000+ islands of the Indonesian archipelago. It is approx. 3 hours south of Singapore, and 3 hours north of Perth, Australia. The international airport is called Ngurah Rai International, and the arrival city is Denpasar (DPS).
We host our training in the seaside town of Canggu.
The ride from airport (Ngurah Rai International) to Canggu (where Cosmos is located) takes about 45 minutes, and costs approx 350.000 rupiah (about US$35 ). There is a Taxi Stand immediately as you exit the airport luggage claim. Best option is to get your accommodation book your airport pickup so that you won’t get lost. Contact them directly prior to your travel.
Depending on your passport there are 3 options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travelers coming for tourist purposes:
1. Visa-free entry: majority of countries, free entry, valid for 30 days, non-extendable.
2. Visa on Arrival (VAO): $35, valid for 30 days, extendable once for 30 days.
3. Visa needed: apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia.
Staying less than 30 days
Most of the countries now have a visa-free entry, including the UK, USA and Canada, valid for 30 days but it is non-extendable.
So when you get to the border control, and even if your country is on the list of those that are eligible for a visa-free entry, you have two options: you can choose a visa-free entry or pay $35 for a Visa On Arrival (VOA).
If you decide to go for the visa-free entry, you can only stay for 30 days and cannot extend that visa, which means you’ll have to fly out of the country and then back in order to spend more time in Bali. If you decide to pay for VOA, you’ll be able to extend the visa for another 30 days but it is a tedious process and you will have to pay another fee of $50 – $65.
Staying more than 30 days
If you are considering staying longer than 30 days, we recommend applying for a 60-day tourist visa in your home country. For most countries, this can be applied 60 to 90 days prior to departure date. It is cheaper and way easier than paying for a 30-day Visa On Arrival and extending it in Bali as you will have to go to the Immigration Office for a photo and fingerprints. (Day 1 of 30 begins on your arrival date).
Visa info for Indonesia (especially pertaining to Bali) changes very frequently. Please do your due diligence and search for what would best fit your needs and desires for your trip to Bali. We suggest applying for the 60-day
tourist visa in your country if you are staying over 30 days—it is much easier and there will be no interruption to your precious time in Bali.
NOTE: Please be certain that your passport is not due to expire within 6 months upon arrival in Indonesia otherwise you will need to renew it. In fact, your airline might not allow you to board the plane.
COVID UPDATE (please note: the information below on COVID has been taken from the Indonesia Department of Foreign Affairs*).
At this point in time, all foreign nationals that are allowed to enter Indonesia must present a negative COVID-19 test issued a maximum of 72 hours before departure, as well as a fully completed E-HAC.
Another COVID-19 test will be administered to all passengers on arrival in Indonesia. Passengers with a negative result will have to undertake 5 days isolation at accommodation certified by the Ministry of Health. A third COVID-19 test will be performed after 5 days, and a negative COVID-19 test must be obtained, before being permitted to continue with onward travel. Any passenger that receives a positive result to the COVID-19 test will be taken to a treatment facility.
Please note that the costs of testing, treatment and quarantine will be the responsibility of the individual.
*Important* please continue to check government updates regarding COVID-19 and travel regulations as it pertains to your country and entering Indonesia.
We strongly recommend that you do not book any flights until we have 100% confirmed that our in person training is going ahead. We aim to confirm this at least 1 month prior to November 5th, 2021. Once we confirm that the training is going ahead, only then do we recommend booking your flights to Bali.
Getting around the Island
You will notice that many people use scooters to get around in Bali. Scooter rentals are usually about $5.00USD a day and $60USD per month. Don’t forget to wear your helmet and make sure your insurance covers motorbike transportation!
If you have never driven a scooter before and do not have a motorcycle license, we ask that you do not start to learn during the YTT. Please rent a bicycle or walk. Pushbikes are available for around $3USD per day. You can also use Gojek, grab a taxi, Canggu taxi’s (from taxi stands – one is near the intersection of Padang Linjong and Jalan Pura Taman Sari (the road where Cosmos is located), another is on Batu Bolong at the main intersection near Deus). Uber works as well. Grab and Uber may cancel and reschedule and are usually better off as drop off’s but they work well sometimes.
Are there health concerns that you need to be aware of?
It is recommended that you visit your GP, personal physician, or a travel health clinic 4 to 8 weeks before your departure to Indonesia. Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, and polio. Bali is not a high-risk area for malaria and the tablets can be considered controversial, we recommend that you do some research and make your own decision on this. Dengue fever is another mosquito-borne illness to be made aware of.
You might want to bring a prescription of Keflex or another type of oral antibiotic that can help with stomach ailments. Even though you will be eating in good restaurants, there is always a chance that you can get Bali Belly—mild dysentery that passes in a few days. Bring good mozzie repellant.
Note: For your safety and peace of mind, we encourage you all to purchase travel insurance to cover you for any activity you enjoy in Bali. In the past, students have used World Nomads and Allianz.
What if you need to see a doctor?
There are plenty of international medical clinics in Bali. If you have a minor illness or ailment, you will be just fine. These clinics usually do not accept health insurance, but they do not cost much. Should you need specialized care in a dire emergency, there are excellent western-style hospitals in Bali. It’s always wise to purchase travelers’ health insurance with evacuation coverage. Travel insurance is required for coming to this training!
Any hotel or homestay will have bottled or filtered water available, including Cosmos, and most restaurants on the island use bottled water for all cooking purposes. Nevertheless, it is advisable to drink and brush teeth with bottled water. Food carts and local markets carry a greater degree of risk. When visiting the island we suggest you do not drink tap water. This means using filtered water to brush your teeth with. Filtered water is offered at every restaurant and in most locations on the island. This will avoid what we call “Bali Belly”, which is your system’s response to the introduction of new organisms (eco-flora) that are abundant in tropical places; thriving with life, such as Bali.
The weather is warm and humid. Bali is located just south of the equator meaning you can assume reliably tropical weather. May is known as the best month to travel to Bali as it is the beginning of the dry season. The weather in Bali during May is quite warm and very humid, though there is not much rain during this time always be prepared for the potential of a quick rainstorm. Expect to sweat at any given moment when you arrive, but you will adjust. The temperature is usually 80o F (27oC) to 90o F (32oC) with 75% humidity. October/November are rainy season months so expect it to be humid with a high possibility of tropical rain.
Indonesian money or US$?
Rupiah is the official currency of Indonesia and you’ll want to exchange your local currency for Rupiah when you arrive. There are many places where you’ll be able to exchange money, such as the airport upon arrival, as well as local banks. ATMs are also available throughout the island and you may withdraw Rupiah directly. There may be times that the ATM you choose is empty but there will most likely be another available nearby. For most travelers, we recommend keeping a few 100$ on you in cash upon arrival that you can exchange and the rest you can withdraw as needed. In general, do keep in mind that Bali is still quite a cash economy but most modern restaurants and shops now do use credit cards too.