Canggu is a world Mecca for surf, yoga and healthy food. It is warm and feels like a mixture of Brooklyn hipster culture mixed with the beautiful Balinese culture. Bali, the Island of God, has so much soul and the culture is perfect for Blissology since the family and community life is so intact.
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 February 2020.
Training will be held at:
Address: Jln. Pura Taman Sari no 22 Banjar Padang Linjong Canggu Bali Indonesia 80351 Phone: +62812 2862 0052
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).
Getting to 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.
We want to offer you flexibility at Blissology and not just on your yoga mat! This is why we offer students the option to book their own accommodation directly. We do this so that you can find a place that is suitable to your budget and needs.
This year, we’re excited to let you know that we also have many rooms to stay on site at 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, a beautiful swimming pool and you will also get a Blissology discount for the monthly and session bookings. If you prefer to stay on-site and close to the training facility, we highly recommend booking early for the rooms at Cosmos because they are sure to fill up quickly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com.
We include 2 shared meals and an afternoon snack a day because eating together is essential to fostering community and connection. Each meal will be a family/buffet style offering so we can all enjoy the same menu together. 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 vegetarianwith 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.
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 transportaion!
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. Push bikes are available for around $3USD per day. You can also use Gojek, grab taxi, Canggu taxi’s (from taxi stands – one is near the innersection 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—a 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 home stay 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 the tap water. This means using filtered water to brush your teeth with. Filtered water is offered at every restaurant and 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 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 sesason months so expect it to be humid with 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 near by. 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.
Start: 2:30 pm on the first day of every session.
End: 2:30 pm on the last day of every session.
*These times are subject to change slightly in which case you will be notified as soon as possible.
6:45 am – 8:30 am: Pre-Yoga Light Breakfast (Journal + Study 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 – 3:30 pm: Snack/Break
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Evening Session
*Times may vary slightly, depending on the flow of the course
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 are not offering the LINI EcoKarma Project this February but are instead offering a Blissology EcoKarma YES Retreat the week after the YTT ends, and all the ecokarma projects that are part of the retreat will be open to the YTT students and community to join.
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.
Essential Reading (please buy or borrow these books for the YTT, these are required for the course):
- Bhagavad Gita translation by Stephen Mitchell
- The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Sanskrit-English Translation & Glossary by Chip Hartranft
We ask that you do your best in getting these specific books. Please do your best and plan ahead and purchase or borrow with enough time allowing for shipping if needed.
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.
Although not essential to purchase, we will refer to these books during the course. We believe they will be a good addition to your yoga teaching library:
- Power vs Force by David R Hawkins
- Somatics by Thomas Hanna
- Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell (Chapters 1 and 4)
- Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell
- Sacred Balance by David Suzuki
- Natural Intelligence by Susan Aposhyan
- Yoga Body by Mark Singleton
- The Subtle Body: Yoga in America by Stephanie Syman
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
- 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
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.
We want to make our Blissology programs accessible to future Blissologists through two types of payment plans. We offer the YTT and the Immersion both as 4 equal payments due every 8 weeks or 6 equal payments due every 6 weeks. 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.
- A 300 + page Blissology Training manual.
- Light pre-yoga breakfasts, brunches and afternoon snacks during the days of the trainings (teas, coffees and filtered water is available all day during the training days). Food is organic, nutrient dense and locally sources as much as possible. Evenings do not include meals to allow you to explore the many delicious restaurants in the area.
- A Blissology Yoga 100 hr Immersion Certificate
Not included in the price:
- travel to and from the course location
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 60 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 60 days before the course commencement a student may transfer to a course within 18 months of the original course’s start date.
- 50% fee charged if cancellation made 60-89 days of course commencement.
- 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.