• Where: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  • When: 1 Mar 2020 — 7 Mar 2020
  • Cost: $1250 +

How can we live more in flow with the currents of life, learning the skills to work hard when we need to and relax when we don’t? Come to Bali with Blissology Founders and Yoga Couple Eoin + Insiya Finn.

INQUIRE ABOUT THE RETREAT

We are thrilled to return to one of our favorite retreat centers in Bali Indonesia for a special, powerful, transformative and bliss-filled Blissology Y.E.S. or Yoga.Ecology.Surf Retreat.

We birthed this retreat from the simple yet profound idea that when we feel good, we want to contribute to the larger good. What better way to spread the bliss we feel from focused and joyful daily yoga + meditation, delicious, organic, plant based food; and sharing our hearts with a community that cares?

And what better time than now, a time, when our planet lies in a precarious position of environmental stress. As yogis and people who care for all living beings and the health of our planet, we believe that NOW is the time we step up and be a part of the change.

Surf in the warm tropical ocean, relish delicious, organic plant based food and deepen your yoga + meditation with tailored practices with Eoin + Insiya. We will take our yoga farther volunteering with key Blissology EcoKarma projects that tangibly help with ocean conservation in Bali, Indonesia, make incredible new friends, and up-level our health.

Can you tell we are excited?

Whether you are a beginner yogi or surfer; or if you have been practicing yoga or surfing for a while, this retreat is for you. Join us for an incredible, joyful, inspiring week and let yourself open up to bliss.

Ps. Kids are welcome! Our son will be joining us and we are happy to look at special pricing for Kids/Families who wish to join us!

Desa Seni
Jl. Subak Sari No.13
Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali Indonesia

Getting to Bali
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 Desa Seni 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.

Visas

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.

To give you an idea of the retreat, here is a typical day:

Wake up: early/6:15 a.m.
Surfing: 6:30/7 a.m. to 8:30/9 a.m.: local beaches
Light breakfast: 9 am
Morning yoga: 10 – 12 noon
Afternoon: chill out time
Evening yoga + meditation: 4 – 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

The Tuesday and Thursday we will not be doing the early morning surfs (unless you are a die-hard) but instead we will do some ocean conservation and plastic clean up work. We are still working on the details, but it will support local Bali charities and we are very excited for this work. One of the trips will take us to the mangrove forests in east 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. Push bikes are available for around $3USD per day. You can also use Gojek,  take a Canggu taxi, and Uber works as well.

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!

Sanitation

Any hotel or home stay will have bottled or filtered water available 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

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.

  • Plant based, organic, delicious meals: Every day: pre-yoga light breakfast, post yoga brunch/lunch and dinner. Two dinners out are on your own, so you can enjoy the world famous healthy cuisine of Canggu, Bali where we will retreat.
  • Delux eco-chic accommodation in the beautiful villas at Desa Seni, our retreat center home for the week.
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and juices and smoothies at meal times
  • Use of all amenities at the retreat center and its salt water pool.
  • Yoga up to 2 times per day
  • Hugs + smiles
  • Surf board rentals or lessons – we will help you book/organize these
  • Transport to/from Bali and to/from the retreat center
  • Dinners out
  • Snacks should you be hungry outside of meal times
  • Optional excursions temple tours
  • Spa treatments

US$1250* + up

*This price is based on triple share accommodation, with the early bird discount! 🙂 Book now, as the retreat is filling up!

  • About

    We are thrilled to return to one of our favorite retreat centers in Bali Indonesia for a special, powerful, transformative and bliss-filled Blissology Y.E.S. or Yoga.Ecology.Surf Retreat.

    We birthed this retreat from the simple yet profound idea that when we feel good, we want to contribute to the larger good. What better way to spread the bliss we feel from focused and joyful daily yoga + meditation, delicious, organic, plant based food; and sharing our hearts with a community that cares?

    And what better time than now, a time, when our planet lies in a precarious position of environmental stress. As yogis and people who care for all living beings and the health of our planet, we believe that NOW is the time we step up and be a part of the change.

    Surf in the warm tropical ocean, relish delicious, organic plant based food and deepen your yoga + meditation with tailored practices with Eoin + Insiya. We will take our yoga farther volunteering with key Blissology EcoKarma projects that tangibly help with ocean conservation in Bali, Indonesia, make incredible new friends, and up-level our health.

    Can you tell we are excited?

    Whether you are a beginner yogi or surfer; or if you have been practicing yoga or surfing for a while, this retreat is for you. Join us for an incredible, joyful, inspiring week and let yourself open up to bliss.

    Ps. Kids are welcome! Our son will be joining us and we are happy to look at special pricing for Kids/Families who wish to join us!

  • LOCATION

    Desa Seni
    Jl. Subak Sari No.13
    Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali Indonesia

    Getting to Bali
    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 Desa Seni 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.

    Visas

    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.

  • SCHEDULE

    To give you an idea of the retreat, here is a typical day:

    Wake up: early/6:15 a.m.
    Surfing: 6:30/7 a.m. to 8:30/9 a.m.: local beaches
    Light breakfast: 9 am
    Morning yoga: 10 – 12 noon
    Afternoon: chill out time
    Evening yoga + meditation: 4 – 6 p.m.
    Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

    The Tuesday and Thursday we will not be doing the early morning surfs (unless you are a die-hard) but instead we will do some ocean conservation and plastic clean up work. We are still working on the details, but it will support local Bali charities and we are very excited for this work. One of the trips will take us to the mangrove forests in east Bali.

  • BALI INFO

    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. Push bikes are available for around $3USD per day. You can also use Gojek,  take a Canggu taxi, and Uber works as well.

    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!

    Sanitation

    Any hotel or home stay will have bottled or filtered water available 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

    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.

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Plant based, organic, delicious meals: Every day: pre-yoga light breakfast, post yoga brunch/lunch and dinner. Two dinners out are on your own, so you can enjoy the world famous healthy cuisine of Canggu, Bali where we will retreat.
    • Delux eco-chic accommodation in the beautiful villas at Desa Seni, our retreat center home for the week.
    • Unlimited coffee, tea and juices and smoothies at meal times
    • Use of all amenities at the retreat center and its salt water pool.
    • Yoga up to 2 times per day
    • Hugs + smiles
  • WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    • Surf board rentals or lessons – we will help you book/organize these
    • Transport to/from Bali and to/from the retreat center
    • Dinners out
    • Snacks should you be hungry outside of meal times
    • Optional excursions temple tours
    • Spa treatments
  • INVESTMENT

    US$1250* + up

    *This price is based on triple share accommodation, with the early bird discount! 🙂 Book now, as the retreat is filling up!