Bali Surf & Yoga

September 18-29, 2019

with Johnna Smith and Jennifer Felts




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with
Johnna Smith and Jennifer Felts



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Welcome!

We’re so excited you are thinking about joining us in Bali for our 2019 surf & yoga retreat. This is a 9-day/8-night retreat (not including travel) to beautiful Ubud and Keramas Beach in Bali, Indonesia.





 

About

This retreat is all about gaining new perspectives: about you, your practice, another culture, and ultimately how you relate to the people and world around you. You can’t travel somewhere like Bali and not come away changed. We’ll depart Charlotte (or your home city!) on Wednesday, September 18 and arrive in Bali on Friday, Sept. 20. From there we’ll transfer to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali for 4 nights, then on to Keramas Beach, near the world famous Keramas surf break, for 4 more nights. We will depart Bali on Saturday, Sept. 28 and arrive back home on Sept. 29.

This retreat is designed to introduce you to a new culture, new country, new people and new experiences. Yoga will be offered daily, with opportunities to explore your practice and deepen it in a way that isn’t possible at home with all of your everyday distractions. In addition to yoga, we’ll also dive into the unique culture of Bali, visiting cultural sites and exploring the surf culture as well!





 

Resorts

We will spend 4 nights in Ubud at the gorgeous Amori Villas (and sister property Hotel Pandora just 200m away). We will have the exclusive use of this resort, allowing everyone to really get to know one another! We will spend 4 additional nights in Keramas Beach at Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club. Located near the world famous Keramas surf break, you’ll have the chance to take surf lessons yourself, and watch the famous night surfing experts!








 

Accommodations

Amori Villas in Ubud is an all-suite/villa property located in the Petanu river valley approximately 10 minutes from Ubud center. There is an open-air restaurant and lounge pavilion and a purpose-built yoga pavilion and spa building. Because we expect this retreat to sell out, all rooms will be shared. If you don’t have a travel companion, don’t worry, we’ll pair you with someone and hopefully you will make a great new friend along the way! All suites and villas are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi.

In Keramas Beach we’ll be staying at Hotel Komune Resort & Beach Club. Located near the Keramas surf break, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some sunshine and R&R. All rooms will be shared and you will have full access to all of the amenities of the resort. Resort rooms are included in the price of the retreat, but you do have the option of upgrading to a suite, a beachfront pool suite, or a 1-BR or 2-BR villa (subject to resort availability). All rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi.








 

Meals

The vast majority of your meals are included, except when you are enjoying free time in Ubud. Sample menus from Amori Villas and Komune Resort can be seen by clicking the pictures below. All meals will be healthy and delicious! Please let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements.








 

Yoga

Yoga (ashtanga and vinyasa depending on participants) will be offered daily. Johnna is the lead teacher, though Jenn may hop in and teach some of the vinyasa classes as well. The yoga schedule will be determined based on our other activities each day.








 

Itinerary

To experience everything that Bali has to offer, we’ve included all of the cultural events and experiences in the price of the retreat. The exact order and day of events is subject to change (we are on an adventure!), but we expect it to look something like this:



Wednesday 9/18/2019

Depart CLT (or your home city) and make your way to Bali!

 

Friday

Arrive Bali, transfer to Amori Villas, enjoy a special welcome dinner, a gentle yoga/stretch/relaxation class and a good night’s sleep.

 

Saturday

This is a free day to relax at the resort and adjust to the time change. Yoga, all meals and a massage are included for everyone. We’ll also enjoy a traditional kecak dance performance at dinner.

 

Sunday

Experience sunrise at Mt. Batur, followed by a bike ride through the Teglalang rice paddies and some free time in Ubud. We’ll all be back at the resort for dinner.

 

Monday

We’ll take a driving tour of some of the prominent temples and cultural sites in and around Ubud, and of course a visit to the monkey forest. You’ll have the opportunity for free time in Ubud or relaxing at the resort in the afternoon.

 

Tuesday

We’ll have a leisurely morning at Amori Villas, and shortly after lunch will depart for Komune Resort & Beach Club. You have the afternoon free to check out the beach and resort, and maybe watch some night surfing to get you inspired for our adventure the next day.

 

Wednesday

We have arranged for surf lessons for everyone! Besides the surf lessons, you generally have the day free to enjoy the awesome beachfront resort and all of its amenities.

 

Thursday

This is a free day to spend as you choose. That might mean relaxing by the pool, but could also mean spending more time in Ubud, or any number of other optional excursions. You’ll learn more about Balinese cooking at our evening cooking class/dinner.

 

Friday

You get another chance at surfing with more included surf lessons today. Otherwise you should relax and enjoy our last full day in Bali. A special closing dinner with your new friends is the perfect end to our great adventure.

 

Saturday

Enjoy a final quiet morning at the beach. By lunchtime (depending on flight times), we’ll head back to DPS to catch your flight home.

 

Sunday 9/29/2019

Arrive back home relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired.

Wednesday 9/18/2019   

Depart CLT (or your home city) and make your way to Bali!

  

Friday

Arrive Bali, transfer to Amori Villas, enjoy a special welcome dinner, a gentle yoga/stretch/relaxation class and a good night’s sleep.

  

Saturday

This is a free day to relax at the resort and adjust to the time change. Yoga, all meals and a massage are included for everyone. We’ll also enjoy a traditional kecak dance performance at dinner.

  

Sunday

Experience sunrise at Mt. Batur, followed by a bike ride through the Teglalang rice paddies and some free time in Ubud. We’ll all be back at the resort for dinner.

  

Monday

We’ll take a driving tour of some of the prominent temples and cultural sites in and around Ubud, and of course a visit to the monkey forest. You’ll have the opportunity for free time in Ubud or relaxing at the resort in the afternoon.

  

Tuesday

We’ll have a leisurely morning at Amori Villas, and shortly after lunch will depart for Komune Resort & Beach Club. You have the afternoon free to check out the beach and resort, and maybe watch some night surfing to get you inspired for our adventure the next day.

  

Wednesday

We have arranged for surf lessons for everyone! Besides the surf lessons, you generally have the day free to enjoy the awesome beachfront resort and all of its amenities.

  

Thursday

This is a free day to spend as you choose. That might mean relaxing by the pool, but could also mean spending more time in Ubud, or any number of other optional excursions. You’ll learn more about Balinese cooking at our evening cooking class/dinner.

  

Friday

You get another chance at surfing with more included surf lessons today. Otherwise you should relax and enjoy our last full day in Bali. A special closing dinner with your new friends is the perfect end to our great adventure.

  

Saturday

Enjoy a final quiet morning at the beach. By lunchtime (depending on flight times), we’ll head back to DPS to catch your flight home.

  

Sunday 9/29/2019

Arrive back home relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired.





 

Pricing

The price of the retreat is $3000. A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to guarantee your spot. Your second payment of $1500 is due by March 1. And your final payment of $1000 is due by June 1.

Payment can be made by check payable to Bali Surf and Yoga Retreat and given to Jenn. Or via Venmo to Jennifer-Felts-5.



What’s Included & What’s Not Included

What’s Included
• Accommodations (4 nights at each location)
• All meals except for 2-3 while you are enjoying free time in Ubud
• All cultural activities, tours, performances and classes
• 2 surf lessons (2 hours each)
• A massage while at Amori Villas
• In country transportation as part of scheduled activities
• Transfers to and from DPS airport


What’s Not Included
• Airfare (round trip to DPS – please note we leave on a Wednesday and arrive on Friday!)
• Trip Insurance (this is mandatory – Bali does have a volcano! We recommend World Nomads or RoamRight. Proof of travel insurance is required to be sent to us 2 months before the trip. Trip insurance is usually least expensive when you buy it within 7 days of booking your trip.)
• Alcoholic beverages
• 2-3 meals while enjoying free time in Ubud (you will find food in Bali to be very affordable!)
• Optional excursions
• Souvenirs
• Any money spent in transit to/from Bali

Note: an entrance visa is not required when traveling from the US to Bali if your trip is 30 days or less.



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Contact Us

For more information or if you have any questions, reach out to us at balisurfandyoga@gmail.com or use the form below.




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BaliSurfAndYoga@gmail.com
(704)763-3600