Documentation. Before arriving in Bali: Please check your passport well ahead of time, to make sure there is a minimum of six months left to run on your passport before it expires at the time you are landing at the airport. Customs has the authority to turn anyone back if their passport does not meet this criteria.
Retreat Reservation. Your reservation for the retreat is important to us to ensure we have enough space and resources for everyone, as we will let any spare rooms out to other spiritual travelers not participating in the retreat. The $100 is to secure the room as each person makes their booking. If we can fill the room, the $100 will be refunded back to you. The full payment for the retreat is to be made before arriving, unless prior arrangement has been made with us.
Airport Pickup. Most participants will arrive on the 2nd of March. Once you have cleared Indonesian Customs, you will be met at the airport by one of our friendly team members. We will have an A4 display card with your name on it along with The Intuitive Session’s logo displayed. There may be more than one person being picked up at a time, where possible we will pick up three or four people for that trip. A short wait with our team member may occur while waiting for other participants. Your patience on this will be greatly appreciated. You will be driven to the Retreat by our team member and have some of the Bali’s places of interest pointed out along the way.
Local Money. My suggestion is to change a small amount of money in Australia, say $50 for when you first arrive in Bali for some bottled water at the airport and maybe a small snack. I have found it easier to withdraw my money from one of Bali’s Bank’s ATM’s. I tend to draw out $100 or $200 at a time and am charged $5 for the withdrawal. I found this easier than trying to keep up with cashiers counting the local currency, which makes me feel a little uncomfortable at the speed that the Currency Exchange staff counts out the money.
Welcome Dinner. At 7.00pm there will be a welcome dinner held on Saturday 2nd March which is included in your package. This celebration meal is for you to get to know some of the other participants, enjoy an amazing meal, and help you settle in for a good night’s sleep.
Your Attire. An important part of your stay at the Retreat is a respect for the locals at the Retreat as well as other participants. It is requested you wear respectful and appropriate clothing each day. In general, it is suggested that short or long-sleeved tops are covering your shoulders. It’s also requested that Puja Wear, long skirts, or pants covering the knees are worn. Men can choose to wear a Balinese Wrap and a head dress, but this is not compulsory.
A sash with any of the above choice of dress is recommended. For men, it is requested they wear shirts, unless swimming in the pool and then a shorts style of swim wear is appropriate. Singlets are not appropriate for men. For women, it is requested that one-piece swim wear is worn when in the pool area. For each part of the program, it’s asked that women have a modest sense of dress. For example, no high splits in dresses or plunging necklines would be appreciated. Your respect on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
The Retreat. The Retreat starts at 9.00am, but for those who are happy to attend, there is Meditation and Yoga before breakfast. It is asked that each participant immerses themselves in the Retreat and attends all activities which are included in the Retreat. This is important to ensure you get everything you wanted out of the Retreat, or even more than you ever hoped for.
Meals. Each day there is breakfast at 8.00am and lunch at 12.30pm. There is bottled water provided each day. Please do not drink water from the tap. There is a welcome evening meal on the 2nd March, and a celebration meal on the 9th March. The evening meals in between the welcome meal and the closing celebration meal are available at your expense at some great restaurants which are close by. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat and spend time with someone whom you have connected with while doing the activities in the beauty of Bali. It’s suggested that the consumption of alcohol is avoided to get the most out of the Retreat.
Insurance. It is recommended that you take out medical and accident insurance for your time in Bali. While we take as much care as possible to take care of you, you are responsible for your own health and well-being. Please make a copy of your insurance policy to leave at our office when arriving at the Retreat. This may help in the unlikely event of an emergency. An information sheet will be emailed out before the Retreat to get essential information in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Sleeping Arrangements. The accommodation is twin share, and people will be paired intuitively. If you have a friend you wish to be paired with, please let us know in advance. Please, if you could respect others on the Retreat and our wishes, not to form any sexual relationships while on the Retreat. Extra nights’ accommodation is also available at the end of the Retreat.
Nature and Shopping Tours. Included in your package is three tours, so sensible walking shoes are important.
Numbers are limited for each retreat, and the number of confirmed bookings left in March means there are only a few spots left for this nurturing and beautiful retreat. Please contact us to state your intention if you wish to attend this retreat. We will do everything we can to assist in transitioning you to be a part of this very special group.
More to come soon, when we get closer and are getting ready for the Retreat.
Many thanks again for your interest and support for Spiritual Retreat Bali.