is the most famous island in the Indonesian archipelago.
It is north of Australia, south of Thailand. It sits with
the Indian Ocean on one side, the Bali Sea on the other.
do I fly into?
Indonesia (DPS )is the airport city you fly into.
is the currency in Bali?
rupiah, currently $1US = 12,000 Rp
currency should I bring?
are money changers that accept all major international currencies,
so no real need to convert to USD.
is the dominant religion in Bali?
Indonesia has one of the highest Muslim populations, Bali
is primarily a Hindu practicing island.
are Muslims and Buddhists followers also, and they live
harmoniously together. You'll hear melodic chanting from
both Hindu and Muslim temples on your stay.
of the most charming aspect of the Balinese Hindu culture
is the daily offering rituals you'll see where ever you
go. Incense, rice, flowers arranged on a hand made palm
plate are offered to greet and honour Gods of light and
see them around the hotels, the storefronts, on car dashboards,
in family compounds..... it's a wonderful devotional detail
of a gentle people fully integrated with their spiritual
I need a visa to get into Bali?
can get a visa upon arrival at the airport which is good
for 30 days. Many countries including Canada and USA don't
you plan to stay longer, check out your local Indonesian
consulate for details.
I need to get any vaccinations for this retreat?
the best of our knowledge, entry to Bali does not require
any immunization. However it's good to check with your doctor
and local government for any current advisory warnings and
vaccine recommendations especially if you are staying a
if I want to stay longer or come early?
Always a good idea to enjoy the full reward of your investment
of time and money on the flight.
arrange with the resort that is hosting the retreat for
your dates. The resort will arrange a pick up from anywhere
on the island. Because it's an all inclusive location, it's
easy to budget.
Staying in different areas of Bali can be extremely affordable.
You can find a nice hotel, with breakfast and a pool, and
eat lunch and dinner for $80/day or less. You can also have
an authentic homestay experience and live on $40/day or
less. There are also 5 star luxury hotels upward of $1000+/day,
so it's up to you.
and suggestions on where to go, stay and what to do are
readily available from your travel agent. One suggestion
is to arrive, feel the island, and after the retreat, make
the decisions about what suits you best in the moment.
traveling alone as a woman OK?
facilitator, Laila Ghattas, has been traveling alone to
Bali since 2004, very comfortably staying 6-8 weeks each
time and mostly on her own when not on retreat.
It's so easy to meet other travelers, especially in Ubud,
you won't be on your own for long.
locations are rural and far away from the trappings of tourism.
In the south, in Kuta, Seminyak, it's very touristy and
busy. Common sense and caution with your belongings there
is the same as in any other tourist urban area in the world.
much should I budget for shopping?
is one of the most affordable places in the world. Bright
colourful original crafts, fabrics, jewelry and art can
be found for $5 - $50. It's the best place to shop for presents
for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or Holiday ideas.
Original fashion and yoga wear galore.
also where Laila Goddess Feel Good Clothing are hand printed
and tailored. So bring a few hundred extra dollars to leave
in the Balinese economy.
should I pack?
get a thorough information package when you register with
ideas, tips, packing list, and important travel details.
You might budget possible the extra fees to take home a
second suitcase full of goodies if you're staying long enough
to seriously shop. You can pick up a bag inexpensively at
the markets. Some airlines allow 2 bags free of charge on
long haul flights.
matter what you choose, ALWAYS pack 3 days of clothes, underwear
& bathing suit in your carry on bag. Just in case checked
luggage goes astray.
the weather like?
enjoys a lush rainy season from November to March, so we're
near the end of the rainy season. Lovely warm rain will
fall for an hour or so mostly in the afternoon, sometimes
with thunderstorms, sometimes all night.
rain is a welcome cooling agent in the average temp of 28-32C
or 86 - 94F. It also makes everything incredibly alive pulsing
with a green you can almost hear. Umbrellas are available
for guests at most hotels.
long is the flight?
on where you're coming from, it's about 14 hours from Europe,
20 hours from North America. You can make it easier by stopping
on the west coast before crossing the Pacific. Laila sometimes
overnights in Hong Kong to split up the journey, enjoy a
shower, be alone and really rest before the last 5 hour
leg to Denpasar.
a seasoned solo world traveler Laila has written a very
on how to approach your travel preparation
to reduce stress including what to bring with you onboard
so you can enjoy your long flight.
much does the flight cost?
great news is you don't have to buy this flight too early.
October has traditionally been a great time for deals to
Bali, found on discount flight sites and directly on airline
sites. Laila departs from Toronto on a direct flight to
Hong Kong or Taipei, then another shorter flight south to
Bali and has paid as little as $1,460 CAD. EVA Air often
has amazing deals and is Laila's favourite at this time.
from the US west coast wanting the best price can find deals
as low as $795US. It's really up to you what's important
and what it's worth to take longer with more stopovers.
Do not delay booking your flight if you choose to travel
with points. Many people from around the world take holiday
on the island.
matter what you choose, ALWAYS pack 3 days of clothes, underwear&
bathing suit in your carry on bag. Just in case luggage
is the workshop fee non-refundable?
retreat is all about deep personal growth and life improvement
through the exploration of unconscious life patterns.
A successful retreat experience requires the mutual commitment
from the facilitator and each participant. This creates
common intention and integrity to show up fully for the
A non-refundable workshop fee policy encourages grounded,
conscious decision making.
and resources are invested on your behalf a year in advance
of the actual workshop dates.
You receive private self-discovery session credits if you
can't participate in the workshop in Bali.
DO NOT LOSE your investment in your personal growth.
the case that we cancel the retreat, you get a full refund.
do I have to register with someone else to save?
of an international retreat takes more time and resources
than you can imagine, unless you've taken on this kind of
years of experimenting with marketing, Laila now prefers
to invest by reducing workshop fees for participants who
register with a friend or group of friends.
your reward for helping to get the word out successfully.
isn't the workshop scheduled to run all day?
greatest challenge most people face is not knowing how to
BE in their lives.
workshop itinerary is expertly designed and time over time
proven to deliver the highest benefit to your healing path.
requires space and time.
helps when you are in a gorgeous place, especially by the
hours are intensive. The creative exercises go deeply to
inspire your awareness.
insights need time to process, integrate, and align with.
as you enjoy your daily spa session, yoga class, cultural
class, a swim, some journaling and independent workshop
exercises, you'll be so glad to have time to BE in BALI!
alcohol allowed on this retreat?
you are welcome to enjoy beverages of your choice. The dining
room has a wine list and cocktails that can be sipped poolside
while the sun sets, with dinner, whatever feels appropriate.
remember to drink responsibly, and never go into the sea
or pool under the influence of alcohol.
want to be fresh each morning to receive the full return
on your retreat investment.
you don't drink alcohol, there is a long yummy list of healthy
concoctions that are included in your resort package, as
well as specialty coffee.
I bring my partner?
most important thing to decide is how to best use your time
on the retreat, to be totally available for yourself and
your self-discovery. If your partner is open to personal
growth, by all means, join in the fun and both of you are
welcome to register for the retreat.
your companion does not want to participate in the retreat,
independent activities like tours and hikes can be arranged
with the resort for your companion to enjoy while you participate
in the workshops. There will be plenty of free time to spend
together after the workshop ends each day.
really really really want to come. Are there special offers
and Is there flexibility in the payment schedule?
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appreciates installment plan preference for some participants.
why the resort fees are separate from the workshop fees.
You can pay the resort fees in the new year and directly
to the travel agent when you reserve your room.
you can pay your workshop fee in 2 equal monthly installments.
Just have a look at the registration page for details.
that will help make your Bali dreams come true!
out loud three times: I AM WORTH IT!!
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