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THE SHALA RETREAT CENTER - UBUD

LocatioN

UBUD is located in central Bali, appx 45 minutes from Denpasar.

 

THE SHALA ~ HOME OF WELLNESS

 

Welcome to The Shala Bali, lovingly created as a sanctuary to reconnect with our essence and realign with nature. Cocooned among the magnificent nature of Ubud, the space was founded on the ancient principles of Balinese and Indian philosophy.

 

The idyllic natural environment, combined with our comprehensive programs are sure to inspire harmony between BODY, MIND, SPIRIT, and EARTH, the fundamental ingredients to living a joyful, and healthful life.

 

It is our hope that no matter what you are seeking, after a stay at the The Shala Bali, you will depart with a greater sense of peace. Regain your balance, or take your first steps towards more peace and health. Whether you want to turn over a new leaf or deepen your experience of healthful living, our retreats are designed to meet you where you are and inspire transformation.

TRANSPORTATION & Shuttle

** Please put your flight information on the logistics sheet.

 

You can fly into Denpasar Bali Airport (DPS). The Shala’s main entrance is from Mumbai Station Cafe on Sanggingand Road. Across from Indus restaurant. Click here to save the meet up location.

 

Message the Shala to set up your transportation from the airport:

Whatsapp +62 812 3849 6136

manager4retreat@gmail.com

 

 

FLIGHT ARRANGEMENT

 

Make your flight arrangement: Plan to arrive at Denpasar International Airport on the morning of the training start date at the latest. The retreat center is roughly a 45-minute beautiful drive. We recommend arriving on the island at least one day before the training in order to acclimate to the island and time changes.

 

If you would like to arrive early at the retreat center, please reach out to The Shala to reserve additional nights. You can schedule your flight out of DPS anytime after 2 pm in the afternoon of the last day or the following day (or PLEASE stay longer and enjoy the beach and jungle!)

FOOD & WATER

** Please put your dietary restrictions on the logistics sheet.

 

All meals are healthy and prepared by an amazing chef on site who knows how to make your taste buds smile. 3 Daily vegetarian Balinese/Indonesian healthy meals (breakfast including detox drink, lunch, and dinner) served as a buffet.

 

Do not drink the water in Bali. Only drink purified water. During the day there will be purified water available in the yoga shala and throughout the premises.

 

When traveling outside of your home country it is a good idea to take the extra steps to protect your immune system. If you have never traveled outside of your country, this may make you more susceptible to getting tummy sickness because your body will be exposed to unfamiliar bacteria! Even though our retreat centers have filtered water, we recommend bringing a water filter or water purification tablets. Here are the products we recommend:

 

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter or LifeStraw Water Bottle

Sport Berkey Water Bottle

SteriPen Ultra Water Purifier

Water Purification Tabs

MONEY/ATM

The local currency is IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) You can check the most current exchange rate directly on google.

VISA

In order to get a visa, your passport needs to be valid for six months after entering Indonesia. Visa requirements are different for various countries. Please search the internet for the closest Indonesian consulate for the visa requirements for your country of origin. Many countries enjoy free visa entry into Indonesia. This will give you a 30 day stay upon arrival, called a VOA.

 

If you wish to stay longer, you can purchase a tourist visa upon entering Bali at the airport. The cost is US$ 35.00 in cash. Presently it is possible to extend your visa for an additional 30 days but you must get the extension upon arriving at DPS and by paying the $35 upon entry. If you have this extension visa, you must apply for the extended visa 15 days into your trip (the process can take 10-15 days). The cost is 900,000 RUP. If you do not get this 2nd visa extension option, you must leave within 30 days. If you overstay, the cost is currently 300,000 per day overstay ($22). There is a rumor that this may increase and we don’t recommend staying over 30 days without the planned extension. You can always fly out of Indonesia and fly back into Bali as well.

BOOKS

Here are the 2 required texts you can purchase at your local bookstore or online. Please note that the Manual is INCLUDED in the tuition, and will be there when you arrive. PLEASE NOTE these books are only required for the Mystical 200hr YTT.

Purchase one of the following Yoga Sutras books. The choice is yours!

If your course is not a 200hr YTT we’ll send you the recommended books in your logistics email!

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING MANUAL

The Manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.

OTHER COURSE RELATED ITEMS

Optionally, a neti pot and a tongue scraper are suggested to be used throughout the course, you can purchase these on your own at any health food store. Please also bring any creative tools that enable you to express your gifts such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc. For the Mystical 200hr YTT only

"WHAT YOU SEEK IS SEEKING YOU"

- Rumi

WHAT TO PACK

These are simply suggestions, none of these packing list items are mandatory :-)

Our retreat centers provide mats, so it is not mandatory to bring one! However, if you would like to invest in a mat, these are some that we like!

 

 

Mats/Straps/Towels

Sandals, Water Shoes

 

Refillable Water Bottle:

 

BIODEGRADABLE products:

 

Eco-Friendly Menstrual products:

Clothing Options

  • Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • 5 yoga outfits
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

 

OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS

Any snacks/superfoods you like between meals

  • Musical Instruments
  • Art Supplies
  • Journal and pens
  • White or other ceremonial dress - Optional for Mystical 200hr YTT

Click here and check out our alumni’s online shop.

Use the code SYIFAM20 for 20% off!

OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • Lavender and Tea Tree Oil are great essential oils to have.
  • Snacks
  • All-nautral candles and sage
  • Special stones or healing itesm for your Mesa
  • Plastic bags to keep electronics dry and safe near the beach
  • Rechargeable batteries, charger, speaker.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Cameras / camera chargers
  • Travel mug

YOGA PRACTICE

If you don’t already have a regular practice, please take some time prior to the beginning of the training to start practicing yoga and meditation 3-5 times per week if possible. This will help your body and mind more quickly adapt to the schedule once we begin the course. You can find videos of the flows here.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH

  • Since there is an emphasis on cleansing and healing in this training, we recommend you begin the process of preparing your body by eating fresh foods that are organic and alkaline-forming such as fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are the alkalizing electrolyte minerals most widely used by the body. You may also want to consider limiting your consumption of meat, dairy products, salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Drink water as often as possible and begin to listen to and notice any changes in your body’s responses to this purification process. During the training based in the tropics, you will want to drink considerably more water than normal.
  • As we are cleansing the body from the inside out, you may also want to consider the effects of cleansing from the outside-in. This is a perfect opportunity to look at the products you are using on your skin, hair and scalp to determine the safety or toxicity of them. Please note, cleansing and fasting is not a required part of this training. It is only offered as an additional way in which you can create more space for more light in your life and in your practice. If you are taking medication or have any personal or physical conditions that may be a contraindication to cleansing, please let us know.
  • Begin to reflect on any insights you are receiving. This may be about yourself, your life, the things that have brought you to this place, the things that may be holding you back, or any other parts of you that are asking to be looked at. This is a great time to begin a practice of journaling if you do not already. Contemplating the intentions of why you are doing what you are doing can bring a depth to your experience and begin the process of transformation before you even leave home!

SICK DAYS AND MISSED HOURS

Full participation is required to complete the program. Any additional hours missed will require communication with a facilitator and an action plan as to how hours can be completed. If additional facilitator time is required to work with a student to make up hours, an additional cost per hour may incur. Students must fulfill all Yoga Alliance required hours in order to graduate.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of the course, you will receive your 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance. As a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization if you choose to.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. We are looking forward to having you here to embark on this life-changing journey to shed away layers and become your truest self.

 

We encourage you to begin the practice now, by reflecting on your intentions for yourself and what brought you on this journey. Together we will create a safe and sacred space within our group that will help to reveal the wisdom within and the nature of the Self. This path will ask for self -reflection, growth, and discipline. Your journey will be greatly guided by what you chose to bring to the experience. Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the clear, crisp perspective and sacred landscape of Bali with an open heart.

“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR

ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?”

- Mary Oliver

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