Ring in the New Year, Bali Style!
with Hawah and Mimi
December 29, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Start planning your future now. Manifest your dream of traveling to one of the most exotic and sacred lands in the world. Bali is a gateway to bountiful volcanoes, stunning beaches, ancient temples, rice-terraced mountainsides, diverse coral and marine life, and a long lineage of arts and culture.
Spiritual journeys begin and end in Bali where religion collides with vast natural beauty and landscapes. Travel with Hawah and Mimi – two master teachers who combined have nearly 40 years of experience – for 7 nights and 8 days in this magical land. You’ll be immersed in yoga classes that integrate their diverse experience in the Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Jivamukti, and Mixed Martial Arts traditions.
On this unforgettable retreat you will have an opportunity to unplug, deepen your personal practice and return to start your New Year feeling replenished and rejuvenated. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, Hawah and Mimi will insure that you have fun, are challenged and grow tremendously – both on and off the yoga mat.
We’ll stay at the luxury villas of Surya Kembar (Twin Suns) in beautiful natural surroundings of sun, water, and open air. The vacation includes lodgings, most meals, yoga classes, meditations and the following special excursions and treats:
- Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes
- Ancient temple tours of Gunung Kawi, carved into the mountainside in 1000BC, and Tirta Empul Water Temple where you can swim in the healing waters
- A special cultural performance and dinner
- An excursion to hot springs, a volcano and coffee plantation
- A special New Year’s celebration!
- Some optional adventures that may be available include river rafting, a day at white sands beach, a sunrise hike to the summit of the most sacred mountain in Bali, or a downhill bicycle ride from Kintamani village that ends with a swim in a waterfall!
Upon your arrival in Denpasar, you’ll be greeted at the airport and whisked away to our little paradise for the week. We’ll be staying in Luxury Villas at Surya Kembar, just minutes outside of Bali’s cultural capital Ubud. We’ll nourish ourselves with life-filled organic foods, visit area temples and cultural sites, and practice yoga in our open air yoga studio. We’ll also experience a performance of traditional Balinese dance and storytelling, venture out to the temple of Gunung Kawi, be blessed in the water temple of Tampak Siring and visit Goa Gajah / Elephant Cave.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Most travelers, including those from the United States and Europe, do not need a visa if you are staying for less than 30 days. Make sure you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date.
Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city. You must also have proof of a return ticket. Visa regulations have been changing in Bali for almost a decade, so it is recommended that you check with your consulate for the most up-to-date information.
What airport do I fly into?
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is the international airpot you will be flying into. Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time, so double check your arrival date and retreat start date.
How do I get from Denpasar to Surya Kembar?
We will arrange transportation for group members arriving on the 29th and departing on the 5th. Expect a survey collecting your travel details. Upon exiting the airport, a trusted driver will meet you with a Surya Kembar sign and big, welcoming smile.
What is the electrical currency/outlet in Bali?
Bali electricity runs at 220V and uses the European plug (two round pins). Adapters will be necessary if you are bringing any electrical items.
Is there internet access on property?
Surya Kembar offers free wi-fi throughout the property.
Read more about weather, packing, etc.
What will the weather be like?
August is the best weather month for Bali. It’s the peak of the dry season so plenty of sunshine with average ocean temperatures of 81F (27C). Temperatures range from 72F (22C) to 88F (31C) – perfect weather for outdoor exploring and comfortable evenings.
What should I pack?
We recommend light clothing that breathes but can also protect you from the sun. If you are planning on attending one of the sacred sound concerts at a temple, modest dress is suggested.
What is the currency?
The currency here is called Rupiah. You can bring your own currency over and convert it, or use ATM machines to withdraw Indonesian currency. Many restaurants and stores take credit cards, please let your credit card company know you are traveling.
HawaH is an artist, author, educator, non-profit leader and certified yoga instructor. He has over 800 hours of yoga teacher training experience and has enjoyed guiding students and budding teachers for 15 years. Trained and certified in Sivananda Yoga, he holds a second certification in the Jivamukti Yoga School and a third from The Center for Mind Body Medicine in trauma relief and healing. He spent years learning from other yoga traditions including Ashtanga Yoga, with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, and Iyengar Yoga styles. He maintains a Vipassana meditation practice and trains in Kung Fu (i.e. Shaolin, Baguazhang and Tai-chi styles). Hawah has extensive experience leading retreats in places such as Nepal, Peru, and the United States. His yoga classes are dynamic; a journey integrating his knowledge of ancient yoga forms with parallel modalities found in other cultures & traditions.
In addition, Hawah has authored 4 books (including “The Poetry of Yoga” anthology containing 300+ yogi poets from 19 countries), released 2 music albums, and produced 3 documentary films (including the award-winning documentary “Fly By Light”). He is co-founder/ executive director of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization One Common Unity, and has traveled to over 35 countries, supporting a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art.
In the past, Hawah held a fellowship with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation and worked as special representative to the United Nations and the World Conference Against Racism. He also directed the Peaceable Schools Program in D.C.’s largest public high school. He holds degrees in Education and Psychology from the American University.
Mimi Rieger, E-RYT Yoga Alliance (2003) is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and the proprietor of Mimi Rieger Yoga and PureFitnessDC, LLC. Mimi began her fitness journey as a ballet dancer in her youth and discovered the yogic and martial arts in her 20’s. She has been teaching yoga since 2003 and received her certification from the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Washington, DC. She brought the practice and art of Budokon (a blend of yoga and martial arts) to the DC area in 2005 and was the first certified teacher in the area who now trains teachers and students, traveling the U.S. and internationally holding workshops and master classes. Mimi holds yearly 200hr Yoga Teacher Training programs as well as offers bi-yearly retreats. In addition Mimi is a co-founder of Viva Shakti pants, a clothing line producing vibrant colored, shaping yoga pants. Read more about Mimi
Boutique and Loka rooms
The private Boutique and Loka Rooms have 1 king or 2 twin beds, and a beautiful outdoor area with dipping pool.
Double Occupancy: $2195 per person
Single Occupancy: $2795
one single room still available
Villa Chandra and Surya Villa
Each villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 private baths. Each villa also has it’s own private outdoor area and pool. Master bedrooms are assigned first come first served. Villa Chandra is sold out. 1 room still available in Surya Villa,
Double Occupancy: $2395 per person
Single Occupancy: $2995
Blue Moon Villa
Just added! This villa is just 50 meters from Surya Kembar, has 2 rooms, 2 baths, private living, kitchen and pool.
Double Occupancy: $2395 per person
Single Occupancy: $2995
- 7 nights accommodations
- Airport transfers (for arrivals on the 29th and departures on the 5th)
- All yoga classes and meditations with Hawah and Mimi
- All breakfasts and dinners, plus 4 lunches
- Group Temple Tours
- A Balinese cultural performance
- Volcano hike and tour
- Airfare to Denpasar
- Spa services
- Additional optional excursions
A $595 deposit will secure your space and we would be happy to match you with a roommate.
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before August 1 . No refunds after August 1. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. In case of cancellation by One Yoga Global, you will receive a full refund of all funds received by One Yoga Global. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through November 1, 2017, unless other arrangements are made.
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