Women’s Retreat with Dr. Deb Kern
July 7-13, 2019
plus bonus night on July 6th
Join Dr Deb Kern for a special Women’s Retreat – 7 days / 6 nights (with a bonus 7th night explained in Travel and FAQ’s!) immersed in the healing energies and vibrancy of the Balinese culture. Bali offers a stunning geography of ocean, mountain, volcanos and jungle with an incredibly diversity of wildlife and marine life. The Balinese people are characteristically warm and welcoming with a rich spiritual history.
Book your flight to land at Denpasar international airport and be whisked away to Floating Leaf eco-luxury retreat center for the week. We’ve hand chosen this distinct location for it’s privacy (we will be the only guests this week) and for it’s design and location. Floating Leaf is set in a small traditional Balinese village amongst verdant rice fields. This secluded location nestled between Sukawati and Pantai Purnama on the eastern shore of Bali puts us far from the traffic, pollution and the crowds of tourists found in Ubud and southern Bali, but we are still conveniently located close to the beach, airport and other key Bali landmarks.
Floating Leaf is close enough to visit Ubud (just 20 minutes), but nicely removed enough from the city energy and just a 15 minute walk to black sands beaches.
Upon your arrival in Denpasar, you’ll be greeted at the airport and whisked away to our little paradise. We’ll nourish ourselves with life-filled organic foods and practice yoga in our open air yoga studio complete with breathtaking views of the rice terraces, coconut trees, and ocean. We’ll learn about Balinese culture, learn some of their traditions, visit a healing water temple and an artisan village. A black sands beach is just a 15 minute walk from the property where surfing is possible. Of course ,we encourage you to indulge in the incredible Balinese massage and spa treatments which are offered on site.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Your retreat starts with dinner on Saturday July 7th, but we know many flights from the US arrive late at night and some of you may like to arrive a day early.
Because of this, we have arranged to have ALL ROOMS available and paid for the night of July 6th as well.
If you arrive at midnight on the 6th (or earlier that day), your room will be available for you to relax and acclimate from the time change. Breakfast is included on the morning of the 7th and the retreat starts with dinner on the 7th. Lunch on the 7th or other meals on the 6th can be purchased a la carte.
Of course, you can also arrive on the 7th during the day and all arrivals on the 6th or 7th will receive an driver / airport shuttle to bring you to Floating Leaf. If you arrive in Balie earlier than that on your own, please arrange transportation to meet the group at Floating Leaf on the 6th or 7th.
Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa in advance, or you may be eligible for a visa on arrival. For US citizens, you may be required to pay for a $35 visa upon arrival (or you may not!) The customs officers do accept other currencies and credit cards. 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 Floating Leaf?
We will arrange transportation for group members arriving on the start and end date of the retreat. (For those arriving one day early, we will still provide this pick up) Expect a survey to collect your travel details. Upon exiting the airport, a trusted driver will meet you with a Floating Leaf sign.
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.
Do I need any vaccines?
Traveling outside of you home country can expose you to bugs your body might not be used to. The odd case of “bali belly” (diarrhea) is not uncommon. Packing an anti-diarrheal can put you at ease. It’s always nice to check in with your family doctor or local travel clinic if you need any information on vaccines or medications to bring with you. We’ve got some great pharmacies (“Apotek” in Indonesian).
Is there internet access on property?
Floating Leaf offers free wi-fi throughout the property. While we know its important to stay connected with friends and love ones, sometimes the unexpected storm can slow down or cut out the internet temporarily.
What will the weather be like?
Because it is located near the equator, Bali tends to have fairly stable weather with the “wet” season occurring between November and March and the ‘dry’ season between May and September. It is generally always warm with temperatures hovering in the mid-to high-80s and up.
What should I pack?
We recommend light clothing that breathes but can also protect you from the sun. Being near the equator, the Balinese sun is hot and you can burn much faster than what you might be used to. Sleeves or a light jacket is also helpful in the evenings if you decide to take a scooter ride. W
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. ATM withdrawal fees vary bank to bank, so make sure you check in with yours to get all the info. Many restaurants and stores take credit cards. Don’t forget to let your bank or credit card company know you are traveling!
Your Teacher & Guide
Dr. Deb Kern
Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.
Our luxurious Bali villa guest rooms are well appointed with modern luxury and convenience, yet maintains a peaceful Balinese feel. Enjoy spectacular views on the Indian Ocean and holy Mount Agung volcano and the surrounding rice fields. All rooms feature Sweet Sleep beds, with incredibly comfortable mattresses imported from Belgium, topped with soft, allergy-free, high thread count linens to ensure sweet dreams every night of your stay. All villa bedrooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, private en suite bathroom and top of the line sheets, pillows, toiletries, and more.
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- Unlimited drinking water
- Solar charging stations for personal electronic devices
- In room safe (Pool View Rooms)
- Organic shampoo, body wash, conditioner and body lotion
- High quality robes and slippers
- Smart multi electrical sockets
- Baggage service
- Laundry service
- Hair dryers
- Koi feeding opportunities twice daily
We have only 10 rooms available for this retreat and can therefore only offer 2 single occupancy rooms (first come first served)
Please reserve your preferred room quickly early as we anticipate a sell out.
POOL VIEW ROOMS
The three upstairs rooms boast a wrap around balconies with views of the surrounding rice fields, Indian Ocean, Bali’s outer laying islands, the most sacred spot on the island, Mount Agung, and of course The Healing Pool. The 2 ground floor rooms offer indoor/outdoor garden bathrooms with rain shower and a large soaking bathtub.
We can offer one pool view room / maximum as single occupancy
Pool View Room Bottom Floor with Soaking Tub
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
Single Occupancy: $3595
Pool View Room Top Floor with wraparound balcony
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
Single Occupancy: $3595
Step across the koi pond to four beautifully appointed rooms set in a lush organic garden. Blending traditional Balinese antiques with contemporary sustainable comforts; each spacious room has a private terrace, air conditioning, and fan. These second floor rooms offer sweeping views of the surrounding rice fields, Indian Ocean and holy Mount Agung. The entire green rooftop is a flourishing fruit and vegetable garden and offers the best views Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat has to offer.
Double Occupancy: $2495 per person
We have 2 villa rooms – all the amenities, just a little smaller, so available for single occupancy
Single Occupancy: $3295
- 7 days / 6 nights accommodations
- bonus 7th night on July 6th for those who need it
- Airport transfers
- All yoga classes with Deb
- Organic meals starting with dinner on the 7th
- Introduction to Balinese culture
- Offering making class
- Temple ceremony
- Visit to an artisan village
- Special farewell dinner
- Airfare to Denpasar
- Spa Services
- Additional optional excursions
- Alcoholic beverages
A $695 deposit will secure your space and we would be happy to match you with a roommate.
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($695) before April 5, 2019. No refunds after April 5, 2019. 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. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through April 2019, unless other arrangements are made.
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