with Alyson Atma Simms
May 29 – June 5, 2016
Treat yourself to a week immersed in the healing energies and vibrancy of the Balinese culture! We’ll meet at the Denpasar international airport and transfer to Soulshine, a sacred and celebratory space created by Michael Franti to welcome yoga and spiritual groups.
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 at Soulshine, just 5 minutes outside of Bali’s cultural capital Ubud, in luxury villa accommodations. We’ll nourish ourselves with life-filled organic foods, visit area temples and cultural sites, and practice yoga in our open air yoga studio complete with breathtaking views of the rice terraces, coconut trees, and the jungle canopy.
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. We’ll also offer an optional bicycle tour of the country side and an entire day at the beach!
Of course we’ll indulge in the incredible Balinese massage and spa treatments which are offered on site.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
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. Please check this link to verify your status: www.balitourismboard.org. Visas on arrival are $35 USD. The customs officers do accept other currencies and credit cards as well.
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 Soulshine Bali?
We will arrange transportation for group members arriving on the 29th and departing on the June 5th. Expect a survey collecting your travel details. Upon exiting the airport, a trusted driver will meet you with a Soulshine Bali 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. Soulshine has adapters for you to borrow and all the rooms have at least one American-style plug for direct access. You can also easily purchase adapters once you arrive.
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) and an awesome health clinic nearby Soulshine Bali in case you need anything.
Is there internet access on property?
Soulshine 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. The sun still shines bright during the wet season. It is generally always hot 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. We’ve got great natural bug spray and SPF 25 sunscreen, but don’t forget to pack your own if you have your favorites.
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
Alyson Atma Simms
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will shine.
She was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 to live a deeper life. Her true self was ignited and her life became one of devotion. Alyson has studied: Hatha, vinyasa, tantra, ashtanga, restorative, yin, zen mediation, qi-gong, yoga nidra, trance dance, and some good, old-fashioned sitting quietly on the floor. Her teaching, yoga practice, and healing ability and has taken her around the world to practice, study, and teach. [Read more about Alyson]
The guided meditations broke through new levels of inner consciousness. Alyson took me on a deep meditative journey that I will never forget!
– Mateo, Costa Rica with Alyson, 2015
I was moved by the well thought-out approach and preparation that each Hatha class offered, both in physical and spiritual continuity. Classes genuinely flowed and left me with deeper insight, broadening my practice beyond the mat.
– Portia, Costa Rica with Alyson, 2015
The 2-story Lotus Villa has private rooms each with 1 king or 2 twin beds. They have beautiful pond or garden views, air conditioning, and built-in wardrobes. Each room has its own private bath and toilet plus open air sink. 1 Lotus room still available.
Double Occupancy: $1995 per person
one female roommate space available.
Relax in a gorgeous garden setting with a private terrace opening onto our lush gardens. Located on the ground floor, this room boasts a king bed, and beautiful outdoor shower/bath.
Double Occupancy: $2095 per person
*add $800 for single occupancy
Sound of Sunshine – RESERVED
Koi Room – RESERVED
Firefly Room – RESERVED
Sunset Room – RESERVED
- 7 nights accommodations
- Airport transfers
- All yoga classes with Alyson
- One Balinese massage
- Group temple tour / elephant cave tour
- Group bicycle tour & beach excursion
- All breakfasts and dinners, plus 4 lunches
- A Balinese cultural performance
- Airfare to Denpasar
- Additional spa services
- Additional Optional excursions
- Alcoholic beverages
A $495 deposit will secure your space and we would be happy to match you with a roommate.
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($495) before February 15 . No refunds after February 15. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Collective in advance. Or, if we are able to fill your space from a waitlist, your fees (less your deposit) will be refunded to you. In case of cancellation by One Yoga Collective, you will receive a full refund of all funds received by One Yoga Collective. 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 March 1, 2016, unless other arrangements are made.
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