PROJECT NAME: BALINESE YOGA WEEK
LOCATION: UBUD OR LOVINA
START DATES: 2ND & 4TH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE
MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK
MIN AGE: 16+
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Specialty Placement Add-On (must be added on to any standard placement.
- Airport Pickup
- Local Transportation
- 1 Day Orientation
- 24/7 In-Country Support
- Project Materials & Equipment
- Pre-departure Expert Advice
- Preperation Tools & Checklists
- Certificate of Completion
Many people travel the world to practice Yoga in Ubud. This is a very special place to practice meditation and physical and mental reflection. Ubud and Lovina provide an idyllic environment in which you can experience true tranquility. The physical and mental benefits received from Yoga are incredible and this program will provide the best opportunity to experience Yoga in a truly authentic way.
Meditation is the art of focusing your mind, restraining your thoughts and looking deep into yourself. Practising it can give you a better understanding of your purpose in life and of the divine, as well as provide you with certain physical and mental health benefits
During this week, practice and learn from experts in healing techniques of Yoga & Meditation to have a healthy body and a sound mind.
06:00 Morning Yoga and meditation, introduction to Yoga and Meditation
08:00 Break with fresh fruits and tea
08:33 Breakfast and free time
12:00 Lunch and free time
16:00 Afternoon Yoga and meditation
18:00 Break with fresh fruits and tea
Standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud within genuine local Balinese communities in a rural setting. We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing…. This is a real Balinese experience! Living conditions are comfortable and clean. You can expect regular interaction with locals where you can practice your new found language skills. You can expect to share a room with between 4 to 8 other volunteers. The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.
Volunteers have access to 2 swimming pools which can be used for a fee of approx US$3. There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud center which is about a 10 minute walk from the house.
Internet use: Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. (10 minute walk)
*All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.
**For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost in either a single room (shared toilet), private room (private toilet) or private villa (private toilet, kitchen & balcony). Please contact us in advance to check availability and pricing (Prices start from US$125 p/week).
3 traditional Balinese meals are provided on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner). Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).
Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.
It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.
Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport in Bali, you will be required to pay a $US35 per person visa on arrival fee. You can also pay in other currencies (USD, Euro or AUS$).
You will receive change in Indonesian Rupiah. There is usually no problem to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA), but your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months. The VoA is not valid for one month – only 33 days. The day of arrival counts as day one. The day of departure also counts. If you need to stay longer than the allowed 33 days you can get an additional stamp (VoA) without leaving the country and get an additional 33 days. This can only be done once. If you wish to stay up to 90 days, it is possible to extend your stay for a further 33 days. Once you are in Bali, our coordinators can help organize this for you, the cost is $75AUD.
We’ll provide a full briefing of recommended items in our detailed program pack. This is provided to you after final payment normally 33 days prior to departure.
- Arrival airport transfer
- 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
- Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
- Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
- Training & supervision as required
- Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
- 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
- Touring & excursions as per itinerary
- Certificate of Completion
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Airfares & visa fees
- Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
- Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)
Indonesia has to be one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts. Indonesia has around 330 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources.
Millions of small farmers, farm workers and fishers are unable to tap into the opportunities offered by years of economic growth. They are often geographically isolated and lack access to basic infrastructure and support.
Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese traditional cultures are still present, making the island charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees, especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a ceremony day.
IVI have a variety of programs designed to immerse volunteers into the local lifestyle in order to experience the unique culture, build life long relationships and benefit the people that need it the most.
Bali is situated just south of the equator. It has a hot and tropical climate year round.
The wet season is from November to March, and the dry season from April to October (although there may still be some showers) The rains usually only last for a few hours, so you will usually still get some sunshine during the day.
The rainy season brings about humidity and it is generally hot year round, from 20 to 33 degrees. Cooler temperatures can be found up North in the mountain regions.
Bali culture is incredible, rich in tradition and spirituality which focuses mainly on art and religion, with the two often expressed through each other. Many Balinese people are an artist of some kind and spend their leisure time working on hobbies and artwork that have been passed down through generations.
Many public areas, homes and paddy fields are decorated by detailed paintaings, intricate carvings, fine weaving, statues and various artworks. Life in Bali is very much communal and centered around local villages with the community institution or ‘Banjar’ responsible for many aspects of life. The Balinese have a word, “Niskala” which means that which cannot be sensed directly, but can only be felt within.
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