OCTOBER 20 – 27 with Suzi Chin Silicz
Join us for a week of yoga in the inspirational & gentle surrounds of the beautiful Balinese environment.
The 2018 Iyengar Yoga Retreat has been carefully planned so there is time to focus on yoga, being on retreat and taking a break. This is why the cost includes accommodation and other extras so the only thing you need to plan is your air fare and the usual sundry travel arrangements. The retreat is for anyone who has done some yoga to more experienced practitioners, so everyone is welcome and catered for.
The venue, Alam Indah, is a family run hotel with friendly staff who welcome us with open hearts. There is a swimming pool and villa style rooms situated in beautiful gardens within a jungle atmosphere. The 12 unique rooms all offer
air-conditioning & fans and are nestled in wonderful gardens. Some overlook the jungle valley, others have garden views.
Arrive to check in on Saturday October 20 from 2.00 PM, for the Sunday morning start. The friendly Alam Indah staff will help settle you into your room and show you around.
The Yoga sessions start on Sunday morning at 7 am. The space has a cool floor and looks out onto tropical gardens. Most of the equipment is supplied, but you will need to bring your mat, and strap and 2 blocks, and any other special equipment you may use for practice. The morning sessions start with a guided meditation then tea followed by a 2 hour yoga asana class. Then we get together again later in the afternoons for 1 1/2 hours of restorative & pranayama.
Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali. There are many places of interest to visit or spend the free time during the days and evenings just relaxing.
Retreat costs include:
* Yoga Asana, pranayama & restorative classes plus guided meditation daily
* Transfers to & from the airport to Ubud
* 7 nights single accommodation own room; share rooms & costs are also listed.
* Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
* Welcome dinner
* Hire of some yoga equipment
* Cultural day outing
* Free daily shuttle service to local surrounds, wifi, fruit, tea & coffee, filtered water etc.
* 10% discount for hotel Spa treatments.
* A Bali Retreat 2018 information pack sent to all participants.
Please Note: Airfares are not included.
2018 RETREAT COSTS
* An initial deposit of $400 is required per person to secure a space and block accommodation.
Early Bird final payments are due before July 20, 2018.
Full cost payment is due by September 20, 2018.
The full rate (quoted in the table below) applies to all bookings paid in total after July 20, 2018.
For the 2018 retreat the costs have been broken down according to the room you choose, as they are all wonderful but different sizes and views. You can view more details about the rooms HERE
Costs range between $2,008 – $2,662 for a Single Earlybird, due by July 20, 2018.
If you can find someone to share with, then these costs are less, between $1,695 – $2,023 per person at the Earlybird rate.
After July 20, Full costs range between $2,108 – $2,762 for single due by September 20, 2018. Share costs are less, see the below table.
Available Rooms as of: 13/7/2018.
Deposits taken, blocked rooms:
Gardenia – Booked
Rambutan – Deposit taken
Hibiscus – Deposit taken
Mawar – Deposit taken
Coconut – Deposit taken
Mangosteen – Booked
Lily – Blocked
NOTE: If all rooms at the venue become fully booked, there may still be rooms available close by within a short walking distance, in one of Alam Indah’s sister hotels. Please use the contact form below to request availability details.
Sharing a room requires the participants to find someone to share with. Share accommodation is based on a twin or double shared room. When deciding which rooms to share, check Alam Indah’s website for room sizes etc as some rooms are better to share space wise than others: http://www.alamindahbali.com/accommodations.htm
Please specify if you require twin share or double bedding arrangements.
If you have a non-participating partner accompanying you, please request a cost quote via the contact form below. Let us know which rooms you are interested in so we can give you the corresponding costs.
* A deposit of $400 is required to secure a space.
We recommend to book with your deposit asap, then the room will be blocked for you and taken off the availability list.
* Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable after July 20, 2018. Before July 20, 2018 50% of the deposit is refundable or transferable. You can view the full T&C’s via the link further below.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
* All payments are via bank transfer.
* Complete the contact form below and indicate if you wish to register and we will email you banking details.
* Once we receive your registration and deposit we will block accommodation for you.
* Only for non-Australian residents.
If you live outside of Australia you can make secure payments with PayPal. Please note there is a 2.6% surcharge added for all PayPal payments. Please fill in the below contact form to request PayPal details. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via international bank transfer, please request details by filling in the contact form below.
Please see the Bali 2018 Retreat’s T&C’s of you need to withdraw/cancel.
It is advised that participants have travel insurance cover and the appropriate vaccinations if desired. Australian residents do not require a visa to enter Indonesia however you MUST have at least 6 months validity on your passport to gain entry into Bali and Indonesian officials are very strict about this. If you are travelling to Bali from another country, make sure you check visa requirements.
More about the Retreat
Being on a yoga retreat offers the time to let go of your daily commitments and to connect to yourself on a more profound level using yoga as a guide. Time aside to experience daily yoga and it’s effects. This is very different to just going to classes around your usual life and obligations. The tropical weather also brings a certain experience to the body’s response to yoga.
The focus on retreat is time to practice yoga and the process of self discovery. Time to unwind certainly, but also a time aside to work on yoga learning without the demands of work or day to day commitments. A retreat can mean different things to us all. For some it is a chance to have quiet time to relax and reflect. Others it takes on a more awakening experience of exploring and moving out of the normal routines in life. What ever shape your day takes on, yoga will help you navigate your time on retreat with a sense of space and sensitivity.
Mornings commence with sitting meditation for 20 minutes and then a cup of tea. Then there is a 2 hour asana class in the cooler and serene hours of the morning followed by breakfast.
During the day there is plenty of time for you to unwind and relax in the lush hotel surrounds and pool if you wish and imbibe yourself in the daily retreat experience. You will also have time during the days to explore Ubud and it’s many wonderful sights. Nearby, you can visit many art galleries, temples, day spas, cafes, etc.
In the later afternoon we meet again for 1 1/2 hours of restorative yoga and pranayama to complete the yoga story for the day. Whether you are a beginner to yoga or more experienced, restoring and breathing in the afternoon each day helps to reunite and fortify the body’s connection to the yoga process of mind, body and breath.
Evenings can be spent in a variety of ways. The peaceful surroundings offer quiet time to spend reading, writing or enjoying an evening get together. You can dine either in your room or in the hotel’s relaxed outdoor dining room with indonesian and western choices or make use of the free shuttle service into Ubud and dine out at one of the many restaurants.
Accommodation for the retreat is at Alam Indah http://www.alamindahbali.com/, a peaceful and beautiful balinese hotel situated in Nyuhkuning village and within an easy 10 minute walk into Ubud. The bungalow/villa style rooms are situated amidst lush tropical gardens and exude an ambience of true balinese culture. The staff are professional and very friendly. You will find this will help make your stay in Bali and the retreat experience memorable. The rooms have either a verandah or porch so you can enjoy the natural surrounds in privacy. There is also a beautiful swimming pool nestled in the jungle to cool off in during the day. The whole area is private and has a quiet and settled feeling, no TV and conducive to retreating.
About the teacher
Suzi Chin Silicz has been practising Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years and teaching for 20. She is a Junior Intermediate Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with a solid background in teaching long term classes in Sydney, Australia. Suzi continues to teach at The Yoga Centre East Redfern – An Iyengar Institute with Caroline Coggins who has been her teacher and mentor in Yoga for over 3 decades. Suzi also teaches classes at The Neutral Bay Yoga Centre and at The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Suzi sees herself as a teacher in daily life, offering a regular routine and reference for people to feel steadiness in their lives via yoga. She believes this is the essence of Yoga, returning to our foundations, revisiting, reassessing and refreshing our lives through the “eyes” of a Yoga practice and what it feeds back to us. Suzi has also studied Yoga with the Iyengars in Pune, India and Yoga therapy with Stephanie Quirk.
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