BALI: yoga + surf escape with amy + mike
samadi • canggu, bali • july 1 - 7, 2018
Join Amy and Mike for a week in paradise in Indonesia, one of the world’s most incredible destinations. Learn how to ride the waves – both on and off your mat – with twice-daily yoga classes in a gorgeous open air studio and a surf lesson at beautiful Batu Bolong Beach. Experience the bliss of salt water pools, fresh organic food, new friends, conscious conversations, day trips, fun group dinners at delicious local restaurants, guided meditation, time to explore and optional excursions like bike tours, sunrise volcano hikes and more. Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime adventure to explore, go on adventures, be inspired and get the magic vibes flowing this summer.
Bali provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to the path of yoga and conscious living. We've chosen to host this retreat at Samadi Bali, an eco village retreat center that provides an extraordinarily tranquil and natural setting in the middle of Canggu, Bali's hippest neighborhoods, supporting a deeply healing and unforgettable travel experience. Nearby beaches offer great waves to both beginner and advanced surfers, the beautiful coastline dotted with temples, shops and outdoor cafes, perfect for catching an island sunset.
Samadi sanctuary is a beautiful community driven space, artistically and stylishly laid out. The surroundings are quiet, quaint and comfortable, designed for luxury living enclosed in a lush green environment and a stunning view of the rice fields. The onsite kitchen serves carefully chosen dishes using organic products direct from local farmers, to nourish your body and soul - accommodating special needs, such as ayurvedic doshas, gluten free, dairy free, and allergies. All rooms have air-conditioning, wifi, private bathroom, mosquito nets over the beds and daily housekeeping. Samadi Bali is located in the quiet and peaceful area of Canggu, a few minutes from Echo and Batu Bolong beaches.
SINGLE - $1800 (one person in a room) - price includes all yoga, accommodations, surf lesson, cleansing ceremony, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
DOUBLE - $1400 per person (two people sharing a room) price includes all yoga, accommodations, surf lesson, cleansing ceremony, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners for each person.
BALI retreat price includes:
6 nights accommodation at Samadi Bali
Twice daily yoga classes in stunning Balinese open-air yoga pavilion
Workshop style classes with pose breakdowns and one-on-one attention
Daily fresh and healthy breakfast with fresh pressed organic juices
Five delicious (and fun!) community dinners
Half day trip to surfer’s paradise Old Man's break at Batu Bolong beach with optional surf lesson
Balinese healing ceremony
Plenty of time for you to soak up the Bali vibes
Options to add on excursions and sight seeing
New friends and amazing adventures!
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare to/from Bali
Massages or additional excursions
Alcoholic drinks and café purchases
The retreat schedule includes some free time for you to explore Bali and soak up the local culture. Go on an adventure, take a day trip to the lush coastline in Uluwatu or spend an afternoon to explore Ubud's shops and rice fields. Stay local and catch a sunset cocktail at Old Man’s or dive into the hustle and bustle of Seminyak – it’s all totally up to you. If you wanted to skip yoga and get a massage instead - perfect. Or surf every morning, or try a cooking class or simply spend your day at the pool enjoying the quiet, restorative atmosphere of this healing retreat space. Do as little or as much as you please.
Coming early or staying after the retreat? Consider adding a few extra days to spend time in Bali's cultural hub Ubud or even take a fast boat out to Nusa Lembongan or the Gili Islands. Or stay and luxuriate at one of Bali's amazing resorts. Personally, we love Desa Seni. Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime.
If you're traveling with friends and would like to be placed with a roommate, please let us know and we'll do our absolute best to pair you up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with roommate info.
**Retreat payment is non-refundable - if you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another retreat. If you cancel within 89 days of your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.
Know you're coming but can't put down the full amount right now? A $500 deposit (non-refundable) will secure your spot!
Where is Bali?
Bali is an island and province in Indonesia, in Southeast Asia.
How do I get to Bali?
Book a flight into DPS (Denpasar Airport) Qatar offers flights from Miami to DPS that has one layover in Doha, but many other airlines can get you to Bali as well!
How do I get to Samadi?
Once you get through customs, you'll be greeted by lots of taxi drivers. Any of them can take you !
When should I fly in and fly out?
We will kick off the retreat at 4pm on Sunday, July 1st so ideally plan to arrive during on Saturday to give yourself a day to adjust, but if you need to arrive on Sunday that's great too. We wrap up on the evening of the 7th with a group dinner so you can fly out on July 8th or after. You can also arrange to stay at one of many accommodation choices for after the retreat is over or have yourself an adventure and plan to spend a few nights in Ubud, Seminyak or Ululwatu to get the whole Bali experience!
Is there wifi there?
Yes, there is free wifi at Samadi – and really, all over the rest of Bali. We just put our phones on airplane mode and hop on wifi as needed. #digitaldetox
Can I drink the water?
There is filtered water almost everywhere in the island so you are in the clear, and there is no shortage of fresh coconuts to drink out of too!
What if I’ve never surfed before?
Then you’re in good hands! We’ll show you the ropes of getting on the board and and our experienced guides will make you feel safe and secure the whole time. Old Man's is a great break for beginners so you’ll be riding the waves in no time.
What are the waves like?
Here is the breakdown of the local waves according to Mike... Echo beach is pro level. Batu Bolong is intermediate and Old mans is beginner to intermediate (assuming swell is under 6')
What if I’ve never done yoga before?
You’re also in luck! Amy and Mike both teach a mixed level class, so there will be options for all sorts of practitioners. The beauty of retreat classes is that they offer more time to break down poses and explain things, so chances are that everyone will be learning something, no matter what level.
What kind of yoga is it?
Amy and Mike both teach a multi-level vinyasa flow style class, which is a breath-based movement system set to great music and woven together with a inspiring message. And if you want more yoga, there are other fun studios and classes we can recommend to you as well during your stay .
What if I’m gluten-free/low-carb/celiac/raw vegan/sugar-free?
You’re in good company. Bali is on the cutting edge of cuisine and they have incredible food options that can fit your lifestyle. Feel free to email us with special needs and we will make sure you’re accommodated.
Do they have massages?
YES! Bali is known for their amazing (and inexpensive) massages. Samadi's onsite spa has a menu of divine treatments for all of the relaxing and rejuvenating that your body needs.
What should I bring?
Bring yoga clothes, a couple outfits for group dinner, a swimsuit or two, a rashguard or top if you’d like to surf, along with shorts, tank tops and a jacket or hoodie since the temperature can drop a few degrees at night (July is winter in Bali, evenings can hover around 70 degrees). Some other things we recommend bringing are a camera, hat, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and anything you love from the states, since imported items can be more expensive in Bali.
What’s the weather like?
Bali is close to the equator, so the climate is relatively stable year round – warm and sunny with low humidity. It's winter in Bali when we will be there in July - no rain and cooler at night - so it's one of the best months of the year to visit!
Do I need to get a visa? What about shots?
You’ll get a visa upon arrival into DPS airport (at no cost to US citizens) You don’t need any special shots or medications for a trip to Bali but it is nice to bring some anti-diarrheal medicine as well as motion sickness medicine just in case you get a touch of Bali belly.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Samadi has mats and props available to use but if you love your personal mat, we say bring it!
THE YOGA TEACHERS
AMY: A leader in the Miami yoga community and the co-founder of Tropical Vinyasa, Amy teaches dynamic and creative classes set to great music and layered with spirituality - drawing inspiration from her personal practice and frequent travels. Amy is known for her down to earth approach as she leads yoga events, workshops and retreats around the globe. Find her on instagram: @miamy
MIKE: a yogi, surfer, tech entrepreneur and a Blissology-inspired yoga teacher, Mike teaches classes that combine his love for movement and laughter with questions that push the boundaries of our conscious awareness, all threaded together with Mike's signature sense of humor. Mike has battled addiction, depression and suicide and shares vulnerably about those experiences and loves to connect with others who are seeking growth. Find him on instagram: @moiked
Amy and Mike travel to Bali annually and consider the island their second home - and we are STOKED to share a Bali adventure with you!
Bali is magical. As probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm and friendly people, a vibrant culture and breathtaking resorts.
Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colourful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting night life. For this exotic island has much to offer, from inspirational spirituality to fine dining and meeting experiences, from world class surfing and diving to exhilarating treks in the wild. Everywhere you will find intricately carved temples - the Balinese, who embrace the Hindu religion, are a most devout people where a large part of their lives is dedicated to rites and ceremonies aimed at maintaining harmony in this world.
Indeed, this relatively small island holds many surprises. This is a miraculous island indeed, for after decades of popularity, Bali continues to amaze both local and international visitors alike. Here gather a variety of visitors from around the globe: from those who come to surf the waves of Kuta, Uluwatu and Dreamland to others who love the panoramic beauty of mountains and lakes at Mount Batur or Kintamani to those who merely love shopping or spend endless days on the beach.