BALI YOGA &MEDITATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 315€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme
- Code : G/IDN/BYM2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "Yog" which means Union thus yoga means union of mind and body. There is more to yoga than physical exercises, learn about different paths of yoga, do’s and don’ts, postures, breathing techniques and mediation to free you from stress, anxiety and physical aliments. During this week, practice and learn from our experts in healing techniques of Yoga &Meditation to have a healthy body and a sound mind. 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. Whatever your experience at yoga and meditation, Ubud has so much to offer, from learning some basic yoga and Bali meditation to relax body mind and body to courses for more experienced practitioners. Whilst you can sandwich in a session or two into one of our programs, and if that is all time permits, then fine but ideally, if you can, please experience one of our Yoga and Meditation weeks, you will be pleased that you did. Many people travel the world to be in Bali as they believe it is a unique place for reflection and contemplation and we fully agree with them. In fact, they take this a step further and say Ubud is a sanctuary within Bali, an idyllic environment in which you can experience true tranquility. You have probably travelled half way around the world to be here, a journey taken to help others through one of our many projects and we would encourage you not to lose this opportunity to rejuvenate yourself. If you have the time to take this extra Yoga and Meditation week, do it, what you learn in the week you may take away from Bali and practice for the rest of your days. The physical and mental benefits received from this program are enormous if practiced in daily life. In general, practice of yoga, meditation and Spa will help bring down stress, relives physical ailments, boosts physical strength, stamina and flexibility, boosts impulse control, and bestows great skill in concentration and self control. They also enhance mental clarity, and boosts the functioning of the immune system while improving overall blood circulation and results in healthy glowing skin and in making you feel younger. Meditation itself will help infuse a sense of balance and help bestow peace of mind, and a more positive and peaceful outlook on life.
The Balinese place great importance on family and the volunteer houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your new-found language skills. There is a pool in a nearby guesthouse, which you can use for US$3. Volunteers can expect to share a room (dormitory style) with four to eight other volunteers. The bathroom is shared, with a hot water shower and western toilets. For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. There are three options of accommodation upgrade below: 1.Single room 2.Private room (private toilet) 3.Private Villa ( private toilet, Kitchen and Balcony) 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. The volunteer must share taxis for long distance trips and walk for the short distance trips. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice 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), we also provide for some of western dish 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. We provide for 3 meals during weekday and 2 meals during weekend.
Our houses are located in Penestanan village and it will take about 1015 minutes to reach the center of Ubud. All facilities that you could want are within easy access of our accommodation. There are ATMs and a 7/11 within 1 minute walk away. The guest house is located 100m from Khao San road, the busiest and liveliest backpacker’s hotspot. In Ubud there are good grocery stores, 24 hour stores and plentiful small, family run shops where you will be able to find everything that you need. If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with high standards of both international and local cuisine. There are several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other participants on your spare time. There are two swimming pools, both located a five minute walk from our center. There are several gyms around our housecenter. Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Several popular destinations that you can reach by taxi are: The Gili Islands, where you will find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. The islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to its abundant marine life. Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise with one of the most clear waters that you will ever see and where you can find peace and completely relax. Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy. Lovina, located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, it is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs. Sanur, a stretch of beach in southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII. Kuta, a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere. Uluwatu, a temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys.
Fee of 315 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturdays, volunteers should participate to the Introduction Week (175€) in order to start the programme. COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at DPS (Denpasar International Airport): on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm)