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LIVING YOGA: DIGITAL DETOX RETREAT, BALI
7-10 Sep 2023 (Thu-Sun)

If, like me, you wish to spend less time on your mobile phone and more time being present, then this might just be the opportunity to put our electronics aside in favour of nature and community. Our environment plays a significant role when we grapple with the discomfort of being offline, and while I've toyed with the idea of hosting a digital detox retreat for a long time, I never quite found the right place. Until I stepped onto the grounds of this gorgeous coffee estate in Tabanan.

Over a long weekend, we will gently ease into a slower, more intentional rhythm of being — offline. We will practise Yoga and move our bodies, breathe fresh air, sing, write, get our hands dirty in earth and food (our plantation experts are all set to take us foraging!), and most of all, be fully present with ourselves and community.

Come with a friend, or solo! It's always fascinating how quickly like-minded travellers bond, so don't be surprised if you end up sharing laughter and long conversations with new friends!

How the digital detox works
In the spirit of digital detox, you are encouraged to leave your laptop at home, and to leave your mobile phone with me for safekeeping. I will give you the contact number of the retreat centre, which your family and close friends can reach you at in the event of an emergency. If you MUST have your phone with you, please use it sparingly at the end of the day and only within the vicinity of your bedroom. Do also be considerate with your usage if you have a roommate.

Please note

  • All rooms have ensuite showers and toilets

  • Rooms are different in size and design. You will choose upon sign-up on a first-come-first-served basis. Full accommodation details will be disclosed upon sign-up.

  • There is no A/C in the rooms; only ceiling fans. But don't worry! We are at a higher altitude so it's pretty cool, and night-time temperatures can drop to 19-20 degree Celsius.

Retreat fee

Triple-share (in a super spacious standalone joglo): $1,000 each
Twin-share: $1,000 each

Single occupancy: S$1,400 single occupancy

(Enjoy $100 off if you attended a Living Yoga retreat earlier this year!)

Inclusions

  • Accommodation

  • All meals — breakfast, lunch, tea break and dinner (food is 100% vegetarian)

  • Twice-daily Yoga (this may sometimes be a movement practice)

  • Journalling and contemplative practices

  • Guided rice paddy walk (dependent on weather)

  • Guided trek to a nearby waterfall (dependent on weather)

Exclusions

  • Flight tickets

  • Visa fees (if your passport requires one)

  • Airport transfers

  • Compulsory travel insurance

  • Expenses incurred should you fall ill in Bali. Please make sure your travel insurance adequately covers this.

  • Any necessary Covid tests, should regulations require them then

  • Optional Balinese purification ceremony in a local temple (you will have to skip this if you're on your moon cycle)

  • All personal expenses eg. laundry and extra F&B orders

Planning your flights

There are ample flights into Bali, so please go with your preferred airline. If you're arriving on Thursday (7 Sep) itself, please plan to land no later than noon, so you have ample time to travel to the retreat centre without stress. It is about a 2-to-3-hour drive from the airport, depending on traffic.

Our retreat begins at 4:30pm with an opening circle and practice on Thu (7 Sep), and ends at 11am on Sun (10 Sep) after morning practice and breakfast. If you're flying out immediately that Sunday, please opt for a flight that leaves Denpasar after 3pm.

Booking and cancellation policy

The retreat will go on so long as international travel regulations allow quarantine-free travel between Indonesia and Singapore. Please stay updated with the latest information on the ICA website here.

Please email Leigh to register. A non-refundable S$500 deposit will be required to secure your spot. Your space is not confirmed until I reply to let you know that I have received your deposit. The remaining fee is to be paid in full by Fri 11 August 2023.

  • Cancellations communicated in writing by Fri 25 Aug 2023 will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be made after that.

  • To avoid paying the cancellation surcharge, you can get someone else to take your place on the retreat.

  • The cancellation policy above will remain in place regardless of your reason for dropping out, including spikes in Covid cases and acts beyond our control. This is a risk you assume upon registration. Please purchase adequate travel insurance upon confirmation of your spot on the retreat.

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