Frequently Asked Questions about
the Bali Yoga Teacher Training & Holiday
Flights are not included in the price. Please book yourself; the sooner the cheaper! Do not forget the 100% protection travel insurance!
100% complete protection Travel insurance is mandatory at this teacher & life training. We recommend for Austrians Donau or World Nomads.
All visitors need a passport with min. 6 months validity.
You may obtain the visa for your stay in Bali directly at the airport upon arrival. It is valid for 30 days.
Two months (60 days) stay is the maximum for tourists, otherwise you need to arrange a 6 months social visa.
If you want to stay for 60 days, the costs are USD 35 for a VOA (Visa On Arrival) when you land in Bali, but you need to extend the other 30 days through a visit at immigration for a photo and finger prints. We will collect your passport and start organising your visa extension through our agent costs Rp. 900,000. You are free to choose cheaper options (but this is the best we found and we dit make urifit on your extension)
Brand-new is that you can now apply for your visa online here if you like to stay 60 days – it is called :
Visa 211A – Tourism
Up to 60 Days (not extendable)
- With this visa you can
- Visit family or friends.
- Visit Indonesia for the purpose of tourism.
- Attend meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions as an atendee..
- You must
- Be staying in Indonesia for visit purposes only.
- Be financially sufficient during your stay in Indonesia.
- Comply with all visa conditions and Indonesia laws.
- Other information
- Prohibited from performing activities that earn benefits in any form.
- Prohibited from attending events as a speaker..
- You can convert this visa to another visa or stay permit.
- Staying in Indonesia over the period of your stay permit, engaging in prohibited activities, not complying with visa conditions, and/or not complying with Indonesian laws
may result in you paying fines, being deported, and/or other legal charges.
- Document Requirement
- Transportation ticket outbound Indonesia.
- Valid passport for at least 6 months or a valid travel document for at least 12 (twelve) months for Foreigners holding travel documents.
- Recent Passport Photo.
- Financial proof for funding your stay in Indonesia of at least USD 2000, such as:
- Personal bank statement showing the last 3 months period;
- Latest salary slip;
- Time deposits;
- Visa Validity
- This visa must be used within 90 days from the date of issue.
- Please note that the visa validity period is different from the period of stay, kindly check your visa for the period of stay Information.
We can assist you with a social visa. For that you will need an invitation letter from an Indonesian sponsor, which we can help to arrange and with which you may obtain the social visa at your local embassy before you embark on your journey. The social visa needs to be extended (the costs are about 900k per month per extension) Prices may change without notice.
Topics: Stomachache, diarrhea, dengue etc.?
The Bali Belly is widespread, especially among visitors who travel to Asia for the first time. There are Chinese natural tablets, Colloidal Silver and homeopathic remedies which may help you, which we have available at The Kampung if all available at that time. However, please check with your doctor what to bring.
There is dengue, so please protect yourself against mosquitoes (i.e.: close Mosquito net after 4, wear organic natural mosquito repellent after 4pm and light clothes covering arms and legs). Since we are in good clean open areas, especially around the ocean, the chances to get bitten are much less than in the cities or densely populated areas.
Medication from outside the country is rarely needed, but if recommended by your doctor, please bring them. When necessary antibiotics are available locally and there are good clinics in Bali. Beate knows exactly where to go, to whom and what to get. Please let us know about specific medications you need or are taking. Thank you!
Travelling lightly means packing lightly! Also, you’ll most likely shop in Bali, as Bali has so much to offer. There are so many beautiful, unique and affordable items!
There is an efficient laundry service, so it is not necessary to bring a complete wardrobe for every single day. Please remember, we are in a tropical environment:
- Yoga clothes: 3-4 short or 3/4 pants (no long pants made of thick material); if t-shirts for yoga, then lightweight cotton, Spaghetti-halter tops or sports bras are ideal for ladies; thin little panties prevent heat rashes
- Please bring your own yoga mat!
- Sandals (although plastic sandals such as Havaianas are ideal for everyday use & great for rain (Beate uses them), we suggest to check out environmentally friendly shoes that brave the rain), open elegant sandals for evening/going out, comfortable shoes, sneakers for hiking. If socks then half-socks only, 1 – 2 pairs of light socks for sneakers
- Shorts with cotton t-shirts, summer skirts with tops, airy summer dresses, shirts (cotton, airy), 1 lightweight sweatshirt, hoodie, light pants, airy cotton pants, 1 pair of jeans
- Bikinis, swimsuit, sun hat, sunglasses
- Sarongs (or buy them in Bali)
- 2 white tops (that cover the shoulders) or light cotton blouses or t-shirts that are long enough that you can fit a belt around – these are for our temple excursions and ceremonies.
- A scarf that covers your shoulders
- Rain Coat and small carry around umbrella
- For the mountains: warm jacket, jogging suit, waterproof jacket, hiking boots with socks, comfortable long pants, jeans, T-shirts, lumberjack or other shirts.
- Insect repellent, sunscreen (biodegradable please)
- Daypack, cloth bag for shopping
- WATER BOTTLE to refill, NOT out of plastic
- Camera, Torch
- Note Book for the teacher training theory, Travel diary or Yoga Journal
- your own medicine and one bandage (we also need for yoga); mosquito repellent or anti itch cream; magnesium
- Extra phone for local calls, direct telephone for international calls
- international driving license (in case, you want to drive around after or before the training but it is better to hire a driver, they are very cheap and cheerful) and driving here is a story and a half. We di NOT recommend to hire a motorbike during the training.
Yes, we recommend to bring some cash in your currency (USD, Euro, AUD etc). You can change currency at the local money changers. We suggest avoiding currency exchanges at the airport as they are expensive.
If you need money for the taxi when you land, change €35 which is around Rp. 500,000 and enough for a taxi to Batu Karu. However, please remember to pre-arrange a driver with us or on your own as a taxi would be too expensive.
Please only go into money changers that are air-conditioned, bright and behind glass doors; not into some dodgy dark money changers in a side street. Always calculate yourself or take the calculator and type it in. Some calculators “calculate wrongly”.
Please check with your bank that your ATM card is valid internationally and ideally take a second card as well as a credit card.
Yes! We are happy to suggest alternative activities/accommodation for your family and might be able to arrange discounts.
Arrival / Departure
You will be picked up by an Indonesian driver holding a sign with your name at the Airport in Denpasar/Bali once you have cleared customs. You will be driven to Batu Karu (~1,5-2.5 h drive der on traffic).
Batu Karu: Transfer cost for one car holding up to 3 passengers with luggage are Rp. 500,000 (about €35) and Rp. 700,000 (about € 42) for 4 passengers and more. Rates are subject to change.
BCCE: IDR 550,000 per car/holds 4 passengers
For your departure, the accommodation is happy to organise the airport transfer for you and help you with all details of departure/transfer or assist you shall you decide to travel further through Bali or neighbouring islands. Beate is happy to assist you with tips.
If you would like to organise your own transport, please let us know!
The cost of the transport is to be paid on arrival at the villa please.If there are open bank transfer fees, it is appreciated when they are paid upon arrival as well. Yoga Bali transfers all accommodation costs in one lump-sum to Bali. The bank transfer fee is divided and shared between all participants to be paid on arrival.
If you want to enjoy additional time before or after the training, we are happy to assist you with advice. It would be interesting for example to include visits to the nearby islands such as Nusa Lembongan or the Gilis or a Bali Round Trip.
- Arrival Batu Karu Coffee Estate: all day
- Lunch: whenever you like
- Hike, river, relaxing: all afternoon
- Welcome dinner: 18:00 or 19:00
- Balinese Opening Ceremony: 6:00 – 7:00
- Tea: 7:00: – 7:30
- Asanas, meditation & pranayama: 7:30 – 9:00
- Breakfast: 09:00-10:00
- Welcome Circle: 10:00 – 11:00
- Theory – what is Yoga & Asana Lab: 11:00 – 13:00
- Lunch & Break: 13:00 – 15:00
Second to last day
- Morning practice: 07:00 – 09:00
- Bali Memories, written: 10:00 – 13:00
- Lunch: 13:00
- Option: Excursion or Relax: afternoon
- Practice: 17:30 – 19:00
- Good Bye Dinner: 19:00
- One hour meditation: 05:45 – 06:45
- tea break & smoothie: 06:45 – 07:00
- Morning practice/practicum: 07:00 – 09:00
- Breakfast: 09:00 – 10:00
- Certificate Ceremony: 10:00- 12:00
- Check-out: 12:00
ll resorts have stunning yoga shells. At The Kampung our Yoga Shala’s floor is terracotta with ample of space overlooking the pool, garden and the ocean. It is equipped with blocks, belts, bolsters & blankets.
At the BCCE the yoga Shala is magnificent overlooking all of Bali and is fully equipped – a dream!
In Ubud the floor is half wood and marmot overlooking the mists of the jungle – stunning and in Candi Dasa we overlook the beach and even have ropes in the wall, yay! For some flying!
Please bring your own mat!
Nutrition & Detox
Included in the price are 3 daily meals plus water and tea – some sorts also offer smoothies. However, on free days and once a week the last 2 days, food is at your own disposal. That way, on those days, you can eat exactly what you like.
All resorts offer fresh from the market or their own farm local ingredients, cooked the Balinese or Indonesian way.
Nutrition is very important to us and we consider proper nutrition a very big part of yoga. We make sure that all food is fresh from the market, of highest quality, washed with the best water and preferably organic.
We also see this training as a culinary journey with a focus on “new experiences” (introducing Indonesian and Balinese specialties & ingredients, delicacies that you may not yet know, superfoods, etc..).
We only use olive or coconut oil, sea salt from Amed and organize extra superfoods like raw Balinese cocoa, Chia seeds, etc..
The BCCE offers local ingredients straight from their farm into the table cooked by an excellent Balinese Chef . It’s simply delicious and nutritious. They are famous for their kitchen. 3 times a day plus an afternoon tea.
Raw Cacao Smoothie made with coconut-nut milk with cinnamon, bananas and palm syrup. (Amed)
Fresh, seasonal tropical fruit / fruit salads, homemade granola, chia pudding, scrambled tofu & super food surprises.
Tea, coffee in Batu Karu
Fresh mixed salads; raw spring rolls; brown rice with pepes (banana wrapped Balinese delicacies), vegetables and tofu.
Soups as starters; vegetable kebabs with sew potato dishes and salad / jackfruit curries.
You can actually drink the tab water in Batu Karu – but that is the only place I bali that I know!
Otherwise No!! Only bottled or filtered water is drinkable. Please bring your own re-useable non-plastic drinking bottle!
Please fill up your bottle constantly with the water supplied and drink A LOT, because we sweat even more in the tropics! Dehydration risk.
If you experience dehydration we suggest drinking coconut water and at times add Oralit (small sachets for rehydration) to your water and sip it slowly.
Special food, nutrition counselling & detoxification are one of Beate’s main areas of interest and study. She is happy to help with special diet or detox plans.
A detox can be arranged before or after the training or a light detox during the training; if only for a day (24 hour fasting) or a 3-day “cleansing” with colonic irrigation (best in Ubud). If you want to stay longer and seriously consider “cleansing” further, here’s a little tip for a “Healing Week”: www.ubudsari.com.
There is a lot to do. Bali is so exciting! Never a dull moment.
Tours of temples and other “spiritual” and cultural Balinese sites, hot springs and water temple baths, hiking to waterfalls, biking through rice fields, surfing, diving, beach visits, snorkelling boating, kayaking, sunbathing, massage and Spa visits with traditional Asian beauty rituals (such as body scrubs with herbs, special hair masks with head massages, flower baths with ancient herbs, spicy steams, etc), therapies such as CranioSacral or unique acupuncture, crystal bowls, visiting Balinese and Javanese healers, breathtaking white water rafting, Elephant safaris, Volcano hikes, walks, markets, traditional dances, visits to other yoga studios and famous courses such as Ecstatic Dancing in the Yogabarn, Shopping, secluded beaches, mountain biking, art galleries, painting, stone carving, chatting with the Balinese while they go about their daily chores such as daily crafting of offerings, domestic travel…
Just driving through Bali and looking out the window is an adventure in itself!
We find it important not only to learn about yoga, but also to get to know Bali in the course of this training. Since it is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also has much to offer culturally and spiritually to learn from and absorb, this is an important part of the training.
On the free days after the move, you are welcome to make your own excursions! And we are very happy to give suggestions.
Since Beate knows the island very well and speaks the language, we are safe and know where to go. It also saves us a lot of extra cost in terms of transportation, guides and “misleading tourists”. The same goes for shopping! That’s why we combined this training with exciting trips around Bali. The cost of some excursions is included and the following excursions are on the program:
In the YTT Program these 2 excursions are included:
1. drive, entrance and hike through the Jati Luwih rice fields followed by a waterfall visit.
2. Tirta Gangga (holy water temple) for Melukat (Balinese purification ceremony)
In the vacation program these 3 excursions are included:
1. drive, entrance fee and hike through the Jati Luwih rice fields followed by a visit to the Yeh Hoo w+Waterfall
2. Tirta Gangga (holy water temple) for melukat (Balinese purification ceremony)
3. Goa Gajah Ubud
These 2-3 tours are part of the curriculum/holiday in terms of content and finances and participation is part of the curriculum because we also learn a lot here at these spiritual places.
If you decide not to participate in one, several or all of the excursions, please inform our assistant in advance. You can, of course, stay at the villa with our assistant(s) and she will teach a yoga class. For safety reasons we ask you to stay in the villa as long as the whole group is not in the villa. If you are menstruating, you cannot enter a temple