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FAQs

All our most frequently questions, answered!

BeFlow Bali is centered in one of the most spiritually rich places on Earth, where every moment in life is an offering, an opportunity for expression of beauty and love. During the BeFlow Bali Transformational Retreat we will learn from and embrace this spirit as we come to our daily yoga, meditation and Breathwork practices, adventures throughout nature as we deepen our connection to our own inner truth and authentic self. Tapping Into Your Adventurous Spirit will reveal what is possible for you and your vision. You will gain a newfound perspective and the way in which you view and see the world around you will be forever altered. 

 

BeFlow Bali with The Healing Couple, is an Ambassador Lead American Wanderlove Transformational Adventure Retreat Experience. We are so excited for Jessica Waala, RYT and Cory Ostroot, ND  to bring their unique set of gifts to create a space of healing transformation where you will leave the retreat experience feeling empowered, rejuvenated, connected to your highest self and ready to manifest your greatest vision as you go out and live your one and only adventure called LIFE.

SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change

Monday, May 11

2:00pm Check-in, arrival to Luxurious Eco-Nature Villa

4:00pm Welcome Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony

6:00pm Welcome Dinner

8:00pm Healing Gentle Yoga 

Tuesday, May 12

7:30am Meditation + Breakfast

8:30am Sacred Monkey Forest

11:00am Ubud Shopping & Exploration

5:00pm Transformational Workshop + Breathwork

8:00pm Dinner

Wednesday, May 13

7:00am Meditation + Breakfast

8:00am Amed Beach + Snorkeling & Boat Adventure

5:30pm Breathwork 

7:30pm Dinner

Thursday, May 14

2:00am Sunrise Active Volcano Trek

11:00am Afternoon Rest

5:00pm Transformational Workshop + Breathwork

8:00pm Dinner

Friday, May 15

8:00am Yoga

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Free time + Integrate

5:00pm Transformational Workshop + Breathwork

8:00pm Dinner

Saturday, May 16

7:00am Meditation + Breakfast

9:00am Waterfall Exploration + River Trekking

6:00pm Local Temple and Kecak Fire Dance

Sunday, May 17

8:00am Closing Ceremony

10:00am Breakfast 

12:00pm Check out

 

WHERE IS Beflow bali AND HOW DO/WHEN DO I GET THERE?

You will fly in/out of Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS). The only airport on the island located 13 km/8 miles south of Denpasar.

BeFlow Bali Transformational Adventure Retreat begins at 4:00pm with a Welcoming Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony on May 11! You can arrive to the Luxurious Eco-Nature Villa as early as 2pm to check in and explore the grounds and get settled.

We highly suggest making it to the Island of the God's (Bali) at least 2 days before the start of the transformational retreat to allow yourself to rest, relax and recover from traveling 25+ hours across the globe. As soon as you book your flights, please email your flight schedule to thehealingcouple@gmail.com. We can set up your private driver for airport pick up (included in retreat cost) and assist you in arranging accommodation and tours before the start of the adventure retreat.

 

Do I need to book my own flight to Bali? What flights do I purchase?

You are responsible for booking your own flight. We suggest using Skyscanner or Google Flights to find the best deals on flights.

 

Where will we be be staying?

Genta Village Eco-Nature Retreat Facility 

Genta Agrotourism, Lodtunduh, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582

 

What is Included in the investment?

7 days/6 nights at the Luxurious Eco Villa

Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork

3 Transformational Workshops

Daily Local Balinese Breakfasts 

5 local Balinese Group Dinners

Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremonies

Mount Batur Sunrise Active Volcano Trek

Waterfall Exploration and River Trekking

Local Kecak Fire Dance

Sacred Monkey Forest

Amed Snorkeling & Boat Adventure

‘Release to Receive’ Fire Ceremony

1-Hour Massage with Rice Field Views 

Behind-The-Scenes Guided Tour of Bali Coffee & Tea processing followed by tasting

Private Driver and Van for group activities

Airport Pick-Up

 

What’s not Included?

Airfare

Travel Insurance

Lunches and 1 dinner (average cost $2-7)

Taxis/drivers on your free time

Additional spa treatments

Additional on-site activities at Genta Village

This is my first Breathwork + adventure retreat, is that okay?

We welcome people with all time of travel experiences, whether you have never left the country or you have traveled to many countries. Solo traveling is encouraged. Bali is a safe and a beautiful opportunity to start your international adventure. We tend to get a beautiful mix of people with adventurous spirits and open minds from all different backgrounds who are ready for more! Individuals just like you who are ready to embrace the world through adventure, travel, connection and nature!

 

How often will we practice yoga?

We will practice half of the days. We encourage participants to take part in as many classes/workshops/sessions as they can but also invite each participant to take care of themselves even if that means taking a break, time alone to reflect and go inward. All classes are highly encouraged. Every day there will be meditation or physical yoga practice or a transformative workshop.

DO I NEED TO PREPARE OR BE EXPERIENCED FOR BREATHWORK? WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or this is your first time, Breathwork is for you. We facilitate and guide you through the whole experience, and we will be there to support every student no matter what comes up. No matter what happens during Breathwork, most people leave feeling calm, clear and blissed out. People have said that they feel like the whole universe has opened up for them. Many people who have experienced Breathwork with us have said it’s LIFE-CHANGING. 

All you need to do is dress comfortably, and we will have everything that you need (mats, blankets, etc.). Bring an open mind and an open heart and know that we are here to support and guide you through this magical journey. It’s okay if you feel like you have no idea what is going to happen or it seems a little intimidating. We have been there before. Allow yourself to step outside of your comfort zone, and it may just be one of the most powerful experiences of your life.

Where is Bali and how do I get there?
Bali is a small island set amidst the 17,000+ islands of the Indonesian archipelago. It is approx. 3 hours due south of Singapore, and 3 hours north of Perth, Australia. The international airport is called Ngurah Rai International, and the arrival city is Denpasar (DPS). Since it is an island your options are plane or boat!

 

Do I need a visa?

Yes, a visa is required for entrance into Indonesia. A visa-upon-arrival system is in place for most countries including Australia, Canada, US & EU citizens. When you arrive at the airport in Denpasar you will enter the Visa-on-arrival line, your passport will be stamped for 30 days from the date of arrival. *Must have a valid US passport with at least 6 months remaining in validity. It is a super simple process and the best part? US Citizens are granted a free 30-day visa on arrival.

 

 Can I stay longer?

Absolutely! You will probably want to! We highly suggest having a few days post retreat to relax from the action packed week of transformational experiences or explore the nearby islands.

Should I rent a car?

It is not necessary, nor advisable, to rent a car in Bali. A driver costs $20-$40 per day and other inexpensive transportation is readily available. Renting a motorbike is an easy, fun way to explore the island and motorbike rentals are as low as $5/day, but it is strongly recommended only for those with motorcycle or scooter experience. During the retreat, you will not need transportation as it is included in the retreat cost, except on your free time. 

 

Should I bring a yoga mat?

There will be yoga mats available, you are more than welcome to bring your own to guarantee the quality you like.

 

What is the food like?

Daily breakfast will provide a variety of fresh local fruits, toast, eggs and traditional Balinese breakfast items like sticky rice with coconut palm sugar or Balinese crepes. The five group dinners (included) are Balinese fusion, presenting traditional dishes with a healthy spin. If you have food allergies or preferences, we do our best to accommodate. Depending on your requests, there could be a small added fee. Be prepared to be open and willing to try new foods and embrace the Balinese culture. When we are out adventuring, we will be eating at various restaurants around the island. These Warung (restaurants) will have meat, fish, vegetarian, and vegan options.

 

What if I have to cancel?

We hope you don’t, but please see our terms for all of our policies here

Is there internet access on property? should i bring my laptop/ipad?

While we hope you’ll try to unplug and take the much needed time offline... yes, there is WiFi at the Village and at most restaurants around the island.

 

It is totally your decision to bring electronics or leave them at home. We are not responsible for ANY loss or damage to ANY of your belongings. If you feel the need to bring your device(s), you will have the opportunity to utilize the free WiFi connection at the villa.

What do I do about cell phone service while in Bali?

Great question! IF your phone is unlocked, you can get a local SIM card to use during your time in Bali. Approximately $7 for 8-12GB of LTE data! Super affordable and you will have data all over the island. 

We can assist you in getting a SIM card once you arrive to Bali. If your phone is not unlocked, many of our previous participants connected to WiFi at the villa, restaurants and spent most of their time disconnected. There is plenty of WiFi across the island and most felt it was enough without the need of an international phone plan.

 

What will the weather be like?

Because of its equatorial location, Bali tends to have fairly stable weather with the ‘wet’ season occurring between October and April and the ‘dry’ season between May and September. It is generally always warm with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 80s. We will be staying in Ubud which is located in the jungle hills so this area tends to be a little cooler than on the coast.

 

I’m traveling alone, can I still signed up for the shared room?
Yes, we encourage you to sign up! This has been a great way for Fearless Adventurers from all over the world to meet, connect and build a life-long tribe. We’ll do a great job pairing you up with a roommate.

What kind of clothes should I pack?

We provide you a customized packing list that will ensure you have everything you need for this transformational adventure, including the style and important pieces of clothing and travel items. During the retreat, Genta Village offers laundry services at a small additional cost. Please see our personalized packing list to best prepare you for your transformational retreat experience here

Cultural Awareness Tip - When visiting a temple, shoulders and knees must be covered using a local sarong - a beautiful piece of clothing that covers your waist and knees. You will have many opportunities to purchase a sarong in the local markets of Ubud during your free-time. The Balinese people welcomes the western tourists with love and respect so it's important to respect the traditions and lifestyle of the Balinese culture. 

 

How do I exchange money?
It's best to wait until you get to the airport in Denpasar. There are bureaus where you can exchange cash or travelers cheques, and ATMs are everywhere that take Visa and MasterCard. Visa is the most widely used.  Few restaurants and shops take American Express. You will be using cash (local currency) for most of your travels in Bali.
The exchange rate is approximately 15,000 Rupiah = $1.00 USD Basically, things cost a lot less in Bali!

A reminder: Tell your bank and credit card companies the dates that you will be in Bali or elsewhere, as they might cut off your funds for fraud protection if they are not notified of your abroad travels.

 

Travel tip: Using your debit card at the hundreds of ATMs on the island is often the easier way to get cash and the most inexpensive. Call your bank ahead of time to ask what the international ATM fees are. Often times they are less than to exchange currency at a currency exchange center.

 

Is Bali safe?
Y
ES! The Balinese people are among the most friendly in the world. As for safety in the streets, there is little violent crime, especially in Ubud. In beach areas one has to take precautions against pickpockets, just as most beach tourist spots in the world.

 

Are there any health concerns I need to be aware of?

It is recommended that you visit your doctor or practitioner, or a travel health clinic 4 to 8 weeks before your departure to Indonesia. Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio. Bali is not a high-risk area for malaria and the tablets can be considered controversial, we recommend that you do some research and make your own decision on this.

Please read here CDC Official Website

What if I need to see a doctor?

There are plenty of international medical clinics in Bali – especially in Ubud and Kuta (near Denpasar). If you have a minor illness or ailment, you will be just fine. These clinics usually do not accept health insurance, but they do not cost much. There are also many international clinics here that can provide standardized care if needed. Should you need specialized care in a dire emergency, you would need to be evacuated to Singapore. It is always wise to purchase travelers health insurance with evacuation coverage.

Where can I purchase travel insurance?

Get a quote here for travel insurance. We highly recommend World Nomads as they are the leading company in travel insurance with the highest quality coverage and best rates!

 

 

 

 

What about sanitation?
Any hotel or home stay will have bottled or filtered water available, and 99% of restaurants on the island use bottled water for all cooking purposes. Nevertheless, it is advisable to drink and brush teeth with bottled water. 

Will I need an adapter to use the outlets?

Bali utilizes the European plug (two round pins) and is at 230V. We highly recommend this universal travel adapter that will keep multiple devices charged. The outlets here in Bali are not compatible with US prongs. You can buy an adapter at a local store in Bali. 

 


When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received 60 days prior to the retreat, The Healing Couple reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you are on a monthly payment plan, your card/account will automatically be charged each month. If you do not think you will complete your payments by this deadline, please contact us at thehealingcouple@gmail.com and we are happy to create a payment plan that feels good to you!

How do i best prepare for BeFlow Bali? Do I need to start meditating ahead of time? 

No! We encourage you to come as you are! We are ready to meet you exactly where you are at in your journey. The way to best prepare for BeFlow Bali is to begin putting thought and energy towards your BeFlow Bali experience by asking yourself...

 

What do I desire to gain from this experience?

What is my intention for BeFlow Bali Transformational Adventure Retreat?

Begin affirming, "I am going to Bali and I am open and ready to receive this transformation"

 

Always remember, an open heart and sense of Adventure will take you places you never thought possible!

 

If you are looking for a community to get tapped into and learn more techniques to dive into meditation/Breathwork before BeFlow Bali, you can attend an Online Breathwork Workshop hosted monthly by The Healing Couple here.

What is the cancellation policy?

Adventures are to be experienced not returned

 

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please read in full and please note:

If you must cancel for any reason, your $400 deposit for the transformational retreat is NON- REFUNDABLE*

50% refund (except $400 non-refundable deposit) will be given with at least 90 days of notice of cancellation*

Please email thehealingcouple@gmail.com if you need to cancel (with at least 90 days notice) to receive a 50% refund (except $400 non-refundable deposit). 

If you cancel within 90 days of the start date for the Adventure Retreat - no refund will be given.

No exceptions will be granted to the above policy.

Please note: We are sorry but injury and illness do not disqualify you from any of the above cancellation policies. We are UNABLE to transfer deposits or any payments from one year to the next.

In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of American Wanderlove or The Healing Couple (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. American Wanderlove and The Healing Couple are NOT to be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or tour cancellations.

 

American Wanderlove and The Healing Couple reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation Click here to get the best travel insurance. 

 

Email our team here with any questions to the stated policies above.