Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Bali: Yoga & Meditation

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Description

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: £500 GBP per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Costs Explained

Introduction

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yog” which means Union. Thus yoga means the union of mind and body. There is more to yoga than physical exercises, learn about the different paths of yoga, do’s and don’ts, postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to free you from stress, anxiety, and physical ailments. During this week, practice and learn from our experts, the healing techniques of Yoga and Meditation to have a healthy body and sound mind.

Meditation is the art of focusing your mind, restraining your thoughts and looking deep into yourself. Practicing 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 relaxing your body and 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 that 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 traveled halfway 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, the practice of yoga, meditation, and Spa will help bring down stress, relieve physical ailments, boost physical strength, stamina and flexibility, boost impulse control and bestow great skill in concentration and self-control. They also enhance mental clarity and boost 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.

Daily Life

Monday
On Monday, you will wake up early to practice yoga and meditation while getting an introduction to these two concepts. After the introduction, you will get a short break to eat some fresh fruits and drink tea. Then you will have breakfast and relax a little until lunch time.

After lunch and some free time to chill, you will start afternoon yoga and meditation sessions. In the evening, you will once again get a break and enjoy some fresh fruits with tea.

Tuesday to Friday
From Tuesday to Friday, you will follow the same routine through which you can get more training in yoga and meditation. You will start the morning with a yoga and meditation session. After the morning session, you will get a break to enjoy some fresh fruits and tea.

After breakfast, you will get some free time where you can relax further and make your body and mind ready for the afternoon yoga and meditation session. After lunch followed by some free time, you will then commence the afternoon yoga and meditation session. The session would end followed by the serving of some fresh fruits and tea.

The free time is all yours to get rid of your busy lifestyle and to enjoy the tranquility you obtained from yoga and meditation.

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Travel & Accom.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and picked up from the airport, before being taken to your accommodation. Our houses are located in Pejeng village which is about 15-20 minutes drive from the center of Ubud.

You will be staying in shared accommodation of 4-8 people per room. All bed linen a fan will be provided. You should bring your own mosquito net, or you can purchase one locally for very cheap. There is a safety box available and free wifi in the public areas.

Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you 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 dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Vegans are welcome!

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Keen to learn about Yoga and Meditation
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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Costs

£500 GBP per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private accommodation is available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate