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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
• Who is Teaching Yoga on this retreat?
We have the great fortune to have 3 Teacher Guides, Silvia Mordini, Jacob Young and the incredible Polly Sweitzer, owner of Yoga Sol, will also be guest teaching. You’ll find more about your other 2 Guides: Silvia Mordini and Jacob Young on our Guide Page http://www.alchemytours.com/your-guides/
My yoga journey began 25 years ago on a beach. Growing up in Laguna Beach, California, the ocean has always been my inspiration. My geography gave me access to some of modern yoga’s greatest teachers, including Shiva Rea, David Saul Raye, Bikram Choudary and Mark Stephens. After moving to Columbia in 2006, I opened Yoga Sol. My idea was to bring elements from the beach to the Midwest. Through this experience, I developed Wave Flow Yoga as a way to tap into the water while away from the sea.
I had the great fortune to get certified under the amazing talents of “Yoga Acharya” Ganga White, Tracey Rich and Sven Holcomb of the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. Pioneers of The Flow Series, their training programs are world famous. With a deep respect for the ancient and transformational powers of sacred movement, I feel the urge to constantly learn and grow. All of my teachers, in yoga and life, are important to me. I honor them by creating a safe, encouraging space to explore your body, mind and spirit.
• Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and $25USD (in exact change) for a 30 day visa. Visa regulations have been in flux in Bali for almost a decade so it is recommended that you check with your consulate for the most up to date information.
• How do I get from Denpasar to the retreat?
Transfers are included via private transport. If you have any questions regarding your arrival time and transportation availability, please contact Alchemy Tours (firstname.lastname@example.org) before booking. Occasionally flights arrive into Denpasar in the early morning hours (1-5am) which can make timely transfers difficult.
• What is the electrical currency/outlet in Bali?
Bali utilizes the standard British plug (two flat blades and one flat grounding blade) and the European plug (two round pins) and is at 230V. Adapters will be necessary if you are taking any electrical items.
• Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations or malaria tablet inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate assessment of your individual need or preference.
• Is there internet access on property?
While we hope you’ll try and unplug… yes, there is wi-fi on property.
• What will the weather be like?
Because of it’s 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 hot with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 80s and up.
• Will I need to ‘dress’ for dinner?
The dress code is completely up to you. It is very warm well into the evenings so dress for comfort over fashion. There is no ‘dress code’ in this relaxed and kicked-back atmosphere.
• How do I book an optional excursion?
All excursions can be booked at the retreat at any time during your stay. If there is something that you know you absolutely MUST experience while in Bali, it’s best to book early in the week to avoid disappointment.
• What are some handy words to know?
Good morning: Selamat pagi
Good mid-day: Selamat siang
Good evening: Selamat malam
Good-bye: Selamat tinggal (if you’re leaving)/Selamat jalan (someone is leaving you)
Thank you: Terima kasi
You’re welcome: Kembali or sama-sama
How are you?: Apa kabar?
What is this / that?: Apa?
Very good: Baik juga!
One more: Satu lagi
Bill, please: Minta bon
Excuse me: Permisi or ma’af
Doesn’t matter: Tidak apa-apa
(Note: letter ‘c’ pronounced as ‘ch’)
Do you speak English: Bisa bicara Bahasa Inggris?
I don’t speak Indonesian: Saya tidak bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia.
I don’t understand: Saya tidak mengerti.
Where are you from?: Dari mana?
I am from America: Saya dari Amerika.
How long have you been in Bali?: Sudah lama di Bali sini?
I have been in Bali for…: Saya sudah di Bali…..
What is your name?: Siapa nama anda?
My name is….: Nama saya……..
What time is it?: Jam berapa?
Where are you going?: Ke mana?
Turn left / right / straight / stop: Belok kiri / belok kanan / terus / stop
Where is the bathroom?: Di mana kamar kecil?
Where…?: Di mana?
kantor pos = post office
kantor polisi = police station
toko = shop
bank = bank
kamar saya = my room
WC (way-say) = toilet
kamar mandi = bathroom
Currency / Exchange Rate: $1 US dollar = 8,675 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
Can you help me?: Bisa bantu saya?
I want…: Saya mau…
I want this: Saya mau ini.
I would like: Saya minta
I don’t want it: Saya tidak mau
Do you have?: Ada?
I like: Saya suka
How much / many?: Berapa?
How much?: Berapa harga?
Too expensive: Terlalu mahal
1 = satu
2 = dua
3 = tiga
4 = empat
5 = lima
6 = enam
7 = tujuh
8 = delapan
9 = sembilan
10 = sepuluh
11 = sebelas
12 = dua belas
13 = tiga belas
18 = delapan belas
20 = dua puluh
21 = dua puluh satu
22 = dua puluh dua
30 = tiga puluh
57 = lima puluh tujuh
100 = seratus
104 = seratus empat
135 = seratus tiga puluh lima
200 = dua ratus
1000 = seribu
2500 = dua ribu lima ratus
10 000 = sepuluh ribu
15 576 = lima belas ribu lima ratus tujuh puluh enam
1 000 000 = satu juta
3 500 000 = tiga juta lima ratus ribu