Several airlines fly to Denpasar, the international airport of Bali. Coming from Europe, you’ll have a stopover on the way, e.g. in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Doha. Flights can be booked at travel agencies or online, such as www.opodo.com, www.skyscanner.com or www.expedia.com or book directly with the airline.
The retreat starts on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm with a guided house tour and introduction. We ask you therefore to arrive between 2 and 4 pm. When you come directly from the airport we recommend that you book a flight that arrives in the morning or around midday in Denpasar, so that you can enjoy the beautiful drive to Prana Veda before it gets dark outside and so that you are here in time for the introduction tour. The drive takes three hours and passes through traditional Balinese villages, beautiful rice fields, volcano landscapes and coconut palm tree forests.
Check-in: from 2 pm onwards, guided house tour and introduction at 5 pm
Check-out: 10.00 am after breakfast
The retreat starts on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm with a guided house tour and introduction, therefore we ask you for an arrival between 2 and 4 pm. When you come directly from the airport we recommend that you book a flight that arrives in the morning or around midday in Denpasar, so that you can enjoy the beautiful drive to Prana Veda before it gets dark outside and so that you are here in time for the introduction tour. The drive takes three hours and passes traditional Balinese villages, beautiful rice fields, volcano landscapes and coconut palm tree forests.
We will gladly pick you up from the airport or from any other place on the island (transport 60, – €).
This you can be counted directly when booking or in cash upon arrival.
Bali is one of the safest places to travel alone as a woman. At Prana Veda we live with open doors and feel very safe.
General practitioners and tropical institutes can advise you on the recommended vaccinations. Basically, you should have received the standard vaccinations (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) and hepatitis A for the Bali trip.
In tourist centers on the island there are well-equipped clinics that also offer 24-hour assistance, e.g. B. International SOS Clinic, Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) or Kasih Ibu in Denpasar.
In Bali, tap water is not suitable for drinking. Please only drink bottled or canned water. Prana Veda provides free drinking water.
Please find out yourself about the current visa requirements of your home country. The passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months. In most cases, you get a Visa on arrival for 30 days for 35 US$. Longer stays are possible, if you apply for a 60 days visa in your home country. Please refer to the information given by the Indonesian embassy or consulates in your home country.
Beginners as well as advanced students are very welcome. Since we teach in very small groups, we can respond individually to each individual participant.
Since we have inclusive prices, you can come to us with no extra cost. If you would like to book additional massages, dolphin tours, excursions, drinks (soft drinks, wine, beer), laundry service, you can bring 100 – 200 Euros in cash as required. You can pay in Euros or in Indonesian rupees.
Children up to 3 years are free. Children between 3 and 12 years old pay a reduced price (on request).
We do not accept credit cards at the moment. You can pay by bank transfer, Transferwise (cheaper) or in cash on arrival. In Prana Veda it is only possible to pay cash in Euro or Indonesian Rupia.
Payment deadline for the total amount is at least 8 weeks before arrival.
The total amount must be paid at least 6 weeks before arrival.
100% reimbursement of the retreat price for cancellations up to 6 weeks before arrival, no refund if less than 6 weeks.
We advise our guests to take out travel cancellation insurance, which covers the flight ticket and the retreat costs if the trip does not commence.
Prana Veda provides high-quality yoga mats, meditation cushions, belts, bolsters, blocks and yoga towels to cover the mats. Please bring light, loose cotton clothing for yoga and meditation.
We teach in English or German.
We follow your wishes, whether you are vegetarian and vegan or have food intolerances.
The resort provides towels and pool towels.
Tourists are very welcome to join ceremonies such as full moon ceremonies, birth ceremonies, weddings and cremations. By joining these events, you can get in touch with the locals and get insights into the Hindu beliefs and traditions of the Island. During these ceremonies, you are requested to wear a Sarong (a wrap-around skirt – also for men!), a shawl around the waist and a shirt or blouse that covers the shoulders. These clothes are also requested for temple visits. Pictures can be taken during ceremonies, except during blessings. Flashlight should be avoided during temple ceremonies. Usually, the Balinese are willing to be photographed, but it is a sign of respect to ask them beforehand. Children especially are happy, if you show them their picture on the camera display.
There are tourist busses operating between the main tourist destinations, but in the north of the island, there is limited public transportation. The most common way for tourists to move around is by taxi or private car. We can organize a transfer from the airport or a pickup from somewhere on the island. The drive from Denpasar to Bondalem is around three hours across the inner part of the island, with majestic views passing rice fields and volcanoes.
In Indonesia, giving tips is not compulsory but much appreciated.
It’s nice when the entire team from service to the kitchen, the cleaning staff and the gardener and night watchman have an equal share of the tip. We therefore ask you to refrain from individual donations. On the last day, the course leader collects a tip for everyone. We recommend budgeting 25-35 euros for the week, depending on how satisfied you are.
The national prefix for Indonesia is 0062. Prepaid SIM-cards for the Indonesian mobile network can widely be bought, even with internet data package.
We have a 24 hours WiFi service at Prana Veda free of charge in the rooms and in front of the reception, but the internet may be slow and sometimes disrupted. We invite you enjoy the “offline” life during your stay and to slow down.
Fire department: 113
Prana Veda has direct access to the ocean and the offshore reef with its colorful coral gardens and fish invites you to swim and snorkel.
There is no strong current, but watch out for ebb and flow. We recommend swimming only when the tide is high.