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How to be well prepared for your event with Yoga Dunia

Find teacher training advice from experts and people currently undergoing training. Also, understand what research and reading you can undertake to prepare your Yoga Teacher Training course and your Yoga Retreat with us.

Where are we and how to get there?

The Yoga Teacher Training Center, Yoga Dunia, is located in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia. At 30 min boat ride of Sanur, Bali harbor. Nusa Lembongan is one of the most beautiful Islands of Bali, away from the crowded city of Ubud. The island is covered by jungle and white sandy beaches. The Yoga Training Center in Bali, teacher training course will take you on the journey of personal and professional self-develepment.

From Bali airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (airport code: DPS), which is located on the larger island of Bali. From here, you can take public or private transport to the port of Sanur to catch a boat to the smaller island of Nusa Lembongan. Yoga Dunia Lembongan encourages you to land three before the time of the departure boat.

From Sanur, you need to take a 30-minute boat ride to Nusa Lembongan and then the boat company will drive you to your hotel free of charge ( ask them when you book your ticket). Please be sure to check the boat timetables before arriving to be able to catch a boat before their last departure on your arrival day. You may need to arrive in Bali a day earlier if you have a late flight.

Visa & Immigration Policies

Another important thing to know before you travel to Indonesia are these types of visas which have specific requirements, as listed below:

Entering with Visa on Arrival and Visa Exemption Facility

According to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0603.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 30 May 2022, below are the list of countries and special entities for Visa On Arrival ( VOA ), in alphabetical order:

List of countries
  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belarus
  5. Belgium
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Brazil
  8. Brunei Darussalam
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Cambodia
  11. Canada
  12. Croatia
  13. Cyprus
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  16. Denmark
  17. Estonia
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Hong Kong
  23. Hungary
  24. India
  25. Ireland
  26. Italy
  27. Japan
  28. Jordan
  29. Kuwait
  30. Laos
  31. Latvia
  32. Lithuania
  33. Luxembourg
  34. Malaysia
  35. Malta
  36. Mexico
  37. Morocco
  38. Myanmar
  39. Netherland
  40. New Zealand
  41. Norway
  42. Oman
  43. People’s Republic of China
  44. Peru
  45. Philippines
  46. Poland
  47. Portugal
  48. Qatar
  49. Romania
  50. Russia
  51. Saudi Arabia
  52. Serbia
  53. Seychelles
  54. Singapore
  55. Slovakia
  56. Slovenia
  57. South Africa
  58. South Korea
  59. Spain
  60. Sweden
  61. Switzerland
  62. Taiwan
  63. Thailand
  64. The Arab Republic of Egypt
  65. The Kingdom of Bahrain
  66. Tunisia
  67. Türkiye
  68. Ukraine
  69. United Arab Emirates
  70. United Kingdom
  71. United States of America
  72. Vietnam

More details about the rules and regulations for Visa On Arrival and Visa Exemption Facilities can be summarized as follows according to Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Addendum of Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective starting from 8 June 2022:

 

1. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:

  • Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
  • A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
  • Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a
    Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose), and
  • Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.

2. The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period, as follows:

  • Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
  • Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.

3. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.

4. The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports. 

For any complementary information or other visa application, we encourage you to contact MPG Visa Extension in Bali, you can email them at info@mpgbali.com

Bali Weather Guide

Bali and especially Nusa Lembongan enjoy warm and nice weather almost all year long.

We really have 2 seasons:

  • Dry season: occurs between March and October/November. July and August are a little colder than the rest of the year. The temperature is a moderately stable 25ºC to 34ºC
  • Wet season: occurs between November/December and April. The humidity is at its highest point and there are fluctuations between moody rainstorms that soak the island to warm steamy days with cloudless skies.

Bali Weather Guide

Bali and especially Nusa Lembongan enjoy warm and nice weather almost all year long.

We really have 2 seasons:

  • Dry season: occurs between March and October/November. July and August are a little colder than the rest of the year. The temperature is a moderately stable 25ºC to 34ºC
  • Wet season: occurs between November/December and April. The humidity is at its highest point and there are fluctuations between moody rainstorms that soak the island to warm steamy days with cloudless skies.

Ready to Join us?
So it’s time to pack your stuff

Important Items to remember to bring

Your Yoga Mats

Mats will be provided, but if you prefer not to use the mats at the training center, then please bring your own. If you don’t have a high-quality yoga mat already, we highly suggest buying one now! Our favorite brands are Jade Mats (eco-friendly), Manduka, Lululemon, and Liforme.

Confortable Yoga Clothes

If you haven’t invest in some yoga clothes that make you feel like a million bucks, now is also a great time to do that! Make sure you have full range of motion in any outfit you bring for yoga, whether that means spandex leggings or loose cotton pants.

Reusable Water Bottle

Since we can’t drink the tap water in Indonesia, bringing a portable, reusable water bottle is essential. In doing our best to help the environment, we highly suggest bringing a metal or glass water bottle with you and refilling it instead of buying a single-use, throw-away plastic water bottle a few times a day.

Mosquito Repellant

We recommend either bringing this with you or having enough time before the course starts to buy some in Bali or Nusa Lembongan. There will definitely be places to buy some in town, but if you prefer something natural, you might want to bring some from home that knows and trusts.

Adapter

Make sure you have the proper adapter to be able to plug your device into Indonesian outlets. Indonesian uses European-style two-pin round plugs (“C”-type is the most common variant found). Voltage is at 220 V 50 Hz. Make sure you bring this with you or having the time buying one before the course starts, you should able to find it in town.

Sunscreen

You will be in class a lot for the training, but you have a two-hour lunch break every day and you are free for the entire day on Sundays – and the beach is right at our front door! Please choose a natural sunscreen. You will want to go for a swim and much of toxic cream melts in the ocean causing the disturbance in the water affecting marine life.

Bathing Suit & Warm-Weather Clothes

With the beach at our doorstep and a small pool on location, mixed with very warm weather, you will likely be taking a dip during your breaks and days off. Remember to bring a swimsuit and comfortable warm-weather clothing to lounge and relax in when not in class.

Rainy Season

As they say around here, “it’s the months of BERS.” Our rainy season is USUALLY the month of December to the tail end of March but with the global warming, the weather has been unpredictable. Usually sunny during the day and early evening or late night, it pours. It’s a good idea to bring your rain jacket. Locals wear a poncho and those are very handy if you are driving a scooter. No point in bringing umbrellas. Trust us, they do nothing!

A Debit Card and some Cash

You can get cash at any local ATM. Make sure your bank knows you will be traveling abroad so that you are able to take out money when you arrive. Don’t expect small, local stores to accept credit cards – in fact, most stores won’t accept them. So make sure you have enough cash with you when you go into town to be able to get by without a card.

For Training Student - A Notebook and a pen

Although you will receive the training manual when you arrive, and you can take notes in it, you will likely want to have a notebook with you for extra notes, journaling…

Practice and Study Suggestions to Student who join our Best Yoga Teacher Training Course in the World

Yoga Teacher training courses tend to be very physically demanding, with lead asana classes, methodology workshops, and teaching practicum sessions. It is highly recommended that students prior to attending the course begin practicing asana 5-7 times a week (in they are not already doing so). Come and Join our best yoga teacher training program in the world.

We also recommend that students begin developing a self-practice. Learning how to lead yourself through your practice is a pivotal part of becoming a yoga instructor. Being a yoga teacher is very much sharing your experience on the mat and your self-practice, and if you are unable to lead yourself, it will be challenging to lead others. If it is not a part of the way you currently practice yoga there’s no need to stress, in our course we will study in detail how to develop one’s self-practice, but as you prepare for the yoga training course, begin at least trying to practice on your own a few times a week.

When taking led studio classes, begin taking note of how your teachers engage with their students. Observe the language they utilize when giving verbal cues and instructions, how they transition, and when they model postures. After classes write down any verbal cues that you felt were interesting, effective, or inspiring. Try after class to map out the sequence that you just took and observe how it was structured, if there were parts that you would change if certain postures felt they were held too long or transitions that felt awkward and lacked fluidity. Take the intention of becoming a student of not only asana but of how asana is taught and the philosophy behind it.

Recommended Reading

To prepare for all the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course, any of the below books are an excellent place to start on your Yin yoga teaching journey:

  • The complete guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
  • Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley
  • Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers

For the 200hr Program Training Course, we recommend starting your Yoga Training Journey with:

  • The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft (or translation by your own language)
  • Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
  • Embodied Posture: Your Unique Body and Yoga by Stacy Dockins

Recommended Reading

To prepare for all the Yin Yoga Training Course, any of the below books are an excellent place to start on your Yin yoga teaching journey:

  • The complete guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
  • Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley
  • Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers

For the 200hr Program Training Course, we recommend starting your Yoga Journey with:

  • The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft (or translation by your own language)
  • Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
  • Embodied Posture: Your Unique Body and Yoga by Stacy Dockins

What to do in Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful island where you could enjoy many activities as snorkeling, surfing, diving, Spa Treatment even just chill on a beach.

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