Here are answers for some of your questions
How do you choose participants?
We aim to have a mix of different backgrounds, nationalities and experiences. We want to create a space where passionate women with a range of different life experiences can come together as a community and share ideas. We welcome all participants to share their skills and expertise with the group.
How many participants will be part of the experience?
Up to 8 women.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for passionate and motivated women who are looking to grow their online career or business, develop both personally and professionally, and those looking to pursue a location independent lifestyle.
We want women on our programme who will actively take part in events, share and connect with the other participants and bring with them a positive and can-do attitude.
Why women only?
Men are great but sometimes they can be distracting. They don't always know what you are going through. Perhaps you're at home, trying to get serious about your business but no one around you knows what you're going through. You have no one in believes in you or else you are surrounded by people who ask why you don't get a "real" job. It's important to be surrounded by a group of motivated women with similar goals, with whom you can share and create ideas and collaborate.
Our mastermind retreat is for women only as it offers you the chance to meet the most like-minded people. As a community of women we can learn from another, share our experiences and discuss the challenges and setbacks that perhaps don’t affect men in the same way.
How will this experience affect me?
After this experience you can expect to have:
Focus, direction and clarity for your business or online career
A clearer image of who you are and what you want in your life: a better understanding of your personal goals, your passion and purpose.
A healthier body and mind.
A tight-knit community of friends for life
What about visas and travel insurance?
Visas vary from country to country. Please check for information specific to your nationality. All participants are required to have travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads which offer very comprehensive plans.
For most nationalities travelling to Bali: if you are staying for less than 30 days, you can get a free visa exemption stamp on arrival. If you would like to stay for more than 30 days, you can buy a 30 day extendable visa at the airport for $35. We can help you in getting your visa extended for another 30 days once you are in Bali.
This is general information, please check information specific to your home country as some nationalities are required to get visas in advance.
What is the weather like in Bali?
In April, Bali is still in dry season. There can be occasional rainfall but most days the island has lots of sunshine. The temperature ranges from about 22-27 degrees Celsius (72-80 degrees Fahrenheit) in April.
What should I wear?
Summer dresses, flowery skirts, shorts, tees, tanks, flip flops, sunglasses, and floppy hats.
When visiting Buddhist temples, it’s required that everyone covers their knees and shoulders, so bring a light scarf or shawl and some full (or three quarter length) trousers or skirts too.
Dojo co-working space has no dress code, so you can wear whatever you like. The same goes for informal business meetings, networking events and workshops.
What should I bring with me?
Two things that are quite expensive on the island are: sunscreen and tampons.
Which airport do I fly into?
Bali currently only has one airport: Denpasar (DPS).
Where can I book my flight?
You can book your flights from flight comparison sites such as Skyscanner, Momondo, Google Flights or Kiwi. Usually the cheapest airline to fly to Bali is Air Asia. Look up flights on their website directly before buying and watch out for hidden extra costs such as car rental and travel insurance. Check out our blog post on how to find the best priced flights if you’re looking to save some money.
What is there to do in Canggu?
Lots… There are plenty of shops, clothes and food markets, bars, cafes, restaurants, juice bars and much more!
Here are some examples of what you can fill your days with:
When should I arrive?
It depends on how long you want to stay in Bali. The tourist visa exemption for most nationalities is valid for 30 days, including the days of entry and departure. Our programme is 29 days. If you are only planning on staying one month, then we advise that you fly in on the 2nd April and leave on the 1st May. You could also fly in on the 3rd April if you book an early flight, and leave on the 2nd May.
If you are planning on staying longer than one month, you could arrive a couple of days and take some time to settle in before the programme starts.
The first event on the 3rd April will begin at 2pm, so if you arriving on the 3rd please arrive early!
How will I get from the airport to the accommodation?
We have a private driver that will pick you up from the airport and drop you straight to your new poolside bungalow.
Do I need injections for Bali?
No vaccinations are required for Bali but some are recommended. Please check with your local GP or travel vaccination bureau.
What kind of food do they have in Bali?
One of the best things about Bali is the food. You can get almost anything on the island. Canggu is also very vegetarian and vegan friendly.
See a complete list of all the different restaurants and cafes in Canggu.
What language do they speak in Bali?
In Bali they speak two languages: Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Bali. English is also widely understood and spoken on the island.
Are there any cultural differences I should know about?
The main religion in Bali is Hinduism. Locals take part in a practice where they lay out daily offerings of Canang Sari to thank, praise and pray to their God. These are small woven baskets made from banana leaf or coconut and filled with flowers and small gifts. They are then blessed with incense. Try to avoid walking or riding over these. Don’t worry if you accidentally step on one. The Balinese people are very kind and won’t be offended.
Illegal drugs of any kind are not tolerated in Bali. Possession of illegal substances, such as Marijuana, can result in the death penalty. This does not include alcohol, which is sold and consumed freely everywhere on the island.
How can you get around Canggu?
Most people travel around Canggu by motorbike. It’s also possible to walk around Canggu. Our accommodation is situated only 5 minutes from the beach and 10-15 minutes from Dojo on foot. You can rent a motorbike for the month for just $45.
If you are getting a taxi, use the bluebird company, which are reliable and always use a meter.
How much do things cost in Bali?
Bali offers a very low cost of living. You can spend as little as $8 per day on food if you eat local food from Warungs. If you eat meals at touristy restaurants, it will cost around $15- $20 per day. See our food guide to get exact prices for restaurants and cafes in Canggu. A motorbike costs $45 for the month and fuel is about $2 per week. A coffee in a restaurant will cost you approximately $2. You will of course need more money if you are planning on visiting touristic attractions or doing lots of shopping. You can check out this cost of living analysis for Bali from Expatistan for more info.
What is Gili Air?
The Gili Islands consist of three islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. We will be taking an all-inclusive weekend trip to Gili Air. Gili Air is smaller than Bali with golden white sand beaches and turquoise seas. People often go diving and snorkelling here. Especially if they want to see sea turtles. Expect chilled beach bars and breathtaking sunsets on the island.