Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. I hope they will help you with your Retreat planning. 

I’m looking to buy flights. What do I need to know?

You will fly in to Denpasar Airport (airport code DPS). Day 1 and 7 of your retreat are set aside for arrivals and departures. All our pole workshops are scheduled for Day 2-6 of each Retreat. On Day 1 we have a welcome dinner at 6pm, and on Day 7 we have breakfast together at about 9am. These events aren't compulsory but are a great way to start & finish your retreat.

Please let us know your flight details once you’ve booked your flights.

How will I get from the Airport to the Villa?

The Denpasar International Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from The Island Houses, our private Villa complex in Seminyak.

If your flight arrives on Day 1 of the Retreat between 6am and 4pm, we will pick you up from the airport. Just tell us your flight details and we will have someone there to meet you, holding a sign with your name on it! If you depart on Day 7 of the Retreat (September 17 for Retreat 1, October 1 for Retreat 2) we will take you to the Airport. If your flight out of Bali departs any time before 10pm on Day 7, we will drop you off at the airport. Outside these times, you will need to arrange a taxi.

If you are coming from/going to another location to the Retreat (e.g. another place in Bali) let us know - we would be happy to pick you up/drop you off within the Seminyak area. 

Do I need travel insurance?

For your benefit, travel insurance is compulsory for this Retreat. You can purchase inexpensive insurance through a variety of providers, including online.

Please send us a copy of your insurance certificate prior to the Retreat.

Do I need a visa?

Citizens from most countries will be granted a tourist visa on arrival to Bali. Please check the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country to see if you are eligible to obtain the visa on arrival.

What do I need to bring?

Everything for a week of pole, relaxation and adventure! All your pole gear (pole wear, heels, knee pads, leg warmers etc). Bali is warm so we recommend bringing grip aids. We also recommend a yoga mat for stretching sessions at the villa. We also recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

What is the weather like?

Bali is warm all year round! 

What’s in the nearby area?

Seminyak is one of Bali’s most vibrant areas, full of delicious restaurants, cute bars and cafes, and beautiful boutiques. Just a short walk from the villa is the beach, and Bali’s best beach bars. If you plan to do some personal travel before or after the retreat, Seminyak is within easy access to most tourist attractions.

Where will the pole workshops be held? How many pole workshops will we have per day?

All our workshops will be held at our beautiful, air-conditioned studio with 9 poles (40, 45 and 48mm) and polished wooden floors. The studio is a 10-minute drive from the Villa, and we will get you there and back every day in air-conditioned comfort.

Will the pole workshops be split into levels?

Yes. Each Retreat will be split into two workshop groups, based on level. This will ensure you get all the attention you need, can work on skills suited to where you are at, and have a pole to yourself!

Will I be able to communicate in English?

Yes. Most people involved in tourism in Bali speak English well and are more than happy to chat with you in English.

I’m thinking of doing some extra travel in Bali. Where should I go?

Bali is a small island, full of amazing things to see! We recommend visiting Ubud and the nearby islands (including Gili Islands, Nusa Lembongan), while there are plenty of sights to see within a couple of hours drive of Seminyak. Wednesday of each Retreat will be a pole-optional day – attend more pole workshops or go on your own adventure!

Do I need immunisations?

Please consult your doctor regarding immunisations you may need.

What is the local currency and how much do things cost?

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (10,100 to AUD$1, 13,100 to USD$1, 18,900 to £1, 14,700 to €1. Bali is relatively inexpensive compared to most western countries. 

Will I be able to book privates with my favourite instructors?

Where the schedule permits, yes, we would love for you to have the chance to work one on one with your favourite instructors! Our instructors are passionate and love to teach! We will have a limited number of private class spaces available, so please let us know who you would like to book a class with as soon as you decide.

I would love to do a photoshoot, how do I book this?

We will have a professional photographer on each Retreat! If you would like to showcase your hard work in a photo shoot, we have a limited number of photo shoot packages available on each Retreat. Let us know if you’d like more information on the packages available.

Will I be able to buy pole wear on Retreat?

YES! We will have a great selection of indi pole wear for you to choose from.

When do I receive my 20% off VIP code? 

You can activate your 6-month VIP code as soon as you have paid in full. All codes will be active (at the latest) from the first day of the Retreat. This means you will get VIP prices on all pole wear on Retreat.

How do I pay for my Retreat Package?

Thank you for securing your place on the Retreat with your $500 deposit.

For the remainder of your package, we will issue you with a PayPal invoice, which you can use to pay off your package. You can pay as much as you like, as often as you like. Simply click the link on the invoice :)

    PAYMENTS

    • 50% of your Retreat amount must be paid 90 days or more before your Retreat start date
    • 100% of your Retreat amount must be paid 60 days or more before your Retreat start date.

    IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOUR RETREAT

    If you cannot attend your Retreat, it is important that you let us know as soon as you can, so that we can offer your place to another dancer on the wait list. The below conditions apply:

    • If you notify us 90 days or more before the Retreat start date, we will offer you a TRANSFER OF CREDIT or REFUND (minus a processing fee of $200 on refunds)
    • If you notify us less than 90 days before the Retreat start date, we will NOT provide a REFUND but will offer you a TRANSFER OF CREDIT up to 60 days prior to the Retreat start date
    • If you notify us less than 60 days before the Retreat start date, all monies paid will be forfeited. This may be waived if we can find another dancer to take your place on the Retreat. If we can, you will be eligible for a TRANSFER OF CREDIT

      TRANSFER OF CREDIT

      • You may transfer any amounts paid to a future retreat. This can either be chosen at the time you notify us, or a credit can be held and you can decide later which Retreat you'd like to use it for.

        Remember I am here to make your Retreat experience as amazing as it can possibly be, so let me know if there’s anything you need. Email india@indipolewear.com

        I can’t wait to meet you in Bali!

        Indi (@bendyindi), founder of indi pole wear & your retreat host


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