AMED FREEDIVING, YOGA & BREATHWORK EXPEDITION

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A PARADISE FOR ADVENTUROUS FREEDIVERS

Embark on a journey to the serene realm of Amed, Bali, where tranquil waters beckon. Nestled just a few hours northeast of Denpasar, a hidden oasis awaits – a paradise for adventurers seeking the art of freediving. Picture yourself mere moments from the shore, where the enigmatic depths of the ocean await your discovery.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation at Ocean Prana Village – shared bungalows
  • Breakfast and lunch at Ocean Prana Village
  • Daily yoga or breathwork
  • Daily line diving and freediving sessions
  • Personalized coaching
    SSI or PAD Freediver certification and materials
  • Fees for diving and freediving ocean set up
  • Freediving weights
  • Freediving instructors (ratio 4:1)
  • Wreck dives
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Access to freediving pool and poolside terrace 
  • Wi-Fi

The Offering

Join us for a captivating 7-day retreat that’s a haven for surfers, freedivers, spearfishing aficionados, and eager learners alike. The package is your key to unlocking SSI or PADI Freediver certification, along with all the essentials: diving fees, ocean setups for freediving, weights for your descents, invigorating daily breathwork and yoga, and immersive freediving sessions. Immerse yourself in a world of excellence, with access to top-tier facilities for both freediving and yoga at Ocean Prana.

Our sanctuary, boasting modern bungalows, a tranquil pool, inviting yoga spaces, and enriching classrooms, becomes your abode. Witness breathtaking vistas of Amed and Mount Agung as you delve into breath control, relaxation techniques for freediving, strategic lung expansion, and yoga tailored for freedivers. The awe-inspiring backdrop sets the stage for captivating underwater experiences, including three awe-striking wrecks, such as the legendary US Liberty Wreck at Tulamben – all shore-accessible and a haven for divers of all levels.

Beyond world-class freediving, Bali’s Amed unveils a cultural tapestry. Delve into traditional Balinese villages, explore ancient temples, and savor an array of flavors at local eateries, blending the best of the East and West.

Our purpose is simple yet transformative: to offer you an odyssey of self-discovery through newfound skills and unforgettable experiences. Don’t let the chance slip away to traverse this remarkable terrain and embark on your journey to becoming a certified freediver.

The Bungalows

Nestled at the pulse of Jemeluk Bay in the captivating Amed, Bali, we’re stationed right where the action is. Our prime location offers a front-row seat to the captivating beach, boasting a stunning coral panorama that beckons both divers and snorkelers.

Tucked discreetly behind Ocean Prana Freedivers Village, this abode is embraced by vibrant gardens and a lush tropical canopy. An oasis of zen beauty, the property boasts a 25-meter oasis-like pool that’s nothing short of mesmerizing.

Prepare to be amazed by the recently constructed, meticulously designed traditional Balinese joglo. Blending ancient aesthetics with modern convenience, this haven comes complete with a contemporary Western-style bathroom, providing hot water. Stay seamlessly connected with Wi-Fi, and relish the comfort of air conditioning in your personal haven. 

Got Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further inquiries. We look forward to providing you with an enriching and unforgettable experience during the Breathless Expeditions Freediving, Breathwork and Yoga Retreat.

What’s not included?

  • Freediving gear – if you prefer not to carry yours to Amed, we can coordinate rentals at the dive village where our retreat will be hosted (see FAQs for more details).
  • Transportation. But, we’re here to assist in planning, and we have a reliable driver who can offer reasonably priced transportation from the airport to Amed. You can ask us for their number and connect with them through Whatsapp.
  • Scooters to move around Amed. Amed is a very beautiful, chill and calm town, where we can get to most places by foot, but scooter rental is an option. It’s an effortless and practical way to move between our accommodation and the dive wreck dive sites. The rentals can range between AUD 3- 7 per day (depending on what scooter you want), and can be shared amongst two.
  • Dinner. Dinner is not included, as many of us will have different dinner and bedtimes, and it’s a good opportunity to explore different places in Amed. We can recommend nice places to have dinner, and even make group bookings with whomever is on board.
  • Lunch and breakfast outside of Ocean Prana Village
  • Activities for the day off, such as visiting the Water Temples

The Restaurant

Nestled alongside our picturesque 25-meter swimming pool, KAMAZÉ, our Asian Pacific Healthy Restaurant and Café, is a culinary oasis awaiting our daily visits every day from 7am to 10pm.

Dive into a world of delectable and nutritious offerings. Start your day with our mouthwatering healthy smoothie bowls, brimming with fresh fruits and wholesome ingredients. If you’re a fan of the classics, savor our homemade granola, a perfect blend of crunchy goodness and natural sweetness.

For the health-conscious palate, our fresh salad bar offers an array of vibrant greens and flavorful toppings. Dive even deeper into Pacific flavors with our specialty dishes featuring raw fish, showcasing the finest seafood flavors in every bite. And don’t miss out on our newest addition – a tantalizing sushi menu that’s sure to delight sushi aficionados.

If you’re in need of a caffeine boost, indulge in our organic coffee selections, brewed to perfection. For a quick and satisfying meal, our baguette sandwiches are crafted with care and quality ingredients.

KAMAZÉ is not just a dining experience; it’s a journey of flavors and health-conscious choices. With a backdrop of the sparkling swimming pool, it’s the ideal setting for a relaxed meal any time of day. Whether you’re a health enthusiast or simply seeking delicious and wholesome cuisine, our café offers a diverse menu to please every palate. Join us and savor the taste of health and happiness.

Seasonal Information

Amed, experiences distinct seasons that influence its climate and the overall atmosphere. 

1. May to September:

  • Air Temperature: During Amed’s dry season, which typically spans from May to September, visitors can expect warm and sunny weather. Daytime temperatures often range from 28°C to 33°C (82°F to 91°F), making it the perfect time for outdoor activities and beach relaxation.
  • Rainfall: Rainfall during the dry season is minimal, with sporadic and short-lived showers. Most days are characterized by clear skies and abundant sunshine.
  • Water Temperature: The sea temperature is comfortably warm, averaging around 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F). This makes it an ideal time for snorkeling, diving, and other water-related activities, as underwater visibility is excellent.

2. October to April:

  • Air Temperature: Amed’s green season occurs from October to April. During this period, temperatures remain pleasant, with daytime highs ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). It’s the best time for outdoor adventures.
  • Rainfall: The wet season brings more consistent rainfall, usually at nighttime. The landscape becomes lush and green, and the rain contributes to the area’s vibrant flora.
  • Water Temperature: The sea remains warm throughout the green season, averaging around 27°C to 29°C (81°F to 84°F). Despite the rain, underwater visibility remains amazing for diving and snorkeling.

3.  April-May and September-October (Transition Seasons):

  • Air Temperature: The transitional months of April-May and September-October offer pleasant weather with lower humidity. Daytime temperatures are comfortable, making these times ideal for those who prefer milder conditions.
  • Rainfall: Rainfall is relatively lower during these transitional periods, and there are often fewer tourists, allowing for a more tranquil experience.
  • Water Temperature: Sea temperatures remain warm and inviting, making it an excellent time for water-based activities.

Weather Information

Dry Season

Amed, offers delightful weather year-round. During the dry season, from May to September, expect sunny days with temperatures between 28°C to 33°C (82°F to 91°F), perfect for outdoor adventures and water activities. The sea remains warm at around 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F), ideal for diving and snorkeling.

Green Season

In the green season, from October to April, while you may encounter occasional rain showers, daytime temperatures still hover around 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), providing comfortable conditions for exploring Amed’s beauty. The sea remains invitingly warm, around 27°C to 29°C (81°F to 84°F), making it suitable for underwater exploration.

Transition Seasons

Consider visiting during the transitional months of April-May and September-October for milder weather and fewer crowds. Amed’s weather ensures an enjoyable experience whether you seek sunny skies or the vibrant greenery of occasional rain.

Tips For Responsible Tourism

  • Dress Modestly:

    • Bali is a place with a conservative dress code, especially in rural areas like Amed. When outside the beach or pool areas, wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees as a sign of respect.

  • Mind Your Behavior in Temples and Sacred Sites:

    • When visiting temples, follow the rules and dress codes. It’s customary to wear a sarong and sash in temples. You can show respect by maintaining a quiet and reverent demeanor.
    • Some locations in Amed, like the Lempuyang Temple, are considered sacred. Approach these sites with the utmost respect, and avoid causing any disruption.

  • Support Local Businesses:

    • Choose locally-owned accommodations, restaurants, and shops to support the local economy. Engaging with local businesses can provide a more authentic experience and benefit the community directly.

  • Reduce Plastic Waste:

    • Bali, like many places, struggles with plastic pollution. Bring a reusable water bottle, keep-coffee cup and shopping bag, and say no to single-use plastics whenever possible.

  • Respect Nature and Wildlife, in and out of the water:

    • Follow responsible marine practices, do not touch or disturb marine life, and refrain from collecting souvenirs from the ocean.
    • Amed is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Follow Leave No Trace principles, stay on designated paths, and avoid disturbing wildlife.

  • Learn Some Words:

    • Balinese people love when others take an interest in their culture. Learn some balinese words to interact with the locals.

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Time

January 11, 2024 - January 17, 2024 (All Day)(GMT+07:00)

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Location

Amed, Bali (Jemeluk Bay)

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FACILITATORS

  • Johannes Egberts

    Johannes Egberts

    Founder

    Breathless Expeditions

    Breathless Expeditions Founder Johannes Egberts is considered Australia’s Leading Breathwork Instructor.

    Johannes’s inspiring life journey is punctuated by seeking the positives in every situation, a thirst for self-discovery and a love for unconventional experiences.

    Despite a challenging childhood, he discovered something unexpected that would alter the direction of his life forever – controlled breathing.

    Breathwork immediately resonated with Johannes, and he relentlessly cultivated knowledge on the subject and acquired more than ten breathwork certifications.

    His holistic wellness brand, Breathless Expeditions, has led the breathwork movement in Australia, inspiring thousands of people across the globe since 2018.

    He is predominately known for his Breathwork Instructor Training programs and for creating unique experiences in the corporate world.

    He offers experiences to every industry for fostering team building and life resilience with an impressive clientele portfolio ranging from professional athletes to renowned authors and high-profile. Click here for Corporate Wellness Opportunities.

    Netherlands-born, he has trainined 20,000+ in breathwork, published scientific research and trained more than 300 instructors.

    URL www.breathlessexpeditions.com

    Founder

  • Luciana Blanco Villegas

    Luciana Blanco Villegas

    Freedive & Breathwork Instructor

    Luciana is a passionate freediving instructor, yoga and SUP yoga teacher, breathwork and reiki master. Above all, she’s an ocean lover who can’t spend a day without salty water.

    Luciana’s experience in transcending autoimmune diseases and conquering fears through freediving has ignited her mission to help others push past their limitations, heal from past or present traumas, and expand their boundaries, using the power of breath and movement.

    Join her in the journey towards holistic healing and self-discovery at Breathless and discover a new level of inner strength and vitality.

    Freedive & Breathwork Instructor

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • Day 6
    • Day 7
    • January 11, 2024
    • 10am Day 1 Amed

      Day 1

      • 10am – Welcome, Introduction to Breathless and orientation.

      • 11am: Theory session

      • 1pm: Lunch

      • 2.30pm-4pm-: Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 2

      • 4pm-5.30pm: Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 1 

      • Dinner

      Speakers: Johannes Egberts, Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 7, 2024
    • - Day 2 Amed

      • 7am - Yoga and lung stretching for Freedivers

      • 8am-10am Line Diving in Jemeluk Bay group 1

      • 10am-12pm Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 2

      • 12.30- 2pm: Lunch

      • 2pm: Workshop

      • 4pm: Pool training: finning technique and Co2 Training

      • Dinner

      Speakers: Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 8, 2024
    • - Day 3 Amed

      • 7am - Yoga and lung stretching for Freedivers

      • 8am-10am Line Diving in Jemeluk Bay group 1

      • 10am-12pm Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 2

      • 12.30- 2pm: Lunch

      • 2pm: Workshop

      • 4pm: Pool training: no fins diving technique and O2 Training

      • Dinner

      Speakers: Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 9, 2024
    • - Day 4 Amed

      • 8am: Breathwork

      • 9am-12pm: US Liberty wreck fun dive

      • 1pm-2pm: Lunch/Freetime

      • 4pm: Pool training: personal goals

      • 6pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga

      • Dinner

      Speakers: Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 10, 2024
    • - Day 5 - Rest Day or Options

      Having a day off every 2-4 freediving training days is recommended to ensure optimal recovery and safety. Freediving places significant demands on your body, including breath-holding, changes in pressure, and physical exertion. Taking a rest day allows your body to recuperate, repair muscles, and stabilise oxygen levels. This practice helps prevent overexertion and supports the overall effectiveness of your training regimen. It's a crucial step to maintain your physical and mental well-being while pursuing progress in freediving. 

      OPTIONS: Amed offers a range of tourist attractions. You can explore its stunning beaches, the four wrecks available or a nearby water temple. You can take this day to immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the region, discover traditional fishing villages, enjoy panoramic viewpoints, and indulge in the unique local cuisine.


      Speakers: Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 16, 2024
    • - Day 6 Amed - Night Dive


      • 7am - Yoga and lung stretching for Freedivers

      • 8am-10am Line Diving in Jemeluk Bay group 1

      • 10am-12pm Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 2

      • 12.30- 2pm: Lunch

      • 2pm: Workshop

      • 4pm: Pool training or dive Japanese Wreck

      • Dinner

      • 7.30pm-8.30pm: Night freedive

      Speakers: Johannes Egberts, Luciana Bianco Villagos
    • January 17, 2024
    • - Day 7- 2pm

      • 7am - Breathwork

      • 8am-10am Line Diving in Jemeluk Bay group 1

      • 10am-12pm Line diving in Jemeluk Bay group 2

      • 12.30- 2pm: Lunch and farewell

      Speakers: Johannes Egberts, Luciana Bianco Villagos

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FAQ

FAQ

What skill level is suitable for attending the retreat in Bali?

We cater to all skill levels, from beginners to master freedivers, ensuring a transformative experience regardless of your prior expertise. Join us with your existing experience, and we’ll guide you to elevate your abilities!

 

When should I plan my arrival in Amed?

The retreat’s commencement is at 8:30 am at Ocean Prana Village. To make the most of your experience, we recommend arriving to Bali at least 1 day prior to the retreat start.

 

What type of wetsuit should I bring along?

The water temperature in Amed is very warm throughout the year. Opt for something lightweight like a 2mm wetsuit or a half 3mm top, which you can choose to pair with lycra pants or legging. These options provide sun protection and guard against any potential discomfort.

 

Is equipment rental available?

Yes, you can conveniently rent all the necessary gear from our The Ocean Prana Dive Shop, where we will be staying at.

Prices 2023:

Mask: IDR 40.000

Snorkel: : IDR 15.000

Wetsuit: IDR 100.000

Belt: IDR 15.000

Weight: IDR 5.000/kg

Fins: IDR 100.000

Neck weight: IDR 40.000

 

Should I bring my own weights?

No need to bring your own weights; we have them available for you at the dive shop.

 

Do I need travel insurance?

Just like any overseas trip, having personal travel insurance is good to have for your own protection and peace of mind, but not mandatory.

 

What style of yoga do we practice during the retreat?

Our yoga sessions are specially designed for freediving, focusing on enhancing flexibility. These sessions are suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, from beginners to advanced. Depending on the days and the intensity we put on our bodies during the different stages of the training days, we will practice Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga some days, and Restorative and Yin on others.

 

What is the accommodation like?

The shared bungalows are beautifully built with a capacity to sleep 2 upstairs and 4 downstairs, it offers a unique experience that truly captures the essence of Bali’s charm. The bungalows are located right in front of the beach, where we will line dive and are clean, have very comfy beds and awesome hot showers, a luxury in Bali.

 

Is it possible to receive a massage? 

You have the opportunity to enjoy therapeutic massages at Ocean Prana Village. Additionally, you’ll find numerous options for massages and treatments in the vicinity of our accommodation. We’ll be more than happy to guide you towards the ideal spots for your relaxation and wellness needs.

 

What to bring?

Preparing for an enriching freediving and yoga retreat in Amed requires a few essentials to ensure you make the most of your experience. Here’s what to bring:

  • Freediving Gear:

    • Mask, snorkel, and fins
    • Wetsuit (consider the water temperature and your comfort)
    • Weight belt 
    • Dive computer

  • Yoga Attire: comfortable and breathable yoga clothes (matts and props provided)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Protection: 

    • Sunscreen with high SPF, reef friendly. We recommend sunbiosis, ethically made in Byron Bay.
    • Hat or cap
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Clothing:

    • Casual and comfortable clothing for non-diving activities and downtime
    • Light jacket or cover-up for cooler evenings or for places that have air conditioning

  • Footwear:

    • Flip-flops or sandals for easy movement around the retreat center

  • Personal Items:

    • Towel (quick-dry towels are convenient)
    • Toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, and a toothbrush
    • Personal medications and any necessary medical supplies
    • Insect repellent

  • Electronics and Gadgets: Phone, camera, and chargers. Underwater camera or GoPro if you want to capture your underwater experiences
  • Reusable Water Bottle: staying hydrated is crucial, so having a reusable water bottle is a must.
  • Notebook and Pen: Great for jotting down thoughts, insights, and new techniques you learn during the retreat.
  • Travel Documents: Passport, travel insurance, and any required medical documents
  • Cash and Cards: Make sure to have local currency (Indonesian Rupiah) as well as credit/debit cards for any expenses. You can use a card in most places in Amed, and there are places where you can exchange foreign currency.
  • Personal Entertainment: Book, e-reader, or any other forms of entertainment for leisure time

 

What are the electricity outlets like?

Electricity in Bali operates at a voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50Hz. Bali primarily uses Type C and Type F electrical outlets. It’s a good idea to carry a universal adapter or a specific Type C/F adapter if your devices have different plug types. If you forget to pack it, don’t panic, they sell adapters in most gas stations and convienience stores in Bali and Amed.

 

Are solo travelers welcome?

Yes, solo travelers are absolutely welcome on the retreat in Amed. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, and many of our guests come alone and form lifelong friendships during their stay.

 

Can you arrange an airport transfer?

We can definetly help you arrange an airport transfer, we have an index of trusted drivers that charge fair fares. It is 3-4 hours by car from the airport, depending on traffic conditions.

 

What is the average age range?

Our retreats attract a diverse range of participants in terms of age. While we frequently welcome families, with parents who are vibrant and youthful in their 50s to 60s, along with their young adult or teenage children, the majority of our attendees fall within the 20 to 40-year-old age bracket. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive and enriching experience that appeals to individuals from all walks of life and various age groups.

 

Is the retreat flexible? Do I have to attend all the activities?

While we highly encourage participants to take advantage of the wide range of sessions we offer, it’s important to emphasize that all activities are entirely optional. Your retreat experience should be tailored to your preferences, allowing you to create the most enjoyable and fulfilling holiday possible. This is your time to relax, rejuvenate, and make the most of your journey with us, and we’re here to ensure it’s everything you want it to be.

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