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 10 - 18 MAY  2023

 Freediving Certification, Island Hopping & Yoga 
KOMODO ISLANDS
lIVEABOARD - DISCOVER INDONESIA 

 

START: Labuan Bajo

FINISH: Labuan Bajo

DATE: 9 DAYS

10  - 18  May  2023

INVESTMENT:

from $2,599 EB

GROUP SIZE:

12 People 

Discover Komodo, Indonesia by Boat

Explore the mystical hidden paradise of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the legendary komodo dragon, while living on a traditional Phinisi boat named Natural 001. Become a certified freediver, and enjoy daily yoga, island hopping, and hiking. Komodo and surrounding islands will enthral you with its wild adventure. Visit the last dragons on earth in a land that time forgot.

 

WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE LAST DRAGONS

If you are an ocean lover, then this adventure is for you!!
Embark on a nine-day exploration in the famous Komodo National Park for snorkelling in pristine reefs, swimming with manta rays, PADI freediving certification, daily yoga, sailing and of course, meeting the legendary Komodo dragon. This fantastic journey begins and ends in Labuan Bajo, the gateway to Komodo.

.A remote land ruled by dragons where active volcanos rise from the ocean. Cruise around Indonesia’s most ancient natural wonders. A comfortable yet adventurous way to travel to Komodo and beyond. Relax on the deck, and indulge in the onboard jacuzzi with friends who will soon become family. Climb to the breathtaking viewpoint for sunset, stroll along virgin beaches, swim with manta rays and observe giant flying bats chasing the night while the sun gives way to a blanket of stars. 

Itinerary

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QUICK ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day One - Arrival and settle into your hotel (Theory of freediving)

Day Two - Early start for a full-day exploration of Cunca waterfall, mirror cave house & Ranko Caves. Back to hotel dinner and early night sleep 

Day Three - Transfer to boat Labouan to Sebayur Besar 

Day Four - Sebayur besar - Gili Lawa Darat 

Day Five - Gili Lawa Darat - Makassar Reef - Pink beach - komodo village

Day Six - Komodo Island - Long Beach - Padar Island

Day Seven - Padar - Rinca island - Kalong Rinca

Day Eight - Kalong rinca - Manjerite - Kelor Island - Labuan Bajo 

Day Nine - Breakfast and checkout ( airport transfer) Optional trip + 3 days more details provided in WhatsApp group.

 

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Trip Highlights:

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  • Five nights and six days liveaboard on The Natural 001, a traditional Phinisi boat

  • Three nights' hotel accommodation on Labuan Bajo island

  • Day trip to Cunca waterfall, mirror cave house & Ranko Caves

  • Island hopping and scenic hikes 

  • Visit the world's last dragons 

  • Become a certified freediver 

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes with a certified yoga teacher.

  • Unwind and relax in the hot jacuzzi onboard.

  • Delicious daily meals

 

Accommodation

Six days and five nights accommodation on The Natural 001, a traditional Phinisi boat, with a large indoor & outdoor area, jacuzzi, hot showers, indoor dining and lounge area and five comfortable cabins, with private bathrooms. 

Three nights hotel accommodation on Labuan Bajo island  (days 1, 2  & 8 )

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Please note that room size & amenities may vary slightly (all rooms are equally priced). 
If you have specific requests or needs for your room, we will do our BEST to accommodate you.  

Private rooms are available at an extra expense. but most rooms will have a two-person occupancy. 

Prices and dates 

About this retreat:   FREEDIVING CERTIFICATION / YOGA / MEDITATION / BREATHWORK / TREKKING

 

This transformational experience helps you to explore your inner and outer environment and reconnect with yourself, nature and the flow of life. Our trips are small boutique getaways that are customised according to the group's desire.  

YAMA  brings this nine-day experience to life through the raw elements of dance, play and connection with your inner child. Meet the world's last dragons connect with nature. Daily yoga and breathwork classes, and become a certified freediver. 

 

Share: We encourage you to bring your unique gift and share it at this gathering. YAMA Is a space to express yourself through what brings you joy. Radical self-expression, music, flow toys, games, arts, singing, or dance.

 

Our community is about learning, sharing, caring and connecting with the natural world while discovering some of the world's most exotic locations.

 

Together, on this experience, on a stunning traditional Phinisi boat, we dive deep, "literally" into the ocean and into the most humbling and rich local culture. We celebrate Mother Nature and her unique landscape, visit the last dragons, swim with mata rays and other incredible land and sea life inhabitants. 

Dress-ups:  Dress-ups are fun!!! YAMA explores dressing up by setting a theme for every trip. This time we are attempting to embody the merging of aliens with sea creatures… and so the title is  “Alien And The Sea Creature Create a Love Child”.  Be bold, be fun and feel free to embody through costume. 

Check out past trips for inspiration on our Instagram @yamamovement

Yoga and Movement: Each day, there will be one yoga or movement class, including pranayama breathwork and meditation guided and taught by Elissa. We will explore yoga asana, acro-yoga, primal movement, handstands and more. The class is for anyone from beginners to advanced levels. Elissa will tailor the class based on the energy and level of the group and will provide variations to accommodate all fitness levels.

 

Explore breathwork techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, box breath, introduction into breath retention, tummo breathing, and Kapalbhati and Sitali. This is followed by a guided meditation.

 

Please note: All classes take place outdoors.

 

Hiking: There will be daily low-impact hikes on this trip.  

Freediving: The freediving certification is included in this package deal. However, it is optional and does require medical clearance. If you choose not to participate, you can use the time to snorkel and enjoy the sea or relax on the deck or in the jacuzzi :) 

 

This Free Diving certification will turn you into an OFFICIAL PADI CERTIFIED FREE DIVER by the end of the trip! Learning from the best in the industry and exploring the most incredible free diving sites in the reef!


 

Medical Clearance:​ There are some medical conditions which can be considered dangerous for freediving, so if you have any of these medical conditions, you must obtain a clearance certificate from a doctor approving your participation in the freediving course. The medical conditions requiring doctors clearance are:

  • Asthma 

  • Heart/lung conditions 

  • Blood pressure 

  • Epilepsy

  • Pregnancy 

Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. 

All guests will need to fill out a waiver to be able to participate. 

Please be aware that if you have one of the above medical conditions and are not able to provide clearance from a doctor, you will not be able to participate in the freediving component of this trip, so you should check with a doctor before booking.

 

 

Information

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DATE: May 10th - 18th, 2022 

INVESTMENT:  $2799 

EARLY BIRD OFFER: $2599 before February 10th, 2023

 

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Facilitators

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ELISSA CHRISSON 

Yoga teacher

Yoga, meditation and movement teacher, senior first aid, world traveller and artist. 

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Monica Willumsen

Freediving Instructor 

Certificed freediving coach 

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WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE:

 

Includes:

  • Airport transfers

  • Three nights in a hotel on Labuan Bajo Island (including breakfast)

  • Five nights liveaboard on The Natural 001

  • Three healthy, delicious daily Meals while onboard The Natural 001

  • Afternoon Coffee / Tea & drinking water onboard The Natural 001

  • Snorkelling Equipment & life jackets

  • Entertainment facilities, including a jacuzzi 

  • Daily yoga, breathwork & meditation

  • Freediving Certification Course

  • Ranko Caves exploration, including breakfast & lunch (on day two) 

  • English-speaking local guide

Excludes:

  • International & domestic flights

  • Personal expenses 

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Alcoholic drinks 

  • Tipping boat crew

  • Anything on the packing list (including a yoga mat)

  • National park permits, ranger fees & gov tax ($150 AUD)

  • Lunch on days 1 & 9, Dinner on days 1 & 2  

  • Indonesian visa on arrival 

 

 

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