PLEASE CLICK ON COVID19 UPDATE YOGA TO VIEW THE PROCEDURES WE ARE FOLLOWING UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN YOGA GUIDELINES
What should I bring?
Please bring your own mat, if you have one. However Gypsea Yoga provides all props and mats, so you just need to bring a towel or a sarong, water and a willingness to relax.
What do I wear? Clean comfortable, form fitting clothes that allow you to bend, stretch and move. We live in a Muslim village and out of respect for their culture please do not wear short shorts and cover your shoulders when driving through the village (a sarong is ideal for this purpose).
Are there any yoga studio rules?
Yes, there are. Click COVID19 UPDATE for our Safe Yoga Practices. Please remove your shoes outside of the studio. Please turn your phone off and leave it with your belongings in the locker provided. As yoga is a cleansing of the mind and body, personal hygiene is vital when attending a yoga class. Try to shower before class and use a deodorant. At Gypsea Yoga, we want everyone to feel included and safe, therefore, the number one rule is Be Kind. Even though we are social distancing we still can be friendly and say hello to one another, helping everyone to feel welcome.
What if I have never done yoga before?
Great, now is a good time to start! Iyengar Inspired classes are perfect for beginners. Gypsea Yoga is an intimate, accepting and compassionate studio. Our Iyengar Inspired classes treat each student individually and will guide you on your yoga journey, whatever your level.
Are yoga classes included in my accommodation price?
No, yoga classes are a separate price. However, a book of multiple class tickets can be purchased at discount prices for additional savings. (Click YOGA CLASSES for prices).
How and when do I pay?
Payment can be made in cash for single or multiple class books, before class at the Yoga Studio.
When should I arrive?
Arriving 15 minutes before class will give you and the Teacher the necessary time to fulfil ALL COVID SAFE Protocols. It is important for the Teacher to have all students ready to start class on time, to make the most of your yoga experience. The studio will be open 20 minutes before each class, to fulfil these extra safety measures.
What if I have an existing injury?
Yoga is a wonderful way to help the body regain strength and flexibility, so an injury will be treated with care. Please advise your Teacher of your injury before the class and we will gently guide you by providing the appropriate props to support and heal your body.
What if I arrive late?
No problem. Just be respectful of the class in progress. Wash your hands first, then quietly collect your props and join us. Put your mat on one of the empty markers on the floor.
Good, that is a natural part of yoga and it is your heart’s way of sweating and healing. Let it Go.
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With so few tourists currently travelling, it is not viable to have the restaurant open for lunch and dinner. So we have decided to open our modern commercial kitchen to our guests. Having access to a kitchen 24/7 is perfect for digital nomads working online needing a comfy place to call home for a while.
Because of the COVID19 pandemic, Visa regulations are changing constantly. For current information on travelling to Indonesia, here is a starting point
It is recommended that you visit your own country Indonesian Embassy for specifics as countries differ.
If you want to spend more than 1 month in Indonesia we recommend searching the variety of Visas Indonesia has on offer (The Indonesian Government has implemented Electronic Visa (E-Visa).
MEDICAL AND SAFETY
What health matters should I consider before coming to Lombok?
We highly recommended that you visit your doctor before you travel to Indonesia.
Recommended vaccinations often include tetanus, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.
Lombok is not a high-risk area for Malaria or Dengue fever; however in more populated areas there are some cases that I hear about from the locals. Talk to your Doctor about medicine you can bring just in case.
Bali Belly is less frequent and not as severe in Lombok as in Bali. It tends to be a mild diarrhea that passes in a few days. Talk to your Doctor about Hydrolytes and diarrhea medicine. Charcoal tablets help also.
Bring a general Antibiotic in case you pick up a bacteria strain.
Bring a good strength Multi Vitamin and any other supplements you need
Bring a good strength Insect repellent and stop itch cream
What happens if you get sick in Lombok?
Senggigi (10 mins away) has a 24 hour medical clinic. There is also an Apotec (Pharmacy or Chemist) where you can get basic medicines and health and skin care items.
Ampenan (20 minutes away) has a larger Apotec (Pharmacy or Chemist) where you can get any medications you need over the counter without a doctor’s script.
There are International Hospitals in Mataram (30 minutes away).
Bali has World Class Hospitals and Doctors
In Indonesia you pay for your Doctor visit and medicine up front and then send the receipts to your Health Insurance provider.
Doctor appointments and medications are much cheaper in Indonesia than Australia.
How safe is Lombok?
Tourism is one of the major industries and sources of income for any local businesses in Lombok. Therefore they take the safety of their visitors very seriously. The local people are extremely helpful and will do everything they can to make your holiday enjoyable.