Voilà! Here’s my suggested packing list for the Bali Elevate & Connect Yoga Retreat this October. Of course, certain items on the list will differ from person to person. I do recommend packing as light as reasonably possible, since we will be traveling to two different locations, and it makes travel that much easier. When traveling internationally, I typically take a medium-sized suitcase on wheels and a backpack. I’ll also pack a few reusable bags in case I need to pick up some items at a market or grocery store. 🙂

Yoga-related items:

  • Comfortable yoga clothes
  • Sweat towel or bandana
  • Hair ties 
  • Journal, pen
  • Anything to make your practice special: Mala beads, crystal, etc.
  • Optional: Your personal yoga mat, yoga towel, and props. (Mats and props will be provided at the retreat center.)

Clothes:

  • Scarves
  • Sarong or beach cover-up
  • Bathing suit/swim trunks
  • Slip-on shoes/sandals
  • Shower shoes
  • A pair of sneakers/hiking shoes; socks
  • Tops & pants/skirts
  • Undergarments
  • 1 dressy outfit
  • Raincoat
  • Not recommended: valuable jewelry

Food:

  • Snacks – things that won’t melt and that will travel well:
    • Almonds
    • Granola bars
    • Protein packs
    • Plus stay hydrated! You may choose to bring your own reusable water bottle.

Toiletries/Personal Items:

  • Sleep mask, Ear plugs, Earplanes for flights
  • Sunblock
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste, mouthwash
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Chapstick
  • Glasses, lens cleaner
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry beach towel
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Face & body lotion

Medications/Supplements (All are just suggestions and optional; you know your body best!):

  • Your regular medications, in labeled containers. I recommend getting a signed doctor’s note confirming that you take these medications prior to travel.
  • Epi-Pen if you have allergies
  • Melatonin. Can help with jetlag and sleeping at night.
  • Ginger to calm an upset stomach
  • Lotions or essential oils that help you relax; Tiger Balm can help for sore muscles
  • General first-aid kit with bandaids, tweezers, alcohol prep pads, gauze.
  • Ibuprofen
  • Airborne tablets
  • Triple antibiotic
  • Aloe vera for soothing sunburn
  • Dramamine/Scopolamine for nausea

Technology:

  • Kindle/books to read
  • Unlocked cell phone. You can get a SIM card at various phone shops upon arrival in Bali.
  • Charging cords for the tech you bring – phone, Kindle, Apple Watch, etc.
  • Electrical outlet adaptors- https://www.bali.com/sockets-plugs-electricity-voltage.html
  • Headphones 
  • Rechargeable external battery for your phone
  • Recommended: Download Google Maps of the regions we’ll be visiting to your phone in advance.

Miscellaneous:

  • Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • $100 USD in two fifties (recommended)
  • Hidden passport holder at waist/chest; hidden cash pouch
  • Compression socks for long flights
  • Travel pillow
  • Luggage lock
  • Passport, drivers license, insurance cards, select credit cards (bring cards with no foriegn transaction fees if you have them), keys back home!
  • Travel flashlight
  • Reusable bags
  • Guidebook

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