I’ve safely arrived at the Bloo Lagoon in Padangbai and I’ve officially completely Day 1 of my yoga teacher training! Can’t believe it has FINALLY arrived. Yesterday I was very happy to meet up with all the other people in the training and it was so nice to finally have some human interaction again!
It is currently 6:05AM and I am writing from inside my bed net. The Bloo lagoon is an eco-resort and overlooks the ocean. I literally felt like we were driving up a mountain when we were arriving so the views are quite spectacular! I also noticed that it is much HOTTER here than the other two spots I stayed and the humidity is through the roof (it’s just a perma sweat going on 24/7 and for all you that know how I’m constantly cold?? Yeah.. that doesn’t exist here 😂). The view from my house is amazing and just breathtaking in the daylight.
Yesterday we met in the Yoga Shala at 3:00 and we had a welcome traditional dance done by two Balinese girls and then we did lots of introductions and just the nitty gritty of the course. Also, fun fact – I’m the only one from Canada! There is literally people from all over the world I think they said yesterday that we cover over 10 countries!! How cool is that? After we did all the intros and such, we had a one hour yoga class which was amazing, and ended our day with dinner (I tried a Balinese vegetable curry and it was DELICIOUS).
Alright.. I’m going to be up front and honest with you all now. When I returned to my villa after supper, I sortve panicked.. because this is an eco-friendly and live within nature kind of resort, it means our villas are quite open – allowing all sorts of nature to come and go as they please. Including my bedroom 😳. One of the girls at supper mentioned she had a snake in her luggage when she returned to her room and another said the spiders are very large. I, luckily, had not experienced any wildlife, even so I haven’t seen a mosquito yet! However, getting back to my room was a bit of a different story.
I stood in the middle of my bedroom and contemplated life for a while.. HAHA. I didn’t know what to do or where I should go. I forgot to note that the bathroom is completely outdoors, and quite dark.. and I had to pee. So that was a problem. Eventually, I told myself well you need to pee. So I slid the door and went to lift the toilet seat.. and as I made that noise I must have startled the very large black spider the side of my entire hand that was right above me 😭😭 oh my. I ran back in my room and slid the door shut (and when I say close the door really things can come and go as they please but it’s more for my peace of mind LOL). Anyways I braved it again and peed and all was well and I didn’t die and that was great. I however was too scared to wash my face or brush my teeth (ya I know I work in the dental field and didn’t brush my teeth that’s how scared I was).
The next was my bedroom. I found three large red worm/centipede like things crawling around so that was not fun. And I also made the mistake of looking under my bed with a flashlight and I’m happy to report there are about 7 very large spiders living under my bed.. all which are still present at the moment. The bed comes with a netting so I literally have the net tucked under my mattress every which way and pretty much have a little nest going if you want to call it that. (I also slept with a light on for the few hours I slept).
Okay, so you’re all probably reading this and thinking I’m a baby. But I’m serious the fear I had last evening was real (just ask Jessica or my parents LOL the poor souls). I am thankful that I got some rest and I’m even more thankful the sun is coming up which means I can escape from this bed. Coming from Canada and the climate we have, I am not used to these very large insects (there are also a LOT of small lizards and monkeys). I am happy to report however that I did indeed survive the first night and have 26 more to go!!
I don’t have many pictures to post to include this time but hoping to snap a lot more today. We start at 7 and go right until 10PM so it will be a long day.
Wish me luck as I’m going to go and attempt to take a shower outside LOL and get ready for the day!
Bye from Bali!!