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Experience an international fire arts and spirituality festival in a tropical island paradise. Freeflow Fire & Arts Festival 2016's interactive program allows participants to learn, perform, create, and share experiences. If you are interested in joining the gathering, you are asked to find at least one slot of volunteer activity where you feel you can contribute over the course of your stay.
Your accommodation is included in the price. This island is still in development so please be aware that almost all accommodation is wooden bungalows or guesthouses. There is 24-hour electricity so fans are available, but no air conditioners and hot water.
It is also possible to book this festival without accommodation and food. If you are choosing this option, please be aware that as this is the peak high season, making a booking may be difficult.
The retreat will be held in Koh Rong, Cambodia. Koh Rong is that island that every traveler is searching for. It has everything that you could possibly want: untouched beaches, scuba diving, trekking, and so much more. Located just off the south coast of Cambodia, Koh Rong is just beginning its development, so now is the time to visit.
Please book your flights to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). From there, you can get a bus to Sihanoukville.
Another option is to fly to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) as cheaper flights are often available. From there, travel by bus to the Koh Kong border. The journey will take 10 to 16 hours including the border crossing.
Busses in Cambodia can be an interesting or frustrating experience. Depending on the route and provider, you could be squeezed into a 14-seater minivan or in air-conditioned comfort for the entire journey. For the latter, you are recommended to try Giant Ibis though this is only an option if you’re coming from Phnom Penh.
Giant Ibis also don’t run night busses. But if you're on a budget or a tight schedule, a night bus could save you a night’s accommodation and get you to Sihanoukville in time for the morning ferry. Another option would be to get a private taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. It’ll cost around 50 USD and take about four and a half hours. If you do decide to come from Bangkok, beware the visa scams at the border.
Boats run by Koh Rong Dive Centre leave three times a day from Sihanoukville and tickets can be purchased online or vendors in Sihanoukville. At the time of writing, fast boats leave at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m., and cost 20 USD return. Times may change for high season, and a slower, cheaper boat is available and also the best way to take it all in.
If you are travelling from Thailand, you do not need to buy a Cambodian visa until you have left Thailand. Once at the Cambodian border (whether arriving by land or air), a month long tourist visa can be purchased for 30 USD and a business (or regular) visa for 40 to 45 USD.
The tourist visa can be extended for one month while in Cambodia, whereas the business visa can be extended for six months or a year, however long you want to stay. If you’re unsure, this is the best option. This may seem like a lot of hassle with plane, bus, and boat, but once you’re on the island, you’ll understand, it’s all worth it!
For more information, ask your questions directly to Freeflow Fire and Arts Festival 2016, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Max’s mission is to expand flow and fire arts by making learning an empowering experience in fun and dynamic ways. In addition to performing and teaching workshops, Max designs well-structure and comprehensive online flow arts courses and provides tips and tricks for fire performance and safety.
Eli Minelli has been dancing since she was six years old. She has developed her delightfully unique style that combines salsa, belly-dancing, jazz, contemporary dance, and ballet. Currently, she is in love with aerial silks and devotes to training and teaching on people on such performances. In addition to flying on a tissue, she has taken up fire dancing, with an emphasis on sensual and exotic dancing. The stage is her passion and performing has been a part of her life for as long as she as she can remember.
YoYo was born into the festival environment. She delights in covering everyone she meets in glitter and making the world a sparkly place. She has taught yoga and meditation in Cambodia and England and runs Hula-hooligans out of Cambodia, and at FreeFlow, will be leading guided meditation and beginners Hatha flow, alongside workshops to help you connect with your inner child, run around like a maniac, and collapse in piles of giggles.
FreeFlow is the brainchild of Rafa. Rafa has been on the road of flow around the world full time the last four years. He finds never-ending inspiration through teaching and sharing. He’ll be teaching staff and hoops; leading Hatha, Kundalini, and Ashtanga yoga; and guiding meditations.
Bun Te is the heart and soul of the island as he has been on the island even before the start of tourism. He is a business owner, a school teacher, and a community leader by day and a fire performer by night. He has been working and performing in Koh Rong for over five years and runs a permanent flow school on the island. Te represents the true essence of flow, shares with all, and leads by example.
Adam has performed and taught around the world over the last 10 years. Always innovating, he created Razed in Flames and now works with Shade Flamewater on the Flamewater Circus Project. Adam identifies, coaches, and prepares talented individuals in all aspects of performance, including stage presence, performance techniques, high-level props manipulation, and costumes.
Clint has been performing and sharing skills ever since he discovered his inner pirate and picked up the dragon staff. He loves connecting with others and has a deep passion for teaching others the skills taught to him by some of the world’s finest. Clint has performed and taught at last year's FreeFlow and at a number of Australian festivals such as Manifest, Earth Frequency, and crop Cycles.
Princess is a brother to all through his search of self acquired simple truth. His passion for the spoken word with expression of within will move and inspire.
All your meals during this ten-day festival are included in the price.
The price includes massage and Reiki sessions.
This is a paradise island you’re on, so if you manage to find time, you can swim in the moonlight with bio-luminescent plankton, explore the islands jungle trails like Indiana Jones, snorkel with Nemo, party in the full moon, sip the cheapest cocktails on the planet, take a boat and go island hopping, or just laze around on a perfect beach.
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