information before departure

Important information!

 

The festival will be held on the premises of the Hotel Luna again, near Ledeč nad Sázavou. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful nature that will support our festival experience. Some of you are accommodated at the Hotel Kouty, which is situated in the woods and only 8-10 minutes walk from the Hotel Luna.

 

Registration of all the participants will take place in the Hotel Luna! To ensure that the registration process is smooth, the participants are split amongst a few registration points.  Check the information board to find out which registration point you are allocated to. Search the board for your surname (in some cases first name, if you filled your name and surname the other way around while completing the initial registration form).

 

The remainder of the ticket cost needs to be paid in cash, we accept €.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept bank notes of nominations higher than 200 Euros. We do not accept cards.  Therefore, make sure that you have enough cash on you – see the recommendation below.

 

If you are staying at the hotel Luna, once registered, you can collect a key to your room at the reception of this hotel on the first floor.  If you are staying at the hotel Kouty, you will get the key to your room directly at Kouty.

 

To make your stay more pleasurable, we have prepared a couple of recommendations:

 

WHEN TO ARRIVE?

 

A dinner at 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 5th July will set us off on our festival journey.  When planning your arrival, please make sure that you will not be rushed to enjoy the beginning of the programme.  You can arrive as early as 1p.m. The registrations will open at this time.  After registration and checking in you will have time to enjoy the emerging festival atmosphere in the nature surrounding the festival venue.  This way you will have plenty of time to sort out all formalities, enjoy a beautiful afternoon and join a meditation at 4 p.m.

 

All workshops are delivered in both the Czech and English language.

 

We recommend that you fill in the hotel form in advance at your convenience and send it to jarka.artofbeing@gmail.com by the end of this month. This will help to speeding up registrations on site. As an alternative, you can print it and bring it with you. You can find it attached to this e-mail or download it here.

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

 

You can get to Hotel Luna via D1 motorway, the drive from Prague takes about an hour, from Brno it takes a bit over an hour. Address: Hotel Luna, Kouty 77. Do allow sufficient time for the journey.  There is roadwork in some parts of D1 and the traffic can be heavy.

GPS of the hotel Luna is 49°38’18″N; 15°17’57″E.

If you look for or offer car sharing, join the Facebook group to find out whom you can share the journey with.  You can also use the application https://www.blablacar.cz

 

There is also an option for everybody travelling from Prague to use the festival coach.  The departure from the Vaclav Havel airport will be at 11:00 a.m., from the Prague main train station will be at 11:30 a.m.  Next departure will be at 2.30 p.m. from the airport and at 3 p.m. from the railway station. Price of the ticket is 500 CZK / 20€ one way. The capacity is limited so make sure you book your place in time via the form sent out earlier or by contacting the transport manager Anna Voňavková on +420777576171 or petr@artofbeing.com  Don’t forget to state your preferred time of departure. Come on time, the bus will not wait.

 

The meeting point at the Vaclav Havel Airport is at the information desk at the Terminal 1, opposite the Costa Coffee.

 

At Prague Main Railway Station the meeting point is in front of the Burger King.

 

If you are using the public transport, we strongly advise you to check your connection not only for your arrival at the festival but also for your departure on Sunday (we would like to remind you that the festival will finish with lunch at 12.30 a.m.).  To search for your public transport connections, please visit www.idos.cz

 

 

WHAT TO BRING?                                          

 

Sufficient amount of cash – unfortunately it is not possible to pay with credit card and there is no ATM available to withdraw cash in the hotel. The nearest ATM is in Ledeč nad Sázavou (for ČS, ČSOB, KB banks) which is approximately 7km from the hotel, or in Světlá nad Sázavou (GE, ČSOB, KB banks), 14 km away from the Hotel Luna.  For more information follow this link ATM or contact your bank.

 

At the festival venue there will be a couple of stalls with various spiritual and festival related goods and refreshment.  You can also pamper yourself with a variety of massages. Besides the amount required to settle the outstanding payment for the festival, we recommend to bring another 2500 – 3500 CZK.  If you are travelling from abroad, we advise you strongly to exchange the currency in the Czech Republic.

 

Reflective bands – these are required by law if walking on road in dark

Yoga mat– most of the rooms are equipped with basic carpets, the outdoor marquee has wooden floor. Therefore, for your comfort, bring your own yoga mat.

Comfortable clothes

Towel – there are towels in the rooms, but en extra towel will be handy for the wellness or when swimming in the pond.

Medication – if you are taking any, please don’t forget them at home!

Swimsuit – there is a pond and for those staying in the Hotel Luna there is a wellness and indoor pool. In the Hotel Kouty there is a sauna.

Torch-Flashlight

Paper tissues

Water bottle

Sunscreen

Umbrella, rain coat

Bandana to cover your eyes during meditation

Mobile Phone Charger

Small notepad and pencil in case you would like to make some notes

 

 

The hotel rooms and the chalets are fully equipped with sheets and blankets, so there is no need to bring any with you.

 

Please leave your animal pets at home.

 

 

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

If you require a payment confirmation, invoice or receipt, we assume that you have already sent us all the invoicing information.  We will prepare the required document for you upfront and you can pick it up at the time of registration.
Contact for the Hotel LUNA reception, land line +420 569 738 800

Other contacts:

Anna Voňavková, the trasport manager for coach journeys from Prague +420 777 576 171

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

On behalf of the festival team, with love,

 

Irena and Petr