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“Breathe Life Into Your Book - Writers Retreat”

A writing and breath work retreat

"Follow your breath and it will lead you to your creative source.”

~ Micheline Berry

"Breathe Life into Your Book" is a retreat for writers who have a book in process. Writer and trained breath facilitator, Robin Sparks, will lead us in daily breath sessions to help access the core message of what we want to say. Conscious breath is jet fuel to authentic writing - writing that functions beyond the mind and is intuitive. We will incorporate writing exercises, share and give feedback on our manuscripts, and local guest authors will provide practical advice from their experiences. A luxurious spa treatment will bring us back into our bodies. And last but not least, guided excursions into beautiful Bali will connect us with nature and Bali’s unique culture.

By the end of this workshop, you will know what your core message is, how best to present it and how to birth your book into the world.

The perfect prelude for the Annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival!

Your Retreat leader:
robin Robin Sparks, is a facilitator and teacher of writing workshops around the globe. Her stories and photographs have been published in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and her online blog has been going strong since 2003. Sparks is enjoying the process of writing her first book about her trans-global search for “home”. Sparks is a Level Four Clarity Breath Worker and a global citizen, who is based in Bali and lives part of each year in Turkey and California.

Read our interview with Robin Sparks

Retreat Inclusion

  • Five nights stay in the cozy Kumara resort
  • Optional morning yoga classes
  • Full Writer's Retreat Program. Daily writing exercises, informal sharing and information exchange between students and teacher, manuscript review, and guest authors.
  • Daily meditative breath sessions and movement to help access our inner voices.
  • Use of the resort's 2 pools, yoga pavilion, gorgeous gardens and pathways, and spa
  • One free relaxing massage at the resort's onsite spa (massage therapists available for other treatments)
  • 14 gourmet meals
  • A guided walk through the rice paddies with lunch at one of Ubud's most popular rice paddy restaurants, Sari Organic
  • A trip to Tirta Empul, Bali’s renowned Water Temple.
  • Discounted tickets to the Bali Writers and Readers Festival.
  • Tax and service

“Breathe Life into Your Book” workshop for 5 nights and 4 ½ days
Is this retreat for you?

  • Would you like to set aside everything to focus on your book in progress in the company of other writers?
  • Would you like further inspiration and writing exercises to help reveal the core message of your book and help move it along?
  • Would you like feedback from fellow writers on your manuscript in process?
  • Do you need encouragement and information about how to finish your book?
  • Would you like to get a taste of beautiful Bali in the luxury of a resort and the company of fellow writers?
  • Would you like to explore how conscious deep breathing can connect you to your inner voice?
  • Are you ready to make your dream of being an author a reality?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then “Breathe Life Into Your Book” is the workshop for you.

The price is inclusive of everything described above 
The tuition fee is calculated in Indonesian Rupiah
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A deposit of $500 guarantees your spot in the workshop. Please purchase travel insurance should you have to cancel, as deposits are non-refundable. Your balance is due in full upon check-in.


Currency Single Twin/per person
Indonesian Rupiah
(fixed rate)
IDR 16,500,000 Rp 14,500,000
US Dollars 
± US$ 1,656 ± US$ 1,455

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara


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The twelve bedroom Holistic retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by a small creek the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The centre offers 2 swimming pools, dining room, Spa and a 100 sq. meter Yoga studio open to nature.


bed  bed  living room

Each room is air conditioned, has its own terrace with garden, mini-bar and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious. Balinese style.
For our guests' ultimate serenity, children under 14 are not permitted at the retreat.



Most meals are served at the retreat. Healthy, organic vegetarian meals are provided which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for. We will dine together for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (although you also have the option to go into town to eat,) to increase the time we have together to discuss ideas and integrate what we are learning in sessions and to share our individual projects and to provide feedback. There will be plenty of free time for you to reflect.



Part of your ‘Breathe Life Into Your Book’ retreat is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s treatments. 
Inclusive in your journey is a 75 min. Relaxing massage; other treatments are available on site, you may wish to view our spa menu


Classes will take place each morning and each afternoon with informal sharing sessions in the evenings. Lots of “down time” will be provided for reflection, writing, relaxation and excursions into town. Most meals are served at the retreat. On two days, we will leave the resort for excursions. There will be an optional Authors Reading Group after dinner each evening for those who wish to read some of their writing and receive feedback from other students. And we will have 3 guest authors to share their tips with us.

Oct. 6 – First Day

Check in from 2 pm.

Class 4-7

Students will introduce themselves and talk about the books they are writing. Teacher will provide an overview of what is in store for the week ahead. We will cover your questions to make sure you get what you need from the workshop. 

Opening Night Dinner 7 - 9


General Schedule (subject to change):

7-9 Yoga Pavilion for movement, breath session, and a short writing exercise. Fruit and juice provided

9-10 Breakfast

10-12 Morning class & guest speakers

12-1 Free time or spa treatments

1-2 lunch

2 – 4 Free time or spa treatments

4-6 Writing class, guest speakers

6-8 Dinner

8-10 – sharing and free time

Oct. 7-10

7-10 breath sessions & breakfast. The instructors will touch on any points that we may have missed and answer any questions students may have. Students share their plan of action to see their book in print and in readers’ hands. This session may also be used for any extra information you need on the topics covered, as well as providing you with a list of resources you may use after the retreat.

Oct 11  – Farewell brunch, closing ceremony, and check out at noon

The Annual Writers and Readers Festival begins today.

As a participant in this workshop, you qualify for a discount for the Annual Ubud Writers’ Festival Oct. 11-15, 2013 so that you can stay and meet and learn from other authors.

Size of class 
In order to make this workshop the best experience possible for you, we will accept only 20 students with 5 spaces reserved for local writers in Bali. Contact us for the local resident price.

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Extend Your Stay in Bali!

Enjoy your privilege of being our retreat guests by booking an extra night at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara (Kumara Sakti). You may wish to enjoy one night prior or after the retreat with this special price below.

Twin/per person
IDR 935,000 IDR 510,000

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