Wayan Tekok, Assistant retreat leader

tekok-ppWayan Tekok knows Kumara Sakti inside out: he started 2006 in housekeeping, moved on to reception and is now assistant retreat leader. A remarkable team player, hard worker and ready to try new things. As assistant retreat leader, Tekok’s – as he likes to be called – warm smile and flexible character makes him the perfect person for this role.

Tekok was born on 1987 in Gianyar, some 20 minutes from Ubud. His father passed away when he was very young, leaving his wife to raise Tekok and his younger sister. He fondly calls his mother “my hero” because with her, the family is everything and without her – nothing. Getting married brought positive changes to Tekok’s life which he embraces wholeheartedly. As a Balinese he believes in Karma Pala, which means producing good results from a positive action.

Tekok is eager to meet many people from all over the world and to introduce them to the beautiful culture of Bali. One of his hobbies is photography and he demonstrates this passion by taking pictures of retreat activities. “I think it is nice to have a picture as a memory when you visit some place new. When you see the picture, at that moment you will remember the place and the people who made your holiday very special.”


8 thoughts on “Wayan Tekok, Assistant retreat leader

  1. Alison De Santis says:

    Congratulations on your promotion! I am very happy for you and deserve it.

  2. Rachel says:

    Well deserved Wayan!! You are a true joy to be around. Much love. Rachel.

  3. Mary says:

    When you came to my rescue last week to help me recover from my mishap, I did not know you were new to this role at OneWorld. You are a natural leader! Thank you again, and I hope you follow “your dream.”

  4. Mary says:

    After I had a minor bicycling accident, Wayan was so caring and attentive. I thanked him and told him he should be a doctor. “It is a dream,” he told me. I hope you go for your dream!

  5. Margaret Muntinga says:

    Dear Wayan
    How pleased I was to read your story and find out just how much you have achieved already in your life. Your mother sounds like a wonderful lady. I hope to see you again when I return once more to your beautiful island and to the retreat.

  6. Melanie says:

    I just did the beautiful escape the world feb retreat – wayan your kindness to me personally and to the group was so lovely – you emanate warmth and strength and know where everyone is at all the time – thank you for the rare gift of great care and kindness – melanie

  7. Thank you all for the kind comments about Wayan Tekok :). We are truly blessed to have Wayan out team.

  8. Irene says:

    I recently stayed at ONEWORLD Retreats and had a wonderful and relaxing stay.  Wayan guided me through the Rice Paddy walk during my stay. He was thorough,  warm, and extremely informative.  He provided me further insight on Balinese life. I’m very thankful to have met him and forever grateful for his guiding assistance! 

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