Frequently Asked Questions

About the retreats

The price for each retreat is noted on each retreat’s page, under Price & Inclusions. Here you will also see the listing of everything that is included in the price. Mostly accommodation, yoga, meditation and other lessons/workshops, most of the meals, ground transportation, airport transfers, some excursions, some spa treatments and the government tax and service are included. If a meal or an excursion is not included, it is clearly noted in the itinerary. Not inclusive are the flight to Bali, travel insurance, Visa on Arrival cost (if needed), personal laundry service and other personal expenses.

Transfers to and from the airport are included as well as to other locations in South Bali. The service is available 24 hours per day.

Some experience in yoga is definitely a plus, but most of the time not necessary. If experience is needed, it will be marked in the description of the retreat. Most programs are enjoyed by beginner and intermediate yogis.

Retreats are offered all year round. On our retreats calendar you will find a wide choice, catering to different needs.

Yes, that is possible, yet it depends on availability. For participants of our retreats we have a special room rate to extend their stay at Oneworld Retreats Kumara. For room rates, please check at the ‘Special’ tab of your preferred retreat program on our retreats calendar.

Most of our retreats are 6-7 days and we do not offer shorter retreats. There is a possibility of spending a few days by booking for instance the Ubud Spa Vacation.

We often have guests coming alone to our retreats and they enjoy their journey as well as the retreat. If you want, we could pair single guests with a room mate.

Not all yoga styles practiced in the retreats are suitable for expecting mothers. Of course you may join a retreat, but we strongly recommend that you get an approval from your doctor beforehand. During the retreat you can adjust your poses based on your capability but it is important that you understand that you are responsible for any risks you are taking.

We only accept children from the age of 14. This is to respect the serenity and quietness of the retreat.

Most of the rooms are for single or twin share but we do have some rooms offering this possibility as well. If you are interested, let us know and we will check the availability.

Although the majority of guests are female, we have also have male guests participating in our retreats. The age of our guests usually ranges between 20 and 65 and our guests come from the world over. Our retreats are open from 14 years old and above.

There is no minimum and the maximum is 18 participants. Retreats organized by our guest retreat leaders might have other regulations for this. Please check this on our retreats calendar.

In every retreat there is some free time to do extra activities, to relax, swim (we have two pools) or explore Ubud.

Spa Treatments
Oneworld Retreats Kumara has its own spa offering high quality treatments including our renowned Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage. A complete menu of spa treatments is available for guests to add treatments to their retreat.

Art Workshops
In Ubud are many local artists and teachers who are happy to share their personal experience and studios with you. There are workshops in arts such as batik, painting, pottery making and silver smiting. Ask our receptionist for further details.

Dance Performances
Various kinds of dance performances are held all around Ubud and its outskirts.

Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali. It houses approximately 340 Macaque monkeys. The forest contains at least 115 different species of trees and contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple as well as a “Holy Spring” bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies.

Gunung Kawi Temple
Gunung Kawi is an 11th century temple complex in Tampaksiring, north east of Ubud. It is located on the river Pakrisan. The complex comprises 10 rock-cut shrines carved into the cliff. They stand in seven meter high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. These monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favorite queens. A stone paved path leads down into the valley of the sacred river Pakerisan with stunning ricefield views on the way. You can bring your own sarong or borrow a sarong on top of the path down (free of charge or small donation). Beware, there are a lot of steps to go up and down!

Yes, there are. You may see our Special Offers page to see what we are offering.

Payment and cancellation

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of US$ 700 to secure your booking. The deposit can be made by Visa or MasterCard via PayPal. You will be receiving a link in the confirmation email, please follow the instructions to make your deposit. It is easy and very safe. You may also pay your deposit by bank money transfer.

Balance payment of your retreat
The balance of the payment for your retreat will be paid upon arrival; you may choose to pay by cash (Indonesian Rupiah only accepted), by Visa or Master Card. Please make sure you checked with your bank if your credit card is set for being used abroad. Please note we are not able to accept other methods of payment e.g. bank drafts.

Payment of additional purchases at the resort
Should you make additional purchases at the resort, for instance in our spa, gift shop, laundry service or room service, the payment will be requested upon check out. Payments for your additional purchases can be made by Visa or Mastercard (2.5% surcharge) or in Indonesian Rupiah cash. Payment using other major currency is not possible. IMPORTANT: Please let your bank know that you are traveling abroad to eliminate problems with your credit card

Cancellation by participant

Oneworld Retreats does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as a credit for another retreat within 12 months of the original retreat date. Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees apply.
Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • For cancellations made more than 90 days prior to retreat start date, 100% of your deposit payment may be applied to another retreat.
  • For cancellations made between 89 and 31 days prior to the retreat start date, 50% of your deposit payment may be applied to another retreat. 50% of the deposit is non refundable.
  • If you cancel 30 days or less before your retreat start date, the entire of the deposit is non refundable.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services not used while the retreat is going.

There are no refunds for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services not used while the retreat is going.
Oneworld Retreats is not responsible for any of the consumer’s expenses incurred in preparation for any retreat such as airlines tickets, loss of work, and/or any other costs associated with the retreat. It is up to the consumer to purchase cancellation policy insurances.

Cancellation by Oneworld Retreats
Oneworld Retreats will do its utmost to maintain its standard of never cancelling a retreat, but if for some unforeseen reason Oneworld Retreats were to ever forced to do so, guests are welcome to move their retreat dates or, if not possible, their payment will be refunded in full. Announcement of cancellation will be done at least 21 days prior to the retreat. This applies for all retreats.

Planning your retreat

The only airport in Bali is International Ngurah Rai Denpasar (DPS).

Once the reservation is confirmed we send an information email to our guests. It is necessary to bring your own yoga clothing. There are clothes designed especially for yoga, stretchy top and pants. However, one can practice yoga without these. A T-shirt and pair of shorts are fine for yoga. If the retreat includes a blessing ceremony we suggest that you take along a white shirt with sleeves.

We have enough yoga mats at the resort, yet you may want to bring your own. We also have a gift shop selling an assortment of eco-friendly TPE mats and Natural Rubber mats at the Kumara gift shop, as well as yoga clothing and supplies to assist you in your yoga practice!

We recommend taking a pair of comfortable walking shoes or sandals with straps if your retreat includes a walk or bike ride and a hat.

Remember that Bali has a tropical climate; therefore, there is no need to bring much warm clothing, but perhaps one warm sweater for the morning to the volcano.

Do not forget your swimming suit, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera!

For our community…
If you have clothing, shoes, hats, or whatever you think could be useful for people that are not so fortunate, do not hesitate to take them a long as a donation for the village people. It is not necessary, yet it would certainly be appreciated.

To see for which countries Visa-free entry is given, please visit the official site.
Please be aware that it is only valid for 30 days, your arrival and departure dates included (even if you arrive 10 minutes before midnight, it counts as one day). This visa cannot be extended. If you are planning to stay longer than 30 days, please get the Visa on Arrival as this can later be extended inside Indonesia. In this case, make sure you go first to the VOA (Visa On Arrival) counter, best if you have the exact amount ready (USD35.00) or you can pay by Visa or MasterCard. Then, go to the immigration counter.
(If your country is not included on the visa-free entry list, you must apply for your visa in your own country.

Yes, there are. We have information about our retreats on our blog and social media pages. On the blog, there are retreat stories and interviews with retreat leaders. Click here to see the blog, for social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest

Oneworld Retreats offers additional programs to discover Bali and beyond. Please see our journeys.

We also offer Day Trips for visitors who wish to discover and explore Bali. The Day Trips offered are: Batur Volcano Day Trip, Discovering Jatiluwih and Bedugul, Discovering Klungkung, Rice Fields Walk, Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul Temple, River Rafting, and Taro Elephant Safari Park.

Please email us for more information and price list for the Day Trips.

All the information required is included in the registration form of each retreat.

About Oneworld Retreats Kumara

The fourteen bedroom Holistic Retreat is located 1.4 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali a renown place for its cultural aliveness and art scene. Shuttle service to the center of town is available for free.

Click here for more information about the facilities.

You must first book a flight to Denpasar, Bali. Transportation to/from the airport or south Bali is mostly inclusive in the journey. We offer a complimentary shuttle bus to the center of Ubud.

During the retreats a myriad of meals is served, some Indonesian, some western style. We do not serve pork and beef. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available as well.

We do our best to offer organic products, yet not all is organic in Ubud!

We have limited wifi access. Please take into consideration that the internet speed in Bali is not up to western standards.

Smoking is prohibited in all areas (rooms, terraces/balconies, dining area, pool area, yoga shala, garden) and only allowed outside of the resort.

In Bali, there are two seasons, the dry and the wet season. Normally, the wet season begins in November and lasts till March/April, and then it is the dry season with occasional rain. Very rarely do we have rain lasting all day, the rain usually comes in the afternoon or evening/overnight.

It is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Due to governmental regulation we only accept payments in the this currency. Use our currency converter for today’s accurate rates.

There are many money changers in Ubud and most of them offer the same rate. It is usually better to change money after arriving in Bali than in your home country.

There are many ATM machines in Ubud, about 1.4 kilometer from the resort. Ensure that your ATM card is activated for international use.

MasterCard and VISA are accepted at our resort.

Other than retreats

It is possible to book room à la carte. Please see the prices and inclusions here.
This of course depends on availability and the classes are reserved for retreat participants only.
Depending on availability, you an book spa treatments.

The yoga classes during the retreat are strictly reserved to the retreat participants. Depending on availability, it is possible to book one-on-one yoga classes with our in-house yoga teacher.

Oneworld Retreats Kumara has its own spa offering high quality treatments including our renowned Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage. A complete menu of spa treatments is available for guests to add treatments to their retreat. They can booked upon your arrival at the retreat only, not before.

No, we do not offer yoga teacher training.