Guest Reviews for Escape the World

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I came to this retreat in hopes of healing and learning. Today is my last day and it has been the best decision I have ever made as well as the best trip ever. The balance of yoga, exploring the island and spa treatments was what I needed for my broken heart. I not only feel alive again, I feel so lucky to have had this entire experience. I am so grateful and excited to see what happens next. Also the thoughtfulness was incredible. From preparing umbrella for the rain, the hot lemon water waiting for me outside my door every morning to the nicest staffs ever.

Lindsey, USA

Thank you Claude, Iyan and the whole team for a truly spiritual, uplifting and amazing experience. Escape the World should be an integral part of everyone’s life at least once a year. The yoga is pitched just right, the accommodation is beautiful and I loved simply sitting in my veranda and listening to the sound of nature. The food and service is absolutely fabulous – you really do take care of each and every need. It is a wonderful feeling to be so well looked after. I adore the volcano visits and then cycling back to Ubud and all the activities offered gave us a wonderful bonding experience. Keep up the amazing work!

Nikki, New Zealand

Dear Iyan, Claude, Wayan – Zaka naka zaka dare! A phrase I learnt on my Africa travel – This is as good as it gets – This is how I feel after 5 days of Escape the world. Thank you for sharing your retreat with me and the group, filled with guests from around the world that became my friends! This is my third trip to Bali. The first two was a wonderful vacation. The third time is experiencing this retreat – to me is the most memorable and precious and will be remembered in the years to come. Finding and reconnecting with the beauty within, the beauty of Kumara and experiencing and learning so much about the Balinese people and culture. Terima Kasih. P.S. I have never practised yoga before and leaning the pose in an intimate group setting was perfect. This retreat is magical and should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Theresa, USA

This trip is a gift after a very emotional and overwhelming years for me. I had been busy with little motivation and energy. My thoughts were foggy, scattered and cluttered. This retreat enabled me to regain some strength and by allowing myself to focus on just me which I have not done in years. I cried a lot releasing the emotional drain I was carrying. It began just right when in our meditation session, Iyan, had us put our hands on our heart and hug ourselves. I had to spent so many years hugging everyone else that I had forgotten to simply hug myself. Iyan and Wayan are incredibly passionate and caring human being – allowing me a special ritual offering to mourn a resent loss. I will always hold this in my heart. Thank you for a life changing experience.

Wendy, USA

My heart immediately softens as soon as I arrived through the resort gates. My spirit becomes brighter, happier and so peaceful – all of the fatigue and craziness from home just washes away. This beautiful Oneworld Retreats, on this magical little island is where I feel closest to God and spirit – this is where I can hear my own soul speak with no distractions. Thank you for sharing your generous spirit and in taking such great care of us; mind, body and soul. Your team is amazing. Just couldn’t be better – which is why I keep coming back! I always leave with better version of myself.

Leigh, USA

Escape the World exceeded my expectations in every way. Everything from start to finish was seamless and well thought out. Yoga was accessible for everyone, but Iyan also provides advanced option for those who are more experienced. The vegetarian meals were delicious and I can’t wait to try the recipes provided for us once I’m back at home. The resort itself is peaceful and serene providing a perfect atmosphere to escape the world. Most of the staff was incredible. Iyan and Wayan specifically made the retreat exceptional. I will definitely be returning to enjoy one of the other retreats in the near future . Thank you to everyone for the amazing experience.

Lena, USA

It’s an amazing retreat! The location is stunning and will do wonders for the mind. Everything has been thought out and you can just relax and enjoy being here. All the staff is caring and happy to answer any of your questions. Iyan and Wayan are beautiful people and teachers and very open to us. Being around Iyan makes you happy, and every time he laughed, I smiled. Thank you, I will remember this experience for a long time.

Nidia, Mexico

ONEWORLD retreats was recommended to me by a friend. She told me I would love it and she was right! Everything was perfect – the yoga, meditation, the spa and the activities. The food was amazing (I would come back for the food alone)! I feel like I have been away much longer than a week. Thank you to Claude, Iyan and Wayan for making my Christmas and New Years so special. A special thank you to Ketut at reception, he was so friendly and so helpful and always greeted everyone with a smile – all the staff are wonderful and I look forward to returning soon.

Jo, Australia

Words cannot explain the joy and satisfaction I received by coming to this retreat. I flew half way around the world from Florida, USA for healing and I wasn’t disappointed. Claude and Iyan plus all the ONEWORLD retreats staff, you were all amazing and so gracious. Thank you for filling us with knowledge about your country. Bali is a beautiful island. I would hope I can come back again next christmas. Keep up the good work. I’ve been in heaven for 8 days.

Andi, USA

I feel so lucky to have found this place. It has energy of its own. Everything was so planned out and taken care of that all I had to do was enjoy yoga and Ubud. The staff is the most professional, kindest and thoughtful group of people I have ever met in my life. I can’t wait to take the things I’ve learned during the retreat home. Thank you for the best week of my life and for running this magical program.

Jaime, USA

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