Testimonials for Developing Your Yoga Practice Retreat

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A great retreat – being my 3rd retreat, it had some different experiences which were great. I especially noticed several minors but important improvements since my previous retreats. Bagus. Thank you! I will be back. Namaste.

Marnie , Australia

My experience at ONEWORLD retreats was of the highest quality from the moment I contacted the retreat. The service was efficient and considerate right down to the minor details. Yoga was challenging, varied, the instructors provided personal attention so I really was able to “deepen my yoga practice”. The food was superb, healthy, tasty, and energizing. Staff were lovely, helpful and respectful to guests’ privacy. I had an amazing time here. I feel restored, positive, looking forward to returning home and applying some of the techniques and knowledge I've gained here. I'm also looking forward to returning to another retreat in the near future. Thank you.

Marni , Australia

The retreat was wonderful and enlightening. Yoga classes were challenging and instructed according to your level. I will definitely be returning.

Grace , USA

The retreat was amazing. The staff is phenomenal and willing to do anything to make sure the retreat meets your expectations. It's like a week of pure pampering, self-exploration and spiritual awakening. The activities are both culturally enriching and active.

Lauren , USA

The retreat was very well organized and a lot of attention has been paid to details. From the personalized booklet to the programs lined up, to the food selection and even down to the details of maintenance of the room such as drawing of curtains at down and ensuring the room is neatly made up. The yoga and meditation sessions were suitable for everyone in the group, despite the different levels of practice each individual might have prior to the retreat. The retreat instructors were able to give all of us ample of attention and the private session was particularly helpful for my own practice. The spa sessions included were a very nice touch as well. All in all, it was a great retreat. Thank you. Ps. thank you for the birthday flowers. I love them.

Jessica , Singapore

It is a very wonderful place to practice yoga as it is outside and in the jungle, which means we connect very strongly with nature. I improved my yoga asanas and would get deeper into them. The healer helped me to get rid of worries. It was such a wonderful experience. The two yoga teachers male + female were like a yin/yang to me also in their way of teaching. Wayan is more gentle and Janet more strong!

Isabel , Switzerland

A wonderful experience in a gorgeous setting! I am very glad I did this for myself and very grateful to the team of ONEWORLD retreats for their wonderful job.

Vero , Australia

This retreat is suitable for anyone looking to expand their horizons. Deepen their passions or that just need some time for themselves. From the accommodations to the food to the hospitality to the practice to the spa, the experience is unlike any other in one of the most beautiful environments in the world. I highly recommend this retreat or any other One World Retreats as you walk away not as you come. You walk away more gratefully.

Shannon Kossick , U.S.A

Too many words and feelings come to mind when I think back on the last 6 days that its hard to know where to start ! The place of activities was energizing and relaxing. The retreat resort was the perfect balance of up to date amenities and absolute raw reality, practicing yoga facing a jungle is beyond description captivating, awesome and spiritual. Janet is wise, charismatic and wonderful teacher of the spirit & yoga. I feel blissful and so happy to have met such inspiring women and gentleman. I have made new friends, discovered Bali and rejuvenated on a very deep level. Thank you , Suksma!.

Nancy Fareed Moreno , U.S.A

An incredibly recharging retreat - with inspiring and knowledgeable teacher and attentive and thoughtful staff in a beautiful + tranquil environment, with amazing spa treatment, the classes .. the right challenge for every level of practitioner, from first time it aspiring teacher and built such a connection between our little group that there were tearful, good bye + plans for reunion. Thank you.

Stefany Golding , Australia

It is one that integrates the body, mind and soul. I now walk out a recharged person ready to face my new path/ journey a head. I am revitalized in my heart & spirirt to move forward to realize my dream.

Tan Mei Mei , Singapore

This retreat has been a fabulous journey into mind, body and spirit. It is so very important to connect with ourselves and with each other & each part of our experience helped us to do this. In these 5 days we depend not only our yoga practice but our spiritual selves, our compassion, our connection with nurture and with each other. Thank you so much Janet, Wayan and everyone for creating such a sacred & graceful space in which to find ourselves & reconnect with life. This was an incredible experience in learning more about yoga practice & myself, meeting new people & beginning to learn about the Balinese culture in a tranquil & beautiful setting. I'll be returning.

Rosy , Australia

I loved the meditations and the yoga sessions. Both the energetic in the morning & the beautiful restorative classes at night. Kumara is really an escape from the bustling outside world where it is set in lunch and green surroundings. Bali is love - so is a retreat at Kumara. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, inspiration, energy and calmness.

Katrine Selvik , Norway

If you are stressed, down, exhausted and need a break from life or need to connect with yourself again. Kumara is the place to come. I came here a very unhappy person out have smiled more in the last 6days here than the last few months of life. The retreat reignited my passion for yoga, taught me how to look after my mind with meditation, how to look after my body with healthy raw food and how to find happiness in my heart again. The facilities staff and spa services were first class all whilst being in the middle of the jungle - just wow!! thank you so so much, I'll be back.

Zavia , Australia

Being quite new to yoga. I have now fallen in love with it, and look forward to continue practice when I came home to Norway. the teachers were very professional and the staff at the One World were amazing! The hotel staff at the One World were amazing! The hotel rooms and surroundings are like a dream come true, and I still can't grasp that I have actually been staying in this beautiful place. This is an experience that I will never forget, and it will libel in my heart forever. Thank you for creating this amazing opportunity to everyone in the world to experience! I will recommend this to anyone that need some inspiration and new beginnings in their lives!

Lene Birkeland , Norway

An amazing experience ! The yoga and meditation were fantastic and I felt very supported by Janet and Wayan. The experiences ( day trip activities) were lots of fun. The spa treatments were the best I've ever had! The staff at One world have the most beautiful hearts they are so caring and will do anything for you to make your stay more comfortable. They make the place so special with their big smiles.

Julia , Australia

This was a very beautiful plan for a retreat. I felt so peaceful here. The staff were exceptional dealing with enquiries. And were so friendly. The yoga and meditation session were great and both teacher demonstrated a true dedication to yoga & healing. I I particularly loved the agniholtra ceremony and the closing ceremony - very manful and showed the great spiritual connection of the place . The spa treatments were amazing and the staff there very caring and competent.

Karen , Australia

The retreat was just as wonderful as the first time. Yoga, food and spa treatments all 5 star. Kumara Sakti is a very special place - it warms the heart and soul in the beautiful views of the jungle and the view of the rice fields from the balcony. Yoga was relaxing, fun and energetic at times. Janet and Wayan make a great duo. They are full of love and kindness. We are so lucky to have had their company for the week. All staff at Kumara Sakti is very friendly and accommodating. I will comeback again for the third time. Namaste!

Jenny W , Australia

Yoga is catered to the strengths and weaknesses to all those in the class. Everything is explained in great detail and help is always on hand if needed. Meditation sessions are extremely relaxing. Staffs are very friendly and helpful and spa treatments are first class. Thank you Kumara Sakti, ONEWORLD retreats for an amazing escape from reality.

Jenny J , Australia

I loved the 1:1 yoga sessions. I gained so much - thank you so much Janet! I love Wayan's beautiful aura and Kirtan! I Love the spa and the staffs were all so lovely.

Karen , Australia

I thoroughly enjoyed the time and space in order to make some really important life decisions.

Roslyn , Australia

Thank you so much for the informative and helpful tips with my yoga practice. You've inspired me to continue my enjoying journey. I loved the meditations, the accommodation is lovely, and the grounds are beautiful. Your staffs are happy, friendly and helpful. Your massage and treatments are just magical; the therapists are informative with beautiful hands, so friendly. This retreat is full of memories forever. Thank you for a delightful week.

Marian , Australia

What a fantastic retreat in such a serene setting. Janet and Wayan complemented each other in their teaching style - both catering to all levels of ability with ease. Will definitely want to return.

Sharon , Andrews

This was an amazing, nourishing, physical, emotional and spiritual retreat. The yoga was fitted to various level of participant and got progressively more dynamic in flow as the practice went on - it was challenging over for a regular practitioner. The meditation, prayer, chanting, ritual were uplifting and also allowed for many moment for mindfulness and reflection if you are seeking to look inside yourself or find an answer. The answer I sought came also from the Balinese healer - a wonderful experience. Words can't describe the spa treatment, honestly up with the best in the world as was the overall service and accommodation. I felt everything was thought of and there was no need to lift a finger. I'm very grateful for this whole experience.

Danielle , Australia

This was a truly wonderful retreat. It had a beautiful welcoming and serene atmosphere. The staffs are highly trained and professional. The accommodation is private and comfortable and the surroundings was lush green and cool. The yoga is very accommodating to all levels and the teacher highly competent, friendly and supportive. The outdoor activities and inclusion offered a genuine taste of Balinese culture. Thank you, I'll continue to spread the word so more people can enjoy the peace, yoga, and tranquility. Namaste!

Claire , Australia

What a great gift to give yourself. This week has been so inspiring. The team has taken such great care into even little detail. I will always have found memories of this place. Thank you.

Monique , Netherlands

For me, the retreat gave me a strong sense of purpose and focus. I feel positive and rejuvenated. This is my third time at Kumara and it's like visiting an old friend. The genuine warmth and care expressed by everyone is very special.

Norah , Australia

An excellent retreat run by two very professional and friendly yoga teachers. Great for all levels of yoga experience. I had a fantastic time (it's my third retreat at ONEWORLD retreats).

Penny , Australia

Overall it has been a deeply nurturing experience. All the staff have been excellent and of a very high standard. The facility is impeccable maintained and has the atmosphere of a temple. The yoga classes had great variations and drew on many different practices. The temple visit was a simple yet humbling experience - I loved that it was dawn and quiet (= no stalls open). The cooking class today was relaxed and interesting and I felt inspired by the information and tasks! The spa treatments are of the highest quality (and remain affordable). I feel blessed and deeply fortunate to have had this opportunity, lucky me.

Cloudia , Australia

Such a beautiful, blissful and stress releasing experience - I am so glad I gave this retreat as a gift to myself. The spa treatments were the best I have had - the Ayurvedic Chakra Dara massage was so lovely. I'll just have to go back & have more treatments during the retreat!

Kathy , Australia

It was surely a life changing experience for me. Being an Indian I travelled all the way to Kumara- Bali and I was looking for a place that offers more than just yoga. It was a wholistic experience of strengthening my mind, body & soul. I am going back as a new person - RENEWED ME. I can call this a turning point in my life as I discovered myself more in these 5 days than I did for my whole life so far. Kumara - you made the difference. Thank you.

Monica , India

The retreat was a great introduction to the meditation and concentration involved in yoga - something that I wouldn't be able to understand on my own. I've always thought of yoga as a form of physical exercise only, but this retreat showed me the mind - body connection that plays a key role in yoga. Thank you!

Jill , USA

From the moment I reached Bali, ONEWORLD retreats driver was already there waiting for me with a big smile. This is actually my first time travelling alone and I am quite anxious about it but seeing the driver being all friendly calmed me down. When I finally reached the retreat center I was greeted with a welcome and a very refreshing drink! The receptionist then guided me to my room and explained how things work here. Our first yoga session was an introduction and restorative yoga. It was great! And I love the fact that it was raining quite heavily. I was introduced to everyone. I had Janet, Wayan and Tekok as my yoga instructors and assistant and all of them are super duper friendly! I really loved the drink they served in the morning session: lemon and honey! On Tuesday we had our silent day where we were supposed to do nothing at all (it was quite challenging for me). My thoughts became clear and I could just be with my self without any distractions.

Alycia , Indonesia

One of the best weeks of my life! I enjoyed living the healthy lifestyle of doing more than three hours of yoga a day and eating clean food. The people I met were so friendly and like-minded. I have made great friends and the staff were fantastic. I will be coming again.

Georgia , Australia

As an advanced beginner I found the yoga session insightful and inspirational. Yoga is now my life, not just the physical but mental and emotion. My room was amazing, comfortable and beautiful. Simply perfect!

Phillip , Australia

I've been to other yoga retreats but what I found unique about the ONEWORLD retreat was that the retreat intentionally - but not forcible - created a community. So while I also leaving with a deeper understanding of the gorgeous Balinese culture as well as with some unexpected friendships and personal connections. The spa treatments were the proverbial icing on the cake. Every single treatment I did was gorgeous!

Renee , USA

A very friendly and welcoming Balinesian experience! Lots of new insights regarding personal development in meditation and yoga practice. Amazing friendly staffs and yoga teachers.

Marie , Switzerland

This was a yoga retreat unlike others I have done but exactly what I was looking for and what was promised. The knowledge of our teacher was very diverse and far-reaching. The quality and expertise at the spa was amazing and the general atmosphere of the resort was perfect. I'm so glad I took my friend's recommendation and visited.

Amy , Australia

The retreat was an amazing experience and was packed in with wonderful activities changing from daily yoga, to spa treatments, meditation in a cave, walking through the rice fields, and meeting an amazing bunch of people. Everything is taken care of and happens as per schedule. We just don't have to worry about anything and just enjoy the overall experience. Definitely recommended! The teachers are very approachable and take great care of you. The staff is really wonderful and always ready to help.

Noopur , India


Developing Your Yoga Practice

This retreat emphasises on how to live your life more consciously. We will give you the chance to further develop your yoga practice and give you more insight in mediation and chanting.
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