Testimonials for Escape The World

Our guest's words of recognition… Thank you!

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  • The attention to detail at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is awe-inspiring. Everything you could ever want had already been thought of. The very varied dietary needs of the group are catered for, the staff are accommodating to your every needs. The yoga, meditation, meals, spa, activities, cleanliness & service are all above average. The staff treated us like family, which is always nice when you're so far away from home. Thank you Iyan, the two Wayans, Claude, Ketut, Jemi and all the other staff for this very special experience.

    Ria, Australia

  • I had a wonderful experience at the “Escape the World” retreat. The staff, food and spa treatments were all top notch. The yoga and meditation instructions were excellent. I wish I could take Iyan home with me.

    Mindy, USA

  • The staff were incredible, helpful and friendly. They made the retreat special. All the spa services were top quality and of good value. You can really escape the world here. –Meaghan, Singapore Incredible experience after a long journey. It really calmed me down. I’m leaving very relaxed.

    Stella, Germany

  • The staff were incredible, helpful and friendly. They made the retreat special. All the spa services were top quality and of good value. You can really escape the world here.

    Meaghan, Singapore

  • The paradise started from the moment I arrived here. Everything was taken care of. Healthy food, amazing massages and the yoga is very, very, very good. It’s amazing how the whole ONEWORLD retreats team can make you feel like at home. Thank you so much for an amazing week and see you again someday.

    Laurel, Netherlands

  • A really healing and relaxing experience. The spa treatments are second to none. The staff went out of their way to accommodate everyone, and the little touch such as the cold towels at the end of a long cycle ride made it memorable. A great place in which to escape the world - but also close enough to Ubud to rejoin the world when needed!

    Amy, UK

  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. I came looking for answers both physically and emotionally and I found them here. I will have to remember to incorporate yoga into my daily life. The purification and letting go ceremonies marked a new moment in my life. I was impressed by the delicious food, service and the thought that has gone into each yoga session and activities. Thank you so much.

    Maria, Australia

  • Escape the World retreat was exactly what I needed after a challenging few years in my life. Firstly, the yoga sessions were interesting and challenging but still within your limitations. Iyan is an amazing teacher with a wonderful presence. I have learnt a lot from him not just about yoga but also meditation and my state of mind. Wayan was extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and helped me to go deeper into my practice. Tekok was so friendly, helpful and an absolute pleasure to be around. The food and meals have been outstanding. Jemi at the spa gave me the best massage I've had in years! I have enjoyed every minute at ONEWORLD retreats. Thank you for everything!

    Suneeta, Australia

  • More than a fantastic experience. Come and find out!

    Marloes, the Netherlands

  • One of the most positive and life affirming experiences I have had. I booked the retreat to seek time, space and peace for myself and the results have been remarkable. Iyan, Wayan, Tekok and all the staff show such love and generosity. I have been nurtured, renewed and rebalanced. The yoga and meditation sessions were sometimes very challenging but so rewarding. I would thoroughly recommend a retreat or stay at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara.

    Rachel, UK

  • I knew this experience would be incredible, but my expectations were exceeded! Besides improving my yoga & meditation practice, we were also able to learn & experience the culture of Bali. Thanks to Iyan & all of the staff for being so detail-oriented. Everything was so well thought & organised. I feel amazing & blessed to have had this opportunity in Bali.

    Maryann, USA

  • ONEWORLD retreats have thought about every detail to make your experience something to remember. Delicious food, interesting outings, informed staff & amazing spa treatments. A once in a life time experience.

    Naomi, Australia

  • It is truly an immersive & heartwarming Balinese yoga experience. It was meticulously planned. The time and effort put in by all staff members at the retreat created a wonderful and welcoming environment, not to mention the amazing spa treatments on offer. I feel absolutely blessed.

    Juliette, Australia

  • The retreat has been the ideal setting for my first discovery of Bali combining my love of yoga with the excitement of exploring this beautiful island (and its even more beautiful people)! Thanks to Iyan and Wayan for sharing your knowledge, laughter and big smiles with us, thanks to the spa team for the divine pampering, and to the whole team for your kindness and helpfulness! My way had been the perfect mix of great yoga practice, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere.

    Carole, Belgium

  • It's an amazing retreat with wonderful staff and surroundings. I’ve learnt so much during the 6-days. And the food was incredible. I absolutely loved every moment.

    Elina, Sweden

  • This retreat is a gift to yourself that you will hold close to your heart and share with many others.

    Anne, Australia

  • I didn't just escape the world on this retreat but also found a little piece of heaven in Ubud. The yoga was for yogis of all levels, the accommodation is superb, the staff are exceptional, the massages were incredible, the rituals cleansing and the activities were just perfect. Iyan and Wayan led an amazing group of people through a very enjoyable week. I will treasure the memories & hopefully be a slightly better version of me when I return home. Thank you for all the work, ONEWORLD retreats.

    Miriam, Ireland

  • This experience has truly reconnected me to my body, mind and spirit. I have rediscovered my true self - the positive energy that flows through me. I am so incredibly grateful to have had this time here. I look forward to going home and seeing my new life unfolds. I left the place as a different person. Thank you for helping me grows. Namaste.

    Brianne, USA

  • Escape The World yoga retreat feeds your soul. Thank you all for your kindness.

    Leanne, Australia

  • Escape The World Retreat was everything and more than what was advertised, all the activities were well-paced and thought out thoroughly. It was a good blend of yoga practice, mindfulness, relaxing spa, great food, amazing staff and first rate accommodation.

    Randy, USA

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Iyan Yaspriyana has the wonderful ability to live and enjoy the present moment. The combination of his Asian heritage coupled with his passion for yoga and meditation, has helped him reach a state of mind, which encompasses serenity and peacefulness.

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