Testimonials for Escape The World

Our guest's words of recognition… Thank you!

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  • All my expectations were exceeded by your fabulous team! I have never experienced so much love and positive energy before. Wayan and Tekok were so helpful and the activities and yoga made my holiday unforgettable. I came on my own and I am leaving with new good friend. The letting go ceremony was a great finish to the outstanding program. Everyone should put "Escape the World" in Ubud on their budget list. I loved every second of it. Thanks to all staff for making my holiday so special.

    Christina, Germany

  • This yoga retreat exceeded my expectation. The resort is so beautiful being surrounded by nature. From all Wayan's helps to the sunrise volcano Yoga and ayurvedic massage, each is truly one of a kind experience that cannot be beaten. The staff are amazing and the service cannot be topped. I look forward to returning.

    Liz, Australia

  • Words cannot adequately describe my experience during this retreat. It has been so amazing. It was my first yoga retreat and I am sure I have started with the best. I feel so grateful to have been involved with such beautiful people - the team at Kumara and fellow retreat participants. Many heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Wayan and Tekok for helping me not only to deepen and improve my yoga practice, but for also teaching me so much about Balinese culture and tradition. I’ve never felt this relaxed and thoroughly spoilt. The food was sublime, the spa treatment beautiful, the surroundings extraordinary. I will always remember the calming sound from rice fields and creatures of the jungle. Namaste and Terima Kasih.

    Liane, Australia

  • I thoroughly enjoyed my retreat particularly the balance between the immersion of the Balinese culture and the pampering & nurturing of the spa. Also the challenges of the yoga and the new experience such as yoga at sunrise were truly exhilarating and so were the bike ride down the mountain and the introspection of the silent day.

    Viviene, Australia

  • The yoga is challenging. The spa is super. I liked the tranquility of the private terrace. Nice accommodation. Nice lectures by Wayan and Tekok. Superb service!

    Aly, Netherlands

  • If you are looking for a truly memorable travel experience, then Escape the World retreat is for you. Wayan’s yoga classes are challenging yet accesible for any level of practice. I would highly recommend this experience to people traveling on their own. It provides you with, the opportunity to meet other travelers from all over the world in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Furthermore, the retreat activities teach you about Balinese culture and allow you to participate in the local tradition. This is a holiday that really allows you to be immersed of and leave you relaxed & refreshed.

    Carey, Canada

  • I can definitely say I escaped the world. Kumara Resort and ONEWORLD retreats have perfected this experience. The yoga program left me feeling incredible. The food was nutritious and yummy. The activities are brilliant and really left me feeling immersed in the Balinese culture. This place is so special, the energy and the people are amazing.

    Kelly, Australia

  • The whole experience was wonderful. I learnt a lot of yoga and am now even able to stand on my head! The spa treatments were very relaxing. I saw the beautiful rice field and village during the various activities. All the amazing colour of Bali. Definitely coming back here!

    Eva, Netherlands

  • An awakening of all my senses. Relaxing. And a rediscovery of nature. A wonderful experience to leave the busy, stressful world of modern day living. Namaste.

    Gayle, Australia

  • This retreat has been amazing. I have loved every moment treatments. Everything is much better than I could have hoped, thanks

    Helen, Australia

  • It is located in the most beautiful location and staffed by the wonderful & friendly Balinese people who are all lovely, friendly and gentle. The yoga was varied, interesting and spiritual. The food was absolutely divine. As a vegetarian I had a lot of variation and all the meals were delicious and inventive. The spa treatments are really special and made me felt like a goddess. The service is absolutely perfect. I hope to be back very soon! P.S : The Wine Masterclass at bridges was excellent. Very interesting and delicious.

    Barbara, Australia

  • WOW. My ONEWORLD retreats experience has been simply amazing. From the moment we arrived at the airport until we checked-out - this experience has been pure bliss. Wayan, Tekok, and the entire staff at the resort have made this trip a most memorable. Such a special experience I've had on a vacation. The hardest part was leaving because I simply did not want to leave. This trip and retreat has exceeded all of my expectation and has been life changing. I am recommending it to everyone I know and I will be back.

    Jacobi, USA

  • From the wonderful yoga and meditation session to the delicious fresh food, from the incredible learning experience to the most welcoming staff – WOW! I've never experienced anything like it. We truly felt at home and such an amazing sense of community has developed! Thank you Wayan, Tekok, and everyone else at ONEWORLD retreats.

    Emily, USA

  • It was my dream to come to Bali and it was one of the best experiences of my life. During the retreat you get to discover Bali in an authentic way. The people in the resort are the nicest and the yoga leader also told you a lot about the Balinese culture. The food was great and well-balanced. I would also highly recommend the Mandi Treatment, it was one of my best spa experiences. I will come back for sure.

    Kelly, Belgium

  • The retreat was a 5 series experience, every smell, taste, everything I saw, touched and heard made this unique and unforgetable experience. I was sorrounding by amazing people who offered ... service with sincere and wholehearted smile! I feel greatful I had one oppurtunity to expereince the retreat. Thank you.

    Christine, Greece

  • The perfect balance of yoga, healthy cuisine, culture and sightseeing.

    Sarah, UK

  • A very well-planned retreat, which was executed in an amazing way with loving staff and solid training & activities. An authentic experience. Thank you.

    Argiris, Dubai, UAE

  • This has been the best week I have dedicated to myself in my entire life

    Anna, Australia

  • If your soul or your body needs restoring this is the place to come. The people and the environment welcome you immediately with open arms and you never leave that embrace the whole time you are here. Thank you Iyan, both Wayans and the rest of the ONEWORLD Family

    Kathrine, Australia

  • This retreat exceeded all my expectation. From the minute we arrived at the retreat a wave of calmness spread over us. The room and the view are just perfect. The yoga and the meditation room take your breath away. All the sessions were perfect for all levels of yogis and the gentle guidance of Iyan and the two Wayans was just right. The food, the retreat ground, other activities and free time were exceptional. I had 5 spa treatments by 4 different therapist and for each & every session & therapist blew me away. And finally every single member of staff at the retreat couldn't have been kinder, nicer, and more welcoming. I'm leaving the retreat wonderfully rejuvenated and can't wait to return.

    Rachi, Australia

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Iyan's Retreats & Workshops

Escape the World

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Iyan Yaspriyana

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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