Escape the World

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To my mind the "Escape The World” retreat cannot be described in words. This magical place really took my breath away. It is such an energetic area filled with harmony. It is a source of joy, the home of love and the place of peace and freedom. Along with the sensational yoga sessions and the mind opening meditations, the activities with the different rituals made this retreat a long lasting memory. These experiences will be preciously treasured in my heart and soul forever. Thank you so much for letting me be part of this magical week!

Olivia, Switzerland

The volcano and bike was much fun. It was the highlight of my trip. The scenery and rain made the retreat like an actual paradise. Doing yoga with rain pouring was amazing. The staffs were all very nice and great customer service. The room was spacious and I felt like a queen for a week. It was informative learning the culture and spirituality of Bali. I liked the alone time to myself during free time to reflect and have time to journal my thoughts.

Patty, USA

Everything was amazing and very special. The staffs were beyond lovely and extremely accommodating. The setting is absolutely stunning, breathtaking, and exactly what complimented the "feel" of the retreat. The yoga classes were fantastic, and offered to all levels and the spa was amazing. The whole experience was breathtaking and extremely special. Thank you to Claude, Iyan, big Wayan, little Wayan and the whole team for a truly unique and wonderful experience. We will be back! Much love to you all and ONEWORLD retreats.

Stacey, New Zealand

There is an American Cherokee Indian legend of two wolves that goes like this: An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life. He said “there is a battle going on inside of us between two wolves. One is evil - representing anger, greed, regret, guilt, self-pity and ego. The other is good representing joy, peace, love, hope, kindness, compassion and generosity.” The grandson asked the chief "Which one win?" The chief replied, "The one you feed"
This remarkable journey taught me now to "feed" my good wolf. It was an inspiring five days on every possible level. I am truly grateful to leave this experience with a stronger sense of self and a clearer vision of the life I will create. Utterly thankful to all involved - Claude, Iyan, Wayan, Tekok, and all the Kumara management. I look forward to bringing what I've learned to this next stage in life. 30 here I come! Namaste.

Aryn, USA

The words will not be powerful enough to reflect my time at ONEWORLD retreats. From the first day to this day, I have the impression of having won 10 years after my multiple fighting to get my inner peace. Thank you to Claude, Iyan, Wayan and the entire team for these few days, definitely too short. Take a week in your life to taste this week of peace, it has no value. Namaste

Thierry, France

Having spent 13 days at the retreat, I don't want to go back to N.Y. It has given me peace, culture, happiness, hope, courage, knowledge, strength, wisdom and great friendship. Not to forget the beautiful landscape. Linda was also an amazing woman. Iyan, Wayan, and Tekok - love'm!

Nitu, USA

I've had joint pain, problems with my lower back since my early teens and hip problem for the last 5 years. Pain consumes so much of my life sometimes I forget to look around and smile at what I have. This week I've been basically pain free, stretched bits I thought I couldn't stretch, met beautiful real people, and on going home feeling good about myself. Elizabeth, Australia A week of focusing on mind, body and spirit - exceeded expectation a wonderful group of people who were all open to and accounting of all of the different levels of experience. Sarah, Australia "Heaven” on earth. Everything about the Escape the World yoga retreat exceeded my expectations. A truly amazing experience, where it is ok to nurture yourself for a little while. The yoga, spa, accommodation, activities, food and service is first class. Kylie, Australia Absolutely amazing! So grateful to have such an enchanting, spiritual and holistic retreat. Everyone deserves the chance to experience the deeper peace, happiness and self-love that ONEWORLD retreats brings. Thank you so much. Kim, Australia Rejuvenation and transformation is what I sum up this retreat. The spa services have helped me to rejuvenate my body; yoga and meditation sessions have helped me to reconnect with my mind, body and spirit. Escape the World has lived up to its name and more. The Balinese people and its culture are beautiful. The people are constantly smiling, helpful patient and kind. I have come out of this retreat with a whole newspaper active in life. Thank you ONEWORLD retreats for a memorable vacation!

Aileen, Canada

An absolutely amazing experience! The yoga was brilliant and catered for all levels, and the one on one experience that you got is something you rarely get elsewhere. I loved the insight into Balinese culture and really enjoyed learning about the history and meeting local people. A huge thanks to Iyan, who is such an awesome personality as well as a knowledgeable teacher, and also the Wayan's who kept smiling the whole time and were such a pleasure to be around with. Thanks so much!

Angela, Australia

The staff, facilities and treatments were great. The yoga sessions were challenging, yet accommodating for everybody's experience levels and personality. I saw great improvement over the week. The outside excursions were a great way to see Bali, with the unexpected bonus of learning a lot about the history and culture of the island The Escape the World yoga retreat was highly recommended to me by a friend and I would do like wise to anyone else interested. Thanks!

Ben, Australia

Wow Wow Wow..,staff and teachers were wonderful and beautiful people. Yoga - wonderful - hurt but worth it! Spa - truly heavenly experience. Rituals - emotional and very humbling. Activities - amazing!

Vanda, New Zealand

I booked this escape 6 months in advance so I have been dreaming about this retreat for a long time. My expectations grew during the 6 months and they were very high when I arrived. This week has been all that I dreamed about - and so much more!! Everything from room, yoga, meals were fantastic!! And I enjoyed all the details. I have enjoyed this retreat so much. It is one of the best things that have happened to me. I will be back!

Katrine, Denmark

Retreat was run very smoothly, everything and everyone very professional! Great experience even for people with very limited yoga experience.

Allan, Australia

We said we would be back and we are! Not sure why its taken 7 years to do it. We will make sure its not another 7 before we visit again. Escape the World is the perfect blend of getting away from it all - immersing yourself a bit deeper in soft yoga and sublime treatments which are world class. Caring staffs and divine food, which is good for you.

Janine, Zimbabwe

Great, Great, Great! A definitive ' Escape the World" second time around was better than first.

James, Zimbabwe

A wonderful way to really leave the world behind and focus on the Now. For me it was a week of self-improvement with added adventure and indulgence.

Amelia, Australia

I came here with a broken heart, to escape back home and learn methods to help me in the future. It did that + more. I can see a path now where I could only see darkness. Everyone from staff, teacher to fellow yogis were so wonderful. I don't want to go home.

Margareth, United Kingdom

Escape the World retreat was nothing short of incredible. I had never done yoga before, but Iyan and the rest of the team were extremely helpful and I was never made to feel uncomfortable. Every staff member that I encountered (from the airport pick up to the final farewell dinner) was exceptionally friendly, and went above and beyond to ensure I was enjoying myself. The food was delicious every single day, and I am very grateful that my dietary requirements were met without question. Overall the whole retreat has an amazing atmosphere with a strong sense of community. I will definitely return ASAP!

Michael, Australia

This place was a little piece of heaven! I can't fault the facilities, service, or program for anything as it was all exceptional. I would recommend it to everyone. Looking for a chance to "escape it all' for a week. I now have a renewed enthusiasm for my yoga practice and feel that I have cleared my mind. The entire experience was amazing.

Adrienne, USA

The retreat was very well sequenced to make us feel comfortable, relaxed and pampered. Building friendship across the participants, the team leading were able to be inclusive of the people trying yoga for the first time, as well as challenging those who were more advanced. It helped to bring peace and calm to all the participants. Good sequence of activities over the week as friendships expanded and a team spirit formed. The trio Iyan & Wayan & Wayan T, worked very well together. Wayan was excellent to observing our alignment and making adjustments to our poses - magic hands to help us feel the better form. Iyan with passion for his adopted island and Wayan & Wayan showed Balinese love for their land and sharing with us. Wayan T, very cheerful and helpful all the time and he was a great tour guide for our walks. Supporting staffs for kitchen and cleaning were very good. They never had a cell phone and were always a quite and efficient presence. No extra request put them out. A very good team. Thanks!

Nicole, USA

Wonderful retreat, spiritually, emotionally, and physically enhancing.

Lisa, Australia

Word to describe my whole experience in ONEWORLD retreats is "great.” Gorgeous place, remarkable, excellent services, awesome retreat. Thumbs up!

Elizabeth, Singapore

I came to the One World Bali experience retreat not knowing what to expect. Everything has surpassed my expectations, the organization of the accommodation, food and daily yoga practice. There was no details that was not covered on the staff had not thought of. I have met some wonderful people from all the world combined with personal reflection time and and opportunity to improve my yoga practice. It has been a truly wonderful experience, I will gladly recommend it to anyone that asks, and I plan to return when the next opportunity presents itself! Well done to the entire team at One World Retreats.

Victoria, Australia

What a wonderful combination of warmth and hospitality, eye for details, enthusiastic and very experienced yoga experts Iyan, Wayan and Tekok, and the perfect and silent location. A little bit closer to heaven. Thank you for this beautiful week!

Rosalie, Netherlands

The experience of Escape the World yoga retreat nourished, challenged, surprised and enriched my body, mind and soul. Feeling very blessed and grateful. Many thanks!

Ania, Australia

Beautiful accommodation in the middle of nature allows for a relaxing, spiritual journey. Thank you! Staffs were amazing - very professional and courteous. Yoga, meditation and rituals were very humbling, and awe - inspiring.

Alicia, Australia

Escape the World retreat was fabulous! The resort itself is peaceful and beautiful. Not being experienced in yoga was not a disadvantaged as the classes were well structured and supported. The staffs are encouraging, welcoming and always ready to help. I found the experience rejuvenating, calming and everything I was looking for. It was great to get back in touch with my mind, body and spirit in such a great setting.

Lisa, Australia

The ONEWORLD yoga retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. The food was outstanding and healthy; the activities were special tying in traditions of the Balinese culture. The variety of activities was wonderful. The staffs were super nice and accommodating and each member of the team made sure they know your name and that everything was taken care of to minute details. I definitely felt pampered, taken care of and could focus on relaxing, meditation and yoga.

Anja, USA

The only word came out to my mind when I think about this week is paradise. I love everything; Yoga classes, all the team, activities, the spa and I really liked the way they wake you up. They teach you about the Balinese culture with the silence day. I just love it. Thank you to all. My favorite part was the purification ceremony. This retreat changed my life.

Laurence, Canada

Fantastic experience! Challenging and rewarding. Exactly what I was looking for and a great way to start the New Year!

Drew, USA

I am a beginner yoga student. I was supported fantastically, the pace of the position was gradually increased and I felt my body and mind get stronger each day. Thank you I really want to continue yoga when get home. What a great basis of knowledge to begin my new journey from my ONEWORLD experience.

Angela, Australia

This retreat is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I have never had the opportunity to purely concentrate on my self before - in this amount of time I learnt a lot about the different types of yoga, as well as ways to facilitate meditation. But most of all, I learnt a bit more about myself. I let negative things go, affirmed the positives and set new life goals. I feel so at ease. We got to do and see parts of Bali that you wouldn't otherwise see. What a spiritual journey, loved every minute! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Emily, Australia

This experience was absolutely amazing. I came to the retreat with the intension of just relaxing and some yoga classes. What I received was life long memories with experiences I have never had the opportunity to have. I have a new outlook and appreciation for Bali and I highly recommend doing this retreat. I really found myself and felt like I have the ability to overcome fears and blocks in my life that have stopped me from moving forward. The spa treatments were extremely professional and of a high standard. The staff and our yoga instructors Iyan and both Wayan's were extremely supportive knowledgeable and kind hearted. This was truly an amazing experience. Thank you ONEWORLD retreats.

Carrie, Australia

Rejuvinating, Relaxing, Decedent, Out of this world.

Benjamin, Australia

This was my second retreat in Kumara and I must say, it was even greater than the first one. The arrival in Kumara was like coming back home. This place has got such a magic atmosphere. You are immediately surrounded by great and positive energy. I love the yoga session given by Iyan and Wayan and the new assistant, smaller Wayan. Not forgetting to mention the many fascinated stories told by Iyan. He is a great storyteller. The spa treatments were all great and helped me to improve my physical and also mental well-being. The meals provide during the retreat were absolutely delicious and a real joy for both the taste and your eyes. Find last but not least the service provided by the entire Kumara Team is fabulous. They really make one feel like being at home. A big thank you to all of them. I'm very much looking forward to seeing you soon again

Eila, Switzerland

A real "Escape the World" where everything promised was provided. An inspiring healthy, relaxing yet fun time. A wonderful yoga teacher and assistants and all staff were wonderful. The best holiday ever - I don't know how I will be able to adjust to "everyday" life!

Margaret, Australia

Escape the world was everything it is named. I never felt move away from my everyday life than I have here. The staffs were so polite and confirmed every detail so there was no error. They knew all of our names and me feel like royalty. The daily yoga and meditation has encouraged me to go home and continue this daily practise. I met some great friends and I will definitely keep in touch with them. Our daily treks and adventure exceeded my expectation. With the amount of the exercise and activities I've felt more relaxed. Iyan was fantastic with his explanation, Wayan was also helpful adjusting us during our poses and small Wayan was such a wonderful tour guide, answering all our questions. Thank you for a fantastic week, I will definitely be going home a different person. I recommend this retreat to anyone.

Linda, Australia

The Escape the World retreat was the perfect gateway! The resort is so peaceful and quite and set amongst nice terrace and jungle. I completely stopped thinking about work and study. Iyan and Wayan are amazing yoga trainees who as a yoga teacher student I learnt so much from. The yoga here is suitable for beginner and experienced Yogi and yoginis! I'm gluten free and the staffs are all very helpful with meal equipment and the food and somehow just kept getting better. Yoga in the shala overlooking the nice terraces and jungle was magical. I met some beautiful people on this trip and would highly recommend it to everyone.

Kathryn, Australia

We loved this retreat! Located in paradise, the yoga was relaxing and well thought with plenty of time to relax and enjoy some amazing cultural experience. The food and serenity of the resort surpassed all possible expectations. The silent day was also a wonderful experience. We would love to come back again. We only wish it was longer.

William, Australia

What a beautiful way to spend my week -immersing myself into the traditional Balinese culture and deepening my yoga practice. The resort was amazing and so were the staff. Iyan and Wayan are a peaceful and knowledge pair and their classes have been a real treat. I've enjoyed the company and the coming together and many different nationalities who although were here on different journeys, were bound together by their love of yoga and yogic lifestyle.

Tamara, Australia

Overall experience exceeds my expectation. All staffs were attentive and have a great attitude. The retreat is well thought and wonderfully organized. We really experienced the spiritual side of Bali! The food was so good; I could eat like forever Thank you, I hope to be back.

Christine, Canada

The Escape the World yoga retreat exceeded any of my expectations. The yoga and meditation session were incredible. Iyan and the team know how to make the beginner to be an advanced practitioner and go deeper within themselves. I have really escaped the world and in doing so rekindled my passion for art, found a love for yoga, re-lit the fire inside me, which was out. Amazing food, sounds, view trips and people. It would be difficult to return from this magical place without being transformed in one way, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Thank you Claude, Iyan and the team.

Brittany, Australia

An amazing experience that allows you to really escape the world! The smooth and perfect organisation of the entire programme enables you to actually relax and not have to worry about a thing. The staffs are absolutely incredible, always smiling and deliver excellent services. The yoga classes, variety of excursion, amazing surrounding, kindness of the team and relaxing massage made this week unforgettable. Thank you!

Liane, The Netherlands

The perfect place to escape to the world! My expectation was more than fulfilled. You can completely turn off everything as it is already organized for you. All dietary requirements were followed/offered. Very friendly and helpful staffs and the spa treatments are amazing! As the chosen offer, the 2,5 hours Ayurvedic Massage- Chakra Dara you will be completely relaxed and turned off from the world. The silence day gives and you he opportunity to get in touch with yourself. My yoga practice was deepened and I could go further in my poses. Thank you Iyan, Wayan, Wayan two for this wonderful time here in Bali.

Juliane, Austria

My experience attending the Escape the World Yoga retreat on September 2014 was excellent. The staffs made you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you arrived. The setting for the yoga classes was perfect and truly added to the yoga. The rooms, food, and spa were top rate and the attention to tiny details was much appreciated. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone needing a little "escape".

Lori, Canada

This is a well-turned operation. Every detail is considered, you do not have to concern yourself with anything other than rest, exercise and enjoyment. The staffs are great. Very attentive, knowledgeable, helpful and caring. I recommend this establishment to all young enthusiasts at all level of competence. The food is excellent, varied and exciting healthy dishes.

Adam, United Kingdom

From the moment you arrive everything is so thoughtfully done and managed. It really is a true retreat from the world in all sense. The resort itself is so wonderfully laid out, all rooms seem private and a real sanctuary. The yoga and meditation are both soothing and challenging and the excursions are expertly executed. The spirituality of the rituals is humbling to be a part of. I cannot recommend ONEWORLD retreats highly enough. It really genuinely is as good as all the previous reviews. Enjoy...

Kristin, United Kingdom

The retreat was perfect! A really good balance between yoga, meditation and activities. I love the silent day! It brings you to a higher level of your spiritual and also the purification ritual at Tirta Empul was so beautiful. The service was also very good and the massages where perfect.

Chantal, Netherlands

It was truly an escape - a retreat in the truest sense of the world. The staff was consistently helpful and kind. The food was beautiful, delicious and healthy. I especially appreciated the attention to small details of frangipani flowers in the rooms and presentation of the meals. I was very restful. I loved that the yoga and meditation were also presented.

Lisa, USA

The Escape the World retreat is nothing short of incredible. The entire experience from start to finish was not only educational about yoga practice, Balinese culture and history but the amazing yogi (Wayan) impeccable service staff and welcoming ambience was incredibly healing. I was genuinely sad to leave, but will definitely return again!

Shadi, Dubai, UAE

Words cannot describe the beauty and magic of this place. I have never felt so relaxed, refreshed and at peace. This week is one of the best experiences of my life, from the spectacular food, amazing service and staff, beautiful yoga and breathtaking surroundings - I cannot fault it. Thank you for this opportunity. I feel truly grateful and blessed to have this experience and I can't wait to comeback.

Misty, Australia

The overall experience of ONEWORLD retreats, Kumara was amazing! Everything was arranged well, right down to the little touches. The yoga was brilliant! As a beginner I believe the guidance and support of Wayan and Ketut really took my skills to the next level. Everyone was so lovely and professional and this included all the Kumara staff. I can't describe it in words what an amazing experience this whole retreat has been. I would come here again and again. I don't want to leave!

Tiana, Australia

Fabulous, a truly relaxing experience! I felt cared for after the whole time I was escaping the world. I will be back.

Mandie, Australia.

If you really want to escape the world for one week, come to ONEWORLD retreats. It will give you a perfect blend of yoga practice, great and healthy food as well as time for yourself. This retreat with yoga and meditation session will give you clarify of mind and peace. The staff is just amazing, the activities are exactly what you need to experience in Bali. You would not want to leave.

Lana, Lebanon.

ONEWORLD retreats staff looked after us with great warmth and sensitivity while maintaining the highest standard of professionalism.

Jennifer, Australia.

An incredible experience in beautiful tranquil settings. The yoga class is to be as challenging, loving, gentle and amazing as you'd liked to be. Spa is just the right balance of exercising activities and free time. The sunrise Volcano yoga was such a profound beautiful experience that I won't forget. The burning ritual, followed by the river ceremony was truly transformative both intensely personal and deeply communal.

Rachael, U.S.A.

In a beautiful location opposite paddy fields, this is an ideal spot to escape the world. The yoga was demonstrating in a good way. The meditation was gentle and supported by delightful and courteous team. The opportunity to participate in spiritual ritual and activities is an experience that exceeded my expectations. Not to mention the amazing menu of spa treatment expertly administered plus the delicious meals. I do not hesitate in recommending. This is very special and personal retreat. Jackie and Katie, Bali/UK. A lovely retreat in a special setting! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome with many personal touches. I was very impressed with the organization and professionalism of this retreat as they thought of everything.

Christina, USA.

It was a blissful week. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was a true escape from the world and a deep and insightful journey within. Iyan, little Wayan and all the Kumara staff are incredible - so professional respectful but also fun and warm. I'll see you all again very soon!

Kate, Australia.

A wonderful experience starting from the airport to the final day of the retreat. It is the true Balinese therapy - yoga activities of choice and the most beautiful people. To Claude, Iyan, Wayan and the whole team, thank you for an experience I will never forget. I am back on the road practicing yoga three times a week.

Janie, Australia.

A truly wonderful experience! I loved every minute and felt privileged to take part in some of the Balinese ceremonies. The activities were expertly selected and enabled a real experience of life in Bali. The resort is beautiful, the treatment is exceptional and the food is diverse, delicious, healthy, and satisfying. I loved the Yoga and meditation in the beautiful space provided. We had a wonderful group of people and all of the staffs are amazing. The Escape the World retreat and Kumara completely exceeded my expectation. Highly recommended!

Denise, South Africa.

This retreat has topped all my expectations. I came to find some peaceful day finding myself and practice yoga. I was overwhelmed by the inspiring, friendly and lovely team, the delightful and healthy meals and this paradisiacal atmosphere. The organization and daily little details and surprises made this stay unforgettable and it is hard to say goodbye but I will delightedly come here again.

Julie, Switzerland.

At the bottom of spiritual paradise lies a creek filled with the flower presented to it by us, the retreater. I'm blessed to experience cultures, blessed to be given direction, blessed to be in paradise. The gentle sound of the creek will remain with me as well as the comfort and love of every person that I connected with. I'm so grateful!

Athea, Australia.

The downhill bike ride was the ride of life. I will take that day with me to my grave! What an amazing experience.

Chantelle, Australia.

ONEWORLD retreats is a wonderful place to relax, meet new people, enjoy good food, learn about Balinese culture, develop yoga techniques and at the same time, take in the beautiful fauna and flora. The Climate is wonderful!

Prue, Australia.

This is truly an escape from every day stresses we incur in one of our daily lives. One feels totally enlightened by the serenity of the place. I recommend a retreat break!

Sandy, Australia.

The generous, intuitive, kind staffs and the wonderful hospitality of Claude and Iyan made my stay at ONEWORLD retreats very special and a memorable experience. I can't wait to return!

Angela, Australia.

Thank you for this extraordinary experience. I feel like I have spent six days in a beautiful, nurturing, and challenging world where the attention to the detail in all aspects of my stay was faultless. I really valued the structured activities that give insight into many aspect of Balinese cultural and spiritual practice and felt very privileged at times to be given access. "Escape the world" is true in that I was able to put my work and life distraction away and immerse myself in a world that made me rethink my life priorities and remind me I can make other, more fulfilling choices.

Jane, Australia.

Although this was an Escape of the World, it was an experience in being in touch with the body, mind, and spirit. A delightful experience! Thank you to the whole team for you care and teaching.

Vaia, Australia.

The most caring and friendly staff I have experienced. Everything was perfectly organized, the food was amazing, the amenities the best ever and perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Sandra, Germany.

The week at Kumara was amazing and very special. The staff is the friendliest I have ever come across. There is an enormous eye for detail and they attend to every need. The massages were the best I've ever had. The yoga was diverse and there was a good mix between hard work and relaxation. The teacher Iyan and Wayan, were very nice and helpful. I would very much recommend to all yoga lovers.

Wendy, Netherland.

My third visit to ONEWORLD retreats has been the best! The fact that I won the trip was fantastic. From the moment I stepped off the plane and was picked up at the airport I felt safe and nurtured. The staffs made me feel they were pleased I was attending the retreat. The Spa is superb heaven with fantastic staff and therapist. My body definitely say thank you. I love the balanced menu with cooked and raw food available. Silence day was interesting and my sister and I appreciated being booked in for 2,5 hours of the Cakra Dhara treatment on this day made it easier to keep the silent we were sharing. The stop corner on the bike ride from the Volcano was interesting and welcomes break. I will definitely back.

Jenni, Australia.

I came to the "Escape the World" Yoga retreat because I needed a break from my real world. I was worn out and came with a significant back injury. After six days and excellent Yoga classes, I am now pain free and mobile and refreshed - a rejuvenated to go back to my real world with a new focus and exciting times ahead. Thank you, Kumara, you saved me.

Jo, Australia.

The whole week has been magical. The perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, and culture. Exploring the local area for me is the right balance. One staff caters to every need before I even thought of it. The food has been exceptional and the staff all wonderful. I really feel as if I've retreated. I escaped the world. I feel ready to embrace my world again.

Loren, New Zealand.

A relaxing but vigorous retreat. The staff at Kumara couldn't be better.

Hannah, UK.

It was more than I expected. It was a big treat to me, a true gift. The food was excellent, the staff just great. I had the greatest 100m with a view you can only dream at home. Every Spa Treatment was wonderful and made me feel even more relaxed. I want to thank Iyan and the two Wayans for a great yoga week. I learned about the true meaning of Yoga and will remember this week every time. I will practice at home. It has been a wonderful week and I do hope in the future I can "leaf" myself again here in this wonderful resort for a week of relaxation. Thank you.

Anouk, Netherlands.

My experience at the Escape the World retreat was even more wonderful than I had hoped. Every detail is taken care of and I felt very safe and coved for throughout the whole retreat. The serene environment is instantly relaxing. I learned about Bali, had some authentic Balinese experience and I find the Yoga and Meditation exercise healing, uplifting and the right degree of challenging. I love the little touches that make it more than a place to stay and do yoga, and the spa is fantastic. The staffs are doing wonderfully helpful and polite too.

Alexandra, Australia.

I have living my dream. It was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful week. I'm very grateful to at the staff for caring about every detail, being so kind and helpful. It is so quiet and peaceful. I just don't want to go home yet. I hope can be come back again someday. I just loved everything, the walk in rice field and the bike ride. Not too perfect just amazing and lovely.

Barbara, Belgium.

A true escape and well organized flow of the event, activities, emotion, all in physical environment that is highly conducive to the state of mind that help condition relevance self-reflection and insight. The staff and the leader demonstrate an outstanding level of care and respect that makes me feel special and appreciated. Thank you all for a truly exceptional and relevant experience.

Carl, Canada

If retreats make you think of austerity, don't. This is a luxury and the best "me" time I had in years. Escape maybe what brought you here but in reality the retreat prepare you to be better prepared, with more idea of who you are and what you want to be. Highly recommended to anybody who want to change but is too busy to give it enough thought in the "real world".

Svenja, Malaysia.

My third visit to ONEWORLD retreats has been the best! The fact that I won the trip was fantastic. From the moment I stepped off the plane and was picked up at the airport I felt safe and nurtured. The staffs made me feel they were pleased I was attending the retreat. The Spa is superb heaven with fantastic staff and therapist. My body definitely say thank you. I love the balanced menu with cooked and raw food available. Silence day was interesting and my sister and I appreciated being booked in for 2,5 hours of the Cakra Dhara treatment on this day made it easier to keep the silent we were sharing. The stop corner on the bike ride from the Volcano was interesting and welcomes break. I will definitely back.

Jenni, Australia.

I came to the "Escape the World" Yoga retreat because I needed a break from my real world. I was worn out and came with a significant back injury. After six days and excellent Yoga classes, I am now pain free and mobile and refreshed - a rejuvenated to go back to my real world with a new focus and exciting times ahead. Thank you, Kumara, you saved me.

Jo, Australia.

The whole week has been magical. The perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, and culture. Exploring the local area for me is the right balance. One staff caters to every need before I even thought of it. The food has been exceptional and the staff all wonderful. I really feel as if I've retreated. I escaped the world. I feel ready to embrace my world again.

Loren, New Zealand.

A relaxing but vigorous retreat. The staff at Kumara couldn't be better.

Hannah, UK.

It was more than I expected. It was a big treat to me, a true gift. The food was excellent, the staff just great. I had the greatest 100m with a view you can only dream at home. Every Spa Treatment was wonderful and made me feel even more relaxed. I want to thank Iyan and the two Wayans for a great yoga week. I learned about the true meaning of Yoga and will remember this week every time. I will practice at home. It has been a wonderful week and I do hope in the future I can "leaf" myself again here in this wonderful resort for a week of relaxation. Thank you.

Anouk, Netherlands.

My experience at the Escape the World retreat was even more wonderful than I had hoped. Every detail is taken care of and I felt very safe and coved for throughout the whole retreat. The serene environment is instantly relaxing. I learned about Bali, had some authentic Balinese experience and I find the Yoga and Meditation exercise healing, uplifting and the right degree of challenging. I love the little touches that make it more than a place to stay and do yoga, and the spa is fantastic. The staffs are doing wonderfully helpful and polite too.

Alexandra, Australia.

I have living my dream. It was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful week. I'm very grateful to at the staff for caring about every detail, being so kind and helpful. It is so quiet and peaceful. I just don't want to go home yet. I hope can be come back again someday. I just loved everything, the walk in rice field and the bike ride. Not too perfect just amazing and lovely.

Barbara, Belgium.

A true escape and well organized flow of the event, activities, emotion, all in physical environment that is highly conducive to the state of mind that help condition relevance self-reflection and insight. The staff and the leader demonstrate an outstanding level of care and respect that makes me feel special and appreciated. Thank you all for a truly exceptional and relevant experience.

Carl, Canada

If retreats make you think of austerity, don't. This is a luxury and the best "me" time I had in years. Escape maybe what brought you here but in reality the retreat prepare you to be better prepared, with more idea of who you are and what you want to be. Highly recommended to anybody who want to change but is too busy to give it enough thought in the "real world".

Svenja, Malaysia.

The Escape the World retreat exceeded my expectation. The staffs are so friendly and helpful, the treatments are amazing, the food is outstanding, the excursions are well considered and I just wish it never ended. I had a wonderful week. Iyan and Wayan were wonderful yogis and the spa therapists have renewed my body of stress making my mind clearer. Ubud is an amazing place. Thank you for sharing it with me. Just being at Kumara has shouted my soul. Namaste.

Karyn, Australia.

ONEWORLD Retreats are another world! I have been traveling for about 15 years of my life and this retreat ranked in the top two trips and experiences I have ever had! The journey from the first moment till the very last has been magical. I did not know a place like this existed. I do not want to leave. I will be back. P.S We love little Wayan!

Craly, Australia.

I came expecting a program of yoga and meditation with some other aspects. I hadn't realized how thoughtfully designed the whole experience would be from the carefully paced yoga and activities to the gentle understanding of our needs and the introduction to the spiritual nature of Bali culture. Each moment seems planned and yet you don't feel over "organized". Every member of staff was considerate and took notice of small details and needs. The spa staffs were not only kind but also superbly trained. You are to be congratulated on your vision and its realization.

Sue, Australia.

Everything was excellent, just very fine. I really enjoyed staying here and really enjoyed the silence day. I very much liked finding out the real Bali during bike ride day. It is very good that everything is as well planned and everybody respects it the scheduled, etc. I would like to come again. The painting activity was a very nice surprise for me.

Anna, Spain.

I had an incredible experience on my "Escape the World" Retreat. Iyan and both Wayans were excellent instructors, demonstrators, adjusters and tour guides. They guided us physically and spiritually in a beautiful journey over the week. The classes build over the week with options so as not to be too overwhelming enough for intermediate to advanced yogis with opportunity to improve technique and my new poses. The extracurricular activities gave a great insight into the Balinese culture. The spa treatments, food and service from the staff were all wonderful. They handled all my dietary needs. I appreciated the time to reflect during the day of silence. Thank you! I'll be back.

Kirstyn, Australia.

The beautiful culture, ritual and the celebration for life that the Balinese have is all packaged into one divine experience when you escape the world. This is a rewarding, energizing, impassioning experience for the second time around.

Ellie, Australia.

Escape the World, it is like a breath of fresh air. The yoga stretches, strengthen and relaxes tired muscles whilst the day of spa treatments soothes and restores and is a blissful experience that you look forward to. The staffs go above and beyond done to the simplest but most special things, like turning your shoes around when you're ready to leave.

Courtney, Australia.

What an amazing experience! I truly felt like I had escaped the world. The staffs were extremely accommodating, the food was superb and the yoga was perfect for my mind, body and soul. Thank you Iyan, Wayan-1, Wayan-2 and all the staffs at ONEWORLD Retreats.

Belinda, Australia.

A unique opportunity to slow down and reconnect with myself. I felt guided and supported in the Yoga, encouraged and given permission to look inside and articulate what I want more of and to make the ritual of getting rid of the unwanted. The letting go ceremony was beautiful and the offering making prior to that memorable and unique experience in my life. You helped and allowed me to embrace a safe and more creativity and spiritual essence to emerge. They are not so many opportunities for this in my life so it is very special to me.

Michele, Australia.

I rarely had an experience of this quality. I was a beginner of Yoga and Meditation. I was among those who are far more experienced then I am. The entire staff and teacher supported me. I shall be back and enter this opportunity.

Richard, U.S.A.

My time at the retreat was very special. The service was amazing, the food delicious and the accommodation comfortable and beautiful. The highlight was the Yoga Class. Iyan, our teacher is patient and calm. He clearly explained and demonstrated the poses and created a class that catered for all.

Natalie, Australia.

One of the best things I've done! Professional, courteous and caring staff. Picture a perfect setting and location, thoughtful and Inspiring yoga teacher. It far exceeded my expectation and I will be recommending it to everyone I know.

David, Australia.

This is my second time at the Escape the World retreat. I came five years ago, had a life changing experience and I have been dreaming of returning over since. The retreat was every bit as magical as I remembered. A beautiful setting, a peaceful and lovely accommodation, exquisite meals and spa services. The staffs are thoughtful and attentive staff and excellent yoga and meditation instructions. This was the first retreat I ever did and continues to be the best by quite a margin. The energy was so positive and loving, the people varied and interesting and the activities is a great testament to Balinese culture. This was a truly spiritual experience and I will start dreaming of my next return.

Amy, U.S.A.

Facilitated me to connect with my inner self. Provided the awareness and skill to take committed action to integrate my physical and spiritual souls into my everyday live.

Janice, Australia.

All expectations exceeded! Claude and Iyan have thought of everything. All the little touches make it so special. Your team doesn't miss a beat. The retreat runs like a well-oiled machine. You can feel the love and soul you put into this place - a very special Bali experience that feels authentic and personal. I never once felt that anything was forced or too much trouble and I loved every minute. Thank you so much.

Marlee, Australia.

I loved every moment of the retreat. Iyan is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful soul. He encouraged our group to be open and receptive and creates such a positive feeling in the group during yoga session and on the various outings. Wayan is also a gentle encouraging teacher. Every staff member is very courteous, capable and welcoming. I enjoyed Claude's introductory talk about Bali and Indonesia, which gave me a good insight into the country. The spa staffs are all very talented and so lovely. It was a pleasure to have so many luxurious treatments with them. The food is amazing, so delicious and healthy and the portion size was perfect. Thank you so much.

Louise, Australia.

Everything that the retreat has to offer is done with the utmost focus and love. During my stay, I have experienced peace and an inner sense of calm, which I will take home with me and cherish. This is in no small way due to the beautiful staff. Claude and Iyan not only talk the talk but also more importantly walk the walk and their philosophy has been instilled in their team. Congratulations to all on creating a magical place. I'll be back!

Donna, Australia.

Treasures! That what I got of this retreat! It was inspiring, refreshing and invigorating. I loved my connection with mother earth. Namaste, Ti Amo!

Faith, Canada

Second time around and this retreat fulfilled every expectation I had from the first one. Food was beautiful, spa treatments were amazing, and yoga class was great! Leaving feeling very relaxed, refreshed and free from the worries and troubles I felt before I arrived!

Melina, Australia.

If you want to find a heaven from life's travails then this is for you. Nurturing and appropriately adopted yoga to suit you that is not too easy or too hard. Time to relax, contemplate, discover elements of the Balinese culture and meet lovely people. The best spa treatments and healthy, tasty food to revive weariest of souls.

Eve, England.

I thought I would give myself this retreat as birthday present to myself, and what a treat it was! The service of staff, the manager, yoga, food, room and resort were wonderful. I have had such a wonderful week here and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I loved the day of silence and got so much clarity from it. I also want to say a huge thank you for the way you remembered and acknowledged my birthday. Having birthday cake at the top of mount Batur volcano is an experience I will never forget! And thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. I won't hesitate to recommend this retreat and hopefully will be back again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Vanessa, Australia.

This retreat inspired a real passion for yoga and desire to learn more and ensure I incorporate it into my life. More importantly though, I was able to restore my balance and find a real sense of peace within myself. Thank you! I will be forever grateful. I'm already thinking about when I can come back! This will be the first place I turn when it's time to restore my balance again and find that peace which all too often gets lost in the business of everyday life.

Matea, Australia.

From the moment I arrived I was in awe of the surroundings and at peace. The staffs were incredibly welcoming and always greeted you with a smile. The rooms were beautiful and lovely little touches made it feel very homey. From the yoga sessions to the spa treatments, to the activities, everything was organized and tied in beautifully. I seemed to almost feel stronger mentally, physically and spiritually. A big thanks to all of the team.

Brooke, Australia.

The yoga was excellent. Iyan and Wayan are very professional. They encouraged us, supported, and connected our positions in a gentle but firm and safe way. I felt I would trust their judgment. Iyan is so knowledgeable and accepting. He does not make you feel inadequate if you are unable to perform a pose correctly. The retreat had everything: Yoga, education regarding Balinese culture, amazing massages, beautiful staff, great food, excellent accommodation - the rooms are very comfortable and full of Balinese charm. Service is readily given with friendliness. I am so glad I came. It has and will be a life-changing experience for me. I loved the bike ride and all other activities and trips. I was also impressed with the up keep of the retreat. It is so well maintained and cared for. The gardens are just beautiful. Terima Kasih! I am sure I will return.

Tricia, Australia.

A truly nurturing and refreshingly experience perfect for anyone with high-pressured life styles who need a place to go to recovered.

Nadia, Australia.

Breathe in Bali has brought even more happiness, love and contentment into my life. It has given me permission to enjoy some "me" time. I will cherish this first journey to Ubud, Bali forever. The yoga with Jan green, Wayan and Tekok have been amazing. I loved the rice paddy walk, the volcano and bike rides to name a few. Wonderful staff, beautiful accommodation and gorgeous spa. I would love to return in the future.

Mandy, Australia.

A lovely experience altogether. The staffs were so considerate, helpful and warm. It was very welcoming and they put so much into making our experience the very best. It was such a privilege to meet lovely people.

Sarah, Australia.

A beautiful and peaceful retreat to kick-start my new year's resolution to do yoga regularly. Classes catered for all abilities and were well taught and supervised - a great way to start. The spa treatments were luxurious. An overall delightful experience!

Jacqui, Australia

The stimulating activities made for an interesting introduction into the Balinese culture, which I would recommend to first-time retreat visitors to Bali.

Jillian, Australia.

Absolutely loved every minute from start to finish. Such a wonderful experience to give yourself. The yoga, the food, the activities, the beautiful and softly spoken staff - all amazing. Most definitely recommended.

Fran, Australia.

The Escape the World yoga retreat is a beautiful blend of understanding Balinese culture, deepening my yoga practice and experiencing a journey of self-discovery. The staff here are absolutely amazing, often anticipating my need before I am even aware of them and this is all done with a pride in their work with a smile on their face. Being surrounded by a beautiful forest certainly helped me relax and everything is taken care of. I feel that I can relax and enjoy it all. The experience here is a bit more. I can say about the wonderful food, regular yoga practice, various excursions and amazing spa treatment but underneath it all, it's the staff and my fellow yogis that made this a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Minga, Australia.

Escape the World is a beautiful retreat with the perfect balance of all its components: yoga, food, spa treatments and exploring a Balinese culture. I hope that one day I will return!

Therese, Australia.

The Escape the World retreat is an amazing. A complete retreat and very well programmed in all of its activities. It is a good compromise between the yoga, outdoor activities and the spa treatments. The staff and spa team is careful in all details. The room is very cozy and light. In all, the retreat overcame my expectations.

Miguel, Portugal.

The second I walked in I was immediately relaxed. The staffs are friendly and efficient. Iyan and Wayan were excellent teachers and such a good company for me. My six nights at Kumara Sakti have truly been life changing. I could not thank you enough.

Addie, Australia.

With a demanding career and four young children, I needed to recharge my batteries and look after myself before I fell apart mentally and physically. I truly indulged myself and all of my senses from walking in and feeling the divine energy surrounding Kumara, how could I not? The accommodation, spa treatments, yoga activities and rituals have left me feeling at peace. My mind, body and spirit felt in perfect alignment. I have never been anywhere so professional and where your every need is met before you ask. The people I have met will be lifelong friends; we are already planning our reunion retreat. Hope you are ready. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and depth of my soul.

Joanne, Australia.

It was like walking into paradise. Beautiful accommodation with attention to details and luxury services like flowers in the room, curtains are drawn and opened daily and the burners for insects. A gorgeous yoga area with two awesome souls Iyan and Wayan as teachers. As a beginner, it was amazing how much I learnt. Yoga sunrise at Mount Batur is something that I will never forget. Out of this world spa treatments that are so relaxing and the tasty and beautifully presented food was unbelievable. Beautiful Balinese rituals, great activities and excellent service from friendly and beautiful people. The retreat surpassed all my expectations. Thank you Claude, Iyan and Wayan and all staff for the opportunity to escape the world and enjoy paradise. I will be back.

Linda, New Zeland.

A magical and blissful week of yoga, meditation, spa treatments and Bali experiences. The yoga was interesting and challenging enough. The food was absolutely sublime and the spa treatments were heavenly, the best massage I have ever had. Beautiful walks around Ubud and learning about the Balinese culture and sunrise yoga by the volcano was the highlight. Most of all, I am deeply touched by the warmth, thoughtless and genuine care shown by the staff of ONEWORLD retreats. The service was outstanding. Thank you!

Camilla, New Zeland.

Escape the World yoga retreat is a great retreat with excellent yoga teachers that regardless of your yoga level, make everyone feel comfortable and give such attentive guides in performing the moves. The staff and especially spa services are amazing. The massages were probably the best I have ever had in my life! There are too many good things to highlight and point out. Overall it was a memorable experience.

Nicole, U.S.A.

The "Escape The World" retreat is truly a once in a lifetime experience. From the moment I entered Kumara, I was transported to another world. The staff that greeted me was incredibly friendly and the service was incredible, throughout the entire stay. The retreat is truly the most wonderfully planned week of pure bliss. From the Yoga and meditation to the delicious and healthy meals. I thank Iyan, Wayan, Claude and everyone at Kumara for this week. The early morning yoga at sunrise in front of Batur Volcano is a moment of unparalleled beauty that I will never forget. Even though this was my first time travelling alone, I felt surrounded and reconnect my mind, body and soul at Kumara. You will want to stay in this blissful heaven forever.

Laura, Canada.

Escape the World yoga retreat has been such an enlightening experience. It has changed my perspective on how I view life. It was such an amazing time and staff was very helpful, caring, comforting. Iyan and Wayan were both excellent teachers and helped deepen my yoga experience. The spa treatment were by far the best I've ever experienced. I will definitely recommend this retreat to my friends and family. Thank you all for such an amazing life changing experience.

Natasha, USA.

This is m first time in Bali and in a yoga retreat. The experience set high standards and great balance between activities, spirituality and self-time. Iyan is an amazing person who happens to be a great yoga teacher. I enjoyed listening to his wisdom. Claude and Iyan are so passionate about what they're doing that it transfers at each and every stage of the experience. This is an excellent value for money. I felt my money was well spent in this retreat. Staff is amazing, courteous, attentive and nice. Room was comfortable and well maintained. The logistics behind the retreat is impressive and no detail was left out. The Ayurveda massage is not to be forgotten anytime soon! I will be interested in finding out more about this retreat ran by ONEWORLD retreats. Outside of Bali, I will go without hesitation. I am leaving with my mind body and soul reinvigorated.

Hafssa, Marroco.

The signature "Escape The World" says it all! This retreat is carefully crafted to allow one to escape the mental and physical constraints of the daily routine in order to return to one's true center, the one that lies within. This retreat is a journey to allow connection to a sense of purpose and treasuring which can be taken back to the world and the environment, filled with divine energy. The Balinese people are warm and generous. The retreat offers yoga, meditation, luxurious spa treatments and delicious healthy food. It's a time for silence and reflection and wonderful companionship among like-minded individuals from around the world. I feel truly grateful for this transforming experience.

Sonali, U.S.A.

A wonderful experience! Not only was I in need of escaping the world, but escaping and quieting my crazy brain, which was amazingly achieved by the end of the week. Iyan is an amazing teacher and not only were the yoga sessions wonderful, challenging, strong and relaxing with so much variety, the pain in my lower back that was prominent in the beginning was non existent by the end. Amazing food - wonderful experiences and such a beautiful place! I'm grateful for the experience. Thank you! It was also very enlightening and life changing.

Melissa, Australia.

My Escape the World yoga retreat exceeded all of my expectations and they were already pretty high. From the moment I arrived, I truly felt like I had escaped the world. I was totally in awe of the beauty, the scenery and the peaceful energy of the resort itself. Everything just seems so authentic for a yoga retreat in Bali. The yoga is fantastic! Iyan is a wonderful teacher for any level of student, the spa treatments are a wonderful complement to the yoga, cycling, walking and the rituals bring an authentically spiritual element to the retreat. I could go on but I'll just say that absolutely everything about 'Escape the world' is fantastic!!

Melanie, Australia.

A slice of heaven! This is such a luxurious, peaceful, soulful and refreshing experience and views that I would never tire of. Amazing staff and challenging yoga experience with a piece of Bali culture authentically provided. Thank you!

Leanne, Australia.

Escape the World is a perfect introduction to yoga, meditation with no previous yoga experience. I was able to join in and participate in every session. The spa treatments really were 'treatments' and complimented the yoga and meditation for an overall holistic, calming but also re-invigorating experience.

Barbara, Australia.

The quality of yoga instruction was wonderful. Iyan and Wayan are excellent instructors with endless patience for us all especially myself who is unable to do certain poses. No pressure, just patience. My yoga has improved out of sight just within one week. The spa treatments were a spiritual experience especially the sublime facial and hand massage, which made my hands look 10 years younger! The rituals were lovely. I loved the temple purification ceremony and took it very seriously. Hinduism is no stranger to me and is very close to my heart. I stayed in the teacher's room, which I loved. It is close to reception and the kitchen, which did not worry me as I rise and sleep early. The room is gorgeous and has a fabulous outside shower and a bigger bath and an excellent view of the pool. I spent a very happy morning watching some men pull down some coconuts, no doubt for the next retreat to enjoy and so they don't fall on anyone's head! Activities were good fun. I loved the bike ride (despite falling behind in the hills). But the scenery was great fun and riding through a country allows one to see it in a way that driving does not allow. Plus I saw heaps of chickens! You should be proud of your staffs. There is a talent in being able to serve and make it seem like you want to. They are such lovely people! The ladies in the dining hall, the spa, the men in dining hall and reception are all so warm, welcoming and nurturing. I could've stayed forever.

Rachel, Australia.

As a professional travel writer, I am fortunate to see the very best the world has to offer. This past week I took a holiday and treated myself this yoga retreat in Ubud and I was blown away by every aspect of the retreat experience. Every little detail has been thought of and the professionalism of staff and all quality of experiences is incredible. I am leaving replenished, refreshed and ready to face the world again. Namaste!

Christine, Australia.

It was too late at night when I arrived on the retreat, after a 24 hours flight. It was too dark and I was tired to look around at all of the students as I stepped to my room and my veranda. I was amused. I just felt blessed for being here. It is such a peaceful place. From the view, to the sounds around you, the people, the yoga, the spa, the food, the trips and walks around Ubud were all marvelous. This place was made of love and you can feel that energy everywhere. The staff was great. They could even remember my name. I am grateful for being here, for meeting Iyan and Wayan (both are really cheerful and positive) with grateful and love.

Elli, Cyprus.

An amazing experience on so many levels! I was challenged to the positive growth of body, mind and spirit. Every aspect of the retreat was thought out in great detail. From individual programs and personalized booklet containing beautiful papering at the back to write on to impeccable safety on the bike ride, to little scrolls tied with ribbon for menus on silence day. Everything touched was noticed, appreciated as a valuable part of the journey. None of it would have been possible without such caring, warm-hearted staff who also shared a little of themselves as well. Thank you for an amazing journey.

Melissa, Australia.

As with most trips, the exact experience depends on the person and what he /she makes of it. However, at Kumara and with the retreat, the environment and conditions are there to enable "Escaping The World". The practice was interesting and challenging and the encouragement to seek spiritual fulfillment is nice. Overall experience is enhanced by the thoughtfulness of staff. Thank you!

Jeannie, Canada.

A treat of a retreat! A complete package with every detail lovingly taken care off. Holistically, there is a special aura in the air that greets you on arrival, whether it is walking in the front gate or your driver meeting you at the airport. This feeling stays with you through your yoga practice, dinning with your fellow practitioners, during your relaxing treatments and on your excursions. You are allowed to take this special feeling home with you to share with others. Keep smiling the love.

Anthony, Ireland.

I will be forever grateful to Kumara, Iyan, Wayan and all of the beautiful staff who have created such a special place to escape the world. Beautiful rooms, amazing views, lush green surroundings, deeply relaxing spa treatments and life affirming spiritual experiences are what awaits me during my time here. What more could I have possibly asked for on a trip to Bali to heal my heart and deepen my soul? Like-minded travellers from all over the world made this already amazing experience and incredibly newfound friends who will remain in my heart forever. Kumara, I will be back and hopefully sooner rather than later!

Lauren, Australia

The whole experience exceeded my expectations. From the pick up until check out, every single staff member was extremely warm, friendly and professional. The responsiveness and timelines were amazing. I've never felt more welcome in a "hotel" than here. Also a very special mention about Claude, Iyan, and Wayan. Claude for his warm welcoming and informative introduction. Iyan and Wayan for being perfect teacher team. The retreat was a very enlightening and spiritual experience with valuable life lessons given. Iyan and Wayan are both spiritual, calm, inspiring and yet both have a great sense of humor. The retreat was very complete, a right balance of relaxing and intensity. I've learned so much more about Bali, yoga and meditation and hours to let go and live in the now. A big thank you to the whole team (reception, dinning hall, spa therapist, housekeeping, driver etc.). Excellent spa treatments by the way! I'd love to treat myself to this once a year. No more room to write, but I could go on and on...P.S. beautiful rooms and surroundings.

Marisca,The Netherlands.

It was a very good experience and I feel like it balanced me more because of the personal help and information given. I really felt like myself this week. The spa treatment is amazingly good and is well fitted within the retreat. It was what I needed to clear my body and mind. We had a great group of people in the retreat and did some really nice traditional Balinese things, like the purification in the temple. It was a very special experience. The other activities were really fun and good too. I like to be active, so it was well arranged. The service from this retreat is really good, really friendly and feels like a home. The yoga is heavy but really good; teacher is great and can make you see that you can do more than you think.

Margot, Netherlands.

ONEWORLD retreats has thought of everything from start to finish. Our transport was early to pick us up and waited patiently for us to be ready. Check in was seamless and we were quickly taken to our outstanding room. The perfect view is complimented by the setup of the room and balcony with the best day bed I have ever known. It's the small touches here that count. Equipped writing desks with daily quotes set in a frame on top and natural soaps in the bathroom set Kumara apart from other resorts. The schedule of activities was just perfect enough. The spa treatments are exceptional. Each therapist was incredibly professional and good at massage. I would have booked extra treatments had I had time to stay longer like everything else the menu is well thought out and therefore tasty and nutritious. So really what I am trying to say is from the moment I hear the wakeup bell in the morning until I rest into the comfortable bed in the evening, I have found no fault with my stay at ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara Ubud.

Carli, Australia.

Simply amazing, above expectations I'm coming again.

Alaa, Bahrain.

Fantastic, the retreat surpassed my expectations. The service was outstanding with friendly yet professional staff. The quality of the spa is superb. The idyllic setting is excellent for yoga. relaxed, serene, peaceful and well organized - an excellent retreat.

Leigh Ann, Australia.

Escape the world yoga retreat is just a magic dream. It's a truly perfect, high level mix of yoga, spa, meditation and amazing activities. It makes you really enjoy the "NOW" Namaste


Maria, Italy.

A perfect place and a perfect program to escape from the on tide, real world for a while, great food, wonderful people servicing every need with a gorgeous smile and the breathtaking surrounding are a reason to came back!

Martina, Germany

This is truly an escape to paradise. The whole team treats you like royalty and can't do enough for you. This is not just a yoga retreat it is a journey, a personal journey that has a beginning, middle & end. Each step at the way reveals more of you to yourself. I would recommend this journey to anyone and everyone.

Ketherine, Australia.

As a complete beginner to yoga I was worried I would not be able to keep up but Iyan is such a great teacher (and Wayan!) and actually this retreat is great as an introduction to yoga as the setting is so inspirational + energy + support of the group helped hugely. This retreat was total escapism. But also gave time to think + reflect on how to tackle life + incorporate some Balinese joy in life at home. Thank you!!

Amy, UK

An amazing way to experience yoga, food, spirituality. A true journey of discovery everyone should experience at last once in their life.

Suzanne, Australia

The bike ride was my favorite activity. I enjoyed seeing daily life pass by on the road up close face to face with everyone. The children everyone say "hello" as you ride by and "smile”. Room 9 has a beautiful view of the ricefield, amazing shower and king size bed,lovely deck chairs. Wayan and Iyan made every yoga session fun - informative and best of all safe and challenging for my body. Thank you.

Cheryl, Australia

Life changing retreat! I loved every bit of it! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. You touched my heart and I will keep you there.

Annemarie, Netherlands

As a beginner in yoga, I found that although the yoga was reasonably intense that there was no pressure to push myself beyond my limits, while at the same time there was good encouragement to go that bit further. This is a delicate business and I think it was handled very well. There was no sense of competitive or "show off" poses.

Kevin, Australia

My stay was truly magical! The room was wonderful and I loved having the outside shower and bath. The yoga and meditation was just what I needed. The activities throughout the stay were very enjoyable and all the little details made such a wonderful week even more special. The beauty of the surroundings, people and everything in between made my stay enchanting, and I very much hope to return again one day.

Alexandra, Australia

The Retreat exceeded our expectations in pretty much every way. What a wonderful holistic experience! We were particularly pleasantly surprised by the wonderful cultural experiences, and the way the retreat offered so much more than just yoga and spa treatment. Having said that, the yoga and spa treatment were sensational!!

Ingrid, Australia

Magical experience, shared with like-minded people, gentle, fun. The most wonderful experience staff, food, yoga, and activities superb. Serene and spiritual. I wish I could stay longer. Thank you to all the kind and fabulous team at Kumara.

Anne, Australia

ONEWORLD retreats provided for an exceptional week of physical and spiritual experiences. The management and staff made this yoga retreat a source of lasting memories with their friendliness, dedication and attention to detail. Wishes and needs were fulfilled before even raised.

Sven, Germany

Fantastic retreat! Fantastic experience! Every imaginable detail was quietly handled so that our retreat experience flowed seamlessly. We are grateful to all the Balinese " angels " who graciously served us. Thank you so very, very much!!

Brian, Canada

ONEWORLD retreats have achieved a wonderful blend at culture, relaxation and yoga practice. Iyan and Wayan provide well-structured classes and thoughtfully consider every students individual needs. The Kumara staffs were attentive, accommodating and thoughtful, surprising us with a bouquet of flowers and a handwritten scroll on the day of our wedding anniversary. Nothing was ever to0 difficult for the staff. Their professionalism and performance underpinned the wonderful and relaxing environment that has been created at Kumara.

Andrew, Australia

Escape the world completely exceeded my expectation. I was able to switch off from the busy world outside and focus on nourishing my mind, body + spirit. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire team of staff at Kumara who were so very kind & accommodating through the heart. Thanks especially to the catering staff who were so accommodating of my dietary requirements. The staff tailored each treatment to accommodate my pregnancy, and to Iyan + Wayan for challenging me but also looking after me + my baby in each and every yoga class. I will recommend Kumara to everyone I know I am already looking forward to returning myself. Namaste! Thank you so much for a wonderful week.

Louise, Australia

I got more out of six days here than I ever knew was possible. The teachers, the staff, and the new friends - it was all so beautiful. This retreat was spiritual, powerful and consistently laughed harder with new friends and Wayan & Iyan that I have in a long time. The people - the place - Bali and Kumara really are heaven on earth. This experience is life changing amazing!

Christine, USA

It was like “heaven on earth." Our teachers was informative and with care. They helped me go deeper into my poses. I felt truly blessed at the holy springs. The Ayurveda treatment was amazing and the therapists showed great respect for me. The closing ceremony was certainty a healing in itself. Wow!

Trish, Australia

I had no idea I would enjoy the rituals, the purification, the day of silence and the closing ceremony so much. It was a memorable and beautiful experience in a very safe environment. Perfect if you're travelling alone or with friends (you will make some new friends during the week) and book an extra day before or after the retreat. Indulge!

Annemarieke, Netherlands

I loved being woken up by bells outside my room, it was a refreshing way to wake up & remember where you were & smiled. Wednesday would have to be my top day, sunrise yoga at the volcano and a day hill bike trip passing through villages! The silence day was an eye opener, I felt last at the beginning no phone, no music, no reading I freaked until I realized that life does exist outside of technology, so I spent the day writing, painting, drawing and walking. It completely refreshes my mind, body and spirit, especially after the "Chakra Dhara" massage. I felt I could float away into peacefulness.

Sharni, Australia

The retreat opened a door to yoga, meditation and my Self. I came here looking for a way to step back and find myself again. I did - with every spa treatments meditation and rituals during this week, OWR presented not only an inspiring program which gave great insight to the Balinese culture, but also made this special by th people that run, support, manage and live this place. I have never met so many smiling & friendly faces in one week. Bless the staff and the teachers who living this place to life and give it a heart open place. Big thanks to Wayan and Iyan who showed us, the inspiration, and side of yoga again - won't stop now!

Bettina, Germany

What an amazing experience. How two gentle men can lead a class to such challenging movements in mind blowing. Every single person challenged themselves emotionally and physically. Iyan in his lovely sing songs whiles suggest " and now we eill put our legs up the wall and our bottom here & our hand sthere" and the group all think" on yes that sounds wonderful " and all do it"!! The walk, the bike ride, the temple and the sunrise yoga are something I never would have done as a lone traveller. Thank you for the experience.

Delia, Australia

Escape the world was an incredible experience. Everything was so well organized and there was a perfect balance between yoga/ meditation/activities/ treatments at the spa and eating amazing food. As someone who practices yoga daily, I found the classes still gave me enough challenges and appreciated the gentle adjustments from Wayan and Iyan. The staff was all lovely and made my stay very relaxing. Thank you.

Sarah, Australia

Escape The World - that says it all when you cross the gorgeous threshold of Kumara Sakti. Everything from comfortable beds and beautiful soaps, all the way to the dining room, where you can relax and enjoy your incredible meal with complete trust that your meals are prepared with love & wellbeing in mind. As a trained Pancha KarmaTherapist myself, I can testify the treatment to be of the highest quality. What’s even better is when the therapist obviously loves and enjoys her work. And the yoga - well it's a yoga retreat so of course every session was nothing less than pure magic! Namaste.

Bryony, Australia

The astonishing good luck of choosing "Escape The World" is beyond measure. The attention to detail has been more than I could imagine. The informative and challenging yoga and meditation led by Iyan was suitable for experienced & inexperienced alike. The activities both physical & cultural rounded out this total experience. High quality gourmet food catered easily to all dietary needs. A treasure and memorable time which will be remembered with fondness.

Beryl, New Zealand

Immerse yourself in Bali was a delight to the sense, a sanctuary for peacefulness and reflection, and a classroom for exploring yoga and the depths of Balinese tradition, ritual, and lifestyle. An amazing experience!!

Clare, Australia

My first taste of Bali! What a wonderful way to begin. An insight into every special part of the world. Opening my eyes to another way of feeling, thinking and being. A VERY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE. You would want everyone to experience as you would like to share such a journey!

Debbie, UK

It's an overall great, great experience. Great yoga great teachers, wonderful accommodation, very nice and varied activities that let the guests see the real Bali, and last but not least, the best service and the best spa I've ever experienced!

Marjolein, The Netherlands

Such a wonderful experience! Wayan and the team are so warm and welcoming every session and activity was to my pace and needs. Cooking class and the bike ride were so much fun and a great experience to share with local families and new friends. It’s also perfect for solo female travelers. I have been challenged, pampered and have enjoyed every meals. I could do it again tomorrow! Thank you!

Michelle, Australia

This was my first time in Indonesia and my first retreat. From the moment I arrived I felt amazing, like I come back home after a long journey. Spiritual part of the retreat (going down into the water, praying, and Balinese offering) was beyond my expectation. I think I found myself again and am ready to start a new life. Wayan and Iyan are amazing. I enjoyed my conversation with Iyan throughout the retreat, I enjoyed Wayan's warming smile. And I loved the day of silence, Iyan's laughing and the bell.

Maria, Russia

It has been my third time that I did this retreat, and again it was a truly wonderful experience. The staff was extremely friendly like always. The yoga with Iyan was still amazing and I liked to discover the fantastic teaching skills of Wayan. Spa was top! The activities fun and the food.... well what can I say, just superb. After three time the magic opened again. How is that possible?

Sarah, Belgium

Escape the world yoga retreat. I came to do this retreat with my husband, for us to have a connection with yoga/ meditation together. To experience this as a couple was truly amazing. Everyday had something new to offer from the different yoga/ meditation classes, to the rituals, to the amazing food. We not only found a deeper connection within ourselves & each other. We also made a true connection/ friendship within the group. Thank you Iyan & Wayan for this experience & everything you have taught me.

Aleisha, Australia

This retreat was an uplifting experience. I came primarily for the yoga + the other activities & these did not disappoint. Wayan is an amazing practitioner + his yoga practice is very well considered & delivered. Of the other activities, they all were very special but I enforced & appreciated the closing (letting go) ceremony the most. The accommodation was very comfortable; the view from the room is very special. Natalie was an amazing host - very warm & knowledgeable. Thank you.

Susan, Australia

ONEWORLD retreats Kumara has the most powerful energy of nature that just puts you in the right state of mind, an environment to allow yourself to see within you to discover and hear the real you. The wonderful nature that surrounds the location and the gentle attentive of the staff of ONEWORLD makes for an extraordinary experience that no one should miss. Everyone needs to experience this at least once in their life.

Cheryl, Singapore

Kumara has exceeded my expectations for both the yoga sessions and the activities. There is a good balance of activities and never a boring moment. I enjoyed the day of silence as it really makes me reflect. The food and place were awesome too! It is a retreat that I would highly recommend!

Kheng, Singapore

It was a unique experience. For me, there would not have been a better way to get to know Bali. The retreat program is very well designed, everyday was different. The early morning Yoga at Mt. Batur followed by a cycling tour was the highlight for me. It requires certain physical to do all things and I am glad that I could come here before I get too old!!!

Misa, Japan

This retreat let me reconnect with myself. I enjoyed every second of it and the experience definitely over exceeded my expectations. I was amazed by the positive energy, kindness of staff and the perfect service. Yoga and complimentary activities are arranged to be a journey with ourselves and fit in naturally. Thanks to the staff and to the beautiful people I met!

Frederica, Italy

To me, “Escape the World” retreat was about discovering this amazing world created by Iyan, Wayan, Claude and all the other people working at Kumara Sakti and creating new happy memories. I enjoyed every minute of my time here. From inspiring yoga sessions and fantastic spa treatments to activities. I will treasure the memories of this week forever and I am sure I will be back someday. Thank you so much for this amazing experience!

Nora, Netherlands

I find it difficult to put into words what “Escape the World” offers. The accommodation is superb, each room has its own unique qualities; I wish I could take mine home with me! The yoga is gentle enough for beginners and challenging enough for those with experiences. I enjoyed learning about Bali especially taking part in the Balinese rituals; those memories will hold a special place in my heart forever. I truly felt my spiritual soul lifted while taking part in the purification ceremony and I felt lighter and emotionally free after the letting go ceremony. What a wonderful way to end the retreat; combining all of these with spa treatments! Truly felt like I’ve been in heaven. Thank you, Kumara, you did not disappoint me!!

Cindy, Australia

Everything was amazing, so well balanced. It was great and I felt so connected having Iyan and Claude joining us for meals and activities. Accommodation was extremely clean to very high standards. I have been in hospitality managements; your retreat is one of them! Met all my expectations if not went higher. Met a great group of new friends! Location was perfect and food was healthy and tasty. All activities were well organized and very professional. Spa treatments were the best I’ve experienced especially the 2.5 Ayurvedic massage – truly heaven! Wayan and Iyan were amazing, caring people. Would love to come back! Thank you for allowing me to experience this retreat. Also, I must add; I am a beginner at yoga yet felt confident and comfortable around others of all different levels. Wayan and Iyan were excellent and with slight adjustment they teach the correct positioning – amazing!

Gabriella, Australia

I cannot express enough my gratitude to Wayan, Claude and Iyan, as well as the rest of the team at Kumara for the most beautiful experience; the stillness of the morning yoga sessions; the smiles and friendly faces of Kumara staff; the lush, tranquil, surroundings and the sensational spa treatments helped my soul find peace. The morning yoga session at the volcano and the cycling back through the beautiful Balinese villages were my highlight. All the activities and surroundings were carefully thought out to promote mindfulness and self exploration. The service was exceptional and the staff’s hospitality was unbelievable. I will never forget my experiences here and hope to carry what I’ve learned about myself and go deeper into my yoga and meditation practice. I am excited to tell others so that they can have this experience. Thank you!

Leigh, South Africa

No words to describe it. All were beautiful. Terima kasih banyak to all staff! I leave feeling happy!

Barbara, Netherlands

Perfect holiday to reconnect with myself. Yoga and meditation were challenging yet peaceful and restorative. Loved the Silence Day; first time in 20 years that I painted. Enjoyed the serenity and creativity the silence allowed. The spa treatments were bliss. The flower bath was a heavenly experience. Could have spent all day in the flower bath! I have been practicing yoga for 10 years and never used a chair. I thought this technique was fantastic. Having the second instructor to adjust was excellent too. Little adjustments can make a huge impact on the pose. Amazing holiday and hope I will return in the future.

Messina, Australia

The “Escape the World” retreat exceeded my expectations. I only started practicing yoga one month before. The retreat; I was a little nervous that I would not be able to keep up in the classes that were completely appropriate for people with all levels of experiences yet Iyan did a great job of offering modifications for beginners. The beautiful surroundings, relaxing spa treatments and delicious food only added to the wonderful experience. I would highly recommend the retreat to anyone. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Dana, USA

This retreat was more than meeting my expectations! The yoga was challenging and modifications could be made for those who were less flexible and strong (such as the use of chairs, blocks, and straps). The spa treatments were glorious! It was fascinating to join rituals that were wonderful. The view from the balcony to the jungle was so peaceful. The food was outstanding! All in all, a great experience and one which I would highly recommend to others!

Ann, USA

Awesome escape out of my daily life! Great food that I will miss when I’m back in Singapore. Great job! Thank you everyone who make my stay so awesome!

Jason, Singapore

I didn’t much escape the world. I just lived in the extremely happy, wise, and beautiful one for the perfect six days. Truly eternally grateful!

Jim, UK

My stay was a gift for my 50th birthday. I had never done yoga before but I consider myself fairly fit. I attended all the classes and was amazed how much I could do in a short time. Iyan and Wayan were wonderful people; they were so helpful and caring. The accommodation was beautiful. I would lie in bed overlooking the rice paddies and the jungle. The food was amazing and they catered for me a gluten free diet. Very sweet! Tea, coffee and water were supplied in the dining room at all times as well. Will definitely be back.

Carol, Australia

This retreat has given me so much inspiration to go home and deepen my spiritual practice and my yoga practice as well as. Renewing my passion for eating healthy, nourishing food. Everything at the retreat—from the yoga, the food, activities to the staff was perfectly planned out. I loved the little touches as the staff remembering our names, leaving incenses for us to take home on our last night. Nothing was too much for the staff. Really felt like a home away from home.

Megan, Australia

This is a beautiful experience – tranquil, picturesque setting, courteous, well trained staff to assist. The activities are well planned with the intention to provide experiences of Balinese culture, a way different from Kuta experience. Hopefully the beauty of Ubud can be preserved. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

Bev, Australia

I had a wonderful, relaxing, and meaningful time on the Escape the World retreat. The yoga was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. They were always checking in to see if I needed anything. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The entire retreat center was a beautiful place full of greenery and creativities. I will definitely recommend this retreat to my friends.

Joanna, USA

Pure bliss! This week, I have given myself a gift in terms of health, mental space and spiritual awareness. The food has been amazing and healthy. Yoga has been challenging, rewarding and has taught me more about my body. Meditation has been deep. The location is serene. The accommodation is A-grade. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this place enough. Give yourself the same gift and visit!

Mahdi, Australia

The natural beauty of the surroundings and the wonderful people at this retreat created the perfect environment for total relaxation and reconnecting with your soul. Although I had never done yoga before and have some fairly serious health issues that limit by mobility, Iyan and Wayan adopted the yoga for me so that I could still participate and improve my flexibility. I loved the whole experience and look forward to returning again in the next 6 or 12 months, when my yoga skills have improved and I can learn more skills and movement.

Denise, Australia

The accommodation is wonderful and what makes the retreat, for me, was the staff. They were always smiling, so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. From the minutes I was greeted by my driver at the airport until my last day, the service of the staff was amazing! I am going home, very relaxed and well nourished, both physically and mentally.

Jacqueline, Australia

It was really a fantastic experience; the atmosphere was just right and the staff were extremely attentive to details. As for the meals, they totally dispelled any ideas that vegetarian meals have to be dull and boring. I'm looking forward to trying some of those recipes at home. The Silent Day lunch salad was particularly creative, striking and delicious as were all the meals! I came away with new insights into old questions after listening to Iyan and sharing conversations with him. Thanks to Wayan and all the staff who helped to make these wonderful 6 days!

Robert, Canada

I came here with no expectations, I believed that I was coming for a week of yoga and relaxation but what I got was so much more. This week really has helped me to “escape the world”. The setting itself is so beautifully peaceful, the staff were so accommodating and the room was so comfortable that it was easy to just let go for worries that I had brought with me. The yoga helped me to develop my practice beyond my expectations and I will go away with a renewed passion for yoga and meditation. There is no doubt that I will continue to practice both in my everyday life. The food was amazing, the activities and rituals gave an insight into Balinese culture and helped me to discover the true me. This week really has been something special. It is somewhere that you have to experience to understand just how special it is. My greatest thanks to the whole team and especially Iyan who made my time have run smoothly. I hope to be back one day.

Caroline, UK

I enjoyed the retreat as it was a good combination of yoga, spa/relaxation and a local immersion. The cultural activities were a nice touch and especially since they are led by locals. It's a comprehensive and well thought out program. The retreat leaders and everyone at the resort were great in helping us feel comfortable and get what we need - couldn't really ask more. It was also great having a diverse mix of participants, I actually learned a lot from the others as well. All in all, a very good retreat, I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Cordelia, Hong Kong

The staff of Kumara are all superb, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The spa treatments are carried out by well trained, professional therapists. The same goes for the yoga/meditation instructors; Iyan and Wayan. Meals are all delicious; healthy, varied, and beautifully presented.

David, Canada

This place is exceptional. A complete experience of second to none accommodation, food, ambience and yoga. As a serious yogi, I am always obvious when I read of packages that cater for all levels but the classes really were perfect for new comers and those like myself looking to be challenged. The resort itself exceeded all of my expectations-supremely beautiful. The staffs go beyond great service; I am grateful to have met many of the wonderful people of Kumara Sakti team and owe a great deal of gratitude to Iyan and Wayan for six days of learning. It is obvious why many people return-as will I!

Nadia, Australia

An experience I will never forget. Special thanks to Wayan for being such a caring and warm person.

Sini, Finland

I went to the yoga retreat unsure what to expect. I am a yoga novice. The retreat not only gave me an excellent yoga introduction but it also combined food and activities to complement the exercise. Excellent yoga instructor, catered for all levels, wonderful retreat staff. Superb retreat settings. Interesting company -the other participants come from all over the world. It was hard to judge time. So restorative.

Anna, Australia

A perfect way to rest, recharge and "escape the world"-even for yoga beginners.

Jacqueline, Australia

You arrive with a sense of busy-ness and a hope for challenge and rejuvenation on arrival. The beauty and tranquility of the surroundings let you be calm and still. Goodness and positivity pervade you, restoring balance though mindful yoga practice. Anxiety dissipates and affirmations installed to give strength and allow life to change.

Christine, New Zealand

Great! Thanks! This is what I needed.

Lana, Australia

Thank you so much to Iyan, Wayan and all the staff. I had a wonderful time. I'm very happy with what I learned from the yoga class. At day one, I doubted how much I could do due to the back problem that I have. Five days later, I can do most of the poses as my back and shoulder pain has gone! The spa here is one of the best that I've ever had. The cultural experience is so special. The purification ritual on New Year's eve was the best way to start the year with. Again, thank you so much for this special experience!

Bowie, Singapore

The escape the world yoga retreat allowed people to go at their own pace and experience, in whatever way they wanted to. I enjoyed the extra classes before and after the retreat with Wayan. The retreat leaders and all staff helped to create an environment where all guests could feel safe and the ability to share and release/let go with a calm and supportive group. Wayan and Iyan combined well and I enjoyed the adjustment to ensure correct poses. There was no pressure to do things, but encouragement to take on what you can and use you mind to help you achieve balance. I was able to overcome a chronic back, neck and recent shoulder injury at the retreat. I enjoyed the cultural exercise very much, including the Journeys, where I went to some beautiful remote places and saw some lovely things in North Bali. I will definitely come again, anything is possible.

Fiona, Australia

I was initially a bit sceptical about what I would take away from the retreat since I had never been on a yoga retreat before. In addition, my level of flexibility for doing yoga was quite limited. During the 5 days we spent on the retreat, there was not one thing that was not planned well. From the physical purification to the body revival to experiencing the local culture-everything was perfect. The staff at the retreat are special. They really treat you as a king/queen. I am leaving the retreat both physically and mentally refreshed and looking forward to the next retreat.

Mandeep, Singapore

I wanted this retreat mostly to help my mom learn tools to help her relax. For anyone who is a busy and stressed in his other daily life, this is the perfect prescription. Wayan and Iyan and the rest of the team were incredible. They provided an amazing atmosphere and amazing service. As for the spa, my herbal massage was great! The food was healthy, diverse and delicious. I don't know what else to say! It was a damn good vacation!

Emily, USA

The retreat went beyond my expectations. Somehow I managed to have time to do nothing and time to have inner reflection-while participating in daily yoga sessions. Many spa treatments and many aspects of the retreat I would not have had accessed to on my own. I know it will change my life for the better.

Karen, USA

Wonderful experience! I was surprised that this retreat was so different to the raw food retreat which I had attended. Both were excellent and this one exceeded my expectations. I will be back for more. Love meeting others from so many countries. Thank you Iyan and Wayan.

Marian, Australia

It was a wonderful way to start the new year. The retreat provides you with the time, space and atmosphere to reflect on the past, plan for the future and appreciate your mind, body, mind and soul in the present. The cultural activities allow you to the deepest of your own personal spiritual experience while learning about beautiful Balinese tradition at the same time. It was also great sharing this experience with so many lovely people from all over the world.

Sasha, Australia

This experience has been a real treat for me, to be looked after so professionally and given the time to relax and challenge myself too. The 2.5 hour massage treatment was amazing, the yoga was enlightening and the activities were fun and interesting. The staff were excellent and made everyone feel important and cared for as individuals.

Judy, Australia

The combination of physical and mental focus provides a great opportunity to be self-reflective. This truly a retreat that allows you to take care and restore yourself and have exposure to the true Balinese culture!

Helena, Australia

Again "Escape the World" was an overwhelming experience for me. Besides having a wonderful time for self-reflection and deepest insight, I felt pampered and looked after. I am still touched by the "meditation instructions", which poured directly from Iyan's heart! Thank you, dear. Tasting the New Year's Eve with a Silent Day was IT!

Birgit, Germany

Amazing attention to details with food, accommodation and service. Some fascinating and sensitive introduction to Balinese culture and history. Best massage I've had in a long time. A thorough rejuvenation.

Claire, UK

Amazing-everything I expected and more a great breakaway for the busyness and more importantly the mind. I now really understand yoga and its healing benefits for the body and mind. Service was exceptional and always met with the smiles. All staff made the experience more special and made me feel special. Great teaching about Bali; the people, the culture, the rituals. Fabulous!

Kylie, Australia

I have had an amazing experience during the "Escape the World Retreat". It is exactly what I needed in terms of the wonderful combination of yoga, healthy food, cultural experiences and meeting with new people. All staff are lovely, friendly and very graceful. I am impressed as to how well organized the week is. Everything fits together so well. In addition to the yoga, I thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride, the spa treatments included as part of the package, walking through some of the villages, and learning about the Balinese way of life. Thank you so much for such a relaxing and unforgettable experience.

NN, -

This was my first yoga retreat. As an advanced beginner in yoga, I've found that the yoga sessions helped push my practice to the next level. Iyan and Wayan were wonderful and patient, offering encouragement and help where needed. The spa treatments were amazing! It was also great to get an insight into Balinese religion and culture though the rituals where we were able to participate in. The food and accommodation were both outstanding. The resort staff were friendly, accommodating and ready to help. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone who needs to relax, recharge, or just wants to do heaps at Yoga!

Natalie, New Zealand

The Chakra Dhara massage is a truly wonderful experience. It is the best 2.5 hours treatment that you can have! Kumara sakti is set in a beautiful jungle/rice paddy that gives you a resting, relaxing, contemplating and renewing ambience.

Prue, Australia

All I can say is; you guys have done a fantastic job with this retreat! My experience has been terrific each day with the program. Glad I got alone to refine my yoga practice. More importantly, this retreat gives me a perfect environment to relax, reflect, refresh and recharge myself before setting out for my next goal and destination in life. Definitely will recommend it to my friends who need a break to meditate their hearts, rest their bodies, clean their mind or just escape the world for a few days.

Peng, USA

Amazing! Simply Amazing!

Nicholas, Australia

This was a wonderful escape from my usual hectic world and was exactly what I needed.

Jan, USA

Iyan, Wayan, Claude and the staff were absolutely exceptional and beyond expectations. Coming into this experience I did not know what to expect but the outcome was tremendous. Loved the mix of Balinese tradition with the purification ritual ceremonies, rice walks, offering creation and fire burning. We did things you'd never be exposed to as a tourist on our own. The sunrise volcano was a highlight and also the village bike tour! The yoga was powerful, basic and was allowed for introspection. The silent day and meditation time were powerful personal experiences. The spa treatments, especially the Ayurvedic massage, was world renowned. The staff; beyond pleasant and always with a smile. Truly a blessed time and feel wonderfully recharged!

Katy, USA

Wonderful experience! Gained confidence in my yoga practice, learned more about meditation, so nice to relax and have no worries, just being with friends, new and old ones. Spa services were of a high quality, every treatment was great! I enjoyed learning about Balinese culture and history and more of yoga and meditation! The whole retreat was such a positive experience.

Loralie, USA

Amazing experience! Iyan and Wayan are excellent instructors and the entire retreat is the perfect package; beginner instruction and tips to enhance your yoga practice while experiencing the beauty of Bali. Food was wonderful!

Christa, USA/Japan

The retreat is actually named from the moment we arrived; we felt relaxed and that we were in a different world. It was more than we had hoped for and we will never forget the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff and wonderful yoga program which catered to all abilities. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Kaela and Nikita, Australia

The experience was outstanding! I didn't knew what to expect, this is my first yoga/spiritual retreat. I haven't been doing yoga regularly and I don't study the spiritual world, however, with this, I never felt out of the place or lacking in ability. Iyan and Wayan made me feel welcomed and comfortable. Your lack of an advanced knowledge for yoga will be embraced and nurtured. The classes were all catered to everyone with poses and alternate poses shown. The schedule was evenly distributed between activities and free time. There was plenty of relaxation time for yourself and the spa. I leave the retreat very happy and relaxed. I recommend this retreat to everyone. Enjoy!!

Kerry, USA

When you want to know something more of what you are, of what the body loves to live, go to Bali with ONEWORLD retreats! Although you have read many books, this is not the same as it will become the REAL KNOWING from your own experience. It is a week of hard-working, so that you can dive, dive, and find your ONENESS!

Riet, the Netherlands

A nourishing treat, which truly escaped the world! Time for physical and mental well-being enhanced by beautiful surroundings, people and food! Awesome! Thanks to everyone who played a part in a truly memorable time for our family. You will all be friendly remembered.

Rossie, Australia

As a person who has done very little yoga, I felt very comfortable in the yoga classes and meditation sessions and I felt I had improved by the end of the retreat. The spa sessions were so relaxing and the beautiful rituals and cultural aspects of the retreat were truly wonderful. The accommodation and environment were very beautiful and the whole place was extremely relaxing in short. I really enjoyed my time at the retreat and my only wish is it was longer.

Georgie, Australia

Attending the cleansing ritual really opened up something inside me; an ability to feel the energy of that special place!

Simon, Australia

As someone who finds it hard to show themselves love, this week has been a blessing! Everything about the retreat softly allows you to care more and more for yourself with no guilt. No judgment or pressure on anything you do. This week allowed me to remember how to enjoy living every moment because life is beautiful and light. The staffs were amazing, wonderful people who were a joy to be around. With such a wide range of activities, the joy and peace gained from everything gave a great sense of personal pleasure and gratitude.

Micaelle, New Zealand

I've escaped the world only to reconnect with it. I am relaxed, more centered and feel ready to reenter the world with new knowledge and skills. The staff and facilities were so thoughtful and accommodating. My well being was taken care of in every respect that I could truly go within and work on me.

Andrea, Canada

The resort is an oasis. The verdant setting perfectly balances the yoga activity.

Jonathan, England

Fantastic experience, great yoga, outstanding accommodation, spa, interesting activities. Food to die for!

Linda, Australia

This retreat goes well beyond the physicality of yoga most of us know and practice in our lives. This retreat is about reawakening the soul. The focus on meditation and spirituality on the aspects of yoga, most of us don't dive deep into-because they are the most challenging, as they force us to go within. Our gurus gently guided us through the experience of meditating and reaching within. Also, the rituals, bike rides and walks, all exposed us to what Bali is as a place, and brought us closer to its beautiful people and understanding the soul of this island. This week has been an education and an experience well beyond just yoga education and an experience well beyond just yoga. A safe and sacred environment was created where strangers from all over the world were able to come together and six days later leave as friends. That shared deeper and more meaningful experiences than most us shared with close friends back home.

Mazen, USA

As a young man coming from a busy lifestyle, at a retreat like this, I had a few reservation as to whether I would find what I was after; how wrong I was!! These six days have truly opened my eyes, mind and heart. I came here following with only one year yoga experience and felt at home from the first moment. Iyan, Claude and the Team have created a magical place and it is wonderful to know there is a place in the world I can come back to, know I will be welcomed and at peace. From Iyan and Wayan's outstanding guidance, to the generosity of everything at the resort (not to mention the fantastic activities) this experience is something I will draw from everyday for the rest of my life. Without a doubt, I will be back.

Tom, UK

Iyan, Wayan and Claude, the whole experience of this week has helped me rediscover my inner smile. I couldn't have expected this as it has been hiding for so long! I can't thank you enough for this. Everything seemed to be timed and balanced beautifully; from activity to stillness to group to joy to challenge. In the place I live, everyone has a second name... mine is "princess"! (Yes, there's a funny story about this!). This place has made me really feel like a princess. Thank you all and Kumara Sakti and Bali. Terima kasih.

Fiona, Australia

Enjoyment for the senses and wellbeing.

Veronique, Australia

Just what I needed now! So nurturing, pampering and good hospitality. Thank you.

April, USA

My second time at "Escape the World" yoga retreat and it definitely will not be my last. The personalized attention to valued guests is wonderful. The content of the retreat; from the yoga classes, to excursions and cultural activities, is so well thought out. The food is absolutely divine. Kumara is a beautiful and serene place to stay and I love the view from my balcony. The BEST part of my stay was the friendship formed with other guests and staffs at Kumara. I cannot say highly enough of the wonderful people at Kumara. Claude, Iyan, Wayan, you guys are the best! Oh, and how can I forget the spa treatments?! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Thank you all so much!

Marie, Australia

Yoga is well balanced for all levels, the staffs and food are amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend this retreat to anyone! Thank you!

Emma, UK

I could not improve this retreat. Thank you so much for accommodating us at as such late notice. This was so generous of you! Iyan and Wayan; you're the best!

Chris, UK

A complete immersion into myself that gave me tools to help me to stay calm and peaceful in my real life. An amazing way to take time for me only.

Karine, Canada

Escape the World retreat exceeded my expectations! Everything from the challenges, meditation and yoga sessions, to the healthy food, to the indulgent spa treatments, to the activities-all pushed my senses to a higher level. The staffs created a very safe and nurturing environment for self-exploration and self healing. I was grateful for the strong sense of community; among my fellow retreat participants, leader, staffs, and the Balinese people. I leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Balinese culture, which contributed to my deeper spiritual awakening.

Fiona, USA

It is hard task to summarize this retreat because, for me at least, it was full of unexpected marvels. When we arrived, I was delighted by the architecture, the setting, the organization of the physical space. I have not stayed in a more beautiful place than this indeed, it is rather difficult to think of any more aesthetically pleasing place anywhere. I knew almost nothing about yoga and had had only a few peremptory massages. "Escape the world" opened my eyes to entirely new bodily and mental experience. This may seem overstating, but the experience has been utterly memorable, unlike any previous one. I will not forget it!

Christine, Australia

Brilliant! Beautiful Balinese staffs, accommodation, food, and services. Actually, PERFECT! Total mind, body and soul cleansing.

Nicolla, Australia

How grateful I am to be able to keep coming back here. My soul, my love for everything, my equanimity are restored every time I returned here. I feel that God has smiled at me and said "you don't have to wait for heaven" and he allowed me to return here time and time again. I am so grateful to Iyan and Claude for bringing this "heaven" into existence. I am so grateful for all Kumara staffs that care for me so well, and give me their beautiful smiles. I am so grateful for all the beautiful people that I have shared this with and the laughter they have brought into my life. I am so grateful to be able to come to Bali and experience this wonderful paradise. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Namaste.

Jacqueline, Australia

This is indeed a RE-"TREAT" for myself. I loved everything about "Escape the World"; friendly team with so much dedication, comfortable accommodation, inspiring yoga sessions, heavenly spa treatments, food, the list goes on. The most precious thing about this retreat is I can meet like-minded participants and build lasting friendship. Thank you Claude and Iyan and Wayan for taking so good care of me in this out-of-this world retreat.

Judy, Hong Kong

I found my experience with ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara, to be enriching and relaxing. The yoga was challenging and relaxing, leaving me satisfied and comfortable. The spiritual and emotional journey was further enhanced by serene rituals and activities. I concluded my experience at Kumara feeling fresh and renewed....

Chadla, Australia

Truly an escape from the world! The retreat has given space to gain clarity of mind and heart. I felt very grateful to have found such a gentle, humble retreat leader like Iyan. Thank you to all the dedicated and gracious staffs of Kumara Sakti.

Julie, Australia

The planning of the retreat was exceptional; I enjoyed all aspects of the retreat. There was a perfect mix of yoga and activities and the accommodation and food exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much to Iyan and Claude. I walked out of the retreat feeling so much better than when I walked in. Thank you.