Testimonials for Escape The World

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

Brianne , USA

I didnt just escape the world on this retreat but also found a little piece of heaven in Ubud. The yoga was for yogis of all levels, the accommodation is superb, the staff are exceptional, the massages were incredible, the rituals cleansing and the activities were just perfect. Iyan and Wayan led an amazing group of people through a very enjoyable week. I will treasure the memories & hopefully be a slightly better version of me when I return home. Thank you for all the work, ONEWORLD retreats.

Miriam , Ireland

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

Anne , Australia

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

Elina , Sweden

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

Carole , Belgium

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

Juliette , Australia

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

Naomi , Australia

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

Maryann , USA

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

Rachel , UK

More than a fantastic experience. Come and find out!

Marloes , the Netherlands

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

Brianne , USA

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

Suneeta , Australia

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

Maria , Australia

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

Amy , UK

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

Laurel , Netherlands

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

Meaghan , Singapore

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

Stella , Germany

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

Mindy , USA

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

Ria , Australia

Iyan is an incredible teacher and guide. A wonderful experience from the beginning to the end!

Jessica & Vitor , USA

Amazing, relaxing, and challenging all in one!

Lauen , Singapore

Fantastic, relaxing, energising and exhilarating!

Jolanda , the Netherlands

Beautiful, friendly and accommodating staff throughout the retreat. The ceremony on the last day was very moving. I love being stretched and challenged through the meditation and yoga practice.

Louise , Australia

Truly an escape from the world! The retreat revitalized my soul, fed my body with amazing food and filled my heart with love. My mind was put at ease. Highly recommended.

Jennifer , Australia

The attention to detail was incredible. All the staff are very friendly, informative and helpful. I'm taking home some of my best memories. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I really did feel that I had escaped the world.

Alison , UK

Attention to detail is what set ONEWORLD retreats aside from the general yoga retreat. The small touches are what making Escape the World special. The yoga and itinerary is well-structured and organised to perfection. The itinerary is varied and this ensures you get the Balinese experience. I had fun, relaxation and an energising week that will stay with me forever.

Charlotte , UK

ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is an extremely peaceful place which allows you to truly be with yourself. The staff are extremely caring and friendly and see to your every single need. The yoga teachers are not only professionals but also amazing, genuine people to. You will learn so much from just being around them. All the spa therapists will make sure you get the best spa experience. All the trips were very well thought and organized. I had a lot of fun and got to see and experience things that I would never do on my own. I would definitely love to come back here again as it is truly a very special place.

Anna , Russia

On this retreat, I felt challenged to let go of my fears and my doubts. I feel strengthened. Thank you, I truly am so grateful for all of your love in our one world! Namaste!

Carol , USA

An incredible life experience. Thank you Wayan, Tekok, and especially Iyan - for the amazing gift of your teaching and for sharing your practice with me.

Maria , USA

This retreat is magical. Every detail is thought out & well executed. You are truly transported into Balinese culture. I can't wait to come back.

Samara , USA

An amazing week with a very nice and a great company to be around. I have learned a lot about emotions, the world and Balinese culture. It feels too soon to leave.

Lyanne , Netherlands

Fantastic, relaxing, energising and exhilarating!

Jolanda , the Netherlands

Beautiful, friendly and accommodating staff throughout the retreat. The ceremony on the last day was very moving. I love being stretched and challenged through the meditation and yoga practice.

Louise , Australia

Truly an escape from the world! The retreat revitalized my soul, fed my body with amazing food and filled my heart with love. My mind was put at ease. Highly recommended.

Jennifer , Australia

The attention to detail was incredible. All the staff are very friendly, informative and helpful. I'm taking home some of my best memories. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I really did feel that I had escaped the world.

Alison , UK

ONEWORLD retreats Kumara is an extremely peaceful place which allows you to truly be with yourself. The staff are extremely caring and friendly and see to your every single need. The yoga teachers are not only professionals but also amazing, genuine people to. You will learn so much from just being around them. All the spa therapists will make sure you get the best spa experience. All the trips were very well thought and organized. I had a lot of fun and got to see and experience things that I would never do on my own. I would definitely love to come back here again as it is truly a very special place.

Anna , Russia

On this retreat, I felt challenged to let go of my fears and my doubts. I feel strengthened. Thank you, I truly am so grateful for all of your love in our one world! Namaste!

Carol , USA

An incredible life experience. Thank you Wayan, Tekok, and especially Iyan - for the amazing gift of your teaching and for sharing your practice with me.

Maria , USA

This retreat is magical. Every detail is thought out & well executed. You are truly transported into Balinese culture. I can't wait to come back.

Samara , USA

An amazing week with a very nice and a great company to be around. I have learned a lot about emotions, the world and Balinese culture. It feels too soon to leave.

Lyanne , Netherlands

This retreat truly exceeded my expectations. Every little detail was taken care of, every need attended to without even having to ask! The yoga sessions are open for beginners all the way to advanced level. The rooms and facilities were exceptionally clean and the resort is very well maintained. The staff were genuine and friendly, they are really professional and take pride in their work. I found this retreat to be very authentic and unique, giving a true experience of yoga, Bali, the people and their rituals & faith. The activities really gave us a hands-on experience of Balinese life. Iyan and his team are very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had. Overall, a life changing experience. Highly recommended! Thank you for an unforgettable journey.

Sherilyn , South Africa

A beautiful and moving experience. I’m leaving with a better sense of myself and some tools for dealing with the hard knocks of life. Thank you.

Kathryn , Australia

Extraordinary! An experience that can be enjoyed by all your senses. I’m leaving with deep gratitude.

Annick , Belgium

A very nice place to practice yoga. A marvelous experience.

Christine , Switzerland

Escape the World retreat is a gift to yourself. You will be taken care of.

Marleen , Belgium

The retreat was engaging & enjoyable, and it truly provides the perfect atmosphere & environment to explore & grow yourself. The combination of activities provided had a perfect balance. I would recommend this retreat to all my friends. I will be back! Namaste.

Sonia , Australia

Fantastic experience, loved every minutes of it. The food was varied and plentiful, the room with private balcony amazing, the staff so friendly & polite and the spa treatments were the best I've ever had. The yoga and meditation sessions were informative and varied. There was a good balance between daily activities and free time. I'm leaving this place feeling invigorated & rejuvenated and I'll definitely be back. Thank you.

Debbie , Australia

The most amazing week ever! I really wanted to get away from work and have some quality me time. I also made some new friends in the process. The staff were phenomenal - so friendly, generous and on point with everything. Thank you all so much! Oh, and the food was unreal! Keep up the great work! I will definitely recommend this to everyone I know and hopefully I’ll be back soon.

Bridgitte , USA

Truly a heaven on earth! The yoga classes were more than fine, Iyan was a really great person with big heart and lovely smiles! The activities were very nice and interesting; they give us a good insight into the Balinese life and tradition. The spa is the best I have experienced ever. I felt like a queen after the Chakra Dhara and Mandi treatments. The herbal facial was also outstanding! The therapists treat you with so much respect and care for you like they were our mothers! We are truly pampered over and over again! So Thank you all again for a fantastic week!

Lieve , Belgium

Fantastic experience! I am inspired to continue my yoga & meditation practice to take my spiritual to the next level. The team members are so helpful & friendly. Not once did I feel that they were not happy to be there & to help.

Stephanie , USA

The retreat is amazing! As a beginner yoga practitioner, the teacher and assistants were so patient, understanding and anticipating of my needs. When I got a cold, they were by my side with tissues and medicine. When the yoga got too much, they showed me relaxing options. Overall this was a wonderful, life-changing experience.

Jennifer , USA

This retreat changed my perspective on life and how I want to structure my discipline of meditation & spiritual path at home. It left a footprint in my spirit.

Maribeth , USA

My second time around and it has been even more wonderful.

Beate , Germany

It truly lives up to it's name. I felt completely transported from my routine & stressful life. I found time to just let myself be as I am without any pressure or expectations. My mind feels cleansed. I am renewed. There was so much attention to detail by the friendliest & courteous staff I've ever came across. Thank you.

Nima , Australia

It was a just wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. The whole team was always there to help you and friendly. The spa is just awesome. I totally enjoyed my time here. Thanks to everyone who made this trip unforgettable.

Verena , Germany

The team members are exemplary, everything is well run and overseen, the spa treatments are heavenly, the beauty & serenity found here are nice and will forever be engraved in my heart, soul, mind and spirit. Thank you.

Angela , USA

A perfect encapsulation of Bali at it's best.

Samantha , Australia

Terima kasih. This was a very special experience. Iyan's words of wisdom were particularly inspirational - and the smiles, attention to detail and thoughtfulness of the team were memorable. I am leaving feeling truly nourished after escaping the world for a brief time.

Kim , Australia

An incredible experience that will stay with me forever and which helped me on a new found path in life.

Nicole , Australia

This was a 51/2 star experience

Crystal , USA

A beautiful experience. I feel so relaxed and happy. It was much more than I had expected.

Helen , UK

I just wish it could be longer. Thank you!

Louise , England

Wonderful and relaxing. The yoga is amazing. Thank you so much again for a wonderful experience. I will be back.

Donna , New Zealand

Escape the World is what you will experience on your first step here. You will forget about the real world and put all your focus & soul into what really matters - YOU!

Irene , Australia

The attention to detail and the kindness of the team members were heart-warming. Thank you so much.

Stephanie , Canada

I've never done anything like this before and Iyan, Wayan, Tekok, Claude and the entire ONEWORLD retreats Kumara staff made me feel at home. The resort feels like a spiritual haven. The yoga and meditation were amazing, the excursions were beautiful. Thank you for an incredible week! I wish I could move in.

Lauren , USA

As a beginner to yoga I was a bit apprehensive, but Iyan and the team were great! Their knowledge, understanding and patience really helped me throughout the retreat. The attention to detail is second to none. The food was excellent and catered the different dietary needs of the participants. I would just like to say a big thank you to all of the team for making my Bali experience so memorable. Terima kasih!

Kieran , Ireland

The experience was just like the title of the retreat. A true ‘Escape the World’ retreat with all the extra delightful touches. The Silent Day and bike ride were a highlight. Thank you.

Karen , Australia

The experience was special as Bali has a certain kind of magic that you just can't find anywhere else. The retreat centre is lush and natural, perfect for an Ubud jungle oasis. The rooms are large and clean. The team members are helpful and accommodating, the spa treatments are superb. The visit's to the temples, rice fields & the volcano helped you to really understand the unique and traditonal culture of Bali. Namaste.

Marcey , Canada

I lack the words to describe how powerful, wonderful and empowering this retreat was. It is just as hard to express how thankful and grateful I am to the team who made this possible. I would definitely recommend this experience to anybody who needs to disconnect and ‘Escape The World’ for a while. This week has enabled me reconnect with myself; mentally, physically and spiritually. The magical atmosphere of the resort, the good vibes and positive energy of the team members as well as the synergy we were able to reach together made this experience unforgettable and enlightening. The yoga classes were very good. I really enjoyed each session. The spa treatments were exceptional. I appreciated the activities. The closing ceremony was an intense experience, a beautiful way to end the retreat. Overall, a fantastic experience! Thank you! Terima kasih!

Garance , Belgium

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