Testimonials for Escape The World

Our guest's words of recognition… Thank you!

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  • The retreat continues to offer a wonderful experience and total relaxation – an escape from the hectic world we live in. A heartfelt thank you to Claude, Iyan, Wayan & Wayan and the entire team at ONEWORLD retreats. You continue to surpass all expectations. Also thank you to all the ladies in our group of fabulous women.

    Ros, Australia

  • If you want to experience Balinese culture, meditate, do some yoga, eat nourishing food and be pampered then ONEWORLD retreats is for you. My room is opposite the rice paddies and I could hear the birds chirping and possums making noises each day and night. The smell of incense filled my room and I felt as if I were in paradise. I could not highly recommend this retreat enough.

    Desligh, Australia

  • This retreat has been a wonderful experience. It is so well-organised with every detail thought out and taken care of. The staff can't be complemented enough, everyone who worked here is very professional and friendly and most importantly very good at their job. The entire retreat program was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Deborah, Australia

  • Relaxing, spiritual. I found myself and what I believe in. I could not be happier.

    Jade, Australia

  • Such a great experience! The staff are lovely, very welcoming and helpful. The ladies on my retreat were awesome and such amazing company, which I will keep in contact with. I feel like a different person and much more relaxed too. I have loved experiencing the Balinese culture and being a part of the whole retreat. Thank you.

    Daniella, Australia

  • A perfect escape that allows you to relax in your own comfort, get to know yourself or meet some like-minded people. Great space to learn yoga and to discover Ubud.

    Bree, Australia

  • It was really a chance to escape & forget about life for a week. A chance to let go of worries, practice yoga, meditation & meet a great group of like-minded souls. A chance to refresh & recharge and be inspired to take on the world.

    Natasha, Australia

  • Escape The World - the perfect name for this retreat. You can experience so much on this retreat while connecting with the community at ONEWORLD retreats which soon feels like family. The treatments, accommodation, yoga, food and activities have all been meticulously planned and delivered to such a standard. The service from the staff is incredible. You might escape from your current reality but the joy is in experiencing the Balinese way of life. Iyan and his team are incredible teachers who showcase the best of what real yoga is. I have loved the classes! I hope to be back soon, to experience ONEWORLD retreats again.

    Amy, Australia

  • Awesome experience! I felt very relaxed and tranquil here. Everyone from the teacher to hotel staff showed great hospitality. It totally exceeded my expectation! Thank you so much.

    Jingfen, Singapore

  • The retreat is amazingly good and well-organised. Everything is well taken care of, from yoga sessions to spa treatment, daily meals and cultural visits. I am blessed & happy to be here. Highly recommended.

    Wen Shan, Singapore

  • A truly personal and reflective opportunity. The staff were beautifully kind. Nothing was too hard. My yoga & understanding of meditation had grown each day. I have taken a deeper appreciation of their importance in everyday life. Iyan & Wayan are both beautiful souls. Thank you for such a special week!

    Hanna, Australia

  • This is my third retreat with ONEWORLD retreats and I have not been disappointed. Each visit allowed me to feel closer to my spiritual self and Kumara is like my spiritual home. The yoga, treatment and food are energised with love, kindness and compassion. It reminds me to keep treating myself this way. Iyan and Wayan are beautiful people and I love being taught yoga by them. Wayan's adjustments are amazing.

    Maxine, Australia

  • Bellissimo!

    Margharita, Italy

  • I really love the retreat and the meals were completely amazing. The time spent for questions to better my practice were really remarkable & I loved all 3 Wayans.

    Anna, USA

  • This week has been magical. The place is so breathtakingly beautiful that you feel calm as soon as you enter the precinct. Every tiny detail is considered and nothing is ever too hard or too much for the beautiful staff. You wake for yoga every morning by someone ringing a little bell outside your door so there is no need to ever turn your phone on. Sunrise yoga by the volcano, bike ride through the local villages and hours of spa treatments - all make for a perfect week. Couldn't thank the team enough.

    Harriet, New Zealand

  • An amazing, perfect week. From the moment I arrived the wonderful staff took care of every little detail in an effortless way - from the meals to the incredible spa treatments and the little flower left on my bed each day. Iyan and the two Wayans are brilliant yoga instructors. The sessions were challenging and I feel they have really helped me deepen my yoga practice and appreciate the place yoga has in my life. I don't want to leave. But I will be back.

    Amy, New Zealand

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

    Christina, Germany

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

    Liz, Australia

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

    Liane, Australia

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

    Viviene, Australia

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