Myths of Yoga: Reveling in the Ritual of the Ramayana - in Ubud, Bali

The myths of Bali are alive! The rich tale of the Ramayana is lived every day on the island through rituals, art and devotion. We will dive into this tradition through an insightful and transformational practice of yoga. Join Alanna on a trip to Bali’s most amazing spiritual places. We’ll meet with a revered Balinese healer, be cleansed by a purification ritual at one of Bali's holiest temples, learn to create sacred offerings and engage in a fire ceremony—a practice yogis have been engaging in for thousands of years. Come meet the myths and the gods of Bali, explore the fundamental practices of yoga (hatha, karma, jnana and bhakti), and reveal the power of mythology, ritual and the sacred connection that yoga brings to your life.

Your Retreat Leader

Alanna Kaivalya is a woman of many talents: author, mythologist, musician and mystic. She is the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method and the author of Myths of the Asanas and Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan. She holds a masters degree in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology and uses her extensive expertise in myth and symbolism to feed her work in varied forms of mysticism... not just yoga, but also alchemy, astrology and tarot. Listed as Yoga Journal’s top 21 Yoga Teachers under 40, Alanna continues to lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Read more

10 Seconds with Alanna

Q: How do you come back to your inner peace?

A: As a New Yorker, it’s tough! But, I count on my meditation practice to keep me steady and connected. It’s the quickest, simplest way to reconnect to my bliss.

Q: Your top wellness tip?

A: Do all that you can to find your bliss. Let everything help you channel energy toward that. The happiness of the heart is dependent on that enlivened pursuit. Keep that at the forefront of your mind and everything else will fall into place! Continue reading

Retreat Inclusions

  • Transportation from/to airport/South Bali
  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 15 well prepared meals
  • 6 morning yoga sessions
  • 3 afternoon yoga sessions
  • 1 Spa Mandi Treatment (massage, exfoliation and bath)
  • Purifying Ritual and Blessing Ceremony
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Bicycle excursion
  • Balinese offering class
  • Agnihotra fire ceremony
  • Free Shuttle from Kumara to Ubud and back
  • Government tax and services

Retreat Price

The price is inclusive of everything described above.

Single : US$ 2,195
Twin : US$ 1,795

Special Offers

  • Early Arrival package

    Get more out of your early arrival by enjoying one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ubud on Saturday night and getting into your yoga practice. Our Early Arrival package is inclusive of...

    • Bridging Table dinner at bridges (view menu )
    • extra night at Kumara (Saturday)
    • morning yoga class
    • breakfast
    Single Regular:
    IDR 2,800,000 (± US$ 215)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,750,000 (± US$ 125)
    (per person)
    IDR 1,950,000 (± US$ 150)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 95)

  • Extend your stay with us...

    Enjoy being our retreat guest a little bit longer by booking an extra night prior or after your retreat at the special price below. The price is inclusive of breakfast, tax and service.

    Single Regular:
    IDR 1,900,000 (± US$ 145)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 95)
    (per room)
    IDR 2,300,000 (± US$ 175)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,500,000 (± US$ 115)

  • As a returning guest you will receive an IDR 700,000 gift certificate.
    You can use it for your tuition fee, at our spa or in our shop.

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara


The fourteen bedroom holistic retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered by a small creek to the west, the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The retreat centre offers two swimming pools, dining room, spa and 125 square meter yoga studio open to nature.

Each room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace, mini-bar and bathroom. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests' ultimate serenity, we welcome guests of a minimum age of 14 years.


Most meals are included and served at the resort.

Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest, most tasteful and healthy meals. From our "table d'hôte" you may choose to eat vegetarian or non vegetarian meals. Just like at a friend's place, there are no menus, yet we make sure to know what you like and dislike!

Meals are served either in the jungle dining room or in the privacy of your own balcony table.


Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s hands. Inclusive is a famous Mandi Treatment, other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.

Program Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara

17:00 Retreat Orientation Program
18:30 Agnihotra
19:00 Dinner

Day 2

07:00 - 08:00 Light breakfast
08:30 - 10:30 Morning Meditation Yoga and Kirtan
10:45 - 11:45 Balinese Offering Class and House Temple Praying
12:00 Lunch

Free afternoon | Visit to the Healer | Spa Treatment

17:00 - 18:00 Restorative Yoga
18:15 Dinner
Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
19:15 Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
After dinner, we will be taking you to Tirta Empul, Bali's most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place is visited by Balinese from all over the island; a local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers.

Day 3

07:00 - 08:00 Light breakfast
08:30 - 10:30 Morning Meditation Yoga and Kirtan
11:15 - 12:00 Lectures – from the Myths of Asanas
12:15 Lunch

Free afternoon and evening (dinner not inclusive)

Day 4

Sunrise at Batur volcano
05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur
Bali's most spectacular volcano.
Driving time +/- 45 minutes
Witnessing the sunrise of the volcano Batur during a yoga session is an incredible experience. Leaving the hotel at 5am takes the participants on the hill at 5:45. Following the yoga session there will be a light breakfast and by 8.30 we are ready to leave. We return to Ubud by car or there is the option to cycle downhill back to Ubud. 30 km of downhill and 700m of uphill bicycle tour. This is a magical way ton see the country side (cycling is an optional extra).

Lunch upon arrival in Ubud

Free afternoon | Visit to the Healer | Spa Treatment

17:30 - 18:30 Restorative Yoga
19:30 Dinner

Day 5

07:00 - 08:00 Light breakfast
08:30 - 10:30 Morning Meditation Yoga and Kirtan
11:15 - 12:00 Lecture
12:15 Lunch

Free afternoon | Visit to the Healer | Spa Treatment

Dinner not inclusive – Kecak Dance Optional

Day 6

07:00 - 08:00 Light breakfast
08:30 - 10:30 Morning Meditation Yoga and Kirtan
12:00 Lunch

Free afternoon | Visit to the Healer | Spa Treatment

17:30 - 18:30 Restorative Yoga
19:30 Farewell Dinner

Day 7

08:00 - 10:00 Morning Meditation Yoga and Kirtan
10:00 - 11:30 Brunch

Transfer to your next destination

Retreat Leader

Alanna Kaivalya View bio

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7 days &
6 nights

Single: $ 2,195
Twin: $ 1,795


24 - 30 May

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Guest Testimonials

I have been in a very nice dream since arriving here! The retreat environment makes me feel at home and very pampered. This was one of the best spots I have been to in my travels. The yoga and Kirtan with Dave and Alanna were wonderful. I will carry this experience in my heart for a long time. Thank you.

Lynne, USA

After months of recovery from a low back injury, I always had a fear of pushing myself too far and essentially ceased the movement of my lumber spine. Alanna helped me bring movement and life back into my lower back and then helped me learn to engage my core in order to stay strong with each movement...

Stephanie, Canada

I had a wonderful time at this retreat. Alanna And Dave are world class teachers/ musicians and I learned so much from them during the week. The retreat center can be comparable to paradise, equipped with an amazing staff to meet your everyday needs.

Brian, Canada

Every day of this retreat was exceptional - the teacher, musician and all the staff were exemplary. Every day held a new and special 'experience' - lecture in the palace with tea and cake, all the tours available. It was just njoyable and the grounds and rooms are lovely.

Jane, USA

I'm an experienced yogi and traveler. Everyone knows I love Alanna and follow her when I can as this is my second time to Bali and the Kumara Sakti Resort for Alanna and Dave's yoga and Kirtan retreat because it is simply world class, the finest, the best in every sense.

Darrel, USA

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