Divine Bali Bliss Retreat

Join this wonderful retreat to connect with your own Divinity, as well as to the energy of the Island of Gods.

This all-inclusive yoga holiday week will be blissful for the six senses! Daily yoga classes, 3 delicious meals per day, a luxurious spa treatment and ample time for relaxation and contemplation will leave your body renewed. The traditional Balinese purification ceremony at the Tirta Empul temple, and a yoga practice at sunrise at the magical Gunung Kawi temple will give you the opportunity to quiet your mind and find peace within. A walk through the emerald green rice field, and a snorkel adventure in the turquoise waters of the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan will uplift your whole being.

This retreat is open to all levels, and is a great way to get deeper into the practice of yoga. Beginners are welcomed to practice at their own level of comfort. Classes will range from gentle to vigorous, depending on the time of day and the energy of the group.

Your Retreat Leader

Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT) received both her foundational and professional level yoga teacher certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts (USA), and her Yin Yoga training from Sarah Powers. She is an experienced retreat leader. Her teaching style is precise and compassionate, with a focus on safe anatomical alignment, and breath and body awareness. Marije enjoys teaching gentle, mindful yoga, as well as physically challenging classes. She always encourages her students to find their own yoga and witness themselves with compassion, in order to discover who they truly are. Read more about Marije

10 Seconds with Marije

Q: Why Yoga?

A: Yoga, as a meditation in motion, is a tool to become more aware, to practice present moment awareness. When we are more aware, we experience more happiness. Read a more elaborate answer on my blog.

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

A: I sit, I close my eyes, and focus on my breath. That may be for 3 breaths or for 20 minutes, depending on where I am and how much time I have.
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All Inclusive Retreat

  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga at Gunung Kawi temple incl. breakfast
  • Purification ritual at Tirta Empul temple
  • Guided rice field walk
  • A daytrip to Nusa Lembongan, for snorkeling, beaching and relax time!
  • Day of silence
  • A Mandi Treatment
  • Government tax and services

Retreat Price

The price is inclusive of everything described above.

Single : US$ TBC
Twin : US$ TBC per person

Extend Your Stay in Bali!

Enjoy your privilege of being our retreat guests by booking an extra night at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara for a special price.

You may wish to enjoy one night prior or after the retreat with this special price below. This is inclusive of breakfast, tax and service.

Single (per night) : US$ 95
Twin   (per night) : US$ 115

Early Arrival Package

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

  • one night accommodation (including breakfast)
  • a morning yoga class
  • Bridging Table dinner at bridges Bali
  • shuttle service to Ubud town
Single : US$ 125
Twin : US$ 95 per person

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara


The fourteen bedroom holistic retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by a small creek, the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The retreat center offers two swimming pools, dining room, spa and a 100 sq. meter yoga studio open to nature.

Each room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace, mini-bar and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests' ultimate serenity, everyone above the age of 14 is welcome at the retreat.

Yoga Style

During this retreat Marije teaches Kripalu Yoga
The word “Kripalu” means “compassion”. The focus of Kripalu Yoga is on developing non-judgmental awareness or so-called witness consciousness. This is the ability to observe ourselves from an outside perspective and witness what we are thinking, feeling or saying without judging it. Noticing what is happening, but not labeling it as “good” or “bad”. Classes begin with meditation, warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strenghten and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation. Classes can range from gentle to vigorous, depending on the time of day and the students’ level of experience.


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 Divine Bali Bliss retreat is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s treatments. Inclusive in your journey is a Mandi treatment, this 17th century Javanese royal treatment will make you feel on top of the world! Mandi lulur is the luxurious pre-wedding ritual of Indonesian women. This treatment moisturizes and restores the natural PH balance of your skin. It begins with a traditional body massage, followed by a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells using a mixture of turmeric, sandalwood and rice powder. Then, yoghurt is applied to refresh and open the pores of your skin. The treatment ends with a fragrant blossom bath. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.

Program Itinerary

Day 1

Afternoon - arrival at Kumara Sakti

17:30 Welcome ceremony and retreat orientation


Sweet dreams!

Day 2

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama


Relax for the rest of the morning and familiarize yourself with your surroundings.


Schedule a spa treatment or make an appointment with a local healer (not included), to name some options...

16:30 - 18:00 Yoga Practice
Visit to Tirta Empul temple


Purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple
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. An exceptional way to begin the retreat.

Day 3

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama


Free time to enjoy!


Spa Treatment Mandi Lulur Floral Bath - 1 hour 45 minutes or read a book, hang out at the pool, simply enjoy!

16:30 - 18:00 Yoga History and Philosophy
18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Practice


Day 4

06:30 - 08:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama


Trip to Nusa Lembongan
09:00 Snorkeling Adventure to Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is a small island near Bali, which can be reached from Sanur by a 40 minute-boat ride. Leaving Ubud after breakfast we reach Lembongan by mid-morning, just in time for a snorkeling adventure followed by lunch on the beach. After lunch, a second snorkeling experience at a different place and we are back in Ubud by 18:00.


20:15 – 21:00 Meditation, and preparation for the Day of Silence

Day 5

Experiencing a day in silence (Optional)
Today is a day for contemplation and to concentrate on the Divinity within. Silence helps one to reach a different level of consciousness and a better understanding of the Self. The results are usually very enlightening and can be amazing.

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama


Write in your journal, contemplate, meditate or simply do nothing...

Today, enjoy lunch in the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Afternoon to contemplate some more...

17:30 – 19:00 Yoga Practice

Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace

Day 6

Yoga at Gunung Kawi temple
05:00 Depart for Gunung Kawi temple (silence remains until breakfast).
06:00 - 07:30 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama at Gunung Kawi temple

Breakfast overlooking the rice field at Gunung Kawi

Guided walk through the rice field surrounding the temple

Return to the resort for lunch

Time to do what you haven’t done yet...

17:30 – 19:00 Yoga Practice

Last Dinner

Day 7

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama


Closing ceremony

End of journey

This program schedule gives you an idea what to expect, however the exact content of the yoga classes is subject to change.

Discover more of Bali - Prior or after your retreat

You may wish to combine several journeys and explore other parts of our island.
Discover more of Bali while you are here!

Retreat Leader

Marije E. Paternotte View bio

7 days &
6 nights

Single: $ TBC
Twin: $ TBC

DATES 2015

26 Apr - 2 May
27 Sep - 3 Oct

Please email to info@oneworldretreats for retreat inquiries and bookings.

Guest Testimonials

What a blissful week. The accommodation, service, food and yoga was for beyond any of my expectations. This week was exactly what I needed. Time to refocus on what is important in life and to touch base we who I am. Thank you to Marije and all the team at ONEWORLD retreats for a truly amazing week.

Kim, Australia

I really enjoy the yoga retreat with Marije. She is very professional; she is experienced and knows what she is doing. It was great week of awareness. Food is delicious; I like the raw cakes and deserts. Service and staff are great. Always there (discrete) but efficient.

Nina, Austria

Fantastic experience, awesome people, beautiful location, wonderful staff. The best food!

Johanne, Canada

Absolutely outstanding! When can I book my next retreat?! The staffs were exceptional—everyone from the retreat leaders, reception and housekeeping staffs to the massage therapists and kitchen staffs were warm, kind and truly embodied; the friendliness and joy Balinese people are renowned for...

Gemma, Australia

The retreat was a great experience in the first place because Marije is an excellent and very warm teacher. Yoga has never felt so comfortable to me before. The resort is just beautiful, the set-up in the rice field is amazing, and the staffs could not be more friendly and attentive...

Evelin, the Netherlands

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Bali Journeys

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ONEWORLD retreats
Bali, Indonesia
email: info@oneworldretreats.com

+62 361 289752