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(Re)treat Yourself

A Week of Ultimate You Time

Retreat from daily life and immerse yourself in a week of yoga, meditation, ceremonies and nature on Bali. Indulge in a week of relaxation and ultimate "you time" with luxurious spa treatments, a day of silence and delicious and healthy food. Return to a state of wholeness and well-being during this yoga retreat led by an expert teacher.

Taking care of your Self is not a mere treat, it is a necessity. If we do not recharge our being once in a while, we will start running on autopilot without being present and fully enjoying our life. We will loose the connection with those around us and ourselves. Join experienced retreat leader and teacher Marije E. Paternotte for a week of ultimate self-care for body, mind and soul at the island of Gods.

During this yoga retreat you will enjoy twice-daily yoga and meditation classes, three nutritious and healthy meals per day and a luxurious spa treatment. A traditional Balinese purification ceremony at the Tirta Empul temple, a yoga practice at the magical Gunung Kawi temple, a walk through the rice fields including lunch, a Day of Silence and a Balinese offering making class are included among many other things.

This retreat will allow you to dive deep(er) into your practice, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced yogi. Daily practice will include alignment-based Vinyasa-flow style Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Mindfulness Meditation.

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

Interview with Marije

Q: On social media you indicated that you were really enjoying your job here in Bali. So, what do you find most magical about Bali?

A: There are many things that I find magical about this island. The special energy here is reflected in the people’s daily lives, how they put out offerings all the time everywhere. There are flowers everywhere, in the offerings and in hotel rooms. The people are so genuine. Whereas people in other societies tend to get worked up by their daily lives, the Balinese on the other hand are so connected to the full circle of life.
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Included in the retreat’s price:

  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily yoga practice and mindfulness meditation
  • Balinese purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple
  • Day of silence
  • Yoga and meditation practice at Gunung Kawi Temple
  • Guided walk through the rice fields
  • Lunch at Sari Organic in the middle of the rice fields
  • Agnihotra fire ceremony at sunrise
  • Balinese offering class
  • Mandi Lulur spa treatment
  • Government tax and services

Exclusive of the retreat’s price:

  • Airfare to Bali
  • Visa upon arrival
  • Transfer to Kumara Sakti (to be booked separately)
  • Departure tax
  • Travel insurance

Retreat Price

Single 25,000,000 ± 1,880 ± 2,525 ± 1,712 ± 1,453
Twin 23,000,000 ± 1,729 ± 2,323 ± 1,575 ± 1,337

Foreign currency prices are estimations only, not fixed and depend on the currency rate fluctuations.

Special Offers

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...

  • three course dinner at bridges restaurant
  • extra night at Kumara (Saturday)
  • morning yoga class
  • breakfast
Single Regular:
IDR 2,800,000 (± US$ 217)
Retreat guests only:
IDR 1,750,000 (± US$ 135)
(per person)
IDR 1,950,000 (± US$ 151)
Retreat guests only:
IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 97)

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$ 147)
Retreat guests only:
IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 97)
(per room)
IDR 2,300,000 (± US$ 178)
Retreat guests only:
IDR 1,500,000 (± US$ 116)
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.

Yoga Style

During this retreat Marije teaches Kripalu Yoga & Yin Yoga

About Kripalu Yoga
Kripalu Yoga is an integrated system of self-transformation that empowers you to realize your full potential. The journey begins as your revitalize the body through postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. It deepens as you learn to focus awareness, enabling you to enter meditative states that awaken compassion and clear the mind. Through the practice of Kripalu Yoga, you discover how to nurture the roots of health, catalyze personal growth, live with greater skillfulness and joy, and transform your sense of what it means to be alive.

About Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a practice that emphasizes pulling of the connective tissue and the joints - rather than the muscles - in the body. This is done by passively holding seated or supine postures for 3-5 minutes. Practicing in this way creates space and ease in the body, and is a great complement to more dynamic practices of yoga. Since there is a strong meditative component to this practice, it has a calming effect on your mind as well.


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.

Optional: detox diet

In addition, however, you will now have the option to choose a nutritional elimination detox diet during the retreat. If you’d like, you could decide to eliminate - or limit - from your diet during the retreat the following food items, to help your body detox from toxins that influence your digestive system and overall health:

  • Coffee
  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol

Of course, there is also the option to eat vegetarian. The menu will in any case only contain fish and chicken, no red meat or pork.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you’d like to participate in the detox, and which – if not all – of the food items above you’d like to eliminate from your diet. If you decide to not have coffee during the retreat and you are currently drinking coffee daily, we strongly recommend you start limiting your coffee intake 2 weeks prior to the retreat. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Part of your 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

Check into your room

17:30 Welcome ceremony and retreat orientation
19:00 Dinner

Sweet dreams!

Day 2

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

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

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Schedule a spa treatment or have some free time

17:00 - 19:00 Yoga Workshop
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 3

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

Free time to enjoy!

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

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

16:30 - 17:30 Yoga Practice
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
Visit to Tirta Empul temple
19:15 Departure to Tirta Empul

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 4

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
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

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

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Today, enjoy lunch in the privacy of your own table and in silence!

Afternoon to contemplate some more...

17:30 – 19:00 Yoga Practice
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace

Day 5

Yoga at Gunung Kawi Sebatu 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
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast overlooking the rice field at Gunung Kawi

Return to the resort

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

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

17:30 – 19:00 Yoga Practice
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 6

07:00 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

Walking the rice fields of Bali

Organic lunch surrounded by rice fields

Free afternoon

17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga Practice
19:00 Sunset cocktail
19:30 Farewell dinner

Day 7

Agnihotra purification ceremony
07:00 - 07:30 Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise
07:30 - 09:00 Morning Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama
09:00 Light breakfast
10:30 Balinese Offering Class and Closing Ritual
11:30 End of the retreat
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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

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7 days &
6 nights

Single: IDR 25,000K
Twin: IDR 23,000K


25 September - 1 October 2016

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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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On Our Calendar

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With Iyan Yaspriyana
This retreat is designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self, practice daily meditation and soft yoga while enjoying a unique and relaxing Balinese vacation.

With Wayan Partawan
This journey of 6 days and 5 nights is designed to go deeper in the yoga and meditation practice and discover Bali.

With Iyan Yaspriyana and Wayan Partawan
If you enjoy walking and hiking, this retreat is a real treat for you. During the week, you will discover Bali on foot as we will take you on different walks every day. In addition to these exhilarating treks, you will enjoy daily yoga or meditation, spiritual rituals, spa treatments, healthy food and much more. Truly a wonderful way to get to know this beautiful island.

With Martine Bounet, this week is about balance. On one hand, the yoga and meditation will bring you closer to the Self, on the other we do not forget to have fun and play also, to enjoy and indulge ourselves.

With Tammie Day. The purpose of this retreat is to restore your sense of balance and equanimity. Leave the human race behind and cultivate a sense of inner, abiding peace and contentment.

With Jan Green. This retreat is your time for rejuvenation, nurturing and reconnecting with your true self, for laughing and having fun with life!

With Jacqueline Shaw & Wayan Partawan
Combination of Forrest Yoga and Yin Yoga
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With Vivienne O'Brien
Relax, rejuvenate and let your yoga practice break through the boundaries of city life.

With Martine Bounet
A unique Escape to Bordeaux held at a charming Château near the famous Saint-Émilion village. The program is an opportunity to de-stress and reconnect the mind to the spirit in a splendid environment - the beautiful region of Gironde and its vineyards at a time when grapes are being harvested. Practice yoga on and off the mat and experience the culinary art of the French and of course Bordeaux’s famous wines.

With Dr. Aparna, this retreat is designed for anyone wanting to discover Ayurvedic diet and Ayurvedic lifestyle. In a Balinese setting you will learn how to incorporate the goodness of Ayurveda into your daily life.

With Mark Ament
An ideal opportunity to rejuvenate physically, mentally and spiritually. You will eat 100% organic living food cleansing meals, do a herbal detox, practice yoga and Qigong and enjoy four healing spa treatments. A real gift to yourself.

Bali Journeys

Discover the roads of Bali less travelled and pamper you throughout your 3 days and 2 nights stay. Including transportation, accommodation and spa treatments.

Getting there and back is half the journey! A loop on the island of Bali that you will remember. Enjoy the serenity of the resort on the north coast for 3 days and 2 nights.

A 3 days and 2 nights journey to the land of plantations - clove, cacao, coffee, vanilla and more!


ONEWORLD retreats
Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 289752

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