Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat

Organic Living Foods · Gentle Herbal Detox · Qigong · Kindness Meditation · Spa Treatments · Inspirational Health Talks

Designed as a true sanctuary from the demands of daily life, the Fresh Start Retreat gives you an ideal opportunity to rejuvenate yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Enjoy like-minded people in a beautiful Zen-like retreat setting while you experience and learn energizing practices that you can take home and continue to use to maximize your health and awareness.

Your Retreat Leader

Mark Ament is passionate about superfood nutrition and regular cleansing as part of a balanced lifestyle. Seeing tremendous health gains in his own life after regular cleansing 15 years ago, Mark studied the subjects of detox and raw food nutrition with some of the world’s best known teachers including Gabriel Cousens, M.D. and David Wolfe. He has been leading holistic cleansing retreats internationally since 2004.
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Interview with Mark

Q: Many people wish to lose a few pounds and think a detox might help with this. Is this the main purpose of a detox program?

A: A good program will almost always support weight loss, but this is really a side effect rather than a goal. The major purpose of a detox program is to support and purify the organs in your body that deal with wastes: the skin, the colon, the liver and the kidneys. When these organs function as nature intended, everything else also works better... Continue reading

All Inclusive Retreat

  • 8 days/7 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • 100% Organic Living Food Cleansing Meals
  • The 'Ultimate Cleanse' Herbal Detox Kit
  • Relaxing Restorative Yoga Sessions
  • Daily Morning Qigong
  • Kindness Meditation Sessions
  • 4 Healing Spa Treatments
  • 5 Talks on Natural Health and Healing
  • Purification Ritual and Blessing Ceremony
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • Government tax and services

General Information

During this retreat you eat a diet based on natural fresh cleansing foods (raw) while taking herbal formulas that cleanse and rejuvenate the colon, liver and kidneys. Daily Qigong and meditation will help you relieve stress and reconnect you more deeply and lovingly with yourself. Special detox wellness treatments are also included along with inspirational talks on natural health and healing.

This program is completely non-invasive with no fasting, no colonics and no enemas.

The Elements Involved

One: 7 Days Fresh Living Food (Raw) Cleansing Diet

During the program you completely eliminate meat, dairy products, starches and processed food while including plenty of fresh juices and smoothies. In addition you enjoy savory soups, a variety of salads, creative main dishes and simple, tasty desserts.

Two: “The Ultimate Cleanse”

The Ultimate Cleanse is a top selling high quality whole body detox kit. It has been formulated using recipes from cleansing experts Dr. Bernard Jensen and Dr. Richard Anderson.

During the 5 day program (days 2-6 of the retreat) you take herbal formulas two times per day. These herbs work to cleanse the colon, liver and kidneys, which are the body’s major detoxification organs. You may also release mucoid plaque from the interior walls of your intestines as pictured below. Getting this gunk out of your body will allow you to absorb nutrients better.

Common results include:

  • Quick and easy weight loss - average of 10 lbs. (5kg) - all the way up to 40 lbs (18kg)
  • Relief of constipation and restoration of regularity
  • Disappearing acne, rashes, dry skin, eczema and other skin problems related to toxicity
  • Relief of headaches - including migraines
  • Reduced incidence of heartburn
  • Relief of arthritis and joint pain
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Elimination of food cravings
  • Relief of asthma symptoms
  • Easier nutrient absorption
  • Smoother digestion
  • Clearer thinking and sharper mental focus
  • More balanced emotions
  • Greater motivation

Three: Qigong and Kindness Meditation

Qigong, which literally means “energy work,” is a 4000 year old system of cultivating health, vitality and longevity based upon the fundamental principles of Taoism and the universal laws of nature. Qigong works with the energy found in our own bodies and in the surrounding environment to help overcome the imbalances that sap our strength and give rise to disease. In a Qigong class we use breathing exercises, simple body movements and basic meditation techniques to relax the mind, strengthen the muscles and to connect with nature and with our own intuition.

Kindness meditation is focused on complete acceptance of yourself in each moment. It gently lowers brain wave frequencies to theta and delta levels, which promote deep relaxation and personal transformation.

Four: Special Detoxifying Wellness Treatments

  • Shirodhara treatment - 1 hour
    Shirodara is a treatment used by Indian yogis to enhance self-awareness. At Kumara spa, shirodara restores calm and vital balance to the mind and the nervous system, correcting imbalances of the senses. The treatment is also believed to reduce insomnia. Shirodara begins and ends with a face, neck and scalp massage. Once you are totally relaxed, our therapist takes up to 25 minutes to pour warm herbal oil in even, continuous stream over the 6th chakra point in the centre of your forehead, better known as your "third eye".

  • Relaxing Massage - 1 hour 15 minutes
    Our relaxing massage is based on Ayurvedic principles, and uses warm oil and professional hands to balance the chakras, the key energy points in your body.

  • Craniosacral Therapy - 1 hour
    Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form which assists the body's natural capacity for self-repair. In a typical craniosacral session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on your body and tuning in to what is happening by ‘listening’ with their hands. Contact is made carefully so that you will feel at ease with what is happening.

  • Mandi Lulur Floral Bath - 1 hour 45 minutes
    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.

Retreat Price

The price is inclusive of everything described above.

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

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 (view menu )
  • shuttle service to Ubud town
Single : US$ 125
Twin : US$ 95 per person

Extend Your Stay With Us...

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

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.


All your meals are included and most are served at the resort. Healthy, organic vegetarian meals (raw) are provided which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for.


Part of your retreat experience is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s massage treatments. During your stay be pampered with a Shirodhara treatment, a 75 minutes Relaxing Massage, a Craniosacral Therapy session and a Mandi Lulur treatment. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.

Program Itinerary

Day 1

17:00 Welcome and registration

Dinner - Gourmet Fresh Living Foods

20:00 Kindness Meditation

Day 2

07:45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs
'Herbs' refers to the herbal supplements taken with the 'Ultimate Cleanse'

11:00 Talk: 'How Internal Cleansing Works'


18:30 Dinner and Herbs
19:30 Restorative Yoga

Day 3

08:00 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: 'Staying Emotionally Healthy and Balanced in Everyday Life'


Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner and Herbs
Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
19:15 Visit to 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 4

08:00 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: 'The Cleansing Power of Living Food'


Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner and Herbs
19:30 Kindness Meditation

Day 5

07:45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: 'Nature’s First Medicine: Essential Oils'


Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner and Herbs
19:30 Restorative Yoga

Day 6

07:45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: 'Superfood Nutrition'


Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner and Herbs – Last Herbs
19:30 Kindness Meditation

Day 7

07:45 Qigong


11:00 Talk: 'The Direct Path To Deep Inner Peace'


Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner
19:30 Restorative Yoga

Day 8

07:45 Qigong


10:00 Talk: 'Balinese Offering Class'
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life of every Balinese. This interesting class helps you understand the intricate work involved in the simplest offering and explains the meaning behind the ritual.
11:00 Closing Circle
12:30 Lunch

End of journey

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

Mark Ament View bio

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6 days &
5 nights

Single: $ TBC
Twin: $ TBC

DATES 2015

22 - 29 November

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

Guest Testimonials

Thank you Mark and the team. This was a very special and unique retreat, which I would highly recommend. As a participant you will feel interestingly loved and supported from day one. Everything from the spa treatments, to lectures and meditation were conducted so professionally and lovingly.

Cheri, Australia

Happiness is the overall result of this retreat at the end I smiled more and was much happier. I feel more energy, more motivation for life and the future. The best of the retreat was the Qigong and the 2nd the raw food which was succulent.

Stephanie, Switzerland

I cannot speak highly enough of Mark; this has been a life changing experience for me! I will be eternally grateful. Wayan’s food has been a joy and often the highlight of our day after Qigong. I will be returning next year!

Kim, Australia

Mark sets the tone with graciousness and ease. A wonderful facilitator and walks the talk. Fantastic food! I really would like to know what was in the food. But, I could not get to the kitchen. Although it seems easy, it can be overwhelming to make this food...

Monica, Australia

The retreat has provided us with the tools and information to make our lives healthier and happier. Thank you.

Angelo and Linda, Australia

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