Women’s Mindfulness Retreat

The purpose of this retreat is to learn to use the skills of mindfulness to restore your sense of balance and equanimity. Leave the human race behind and cultivate a sense of inner, abiding peace and contentment.

Your Retreat Leader

Tammie Day is a counsellor and group facilitator of 17 years. She runs retreats and workshops throughout Australasia and has a particular interest in the positive psychology movement, Buddhism and cultivating mindfulness. She weaves these ideas throughout her retreats and workshops, to provide you with tools to create lasting change and happiness in your life. Read more about Tammie

Interview with Tammie

Q: How do you describe mindfulness in your retreat?

A: Mindfulness is simple, in fact it’s the simplest thing imaginable: being in the present moment, just focusing on one thing at time in a non-judgmental, curious and open manner. So why then do we find it so hard? Learning to quieten your mind can be a challenge for sure, but the benefits are numerous and like anything, it just takes a bit of practice... Continue reading

Retreat Inclusions

  • 6 days/5 nights of comfortable accomodation
  • Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • 1 included pre-booked luxury Spa treatment – 110 minutes – includes massage, exfoliation and rose petal bath
  • All meditation instruction – morning and evening workshop sessions
  • Trip to Gunung Batur volcano for sunrise yoga and meditation
  • View the famous Ceking Rice Terraces
  • Purification ritual at Tirta Empul temple – a very sacred place
  • Guided rice field walk and lunch at Sari Organic restaurant
  • Silent day
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • Transportation from/to airport/South Bali
  • Government tax and services

Optional extras

  • Morning yoga classes with Wayan Partawan
  • Visit to a Traditional Balinese Healer
  • Closing dinner at one of Bali’s best restaurants
  • Additional spa treatments

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 : 125
Twin : 95 per person

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara

The Place

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 2 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.

The Workshops

Soothe your Soul, Calm your Mind, and Relax your Body with 5 Days and Nights in tropical paradise.

Mindfulness refers to the practice of remembering to bring attention to present moment experience in a non-judgmental and open-minded manner. Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years in spiritual traditions and in the last 40 years practices similar to mindfulness have been used in a number of psychotherapies. In the last 15 years mindfulness practices have become increasingly popular in contemporary psychology and in the literature related to this contemporary use, mindfulness is considered as a meditation practice, a coping skill and a mode of being. Mindfulness can be learnt individually or within group settings and is not limited to any one particular mental, emotional or spiritual approach. During this retreat Mindfulness will be explored from both a Buddhist and psychological perspective, making it useful to people who live modern busy lives. Perfect for new or beginning practitioners.

This retreat provides you with the opportunity to find peace in a frantic world.

Mindfulness is a form of mental trainings. It is NOT:

  • a religion, although there may be a spiritual element to the practice.
  • about sitting cross-legged on the floor (but you can if you want to), chairs will be provided at every session.
  • about emptying your mind, it’s about tuning in and becoming more aware or “awake” to what is.
  • complicated, nor is it about success or failure. Every persons experience is unique to them and cannot be compared.

This retreat will provide you with the tools necessary to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday living.

How This Wellness Retreat May Benefit You:

  1. Quieten the mind and bring awareness to the way you think about life
  2. Explore and deepen your meditation practice
  3. Relax and refresh
  4. Deeply rest and rejuvenate
  5. Take peaceful time away from usual routine and surroundings
  6. Start to become a human ‘being’, instead of a human ‘doing’
  7. Embark on a journey of self-discovery
  8. Develop ways of introducing mindfulness into your everyday routine
  9. Set your priorities thereby changing or reinforcing your outlook on life
  10. Find a community of like-minded people

This retreat is designed to support busy women to slow down and connect with themselves, in beautiful locations, in a fun and supportive way, whilst in the company of other like-minded women.

The Meals

All your meals are included and most are served at the resort.

Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest and 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.

The Spa

You will enjoy a 110 min. Mandi Lulur – Floral Bath, a 17th century Javanese royal treatment. A traditional body massage followed by a body scrub with turmeric, sandal wood and rice powder, an exfoliation of yogurt to eliminate toxins, and a fragrant blossom bath. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.

Program Itinerary

Day 1

Check in from 14:00

16:00 - 17:30 Overview of retreat and introductory session. Setting your intentions for the week. *

*IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR ARRIVE AT THE RESORT IN TIME TO ATTEND.

  • Coming here now
  • The four domains of mindfulness
  • Setting your personal intentions for the week
  • Introductions and housekeeping
19:00 Opening night dinner

Day 2

07:00 Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30 Morning workshop

Waking up to the Auto-pilot
This session helps you to see the auto-pilot at work and encourages you to explore what happens when you wake up.

  • Explore the 7 characteristics of ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ modes of mind
  • Understand the benefits of using mindfulness
  • Start to use habit releasers
  • Mindfulness of breath and body
  • Mindful Eating
12:00 Lunch

Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time

16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon workshop

Attitudes, Skills and Hindrances in Meditation

  • It’s not about ‘tuning out’ it’s about ‘tuning in’
  • Explore the attitudes and skills necessary for practicing mindfulness
  • Know the 5 hinderances
  • Develop some tools to manage the wandering mind
19:00 Dinner
20:00 - 20:30 After Dinner workshop

Keeping Your body in Mind
This after dinner session uses body scan meditation to help explore the difference between thinking about sensation and experiencing it. Many of us spend so much time living ‘in our heads’ that we almost forget about the world experienced directly through our senses. The body scan meditation helps to train your mind so you can focus your attention directly on your bodily sensations without judging or analysing what you find. This helps you to see, ever more clearly, when the mind has begun to wander away by itself, so that you gradually learn to ‘taste’ the difference between the ‘thinking mind’ and the ‘sensing mind’. Body scan can also be used to create an experience of deep relaxation. Lovely to do just before bed.

Day 3

Sunrise yoga overlooking Batur Volcano
05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur – Bali’s most spectacular volcano
Witnessing the sunrise of the volcano Batur during a meditation session is an incredible experience. Following the meditaton session, we serve breakfast and by 08:30 we are ready return to the resort.
12:30 Lunch at Kumara Sakti

Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time

16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon workshop

Mindful Movement
Use the practice of mindful walking and being in your body to help the mind to continue the process of re-integrating with the body. You’ll gradually learn that the body is exquisitely sensitive to emerging unsettling feelings when you are becoming too goal focussed – and this allows you to see how tense, angry or unhappy you become when things don’t turn out the way you want. It’s an early warning system of profound power and significance that allows you to head off problems before they gain unstoppable momentum.

17:30 Preparation for day of silence tomorrow and trip to Tirta Empul
19:00 Dinner

Day 4

07:30 Group Meditation – start of day of silence
08:00 Breakfast
12:00 Lunch - provided in your room, so you can stay centred in silence and peace
16:00 End of day of silence. Gathering for afternoon tea and reflection on day of silence, includes preparation for Tirta Empul.
Purification Ritual at Tirta Empul
17:30 Light Dinner
18:30 - 21:30 Purification Ritual 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 5

07:00 Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 - 11:00 Morning workshop

Re-Balancing our Lives
Explore the close connection between our daily routines, behaviour and mood. When we are stressed and exhausted we often give up the things that ‘nourish’ us to make time for the more ‘pressing’ and ‘important’ things. Begin to use meditation to help you make skillful choices, so you can do more of the things that nourish you, and limit the downside of the those things that drain and deplete your inner resources. This will help you to enter a virtuous cycle that leads to greater creativity, resilience and the ability to enjoy life spontaneously as it is, rather than how you wish it to be.

Guided rice fields walk
11:30 Morning activity - Walking the rice fields of Bali
This morning, we will take you on a gentle nature walk, first through a small village (Sakti) and then we will follow the rice field’s path all the way to Sari Organic where a delicious lunch will be served.

Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time

16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon workshop

Loving Kindness and Compassion
Learn about the Tibetan concept of ‘Tonglen’, or ‘giving and taking’. Find out how loving kindness can be used to manage difficult situations and relationships. Anxiety, stresses and worries will still come, but they are more likely to melt way as you learn to meet them with kindness.

19:00 Closing Dinner – Bridges Restaurant – Ubud (additional cost)

Day 6

07:00 Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
08:00 Morning Meditation
09:00 Substantial Farewell Breakfast
Balinese offering class
10:00 - 11:30 Balinese Offering Class
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life for every Balinese. This interesting class is to help you understand the construction of the simplest offering and to explain the meaning behind the ritual. Following the offering class, you will take these offerings to the resort temple and offer them to the Balinese Gods. Allow the process to leave you feeling cleansed and purified ready to join the world again!
12:00 End of the program

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

Tammie Day View bio



6 days &
5 nights


Single: $ TBC
Twin: $ TBC


DATES 2015

23 - 28 August
6 - 11 September


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


Guest Testimonials

Everything on this retreat fitted in well. I thought the content was interesting but what I enjoyed the most was the people, the laughter and the love. The facilitators are skilled girls, gentle, caring, honest and open, compassionate and loving, thank you. I have gained peace, courage, self acceptance, a further love of nature and safety and security within myself...

Gab – 2014

If there is one thing I would describe about the retreat, especially Kumara Sakti – I’d say that it was purely magic – that is what it was to me – magic. It was heaven on earth. It was an adventure of a lifetime and I would love to do this retreat in such a magical majestic place with kind, beautiful staff who would do anything for you – over and over again...

Genevieve - 2013

After hearing about Tammie’s retreats, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to do something different. I am a Mum with two children who was very much looking for a break. I went to the retreat by myself which was a big step for me. I can’t say enough about how welcomed and involved I felt...

Natarsha - 2013

It has been a very memorable retreat. Tammie’s sessions were amazing, I would love to come back and be part of another of her workshops. She was well organised and very mindful of all participants’ needs, both physical and emotional. Yoga session were very good. I loved the inclusion of the Balinese ceremony..

Julie - 2013

Tammie is an amazing facilitator with a genuine empathy and thorough understanding of mindfulness, she also has a fabulous sense of humour and uses it appropriately. All the group sessions were well led and informative with practical tools to take home with you. Staff here are all beautiful souls...

Jenni - 2013

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email: info@oneworldretreats.com

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