Overview

Life is all about balance. Balance between dark and light, sun and moon, night and day and Yin and Yang. This retreat is for anyone looking to restore that balance in their life whilst enjoying a unique Balinese vacation.

The meditation and morning yoga practice will activate you for the day, the evening Yin yoga practice will release your deeper levels and help bring balance. Along with the twice daily yoga and meditation practices, there are activities to discover aspects of Bali, nourishing well-balanced meals, spa treatments and time to relax and reflect but not forgetting some fun time also.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced yogi this program is suitable for you.

Special offer

Book the Activate and Release retreat of 1-6 October and enjoy a complimentary night with breakfast before or after the retreat and sound healing session at The Pyramids of Chi.

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

Wayan Partawan  |  Retreat Leader

Wayan is a lover of yoga and of kirtan. Over the past couple of years, Wayan has been the assistant and student of many retreat leaders at Kumara. He doesn’t miss an opportunity to go deeper in his practice. Wayan is a certified yoga teacher after completing the Yoga Arts teacher training in 2010. Read more about Wayan Partawan

Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room Type IDR USD AUD EUR GBP
Single 24,500,000 ±1,794 ± 2,271 ± 1,511 ± 1,361
Twin 22,500,000 ± 1,648 ± 2,086 ± 1,387 ± 1,250

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation from/to airport/South Bali
  • 6 days/5 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • All meals
  • 5 morning meditation and yoga sessions (2 hours)
  • 4 evening yoga sessions (1.5 hours)
  • Mandi treatment – Massage | Body Exfoliation | Floral Bath
  • Hair cream bath or Facial treatment
  • Agnihotra ritual
  • Purification ritual at a Balinese temple
  • Day of Silence
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Kirtan
  • Bicycle excursion (inclusive yet optional)
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Free drinking water
  • Government tax and services

Plus

  • Personalised water bottle
  • Hand-made canvas bag
  • Balinese traditional sarong
  • Comprehensive information booklet with recipes to cook at home

Itinerary

Transfer to Oneworld Retreats at Kumara from the airport or anywhere in South Bali.


DAY 1

17:30 Introduction and orientation session followed by Agnihotra ritual

Dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Meditation and yoga practice – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Spa treatment or free time

17:00 Yin yoga practice

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Purification ceremony at a Balinese temple
After dinner, we will take you to a Balinese temple with sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. A local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat. Day of Silence begins.

21:30 Return to the resort


DAY 3

Experiencing a day in silence
Today is a day for contemplation and to concentrate on your inner self. 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 Meditation and yoga practice – 2 hours

09:00Breakfast

authentic bali yoga retreat

Spa treatment of the day
Mandi Lulur/Floral Bath – 110 minutes
17th century Javanese royal treatment. A relaxing massage, followed by spice scrub (turmeric, sandal wood and rice powder) exfoliation with yogurt for moisturizer and a fragrant blossom bath. A true royal treatment!

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

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Yin yoga and yoga Nidra

Dinner – Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace


DAY 4

Silence continues until after breakfast.

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur
One of Bali’s most spectacular volcanos, driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 Meditation and yoga practice – 2 hours
with a splendid view of the sunrise behind the Volcano Batur

08:00 Breakfast and end of silence

Return to Ubud
Optional cycling experience
22 km of downhill and 700m of uphill bicycle tour discovering a different Bali!

Lunch

14:30 Spa treatments or free time

17:30 Yin yoga and yoga Nidra

Dinner


DAY 5

07:00 Meditation and yoga practice – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Balinese cooking class followed by lunch

14:30 Spa Treatments of the day
You can choose between:

  • Hair Cream Bath – 1 hour
    A vital treat for your hair and scalp that also lifts the spirit!
    Your scalp is massaged with a rich avocado cream to stimulate circulation and release tension. Steaming follows to hydrate and preserve suppleness. Your therapist slowly massages your shoulders and upper arms before finally applying natural hair tonic, washing and towel drying. This treatment will leave your hair radiant.
  • OR
  • Herbal Facial or Thermal Clay Facial – 1 hour
    This age-old treatment softens, moisturizes and firms the skin, promoting new cell growth. First a refreshing cleanser is applied, followed by a peeling and exfoliation treatment. Next, a face, neck and shoulder massage with a steam treatment followed by manual extraction. After the application of a facemask you can relax deeply for 15 minutes while it does its wonderful work! The treatment concludes with an application of a refreshing iced towel and moisturizing cream.

17:00 Playful and fun yoga session
Play is important even for us adults – we will embrace this during this fun yoga session

18:00 Kirtan

19:00 Farewell cocktail

19:30 Dinner


DAY 6

07:00 Morning Yoga practice

09:00 Light breakfast

09:30 Balinese offering class and ceremony

11:00 Farewell brunch


Specials

  • Activate and Release Retreat Special Offer

    Book the Activate and Release retreat of 1-6 October and enjoy a complimentary night with breakfast before or after the retreat and sound healing session at The Pyramids of Chi.


  • 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…

    • 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)
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    IDR 1,950,000 (± US$ 151)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 97)


  • Late Departure Package

    Prolong your stay with us and experience the fun and relaxed Wine Masterclass at bridges on Friday night. On Saturday morning, indulge in an extra spa treatment before heading to your next destination. Our Late Departure package includes…

    Single Regular:
    IDR 2,700,000 (± US$ 209)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,750,000 (± US$ 135)
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    IDR 2,300,000 (± US$ 178)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 97)


  • 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$ 147)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,250,000 (± US$ 97)
    Twin
    (per person)
    Regular:
    IDR 2,300,000 (± US$ 178)
    Retreat guests only:
    IDR 1,500,000 (± US$ 116)


  • 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.


Guest Reviews

To me, this week of the “activate and release” retreat was my path to my inner Self, this place – Kumara is my temple, I lived this place and I loved this place, it was something magical!

Anne, Germany


Very professional and well organised from the minute I land in Bali. Being a first time solo traveller, I was very nervous, but everything was looked after. Spa treatments were absolutely amazing and I am going home feeling very relaxed and refreshed. The yoga studio is just beautiful, peaceful and calming overlooking the beautiful backdrop of the jungle. My room was extremely spacious and clean. The meals were absolutely delicious and catered for any special dietary requirements. The Yoga classes were catered for all levels and very enjoyable.

Karen, Australia


Loved the activities, bike ride and long rice field walk. Beautiful buildings at the resort and outdoor daybed, lovely place to relax and read. The staffs are so friendly, spa treatments were bliss especially the flower bath! Yoga leaders were so friendly and welcoming. Tekok the leaders assistant was lovely, so friendly and helpful, knowledgeable and love to laugh. He is definitely a huge asset to your team, made the trip enjoyable.

Sabrina, Australia


Yoga was a great combination. Spa: great price, good trained therapists. Actitvities: great! I got to see a lot of Ubud. The sunrise yoga was really great! The food has been really amazing – everything has tasted so well.

Marita, Norway


Stunning location, superb Balinese style. Hospitality, fabulous food and beautifully accurate program. Congratulations on a gorgeous experience!

Alexandra, Australia


The teachers have lovely soul, have a huge passion for sharing what they love. With more time and practice to improve the program, it has the potential to be very popular. We felt your energy and eagerness throughout the week. The accommodation and staff were absolutely fantastic – very polite, patient, respectful and made an effort to know you, it is very appreciated. The activities were invigorating and overall have made a group of strangers become great friends by the end of the week. A big thank you to Claude, Tekok and the team for creating such a great environment for us.

Vivien, Australia


My time at Oneworld Retreats was a great introduction to Bali and yoga retreats. I came for the yoga but was pleasantly surprised by the spa, activities in and around Ubud, and the food! The staff at Kumara made our experience extremely personalised. Taking the time to learn everyone’s name and the accommodations were wonderful. I was introduced to a new kind of yoga and practiced with others who were undergoing a change on their lives, similar to me. I met some amazing people and I leave with great memories of Bali and a much deeper understanding of the culture.

Julia, USA


It was truly a very enjoyable yoga retreat. At times the yoga was difficult, but with the help of the teacher, it was made more enjoyable. The activities were also enjoyable. The staffs are all very friendly and you feel very welcomed to be here. The spa treatments are out of this world and they couldn’t be better. It is such a privilege to be part of such an amazing week.

Jenny, Australia


This retreat gives you balance to change in your everyday life. Anita is a strong centered woman who can show you the cares deeply about you with a simple look from across the yoga studio. Jackie is the most caring deeply and giving individual I have ever met who’s insight can act as a guiding force for the retreat and can be taken back and applied to your everyday life.

Beth, USA


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More Info

RESORT

Oneworld’s holistic retreat lies in the hills of Ubud, Bali – about 1.5 km away from the hustle and bustle of the village center. The eco-friendly retreat is peaceful and serene, bordered by a small creek to the west and surrounded by jungle and rice fields. And it is probably the only retreat centre in the world with a Palace in its backyard!

We offer 14 comfortable and spacious rooms, two swimming pools, dining room, a yoga shala open to nature as well as a spa where you can enjoy high quality treatments. You will find lush gardens and pavilions to relax and indulge in the beautiful views. Should you wish to explore Ubud during free time, we offer shuttle bus service.

Each room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace/balcony and bathroom. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests’ ultimate serenity, we welcome guests of a minimum age of 14 years. See all the facilities.


COMBINATION OF ACTIVATE AND RELEASE

Activate

An inspiring and most unique style created by Wayan combines Ashtanga, Hatha and Iyengar yoga and flows beautifully to bring harmony, ease and balance to the mind and body. It encourages you to take your practice beyond the mat, celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. During the contemplative meditation, you watch your thoughts, without any intention to either control or repress them. Just simply watch and be aware of each movement of the thought and see them move without you being moved by them.

Release

Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga. However, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

What is Yin Yoga?

A Yin Yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body; the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Each pose, with its long, quiet connection to mind and body is very much a meditative experience – quietly following the breath you deeply stimulate the meridians while garnering the benefits of meditation.


MEALS

Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest, healthiest and most tasteful meals, infused with love. Your special wishes and dietary requirements are taken care of whenever possible. All your meals are included and most of them are eaten together with the group in the beautiful jungle dining room but sometimes are also served in the privacy of your own balcony or at an outside location. Your personalized itinerary will inform you in detail.


SPA

Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapists’ hands. Inclusive in your retreat are Mandi Lulur and a Hair Cream Bath or Facial treatment. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.


ON OUR CALENDAR

A new retreat happening every week led by experienced retreat leaders from Bali and abroad.

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