Overview

This is a six-day Yin and Yang yoga retreat, offering a very nice balance. Yin and Yang are present in everything, in all that surrounds us, all the way to smallest cell within. As most of us lead very Yang-oriented lives, adding some Yin into the daily practice and into the daily life will help to find some calmness, stillness and happiness.

Throughout this retreat, we will blend Yin and Yang to experience the benefits of both styles. Each day will be different, with its own theme. In the Yang phase, we will cultivate balance and strength through dynamic and active sequences whereas in the Yin sessions, we slow down for a quieter practice to work our joints and calm the nervous system. The yoga offered is accessible to all levels of practitioners.

Combining the daily yoga sessions with a myriad of activities, ceremonies and rituals, enjoying delicious healthy food and blissful spa treatments, this retreat will leave you feeling balanced, energised and, of course, happy!

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

Marleen Feremans-Van Laer  |  Retreat Leader

When yoga crossed Marleen’s path, it was love at first sight and she made it her lifestyle. She attended her Vinyasa teacher training at Antwerp Yoga under the guidance of Elsie Matthijssens, the leading lady of yoga in Belgium. Soon after, she did a Yin training with Myriam Wagner in The Netherlands. Many workshops with […] Read more about Marleen Feremans-Van Laer

Wayan Partawan  |  Teacher Assistant

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


10 SECONDS WITH MARLEEN FEREMANS-VAN LAER

Q: Why yoga?
A: Yoga makes me stronger, healthier and what’s even more important, a better person.
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Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room Type IDR USD AUD EUR GBP
Single 24,000,000 ±1,758 ± 2,225 ± 1,480 ± 1,334
Twin 22,000,000 ± 1,611 ± 2,040 ± 1,357 ± 1,222

INCLUSIONS

  • Inland transportation from/to the airport or south of Bali area
  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • Most meals
  • 6 morning and 4 evening yoga and meditation classes
  • Agnihotra fire ritual
  • Purification ritual at Balinese Temple
  • Sound Healing Meditation
  • Ayurvedic Cooking Demonstration
  • Balinese offering class and ritual
  • Day of silence
  • Yoga overlooking Sunrise at Batur Volcano
  • Visit hot spring
  • Rice field walk
  • Ayurveda Chakra Dhara massage (2,5 hours)
  • Relaxing Massage
  • Government tax and services

Plus

  • Personalised water bottle
  • Hand-made canvas bag
  • Balinese traditional sarong
  • Incense sticks to remind you of Bali
  • Comprehensive information booklet with recipes to cook at home

Itinerary

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

Welcome drink upon arrival and introduction to the resort

Check into your room


DAY 1

agnihotra fire ritual

17:30 Retreat opening followed by Agnihotra ritual

19:00 Dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session with Marleen – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Balinese offering class

11:00 Sound Healing Meditation at Pyramid of Chi

12:00 Lunch

Spa treatment of the day
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.

yoga retreat in bali with marleen feremans

17:30 Evening restorative yoga and meditation with Wayan – 1.5 hours

19:30 Dinner

Good night and sweet dreams!


DAY 3

Day of silence

07:00 Yoga and meditation class

09:00 Breakfast in the privacy of your room

10:00 Spa treatment or free time

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

Afternoon to contemplate…

17:00 Evening restorative yoga and meditation with Wayan – 1.5 hours

18:00 Dinner

Evening meditation and purification ritual
After dinner, we will take you to Tirta Empul, Bali’s most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place is visited by the Balinese from all over the island, a local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat.

Ends of silence day


DAY 4

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session with Marleen – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

Rice field walk in bali

Walking the rice fields of Bali
followed by Ayurvedic cooking demonstration and lunch

Back to hotel

Spa Treatments of the day
Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage – 2 ½ hour
Ayurveda is believed to be the oldest healing therapy. It is a holistic science that is more than three thousand years old and focuses on health prevention, longevity and natural healing. An important part of the Ayurveda massage is called Chakra Dhara and consists of dripping warm herbal oil on the chakras (key energy points) in order to balance the energy flow and purify the body, mind and spirit. The therapist skillfully treats your body with an array of repetitive and slow movements such as kneading, squeezing and rubbing, resulting in the elimination of toxins and other organs’ impurities. The results are unbelievably good!

17:30 Evening restorative yoga and meditation with Wayan – 1.5 hours

19:30 Dinner


DAY 5

07:00 Morning Yoga Session with Marleen – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

Bike ride tour in bali

Free day to explore Ubud and surrounding

Lunch (excluded)

Optional Bike Ride – with extra cost

Dinner (excluded)

 


DAY 6

05:00 Departure for Gunung Batur, one of Bali’s most spectacular volcano.

Driving time +/- 45 minutes.

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga

08:00 Breakfast

Visit of Hot Spring

Back to hotel

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:30 Evening restorative yoga and meditation with Wayan – 1.5 hours

19:00 Sunset cocktail

19:30 Farewell dinner


DAY 7

07:00 Morning Yoga Session with Marleen – 2 hours

Breakfast

Balinese offering class and ritual
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.

Brunch

End of journey and transferring to your next destination


Specials

  • 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)


  • 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

Perfect organization of all activities, amazing yoga and rituals. This was pure magic. I would love to come back again!

Joelle, Belgium


A unique setting, beautiful people, excellent service. An unforgettable experience! I will be back!

Danielle, Belgium


The retreat allowed me to put things in place, offering a beautiful place in a beautiful surrounding in a beautiful country. Let go and let the magic happen here.

Rudy, Belgium


The resort was better than I expected. We are pampered from the beginning till the end. The people who work here are so friendly and the massage was the best I ever had in my life. I will definitely come back. The food was prepared with so much care and is very healthy. Thank you for everything.

Monique, Belgium


Happy journey in Bali at Oneworld Retreats feels like coming home, coming to the essence of myself and of life in general. Marleen and Wayan are both the best yoga teachers anyone could ask for. The staffs are very kind, helpful and friendly and the therapists have the most gentle hands in the world (being a physiotherapist myself, I know the hands working firmly but gentle) and here they do it up to 2,5 hours! Thanks to Claude for us inviting into your home, it was truly lovely.

Leive, Belgium


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More Info

YOGA STYLE

The yoga offered during this retreat by Marleen and Wayan is Yin and Yang, a mix of yoga styles – Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin. It is accessible to all levels.

Yin qualities are related with lunar energy and have a femine energy with a cooling effect. It is immobile, downward-oriented. The Yin parts of the body are the connective tissue, fascia, bones and joints. During the Yin sessions, we slow down for a quieter practice to work our joints and calm the nervous system. By holding poses for a longer period of time, mostly sitting or lying, we will release into each pose with mindful awareness of the sensations and thoughts that arise.

On the other hand, Yang qualities are associated with solar energy and have masculine energy with heating effect. Its is upward-oriented and mobile. In the body, Yang qualities are found in the muscles, blood and skin. During the Yang sessions, we will cultivate balance and strength through dynamic, active sequences (accessible for all levels). Working on a muscular level, we will focus on breathing and flowing from one pose to another.

Throughout this retreat, we will blend Yin and Yang together so you can learn to experience the benefits of both yoga styles. Every day, we will follow a different theme, such as preparing your physical body towards a peak pose, concentrating on a certain target zone, or focusing on a chakra or one of the five elements. Each day will be different.


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.


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 are Kumara’s famous 2,5 hours Ayurveda Chakra Dhara Massage and Relaxing Massage. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.


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