Overview

A week of discoveries for yoga, food and wine lovers

This week is about balance. Martine Bounet is a Yoga instructor and Wine professional and in this retreat she combines her two big passions. 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.

Martine Bounet will take you through the daily yoga and meditation. The yoga she teaches is Hatha, combining the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga, including Pranayama, Asanas, meditation techniques and yogic activities. She will be assisted by one of Bali’s most inspiring yoga teachers, Wayan Parthawan.

But Martine is also a real wine professional and enjoys combining great food and great wines. During the week, this aspect will come to play as well. You will be attending a fun cooking class and joining a wine tasting master class with Martine to get insights and learn tips and tricks in Ubud’s best wine cellar. To put all the wine and food pairing tips to test, the master class will be followed by a gastronomic dinner in a casual fine dining restaurant.

Add to all of the above the many other exciting activities we have in store for you and you are in for a week of perfect balance!

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

Martine Bounet  |  Retreat Leader

Martine Bounet is a certified yoga teacher. Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, she also lived a long time in London, UK. Here she was able to combine the two big passions in her life, yoga and wine, and to attain great command of both. She greatly enjoys sharing her passions and combines them in her daily life – practicing and teaching yoga and meditation as well as acting in diverse roles in the wine business. Her philosophy in life is that one moment not lived is a moment lost. Read more about Martine Bounet

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

Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room Type IDR USD AUD EUR GBP
Single 24,500,000 ±1,833 ± 2,315 ± 1,558 ± 1,419
Twin 22,500,000 ± 1,684 ± 2,126 ± 1,431 ± 1,304

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 and/or meditation sessions
  • Relaxing massage or Deep Tissue massage (75 minutes)
  • Agnihotra ritual
  • Purification ritual at a Balinese temple
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Bicycle excursion (inclusive yet optional)
  • Day of Silence
  • Cooking class
  • Wine Masterclass
  • Gastronomic dinner at bridges
  • Balinese Offering class and ritual
  • 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

Welcome drink upon arrival and introduction to the resort

Check into your room


DAY 1

17:30 Retreat opening
Orientation and introduction session followed by meditation and Agnihotra ritual

19:30 Dinner


DAY 2

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Balinese cooking class followed by lunch

Spa treatment or free time

17:00 Evening yoga session

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 Morning yoga and meditation session

09:00 Breakfast

Spa treatments of the day
Relaxing massage – 75 minutes
Kumara’s 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. In harmony with Ayurveda and stone therapy, this massage is designed for deep relaxation and stress removal.

OR Deep Tissue massage – 75 minutes
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage designed to loosen muscles, increase blood flow and relieve stress. Your therapist will skilfully use her elbows and fingers to penetrate all layers of tissue. This therapy breaks down rigid muscle tissue and helps to relieve pain and restore movement. Your therapist uses slow, strong strokes that stimulate and revive deep muscle tissue.

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

Spa treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 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 volcano.
Driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 Meditation and yoga program
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 treatment or free time

17:30 Evening yoga and meditation session

19:30 Dinner


DAY 5

Today is the day to celebrate good food and great wines!

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

09:00 Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Spa treatment or free time

18:00 Wine master class and gastronomic farewell dinner with Martine in a casual fine dining restaurant


DAY 6

07:00 Morning yoga and meditation session

09:00 Light breakfast

09:00 Balinese offering class and ceremony

11:00 Farewell brunch

End of the retreat and departing to your next destination


Specials

  • Our Special offers
    Time for a break? August is a great time for that here in Bali; the weather is nice and not too hot, the rainy season is over. To help put your plan into action, we prepared interesting special offers.

    Stay with us for free
    Book any retreat starting August and enjoy a complimentary night with breakfast and extra yoga class with Wayan, one of Bali’s most inspiring yoga teachers.

    August retreats:


  • 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

When I arrived at Kumara, I was astounded by it’s beauty. From my very first interaction with staff, I felt welcomed and cared for. Everyone is friendly, sweet, genuine and attentive. The attention to the details throughout the resort is impeccable. My room was lovely and comfortable. I have never stayed in such luxurious surroundings. Having our own terraces makes the experience even more perfect. Our retreat with Martine was wonderful, she is so knowledgeable in so many areas. We studied the different approaches to yoga, chakra, Ayurveda and so much more. The excursions were superb to the temple, bike riding and sunrise yoga at Mt. Batur. My spa treatments were equally luxurious and nourishing. Overall a life-changing experience here at Kumara.

Melissa, USA


The ideal combination of exploring the inner and outer Self and the Balinese culture. The retreat offered a great mix of the spiritual and the physical with the culminating wine tasting being a fantastic reward.

Luke, Seychelles


With her knowledge and expertise on the world of wine and her passion and enthusiasm for yoga, Martine was a perfect leader for the retreat. It was a privilege to me to return to Oneworld Retreats for the fifth retreat and once again, I return home feeling physically, emotionally, and spiritually rejuvenated.

Carolyn, Australia


It was beautiful experience! Each day was varied, the cooking class was such a wonderful experience. The bike ride through the rice fields and country side allowed me to see a different side of Bali. I loved the staff, very accommodating and love the small touches that made it so personal. i.e. the lime water upon return from the bike ride. Shuttle service to and from center of town. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Leana, USA


This is the most complete, top quality retreat I have ever experienced. The lush environment with nature right off the veranda was extremely relaxing. The spa service, the yoga sessions and exploring Bali were a perfect balance for me. I am leaving very refreshed. Thank you!

Shelley, USA


An exceptional opportunity to explore the nature of yoga practice and understand how a general practice may benefit living well. The exposure to the activities of Balinese Culture was beautifully and professionally executed. The staff was genuine, friendly and available when needed.

John, USA


Overall balanced and a life-experience of all you would expect and so much more. If only I had the money, I would extend my stay for at least a month!

Nicolette, Holland


This retreat provides a perfect balance of culture, yoga, meditation, relaxation and other activities. Despite the many activities and surprises, they were not rushed at all. Well done, Claude, Martine, Wayan, Tekok and the team. It was beyond my expectation.

Diane, Australia


This retreat provides a perfect balance of culture, yoga, meditation, relaxation and other activities. Despite the many activities and surprises, they were not rushed at all. Well done, Claude, Martine, Wayan, Tekok and the team. It was beyond my expectation.
Diane, Australia

It’s a life changing experience and a way to fall in love with yourself again.

Agnieszka, Canada


I came here to find some peace and balance away from the hectic life of Dubai where I am professionally based. This retreat brought so much peace and harmony in me. It felt really good to be so close to real nature and the abundance of mother nature and how reconnecting with nature is all that we need to bring peace and calm back into our life. Thank you for showing me ways to life in the present.

Bidyalakshmi, India


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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.


YOGA

The Yoga is Hatha and combines the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga. Guests are introduced to Pranayama, Asanas, relaxation techniques and yogic activities.


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 is a blissful Relaxing massage or if you prefer, a Deep Tissue massage. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.


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