Overview

A week of self-exploration in the most spiritually beautiful place we know. Discover Bali, dive deep into the ancient practice of yoga and widen your understanding of its healing benefits. Be immersed in daily rituals in a way that will have lasting benefits and inspire positive personal change.

Sowing the Seeds of change is about fostering gratitude, presence and mindfulness in our lives through simple daily practices. This retreat will focus on the ritual life of Balinese culture, participants will make daily offerings, visit holy sites on the Island of the Gods and develop an accessible meditation/yoga practice to take home with them.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners, daily yoga asana classes are based on Ashtanga/Vinyasa (morning practices) and yin yoga (evening practices). Meditations will be based in Buddhist traditions with mantra, mudra and journaling offerings included.

Special offer

Book the Sowing the Seeds of Change, with Rachel Roberts, before 31 December 2017 and save IDR 2,000,000.

YOUR RETREAT LEADER

Rachel Roberts  |  Retreat Leader

A spiritual leader for the modern era. Rachel Roberts is a sought-after public speaker, retreat leader and the founder of the wildly popular Yoga Bar studios based in the U.S. Perhaps Rachel’s greatest talent is her ability to offer ancient philosophies, rituals, and practices in a joyous way that fits seamlessly into our modern day lives. Read more about Rachel Roberts

10 Seconds with Rachel Roberts

Q : Why Yoga?

A : We practice yoga so that we might be healthy in body, calm in mind, useful in life and joyous enough to inspire others…. Continue reading

Interview: Yoga – A Self Care Love Letter

Q :How do you describe the yoga?

A :Yoga is a love letter to the self, written in the pen of the breath. When we come to our mats, the external world falls away and we sit authentically with the Self. On your mat it doesn’t matter if you are a successful attorney or a debt-ridden grad student – on the mat you are a brave practitioner, studying yourself. The mat is a great equalizer and a place to learn what true self-compassion is… Continue reading

Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room Type IDR USD AUD EUR GBP
Single 29,000,000 ±2,121 ± 2,710 ± 1,800 ± 1,606
Twin 25,000,000 ± 1,829 ± 2,336 ± 1,552 ± 1,385

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 days/6 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • All meals
  • 5 Yang and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga style morning sessions
  • 5 evening Yin Yoga/Restorative sessions
  • Day of Silence
  • Purification ritual at Balinese temple
  • 1 Balinese offering class and 4 daily offering rituals
  • 1 Balinese Massage
  • 1 Facial Treatment
  • Balinese dance performance
  • Guided rice field walk
  • Yoga overlooking the sunrise behind Batur Volcano
  • Bicycle excursion (inclusive yet optional)
  • Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise
  • 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 - Sunday

17:30 Orientation followed by meditation session

19:00 Dinner


DAY 2 - Monday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 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.

09:30 Breakfast

Spa treatment or free time

13:00 Lunch

Free afternoon or spa treatment

17:00 Evening Yin yoga, restorative practice – 1 hour

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.

Good night and sweet dreams!


DAY 3 - Tuesday

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 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day
Balinese Massage – 1 hour
Combining different massage techniques – pressure points, palm pressure, sliding and kneading – this massage works deeply on the muscles, leaving the body relaxed. Balinese massage is believed to relieve sleep disorder, muscle pains and sport injuries.

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

Afternoon to contemplate…

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:30 Dinner – Candlelight dinner served on your own terrace


DAY 4 – Wednesday

Silence remains until breakfast

04:45 Balinese Offering ritual

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

06:00 Morning sunrise yoga
Sun salutation with a splendid view ofBatur volcano.

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

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:00 Dinner


DAY 5 – Thursday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese Offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

Spa treatment of the day
Facial
Using only Ayurvedic herbal products, our therapists gently cleanse, steam and exfoliate your skin; manual extraction follows if needed. Throughout the treatment, the therapist incorporates a soothing and uplifting face, neck and shoulder massage. As you relax under the mask, you can enjoy an arm massage. Finally, after toner, a moisturizer is applied to aid skin repair and maintain moisture levels. All our facials encourage the restoration of youthful vitality and natural radiance of your skin.

13:00 Lunch

Free time

17:00 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1 hour

18:00 Early dinner

19:00 Departing to Ubud for a dance performance


DAY 6 – Friday

07:00 Yang morning session, Ashtanga Vinyasa style – 2 hours

09:00 Balinese offering ritual

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Walking the rice fields of Bali followed by

Lunch at a surprise location

Spa treatments or free afternoon

17:30 Evening Yin yoga, restorative session – 1,5 hours

19:00 Sunset cocktail

19:30 Farewell dinner


DAY 7 - Saturday

07:00 Agnihotra fire ritual at sunrise

Closing ceremony

Farewell brunch

Transfer to your next destination

End of journey


Specials

  • Sowing the Seeds of Change Special Offer

    Book the Sowing the Seeds of Change, with Rachel Roberts, before 31 December 2017 and save IDR 2,000,000.


  • 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.


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.


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 TREATMENTS

Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapists’ hands. Inclusive are a Facial treatment and a Balinese massage. Other treatments are available onsite, you may wish to view our spa menu.


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