'Your Yoga - A Personal Practice'

This unique retreat includes both group yoga classes, a private one-on-one yoga session and a 'mysore' style group practice. The aim of this retreat is to assist you in developing a personalized yoga practice for a home self-practice. You will also be given specific modifications for your body so that you can attend a variety of group classes and intelligently and safely join in, regardless of the yoga style.

In group yoga classes we sometimes find ourselves practicing asana, yoga styles, sequences and breathing exercises that are not always best suited to own health needs, stress levels or personal growth goals. Combining group and private classes with workshops, this retreat will give you the skills to practice intelligent yoga poses with possible modifications during group led classes, and more importantly you will develop the tools to support your self-practice, perhaps making you less dependent on attending classes in order to do yoga.

Janet and James bring together 30 years of combined studies in Vini, Ashtanga, Therapeutic, Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa, Restorative and Hatha yoga we will draw on our collective knowledge of these traditions to create a number of sequences distinct for you.

Due to the individualized nature of this retreat we are able to facilitate new or advanced students interested in any of the above yoga styles mentioned.

Janet
Janet Nicol, Yoga Instructor and retreat leader
Janet is from Toronto, Canada where she has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years. Blending her studies in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, and Restorative, she draws on these styles to offer students unique classes weaving together the best of each tradition. Read more about Janet.


James
James Newman, Yoga Instructor and retreat leader
James discovered yoga in 1996 during his previous incarnation as an investor and mountain sports enthusiast. His mental and physical changes were so profound that he devoted his life to the study and teaching of yoga. He's certified to teach in the Anusara, Kripalu and Vinyasa Krama styles. Read more about James.

Retreat Inclusion

- Transportation from / to airport / South Bali area
- 6 nights of comfortable accommodations
- Well prepared meals
- 10 lead yoga, pranayama and meditation classes
- 2 group practice mysore style classes
- 1 private session (more available upon request)
- Evening ‘mysore’ style yoga classes - 2.0 h.
- 1 Spa Mandi Treatment (massage, scrub, bath)
- 1 Relaxing massage or Facial treatment
- Purification ceremony at Tirta Empul
- Yoga overlooking the sunrise and Batur volcano
- Bicycle ride down to Ubud
- Guided rice field walk and lunch at Sari Organic
- Experience Nyepi, Bali’s annual day of silence
- Closing ritual and ceremony
- Government tax and service

Price
The price is inclusive of everything described above
The tuition fee is calculated in IDR.
Use the following exchange converter for today’s accurate rates.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

Currency Single Twin/per person
IDR IDR 16,500,000 IDR 12,500,000
USD (approximately) US$ 1,859 US$ 1,409

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara

THE PLACE

The ten 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 centre 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 with garden mini-bar, shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests' ultimate serenity, everyone above the age of 14 is welcome at the retreat.

THE YOGA

Collectively, Janet and James bring 30 years of combined studies in Vini, Ashtanga, Therapeutic, Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa, Restorative and Hatha yoga. We will draw on our knowledge of these traditions to create a number of sequences distinct for you.

Due to the individualized nature of this retreat we are able to facilitate new or advanced students interested in any of the above yoga styles mentioned.

THE MEALS

Healthy, organic meals are provided, which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for.

SPA TREATMENTS

You will enjoy a Spa Mandi treatment; a traditional body massage followed by a body scrub with turmeric, sandal wood and rice powder, an exfoliation of yoghurt to eliminate toxins, and a fragrant blossom bath! The second inclusive treatment is a choice between a 75 minute relaxing massage, based on Ayurvedic principles or a Facial treatment (1 hour)

 

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday March 18th

Transfer to Kumara in Ubud, from the airport or anywhere in South Bali

Welcome drink and visit of the resort.

Settle into your accommodation and relax by the pool.

16:00 Introduction

16:30 - 15:30 Restorative Yoga and Meditation

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 2 - Monday March 19th

07:00 Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga - 1.5 hour

08:30 Buffet Breakfast

09.30-12:30 Private yoga sessions/Spa treatments/Free time
Participants will start their private sessions with one of the instructors while others can enjoy free time for spa treatments, relaxing or wandering into Ubud

Spa Treatment of the day
Mandi Lulur Floral Bath - 1hour 45 minutes

This 17th century Javanese royal treatment will make you feel on top of the world! Mandi lulur is the luxurious pre-wedding ritual of Indonesian women. This treatment moisturizes and restores the natural PH balance of your skin. It begins with a traditional body massage, followed by a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells using a mixture of turmeric, sandalwood and rice powder. Then, yoghurt is applied to refresh and open the pores of your skin. The treatment ends with a fragrant blossom bath.
* Please note that your spa treatment might be scheduled on a different time or day.

13:00 Lunch

14:00 -16:00 Continued private sessions, same as earlier in the day.
For other students (spa treatments, free time, relaxing)

16:30-18:30 Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga - 1.5 hour

18:30 - Dinner

19:30 Evening meditation and purification ritual

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.
An exceptional way to begin the retreat.

 

Day 3 - Tuesday March 20th

07:00 Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga - 1.5 hours

08:30 Buffet Breakfast

09.30-12:30 Private yoga sessions/Spa treatments/Free time

13:00 Lunch

14:00 -16:00 Continued private sessions, same as earlier in the day.
For other students (spa treatments, free time, relaxing)

16:30-18:30 Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga - 1.5 hour

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 4 - Wednesday March 21st

05:00 - Departure for Gunung Batur - One of Bali's most spectacular volcano
Driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 - Yoga program With a splendid view of the sunrise behind the Volcano Batur

08:00 - Breakfast

Return to Ubud

Optional cycling experience
22 km of downhill & 700m of uphill bicycle tour discovering a different Bali!

Lunch upon arrival at the resort

16:30-18:30 Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga - 1.5 hour

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 5 -Thursday March 22nd

07:00 Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga - 1.5 hours

08:30 Buffet Breakfast

Morning activity - Walking the rice fields of Bali

Organic lunch surrounded by rice fields

14:00 - 16:00 Privates sessions
For other students (spa treatments, free time, biking)

16:30-18:30 Teacher-assisted self-practice Mysore style

18:30 Dinner

To the center of Ubud to watch the Ogoh Ogoh parade.
Today the Balinese celebrate the "Ngerupuk Day", the day before the new year in the Balinese calender. On Ngerupuk Day there will be a big parade of Ogoh Ogoh at night (demonic statues made from paper mache or bamboo). The Balinese will take the Ogoh Ogoh around the streets and at the end of the parade the statues will be burned. This celebration is meant to destroy all the bad things in the past year and to welcome a new year.

 

Day 6 - Friday March 23rd - NYEPI

Today the Balinese celebrate their new year day called ;Nyepi. This day is celebrated in silence and there will be no traffic, lights and sounds for 24 hours starting from 6 am in the morning. On this day nobody is allowed to leave the resort. It is a day of self-reflection. It is not necessary to be silent during this day as you will be staying in the resort.

07:00 Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga - 1.5 hours

08.30 Breakfast

09.30-12:30 Optional extra Private yoga sessions (extra cost)

13:00 Lunch

Afternoon to contemplate...

16:30-18:30 Teacher assisted self-practice Mysore style

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 7 - Saturday March 24th

07:00 Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga - 1.5 hours

Closing Ceremony

Farewell Brunch

12:00 End of journey

Transfer to your next destination

 

 

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