Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat

With Mark Ament

Organic Living Foods · Gentle Herbal Detox · Qigong · Kindness Meditation · Spa Treatments · Inspirational Health Talks

Designed as a true sanctuary from the demands of daily life, the Fresh Start Retreat gives you an ideal opportunity to rejuvenate yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Enjoy likeminded people in a beautiful Zen-like retreat setting while you experience and learn energizing practices that you can take home and continue to use to maximize your health and awareness.

Your retreat leader:
Mark Ament Mark Ament is passionate about superfood nutrition and regular cleansing as part of a balanced lifestyle. Seeing tremendous health gains in his own life after regular cleansing 15 years ago, Mark studied the subjects of detox and raw food nutrition with some of the world’s best known teachers including Gabriel Cousens, M.D. and David Wolfe. He has been leading holistic cleansing retreats internationally since 2004. Read more about Mark

Read our interview with Mark Ament

Retreat Inclusions

  • 7 nights of comfortable accommodations
  • 100 % Organic Living Food Cleansing Meals
  • The 'Ultimate Cleanse' Herbal Detox Kit
  • Relaxing Restorative Yoga Sessions
  • Daily Morning Qigong
  • Kindness Meditation Sessions
  • 4 Healing Spa Treatments
  • 5 Talks on Natural Health and Healing
  • Purification Ritual and Blessing Ceremony
  • Balinese Offering Class and Ritual
  • Government tax and service
Price
The price is inclusive of everything described above
The tuition fee is calculated in Indonesian Rupiah
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CURRENCY CONVERTER

Currency Single Twin/per person
Indonesian Rupiah
(fixed rate)
IDR 20,750,000 IDR 17,750,000
US Dollars 
(approximately)
± USD 1,815 ± USD 1,553

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN BALI!
Enjoy your privilege of being our retreat guests by booking an extra night at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara for a special price.

You may wish to enjoy one night prior or after the retreat with this special price below. This is inclusive of breakfast, tax and service.

Regular Extra night
Single
Twin/per person
IDR
IDR 935,000 IDR 510,000

Early Arrival Package
Get more out of your early arrival by enjoying one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ubud and getting into your yoga practice. Our Early Arrival package is inclusive of:

- one night accommodation (including breakfast)
- a morning yoga class
- Bridging Table dinner at bridges Bali
- shuttle service to Ubud town

Early Arrival Package Single Twin/per person
IDR IDR 1,200,000 IDR 850,000

Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat for 8 days and 7 nights General Information
During this retreat you eat a diet based on natural fresh cleansing foods while taking herbal formulas that cleanse and rejuvenate the colon, liver and kidneys. Daily Qigong and meditation will help you relieve stress and reconnect you more deeply and lovingly with yourself. Special detox wellness treatments are also included along with inspirational talks on natural health and healing.

This program is completely non-invasive with no fasting, no colonics and no enemas.

Testimonials previous retreats

The Elements Involved

One: 7 Days Fresh Living Food Cleansing Diet
During the program you completely eliminate meat, dairy products, starches and processed food while including plenty of fresh juices and smoothies. In addition you enjoy savory soups, a variety of salads, creative main dishes and simple, tasty desserts.

     

Two: “The Ultimate Cleanse”

The Ultimate Cleanse is a top selling high quality whole body detox kit. It has been formulated using recipes from cleansing experts Dr. Bernard Jensen and Dr. Richard Anderson.

During the 5 day program (days 2-6 of the retreat) you take herbal formulas two times per day. These herbs work to cleanse the colon, liver and kidneys, which are the body’s major detoxification organs. You may also release mucoid plaque from the interior walls of your intestines as pictured below. Getting this gunk out of your body will allow you to absorb nutrients better.

herbal detox     


Common results include:

  • Quick and easy weight loss - average of 10 lbs. (5kg) - all the way up to 40 lbs (18kg)
  • Relief of constipation and restoration of regularity
  • Disappearing acne, rashes, dry skin, eczema and other skin problems related to toxicity
  • Relief of headaches - including migraines
  • Reduced incidence of heartburn
  • Relief of arthritis and joint pain
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Elimination of food cravings
  • Relief of asthma symptoms
  • Easier nutrient absorption
  • Smoother digestion
  • Clearer thinking and sharper mental focus
  • More balanced emotions
  • Greater motivation
Three: Qigong and Kindness Meditation

     

Qigong, which literally means “energy work,” is a 4000 year old system of cultivating health, vitality and longevity based upon the fundamental principles of Taoism and the universal laws of nature. Qigong works with the energy found in our own bodies and in the surrounding environment to help overcome the imbalances that sap our strength and give rise to disease.

In a Qigong class we use breathing exercises, simple body movements and basic meditation techniques to relax the mind, strengthen the muscles and to connect with nature and with our own intuition.

Kindness meditation is focused on complete acceptance of yourself in each moment. It gently lowers brain wave frequencies to theta and delta levels, which promote deep relaxation and personal transformation.

Four: Special Detoxifying Wellness Treatments

Shirodhara treatment - 1 hour

     

Shirodara is a treatment used by Indian yogis to enhance self-awareness. At Kumara spa, shirodara restores calm and vital balance to the mind and the nervous system, correcting imbalances of the senses. The treatment is also believed to reduce insomnia.

Shirodara begins and ends with a face, neck and scalp massage. Once you are totally relaxed, our therapist takes up to 25 minutes to pour warm herbal oil in even, continuous stream over the 6th chakra point in the centre of your forehead, better known as your "third eye".

Relaxing Herbal Massage - 1 hour 15 minutes

Our herbal massage is based on Ayurvedic principles, and uses warm oil and professional hands to balance the chakras, the key energy points in your body.

Craniosacral Therapy 1 hour

     

Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form which assists the body's natural capacity for self-repair. In a typical craniosacral session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on your body and tuning in to what is happening by ‘listening’ with their hands. Contact is made carefully so that you will feel at ease with what is happening.

Mandi Lulur Floral Bath - 1 hour 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.

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara

THE PLACE

The fourteen 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 retreat center 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, mini-bar and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious. For our guests' ultimate serenity, everyone above the age of 14 is welcome at the retreat.

THE MEALS

Most meals are served at the retreat. Healthy, organic vegetarian meals are provided which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for

SPA TREATMENTS

Part of your retreat experience is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s massage treatments. During your stay be pampered with a complimentary 75 minutes relaxing massage, a Mandi Lulur treatment, a Raindrop Technique treatment and a Craniosacral session. You may choose from our menu for further Spa Treatments. See spa menu.


PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1

17:00 Welcome and registration

Dinner – Gourmet Fresh Living Foods

     

20:00 Kindness Meditation


Day 2

7.45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs*

     

11:00 Talk: ‘How Internal Cleansing Works’

Lunch

18:30 Dinner and Herbs

19:30 Restorative Yoga

*Note: “Herbs” refers to the herbal supplements taken with the “Ultimate Cleanse”


Day 3

8:00 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: "Staying Emotionally Healthy and Balanced in Everyday Life"

Lunch

Relax and Spa Treatments

18:00 Dinner and Herbs

19:15 Visit to Tirta Empul

   

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.


Day 4

8:00 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: ‘The Cleansing Power of Living Food’

Lunch

Relax and Spa Treatments

     

18:00 Dinner and Herbs

19:30 Kindness Meditation



Day 5

7.45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: "Nature’s First Medicine: Essential Oils"

Lunch

     

Relax and Spa Treatments

18:30 Dinner and Herbs

19:30 Restorative Yoga

 

Day 6

7:45 Qigong

Breakfast and Herbs

11:00 Talk: ‘Superfood Nutrition’

Lunch

   

Relax and Spa Treatments

6:30 pm Dinner and Herbs – Last Herbs

19:30 "Kindness Meditation"



Day 7

7:45 Qigong

     

Breakfast

11:00 Talk: ‘The Direct Path To Deep Inner Peace’

Lunch

     

Relax and Spa Treatments

18:30 Dinner

19:30 Restorative Yoga



Day 8

7:45 Qigong

Breakfast

10:00 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.

11:00 Closing Circle

12:30 Lunch

End of journey

YOUR NEXT JOURNEY IN BALI
After completing the retreat, you may want to challenge yourself to explore other locations in Bali or simply to self pamper yourself, enjoying the spa treatments.

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