Discovering Audacious Love retreat

With Mary Jo Mc Veigh

In this innovative and unique retreat you will experience a spirit journey navigated along the compass called love. Mary Jo will lead you in profound and creative exercises, reflections and meditations which will unlock loves potential.

You will listen to and reflect on the wisdom of several spiritual traditions: Celtic mysticism, Sufi poetry, contemplative philosophy, Buddhist teachings. These beautiful reflections are not done from the intellect but experienced through the heart.

You will engage in fun and creative exercises of love that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and resourced long after you leave the retreat center.

You will take part in work of love in the local community as a gesture of deep gratitude for all that life has bestowed upon you.

You will feel love, you will be loved and you will return love.

You retreat leader:
Mary Jo Mary Jo Mc Veigh
Mary Jo Mc Veigh BSSC(Hons) MSW is the founder and director of Cara House, Centre for Resilience and Recovery, located in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Honours degree in social science in 1983 and worked in her community of North Belfast before returning to university and completing a Master Degree in Social Work in 1986. She is a trained trauma therapist and an accredited mental health social worker.  Mary Jo has presented at national and international conferences and published in professional journals on her work. She recently published her most recent book Discovering Audacious Love. Read more about Mary Jo

wayan Wayan Parta, assistant and yoga instructor
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.

 

All-inclusive retreat

  • Transfers to/from airport/ south Bali area
  • 6 days/ 5 nights' accommodation
  • Daily ‘Audacious Love’ exercises, reflections and meditations
  • Daily morning yoga sessions with Wayan
  • All meals
  • Sunrise Yoga at Batur Volcano
  • Bike ride from Kintamani to Ubud
  • Day of silence
  • Rice field walk with organic lunch
  • Purification cleansing ritual at Tirta Empul
  • Balinese Offering Class
  • Two Spa treatments
  • Government tax and service
Price

The price is inclusive of everything described above
The tuition fee is calculated in Indonesian Rupiah
Use the following exchange converter for today's accurate rates.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

Currency Single Twin/per person
Indonesian Rupiah
(fixed rate)
IDR 18,750,000 IDR 15,350,000
AUD$
approximately
± AUD$ 1,815 ± AUD$ 1,486

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

"Discovering Audacious Love” retreat for 6 days and 5 nights


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 ‘DISCOVERING AUDACIOUS LOVE’ SESSIONS

In writing Discovering Audacious Love Mary Jo realized that somehow we all have to navigate our way through life and what better way to do so then by the compass called love.

The four points of the navigational compass of love are:

  • Love as a feeling
  • Love as an ethic
  • Love as a practice
  • Love as a presence

In this innovative and unique retreat you will experience a spirit journey navigated along these points. Mary Jo will lead you in profound and creative exercises, reflections and meditations which will unlock loves potential.

You will listen to and reflect on the wisdom of several spiritual traditions: Celtic mysticism, Sufi poetry, contemplative philosophy, Buddhist teachings. These beautiful reflections are not done from the intellect but experienced through the heart.

You will engage in fun and creative exercises of love that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and resourced long after you leave the retreat center.

MEALS

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

SPA TREATMENTS

Part of your journey is enjoying the luxury of our skilled therapist’s treatments. Inclusive in this retreat package is a Herbal Massage or a facial and a famous Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara Massage. Other treatments are available onsite. You may wish to view our spa menu.


PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday

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.

17:30 Retreat opening and blessing

19.00: Dinner

 

Day 2 - Monday - LOVE AS A FEELING

07:00 Yoga program with Wayan (1 hour)

   

08:00 Body journey – Love as a Feeling

09:00 Breakfast

12:30 Lunch

Free time

16:30 Heart opening and ecomap & explain temple ceremony (1.5 hour)

18:00 Dinner (bring your sarong and white shirt for the ceremony)

19:00 Prepare yourself with the mantra and leave for temple

Evening meditation and purification ritual

tirta empul  melukat  praying

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 3 - Tuesday - LOVE AS A PRESENCE (DAY OF SILENCE)

07:00 Yoga program with Wayan (1 hour)

08:00 Excerpt from book, meditation, mandala, instructions for the day

09:00 Breakfast in own room

12:30 Lunch in own room

17:30 Meditation on the discovery of the day, Tibetan bowl and gong session

19:00 Dinner in own room

 

Day 4 - Wednesday - LOVE AS AN ETHIC

Silence remains until breakfast

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

mount batur    lake batur

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

07:00  Excerpt from book - Notice your beliefs and thoughts today

07:30 Breakfast and end of silence

Return to Ubud

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

     

Lunch at the resort

17:30 Ethics jigsaw & Discussion

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 5 - Thursday LOVE AS AN ACTION

07:00 Yoga program with Wayan (1 hour)

08:00 Excerpt from book & meditation on action, instructions for the day

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Acts of Love activity (community work 3 hrs) / combined with rice field walk

rice fields   

Organic lunch surrounded by rice fields

17:30 evening gathering for discussion and gratitude exercise

19:00 Cocktails in the living area

20:00 Farewell dinner

 

Day 6 - Friday

07:00 Yoga program with Wayan (1 hour)

08:00 Putting it all together

09:00 Light Breakfast

10:00 Balinese Offering Class and closing ceremony

   

11:00 Farewell brunch

12:00 Check out and end of the retreat

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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