Women’s Mindfulness Retreat

Women’s Mindfulness Retreat

The purpose of this retreat is to learn to use the skills of mindfulness to restore your sense  of balance and equanimity. Leave the human race behind and cultivate a sense of inner, abiding peace and contentment.

Your retreat leader:

Tammie Day Tammie Day is a counsellor and group facilitator of 17 years. She runs retreats and workshops throughout Australasia and has a particular interest in the positive psychology movement, Buddhism and cultivating mindfulness. She weaves these ideas throughout her retreats and workshops, to provide you with tools to create lasting change and happiness in your life.
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Retreat Inclusion

  • 5 nights of comfortable accommodations
  • Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • 1 included pre-booked luxury Spa treatment – 110 minutes – includes massage, exfoliation and rose petal bath
  • All meditation instruction – morning & evening workshop sessions
  • Trip to Gunung Batur volcano for sunrise yoga and meditation
  • View the famous Ceking Rice Terraces
  • Purification ritual at Tirta Empul – a very sacred place
  • Guided walk & lunch in the rice paddies at Sari Organic restaurant
  • Silence day
  • Balinese Offering Class
  • Airport transfers to and from the resort 
  • Tax and service fees

Optional extra’s 

  • Morning yoga classes with Wayan Partawan
  • Visit to a traditional Balinese Healer
  • Closing dinner at one of Bali’s best restaurants
  • Additional spa treatments

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 18,500,000 IDR 16,000,000
US$
approximately
± US$ 1,618 ± US$ 1,400
AU$
approximately
± AU$ 1,791 ± AU$ 1,549

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


Testimonials previous retreats

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 WORKSHOPS

Soothe your Soul, Calm your Mind, and Relax your Body with 5 Days and Nights in tropical paradise.

Mindfulness refers to the practice of remembering to bring attention to present moment experience in a non-judgmental and open-minded manner. Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years in spiritual traditions and in the last 40 years practices similar to mindfulness have been used in a number of psychotherapies. In the last 15 years mindfulness practices have become increasingly popular in contemporary psychology and in the literature related to this contemporary use, mindfulness is considered as a meditation practice, a coping skill and a mode of being. Mindfulness can be learnt individually or within group settings and is not limited to any one particular mental, emotional or spiritual approach. During this retreat Mindfulness will be explored from both a Buddhist and psychological perspective, making it useful to people who live modern busy lives. Perfect for new or beginning practitioners.

This retreat provides you with the opportunity to find peace in a frantic world.

Mindfulness is a form of mental trainings. It is NOT:

  • a religion, although there may be a spiritual element to the practice.
  • about sitting cross-legged on the floor (but you can if you want to), chairs will be provided at every session.
  • about emptying your mind, it’s about tuning in and becoming more aware or “awake” to what is.
  • complicated, nor is it about success or failure. Every persons experience is unique to them and cannot be compared.

This retreat will provide you with the tools necessary to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday living.

How This Wellness Retreat May Benefit You:
1. Quieten the mind and bring awareness to the way you think about life
2. Explore and deepen your meditation practice
3. Relax and refresh
4. Deeply rest and rejuvenate
5. Take peaceful time away from usual routine and surroundings
6. Start to become a human ‘being’, instead of a human ‘doing’
7. Embark on a journey of self-discovery
8. Develop ways of introducing mindfulness into your everyday routine
9. Set your priorities thereby changing or reinforcing your outlook on life
10. Find a community of like-minded people

This retreat is designed to support busy women to slow down and connect with themselves, in beautiful locations, in a fun and supportive way, whilst in the company of other like-minded women.

THE MEALS

All your meals are included and most are served at the resort.

Our chefs are experienced and eager to offer you the freshest and most tasteful and healthy meals. From our "table d'hôte" you may choose to eat vegetarian or non vegetarian meals. Just like at a friend's place, there are no menus, yet we make sure to know what you like and dislike!

Meals are served either in the jungle dining room or in the privacy of your own balcony table.

SPA TREATMENTS

During your retreat you will enjoy a 110 min. Mandi Lulur – Floral Bath
17th century Javanese royal treatment. A traditional body massage followed by a body scrub with turmeric, sandal wood and rice powder, an exfoliation of yogurt to eliminate toxins, and a fragrant blossom bath!
A true royal treatment!

Other treatments are available on site, you may wish to view the spa menu
PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday

Check in from 2 pm

4.00 – 5.30 PM – Overview of retreat and introductory session. Setting your intentions for the week.

*IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR ARRIVE AT THE RESORT IN TIME TO ATTEND.

  • Coming here now
  • The four domains of mindfulness
  • Setting your personal intentions for the week
  • Introductions and housekeeping

Meditation

7 PM - Opening night dinner

 

Day 2 - Monday

07:00 - Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)

08:00 - Breakfast

09.30 – 11.30 AM - Morning workshop

Waking up to the Auto-pilot
This session helps you to see the auto-pilot at work and encourages you to explore what happens when you wake up.

  • Explore the 7 characteristics of ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ modes of mind.
  • Understand the benefits of using mindfulness
  • Start to use habit releasers
  • Mindfulness of breath and body
  • Mindful Eating

12:00 – Lunch

Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time

16:00 – 17.30 - Afternoon workshop

Attitudes, Skills and hindrances in Meditation

  • It’s not about ‘tuning out’ it’s about ‘tuning in’
  • Explore the attitudes and skills necessary for practicing mindfulness
  • Know the 5 hinderances
  • Develop some tools to manage the wandering mind

Yoga

19.00 Dinner

20:00 – 20:30 After Dinner Meditation

Keeping Your body in Mind

This after dinner session uses body scan meditation to help explore the difference between thinking about sensation and experiencing it. Many of us spend so much time living ‘in our heads’ that we almost forget about the world experienced directly through our senses. The body scan meditation helps to train your mind so you can focus your attention directly on your bodily sensations without judging or analysing what you find. This helps you to see, ever more clearly, when the mind has begun to wander away by itself, so that you gradually learn to ‘taste’ the difference between the ‘thinking mind’ and the ‘sensing mind’. Body scan can also be used to create an experience of deep relaxation. Lovely to do just before bed.

 

Day 3 - Tuesday

05:00 – Departure for Gunung Batur – Bali’s most spectacular volcano

Witnessing the sunrise of the volcano Batur during a meditation session is an incredible experience. Following the meditaton session, we serve breakfast and by 08:30 we are ready return to the resort.

batur

12:30 Lunch at Kumara Sakti

Spa Treatments or healer visit or free time

16:00 – 17.30 - Afternoon workshop

Mindful Movement

Use the practice of mindful walking and being in your body to help the mind to continue the process of re-integrating with the body. You’ll gradually learn that the body is exquisitely sensitive to emerging unsettling feelings when you are becoming too goal focussed – and this allows you to see how tense, angry or unhappy you become when things don’t turn out the way you want. It’s an early warning system of profound power and significance that allows you to head off problems before they gain unstoppable momentum.

17:30 Preparation for day of silence tomorrow & trip to Tirta Empul.

19.00 Dinner

 

Day 4 - Wednesday

07.30 – Group Meditation – start of day of silence

8 AM - Breakfast

12:00 Lunch – provided to your room, so you can stay centred in silence and peace

16:00 – End of day of silence. Gathering for afternoon tea and reflection on day of silence, includes preparation for Tirta Empul.

17:30 Light Dinner

18:30 – 21:30 Purification Ritual at 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.

purification

 

Day 5 - Thursday

07:00 - Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)

08:00 - Breakfast

09.30 – 11.00 AM - Morning workshop

Re-Balancing our Lives

Explore the close connection between our daily routines, behaviour and mood. When we are stressed and exhausted we often give up the things that ‘nourish’ us to make time for the more ‘pressing’ and ‘important’ things. Begin to use meditation to help you make skillful choices, so you can do more of the things that nourish you, and limit the downside of the those things that drain and deplete your inner resources. This will help you to enter a virtuous cycle that leads to greater creativity, resilience and the ability to enjoy life spontaneously as it is, rather than how you wish it to be.

11:30 AM - Morning activity - Walking the rice fields of Bali

This morning, we will take you on a gentle nature walk, first through a small village (Sakti) and then we will follow the rice field’s path all the way to Sari Organic where a delicious lunch will be served.

ricefield

Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time

16:00 – 17.30 PM – Afternoon workshop

Loving Kindness and Compassion

Learn about the Tibetan concept of ‘Tonglen’, or ‘giving and taking’. Find out how loving kindness can be used to manage difficult situations and relationships. Anxiety, stresses and worries will still come, but they are more likely to melt way as you learn to meet them with kindness.

19:00 Closing Dinner – Bridges Restaurant – Ubud (additional cost)

 

Day 6 - Friday

07:00  Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)

08:00 Morning Meditation

09:00 Substantial Farewell breakfast

10.00 - 11:30 Balinese Offering Class

The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life for every Balinese. This interesting class is to help you understand the construction of the simplest offering and to explain the meaning behind the ritual.

Banten

Following the offering class, you will take these offerings to the resort temple and offer them to the Balinese Gods. Allow the process to leave you feeling cleansed and purified ready to join the world again!

12:00 PM End of the program 
              If you are leaving today, we can take you to your next destination 
              If you are staying longer with us… enjoy!
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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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