Testimonials for Vivienne O’Brien

Our guest’s words of recognition… Thank you!

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A perfect setting to rest and recharge. The attention to detail is amazing and helps to make this a deeply relaxing + spiritual experience. Everything is taken care of – Thank you to all the lovely staff at Kumara. I sincerely hope to be back very soon! I will miss the gentle sounds of the forest, the lush green and the wonderful warmth! Namaste, Fran.

Fran, Australia


We had been before and liked it so much, we returned and found it even better – rooms improved – food raised to very high standard, overall excellent, we plan to keep returning at least once a year.

Roger, Turks & Caicos Islands


It was a great week of Yoga at a retreat in a tropical rainforest overlooking the rice fields in Ubud. I liked the spiritual rituals. Spa was awesome, food devine. True rejuvenation to body and soul. Thank you Vivienne and the team!!!! P.S. First night dessert in the mansion over the Balinese Customs was very special!

Inna, Australia


We both thoughly enjoyed our” pure yoga” retreat experience at Kumara Sakti. Thank you to all the fabulous, friendly, gracious staff who looked after us so well answered on many questions, nourished us with sensational meals, massage and pampered us at the spa with their with their beautiful energies and hands. Kumara Sakti resort is a beautiful place. we loved being on our balcony, able to just sit and rest, surrounded by lush and impressive gardens and views. A definite high light was the early morning trek up to Batur volcano area watch the sun come up. Doing our morning yoga here on the balcony/ terrace was magical, as was listening to Wayan chant a beautiful, moving prayer. Terima kasih banyak.

Ravi & Sophie, Australia


If you want a total escape from your busy, stressful life, and want to indulge your self in your love yoga, and develop a greater understanding of it, then this retreat is for you. You will also experience the real Bali. The spiritual, special area of ubud and the hills. enjoy relaxing spa treatments, lovely walks through rice field, bike rides and visits to ancient villages. A yoga sessions at sunrise looking out over the volcano is wondrous. The food is truly wonderful too. But most of all you get plenty of free time!

Christine, Australia


The entire experience has been amazing!

Kirsten, Australia


A beautiful setting, great service and magnificent food. Overall a wonderful yoga experience and a wonderful Bali experience.

Cara, Australia


Bliss…. I loved the food, not having to decide from a menu, beautifully presented + delicious. Balinese people are excellent at service. The retreat has idyllic views across a river to jungle/ nice paddies seen from our room, the yoga studio and the pool.

Kath, Australia


The accommodation and Kumara are faultless and pride in themselves an ideal “retreat” from the world outside. Vivienne is a masterful teacher who will unquestionably guide any persons yoga practice, irrespective of what discipline you have previously followed.

Ragni, Australia


1. Great initiation to yoga from a very competent and experienced teacher in a relaxing & breath taking. beautiful setting supported by genuinely friendly balinese staff. 2. Activities are designed to give everyone a possibility to discover the full beauty of bali first hand. 3. Spiritual experience & relaxation was best I have had thus far, the right balance to take away whatever one desires.

Michael, Australia


ON OUR CALENDAR

With Dr. Aparna & Irina Verwer, Live healthier, happier and grow younger the Ayurveda way. Longevity is one of the aims of Ayurveda. Aging is natural process but there is a lot we can do to make it smoother, to maintain good health and prevent illness.

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With Jo Amor
In today’s modern world we accumulate stress, tension and fatigue in our bodies, which over time can leave us feeling depleted and overwhelmed by life.

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With Jean Labbé
The Bodhynosis technique induces an effortless deep meditative state in just a few seconds allowing for instant inner peace, provides tools to find balance and deal with stress and pain, improves sleep and overall health.

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With Maxine Yeates
Often in our busy lives we find it challenging to find stillness and this can leave us feeling depleted, drained and lacking vitality and joy.

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With Iyan Yaspriyana
This retreat is designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self, practice daily meditation and soft yoga while enjoying a unique and relaxing Balinese vacation.

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With Wayan Partawan
This journey of 7 days and 6 nights is designed to go deeper in the yoga and meditation practice and discover Bali.

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With Iyan Yaspriyana
If you enjoy walking and hiking, this retreat is a real treat for you. During the week, you will discover Bali on foot as we will take you on different walks every day. In addition to these exhilarating treks, you will enjoy daily yoga or meditation, spiritual rituals, spa treatments, healthy food and much more. Truly a wonderful way to get to know this beautiful island.

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With Martine Bounet, this week is about balance. On one hand, the yoga and meditation will bring you closer to the Self, on the other we do not forget to have fun and play also, to enjoy and indulge ourselves.

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With Iyan Yaspriyana and Claude Chouinard
This retreat/workshop is designed to discover the hidden passions within, to draft a fresh road map and to learn how to reach our most valuable dreams.

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With Irina Verwer
Every once in a while, you might feel like you’re stuck in a pattern that does not really serve you. For you, this pattern might be working too much, always caring for others without taking care of yourself, or maybe you are being overly critical and harsh towards yourself.

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With Irina Verwer
So often in our daily lives, we’re busy doing. Maybe we are working too much, or we are always caring for others without taking care of ourselves, or maybe we are being overly critical and harsh towards ourselves.

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With Karina Chavez Galnares
This retreat is designed to bring your energy levels back up, to give time to recharge the batteries, to forget the busy daily routine for a while and connect with yourself in a more conscious way.

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With Jan Green
This retreat is your time for rejuvenation, nurturing and reconnecting with your true self, for laughing and having fun with life! Experience the powerful energy of Bali and a teacher dedicated to your transformation.

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